It’s easy to fixate on picture quality when considering your ultimate home cinema set-up, but sound quality is just as important. The trouble is, setting up a TV with perfect sound is a tricky task.
The position of your TV, the surfaces surrounding it, and the direction its facing all have an impact on sound quality. For the very best performance, you’ll want a surround sound system, but what if you can’t fit one in your lounge?
Squeezing the best sound from your TV is a dark art. Most TVs have fixed speakers which fire sound in one direction, and can’t be adjusted. Sure, some have fancy processing technology to enhance dialogue, or pseudo-surround sound, but few can be adjusted to suit the shape of your own room. That’s why Toshiba invented SoundNavi.
It’s a new technology, which lets you adjust the way your TV’s speakers direct sound into the room.
Dive into the SoundNavi menu, and you’ll be able to tweak your TV to suit the room you’ve placed it in. It works independently of the TV source too, so unlike surround sound systems, which often work exclusively with the kit plugged into them, but not the TV’s own tuner, SoundNavi delivers its benefits no matter what you’re watching.
Using SoundNavi means you can place your TV anywhere in a room, and still guarantee great audio projection. Place it in the centre of a room, and SoundNavi will make sure there’s a wide sonic spread. Stick it in a corner, and SoundNavi can be set to project its audio towards your seats. Since it’s manually controlled too, you can tune SoundNavi to precisely control the output from your TV. Whatever your living room layout, there’s no need to worry about where to put the TV with SoundNavi on your side.
Built-in volume control
Each TV with SoundNavi, such as the Toshiba REGZA SL and REGZA WL series, also comes packing Dolby Volume technology, ready and waiting to iron out spikes in sound and deliver smooth audio, no matter which channel you’re watching.
Dolby Volume silently monitors the sound coming through your TV, keeping watch for sudden increases in volume, whether from a change of channel, advert break, or switching from the TV to a set-top box. Before the sound has a chance to startle you, Dolby Volume steps in and brings it down to the same volume as your previous channel or input.