📀 Connecting old DVD to newer TV (SCART–HDMI): poor sound 🙉
I have a Panasonic TX-50GX800B TV with HDMI sockets and an old Philips MX2500 DVD player with a SCART socket. I bought a "SCART–HDMI Scaler Converter" ( removed link ) and it produces acceptable video (set to 1080P) but the sound is barely audible even with all volume controls set to max. I've tried different HDMI and SCART cables and been through the Philips setup but it makes no difference.
Before I WEEEEE the DVD player and buy a more modern one, is there anything I might have missed?
Hi there, and welcome 👋
A few ideas ...
Does the DVD player have separate audio-out, such as coax or optical, that you could make use of ?
Can you set the DVD player to output 2.0 (or other) rather than 5.1 ?
Is it the same with DD and DTS ? Do you have any old discs that might be in 2.0 or mono ?
Maybe the converter is faulty ? (Any Amazon reviews describe issues?)
It has dozens of sockets on the back, intended for the half-dozen surround-sound speakers it came with, now long gone. The might be some audio output, but I don't think the TV or Virgin box has any way to accept an external audio connection. The DVD player doesn't seem to have much in the way of settings, and I have no idea what 2.0 removed link are (standards? versions?). I am not familiar with DD or DTS. A few remaining DVDs but no indication of that 2.0 or mono is (monochrome or monaudio?). I actually have two identical converters (bought at separate times) and the same problem occurs with both. The user manual is not useful.
Thanks for the suggestions, but it's not worth pursuing this now.
DD and DTS are types of 5.1, that can be down-mixed to 2.0 (stereo) or mono (single channel)
It looks like that DVD player is intended to be the sound system too as it only seems to have audio inputs, no outputs. I wonder if it even outputs sound over the SCART.