Originally Posted by Nicodimus22
I've never understood why so many people want to run 5.1 sound through their TV before it gets to the receiver, but I see people asking about it all the time. If your only option for audio is using the TV speakers, running the sound to the TV makes sense, but for someone with a surround system (since that is the complaint) why wouldn't you just run all the audio to the receiver directly? As for audio levelling, people are too lazy to change the volume with a remote? Audio is not *supposed* to be all the same volume anyway, it's called dynamics. It's part of the director's intent, just like aspect ratio, film grain, etc.
RE-read my post, CAREFULLY.
First, I wanted the TV to decode and "play" the sound through the TV's own speakers, not send it to the amp (HDMI goes through the amp first, then to the TV).
Second, at night (when everyone else is sleeping), I don't want to run the sound through the AVR, because it's too "booming" (especially low freq's), and then when an idiot ad spokesman comes on during commercials and SHOUTS, it gets really bad, even with the "late night" function on the AVR engaged.
So when the sound levels on one channel is so low that I have to turn the amp up to 70 (out of 99), and the next channel has it blaring so loud that it's too loud even at the 50 setting, you relate that to the directors original intent? Oh, the idiot shouting in the commercials are suppose to wake up the dead?
I don't give a r@ts a@@ what the "directors" original intent was, I don't want to go from normal to blaring when a commercial comes on, or if I change channels.
So, I'm too lazy to quickly mute or turn down the amp every time a commercial comes on? No, the engineers at Samsung were too lazy to do something simple, like decoding Dolby off of the HDMI inputs....
BTW, the "audio leveling" feature I'm talking about, I think, doesn't narrow the dynamic range of the sound per se. I thought it was suppose to keep all incoming content at the same volume level range (i.e. commercials, different channels at the same levels).