Auto depends on the source where the sound comes from and what type of audio it provides.So does anyone know what Auto bases its decision making on (it switches between the 3 modes, right?). Is the consensus to just leave it on Auto?
Between the 3 modes, we can hear and compare the differences, but it would've been much easier to pick if Sony told us what the actual (in layman terms) under-the-hood difference is.
Sound Quality wise, "music" sounds best to me, but I'm not sure if it's doing virtual 5.1 at that point.
And what is everybody thinking about IAE? It seems like a bad idea to me, to take a stereo signal, and upscale it to 7.1.2, based on no information.
Do we need to turn IAE on for 5.1 content or is IAE off still 5.1?
Hi mate, just noticed in your info you have the ZF9 and the G700 - what's your thoughts on how they compare? Both were in the running with me but the user reviews of the G700 were so up and down.....Auto depends on the source where the sound comes from and what type of audio it provides.
For the best overall best experience leave AE 'on' and Auto Sound 'Selected'.
If you don't like the output of the soudbar in a specific situation change it to one of the presets that is more suited to your current content.
For example with the Sony HT-Z9F (higher-end soundbar) Google Music gives an amazing sound output, but when using YouTube Music app (with all audio settings set on 'High' in the app) gives a less crisp and softer sound quality.
FYI, I don't have this issue with my HT-G700, probably because it's a newer soundbar.
Check my reply on page 4 of this topic.Hi mate, just noticed in your info you have the ZF9 and the G700 - what's your thoughts on how they compare? Both were in the running with me but the user reviews of the G700 were so up and down.....
Will do, thanks.Check my reply on page 4 of this topic.
Secondly, what is your budget for a soundbar?
HT-G700 is a very solid choice, but keep you expectations in check.
This is not a replacement for a real 5.1, 7.1 or 7.1.2 home theater set. (with perhaps an AV receiver)
If you want one unit you can go for HT-G700, but if you want something in between you can better opt for HT-Z9F with rear speakers, which in total will cost you quit a bit more.
It's an "earth loop". An electrician can eliminate it.Hi all, I just purchased the Sony G700 soundbar yesterday - for anyone else who has this soundbar do you have a low but noticeable humming type noise coming from the subwoofer even while in standby mode? I also have the Sony HT-XF9000 and don't have this issue. Its not overbearing but its enough to be noticeable while sitting in the room with no other sounds, the only way to eliminate it that I've seen so far is to turn the unit off at the wall.
Thanks for the reply on this, I had seen that it may be an earth loop, but I don’t think it’s
Hi Russ_64, thanks for that. With my subwoofer the noise is more present at the rear of the unit, but overall can be heard. My partner has also heard it for the first time today, as soon as I turned the subwoofer on at the wall plug she described it as a “power hum”, but said it’s very noticeable.Mine is in standby now and with my ear very close to it, I cannot hear any humming. As the subwoofer is wireless and it only has 2-pin plug (no earth), I am not sure how it could be a ground loop (but I am not an electrician). It is more likely the internal PSU - I would contact the seller for an exchange.