This would be a great product if someone could do it and I don't how it cou ld be done but the problem with these Roku devices, chromecast etc, (even a pc) is that the audio volume levels are &^$*ing ridiculous. Netflix has a lot of dynamic range, typical of movies but it's a very real struggle to he ar low passages and then of course, watch out for the loud ones. Hulu, yout ube -- all of them suck.
Of course, youtube is user uploaded so that's a disaster to start with.
Anyway -- if somehow, someway some sort of inline HDMI hardware audio compr essor/limiter could be built that passes through the video and could normal ize the audio ? Or wouldn't have to be inline, maybe a standalone box ?
You guys are the design folks but couldn't you do a D/A conversion, hardwar e compression/limiting and than back to digital ?
I'm guessing it's probably impossible but out of frustration wanted to thro w it out.
On the PC, if I stay away from 5.1 and go stereo, there is software that wo rks great -- breakaway I think it's called. It can sound like an old school broadcast compressor if you want it to.