When I had anolog satellite service I had the same problem. now I have the Dishnetwork 811 system using h.d.m.i. cable now the sound seems at the same level during the horrible ads you may try using h.d.m.i. cables for your home theater of course I'am old and deaf ha HA STEWEEEEEEEEEE
I have a 42" Panasonic Plasma. It has a feature that maintains the volume during commercial breaks. This works fine if you feed the cable connection straight to the TV. But I have a cable box/PVR to get and record HD programming. When the TV is connected to the cable box the volume of the sound increases during commercial breaks. Is there anything I can do? Thanks.