Charter Digital Cable Volume

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  1. wally

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    Over the last few weeks I’ve noticed a great volume disparity between many of my channels. When switching from a comfortable listening level on i.e., Discovery or a network channel to one of the HBOs, I can hardly hear the HBO. This occurs on all my sets and we haven’t added set top boxes or anything lately, it just happened.

    Any ideas or experience similar?

    I live in St. Charles, MO just outside St. Louis.
     
  2. Mark Hedges

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    I think what is happening is that when you switch from an analog to a digital channel the volume level goes down. My cable box outputs a much quieter signal from digital channels than analog - something like 15db less volume.

    If your cable box has a digital out and you run that to your reciever the volume levels are more consistant.

    Mark
     
  3. wally

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    Thanks Mark,

    I received a response from Charter stating that the volume should stay level across channels.

    I have more faith in your response [​IMG]

    Between this problem, and what seems like a rate increase every month, I'm moving closer and closer bringin' on the dish!
     
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    Make sure your box is setup for "Heavy Compression" in your audio options.
     
  5. Lewis Besze

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    I have Charter here in CA but I haven't experinced this at your level,however I don't channel surf I pretty much record shows to my Replay Tv and watch it later.I don't know if that makes any difference though.
     

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