It’s Friday night. You’ve got a movie night lined up to help cap off the week. You want to really immerse yourself in the experience and get taken in by the story, fall for the romance or be blown away by the action. There’s one issue: Half of your TV is missing.
Well not exactly (the TV screen is physically still there) but what your missing is just as important to the viewing experience. It’s the sound.
Let’s look at a very common occurrence for most people:
“Turn it up, I can’t hear what they’re saying!”
demands a friend or spouse.
“Turn it down, it’s too loud!”
someone else yells only five minutes later as the action sequence, soundtrack, or sound effects kick in. And on and on it goes. This is not how movies or television shows are meant to be experienced, but most people think it’s not unusual. We’re here to tell you that there’s another way!
Evan, the store manager here at Premium Sound, would like to explain why this happens.
Why does the TV sound like to switch between inaudible to deafening during a typical viewing experience?
Depending on how you view content (BlueRay, Netflix or HD TV) there’s a whole bunch of information for the sound and how it is meant to be projected on to the viewer. The problem is that the TV can only take parts of that information and push it through the inbuilt speakers. Thin TV’s look great, but they also have thin sound with small strip speakers. They just aren’t capable of delivering the sound that the content is trying to deliver.
Think of it like a 5 lane freeway, with 4 of the lanes closed. All of the cars are funnelled into the one lane, so it gets very congested and difficult for the flow of traffic to be discerned – The fast and slow lanes are forced to compete. That’s what sound has to do through the “1 lane” speaker it has.
The 5 lane highway lets the traffic flow properly and effectively, the 1 lane option will get you to where you’re going, but it can be a frustrating and confusing ride.
What are some options to fix this issue?
Having an external system to deliver the sound properly is what’s necessary. For example, Bose offer a wide range of solutions that can deliver this experience.
Whether you have the ability to run a full surround sound home theatre system, or where you prefer to have an all-in-one system like a soundbar, the difference in sound quality will be dramatically improved.
Not at all, and that’s one of the best things about the Bose systems. In the Bose Lifestyle home theatre systems there is a room calibration option called ADAPTIQ. It listens to the acoustics of your room, and once calibrated it can set the system up to match you room environment perfectly -no matter where you’ve placed your speakers or where you sit! You don’t have to compensate on the style or décor of the room, you can place them where you think they look best and it will still sound awesome.
Does that mean you have to sit right in the middle of the room to hear the sound properly?
With the soundbars that feature this ADAPATIQ, they can also achieve the full sound experience from just one active speaker. The sound that comes from just this one speaker fills the room amazingly. Perfect for a smaller space or if you don’t want to run extra speakers in your viewing room.
I always like to get people to come and test out all the different options. Experiencing the difference is really the best way to see for yourself how the sound quality really can enhance your favourite films or TV shows to a whole new level.
To see the whole range of Bose and also Sonos Home Theatre Systems and to try them out for yourself, drop into Premium Sound any time or browse the products listed on our website.
There’s a whole other dimension to your listening and viewing and we’d love you to experience it.