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GefenTV Dolby Volume Stabilizer with Digital Audio Decoder Shipping

by November 18, 2010
Gefen Dolby Volume Stabilizer

Gefen Dolby Volume Stabilizer

Gefen today announced its GefenTV Auto Volume Stabilizer with Digital Audio Decoder is currently shipping. This new device is an external solution for applying Dolby Volume technology to your system without an entire AV receiver or television upgrade. This model offers the same functionality as the original Auto Volume Stabilizer but adds digital to analog audio decoding for increased compatibility with stereo systems.

Dolby Volume technology is employed so listeners can enjoy the same audio levels when watching TV or listening to music. Noticeable audio spikes and drops are eliminated, delivering a steady stream of audio for a more consistent listening experience. The automated functionality means no more manual adjustment of volume on the remote control. A bypass button is also included for any circumstance in which automatic stabilizing is not required.

Gefen Dolby Volume connections

Three audio selections are provided. Inputs and outputs support both digital (TOSlink, S/PDIF) and analog (L/R) audio formats. Users can select from all three connected devices at the same time, for added convenience. Surround sound systems using Dolby 5.1 such as Blu-rays, DVDs and games are all supported. Audio can be mixed down from 5.1 to left/right analog audio using Dolby AC3 decoding. Audio formats can also be passed through in the same digital and/or analog format.

How It Works

Place the GefenTV Auto Volume Stabilizer with Digital Audio Decoder somewhere close to where you want to connect it. Connect the audio source into the back of the unit (either digital audio or analog). Connect the audio output of the unit to an A/V receiver.

Connect the included 5V DC external power supply to the back of the unit. The LED in the front will light up red showing that the unit is in "standby mode." Next push the "Bypass" button or press the "Power" button on the supplied I/R remote control, and the LED next to the "Bypass" button will go out while one of the three audio input LEDs will also light up bright blue. This corresponds to the chosen audio input at the back. Press the audio selector buton at the back of the unit to select the audio input type.

Press the "Bypass" button again. The unit will be in "Bypass" mode; no sound is stabilized, and the bright blue LED next to the "Bypass" button will be lit up. Put the unit in standby mode (using only 1W of power) by holding the "Bypass" button until the LED next to the "Bypass" button lights up red.

About Gefen
Gefen supplies a wide selection of signal switchers, splitters, extenders, scalers, converters, KVM, digital signage and home theater accessories that build a solid infrastructure for today’s audio/video and computer systems. Continual product innovations enable the company to maintain its reputation as a leading resource for installers, integrators and end users alike. The GefenTV line offers professional quality home theater accessories streamlined for plug and play operation. The Gefen ToolBox line delivers portable, wall-mounted solutions for the nuts and bolts of system integration. The GefenPRO line supplies 24/7 technical support and valuable features for demanding professional industries. All products include lifetime support from technical representatives and engineers available for consultation.

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Fancypants posts on November 18, 2010 11:11
Frans, post: 767301
I don't get it.

I thought we all hated listening to compressed songs? So we buy this device to compress the hell out of our DVD / Blu Ray? Basically DVD / Blue Ray is the only media left that has some kind of volume dynamics in it anyway…

I understand why this is (somewhat) helpful for cable TV during commercial breaks.

I know levels can change from source to source, but isn't that what a volume knob is for? Guess that's too much work too nowadays

Ooh ok, now I get it, it must be useful for watching a DVD at night. But even sony equipment comes with a “night feature”.



I still don't get it.

Frans, I don't think the target application for this product is for use with DVD/BD but with TV. More often than not, while watching TV, the commercials are noticeably louder than the TV program, which can get really annoying. I think the purpose of this product is more to keep the volume of commercials in check while watching TV.

To further emphasize my point, there is only one set of input/outputs on this thing, which doesn't lend easily to use with multiple sources.
Frans posts on November 18, 2010 10:38
I don't get it.

I thought we all hated listening to compressed songs? So we buy this device to compress the hell out of our DVD / Blu Ray? Basically DVD / Blue Ray is the only media left that has some kind of volume dynamics in it anyway…

I understand why this is (somewhat) helpful for cable TV during commercial breaks.

I know levels can change from source to source, but isn't that what a volume knob is for? Guess that's too much work too nowadays

Ooh ok, now I get it, it must be useful for watching a DVD at night. But even sony equipment comes with a “night feature”.



I still don't get it.
jcl posts on November 18, 2010 09:17
Nice toy, but how much I wondered? A quick google gave me the answer, $179.
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