HK AVR 8000 flashes "offset..." ???

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  1. Dale Ridgeway

    Dale Ridgeway Stunt Coordinator

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    Ive noticed that when popping in a DVD and the 8000 starts to read the bitstream It will flash some thing like
    "offset +3db" or "offset -6db" . Anyone know what it is doing? No mention of this in the manual.
     
  2. JackS

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    Sounds like the receiver has a "Volumn Memory" setting and is making adjustments as each source is selected. Nice feature.
     
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    Or it could be DD Dialnorm.
     
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    Yeah, it's Dialog Normalization, not any kind of receiver memory. Thankfully, some makers let us know what the Dial Norm is for each source. If nothing else, it gives you an idea how loud the program will be. Of course it does more than that...

    Here's a good article on Dial Norm:

    http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...on-6-2000.html
     

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