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What is Dolby Dynamic Range?
Dolby Dynamic Range is a setting that allows you to select one of the following two options:
- Standard: This setting faithfully reproduces the preset original volume level for the relevant content. This mode takes the widest Dynamic Range (the difference between the softest and loudest sounds). Quiet signals remain quiet and loud signals remain loud.
- Compressed: This setting decreases the volume level difference between the loud and quiet elements. In other words, it compresses the volume difference and increases the overall volume. The audio is easier to hear, regardless of the Dynamic Range of the sound source.
In music, Dynamic Range is the difference between the loudest and the quietest elements. Dynamic Range offers us a point of reference (a specific part of a song will only be perceived as loud if you can compare it with a quiet part of the same song). This makes the music sound crisp and interesting.
Compression, on the other hand, restricts the Dynamic Range. As a result, the overall volume of the track increases, but you can no longer clearly distinguish the quiet elements from the loud ones. Using compression might be a good idea when trying to watch a film late at night without disturbing anyone.
How to set Dolby Dynamic Range?
You can set Dolby Dynamic Range with the following procedure.
- Open the Settings screen. How to access Settings
- The next steps depend on the menu options of your TV:
- Select Display & Sound → Sound → Volume level → Dolby Dynamic Range → Standard or Compressed.
- Select Sound → Sound → Advanced settings → Input related → Dolby Dynamic Range → Standard or Compressed.