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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 17th Oct 16, 1:53 PM
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    Sound bars ?
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    • 17th Oct 16, 1:53 PM
    Sound bars ? 17th Oct 16 at 1:53 PM
    i bought a 32" Sony TV back in the summer and I am quite happy with it , but the sound isn't that loud. The chap in the shop said I would probably need a 'sound bar' and tried to sell me one at £180 odd bearing in mind that the TV was £290 that seemed a bit excessive . I know very little about these things so would appreciate any ideas about how much I should have to pay for one of these I live in a fairly small cottage and my sitting room is about 12x14 so basically I just want to be able to perhaps have it a little bit louder than I get at the moment.The salesman said if I turn it up too much I will 'blow' the TVs existing speakers Any advice chums would be welcome
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    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 18th Oct 16, 7:19 PM
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    Just need to make it a little louder, as at the moment I have the subtitles on ,more so in the evening so I don't disturb my neighbours, I am a little deaf in one ear and if the music soundtrack is on I find it difficult to hear the dialogue
    Originally posted by JackieO
    Try the settings. Mine has a clear speech setting which makes speech clearer. The movie setting on mine is loud but annoying. I use the standard setting.

    http://docs.esupport.sony.com/referencebook/en/s5100/pages/tvsettings/tvsettings04.html
    Last edited by Norman Castle; 18-10-2016 at 7:22 PM.
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    • Cash-Cows
    • By Cash-Cows 18th Oct 16, 9:18 PM
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    If your tv is connected to a set top box just check that the volume on this isn't turned down.
    • letsbehonest
    • By letsbehonest 29th Oct 16, 9:31 AM
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    I use a Denon sound base which is far superior to any sound bar I have seen demode it has built in subs, and blue tooth capability and 5 sound stages with night mode,it fills the room with sound. not as cheap as bars mentioned but we have been using it for over 2 years now and what a difference it makes. You tv will need an optical connection which most tv's have but check first.
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    • thescouselander
    • By thescouselander 29th Oct 16, 10:33 AM
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    I'm not sure there's any point in buying a cheapo sound bar - they sound just a bad as the bog standard speakers in the TV.
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