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View cantrbury eagle's Profile cantrbury eagle Flag Canterbury 31 Mar 20 9.20pm Send a Private Message to cantrbury eagle Add cantrbury eagle as a friend

With the recent lockdown I have been watching a lot of films and box sets. I must be getting old as half the time I miss what is being said and there seems to be loads of background noise. I have tried to adjust settings on my tv but am spending half the programmes making adjustments. Has anyone got best advice about sound bars or extra speakers. I just want be able to hear what is being said.

 

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View Apollofuzz's Profile Apollofuzz Flag Looking into the Future 31 Mar 20 9.26pm Send a Private Message to Apollofuzz Add Apollofuzz as a friend

Sometimes it doesn't matter the sound is rubbish so we find the best thing to do is rewind and put the subtitles on for that bit. Sorry cant help with sound bars good luck.

 


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View leejaneagles's Profile leejaneagles Flag 31 Mar 20 10.08pm Send a Private Message to leejaneagles Add leejaneagles as a friend

Itís because no matter the advancements of modern tech and how slick and waiver thin TVís are, they canít replicate having a big speaker in the back with a lot of room for sound.

I canít recommend a sound bar but they should remedy the problem. Iíd usually say head to Richer Sounds as they seem really knowledgeable on this stuff, at least the one in Reigate actually sold me a cheaper but better TV than the one I went in to buy. Donít trust stores like PC World etc.

In this current lockdown world, Iíd say research online or if the Richer Sounds website has live chat maybe ask specifically for a sound bar that wonít break the bank, you just want to hear voices clearly and hopefully they wonít oversell you.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 31 Mar 20 11.04pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

In your settings is their an option called clear speech / clear sound or something like that. It is specifically for better quality speech.

 


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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 31 Mar 20 11.24pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by leejaneagles

Itís because no matter the advancements of modern tech and how slick and waiver thin TVís are, they canít replicate having a big speaker in the back with a lot of room for sound.

I canít recommend a sound bar but they should remedy the problem. Iíd usually say head to Richer Sounds as they seem really knowledgeable on this stuff, at least the one in Reigate actually sold me a cheaper but better TV than the one I went in to buy. Donít trust stores like PC World etc.

In this current lockdown world, Iíd say research online or if the Richer Sounds website has live chat maybe ask specifically for a sound bar that wonít break the bank, you just want to hear voices clearly and hopefully they wonít oversell you.

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Sound bars are way clearer than TV speakers and Richer can be trusted

 

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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 01 Apr 20 6.54am Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

You may find that even a sound bar won't sort this. The reason modern sound quality is poorer is because of the way they record it these days, according to a friend of mine who is a leading Gaffer in the film industry. (Yes, I know that's lighting, but he's on sets at the sharp end).

Apparently,it's all down to the fact that they use modern directional mikes from a distance, which also pick up extraneous sounds or hidden clothing mikes which are generally muffled by the fabric, but which permit the actors to move about far more freely.

In the olden days of an overhead mike on a boom you got better sounds but less action.

 


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View MKCPFC's Profile MKCPFC Flag Spain/MK 01 Apr 20 8.53am Send a Private Message to MKCPFC Add MKCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by cantrbury eagle

With the recent lockdown I have been watching a lot of films and box sets. I must be getting old as half the time I miss what is being said and there seems to be loads of background noise. I have tried to adjust settings on my tv but am spending half the programmes making adjustments. Has anyone got best advice about sound bars or extra speakers. I just want be able to hear what is being said.

You are not alone , it's just the modern way they make the shows now, subtitles are the answer.
If you have not watched The Soprano's , or gave up on it because you couldn't understand a word they said , watch again with subtitles , just brilliant.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Online Flag 01 Apr 20 9.09am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by becky

You may find that even a sound bar won't sort this.

It won't but it should make the overall sound better.

I used to be an AV aficionado and have about ten grand's worth of AV sound equipment and I still have trouble making out what people are saying sometimes as the actors are mumbling.

Sometimes I wonder if the director actually listens to the finished product.

Oddly enough I have noticed that since the beginning of the coronavirus scare most TV reporters are now out and about on their own without a sound man but holding a mike on the end of a boom and the sound quality is excellent

 

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View mr. apollo's Profile mr. apollo Flag Somewhere in Switzerland 01 Apr 20 9.34am Send a Private Message to mr. apollo Add mr. apollo as a friend

Learn how to lip read! Seriously though on some TV/audio systems you have a setting that can reduce ambient sound, which boosts the voice.

Also if you have settings on the audio try News rather than Cinema as this will boost the voice.

 


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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Online Flag 01 Apr 20 9.39am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend


I find myself making the telly louder and louder then getting blasted back like the old Maxell tape advert when the adverts come on.
Solution: Sky + everything and fast forward over the adverts.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 01 Apr 20 10.05am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

I am afraid I cannot give any technical advice as requested.

What I can report is that on occasions I too have difficulty hearing the television but for the sole reason that my dear wife has a proclivity to speak to me when I am intent on listening to what is being said! I have to tell her to "Pipe down" or words to that effect.Most inconsiderate of her.

 

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View jason7's Profile jason7 Flag croydon 01 Apr 20 10.36am Send a Private Message to jason7 Add jason7 as a friend

i found while watching the wire,that a set of wireless bluetooth earphones helped me follow the plot.

 

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