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Why is My Element TV Volume so Low?

Last Updated May 19, 2022
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Volume is an important part of a TV viewing experience, right? If your Element TV’s volume is too low, it’s impossible to keep up with what’s happening! So, why is your Element TV volume so low?

There are a few different reasons why your Element TV volume is so low. These include:

  • The audio is out of sync.
  • Your TV isn’t putting out enough sound for you.
  • You need to adjust the audio settings on your TV.

If the volume is somewhere between, the TV will try to lower it but often can’t do so without making the audio sound unnatural. This is especially noticeable if you have an Element TV, as the automatic volume adjustment can make the TV sound much quieter than normal.

Your Element TV Volume Might Be Low Because the Audio Out of Sync

If the audio from your TV is out of sync with the audio from your source device, it could be a few things. First, check your source device for audio sync issues. Is the audio a few seconds behind the video?

If your audio is a few seconds behind the video, it is out of sync and may be causing low volume. Try adjusting your device’s audio settings.

If the audio is more than a few seconds behind if so, it’s likely a problem with the HDMI or optical cables connecting the device to the TV. Up next, we’ll discuss what to do if adjusting the audio settings doesn’t correct the syncing issue.

Which Audio Device Is Losing Signal?

You can tell which device lost signal by the fact that the volume on the Element TV is low and the sound is coming from the device. You can also see this by using an audio analyzer app like Audio Analyzer.

From the app, press the “Start” button to analyze the signal from your TV and the sound from your connected source device. Replay the signal from your source device again to verify that the app is analyzing the signal correctly. If the app is displaying the correct signal, but the volume on your TV is too low, you’ve got a problem with your signal. 

If the audio from your TV is low, but the volume on your device is normal, you can assume the audio is coming through your source device, but the signal is weak. This is common when devices are wirelessly transmitting audio. Try unplugging and replugging the cables to your device to see if that helps. 

Is the TV on?

If the TV volume is too low when the TV is off, or if everything else is set up correctly, then the TV is probably not outputting audio. There are a few ways to verify this. Press the Understood button on your remote and make sure the TV is turning on with audio.

If the TV is turning on, but not outputting audio, then the issue is likely with the audio cables or the audio settings on your TV. If the TV volume is too low when the TV is on, then the TV is unlikely to be outputting audio.

In this case, try pressing the TV’s volume buttons to see if they make the audio louder. If they do, the TV is probably not outputting audio. In this case, try pressing the TV’s volume buttons to see if they make the audio louder. If they don’t, the TV is probably not outputting audio.

Are There Any HDMI or Optical Cables Disconnected?

If the cables connecting your audio device to your TV are disconnected or unplugged, it could be causing a signal loss or a problem with the audio. Try reconnecting the cables or make sure everything is connected correctly. 

If you’re still having issues, try making sure that your audio device is set to “PCM,” or Pulse Code Modulation, as opposed to “Bitstream.” This setting can cause audio to be lost when using optical or HDMI cables. Additionally, some devices might have a setting that allows you to change it to “PCM,” so try changing it back.

Is The Soundbar or Home Theater Receiver Turned On?

The soundbar or home theater receiver might be stealing the audio from your TV. This can happen if you have the volume on the receiver or soundbar turned up too high. Try turning the volume on the soundbar or home theater receiver down to see if that solves your issue. 

If the TV volume is also turned down on your soundbar or home theater receiver, try turning it up a bit. This could be causing a signal loss or a problem with the audio.

Try changing the volume on your TV or make sure that everything is connected correctly. If your home theater system is also a speaker, try connecting the speaker with an optical cable instead of a HDMI cable. Optical cables are more common and are more reliable than HDMI cables, so this could be causing a signal loss or a problem with the audio.

Your Element TV Volume Isn’t Loud Enough for You

In some cases, the audio from your Element TV is generally loud enough, but perhaps you need something a little louder.

If the audio from your source device is good and the audio from your TV is too low, you can try turning off your TV and using the source device on a different device. Your external hard drive, gaming console, laptop, or smartphone could work as a source device. 

If the audio from your source device is good, but the audio from your TV is too low, you can try turning off your TV and using the source device on a different device. Your external hard drive, gaming console, laptop, or smartphone could work as a source device.

Check Your TV Settings For An Audio Adjustment.

Depending on your TV brand, model, and model year, you may be able to adjust the audio volume of your Element TV. Older TVs may not have this functionality.

If your TV does not have a built-in audio adjustment option, you can use an external audio device that has an audio adjustment setting. This could be a soundbar with a built-in audio adjustment option or a wireless audio receiver that has an audio adjustment option.

Conclusion

With so many smart TVs on the market, it can be hard to tell if your TV volume is too low or if there’s a problem with the audio from your source device. If your TV volume is too low, try turning off your TV and using a different source device to see if it improves the volume. If the volume on your source device is low, try changing the audio settings on your device to see if that solves the issue.

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