Could someone from Virgin Media explain what they have done to the audio of Ash v Evil Dead. It is just terrible. Even listening in stereo the sound just gets louder and quieter almost randomly and in 5.1 bits just drop out completely so is virtually unwatchable. Is something going to be done to improve it or are we just stuck with it as is?
I'm experiencing this problem also. I'm watching Episode 1 of the HD stream on demand through the set top box.
It's rather like the auto volume setting you can get on a good amplifier (although mine is most definitely turned off).
Good horror relies on the audio; so this programme looks great but sounds just terrible. As soon as any action kicks in the audio drops off. When Mr Raimi tries to surprise you with a loud sound, it's quiet instead. Even the speech mysteriously gets louder and then quieter mid sentence.
If this is exclusive to Virgin, then I assume Virgin paid a lot of money for it and this issue is ruining it! I don't want to watch any more episodes until the audio issue is sorted.
I've got this too, currently watching the second episode through Tivo on demand. I'm not sure but it could be the sound compression algorithm has clipped the dynamic when it gets louder, that doesn't always appear to be the case as it sometimes coincides with the cut between shots. It always seems to get quieter as soon as the action starts and that is really, really annoying. Shame because I like the show.