Volume level playing DVD vs. TV signal

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by MonishS, Feb 21, 2002.

  1. MonishS

    MonishS Auditioning

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    Hi

    I recently setup my Denon 2802. I have a Sony DVD player and also have DirecTV. When we watch TV, the volume level on the receiver needs to go to about -30db, but when we are watching anything on the DVD, we need to go to at least -16db to be able to hear things clearly. I am using an optical cable to connect the sound from the DVD to the receiver and using composite from the DirecTV receiver to the Denon

    Is this normal or does something need to change? Is this a function of the optical vs. the composite?

    Thanks

    Monish
     
  2. Bill Catherall

    Bill Catherall Screenwriter

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    Actually it's because DVD has more dynamic range than most TV programs. Meaning the difference between loud scenes and quiet scenes is greater. So when the DVDs are created they are mastered at a "lower volume" to give themselves more headroom.
     

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