Storm13 wrote:Blueline29 wrote:barnburner wrote:The FCC regulates everything else, why don't they require a "normalize" audio level for television... It's just wonderful having the fillings jarred out of your teeth when some of these commercials come on.
Luckily, I record about 90% of what I watch, so I spare myself that horrid bit of torture most of the time.
Me, too...I just particularly noticed it today on one of the NHL Network's commercials. At least they've introduced a new one into the lineup, I guess.
A lot of TV's used to have a function that senses volume changes on commercials and will tone them down. Doesn't work with a satelite receiver or cable box though. Haven't bought a new TV in ~5 years, so I don't know if that's still an option though.
My TV has that option (it's about a month old), but it definitely doesn't work through the cable box. I'm thinking I'm just going to go the whole nine and set up speakers, etc., so I have a little more control over the sound (I'm also getting crap volume levels from the cable box, and my living room is noisy anyway because the aquarium's in it.)