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Re: Poor audio mix?

Postby MrPeepers » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:24 pm

I have had this exact problem with the vocals playing so low under the effects and music I could understand them at all - found this message board after googleing around and can now report that it was indeed the audio setting of my HD television. While they were singing, I opened the on-screen menu, found the audio settings, witched them around and Bingo! - all fixed! Strange how this show is the only show where it was a problem. The producers ought to know that there are probably a significant portion of viewers who've experienced this issue and believe the fault to be with HBO. But I'm happy now.

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Re: Poor audio mix?

Postby charks » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:07 am

MrPeepers wrote:I have had this exact problem with the vocals playing so low under the effects and music I could understand them at all - found this message board after googleing around and can now report that it was indeed the audio setting of my HD television. While they were singing, I opened the on-screen menu, found the audio settings, witched them around and Bingo! - all fixed! Strange how this show is the only show where it was a problem. The producers ought to know that there are probably a significant portion of viewers who've experienced this issue and believe the fault to be with HBO. But I'm happy now.


Thanks for posting this...I meant to post something similar. After goofing around with the audio settings on my LG set...I finally found a proper bass/treble setting that has helped tremendously. So now I have a custom audio setting that I used only for FotC!

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Re: Poor audio mix?

Postby Nancy » Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:32 am

For those of us with "regular" tvs (not HD), why are we having trouble this season, when we didn't last season? Different sound guy, maybe? Example: In "Prostitute" after the car scene, when Bret's in the foreground and Jemaine is across the street - all of a sudden, the balance is off, and Bret's voice is noticeably louder. Also in Ep 6 when they're jogging and starting to sing, Jemaine's first line singing is basically lost because it's so soft. It's just inconsistent. Thank heavens for closed captioning!

But thanks for the tip for HD users, MrPeepers and charks!
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Re: Poor audio mix?

Postby dandy lyons » Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:47 am

Nancy Hillner wrote:For those of us with "regular" tvs (not HD), why are we having trouble this season, when we didn't last season? Different sound guy, maybe? Example: In "Prostitute" after the car scene, when Bret's in the foreground and Jemaine is across the street - all of a sudden, the balance is off, and Bret's voice is noticeably louder. Also in Ep 6 when they're jogging and starting to sing, Jemaine's first line singing is basically lost because it's so soft. It's just inconsistent. Thank heavens for closed captioning!

But thanks for the tip for HD users, MrPeepers and charks!


This sounds like a question for James. ;)
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Re: Poor audio mix?

Postby Sherry » Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:27 am

I've already asked him about the audio mix and his reply is further up the thread.

I shall ask again about non HD TV's (or stereo sound even?).

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Re: Poor audio mix?

Postby Nancy » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:56 am

That would be a valid question, Sherry. I'm just a plain old, non-stereo tv user who relies on closed captioning when the volume sinks.
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Re: Poor audio mix?

Postby JulesJules » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:04 pm

Thanks for the HD tip. I'll monkey around with it tonight and watch an old episode that I remember having a problem hearing the vocals over the music. I have Comcast cable, and someone upthread said they have Cox, so it must not be specific to cable provider.

Of course, I had the same t.v. last season and don't recall having this much trouble hearing the vocals on the songs, and I have experienced the problem with nearly every episode this season.

Oh, and thanks to Sherry and James B for trying to provide us with answers.

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Re: Poor audio mix?

Postby jamesthecat » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:43 am

iv noticed in particular the mix on demonwoman and love is a weapon of choice, the vocals are just low in the mix, will be sorted by the dvd release!

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Re: Poor audio mix?

Postby Baguette » Wed May 06, 2009 4:08 pm

I didn't notice until Sunday and BBC4 speeded up the music :shock:
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Re: Poor audio mix?

Postby indigo_jones » Wed May 06, 2009 4:18 pm

What did they air on Sunday? I thought season two was starting next Tuesday?
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Re: Poor audio mix?

Postby Sherry » Fri May 08, 2009 7:42 am

Re runs methinks. New season is on Tuesday :)

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Re: Poor audio mix?

Postby Baguette » Fri May 08, 2009 7:02 pm

10:30 :D
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