Originally Posted by bearcatscott
I have been recording Hawaii Five-O from 7.1 and have noticed on playback from my DVR that I can barely hear the dialogue from the front speakers in my DD5.1 setup. The back channels seem to be drowning out the everything. When a commercial comes on the sound is fine and other shows seem to be fine. Is anyone else experiencing this? I haven't tried to record the show from 12.1 because it doesn't broadcast in 5.1.
Yes, I have been bothered by this as well, for the entire season.
I have no surround setup. I listen in "normal" two-channel stereo, either through the TV's built in speakers or through my stereo system.
The dialog is VERY hard to understand. It sounds as if the background sounds and music are swamping out the dialog.
If I listen to the audio through my (two channel) stereo system the dialog is easier to understand than it is through the TV's speakers.
I think something must be out of whack with the surround encoding, either in the network feed or at the local station.
Any suggestions about what might be causing the problem, or who to contact to find out?