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GoFlex TV - Video and Audio Settings

Detailed information on the audio and video settings for GoFlex TV.
Video Cable
Connected to:
Audio Cable
Connected to:
Recommended Audio Setting
HDMI
A/V receiver
HDMI
A/V receiver
HDMI LPCM Multi CH
HDMI
Television
HDMI
Television
HDMI LPCM 2 CH
HDMI
Television
Optical
A/V receiver
S/PDIF LPCM
Component
A/V receiver
Optical
A/V receiver
S/PDIF LPCM
Component
Television
Composite (red and white only)
A/V receiver
S/PDIF LPCM
Component
Television
Composite (red and white only)
Television
S/PDIF LPCM
Composite (yellow only)
Television
Optical
A/V receiver
S/PDIF LPCM
Composite
Television
Composite
Television
S/PDIF LPCM

Audio Settings:

To adjust the audio setting, click ‘Menu’ -> ‘Settings’ -> scroll over to ‘Audio’.

If you are using an HDMI cable for Audio, there are 3 audio digital output settings available:

  1. HDMI LPCM 2 CH
  2. HDMI LPCM Multi CH
  3. HDMI RAW

If you are using an optical cable or composite cable for Audio, there are 2 audio digital output settings available:

  1. S/PDIF LPCM
  2. S/PDIF RAW

HDMI LPCM 2 CH is best used when GoFlex TV is connected directly to a television that only has stero (2 speaker) sound.

HDMI LPCM Multi CH is best used when GoFlex TV is connected to a television or an A/V receiver that has 5.1 surround-sound available.

HDMI RAW is best used when the GoFlex TV is connected to a high-end A/V receiver that is capable of decoding the audio feed.

S/PDIF LPCM ensures the GoFLex TV decodes the audio feed and is best used when connected directly to a television or standard A/V receiver.

S/PDIF RAW allows a receiver to decode the audio feed and is only recommended when connected to a high-end A/V receiver.

Note: If you are using a A/C receiver and the sound is buzzing or crackling, try selecting a RAW Audio setting (HDMI RAW or S/PDIF RAW) that allows the receiver to decode the audio feed instead of the GoFlex TV.

Video Settings:

To adjust the video setting, click ‘Menu’ | ‘Settings’ | scroll over to ‘Video’.

Cable Type
Maximum Resolution
Included in Box
HDMI
1080p
No
Component (RGB)
1080i
Yes
Composite (yellow)
Standard Definition (480i)
Yes

Aspect Ratios Options

  1. Pan - Shows a 16:9 image on a 4:3 screen by zooming into the image, cutting off portions of the video but leaving no empty space on the screen.
  2. Letter Box - Shows an entire 16:9 image on a 4:3 screen by leaving empty space at the top and bottom of the image.
  3. 16:9 - Adjust image to best fit a widescreen television.
     
Aspect Ratio Options
Pros
Cons
Pan
Always fill full screen
  • Distorts Image
  • May cut parts of the scene
Letter Box
Retains image quality
  • May leave large sections of screen unused
16:9
Best fit for widescreens
  • May distort 4:3 images
  • May leave sections of screen unused

 

TV System Options:

Set the resolution for the output.

  • NTSC (480i, 60 HZ): Standard American television resolution - composite connector
  • PAL (576i, 50 HZ): Standard European television resolution - composite connector
  • 720p (HD) - HDMI or component connector
  • 1080i (HD) - HDMI or component connector
  • 1080p (HD) - HDMI only