Watching Games On Mute?
Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:34 PM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:39 PM
I read somewhere on CDC that if you had 5.1 surround sound and disabled the middle speaker then you got to watch the game without the commentary.
You could try that.
I've been doing this for years. I posted it in a thread a while back and right after someone made a topic dedicated to the idea.
It can depend on the feed ie Sportsnet vs CBC. I don't do it all the time but I can tell you that it works very well on CBC as the commentary comes entirely out of the center channel. For whatever reason, on sportsnet, some of the commentary comes out of the front channels so it doesn't work as well.
On my receiver I can control the relative volume of each channel independently, so normally I would the turn center channel down to -10 which essentially eliminates the play by play and color commentary while leaving the game sounds, crowd, and arena at full blast. You could also unplug the center channel all together which might be more effective. Your choice of decoding might also effect the results, ie DTS vs PLIX settings.
When it works well it's amazing, especially if you have a really big TV. I have half season tickets myself so I've been to many games, but I can tell you that when you have good surround sound, a big TV, and you crank the volume with the play by play/commentary turned off... It's almost as good as being there. The roar of the crowd during during an odd man rush or a wild sustained attack gives you goosebumps, more so than being at the game. It really is quite dramatic! I recommend giving it a try, but keep in mind that your receiver settings and the channel/feed could effect the results.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:05 PM
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:09 PM
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:20 PM
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