Norm Dial ?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Jeff, May 28, 2002.

  1. Jeff

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    When my Avc-A1SE flashes up Norm Dial +4 on the display what does it mean?

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    At a guess it's telling you the metadata on a Dolby Digital DVD is telling the decoder the 'dialnorm' setting should be +4dB above unity.
     
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    Yes, I did a little research so I understand how this works now (I think :) ) Problem is my HTPC appears to not always do this so the DVD ends up playing 4 dbs lower volume. Its a bit unnerving when the same reference DVD sounds nice and loud one day and then goes a bit quite the next.
     
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    I too am getting this message on my Pioneer VSX-D2011:

    "DIAL.NORM+4"

    It consistently does it on specific disks but there's nothing in the manual about it (unless it's hidden away in a small font;) ).

    It makes sense that it is doing something to keep the volume levels consistent across disks.
     

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