About a week ago, I noticed that I had to turn up the volume on my TV about twice as loud as I used to (in terms of the volume number). Taking into consideration my advancing age(!)--I still thought it was weird that this happened seemingly overnight.
I called Buckeye Cable and they told me that they did some sort of software update (or something like that) and the volume issue seems to be an outcome of that.
Anyone else with Buckeye noticing the same thing?
Yes have had volume fluctuations between regular broadcast and commercials which I thought I read that that had been addressed and prohibited. Have always had two distinct levels from digital/analog reception. Have not called about it have just suffered the annoyance until I get fed up and cancel. Books were published before mindless sitcoms were created.
I switched to Buckeye cable about 3 months ago. I already had Buckeye internet. I do not like Buckeye Cable. I have no real other option with the internet due to where I live. Buckeye Cable is way less user friendly than Directv. The "local" commercials that play over normal programming are annoying, and in general, the quality of clarity is less than what I got with other providers.
Agreed with the volume being different depending on the channel and even with regulations, it seems like some commercials blow your eardrums out.
Not to mention, no NHL network channel.
Yes the volume is screwed up now. This was discussed in another thread but I can't find it. The update supposedly updated the "Dolby digital standard" as someone stated. A tech at Buckeye said the volume was decreased because people were blowing their
speakers out. I say Bullshit to both of those reasons. If your using a surround system you can crank up your amp but most smaller sets (LED's)have crappy sound and you have to max out your volume to hear it decently. I have a 19" led in my Bedroom that I could put on 35 and hear it good. Now I have to max the volume up. This isn't good for the set.Why Buckeye did this for real I'm not sure. There is some type of data coming through the cable carrying the volume information. Are they trying to save bandwidth? I don't know. Everyone who has a problem with this should call Buckeye and complain. I called and emailed them. They never responded to my email. Must not want to say the wrong thing and have a record of it.
It was talked about in this thread http://toledotalk.com/cgi-bin/tt.pl/article/145980/24Mar2013/I_Finally_Cut_the_Cable
We have the digital cable box and have not noticed any change.
You can check the audio settings on the cable box by pressing the cable button---menu button---setup--audio settings--optimize stereo. There used to be a volume control on the remote for the cable box, but you had to unlock the volume in the remote instructions.
I have the whole home DVR on two sets and have not noticed any difference in the volume recently.