Sorry, that was for BH.
Does this quote ring any bells? "Debates are a method intended to arrive at a greater truth in an adversarial forum - you have protagonists speaking for the motion and antagonists against, whether they actually believe their case or not. That is how Parliament and Courts of Law operate, and if I represent the antagonist side by playing devil's advocate there's nothing personal about it (although I admit it is sometimes seen that way) - I'm just testing the case. I might equally support the protagonist side if I think it needs it."Do you really suspect that it does, based on limited evidence?
All boxes amplify/process the sound one way or another, I just think the output from the Humax is to dynamic.
I don't use multichannel, but with stereo...
The subject of this topic is something different. Adverts are always transmitted at a higher volume in an attempt to get your attention. If your TV has an "automatic volume" setting, it will help to level out the sound (at loss of dynamic range).I have a Panasonic TX-L19X5B connected to the HDR via HDMI. I too noticed this change in volume during comercial breaks. I have tried various settings on the Humax and TV but no difference.
The original complaint is that there seems to be a marked difference in sound levels within the programme itself, something I see no reason to blame the Humax for, but others think differently.
I think you mean Menu >> Settings >> Preferences >> Audio >> Digital Audio Output = Multi-channel.
The subject of this topic is something different
It is possible to compress the audio dynamic range without distorting the sound, as DVD players do. Purists could argue any Digital Signal Processing introduces distortion but this usually isn't detectable by the human ear
distortion has many definitions, I wasn't too sure what you meant by "flatten (ie, distort)", I regard distortion as changing a wave shape e.g. something that starts out as a sine wave should emerge as a sine wave. But the purist could argue that changing the dynamic range is a distortion of the original, DSP will also add add digital noise, I think distortion that can only be measured by instrumentation (rather than the ear) is acceptable
What about the analogue outputs? If the Humax is introducing dynamic sound processing, wouldn't the analogue sound (SCART and phono) show the same thing if stuffed into an amplifier? I run my HD-FOX into the Qumi for video and take the sound from the analogue ports.