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Is this a fault or am I over-reacting?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by simonp, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. simonp

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    Just purchased the LG DA3520 home cinema kit but there is a constant hiss/noise coming from the speakers. This is at its loudest when the CD/DVD is in stop mode but is easily audible when watching TV, listening to the radio, watching DVD's etc.

    Is this a problem or do all speakers suffer from some background 'noise'?
     
  2. Nobber22

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    No, speakers on their own should be totally silent when no sound is sent to them. However it is a fault that I have noticed with other all-in-one setups such as a friend's Panasonic: the amp does send a constant low-level hiss to all speakers. Probably poor design within the amplifier section. If you can't live with it, ask for a refund.
     
  3. pentode

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    A quick search on another forum :D shows that this is a known problem with this model.

    I'd take it back !
     
  4. simonp

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    cheers guys.

    will probably take it back.

    problem is, which all in one system do I go for? Do they all suffer from this low level hiss becasue apart from this, admittedley irritating problem, I am generally pleased with the unit.
     
  5. sanorman

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    The same thing happened to me. I called LG and they were aware of the fault, they sent someone to my door to collect the unit (DVD player only) and gave me a new one straight away.
     
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    apparently this a problem of unshielded components and lack of grounding - it'swell known for Videologic Digitheatres. It can be solved by getting a length of speaker wire, wrapping one end round the digital out connector on your DVD player and connecting the other to a grounded pipe (ie. the copper pipe at the bottom of a radiator).

    Stange but true and worked a treat for me!
     
  7. simonp

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    sorry for sounding stupid but which one is the digital out connector?
     

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