How do I get decent sound level on DCX3510-M component connection to my TV? Previous Shaw DVR's had much higher output levels.
Sorry you did not see a response to your post sooner. A few questions for you...
1) I understand you are using component video cables, what type of audio cables are you using with these (e.g., red/white stero cables, SPDIF or optical audio cable)?
2) It appears that sound is being directed to your TV speakers, and not external speakers, so you like have the audio cables directly connected from your HDPVR to your TV and not to an audio receiver/home theatre system. Is that right?
3) If you bring up Audio menu from within the DCX3510-M settings, and look under Audio Output, what are the audio options found here set to currently?
1) Was and am still using red/white cables
2) Red/white cables directly connected to my TV
3) Output Range under Audio Output menu is set to "Normal". The other two choices (wide and narrow) are MUCH lower in audio levels.
Hope this helps.
I tested on our 3510, 3200 and Gateway and didn't notice much of a difference in sound level. Setting Audio Output to "normal" is good. As you're using red/white composite cables for your audio, what are the options available to you under Digital Audio Encoding?
The DCX3200-M, unlike the DCX3510, allows one to adjust the volume of the DCX set-top. Page 5 of the DCX3200-M manual shows how to "set the DCX set-top to approximately three quarters of the maximum volume level and then [independently] adjust the audio levels on external devices such as your TV or A/V receiver". The apparent lack of this functionality on the DCX3510-M is the underlying problem of why that unit has such a low volume level of audio output and results in the need to crank the levels of the TV volume to such a high setting.
I fear that somebody dropped the ball on examining the "normal" audio output levels on the flagship DCX3510-M. They are far smaller than for the legacy DC758D I used for many years.
As for the "options available to you under Digital Audio Encoding"...there are none... since my Sony TV has no digital audio inputs. The two HDMI inputs on the (rather dated) TV are already subscribed to other functions. A new TV would likely solve my problem...but I was hoping to avoid that "solution".
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