i don't have that problem at all. yes, the display says the volume is at "50", however the speaker volume shows 100%. if i take it down to "0" the speaker volume shows 0%. as far as i can tell it just means that each increment on the WMC scale is 2% of the max volume. i have mediamonkey installed and if i max the volume, the volume level sounds the same coming from both mediamonkey and WMC.