[ivtv-users] Commercial volume

Hans Verkuil hverkuil at xs4all.nl
Sun Apr 30 23:13:52 CEST 2006


What card do you have? I know both the msp3400 chip used in the 
PVR250/350 and the cx2584x used in the PVR150/500 have a AVC (automatic 
volume control) feature. It isn't currently used in the msp3400, but as 
far as I could tell it should be on by default for the cx2584x.

	Hans

On Sunday 30 April 2006 20:07, Brent Kilgore wrote:
> Apparently my cable company decided it would be good to implement a
> "bleeding ears" policy.  There are about 5 channels now that play
> channels an order of magnitude louder than the programming.  I have
> been forced to prerecord everything on those channels so I can cut
> the channels out.  This is worse than most people complaints about
> loud commercials.  My TV sits around "30" of 60 during a program.  I
> have to drop it to 5 to prevent hearing/hardware damage.
>
>
>
> Some example networks in order of the highest to lowest volume
> commercials
>
> Sci-Fi
>
> FX
>
> Fox
>
> Spike
>
> NBC
>
>
>
> I realize this is probably not IVTV's fault.  But I was wondering if
> the drivers had a "high end volume choke" feature or something.  I
> don't want full audio compression, just the ability to hear after a
> commercial comes on.  If they do not have them, how would I
> officially request them.
>
>
>
> If it was something that I could control through ivtvctl I would be
> happy. I could script it into my remote to turn it on and off.
>
>
>
> If someone could suggest a hardware device/circuit I can build, that
> would suffice also.
>
>
>
> Thanks



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