How to level the volume on a TV when the commercials come on

Updated February 21, 2017

Sometimes television stations will play commercials at a louder volume than regular programming in an attempt to attract your attention, which can make for an unpleasant viewing experience for some. Many TVs have a menu option designed to level out the volume so that commercials and shows are the same volume. You can access this option through the main menu.

Turn on your TV.

Press the "Menu" button on the TV's remote control. You can also press the "Menu" button on the TV itself.

Highlight and select the "Audio" menu option.

Look for one of the following: TruVolume, Dynamic volume or Dolby volume. These are three of the most common volume levelling technologies found in TVs produced today. If you have an older television, the "automatic volume levelling" setting may be called something different---check the TV's manual for more information.

Set this volume levelling option to "ON." Now, the volume will automatically level out whenever commercials come on your TV.

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Stephen Lilley is a freelance writer who hopes to one day make a career writing for film and television. His articles have appeared on a variety of websites. Lilley holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and video production from the University of Toledo in Ohio.