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    Sky movies - volume

    This is a discussion on Sky movies - volume within the Sky Movies forums, part of the Sky TV Channels category; You can't fine tune digital satellite signals like you could analogue. Its either tuned in or you'll get nothing it's ...

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      Re: Sky movies - volume

      You can't fine tune digital satellite signals like you could analogue. Its either tuned in or you'll get nothing it's simple as that. You may be able to improve the signal strength/quality by tweaking the dish or rotating ther LNB but thats it. If a channel is broadcast at 11222H with a Symbol Rate of 27500 and a FEC of 2/3 then any deviation from these settings will give you blank screens.

      All you can do is initiate a re-scan of all the channels from the Engineer setup menu but I doubt this will resolve anything. Have you checked out the signal strength/quality guages in the setup menu?
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      Re: Sky movies - volume

      Movies with dolby digital if i remember correctly without checking. It is known about and supposedly a work around is being brought out in a future update.
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      Re: Sky movies - volume

      hi
      yes, it does seem to be the DD films. I didnt have the problem with my Sony box, only since i upgraded to sky +. Wouldnt that suggest the transmission is ok? Therefore points to a problem with the sky + boxes??

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      Re: Sky movies - volume

      I read somewhere once that some sky channels are quiet compared to say freeview etc cause sky broadcast alot of things in 5.1 which when listened to through a tv seem quiet compared to freeview thats broadcast in 2.1 so is louder through a tv speakers cause 5.1 (sky) is best for surround sound systems. If i am wrong don't shoot me lol it's just what i read somewhere so blame them.
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      Re: Sky movies - volume

      Thanks biffab for bringing this thread back from the dead. You wont believe the number of hearing aids i've tested since december

      Have noticed that my sky + audio output is set to - stereo -

      with the optical output set to - dolby d -

      Anyone know what this optical output is feeding then??


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      Re: Sky movies - volume

      I used to have a dolby digital toshiba tv with surround speakers and this made no difference to the volume. I still had to turn the volume up really high to hear it. When there was an explosion or action scene, the next door neighbours were thrown out of bed and i got an earfull for waking the baby up!

      No problem skygazing! We were talking about it at work so i done a search and hey presto. I use to use the optical out from the sky box on my old tv as it had an optical input for the 5.1 Dolby Digital. But like i said, it was still quiet. My old sony box was fine.
      Hopefully someone will no the cure or indeed the cause. Ringing sky is a no hoper and the engineers that I have spoken to just accept that thats the way it is.

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      Re: Sky movies - volume

      My volume on sky movies is a real bug bear. All the other channels work fine. It appears that the volume is set for "cinema style" ie high volume music and effects, low volume dialogue, which means constant readjustment of volume if you don't want to annoy others in your home. It cannot be a box fault. Has to be the broadcast format. I've tried all the differnt volume settings on my bravia, but none improve it.
      Regular tv is 30% volume, while sky moviies have to be set at 80-90%, with swift reductions for music.

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      Re: Sky movies - volume

      I notice exactly the same, especially when in HD, there is a huge difference in volume. To the extent you have to turn it back down when you change to a normal Sky channel.
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      Re: Sky movies - volume

      I have the same problem which in the last 30 mins has got much worse. Normal volume on any other, switch to Sky movies and it is almost inaudible. I'm playing through an external amp...LED num is 25, to make audible on Sky movies is >50.
      If forget to turn down when switching back to other channel is deafening.

      Why these clowns waste time talking about hearing aids..........?

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      i was just about to post a thread about this.

      my sky+ is doing the same, there should be a fix for it by now

     

     
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