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Auto sound control for commercials

by dennyls / December 28, 2008 1:27 PM PST

I have a new LN46A650--the picture is great. I "assumed" the autosound feature would adjust the sound to a constant level when commercials come on at higher volume than the regular show. Unfortunately, I have discovered that it does not do that, but simply keeps the volume level between channels/sources.

Is there anyway to "turn on" a feature so that it maintains a constant volume level within a program. I have a fairly old Sony CRT TV that has this option, and it's great.

If there isn't a way to turn this on, could a firmware update be developed to provide this? I just heard a radio ad for a competing brand LCD that talked about such a feature.


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BUMP -- Mr. Samsung -- anything I can do here
by dennyls / December 30, 2008 2:09 PM PST

Is there anyway to have the volume "stabilized" between show and commercial automatically?

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 31, 2008 5:34 PM PST


Unfortunately, there is no internal sound stabilizer.

They can be purchased seperately at a Radio Shack or equivalent electronics parts store, but that's about all I can suggest to combat that problem.


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Volume Contol Problem LN46A650
by lubcker / February 2, 2009 3:16 AM PST
In reply to: Stabilizers

I am having a similar volume control problem with my set, but my problems do not just happen on commercials AND the volume spike is played through my TV speakers, which are set to "off" as I have a surround sound connected. Auto volume is greyed out on my Sound menu as I do have the TV's internal speakers "off". Nothing I do will lower the resulting very high TV volume. Any thoughts?

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / February 4, 2009 6:18 AM PST


A few thoughts...

When you say that your televisions internal speakers are off, do you mean that they are turned down all the way to 0? Or that you've gone into the television's setup menu to mute the speakers altogether?

If your speakers are muted and you still hear volume through the speakers, it might be worth considering having your unit serviced. That doesn't sound like it's operating correctly, but a service tech would be able to confirm that.


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Auto Volume Control
by oh2dive / February 4, 2009 9:29 AM PST
In reply to: Thoughts...

It sounds like Samsung just simply does not offer this feature and that is a shame. I was really leaning toward a huge Samsung Plasma but not any more. I have an old Phillips Magnavox CRT TV and they call this feature "SMART-SOUND" and it does work GREAT. I was really disappointed later when I bought my (not quite as old) SONY Trinitron 32" flatscreen and found it did not include this feature. I thought surely if Phillips-Magnavox offered this feature, SONY would too. That shows you how long the technology has been available.

My bet is that as soon as the advertising industry caught wind of it, they started to put pressure on the television manufacturers to put the kabash on the feature. It isn't in the advertiser's interests for consumers to have this feature available.

And they ask me why I drink?!?!?

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