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FCC cracks down on loud commercials

Loverofcountry 2011/12/13 23:06:47
I've been waiting for this to happen for a long time
Why did it take so long
I'll keep using the mute button untill next December
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Starting next December, TV commercials will be required to have the same volume as the program. Passed by bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate, the act requires advertisers to adopt technology that prevents overly loud commercials. What has taken them so long? Until next December, keep the remote handy!

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  • Kyle 2011/12/14 05:25:19
    I've been waiting for this to happen for a long time
    Kyle
    +5
    I hate loud commercials with such a burning passion!

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  • OzSurfer 2011/12/14 20:30:39
    I've been waiting for this to happen for a long time
    OzSurfer
    +1
    I wish this would happen in Australia. They've tried to tell us for years that the commercial volume was level with the TV shows, but now thanks to digital tv, it's easy to take a sample of the wave file from both show and commercial and compare their decibel levels and that shows a huge difference.
  • Loverof... OzSurfer 2011/12/14 20:37:23
    Loverofcountry
    +1
    They have been lying to us too.
  • OzSurfer Loverof... 2011/12/14 23:05:22
    OzSurfer
    +1
    That's for sure. Thanks for the post, nice to hear it's changing for the better over your way.
  • Ramon 2011/12/14 18:59:10
    Why did it take so long
    Ramon
    +1
    It's about damn time!! I hate those loud commercials. When people are trying to talk to each other during commercials so that they don't miss their show the volume becomes so loud you have to yell at each other....until someone gets fed up and mutes the TV.
  • Matt 2011/12/14 18:44:32
    Why did it take so long
    Matt
    +2
    In my home, TIVO cracked down on all commercials !
  • JGF 2011/12/14 17:44:11
    Why did it take so long
    JGF
    +1
    I much rather see legislation limiting commercials to ten percent of a station's air time.
  • Loverof... JGF 2011/12/14 19:42:29
    Loverofcountry
    That would be nice!!
  • ScottyG - Faqueue 2011/12/14 17:29:42
    I've been waiting for this to happen for a long time
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +2
    This was passed at the beginning of 2011. It should have been implemented by now.
  • Ramon ScottyG... 2011/12/14 19:01:26
    Ramon
    +2
    Yeah, I think so too. It's been a long time coming.
  • ScottyG... Ramon 2011/12/14 20:13:01
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +2
    Smiley face! (I hate emoticons)
  • bronx 2011/12/14 17:01:34 (edited)
    I've been waiting for this to happen for a long time
    bronx
    +3
    girl cheering Finally!
  • Bigbrowneyes 2011/12/14 13:54:22 (edited)
    Why did it take so long
    Bigbrowneyes
    +2
    Thank you, finally. I can usually sleep through the show without waking up at the commercials because they're so loud...I nap while my roommate has the t.v. on because she rarely turns it off. Or try to, anyway. My sleep pattern goes something like this: .......!!!!....!!! ...and then I give up.
  • 2226693 2011/12/14 13:43:29
  • Mikel_mad2002 2011/12/14 13:13:56
    Why did it take so long
    Mikel_mad2002
    +2
    I do get frustrated at television going to commercial and blowing my ear drums out with an ad for shampoo
  • Josef 2011/12/14 12:19:56
    I've been waiting for this to happen for a long time
    Josef
    +1
    That's good, we need the same in Germany
  • Sissy 2011/12/14 12:08:46
    I've been waiting for this to happen for a long time
    Sissy
    +3
    There is nothing more aggravating when watching t.v. that the loud blasts that come with the onset of a commercial. I didn't think there was anything they could do, to be honest. I am glad though. it was irritating to say the least.
  • William 2011/12/14 09:58:29
    Who cares?
    William
    +3
    I got tired of the endless commercial breaks a long time ago. Now I only watch TV via the Internet.
  • oldcavpilot 2011/12/14 08:27:58
    I've been waiting for this to happen for a long time
    oldcavpilot
  • linda ~PWCM~JLA 2011/12/14 06:06:11
    I've been waiting for this to happen for a long time
    linda   ~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    Finally..............commercials are bad enough but when they blow you out of your chair it's irritating. You have to get ready to jump on your remote. They advertised a smart TV that was supposed to equalize the volume. It must not have went over because when I looked for a TV they weren't available.
  • Loverof... linda ... 2011/12/14 19:50:03
    Loverofcountry
    +1
    My TV was supposed to do that but it doesn't work, never did.
  • linda ... Loverof... 2011/12/15 04:25:30
    linda   ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    No wonder they didn't go over big if they didn't work. Not such a smart TV after all - Huh??
    How have you been?? Getting cold up there?
  • Loverof... linda ... 2011/12/15 04:41:30
    Loverofcountry
    +1
    I'm doing OK. It's been fairly mild for this time of the year, no snow on the ground. It's not looking too good for a white Christmas this year. I'm not complaining though, no snow means no shoveling. A little on Christmas Eve would be nice. It is harder to get into the spirit without any.
  • linda ... Loverof... 2011/12/15 04:58:22
    linda   ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Glad to hear you're doing well. I wouldn't miss the snow this year. It can pass me right by. I'm either falling down or in a ditch. Country livin'. haha
  • Kyle 2011/12/14 05:25:19
    I've been waiting for this to happen for a long time
    Kyle
    +5
    I hate loud commercials with such a burning passion!
  • T. James H 2011/12/14 04:23:50
  • ScottyG... T. James H 2011/12/14 17:33:28
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +1
    “Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject, so you know you are getting the best possible information.”

