FCC acts to quiet blaring TV commercials WASHINGTON — U.S. communications regulators cracked down on excessively loud TV commercials on Tuesday, implementing a bill passed last year to quiet commercials to the same volume as the programs they accompany. The commission voted unanimously to require TV stations and cable and satellite operators to ensure that the average volume of a commercial does not exceed the average volume of the programming around it. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45660862#.TujRAlY2zT4
Oh this is great news! I'm tired of being blasted by loud commercials!!
Thank God...Anything more annoying then some of the most repetitively idiotic commercials that are aimed at us...like we are mindless gerbils flocking to buy whatever the latest "must-have" gimmick is (Car commeracials and Insurance companies are the worst in this area....IMHO)...is the volume at which they are dispersed!
I have spent some time in America and having to put up with commercials every 10 minutes, then immediately following the opening credits, and immediately preceding and following closing credits, made telly virtually unwatchable.
They've been talking about this for years, I'm happy to see it finally pass and actually be enforced, even if it's a year from now. At least we know it's actually going to happen, now if only our government spent more time on issues that mattered, national debt crisis, unemployment rates, etc.
Although I am going to enjoy not having to turn down the volume or be woken up at night by the blaring noise from an annoying commercial.
Well thank goodness, I hate it when the commercials blast, it is a constant volume adjustment nightmare but now I just mute it all. It's even better when I can just fast forward through all the lame a%* commercials anyway. I'm glad someone is doing something about it.
Don't know how true it is, but I've heard that the average volume IS no more than the show. The problem is that all background noise is removed, leaving only the voice on the commercial. That single voice is then much louder than the voices on the show while the total volume from all the sources is still the same.
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