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    Sound Level on Sky Movies

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      Sound Level on Sky Movies

      Why is the sound level so much lower on Sky Movies than any of the other channels?


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      Re: Sound Level on Sky Movies

      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky/2...el-movies.html

      Sorry should have done a search before posting. Last post of the above thread is quite old. Anyone have any updates as to whether this a wide spread problem or not?

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      Re: Sound Level on Sky Movies

      Humfer, I've noticed exactly the same problem - Sky Movies sound levels are so low I need to raise the tv sound level almost to its maximum.
      I dont think there's anything we can do because I found this very enlightening technical explanation on the following webpage:
      Sound Levels on Sky Movies
      I can't say how old the above information is, but it seems to explain what's happening to us.
      Happy listening (or ear tuning).

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      Re: Sound Level on Sky Movies

      i thought a recent software upgrade had fixed this?

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      Re: Sound Level on Sky Movies

      Reddwarfcrew, I'd be very pleased if there is software that can correct this sound levels problem. I had my new Sky+ box installed around 15 November, 2008, so could this software upgrade be more recent than that? If so, could you advise me how do I go about collecting the necessary software upgrade?
      Many thanks

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      Re: Sound Level on Sky Movies

      Yep I think it was very very recent (ie end Nov/start Dec).... although it may have only been on HD I cant remember now. To force a software upgrade:

      - have sky box set to be wtached via scart on tv
      - pull power from mains on sky box
      - hold down BACKUP button on front of sky box
      - power back on at mains (still holding backup button
      - wait for software upgrade message to appear on screen and release backup button
      - wait for box to auto reboot

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      Re: Sound Level on Sky Movies

      Watched one of my favourite movies AGAIN yesterday.
      The Truman Show in HD.
      Picture was brilliant compared to my DVD copy.
      But the sound was inaudible at a critical point of the story.
      So I hope it wasn't your first time viewing.
      Or that you were watching "Your country needs you".


      I am always amazed how The Truman Show predicted
      the rise and rise of dreadful reality shows.

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      Re: Sound Level on Sky Movies

      I thought that the channels that broadcasted in surround sound were always a bit quieter anyways, with Channel 4 HD being the worst.
      I'm a PC, and Windows 7 Backup saved my sanity when BitDefender imploded !!!

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      Re: Sound Level on Sky Movies

      Thanks reddwarfcrew for the the steps to install the upgrade software. One important question before I start: will I lose any recordings already on my hard disc or any series links that I've set up? Thought I'd better ask before I venture!

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      Re: Sound Level on Sky Movies

      Well you shouldn't and I never have or have ever read of anyone losing them. There is always a first tho lol

     

     

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