Trouble hearing dialog May 6, 2018 21:57:57 GMT Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostMemberGive GiftBack to Top Post by rusty on May 6, 2018 21:57:57 GMT Hi,Ethan: thanks for your appearance on the Skeptics Guide podcast - very informative and a good listen. I've even bought your book because I was so impressed!Perhaps someone can explain this phenomenon: as I've got older, I'm finding it harder and harder to hear all the dialog on TV. To compensate, I raise the volume, and it's too loud for my wife.The difference is that I don't like to miss one word (e.g. if you miss "not" in a sentence, you get the opposite message!), whereas my wife is happy to hardly pay attention.Here's the background:Professionally installed 5.1 stereo with quality speakers. Installation is 7 years old. Receiver is RX-V767.I've set it up with YPAO in automatic mode.I've tried raising the level of the middle speaker.I've tried different DSP programs settings on the receiver: eg. Movie, Action, StandardI've tried dialog lift.I've tried Pure Direct.I don't watch commercial TV - I mostly watch a streaming service.Some settings improved the situation, but now my new smart TV forces the receiver to "Movie" mode.So, my question: what is the root cause of this problem, and how to actually solve it?Many thanks!