OK, maybe one of you more tech savvy folk can help me out here, Boyfriend and I are stumped right now.
We have Dish Network, have had them for a little over a year. A few weeks ago our receiver crapped out, and they sent us a new (possibly refurbished) one. Now, when the system was originally installed by their tech, he ran the Sat service through the VCR, then to the TV. Well, the VCR no longer plays tapes, and has been sitting there collecting dust, so when the new receiver arrived, we eliminated the VCR, so the signal then went straight from the receiver to the TV set. And the volume was so low it was crazy. We had to put the TV to max volume (63) and still can barely hear it. Boyfriend thinks it has to do with the TV being mono, and thought that the VCR was essentially acting as an adapter bringing the stereo output down to mono. Ok, that makes sense to me, so he went to Radio Shack, and bought a $4 adapter that's supposed to do the same thing. Well, it didn't help at all. So, this afternoon, he put the VCR back into the equation, and everything is set up exactly as it was originally, except for the replacement receiver. Guess what? We still can barely hear it. Any suggestions? Is there an line adapter that can possibly boost the sound or something? I don't know much at all about this stuff, and his expertise lies more with alarms than home entertainment.