jeffrok wrote:To to OP- how do you have the Roku hooked up? To a TV? To a home theatre system? What kind of cables? Sometimes that makes a difference.
DoolinDalton wrote:But what I'm experiencing is different because the sound volume inconsistency is from within the same content provider, in this case Netflix, and from within the same show. Just to reiterate using an example, if I were watching a war movie, the conversations would be low but the sounds of bombs and gunfire would be at normal levels. So, if I were to have the TV volume high to hear the conversations, the sounds of bombs and gunfire would get very very loud.
mikebdoss wrote:I have that issue as well with Netflix - Sci-fi action shows have dialogue I have to turn up to hear at all, then I'm knocked across the room by the action sequences. That said, I had that same issue with my last few cable boxes, both on my current TV and others. I've always assumed shows are produced that way on purpose.
DoolinDalton wrote:I mean, I can't believe that's how the movie was meant to be. I'm still trying to do some apples to apples comparison, like take the same movie scene that I'm having sound problems via Roku and watch the same scene via Blue Ray, but with the 30 day time limit runnning out, I'm very close to just returning this flakey device.
RokuMarkn wrote:What you're describing has to be an issue in the encoding. There's no way that the Roku could change the volume of dialog without affecting background noise or vice versa in content with stereo (as opposed to 5.1) audio.
TheEndless wrote:Comparing the Roku Netflix stream with the Bluray isn't going to tell you anything, because the Roku streams are stereo, while the Bluray is some digital surround format. You'd need to compare the same scene on the Roku with the same scene on another Netflix streaming device through the same audio configuration. If they sound the same, then it's either specific to the video or it's a problem with the Netflix encodes (probably due to poor downmixing). If they sound significantly different, then the issue could be with either the Roku itself, or more likely with the Netflix encodes that the Roku uses.
DoolinDalton wrote:What if the movie that I was having this volume problem via Roku didn't have the problem when viewed on my computer? Does this encoding issue only affect movies viewed through Roku? Or should it also affect movies viewed through computer?