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How To Keep TV Volume Constant | Fix Loud Commercials

How To Keep TV Volume Constant
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You have undoubtedly run into the problem of reaching for the remote to turn up the volume to hear dialogue adequately just to rush and turn it down when the action starts popping off. 

Loud commercials or volume shifts when channel changes have been so annoying after the reality shows on television. It is disturbing especially at night and drives me crazy as well.
Here are a few fixes for keeping the volume constant and keeping commercials at unchanging volume.

How to keep TV volume constant ( Fix loud commercials)

This has been a very serious problem and so many people are concerned that even Congress is trying to pass legislation to get this under control but as with many other pieces of legislation, it’s only part of the solution.

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Tru volume, a technology developed by SRS Labs controls level shifts in your home and in the TV set boxes and gets under control where it really makes sense because you can regulate the volume at one TV station and you cannot control hundreds of channels.

Volume level of normal channel
Volume level when commercial appear

If there are various sources attached to your TV like a DVD player or Blu-ray player or Game Console, and every source is operating at a different volume when you change the input, the volume is going to shift.

1)Use External Mixer

These compact devices like external mixers keep the sound constant overall but they increase overall sound volume. When you connect these external audio mixers to your device like a gaming console, your DJing board, or your TV, it automatically mixes the sound and keeps it constant overall.

Mixers are usually used by DJs who have to integrate two tracks in a natural way so that both songs are controlled in terms of volume, sound frequency, and pitch. So, when the audience is busy listening and enjoying the concert, they don’t feel any change in tracks.

A commercial usually mixes sound, frequency, and pitch at the same level. TV sound regulators/mixers increase the sound massively and shift it way louder and you feel it constant overall but you have to control it manually from your remote at various times.

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2) Fix the Control Switch

One thing for your TV volume or channel unchanging is the control switch getting stuck in one position. It can be found on the back of your television.

Move the switch up and down while pressing the switch. It will loosen the control switch and allow it to move freely.

If TV is still changing the volume or channel, we can investigate whether the problem is in the TV or in the remote control.

Power off the remote. Do it by removing the batteries within it. Now, turn on the TV and check whether the volume changes.

If the TV is still showing the same issue, you can believe that there is no problem with your remote control.

  • Now, go to the home settings or menu option on your TV.
  • Press “First Time installation.”

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3)Enable Auto Volume

Auto volume option is available on modern Smart TVs that helps to avoid volume fluctuation when changing between channels or sources on the TVs. It is designed to prevent a dramatic increase or decrease of audio from the speakers. Some third-party Software also works as Auto volume or audio leveling.

If the auto volume settings have not been adjusted accurately or are programmed wrongly, you may not be able to adjust the volume. This usually happens in the following cases;

  • When there is a shift between channel or source or,
  • When there is a commercial start playing.

i)Turn on volume leveling on Samsung TV

  • First of all, go to your settings on the TV.
Auto Volume to keep volume constant in samsung tv
  • Now, head over to the Sound option.
sound option on samsung
  • You will see three options, Sound Output, Sound Mode, and Expert Settings.
  • Click on “Expert Settings.”
expert settings in samsung
  • You will see again a bunch of options but you will have to scroll down and click on “Auto Volume
auto volume on samsung tv
  • You can check the box on the sidebar written, Equalize sound automatically so that the volume level remains the same when you change between channel and video resources.
  • When you will select the Auto volume, it will be colored green.
  • Now, you are all set.

ii)Turn on volume leveling on LG Smart TV

  • First of all, go to settings in your smart TV.
  • Tap on the settings icon from your TV remote control.
  • Go to all settings from there.
  • Switch the sound and move to Additional settings.
  • Just click on volume mode from additional settings.
  • Now, you can enable the Auto Volume option here.
Auto volume on LG tv
  • Here, you will check the box asking, Auto Volume: The gap between the sound volumes of the program and the program is automatically set to watch the program with a consistent volume.

iii)Turn on volume leveling on VIZIO Smart TV

  • First of all, go to the Menu option from the remote control.
Menu option in Vizio TV
  • Now, hover down and click on the Audio option.
Select audio on vizio tv
  • You will see a Surround Sound option from the menu list.
Surround sound in vizio tv
  • First, turn it off and go to the Volume leveling option.
Volume  leveling in vizio tv
  • Now, turn it on by pressing the right arrow.

iv)Turn on volume leveling on Sony TV

You may observe different sound settings depending on the model, you are using. We are discussing Sony Bravia TV.

