Assuming you are connecting to TV via HDMI, I would suspect the TV, because:I have a HDR-Fox T2 & am thinking of fitting a sound bar.
Should I connect the Soundbar to the TV or should I connect to the Humax?
Or should I connect it to both?
It depends on how you use your current set-up.
Speaking personally, we use the TV as a monitor. Everything we watch is via the Humax (or other connected AV equipment), either live or recorded. This way we make use of the ability to pause live TV etc and the added bonus is that we generally view only HD channels (with the odd exception).
We also have other AV equipment connected to the TV, a BluRay player and a Topfield 5810 PVR.
My sound system is connected to the TV, not the Humax. This enables any sound that is fed to the TV from ANY connected AV equipment, to be routed to the sound system.
The Television's native volume is turned to zero.
I guess I am lucky as my Philips TV has audio out RCA connectors that are synced to the picture (from whatever source), so I do not get any picture/sound sync issues.
If you connect the sound bar to your Humax, then you will only hear sound from it when you are using the Humax. If you were watching anything from another piece if AV kit, or even the TV tuner itself, then the sound bar would not be in the equation.
You will get the best quality by setting the Humax volume to maximum and then making any volume adjustments at the last point in the chain - ie the TV. What I do is compare the sound level between the Humax source and the TV's internal tuner, and adjust the Humax to equalise them. This works out at about 18 or 19 for me.At the moment I have to have the TV sound turned up hight & then use a reading of about 13 on the Humax sound red out, is this normal?
At the moment I have to have the TV sound turned up hight & then use a reading of about 13 on the Humax sound red out, is this normal?
Use the money saved by getting a free soundbar to buy yourself a nice multi-activity universal remote control: One remote to rule them all!