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Sudden audio problem with DVD recorder

by rtc35 / February 24, 2011 10:55 PM PST

We have a Sony Bravia tv, a Motorola cable box (DCT 6416 III), a dvd recorder (Toshiba DVD Video Recorder D-R7KC) and a Wii all connected together. When the input in the tv is set to HDMI or the Wii, the sound is fine, but when we set the input to the dvd recorder, the audio is there, but it's only at about 25% volume. The dvd will play a dvd with normal audio.

This only began recently and the volume was not noticeably different switching between inputs until now.

The dvd remote has no volume control and I don't see anything in the setup that has helped, although I've tried changing things like Stereo versus PCM. It's possible that the kids changed something, but I can see what.

Can anybody help? Thanks.

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Connections?
by Pepe7 / February 25, 2011 12:57 AM PST

Please also share how it is all connected (types of cables connected between each device), and what settings you are using when recording.

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Re: Connections?
by rtc35 / February 25, 2011 1:41 AM PST
In reply to: Connections?

The cables are rca audio composite video cables (I think - pictured here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Digital_Living/Hardware/Q_26548093.html). I'll just point out that we haven't changed the connections in any way since before the problem began.

We experience the audio problem as soon as we switch the input on the tv to the dvd. We're not trying to record at this point because we don't want a recording without proper sound.

With respect to what settings we use, I don't really know where to begin. The input is line 1, if that's useful. Could you please specify what settings you want to know about?

Thanks

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How is the whole shebang connected?
by Pepe7 / February 25, 2011 2:08 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Connections?

The full monty, please- each and every component in the system Wink

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Problem solved
by rtc35 / February 25, 2011 7:08 AM PST

It turns out that the cable box has its own volume, completely distinct from the tv volume. The remote that comes with the cable box has buttons to switch modes to control the different appliances in operation - a dvd button, a cable button, etc. One of the kids must have hit the cable button and then turned down the cable volume instead of the tv volume. This doesn't affect the volume at all until you switch the tv's input to dvd, which is very disorienting.

Thanks for taking an interest though Pepe7.

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Fix the cable or connection
by bonnifer007 / February 25, 2011 8:24 AM PST

You should try to fix the cable or but a new one, or see the remote control and set up the audio setting of your recorder..

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