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My volume on ota Fox (Boston) through the digital output on my dish 6000 is incredibly low - maybe 30-40 dB lower than other stations. Analog is fine.

Anyone know where in the chain this is likely. I have emailed the station with no response.
 

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I notice the same thing on HBDH and SHOH on D*. I even have noticed this on OTA where the commercials are much louder than the actual program....very annoying.
 

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baja,


I think your problem may be a dolby digital one. DD is 20 dB lower in voloume than non - DD. This is a separate issue. Fox is another 24 dB still lower.
 

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Originally posted by alv
baja,


I think your problem may be a dolby digital one. DD is 20 dB lower in voloume than non - DD. This is a separate issue. Fox is another 24 dB still lower.
But FOX over the air digital is not broadcast in DD 5.1 (not normally). Whatever is broadcast in FOX widescreen is generally a lot softer than any other Digital over the air channel that I receive (I'm in Philadelphia).


Normally my volume control is in the 50s for all digital philadelphia stations. But for FOX widescreen, I have to set it in the upper 60s. This causes a major problem when it switches to local commercials, where the sound level is more like the other stations. But at the FOX widescreen level, those local commercials are unbearably loud.


Clearly the FOX widescreen programming is much softer than it should be.
 

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My commercials, fortunately, are at the same volume. Anyone know someone at fox to contact.
 

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The audio level is set at the affiliate. Also, all DTV audio is Dolby Digital whether it is 2.0 or 5.1 or anything in between.
 
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