[mythtv-users] Please help with WAF!

Jim Stichnoth stichnot at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 03:27:22 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 5:57 PM, Justin Garrison <rothgar at 1n73r.net> wrote:
> 2. My sound levels are really off. I am using a Gigabyte board with onboard
> Realtek ALC889A. My TV is plugged in with the standard 3.5mm -> RCA
> (composite) jack. The HD-PVR is a lot louder than the HDHR but both are
> still much quieter than just the cable plugged into the TV or cable box.
> Normally my TV volume is set to 10-20 but with MythTV (live TV and
> recordings) I have to have the levels at 20-40. With the AC on and recording
> from the HDHR, I sometimes have to go up to 60-70 volume levels. I have the
> system volume already set to 100% and I can't figure out a way to make it
> any louder. Is there some sort of audio booster, better Realtek driver, or
> another external soundcard someone would recommend that may be better
> supported? I also would like to have the option for optical audio so that
> would be something to consider with a second sound card.

Maybe a stupid question, but have you run alsamixer and checked
whether the Master volume and anything else relevant is set to 100?

It's also my experience that the HD-PVR is significantly louder than the HDHR.


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