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    Posted by David (U15604622) on Tuesday, 5th February 2013

    why are the bbc radio and tv sound levels so erratic especially on the bbc news and radio 4 breakfast time? David

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    Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Tuesday, 5th February 2013

    why are the bbc radio and tv sound levels so erratic especially on the bbc news and radio 4 breakfast time? David 

    What devices are you playing these stations on? Personally I find all the channels (whether BBC or commercial ones) need slight adjustments in volume levels and that's even different programmes on the same channel.

    So I suppose a better question might be: do you have a volume control?

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    Posted by fourthelephant (U15487252) on Wednesday, 6th February 2013

    why are the bbc radio and tv sound levels so erratic especially on the bbc news and radio 4 breakfast time? David 

    What devices are you playing these stations on? Personally I find all the channels (whether BBC or commercial ones) need slight adjustments in volume levels and that's even different programmes on the same channel.

    So I suppose a better question might be: do you have a volume control?

    <blackcat> 

    A better question might be: don't the BBC have a volume control? There is no excuse for the volume varying between programme segments or between programmes/ads. Stop passing the buck to the viewer for poor production standards.

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    Posted by minimetto (U1159894) on Wednesday, 6th February 2013

    why are the bbc radio and tv sound levels so erratic especially on the bbc news and radio 4 breakfast time? David 

    What devices are you playing these stations on? Personally I find all the channels (whether BBC or commercial ones) need slight adjustments in volume levels and that's even different programmes on the same channel.

    So I suppose a better question might be: do you have a volume control?

    <blackcat> 

    A better question might be: don't the BBC have a volume control? There is no excuse for the volume varying between programme segments or between programmes/ads. Stop passing the buck to the viewer for poor production standards. 
    Well said! It is not the viewer/listener's fault - the sound levels ARE erratic on BBC programmes! Although we arenot allowed to speak about radio programmes (!!), I find that the sound quality on the Today programme particularly bad - I do not know whether broadcasters are not speaking clearly or directly into microphones or what BUT the end result is that half the programme is missed. The BBC 1 news bulletins are not quite so bad but I think that it depends on whether the presenter projects the voice well - some of the reporters are particularly bad, dropping their voice for no good reason is one example of poor quality. Still, the BBC will not take any notice......they think that all their broadcasters are quite outstanding and will not hear a word said against any of them.

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