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HR-34 Low volume output over HDMI

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by nc88keyz, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. nc88keyz

    nc88keyz Legend

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    I hope i dont get flamed for this thread. I looked through similar threads but didnt recall anything recent

    But i have the following connected to Denon 4311ci

    HR34 ***
    HR24
    HR22
    HR20


    The HR34 audio output has to be at -20db compared to all other 7 hdmi inputs at -32db. significant level difference in volume.

    Before anyone asks ive checked the denon digital audio gain levels over hdmi. they are all set equal.


    Am I imagining this issue, or has it come up recently with the HR34, on national release firmware.???

    I dont know if a microproccesor reset is in order for the Denon or the a reset for the HR34. any help appreciated.
     
  2. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

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    20 dB is a really large increase in volume. 10 db is a doubling of volume. A 20 dB difference is going from an office to a symphony orchestra playing at full volume, or from a residential street to one downtown with traffic. Are you sure it's a 20 dB difference?

    And don't believe numbers on volume controls. They lie.

    That said, I have experienced lower volume from my HR34 than other pieces. I haven't put a number on it. My gut says 6-8 dB, which is what I'd call a significant volume differnce. It's very noticeable.

    I'll play around and let you know.


    EDIT: You have all four of those DVRS hooked into your Denon through HDMI? I want to make sure that's the case. Plus they are all set on Dolby Digital, I'd assume?
     
  3. nc88keyz

    nc88keyz Legend

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    at first I told my wife she was hearing things. or "not" hear things, in my implication it was the HR34 volume.

    Anyways, that didnt go so well. so i began to check different settings.


    Turns out I found the issue.

    After double making sure linked volume was not chaning from input to input, i noticed that when i was switching inputs on the Denon display. Dyn + 3 +4 or something was showing up.

    Culprit: Denon/ AVR Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, (Day Midnight Evening)

    Once i turned it off on three of the other inputs they were all virtually identical. I raised the gain just a little ( my preference) on the digital signal input to +5 and they are all equal accross all four inputs.

    I feel like a bit of an idiot since I am an audio/videophile in the worst way.

    Hopefully someone else will learn from my follies.

    I will be sure to edit title to SOLVED!
     
  4. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

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    Don't feel bad. Happens to us all. I once auditioned a system for an evening just to find out it was in mono.

    Glad you solved the problem.
     

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