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Old 12-28-2011, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Even worse, the music is way too loud. You have to turn the volume way up on the TV movies, to hear the mumbling dialogue, and then they cut to music, and it wakes up the neighbors.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:48 PM
 
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I hate this too. The dialogue is like at a whispering level, so I turn up the volume really high to hear it. Then the music comes on and blasts the whole house. I'm not really into action movies, so it's definitely not just action movies. Some TV shows also have dialogue that is so quiet that you have to have the volume set at the total maximum. Then God forbid if you forget and flip the channel!

Yes, commercials are louder than the shows and movies that are on, but this loudness suddenly comes up in the midst of a show or movie. I expect it with commercials, but not in the middle of a movie!

On a similar note, I hate when subtitles are white against a light background! I'm not talking closed captioning, which is white letters on a black background, but movies that have some scenes in another language, so they have to add in subtitles. They often have the words on top of the light areas of a scene.

I'm not saying a have perfect vision, but who on earth can read white-on-white words?
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:03 PM
 
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I hate this too. The dialogue is like at a whispering level, so I turn up the volume really high to hear it. Then the music comes on and blasts the whole house. I'm not really into action movies, so it's definitely not just action movies. Some TV shows also have dialogue that is so quiet that you have to have the volume set at the total maximum. Then God forbid if you forget and flip the channel!

Yes, commercials are louder than the shows and movies that are on, but this loudness suddenly comes up in the midst of a show or movie. I expect it with commercials, but not in the middle of a movie!

On a similar note, I hate when subtitles are white against a light background! I'm not talking closed captioning, which is white letters on a black background, but movies that have some scenes in another language, so they have to add in subtitles. They often have the words on top of the light areas of a scene.

I'm not saying a have perfect vision, but who on earth can read white-on-white words?

I just cannot watch subtitled movies......too much attention is required and I am usually on the computer when a movie is playing.

But the point of the cra**y dialogue that you cannot hear....then....bam....action scenes that kill your ears........sucks.

I have take to turining subtitles on all of the time......then keeping the sound down........so I can VIEW what they are saying.....cannot hear it for c**p.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:15 PM
 
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I seriously doubt they will change it anytime soon. I grabbed one of these at a computer swap-meet for around $10 which actually helps.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:24 PM
 
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I seriously doubt they will change it anytime soon. I grabbed one of these at a computer swap-meet for around $10 which actually helps.

Wow, how does that work.........sets a maximum level that cannot be exceeded????

Have to get one of these things!
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:56 AM
 
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I watch most movies via my computer, and I often use a free player called VLC which comes with EQ processing. Focusing on the mid range frequencies greatly helps with the overly loud explosions, music, etc.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:56 PM
 
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Wow, how does that work.........sets a maximum level that cannot be exceeded????

Have to get one of these things!
No, the one I got really had no settings of any kind other than on/off. When turned on, it calibrates or aligns itself with the volume you set on the sound output device be it your receiver, stereo system or TV. If there is any sudden increase in sound, it kicks in within split second to regulate the audio output.
I had my DVD player connected to my stereo system which I use as the sound system (amplifier + speaker) so the device sits between the DVD player and the stereo/receiver connected via AV jacks at both ends.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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No, the one I got really had no settings of any kind other than on/off. When turned on, it calibrates or aligns itself with the volume you set on the sound output device be it your receiver, stereo system or TV. If there is any sudden increase in sound, it kicks in within split second to regulate the audio output.
I had my DVD player connected to my stereo system which I use as the sound system (amplifier + speaker) so the device sits between the DVD player and the stereo/receiver connected via AV jacks at both ends.

Thanks.....I have to get one of these things.....commercials and action scenes are going to make me deaf.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:44 AM
 
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This is what ticks me off about so many movies. I have to turn up the volume to hear the unclear/muffled dialogue. Then when you come to an action scene it is just overkill with the fricken volume. Why, oh why can't the video editors just even things out a little, clearer dialogue with more volume and less eardrum shattering during the action scenes???

Is it just me or does this bother others?????

PS: my hearing is fine.
my friends and i always joke, "Oh here comes the action, time to turn down the volume"
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:26 AM
 
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It seems the best way to enjoy a movie nowdays without repeatedly adjusting the volume is using headphones.
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