LG OLED ARC HDMI input connected to Samsung Harmon Kardon Surround Bar ARC input
Rogers Ignite TV Xi6-A HDMI connected directly to LG TV
Apple TV HDMI connected directly to LG TV
Sound issue with my Rogers Ignite TV Xi6-A. The default setting of Bitstream on my LG TV causes issues with hearing dialogue on my rogers ingite box, so i switched it to PCM and the sound is better but i have been reading that this is a lower quality sound option. is it better to directly connect my devices to the sound bar and disable arc/cec? if i keep it at bitstream, why is the dialogue sound very low?
I notice the sound on pcm and on my ignite doesn’t sound as nice and and clear as it does on my other external device, Apple TV. The setup is exactly the same, sound is coming thru the arc input as well.
PCM is not actually lower quality, but it is two channel (stereo) instead of DD5.1. In the case of using a sound bar, I doubt you'll hear any significant difference. Check out the following post on the topic: