Question about Transparent French TV Commercials, Volume 3 (with Dialogs) (FE851DCD)

1 Answer

TV volume equalizer

I've heard that there's a device on the market that will make commercials the same volume as the television show, not allowing the commercials to blast so loud. Do you know what this thing is called, or where it's for sale?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    same old problem with commercials blasting over program sound, or different channels seemingly broadcasting at different "base" volume. Isn't there a "black box" out there to attach to audio output, which equalizes its output to speakers? What would violate a televison's patents with such a device?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Ear-jarring volume discrepancies between television shows and commercials may be a thing of the past if Motley Fool Stock Advisor selection Dolby Labs (NYSE: DLB) persuades TV manufacturers to include its new technology in their sets.
We're all familiar with the phenomenon: We're reclining in our Barcaloungers, calmly watching the late show when a commercial comes on and the volume has suddenly increased 10 decibels, causing us to spill our beer as we jump for the remote control. Dolby says its new Dolby Volume technology will make that rude awakening a thing of the past.
The technology is pretty important for Dolby, because systems incorporating its surround sound technology make the experience that much more jolting when it occurs. It might not be as jarring on your rabbit-ears set in the kitchen, but on that 60-inch plasma screen with five, six, or seven high-def speakers pointed at your cochlea, it can leave your ears ringing.
Dolby will unveil its volume control system at the Consumer Electronics Show Monday in Las Vegas, and the company hopes it will start appearing in television sets by year's end.
The difference in volume occurs because programmers try to compress the sound to boost volume without exceeding the limits the government has set. While most televisions today are equipped with circuits that are designed to stabilize the differences between TV shows and commercials, they are not necessarily effective and can still be problematic if the broadcaster fails to properly operate equipment on its end. Part of the problem: Depending on the type of program a commercial is inserted into, the commercial might actually be broadcast at too low a volume. While viewers might not consider that a problem, advertisers would, so generally, broadcasters transmit the sound all at one level.
Audiovox (Nasdaq: VOXX) recently came out with a device to help minimize sound differences by automatically detecting when a television has gone to commercial and lowering the volume for you. Dolby seems to go one better than this.
First, its technology isn't an external box that needs to be hooked up to the television set. We've already got enough wires crawling from our sets with DVD players, cable boxes, game systems, and whatnot. A sound "equalizer" might just be too much.
Dolby instead offers one chip that would be part of the set's components. (According to some reports, Cirrus Logic (Nasdaq: CRUS) has spoken highly of the development; it may wish to partner with Dolby to put the technology on its chips.) The technology then mimics how the human ear works, and how people perceive changes in loudness because of various factors. Dolby then created formulas to have the technology react to those factors to create a more even experience. It believes it could be applied to MP3 technology as well.
Perhaps another area where it should be investigated is cell phones. Despite advances there, sound quality has never been all that good, but Q Sound Labs (Nasdaq: QSND), another surround-sound developer, is using its MobileQ technology to provide a surround sound experience on close-proximity speakers and headsets. With advertising moving to mobile phones, quashing loud commercials before they begin could be a big seller.
Let's hope Dolby's technology proves popular, if only so that another drop of beer will never be spilled while jumping to turn down an annoying commercial.
Want to see what other high-decibel recommendations have been made in Stock Advisor ? A 30-day guest pass gives you full access to all the market-beating selections.
Fool contributor Rich Duprey owns shares of Dolby but does not own any of the other stocks mentioned in this article. You can see his holdings here. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Volume


Not enough information. You need the mass density for the alloys the coins are made of. Besides, you cannot use physical measures without specifying the units. Furthermore when you say that " the weight of the nickels and dimes is equal to 743?" does it mean the total weight of all those coins, or the weight of the nickels and that of the dimes are both equal to 743 (weight units).
Sorry you will have to be more forthcoming with the necessary information.

May 22, 2013 | Mathsoft Educational & Reference Software

1 Answer

If y=f(x)=5x+3/4x-5 , show that x=f(y)


Write the equality in the form y=(5X+3)/(4X-5). Insert parentheses to ensure a correct result.
  1. Multiply both sides of the equality by (4X-5). This gives (4X-5)y=(5X+3).
  2. Open the parentheses as 4Xy-5y=5X+3
  3. Subtract 5X from both sides 4Xy-5y-5X=5X-5X+3
  4. Add 5y to both sides 4Xy-5X-5y+5y=5y+3 or 4Xy-5X=5y+3
  5. Factor the X on the left side X(4y-5)=5y+3
  6. If 4y-5 does not vanish, you can isolate X by dividing both members of the equality by (4y-5).
  7. You get X=(5y+3)/(4y-5)=f(y)
Compare the initial function f(x) and the function just found: They have the same form: X and y have switched places.

