Sound bars are the simplest way to add quality sound to the set – up of your home cinema, but some common niggles can ruin the experience. The following common problems might tempt you for calling tv repair toronto, but their solutions will save you both time and money:
The sound bar turns off while playing
If you have a problem with sleeping after a set amount of time with your sound bar, it is likely due to its energy-saving settings. Most sound bars power down if they do not detect an audio signal to prevent them from consuming unnecessary power when they are not being used. Some sound bars, however, are more sensitive than others, and some will power down even when a quiet volume plays audio. Some cheaper sound bars can provide an audio input of only 3.5 mm. Only if your TV or sound bar does not have digital alternatives such as digital optical (Toslink), coaxial or HDMI, we would recommend using this connection.
The sound bar does not sound better than the TV
One complaint you may see frequently, even on top-end sound bars, is that they don’t sound any better than the television they should be connected to. A common reason for this is that the sound bar does not actually play any sound at all, and the television speakers are still doing the whole job. This can happen when you use a set-top box like a Sky or Freeview box to watch TV. Even if your set-top box is connected to your lg TV repair and your TV is connected to your sound bar, it’s not going to be enough at times and you need a direct connection.
This can happen if you use a set-top box that is not connected directly to your sound bar. Depending on the age of your box, you may need to either connect RCA cables directly to your sound bar (the older models are red and white connectors) or use digital optical (newer models) and connect them directly to your sound bar again. To connect to your TV, you will still have to use the Scart or HDMI cable as these will provide the pictures.
No sound from the sound bar
This problem has a few simple solutions. If multiple input plugs are on the back of your sound bar, make sure that your sound bar is set to that input. For example, if your sound bar has multiple optical inputs, make sure that your remote control has selected the correct input.Check that your TV or set-top box settings are compatible with your sound bar if you are sure that your sound bar is set to the right source. This is particularly important with digital connections such as HDMI and optical because not all sound bars can process some newer types of audio–for example, you might have a Blu-ray player set to produce audio in the DTS: X format, but if your sound bar doesn’t support it you might not get any sound at all.
The picture and the sound are out of sync
If your Sky box / disk player / TV box is directly plugged into your sound bar, you can get ahead of the image on your TV with your sound. To prevent this, many modern boxes have a feature, and you will find this in your audio settings menu. Look for a setting called’ Audio Delay’ or similar on the problem-causing box and adjust it notch by notch until you are pleased that your audio and video are perfectly synchronized again.
The sound is quite unnatural
Some sound bars have modes of audio enhancement that change the sound balance. Many newer models have a night mode that turns down certain noises in the next room that are more likely to disturb someone who sleeps. Check that you haven’t activated that mode by using the remote control of your sound bar. Likewise, most sound bars have a dialog-enhancing mode that boosts higher-pitched sounds like speech. It may work well, but on some models our expert audio panel has found that it can make all sound awful. As above, check that you have not accidentally enabled this mode using your remote control.
The sound bar gives static noise
If you’re connecting to your sound bar with a 3.5 mm aux cable, this is probably the culprit. First, ensure that both ends of the cable are inserted in your TV and sound bar fully and securely. In the tangle of wires behind your TV, try and keep the cable clear of other connectors, especially power. This problem can sometimes be solved by simply moving the 3.5 mm cable. If this does not solve the problem, make sure that your TV volume is turned up all the way so that you can directly adjust the volume of the sound bar. This may help as interference is introduced when the volume of source (TV) is low and the volume of output (sound bar) is high.