SO... this REALLY annoy's me ( like a noisy noise annoys an oyster) It "should" be really easy to "normalise" (normalize???? That annoys me too ) the audio from your set top box, between ads and the program you're watching because there is information in the transmition ( you see it sometimes in the top of the screen, it looks a little like a binary count, but not really) yet no one has come out with a device that can "normalize" the volume of the ads, let alone mute them. BUT, the kicker is, even tho I've searched long and hard to find an mp3 player that can "normalize" songs in a PLAYLIST, it has proven to be a wasted enterprise. Some will convert them and normalize them on the way, some won't, but given that we live in the age we do, with many and varied sources for our music collections, how is it that NO ONE has come up with a player that can normalize ANY input given? I realise (YES, I live in Aus and refuse to spell in American English, much as I refuse to pronounce it sodder, when in fact it is soul-der), that this is more of a programming question than it is an electronics question. But still... it ****'s me to tears Anyone got any ideas, perhaps we could start a company and knock these things out. I can't be the only one who gets the ****'s with turning the volume up and down when all my flatmates are asleep while I'd rather stay up listening to tunes and knocking up experiments in the lounge room ? OR, am I?