At 12:41 AM 7/6/2006, Thomas Stern wrote:
>I find that it is the rare exception that the level on the DVD is
>at the same level as the tv channels - usually have to increase volume to get
>reasonable level when playing dvd's.
When you get a properly aligned digital cable system and/or
over-the-air DTV all properly using DialNorm, everything will have
migrated to a lower Dialnorm level. Normal Dialnorm for a movie is
about -31 dB. OTA TV is about -13 dB, so in a properly aligned DTV
environment, the OTA channel would send a Dialnorm of -13 and be
attenuated 18 dB.
This move is so there is a reallocation of the dynamic range so there
is room for loud effects.
If you buy into the system (and it is part of te ATSC OTA DTV
system), the DVDs are probably correct.
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