Originally Posted by unbiased
Well I came searching for the 47LW5600 forums to see if anyone has had issues with the sound (speakers or audio amps) going bad on their LG sets? I just noticed that my 47LW5600 set is distorting now on what seems to be the left channel speaker. It comes out as if under water. Sort of gurgling sounding and particularly with audio content with bass in it. I noticed it a few days ago and thought it was just my TWRR cable signal bad signal quality on certain channels. But tonight I noticed it on more channels. This gurgling underwater distortion is just happening on the TV Speakers itself. The same HDMI signal feed that goes to and through my SONY ES recevier plays fine. I don't always listen to TV through my big surround sound rig (to save money on electric bills) so I use the TV speakers most of the time for non Hi-Fi programs (like news).
The set was purchased in Dec 2011 and it is only about 9 months old! I was so happy with this 47LW5600 set but now I am disappointed that it is not reliable. Used daily with low volume level, never blasting it through the speakers (not that it plays that loud if you turn it up anyway). But to me, it sounds like the amplifier chip has blown out and failing or the speaker itself self destructed and is creating the distorted audio.
Anyone else have a problem with the built in speaker sound? I am wondering if it is a common failure point or I just got bad luck on my set.
Today I am having a problem with the TV sound.
It was working as usual with sound going thru the receiver and TV speakers off. Now, I can't get the sound to go thru the receiver. If I go to input, TV, press red button for Simplink, it is turned on but, all options are greyed out.
So now there is no way to switch from the TV speakers and send sound to the receiver.
Is there any way to turn Simplink back to where the choices are not greyed out ?
How do I have the receiver to play TV sound ?
Sound from all other inputs such as Roku, Pandora are working OK. Have Harmony One remote and can still control everything except sound from OTA TV.
Have already gone thru the "Hard reset".Edited by COMPUTIAC - 9/3/12 at 10:21am