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Frequently Asked Questions related to Audio for my Home Cinema

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Can I play movie sound of Dolby Digital plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS HD, and button sounds simultaneously?
Can I place a speaker near a TV or projector?
What kind of hi-resolution / lossless audio format does BDV-NV support?
Why do I occasionally hear audience cheering or hand-clapping when listening to the Digital Music Arena mode?
Why does it seem like I can hear a difference in sound effects whenever I play different tracks and select ClearAudio+?
What kind of content is suitable for the Cinema Studio 9.1ch sound mode?
What kind of content is suitable for the Digital Music Arena sound mode?
What kind of content is suitable for the Philharmonic hall sound mode?
What kind of content is suitable for the football (narration ON) sound mode?
What kind of content is suitable for the football (narration OFF) sound mode?
The sound does not match the pictures on my TV screen.
There is no sound coming from the home theatre system when it is connected to the cable box with an HDMI cable.

Can I play movie sound of Dolby Digital plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS HD, and button sounds simultaneously?
Audio data, such as button sounds and commentaries, are separated from the movie file data. To output them at the same time, you will need to set [BD Audio MIX Setting] to [On]. You can mix the button sounds with Dolby Digital plus / Dolby TrueHD sound, while DTS-HD mixes the button sounds with DTS-HD Core sound.

Can I place a speaker near a TV or projector?
Yes, it's no problem when using a LCD TV or Plasma display. However, it may result in colour unevenness when a speaker is placed near a CRT-based TV or projector.
If the speakers are used with a CRT-based TV or projector, install the speakers at least 30 centimetres from the TV set. If a colour irregularity would appear, and persist, turn off the TV set once, and then turn it on again after waiting between 15 to 30 minutes.
NOTE: Make sure that no magnetic object (such as magnetic latch on a TV stand, health care device, toy, etc.) is placed near the speakers.

What kind of hi-resolution / lossless audio format does BDV-NV support?
The BDV-NV-series support AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, DSD (DSF, DSDIFF) and WAV.

Why do I occasionally hear audience cheering or hand-clapping when listening to the Digital Music Arena mode?
Digital music arena is a special sound mode which tries to simulate the acoustic sound characteristic of the O2 London Arena. It will analyse your music and enhance particular content (such as audience cheering) in order to let you have a richer listening experience of the O2 arena concert hall; without actually being there.

Why does it seem like I can hear a difference in sound effects whenever I play different tracks and select ClearAudio+?
ClearAudio+ is a special sound mode that automatically optimizes the balance of frequencies in the music track that is currently playing, to deliver the best possible sound listening experience. Because each music track is being individually analysed, it may result in a different sound effect is selected to optimize the sound.

What kind of content is suitable for the Cinema Studio 9.1ch sound mode?
This sound mode is recommended when you want to enjoy movies with a theatre-like sound experience.

What kind of content is suitable for the Digital Music Arena sound mode?
This sound mode is recommended when you want to enjoy your favourite concert video / audio track with a live concert-like sound experience.

What kind of content is suitable for the Philharmonic hall sound mode?
This sound mode is recommended when you want to enjoy your favourite live Orchestra video / audio track.

What kind of content is suitable for the football (narration ON) sound mode?
This sound mode is recommended when you want to enjoy football matches with commentary sound.

What kind of content is suitable for the football (narration OFF) sound mode?
This sound mode is recommended when you want to enjoy football matches without any commentary voice.

The sound does not match the pictures on my TV screen.
If the sound does not match the pictures on the TV screen, try one of these options:

1) When the sound is later than the picture: adjust A/V SYNC to 0 ms for best results.
2) When the sound is earlier than the picture: adjust A/V SYNC from 0 ms to 300 ms in 25 ms increments.

NOTE: Please refer to the section called "Adjusting the delay between the picture and sound" in the operating instructions for the setting method of A/V SYNC.

The audio and video does not match when watching TV from the set-top box through the home theatre system.
Connect the audio cables from the cable set-top box or satellite receiver directly to the home theatre system.

There is no sound coming from the home theatre system when it is connected to the cable box with an HDMI cable.
If there is no sound does output, try these one of these options:

    • Connect the HDMI cable from the cable box [HDMI OUT] to the home theatre system port [HDMI IN1].
    • Connect another HDMI cable from the home theatre system [HDMI OUT] to the [HDMI IN1] port of your TV.
    • Change the function of home theatre system to HDMI1. Then set the INPUT of your TV to HDMI1.
  1. Set [Audio Output] to [Speaker] or [Speaker + HDMI]
  2. Press the TV ßà Audio button on the remote controller of the speakers