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Sci Atlanta 8300 DVR HD sound in HD channels soft - analog channels OK

I have Dayton, Ohio Time Warner HD DVR 8300 box that was recently replaced twice with the same "problem" (my older 8200 DVR HD box did NOT have this problem.)

 

The HD channels have 'soft' sound during the shows. My HD Mitshibishu TV needs to be set at about 65-70 out of 100 to hear properly. However , the commercials BLAST at that volume. We need to be quick on the remote to prevent "wndows shaking!"  However, the corresponding Digital (NOT HD) channels need the volume set at about 35-40 for the same loudness with NO increase at the commercials. 

 

Example =  channel 707 HD WHIO soft show and loud commericals . Channel 7 Digital WHIO fine at lower volumes.

 

Am I missing a Audio setting somewhere?

 

 

 

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  • dal9000 Oct 12, 2007

    "Quite dynamic" and "most range" audio levels are interesting ways of saying that the sound does not work properly. I do understand that the commercials are indeed set louder than the TV shows, but not THAT LOUD. As an experiment to show how loud and what I mean, please turn your volume to the maximum for the commercials during a show that you are watching then turn it back to normal levels for the show itelf. Is that the dynamic range that the design engineers were looking for? I hope not.

  • dal9000 Oct 15, 2007

    I stand corrected and humbled...



    On my HD Mitshibishu setup , I found a "Audio Range" setting that was set to NORMAL. When I set it to NARROW, the sound problem was reduced enough to be tollerable on the HD channels! Wow...



     

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    The sound level on my hdtv is fine, but when I record onto a disc, I can't get the voume high enough. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. RS

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Experience has shown that with this relatively new mode of transmission, audio levels can be quite dynamic. If your set provides it, you may try turning on "Audio Compress" or whatever the name might be. Could also be called Dynamic audio also or some such. Reason for all the hubbub is that along with HD, mixing engineers are also providing the most range for the audio dynamics as well the most video composition info in the new broadcasts...Accordianman.

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