I have a Roku Ultra. Recently, the night listening mode doesn't work all the time. Every time i change to a new app it needs to be toggled off and back on in order to work. When using the Plex app I have to do this with each episode. It didn't used to be like this, although the nigh listening mode has always been picky and buggy, but it gives me the most even sound so I don't disturb the rest of the house watching TV.
Any ideas on how to fix this? Or is it one more little annoyance that I need to get used to?
I am REALLY MAD. I just spend more tha $100 to buy the Roku ultra when I didn't need a new Roku, but read that the ultra had 'night listening mode', and we have been dreaming of something like this. this was ON THE F*CKING WEB PAGE, of Roku, advertising an item to buy and so I get it, and install it and spend the afternoon putting in passwords and IDs only to learn that this feature had been removed. So they advertise something, hook the sucker into buying it, then when you get it, they have changed it. How can they get by with this? I'm reporting to Amazon, where I bought this, and to Better Business Bureau, but I'll never get back the hours I invested in this. You cannot imagine my fury at this blatant lie and deception.
*A reminder that volume modes are not supported for surround sound audio formats, such as Dolby Digital or DTS.
Well, that's handy info. Can't say I maintain any AAC tracks, or anything other than AC3 2.0/5.1 so that explains it. I'm sure that'll come as an unwelcome surprise to many, but now that I consider Roku can't deal with AC3 I don't know why I was expecting any 'Leveling'.
Tanner, I don't think that's quite an accurate statement. What I remember reading here (I never use it) is that Night Mode does not process the audio to 5.1 out, but will turn 5.1 into stereo. But it will work with 5.1 audio as the source material.
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... and besides - why would anyone want 5.1 audio when they can have Stereo?
Uhhh... but anyway...
Realistically for me, "Levelling" would only be necessary if the audio track suffered from Dufus Syndrome - when the Dufus creating the audio track didn't downmix it properly burying the dialog under the gunshot sounds, but in ALL cases that audio is probably AC3 in my case. I won't be changing that to AAC so Roku can "Level" it. (you may be surprised to learn how many 'Dufi' work in Broadcast Control Rooms all across this great land of ours - and ALL of that audio they can't get downmixed properly is AC3. Unfortunately.)
What I will do, is fire up Plex Media Player, drag it to the TV, and it will use audio from Windows that goes through the Windows Loudness EQ before getting to the TV, but I have to control PMP with the Plex App on my Phone 'cause PMP doesn't understand how a mouse works. <--- and that's way more convenient than activating a 'Leveling' feature on my Roku.
Kids these days want everything handed to them...
(Note: If you're watching the ads inserted into a Movie or Show on a Roku Channel, the feature may work exactly as intended)