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Center Channel Dialog low muffled

Originally Posted by hammerdwn View Post
ABC audio- Seems like every year I complain. Here we go again... Are they using "circle surround" for prime time and KXTV is converting to 5.1DD? Why is the center channel dialogue so muffled? Sometimes I can barely make out the dialog during the shows like-
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Once Upon A Time

The commercials during these programs seem fine, the local KXTV news seems fine, and all the 150 other Tv channels I have seem fine. I have turned the center channel on my system up and it doesn't seem to help. Do I go back to R/L analog - Pro Logic just to hear ABC prime time shows clearly?

Sorry to dig up the past, but the issue continues. Center channel dialog is muffled and low, bass is over bearing, background music/sound effects have a reverb echo distortion like a cave. Add shows like "What would you do" and "20/20" to the problem. Don't ever have this on "Jimmy Kimmel".

I have noticed, just within the past several weeks, that I am now having a very similar issue on many (but not all) shows on the Investigation Discovery channel. The difference is these programs don't have background music/sound effects that have the reverb echo distortion like a cave thing. I can rewind the show and have verified the level of the center channel dialog is in the file (it's not my surround system faltering).
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