TV volume question

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  1. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    Yes, you heard right (no pun intended) it's a volume question. Oh and a "captioned for the blind" question.
    On my TV certain shows (on various channels) have volume problems. For example The Talking Dead (which follows the Walking Dead) on AMC has a very low volume - you have to crank it up just to hear it, but every couple of minutes the volume suddenly shoots up, blasting you out of your socks, then goes back down. The Walking Dead (which precedes it) has a normally functioning volume. Both shows are on the same channel, AMC.

    The Science Channel has no volume at all, ever. This started about a week ago.

    Random shows (for example Christmas Light Fights) on ABC has "captioning for the blind" meaning a voice narrates what is happening "Santa is waving from a jeep while kids gather around" and so forth because blind people can hear the dialogue but not see of course.

    Seinfeld on TBS has the same blind captioning thing going on. Other TBS shows are normal.

    I have never messed with any of the programming or settings to enable these features or fluctuating/nonexistent volume issues. Any thoughts?
  2. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    I don't know about the volume, but the other thing sounds like you or somebody else accidentally changed a setting -- maybe by something as random as hitting the wrong button or mashing the remote in the couch cushion.

    It's called video description, so if you google that phrase along with the name of your cable company you can probably find how to turn it on and off...
  3. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Does this happen only on one TV? And what brand of TV are you watching the shows on?
  4. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    oh shit good idea! I'll turn on the same show on two TV's and compare them. Thanks!
  5. El Chup

    El Chup Fuck Trump Deceased Member Git

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    This would be the new "Trump supporter" firmware, which detects the voting habits of households and controls the channels you get based on your likely viewing choices. By default, Trump supports don't get The Science Channel since they don't believe in it.
  6. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    Trump played me like a fiddle! :shakefist: Now I know why he spends time with "Rocket Man" Kim. He's been getting ideas for when he takes control of all TV broadcasting! :calli:

    Next thing you know I'll turn it on and see:

    TRUMPS ANATOMY
    SAVED BY THE OPENING BELL
    HOW I BOUGHT YOUR MOTHER
    GALL IN THE FAMILY
    THE WEST WING WITH FRIES
    WTRP IN CINCINNATI
    :brood:
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    Quest Liberty and Justice Staff Member Administrator

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    I get this with a lot of shows/movies. The dialogue scenes are barely above whisper level, then an action scene kicks in and they try to blast you out of your chair. :shrug:
  8. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    like I said before - if anything weird happens with any technology it will always happen to me. I wish I had a dime for every store clerk who said "the register has been fine up until just now" the minute I get near it.
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  9. Minsc&Boo

    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    vr headset.