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Forum: Soundbars   09-10-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,846
Posted By drfreeman60
Most of the Sony and Vizio soundbars are...

Most of the Sony and Vizio soundbars are excellent on voice. Four or five years ago JVC excelled in excellent vocal dynamics but I don't even know if they are still in business. Panasonic...
Forum: Soundbars   09-10-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By drfreeman60
Makes sense to me. When I lived in a home...

Makes sense to me. When I lived in a home instead of a condo we listened to music and TV only through the front speakers and had things change to full surround for home theater. When we moved to a...
Forum: Soundbars   09-10-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By drfreeman60
Depending on the size of the room and how far you...

Depending on the size of the room and how far you sit from the TV/Soundbar, you may be hard pressed to hear any difference in a sound decoding preference from either bar. One soundbar may sound...
Forum: Soundbars   09-10-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By drfreeman60
This unit is well past its expiration date. Time...

This unit is well past its expiration date. Time to move on.
Forum: Soundbars   09-10-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By drfreeman60
Make sure all of the devices are set to output...

Make sure all of the devices are set to output PCM. It is possible that the Vizio soundbar may not accept bit stream.


If that is the case, reverse the HDMI inputs for the Fire and FIOS and see...
Forum: Soundbars   09-10-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By drfreeman60
Typically a television over the fireplace is...

Typically a television over the fireplace is considered a bad spot for viewing. However, if that is your only or best spot, the soundbar brackets typically will allow you to mount the soundbar flush...
Forum: Soundbars   09-01-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By drfreeman60
Cheryl's variable mute is exactly what the OP is...

Cheryl's variable mute is exactly what the OP is looking for (just like the Kenwood integrated amp that I purchased in 1977). I have seen lots of soundbars including some 2K models form Yamaha (I...
Forum: Soundbars   09-01-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By drfreeman60
Go to Pioneer's web site and look for tech...

Go to Pioneer's web site and look for tech support. This sounds like an issue reported early on with the SB23w. I am not sure if there is an overall fix, but you never know. Maybe they might offer...
Forum: Soundbars   09-01-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,702
Posted By drfreeman60
Okay. I have not heard this soundbar. I go and...

Okay. I have not heard this soundbar. I go and listen to a lot of soundbars and speakers. If you read this forum over the last six or seven years, there have been persistent problems with Samsung...
Forum: Soundbars   09-01-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By drfreeman60
There are a number of things to consider. ...

There are a number of things to consider.


Room size. Your room is pretty good size. To get good sound from your 5.1 system might not mean having the speakers placed against the walls. In...
Forum: Community News & Polls   09-01-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,385
Posted By drfreeman60
I voted no, but I wish there would have been an...

I voted no, but I wish there would have been an "I don't know". I have looked at both and seen both 1080p plasma, LCD and OLED properly calibrated. However, I have never seen a properly calibrated...
Forum: Soundbars   08-28-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By drfreeman60
Back in the 1970's Kenwood included an attenuator...

Back in the 1970's Kenwood included an attenuator feature on their integrated amplifiers but not on their receivers. This cut the output by exactly 10db, which nominally corresponds to one half of...
Forum: Soundbars   08-21-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By drfreeman60
A soundbar may be a good option. However, I...

A soundbar may be a good option. However, I don't know of a wireless soundbar that you could mount away from your television. The soundbar would need to be connected to the television to receive an...
Forum: Soundbars   08-20-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By drfreeman60
The Vizio is a very good soundbar and yes, the...

The Vizio is a very good soundbar and yes, the rep is 100% correct, those speakers will not play in another room.


Those are surround speakers. They will only play the surround signals from sent...
Forum: Soundbars   08-20-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By drfreeman60
In theory, HDMI should deliver the most bang for...

In theory, HDMI should deliver the most bang for the buck as it is capable of delivering higher quality audio formats.


However, depending on what you are connecting to, it may make little...
Forum: Soundbars   08-20-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By drfreeman60
I have been a fan of Hsu sub-woofers for over ten...

I have been a fan of Hsu sub-woofers for over ten years. Very accurate and very easy to place plus amazing low frequency response. They don't beat you up. For the same money as I paid for the...
Forum: Soundbars   08-19-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By drfreeman60
I have now lived with the Sound Sommeliers for a...

I have now lived with the Sound Sommeliers for a little over three months and continue to be thrilled by the sound. These remain a viable alternative to soundbars for those with little space as well...
Forum: Soundbars   08-19-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By drfreeman60
Volume leveling is not done very well on most...

Volume leveling is not done very well on most soundbars. Dialog enhancement is done better on some than on others.


Sony and Panasonic seem to have a good handle on dialog enhancement.


I...
Forum: Soundbars   08-19-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By drfreeman60
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-hd-radio-tabl...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-hd-radio-tabletop-radio-black/4635744.p?id=1218505477073&skuId=4635744


This is a nice FM / FM HD tuner. I have one connected to the analog inputs of a...
Forum: Soundbars   08-19-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By drfreeman60
I haven't listened to the new Sony soundbars. ...

I haven't listened to the new Sony soundbars. Based on past experience, all have decent sound and all are easy to use. Pick the one that fits your budget and your needs. When you have it away from...
Forum: Soundbars   08-18-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By drfreeman60
Does your remote offer a level for the sub? If...

Does your remote offer a level for the sub? If not, you are stuck.


You may try repositioning of the sub.
Forum: Soundbars   08-18-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 762
Posted By drfreeman60
Return it from whence you purchased the device. ...

Return it from whence you purchased the device. There is no such thing as a shop or demo mode for a sound bar. Your unit is broken.
Forum: Soundbars   08-18-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By drfreeman60
To troubleshoot, start with one and only one...

To troubleshoot, start with one and only one device.


Try each device individually, one at a time to insure that each device is capable of working with the soundbar.


Try the devices on the...
Forum: Soundbars   08-18-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By drfreeman60
I have a Vizio soundbar which I have donated to...

I have a Vizio soundbar which I have donated to my company's large conference room and when you turn off both sound processing modes you are experiencing zero sound processing. This is direct video...
Forum: Soundbars   08-18-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By drfreeman60
You could try, but logic says no to both...

You could try, but logic says no to both questions. As this is a wireless sub-woofer, you would need to tell the electronics that links the soundbar to continue to search for a second woofer after...
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