How do I get the Playbar to show volume number on tv like it did previously with tv volume? My wife sometimes complains Playbar volume too high since I can’t see a volume number. Thx.
Best answer by Lucid AV
I know certain TVs have had variable Optical out in the past, but whether any new sets have it I don't know. Besides, would you really want to change the TV for this?
There is an alternative. The Sonos app runs on Android as well as Apple. It shows the real time volume level. There are inexpensive 7" tablets with Wi-Fi that can run the app. If your wife had access to a tablet she could see the volume level for herself.
It's also worth mentioning that TV ads generally play louder than programmes. You'll also find that some TV channels are louder than others. Those are good mitigating arguments for the defence, me'lud 😉 lol
On a serious note though, if you're finding that TV needs to be turned up louder then it's worthwhile getting a hearing check. We all lose some top end as we age. However, some of us also lose a bit of general sensitivity across all frequencies. If dialogue seems a bit muffled then maybe think about getting a hearing test.