Trying to watch The Sound of Music. The commercials are really loud compared to the program. Constantly having adjust the volume. What gives? I thought this wasn't supposed to be happening, anymore.
Hey dxer, you're right, this shouldn't be happening anymore since the CRTC has started enforcing volume limitations on commercials. Have you noticed this with any other programming on CTV Vancouver HD?
If not, then I could see this as a case where either the volume from this particular movie is overall lower (which should be accounted for) or the audio is of a different quality since it's from the 60s so it won't necessarily sound the same with compression compared to commercials which will generally broadcast as loud as possible within allowable limits.
If you do notice a difference with other content on this channel though, let me know.
It may be a bit of both a generally quiet show, as the volume is higher than normal. But when a commercial (even a station promo) comes on, it literally booms. I had noticed some commercial/program differences, but not as big and I'm not sure if it was this channel or something else. Most of the time if it is present it isn't that dramatic. I'll let you know if keeps up or happens again.
Sounds good, please do because we may be able to have our video ops department look into this and pass it along. CTV though would be who controls the volume levels on their channels so you could contact them directly as well.
I was going to post about this but saw this older thread so..
Here in Red Deer, CTV HD on all programs at all times has a much lower volume. I have to crank up the receiver from a normal 30 setting to 40 to get the same loudness. This has been going on for quite awhile.
fwiw this is a gateway setup with HDMI connections.
Hi boight. It doesn't look like anyone else has reported this. It's possible that it's the way your Gateway is processing the sound on that channel. Shows might be in stereo and commercials aren't so either Gateway or TV is processing something funny.
Is it just on this one channel? Is it all shows or just some? Is Gateway audio going directly to the TV or through a stereo system?
Now that I think about it, it's typically with shows that are simulcast from the USA like The Voice.
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