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I've just purchased a Canton DM9 sound bar and connected to

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I`ve just purchased a Canton DM9 sound bar and connected to Samsung Plasma TV ( of 2008 manufacture)
All the reviews were excellent but compared to my previous Samsung surround this sound very poor for TV vocal - Seems okay on Music !
Connection is by digital optical lead so very simple set up.
How do I know its working as it should ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
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It may be the optical port on your TV that has an issue.
If you connect it via the RCA plugs instead, does the sound improve?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I do not know what an RCA is . The sound bar does not have an HDMI

port. I connected the ordinary ports ( back /red ) from TV to Sound bar

and then realised it wasn`t required but it didn't make any difference.

The vocal sounds slightly muffled and not as crisp as you would expect.

Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
Ok, the ordinary ports are the RCA ports.
If it did not make any difference and you are hearing sound then then it is set up correctly. There is not special steps needed in addition to this.
To be honest Bob, I am not really that impressed with the product. I even found music for what I am use to, to be ok, but the TV is producing a lesser signal and hence you get quality degradation. This is why the product is priced at the more lower end.
But you have set it up correctly from what you have explained to me, its just not in the range of Bose or Vizio which do really provide superior sound from any input devices.
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