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Old 04-27-2009, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default Volume of Various TV Programs/Channels

Doesn't the FCC regulate this stuff?? Just about every time a commercial comes on the volume is way louder than the program I am watching so I have to turn it down. When I change the channel one program's volume may be way louder than the other. We seem to be constantly adjusting the volume because the networks apparently don't have to comply with any volume standards; they decide how loud I will listen to something. Sometimes I get so mad I want to write a letter but I am sure nothing will come from it. This is really annoying late at night when others are in bed sleeping and I decided on a reasonable volume then BAM, the TV is blasting!

Am I the only one annoyed by this?

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Old 04-27-2009, 08:59 PM   #2
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Most newer TVs adjust that automatically. Time to upgrade!

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It usually more often a setting in your television itself that contrrols this. It also comes by many names depending on the manufacturer. I think the FCC does have some controlof this but, they also give a pretty long leash too.

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Most newer TVs adjust that automatically. Time to upgrade!
For my Sony HD TV already?? We just got a new VISIO flat screen last year for the kitchen and it doesn't control the volume either. I guess I missed out on that feature by only months.
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It usually more often a setting in your television itself that contrrols this. It also comes by many names depending on the manufacturer. I think the FCC does have some controlof this but, they also give a pretty long leash too.
Is that control called "The volume control of the volume control button"?
How about the "I can set the volume and it won't change unless I want it to button"?

I'll have to pull out the manuals tonight. I'll be P'd and yet happy if mine actually have this feature.
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Point here also is that sometimes the volume increase is not just minor, but hurt your ears louder. I mean what the hell?? Sometimes we go diving for the remote the change is so great. And I am not talking about a commercial with a rock band in it, it could have butterflies in it and the volume still annoys us.

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If it's a newer HDTV, it should definitely have that feature. If not, that's sort of like them selling a 2008 car that didn't come with cup holders.

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Well, my Samsung calls it "Automatic Volume Control". I know some sets call it "Program Volume Control". Regardless it's always a On/Off setting buried within the sets menues. Usually the sound setting menu but sometimes in a general menu.

Many times tho', I have seen that "whatever it's called" does not work if External speakers are used.

IIRC, some of the Dish STB's have a similar function too.

Meh. I always leave mine off.

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I use the mute button for commercials
A friend was over watching TV with us and commented that she never saw any one mute the commercials.
I thought that's what it was made for.

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God bless my Dish Network DVR and its 30-second skip button.

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