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Any way to manipulate volume in the HR24?


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#1 OFFLINE   solinar

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 10:18 AM

Is there any way to manipulate the volume level that the HR-24 puts out? By default, it controls the TV volume, and it can also control an audio receiver volume, but I don't see any setting for making it control the audio level the HR-24 itself puts out (other than mute).

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#2 OFFLINE   bobnielsen

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 10:20 AM

No. Even mute is accomplished on the attached device (TV or AVR).

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 10:27 AM

DIRECTV receivers do not feature variable audio output.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 10:35 AM

DIRECTV receivers do not feature variable audio output.


Except for when a DirecTV commercial comes on!:D
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#5 OFFLINE   TomCat

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 09:41 PM

IT would be a bad idea for them to control the audio level. Consumer audio levels are handled best when gain-staged properly, and when controlled at a single point. Adding control of volume at the DVR would violate both concepts.

Assume you lowered the level, and then raised it to compensate at the TV or AVR. That would imply raising the inherent noise level in the system as well. What then happens when you switch to a component with audio set to a different level? It would compound that level with the TV/AVR level, which would knock you right out of your Barca-lounger. Not recommended, not likely what anyone has in mind.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 01:07 AM

Some would argue that it would be nice to be able to match the DIRECTV output levels to everything else they have. Then again, that's why most modern surround sound systems feature those kinds of adjustments.

I expect that interest in doing trick stuff with analog stereo is relatively small. Then again, I've seen a knucklehead using RCA Y adapters to an old Hi-Fi system for TV audio and radio listening. It really messed with his brain when the audio for a TV show was 180 degrees out of phase between the channels; all he heard was the differences between the channels.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 09:35 AM

Except for when a DirecTV commercial comes on!:D


That problem seems better than it has been. Don't know what happened and don't watch commercials much, but when I do, the volume doesn't seem to go up as much as it used to.

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