[mythtv-users] Automatic Commercial Detection - how to getit

PAUL WILLIAMSON pwilliamson at mandtbank.com
Thu Sep 16 22:54:17 EDT 2004

>>>> james at thearmstrongs.org 9/16/2004 10:32:48 PM >>>
>>> I have a TV that has the 'smart volume' feature built into it. To
>>> I don't use it for myth. It detects a big jump in volume and lowers

>>> the audio level to keep it normal. It is an older tv, years old. It

>>> would be a handy feature to have, but with commercial skipping, it

>>> really isn't needed.
>>> - James
>> I'be round your house in an hour with a SWAT team and a tank. Come
>> with your TV in the air!
>> Yours, Jack Valenti
>> ;)
>> Out of anecdotal interest, what brand of TV is it? I've never seen 
>> such a function in any TV's here in the UK. Aside from a patch to 
>> mythcommflag that detects extra loudness, I wonder if there is any
>> in doing this in realtime on a mythbox...?
>> Ah yes, moon-on-a-stick time...
>I have had it for years. My son uses it for xbox and some tv. It is a

>Magnavox and they called it Smart Sound.
>- James

Not to jump on the bandwagon, but I've got 3 TVs with this feature.
They are all Sony's, and the term they use is 'volume levelling'.

Being able to have this feature in my home theater would be 
awesome.  Ironically enough it's the only place I don't have it.


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