I have a 605 receiver, and for the last while I've been experiencing low audio levels on NBC Detroit and NBC Seattle HD, channels 320 and 325. The other main US HD networks have "regular" audio levels.
I have access to other NBC affiliates as well via other setups, and on these sources, the NBC levels seem fine, so it's just via Shaw Direct I have issues. Anyone else experience this?
This is one of the things I liked about Shaw when I switched from Bell: Bell had the show volume set very low so I had to crank the volume then the commercials would be blaring. I didn't have to do that with Shaw.
Recently I've noticed I have to tweak the volume on Shaw more than before.
So far I've only emailed them about the issue, and after trying a few things like changing the audio mode to PCM, nothing has been resolved, and now they've told me to call them to troubleshoot.
But if others are experiencing this, it must be on their end, and not my equipment. And while I do have different audio levels for different inputs, I can't see how my A/V would be changing the audio level on different channels itself so drastically (and I don't think it has an auto volume-level feature to normalize the volume for the same input).
Most A/V receivers and sat receivers can each compress the audio volume range (low to high volume), but your A/V receiver doesn't normalize audio input comparing with other input devices. Maybe an A/V receiver could be designed to do so, (Automatic Volume Control), but I am not aware of it.
It isn't a big deal with me. All I ask is that they don't crank up the audio so much that it relies on their equipment to prevent clipping and not get into compression.
Given the choice, I would much rather have an audio signal that was too low than too high.