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Old 07-03-2017, 03:55 PM
 
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My DVD player has no options for playing sound except for Audio which selects different tracks on the disc (different languages or commentary).

Also, I have a VCR attached to the TV with AV cords. This has low volume on all tapes.
Well, hate to disappoint you, but if you're looking for a TV that you can hear throughout the house, you'll need to get a '72 Zenith or Philco tube console. These flat panels have the wimpiest sound I've ever heard.
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:26 PM
 
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Flat panels have wimpy sound because of small speakers, and there's too small an air pocket behind them.
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Old 07-04-2017, 12:35 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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My DVD player has no options for playing sound except for Audio which selects different tracks on the disc (different languages or commentary).

Also, I have a VCR attached to the TV with AV cords. This has low volume on all tapes.
The setting should be on the "disc menu" under "audio". Its sometimes on the same main menu where you can choose different chapters. It will look different on each disc if in fact it has different audio tracks. There should also be a button on the remote labeled "audio".
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Old 07-04-2017, 04:11 PM
 
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The setting should be on the "disc menu" under "audio". Its sometimes on the same main menu where you can choose different chapters. It will look different on each disc if in fact it has different audio tracks. There should also be a button on the remote labeled "audio".
Disc menus vary by label, movie.

I'd have to see the O.P. original setup to figure out his volume issues.
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:21 PM
 
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Update:

I switched the TV to an older Sony Bravia. Now the volume on all discs is okay. Same player.

I have a new problem: when using the HDMI cord, the aspect ratio is wrong on all discs. I tried switching the pic size on the TV. So I started using the AV cables and it's okay. Of course the res is lower.

It's a Sony Bravia from 2008(?) and a upconverting Sony player from 2011.
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:05 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Update:

I switched the TV to an older Sony Bravia. Now the volume on all discs is okay. Same player.

I have a new problem: when using the HDMI cord, the aspect ratio is wrong on all discs. I tried switching the pic size on the TV. So I started using the AV cables and it's okay. Of course the res is lower.

It's a Sony Bravia from 2008(?) and a upconverting Sony player from 2011.
Maybe video settings on TV or on the player (other than the pic size) Without more specifics it is difficult. What are the model numbers of the units?
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Old 03-08-2018, 03:24 PM
 
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Dealt with this problem before. It can be either a problem with TV settings or DVD player settings. You want to go into your TV settings and "play around" with the picture settings to see what gives the most natural appearance. You probably want to set it for no scaling/conversion and leave that to your DVD player. So you'd set your DVD player to up-scale to 1080P, no stretch to fill the screen, and your TV to a standard setting with no up-scaling and no stretching.

What you don't want is any setting that will give you "full screen" or whatever they call it.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:04 PM
 
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Maybe video settings on TV or on the player (other than the pic size) Without more specifics it is difficult. What are the model numbers of the units?
The TV is a Sony Bravia with 720p - is that the reason the aspect ratio for all DVDs is wrong??
The player is a Sony upconverting DVD player.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:11 PM
 
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^ Probably not, although some older sets (and 720P is pretty old now) may have only scaled to full screen.

Can your dvd player do 720P output?

Why not shop for a new set? 1080P is pretty cheap these days. They're not state of the art by any means - the good tech goes into the 4K panels, but they're decent.
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:21 PM
 
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When a DVD player sends signals to a TV, does it send a "flag" telling the TV what the aspect ratio should be?
Or just the images and sound?
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