Jun 24, 2012 | Mathsoft StudyWorks! Mathematics Deluxe...

1 Answer

A cuboid has sides whose lengths are whole numbers greater than1.b Find the dimensions of the cuboid if it has volume 30 mm^3


Find all possible combinations of three integers whchi when multiplied together yield 30
2*3*5
If one or two dimensions can be equal to 1 you may find more combinations 1*1*30=1*2*15=1*6*5=1*3*10=2*3*5

Feb 08, 2012 | Mathsoft StudyWorks! Mathematics Deluxe...

1 Answer

If a cube has an area of 216cm3 how do you find out its length , breadth & height


If it is a cube, length, breadth, and height are all equal. If volume (not the area) is 216 cm^3 then
V=s^3 where s is the measure of a side
s=CUBIC ROOT (216)=6
s= 6 cm

Nov 10, 2011 | Mental MathSecret Online Learning Plans

1 Answer

A and b are two numbers selected randomly from 1,2,3.... 25 what is the probability of a and b are not equal?


1. Well if a and b are selected from the same single group of numbers (1-25) the probability is 100. 2. But assuming that a and b are from two separate 1-25 groups or duplicate numbers are allowed then probability of the numbers BEING EQUAL is 25/625 as there are 625 total combinations possible and 25 numbers to choose from. Therefore the probability in this case of a and b are NOT EQUAL is 600/625.

Feb 28, 2011 | Educational & Reference Software

1 Answer

Extreme fluctuation of TV sound leval drives me nuts!!!!


arn't all french movies in whisper and dark screen mode?

I suggest using an amplifier ( yes an amp) reduce the volume on TV to just audible and plug in xtension line to an amp and set the volume on it. It is probably a faulty sound board in your unit. The use of an external amp will control it better by the audio out line.

Please rate my help++++Thanks for using FIXYA

Jun 03, 2010 | Transparent French TV Commercials, Volume...

1 Answer

Can't copy from 123 copy dvd 09 gold. Can't download the update


Try:
www.afterdawn.com
download 'dvdshrink' to crack and copy the movies and...
'nero' to burn them to a blank dvd.

These free programmes are better than most available on the market today and work really well.

May 01, 2010 | Bling Software COPY DVD GOLD 09 for PC...

1 Answer

Show me how to work this problem out on paper.a cylindrcal pale is 12 inches wide ( r=6 inches) and 10 inches tall. how many times would you have to fill the pale to move 5600 cubic of dirt


Hello,
I will give you some hints, and indications. You do the Math.
You have a certain volume of dirt that has to be moved. For that you use a pale the volume of which you do not know right now, but can calculate.

The final question is: How many time do you have to scoop with the pale to move the volume of dirt.

Answer: The number of times I have to fill the pale is equal to the Total volume of dirt divided by the as yet unknown volume of the pale.

As you can see we cannot proceed further until we find the volume of the pale.

Volume of pale
Solid Shape? Cylinder (its base is circular)
Volume of a cylinder: Area of the circular base times the height (10inc.)
To calculate the volume I need the area of the circular base.

Area of the base =Pi* square of radius = Pi *(6)^2 in^2 (do not forget the units)

Volume of pale = Pi* (6^2)*10 in^2 * in =Pi*10*6^2 cubic inches.

Number of times one has to scoop.

Number = Volume of dirt / volume of pale

You cannot proceed further until you correct the error in the data. As you can see, when you calculate the volume of the pale the unit is cubic inches. However, your question states 5600 cubic of dirt.
Do you see what is missing?

Now you are on your own. Good sailing.


Nov 01, 2009 | The Learning Company Achieve! Math &...

1 Answer

Please help its case of sound not coming


Dear Neha,
You sure that sound driver is properly installed or not.
You open control panel and click on sound and device, check device volume.
Double click on sound icon that show on system tray, and check balance and volume.
If all things are ok you check your jack (sound port).
620ad80.jpg

5fea77d.jpg
89e4cc2.jpg
80da5fb.jpg
7dedb40.jpg
24621e2.jpg

If sound driver not installed then insert your motherboard CD and run setup/auto run/auto play
Select or check sound driver and install.
Restart your pc and enjoy! email: neerajkumarsingh@hotmail.com

May 30, 2009 | Microsoft Educational & Reference Software

Not finding what you are looking for?
Educational & Reference Software Logo

3,381 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Transparent Educational & Reference Software Experts

k24674

Level 3 Expert

7993 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

98608 Answers

Are you a Transparent Educational and Reference Software Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...