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sound problems with digital tv

by samsungashok / July 14, 2009 4:47 PM PDT

I am having problems with the volume dropping on my digital tv system. I have digital tv from time warner, sony home theatre & samsung lcd tv. I have all the components hooked up with hdmi 1.3a cables. On time warner you have a choice of watching non-digital channel or digital channel. When I am watching "non" digital channel the volume is at around 17 and when I switch to same channel but digital signal the picture improves a 1000 percent while the sound diminishes by 50%, I have to turn volume up to 34 or 35 in order to hear the sound on the digital channel.

Any ideas of why this is happening?


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Sadly nothing new here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2009 11:43 PM PDT

Maybe some day they will figure out sound leveling. I've seen this issue across all makers.

Comcast is doing the same thing.

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Old news unfortunately
by Pepe7 / July 15, 2009 1:21 AM PDT

If I recall correctly, the non-digital offerings (& PCM) have more overhead, so on average they sound louder from our cable boxes. Some of the channels w/ Dolby digital content seem horribly low. Darn Comcast! Wink


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same with cox cable
by mamontano / July 15, 2009 8:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Old news unfortunately

I had to change the cable box settings to output pcm instead of
digital audio. Don't feel the need to tax the receiver.

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"tax the receiver' (?)
by Pepe7 / July 16, 2009 1:51 AM PDT
In reply to: same with cox cable

Please explain, as I don't think I follow you ;).


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turning it up more
by mamontano / July 16, 2009 2:22 AM PDT
In reply to: "tax the receiver' (?)

That's all. Have to turn it up about 10 to 15 clicks (i guess db's)
more when the cable box is set to ouput digital audio instead of pcm.
That's all.

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