Netflix and Hulu speech volume too quiet, YouTube fine
by dhinged - 7/27/13 3:32 PM
I have a computer hooked up to my big-screen TV through VGA and a 3.5" audio jack, but we have a hard time hearing speech on Netflix and Hulu. When I turn up the volume, then explosions and loud music become way too loud.
I don't have this problem on YouTube. I can keep the same volume level (12 on my Samsung 46") across TV, DVD player (composite or component), Playstation 3 (HDMI), or YouTube through the computer's audio jack.
It seems like the way Netflix and Hulu compress their video is making speech too quiet. The volume is maxed on all three websites as well as on my computer's audio settings. It's the same result in Windows XP or 7 even on different computers.
I am baffled as to how to fix this as I'm tired of adjusting my volume settings just to visit these two websites as they take up a good chunk of time on the TV.