However, SRS Labs has just announced that its SRS TruVolume processing has just been certified as CALM Act (ATSC A/85) compliant. As a result, SRS Labs is on track to provide its SRS Volume processing on at least 125 million consumer electronics devices (including TVs, home theater receivers, and set-top boxes) in the coming year.
The advantage of SRS TruVolume is that the user does not have to rely on the broadcaster to be compliant with the new volume limiting regulations, but can utilize SRS TruVolume built into either a TV or home theater receiver to even out volume spikes. In addition, SRS TruVolume not only works with volume spikes within specific TV broadcasts, but can also even out additional annoying volume spikes that are not covered by the Calm Act mandate, such as when switching between TV channels and other input sources that may include Blu-ray Disc players, DVD players, CD players, network media players, and Cable/Satellite Boxes. For more details, read the full announcement from SRS Labs.
For more on the CALM Act, read my additional coverage: