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wouldn't be nice for my new HDTV?

by tfarney / November 8, 2009 7:13 AM PST

Having jumped into the HDTV world, I find there is two annoyances that should be automatically managed.
One: The set analyzes the picture and automatically sets the best picture shape (which you can change if it wasn't right, the set would learn from its mistakes)
Two: automatically stabilize the sound like used to be available from Magnavox, when the Smothers Brothers would hawk them,or fron "TV Sound Stabilizer" available as add in box. I am SO over turning the audio down for commercials.
I have seen this technology (both) and know that the processor and programming involved would not add too much to the set price.

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I never have problem with "one"..or at least , not notice;
by ahtoi / November 9, 2009 12:11 AM PST

I agreed with "two" or maybe an automatic commercial "volume DECREASER", hehe).

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The first issue is likely a result of sloppy broadcasting.
by minimalist / November 9, 2009 3:21 AM PST

Especially commercials that appear in the middle of a 16:9 broadcast that are still 4:3. The formatting gets all screwed up because the signal is still telling the TV that its a 16:9 signal.

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of course
by tfarney / November 12, 2009 2:19 AM PST

That is PRECISELY why I would like some add'l circuitry, and while I was at it, would address that volume discrepancy.
Has anyone else measured the volume change in dB from program to ad?
I did, it runs 50-55 dB for program, 60-70 dB for ad. Even ads for the local news during the local news (redundancy)

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