Volume Control - master volume doesn't change volume level

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by OnlyToughQuestions, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. I have an HP Digital Entertainment Center Z540 and am running Windows XP
    Media Edition and none of the Volume Controls will actually adjust the volume
    coming out of the speakers. That being said, the controls will adjust the
    slider on the "Master Volume" bar, but that doesn't change the volume. The
    only way to change the volume is to move the "Wave" slider, which the
    keyboard and remote short cut key's won't change.

    I am connected to an external amplifier through a digital fibre optic cable,
    if that helps.

    Is it a bug, a glitch or what?
    OnlyToughQuestions, Jun 21, 2005
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  2. If you're using SP/DIF for your audio output, this is a known issue. There is no volume control on the SP/DIF feed, you need to adjust the volume on your external amp.
    Doug Knox MS-MVP, Jun 21, 2005
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  3. Well, that's unfortunate. So I guess I just wait till someone comes up with
    a fix?
    OnlyToughQuestions, Jun 21, 2005
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    MikeM Guest

    Why is this a problem? You can reprogram the volume control on the remote to
    adjust the volume on your receiver.
    MikeM, Jun 21, 2005
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    poni Guest

    Right, that is exacty whatI did. I programmed the tv on-off key to turn the
    external amp on and the volume keys to set the volume on the external amp.
    Works great.
    poni, Jun 21, 2005
  6. This depends on the remote you have. Not all are programmable.
    Doug Knox MS-MVP, Jun 21, 2005
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