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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by ThomasM, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. paulman182

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 4, 2006
    My mother-in-law lives with us and uses an R-15 on a Sharp SD TV. I see (and hear) her TV often, and there is no volume problem that I can determine. She watches a wide variety of channels.

    My other R-15 is on Sprout most of the time, when it is on, and the sound is fine, no real noticeable difference when I do change channels.

    I'm sure some people, maybe lots of people, are having problems, but not everyone has noticed anything out of the ordinary.
  2. gphvid

    gphvid Godfather

    Jun 19, 2007
    I wonder if the SD receivers have what some old sets did which was an AGC or auto gain control that would (if I remember corrrectly) auto adjust volume levels in an attempt to smooth out level variances. Maybe, if that exists on these receivers, that is going out and actually is boosting output instead of leveling it. Just a passing thought.

    And thanks always to Earl for all his work and his advice. Don't let one poster let you down. We all appreciate your efforts!
  3. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    Ehh, No one gives two shakes about SD channel volumes anyway anymore. SD channels need to go away completely.....to make more room for HD.

  4. wmj5

    wmj5 Godfather

    Aug 26, 2007
    someone was talking about their volume control, I ordered a terk vr-1 volume controller from J & R out on N.Y. about 10 years ago, and then I got another one just a short while ago to go from pc to receiver, and you put the other one from receiver to receiver using standard audio cables, I think I paid $26.00 and something for the last one, its only about a 4"x4"x1" box and you put a red and white cable where it says in and come out with another two, they are very good.
  5. Cyber36

    Cyber36 Legend

    Mar 20, 2008
    Byron NY
    Hey WMJ, got a link for that product??
  6. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    Over Earl, you believe a miscellaneous, unknown CSR, whom you have no background regarding their training, experience or even honesty?

    You trust a CSR with whom you will have precisely one conversation in your life over all the times Earl has opened himself up to both praise and criticism on this forum?


    Half the phone calls I've gotten over the past week have been from aliens invading Earth from the planet Griznock. Do you believe me?
  7. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Let's not turn this into "me" vs a CSR... not my intent, desire, or goal for participating here in this thread (and forum).

    This isn't about me... this about the OP having an issue, that he wants resolved.
    I don't have an exact resolution, just my own test cases as a comparison point.

    Checked with the SAT-GO today, and really don't have low audio on it...
    I haven't watched it in a while, so maybe I don't have a comparison point on it.

    Twitter, Email, and the Facebook page are other communication options you have... in addition to the Official Forum (which is monitored, just not directly replied to)...

    More details, solid examples, so research can be done.

    The same SD signal that I view on my HR systems is the same SD signal that my R15 receives... So if I have no issues with the volume, then it narrows down to the individual receiver, TV Connected to it, or audio options.
  8. ATARI

    ATARI Hall Of Fame

    May 10, 2007
    I've noticed that my new R16 actually has better sound quality and volume than the old TiVo it replaced. Same cables, same TV. No more electronic buzzing in the background and the volume is set two positions lower.

    So, bottom line, not having any problems here.
  9. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    I just deactivated 2 SD receivers last week that I had been using for the last year in the kids game room and in the bedroom. Each display also has a DVD player connected and I never noticed any audio problems with either one. The display in the kids play room is always kept at the same volume level (the remote isn't even programmed to change the volume, because we don't want the kids cranking it) for every channel and every source, and never had any issues with fluctuations in volume.
  10. Taltizer

    Taltizer Legend

    Sep 26, 2007
    Im using HDMI and tried component and the low volume continues.Now it has affected my local HD stations my FOXHD is the worse now.
  11. bnwrx

    bnwrx Icon

    Dec 29, 2007
  12. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    Interesting piece. If they are going to start normalizing all the channels real time, that might mean compressing them. It would be the easiest way.

    As much as I realize normalization would solve the OP's problem, I sure hope they also allow us to turn it off, especially if the process does use compression. I hate too much compression. Reminds me of music on the radio. Meh.
  13. bjamin82

    bjamin82 Godfather

    Sep 4, 2007
    I do notice SD Channels are lower in volume than HD channels... but only notice when Surround Sound is turned on, connect via optical Cable and TV speakers off.

    If the stereo is off, and just using the TV speakers, there are no audio issues what so ever.
  14. Blaze

    Blaze Legend

    Jun 9, 2010
    I know what you mean about the Audio on (SD)Receivers which suck, i have a (HDTV) 40" but when i put it on my Cable channel it's so loud.:confused:
  15. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    Hey, Earl, did you have anything to do with the 7 page "volume" thread on the DirecTV Technical Forum being deleted (hidden) and heavily edited shortly after I started this thread here yesterday evening? Well, the natives over there aren't happy and have started a new one. Even if they can't hear the sound from their TV they are sure screaming loudly about it. Several are lining up customers to start a class action lawsuit!

    What a riot.

    For all of you who would like an "example", try this little test:

    Tune in HLN on channel 204. Set your TV volume to a comfortable listening level (which will probably be almost all the way up). Now enter 3-0-4 (TV Land) on your remote. Please let us know how long it takes for someone in your household to scream "TURN THE TV DOWN". ;)
  16. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Take off the tinfoil hat

    Both sounded fine here...TV Land was a tad louder, especially commercials. No need to adjust anything.
  17. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    Receiver type?
  18. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
  19. devaska1

    devaska1 Mentor

    Jul 15, 2010
    TV Land 304 is way louder than 204 HLN and not just a little either. Anyone who can't tell the difference needs their hearing checked. That's on an HR24-100 DVR with my 32' Samsung LCD no audio besides TV speakers.

  20. matt

    matt New Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    Yep, it's louder. Nobody shouted, but I am the only one here. Boy I picked a bad time, Everybody Loves Raymond is even worse when it is loud.

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