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Turn Down The Volume DIRECTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Castlebill, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. JJJBBB

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    Absolutely.
     
  2. Inches

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    Ordered one from Amazon for 26.55 delivered.

    Thanks
     
  3. Hoxxx

    Hoxxx Cool Member/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    to bad it isn't HDMI in and out that would be perfect for me.
     
  4. CCarncross

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    Thats the deal killer for me. There is no place for analog audio in my system in this day and age. Plus, I don't want any device trying to control the sound. Limiting the audio volume during commercials is great, but I don't want it touching the audio for shows or movies, which I suspect you cant have it both ways with a device like that.
     
  5. JJJBBB

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    Yes it's analog audio but there is a bypass switch for movies and shows you don't wish to filter.
     
  6. JJJBBB

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    Nice, better price than I got too. - Welcome
     
  7. David MacLeod

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    but if I understand correctly its still stereo feed only right? the HR units don't pass dolby 5.1 over the red/white connections do they?
     
  8. Tom Servo

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    Stereo only. Those red/white RCA cables only carry analog audio.

    I'm kinda surprised the company isn't offering one that works via optical cable, coax or even 5/7 RCA cables. Signal processing to a digital audio signal should be doable, but more expensive.
     
  9. David MacLeod

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    thats what I thought. could probably accomplish close to the same effect by using stereo and disabling dolby on the HR unit and save the $ 30.
     
  10. Tom Servo

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    I speak from experience when I say disabling Dolby in the H/HR units doesn't reduce the wide dynamic range. I've got an H20 hooked up to an SDTV and have the output set to PCM because my bedroom stereo doesn't do Dolby Digital, and the DD-enabled channels still have a lot of dynamic range.
     
  11. CCarncross

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    Thats all fine and dandy, but you lose the 5.1 discrete audio. Just another one of the reasons to watch HD.
     
  12. dd5087

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    I have noticed the same issue. I have had to crank up the volume on all channels, unless it's a DIRECTV commerical!
     
  13. rustynails

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    Was this an inadvertent effect of the software update? I can't believe D would deliberately cause the volume to go softer or lower. I never had to keep changing the volume before the update! I thought that they would correct this mistake in a future update.
     
  14. Tom Servo

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    I'm not so sure. I've noticed that some DD stations are quieter than before but I don't think my DVR has been pushed an update yet.

    EDIT: Well dang, I got one on 3/3. Maybe that IS the source of the problem.
     
  15. ddrumman2004

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    Not only are the commercials loud but they are also very, very annoying!

    Do Dish subscribers have the same problem?
     
  16. Spicoli

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    It also seems some commercials are louder than others.
     
  17. michaelp95

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    For those of you that know about twitter, Directv has an account there and they answer questions like these there. I have complained about it to them there, perhaps if more did it would be fixed.


    www.twitter.com/directv
     
  18. IcedOmega13

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    I've noticed this myself and I agree its really annoying. I use a logitech Digital 5500, and there unfortunately is no settings to stop it.
    Subliminal messaging through a mega phone lol.
     
  19. cseutter

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    Maybe it has to do with the fact they write the software, they control the programming. Put a flag marked directv commercial instead of commercial, write the software to overlook, bypass, ignore, etc. directv commercial.

    Presto.
     
  20. saleen351

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    I've had it, I constantly have to turn the volume down for commercials..
     

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