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D* finally turns the volume down during its commercials! Thank you D*!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dubber deux, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. rkr0923

    rkr0923 Guest

    Sep 14, 2006
    guess you haven't seen the 101 commercial on TNT............ good GAWD!
    just blew my tv speakers..........thanks D*
  2. dubber deux

    dubber deux Icon

    Mar 7, 2009

    Sorry to hear about that. I don't think I have ever watched TNT.:nono:

    Well if nothing else when the FCC creates new regs the problem will be history nomatter what.
  3. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    I like to watch SUPER PASSWORD on GSN (ch 309). I had to be very careful to detect when a commercial was coming to avoid blowing out the speaker in my TV set. But this past week the audio of the show itself came up to (almost) the level of the commercials. The CSR's must have been getting a lot of calls about this "blow out your speaker during commercials" effect. ;)
  4. mx6bfast

    mx6bfast Hall Of Fame

    Nov 8, 2006
    Still loud commercials during TNT tonight. Saw it on another channel tonight but I don't remember which one.
  5. dwrats_56

    dwrats_56 Godfather

    Apr 20, 2007
    Columbia, MO
    The volume is not what it should be if the ad is for the 101.

    They are WAY TOO LOUD!!!!!
  6. Laker44

    Laker44 Godfather

    Jun 18, 2008
    I wish the MLB network would've the same volume on the shows as they do the commercials.When watching a show on it,i have to turn the volume up almost twice as much to hear it.Then get blasted out with the commercials.

    I normally have the volume set about 24 or 25,when watching this channel i have to turn it up somewhere between 35-40.
  7. mdwood

    mdwood Mentor

    Feb 4, 2008
    I DVR on three machines with the best of them, am completely networked with TVersity. etc., and still there are many times we are viewing live.

    The Directv commercials during the NASCAR race today were loud enough to make you want to cancel the service. The PPV fighting commercials to be specific were REALLY loud. They are why I'm even here looking for stuff.

    Contrasted with the horrible race coverage on TNT simply makes for bad TV.
  8. Chuck W

    Chuck W Icon

    Mar 26, 2002
    If they have turned down the volume, I'm not seeing/hearing it, they are still as loud as ever.
  9. Getteau

    Getteau Icon

    Dec 19, 2007
    Not for me either. I'm watching FBN and I thought the UFC commercial and the DTV website commercials were loud. However, an ION commercial followed them and it must have been 2x as loud as the UFC and DTV commercials.
  10. ajc68

    ajc68 Icon

    Jan 23, 2008
    I'm still hearing plenty of D* adds that blow the roof off the place...
  11. Msguy

    Msguy Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2003
    Same goes for me here. I am watching The Cubs and Braves game on ESPN tonight. I just saw a UFC commercial and it was much louder than the normal ESPN Commercials. They got better for a few days, but they are back loud. I wish The FCC would Force DirecTv to run the channels commercials instead of inserting their own DirecTv commercials in. I noticed that it's only DirecTv Advertisements and UFC Commercials that have remained REAL Loud!! TURN THEM DOWN DIRECTV! :mad:
  12. drded

    drded Godfather

    Aug 22, 2006
    Tucson, AZ
    Two things would be nice. One, DirecTV would buy some of the many compressor/limiters available that would solve the volume problem.

    Two, one of our moderators would pass along a name of someone at DirecTV we could address out complaints to. Someone who actually would listen and get the problem resolved. Whoever is getting the letters and reading the complaints now certainly is not acting on them.

  13. Tom Servo

    Tom Servo Icon

    Mar 7, 2007
    If they stopped "local insertion" then they'd make up the revenue difference in our bills. No thanks, I'll just use the fast-forward and/or mute buttons.
  14. newsposter

    newsposter Hall Of Fame

    Nov 12, 2003
    now that this problem is taken care of, how about the volume difference between SD and HD? I cant see the 119 so get the '1 hour' message and turn to a local SD on the 101 and holy cow almost blow myself back thru my wall it's so loud! A volume of 30 on the HD channel is about the same as a 10-14 on the SD channel.
  15. mx6bfast

    mx6bfast Hall Of Fame

    Nov 8, 2006
    Problem is not taken care of.
  16. slls

    slls Cool Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    I use the mute button, they can turn the commercials up to any volume they want.:lol:
  17. Movieman

    Movieman Hall Of Fame

    May 8, 2009
    Has anyone seen this take affect. I have to still lower the volume if I am watching live tv. Just curious if anyone has seen this take affect on any channels.
  18. David MacLeod

    David MacLeod New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    no change here, syfy sometimes seems to show the program a lot lower and commercials at normal level creating the loud commercial effect.
    no real change here.
  19. anitag0122

    anitag0122 Cool Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    I am pretty new to DirecTV. There are some things I like and some things I absolutely hate--one of which is the audio. I am constantly "fiddling" with the volume. The commercials are ear splitting loud on all the channels I watch and the regular programming on many of the channels is so low I have the volume turned up almost to the limit. Before you assume it might be my hearing, with very few exceptions on a few channels, I didn't have the problem with cable. If DirecTV has addressed the loud commercials problem, I haven't seen it.
  20. hiker

    hiker Icon

    Mar 1, 2006
    I had same problem with the audio level and gave up on digital audio and went with analog audio for normal TV watching and got the Terk VR-1 volume regulator (now branded Audiovox). This is an amazing little device that I have been very happy with. You can get on eBay or online stores like Crutchfield.

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