Occasional volume drop on Sony 46" and always very little through headphones

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  1. Pofadda

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    Another forum couldn't help so here I am back...

    We have recently inherited a giant Sony digital TV - KDL46V2000 - from our son. From time to time it will suddenly go near-silent only to regain its voice some time in the future. This happens when viewing cable and a shift to digital is needed.

    Mrs P says it happened on digital once but seems a little unsure...

    Is this an occurrence others have experienced and is it connected with
    Virgin Media?
    Sony Bravia?
    Cheap modern production methods?
    Time of day?
    Goblins?

    The volume is ALWAYS very much lower when listening with headphones - the gauge has to be moved from approx. 15 to 50-60 to be heard clearly via the 'phones. This applies to various ones jacked in, from buds to big old cans. This is because of their higher impedance or dodgy output balancing by Sony?
     
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    Is automatic volume "loudness equalization" enabled?
    or something to that nature.
     
  3. Pofadda

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    Many thanks retro41,
    Noise reduction was set to 'low' and I set it to 'off'. It happened again!
     
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    Oh yes, another thing. I downloaded the manual for this beast and was happy to see a reference to a separate vol control for headphones! It only changed the same volume as the speakers.

    Any Bravia owners out there who have used this control and conquered this problem?

    If it helps to know, mine is (only) 40", not 46". It just looks big enough to be one. Brung down to Earth with a tape-measure [blush]
     

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