  • First of all, go to Home settings from your remote control.
Pick home option in sony tv
  • Go to settings from there and click on system settings.
setting option in Sony TV
  • You have different options here which you can set accordingly.
  • Now, click on Sound Mode
sound mode in sony tv
  • Here, you have to navigate to Advanced Settings.
  • Pick Common.
  • Select Advanced Auto Volume.
  • Now, Click Auto.

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4)Use a Sound Bar

Soundbars are external speakers which are mostly attached to multichannel home theaters. They are used to make a mini theater home theater system complete. Its purpose is to add some value to the local sound produced through your LED or TV and enhance the sound quality. Soundbars have an auto volume option, which we discussed earlier, and is used to keep the volume constant.

Soundbars are available in various features which also validate their prices of them.

5)File a complaint to the FCC

You have also the option to lodge a complaint to the Federal Communications Commission. It is basically a United States agency that overlooks the matter related to the following;

  • Television
  • Wire
  • Cable
  • Radio
FCC act to keep volume constant

They have set the rule of taking action if many people are complaining and want some changes. Yeah! the problem has been severe and they are also aware of it. But, they will surely take an action if they see any rise in people complaining about a certain matter.

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How to Fix a Software Issue

If you have tried the fixes discussed above and they have unfortunately worked for you, you might need to consider a simple software fix that is creating all the problems and will resolve your issue in no time. Just follow the steps mentioned below in order to fix a software issue.

  • First of all, go to the Menu option from your TV remote control.
  • Now, you need to go to settings from the menu option on your TV.
  • Now, you have to pick “Factory Reset” and follow the steps for resetting as per your TV model.
  • You can check the volume up/down from the remote control. Hopefully, it will be resolved.

3 Ways To Fix TV Volume Going Up And Down

You have to deal in electronics which could be risky sometimes and if you have no command at it, you better need to hire a professional for this way.

  • First of all, go into the back cover and disconnect your cable.
  • Here you will find the back cover screwed. You will have to unscrew it and you can use a simple screwdriver to open the cover.
  • You will see spread clips from both sides, just pull it out.
  • Just remove all the screws and make sure that you don’t feel any resistance. If you do, it means that you have left some screws unopen.
  • Now, you will see the power supply board and main board on the back.
  • Underneath the back, you will see the IR sensor and button control.
  • There could be an issue with the main board or IR sensor.
  • Now, you have to implement the following two options and check the situation in both cases.

i)Remove IR Sensor from Control Button 

  • You have to disconnect the IR sensor from the main control button. Just plug it out.
  • Now, it’s time to turn on the TV and check whether the problem is gone or not.
  • If the issue has been resolved, then surely the problem is with the control button. You can buy a new one by noting the reference mentioned on the back of it.

ii)Remove IR Sensor from Main Board

  • You will first plug in the IR sensor and disconnect the sensor from the main board.
  • Now, try to turn on the TV. If the problem is gone, it means that the problem is with the IR sensor.
  • You can buy the IR sensor at a very cheap price.

iii)Check Main Board

  • There is a microprocessor data bus on the main board which is causing issues to the main board.
  • You can exchange the board by simply clipping off the points on the corners.
  • If there is no issue with the above two points, you have to change the main board.


You can keep your TV volume constant and makes it at the same sound level even when the commercials appear. You can try some external mixers or composers. You must enable the Auto Volume/volume leveling option which will fix your volume up/down issue and makes it constant. You must check any software issue which is causing the problem and you must check any switch error to resolve the problem on the lighter side, you may see your remote.

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Originally from Pakistan Azam, the Founder of <a href="" rel="noopener"><strong> </strong></a>has a keen interest in Audio products and has used multiple Audio and sound-related products with almost every version of the headphones and AirPods. Azam has got a <strong>degree in Bachelors in Computer Science</strong> with a specialization in Home Automation and Security having experience of <strong>3 years</strong> in automation, which has allowed him to guide people on what He has learned, observed, and analyzed to solve their problems with tech and automated gadgets. He has done jobs in various companies across Pakistan i,e; <strong>Tech Resolver Ltd</strong> and <strong>Soft Care Ltd</strong>. Now, He has been writing detailed information on every issue and every feature of headphones, Alexa (Echo devices), Home security devices AirPods, or earbuds and also reviewing them for 2 years. You can find him @ <a href="" rel="noopener">Facebook</a> <a href="" rel="noopener">Instagram</a> <a href="" rel="noopener">Twitter</a> More Info <a href="" rel="noopener">About Smarthomehut</a>

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