Originally Posted by Phil17108
If you have any SRS settings in the menu for the TV try them and see if you get what you want.
Thanks for the advice. I'll try that. Is there any likelihood of the TV's SRS conflicting with the sound bar's surround sound settings?
My TV's volume linked to the sound bar last night. I didn't change any settings, but got a new "home theater audio" volume display when using the TV and cable remotes. That didn't happen the night before. My TV's manual mentions auto switching with an HDMI connection, but it isn't very clear. It also say that the default audio can be changed fromTV to home theater, so I'll try that.
I went through the channels last night and found two or three channels (or maybe just the programs) that sounded thin, as if all the sound was coming from the tweeters. I don't know how much audio processing would improve that kind of broadcast, but I'm not going to sweat it. I bought the sound bar mostly for blu-ray, and it has been fantastic for that. I prefer to stick with quality audio sources, rather than relying on processing to turn bad audio into touched-up bad audio.
Originally Posted by generallee
I did not buy this soundbar because of the small 3 inch woofers
I initially thought the same thing, especially since there was a Panasonic sound bar (same brand as my TV) with a separate subwoofer for about the same price (both were open box). I thought the VieraLink feature and the separate sub would be the way to go, but the salesman seemed to think the LG was the better unit. It sounded great in the store, so I went for it.
I'm happy with the sound bar's audio performance. With the subwoofer at a low setting, it gives me plenty of bass for my apartment living room. My son and I watched The Last Airbender
last night, and a few of the scenes thundered nicely. When the ice orb broke out of the frozen lake, I realized that Night mode would be a must. Not bad at all for a first sound bar at under $150. I'm probably looking at another $75 for a Harmony remote, but I was sick of juggling remotes even before the sound bar.