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dv990 low volume

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Leerock, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. Leerock

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    Hi guys
    I ve just purchased the pioneer dv990 home theater system and i m really dissapointed.
    When I play music cd s it s performance is outstanding and it can blow your ears off, even in the half volume level.
    The problem is when when I m playing dvd s.
    Even if I set the volume to the max I don t get a decent power not only from
    the sub but from the speakers too.
    In loud scenes even the explosions are not loud as they supposed to be.
    I don t get it.
    Why the cd s play so loud even on the half volume?
    i ve tried setting the channel levels as high as they can get but no result.
    Midnight Listening Mode is off.

    It s driving me crazy.
    I know that this system is very powerfull because I ve heard it on stereo cds.
    But on dvd s i can t hear it s power.
    Please help me.
    I m really desperated.
     
  2. Bubbauk

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    Make sure its usuing the correct sound encoding, try siwtching through them and find which one sounds the best.
     
  3. Leerock

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    thanks for the reply Bubbauk.
    I ve tried them all but the problem remains.
    Is this problem normal?
    I mean
    I ve read in some threats that cd s and dvd s use different recording methods so there should be a difference in the volume.
    But i believe that the system while playing dvds in double volume should have least the same power with cds.
    I m going nuts.
    if i buy a dvd player and connect it to the receiver,
    will it solve the problem?
    Dvd players have volume controls and maby if the dvd player gives more db s to the receiver, it will play louder.
    Is this right? :lease:
     
  4. Tejstar

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    When playing cd's are you using all 5 speakers or only 2 for stereo?
     
  5. Leerock

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    I ve tried both
    5 ch stereo and normal 2 ch stereo.
    same power
    The problem is only with dvds.
    :suicide:
     
  6. Tejstar

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    There shouldn't be that much of a difference. There must be something wrong with it, try calling Pioneer's customer service on Wednesday and see what they say.
     
  7. Leerock

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    ok guys
    Thanks a lot
    I just wanted to know if this is normal
    because this is my first surround system and
    I ve read somewhere that cds usually sound louder than dvds.
    thanks a lot
    I ll call pioneers customer service to see what s going on :cool:
     
  8. Tejstar

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    Let us know how you get on, and if you solve it!
     
  9. Leerock

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    they ve talled me that this is normal with dvds.
    It depents of the dvd.
    Some dvds may sound louder.
    Oh my god
    I m so dissapointed of this system.
    It sounds very good and clear but it s power on dvds is for laughters.
    Anyway
    Thank you guys for your interest. :smashin:
     
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    Time to upgrade methinks :D Welcome to the wonderful world of home cinema :laugh:
     

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