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Audio Menu Settings - Soundbar, Sound Plate, Home Theater

Operation Home Audio Last Updated 08/25/2015
Audio Menu Settings - Soundbar, Sound Plate, Home Theater

The LG Home Theater System Audio Menu settings allow you to customize your personal listening experience. Below is a list of the available Menu Settings, click on any one to learn more.

Note: Menu settings may vary slightly depending on model, be sure to check your user's manual for settings specific to your model.


Change the encoding with which the system outputs digital audio.

  • Auto - Allows the unit to select the best digital output type, depending on the decoder of the receiving device and the media being played back.
  • PCM - Select if connecting to a device with a digital decoder.
  • DTS Re-Encode - Select if connecting to a device with a DTS decoder.
  • PCM Stereo (HDMI, Optical) - (Select Models) Select if connecting to a device with a two-channel digital stereo decoder.
  • PCM Multi-Ch (HDMI Only) - (Select Models) Select if connecting to a device with a multi-channel digital decoder.
  • BitStream (HDMI, Optical) - (Select Models) Select if connecting to a device with an LPCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, or DTS-HD decoder.

Dynamic Range Control will "compress" the dynamic range of an audio signal, reducing the volume of loud sounds or amplifying quiet sounds.

Enabling DRC (reducing dynamic range) will keep the volume consistent, but may reduce the sound quality. This is a subjective measure and should be tested both On and Off to determine the optimal setting for your personal taste.

Note: This setting can only be changed when a disc is not inserted, or the unit is in complete Stop mode.

Setup or Test your individual Home Theater speakers.

  • Speaker - Choose which speaker to manually adjust. Front refers to those speakers closest to the TV on either side. Rear refers to the speakers near the rear of the room. L and R (Left and Right) are referenced from the vantage point of being on the couch(in the picture), facing the TV.
  • Volume - Manually set the individual volume of each speaker, relative to the other speakers. Increasing or decreasing the system volume is a different action than this.
  • Distance - Manually set the distance of individual speakers and allow the player to adjust the sound accordingly.
  • Test - Play a Test sound through each speaker in the system. This is the best way to determine the source of potential sound issues as it does not rely on a specific input.

Set a delay in milliseconds(1/1000th of a second) between the audio and video. Sometimes when the audio and video are played back through different devices, the audio video will be out of sync. This happens due to the audio and video signals being transmitted over different cables with varying speeds, and is effected by the time it takes the playback device to process the audio/video data.

Note: It is best to adjust this setting slowly, then re-test the sync until the audio and video align properly.

Set to On in order to keep the volume consistent across all media you play back.

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