In from CES 2010, the SRS Volume Leveling Adaptor or CYP DCT-65 is a Volume Leveler that evens out the spikes and dips of incoming broadcast and commercial. I would have thought they fixed the sound coming out from the stations by now. I noticed that TV commercials are louder and some channels are lower/higher, and not all the HD channels are at the same volume. This is especially noticeable if you're using an Antenna. So I guess they haven't bothered to make it universal. We will see how well the DCT-65 does?
I plugged it in, a very simple process, one side is input (2Vrms) other side is output (1Vrms) and a power supply connection. On the side is a switch to turn on and off the tuner and as soon as you hit the switch it starts working. I went right from TBS to Fox; since that's a channel that I always have to turn down. I won't have to do this anymore. I think this is a "late-night must" when your watching the late night w/ Conan (You will be missed Co-Co) and switch to an action movie during commercials.
What's in the box:
- Volume Leveler Dct-65
- 2 RCA L/R cables (1M)
- 1 Power supply (5V DC)
- User Manual
The sound is leveled-out - no more spikes or dips while I watch TV. I noticed this most late at night when I didn't have to run for the TV remote as soon as I changed the channel. It's a small box the dimension are 1.75"w x 1.75"h x .875"d. It could have been just me but the sound improved on some of the HD channels.
I would have really like to have seen more input plugs I have a PS3, DVD player and PC inputs. I can't afford buying 3 more. I will just have to get by with RCA Splitters but I would have liked to have seen more inputs on the DCT-65.
If you own a TV with Volume leveling built in you don't need DCT-65. You don't need any software or manual tuning to make this item work– plug and play, so to speak. This item is good for those of us who have the older flat screens and regular TV sets. It's perfect for aligning the sound from your cable box/DVD player with your TV with out a mess or being a rocket science and it's very easy to install, plug in and enjoy. Out of TOV 5 stars I give the DCT-65 a TOV 4 out of 5.