    I put as much stock in Wikis as I do in SH responses. ZERO. But MSM does have more disinformation than all news sources.
  • T. James H ScottyG... 2011/12/14 19:06:33
  • ScottyG... T. James H 2011/12/14 20:15:48
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    I love wikipedia. Me and some buds have been putting BS on it since day one. Very few have ever been removed or so called "fact checked". Media in general is full of liberal bias.
  • Ramon T. James H 2011/12/14 19:09:13
    Ramon
    +2
    Wikipedia is a joke...you can't get reliable information out of it. People can edit it anytime and put a lot of BS in it.

    Comparison of Wikipedia and other encyclopedias for accuracy, breadth, and depth in historical articles:

    Findings – The study did reveal inaccuracies in eight of the nine entries and exposed major flaws in at least two of the nine Wikipedia articles. Overall, Wikipedia's accuracy rate was 80 percent compared with 95-96 percent accuracy within the other sources. This study does support the claim that Wikipedia is less reliable than other reference resources. Furthermore, the research found at least five unattributed direct quotations and verbatim text from other sources with no citations.
  • T. James H Ramon 2011/12/14 19:24:31
  • Ramon T. James H 2011/12/14 19:27:26
    Ramon
    +3
    Well you do have a point there... Network news is fast becoming a joke too.

    network news bias cartoon
  • T. James H Ramon 2011/12/14 19:46:31
  • Ramon T. James H 2011/12/14 20:15:53
    Ramon
    +3
    That's great! Disturbing thing is that it's not that far from the truth. It's incredible that more people don't see this bias...or if they do, they don't see it as a bad thing.
  • T. James H Ramon 2011/12/15 04:58:44
  • Ramon T. James H 2011/12/15 08:15:29
    Ramon
    +3
    Well as long as the media is on their side they're happy. They don't care what's true and what's not true. That's why they're so upset at FOX news. FOX tells another side of the story and that doesn't fit with the Liberal view of the world...so naturally FOX lies, right? lol
  • T. James H Ramon 2011/12/15 17:31:25
  • Ramon T. James H 2011/12/16 12:07:52
    Ramon
    +2
    Yeah, they all twist the truth somewhat, but I think FOX gets closer to the middle than a lot of the others. That's why they have the best ratings. If they lied as much as the Liberals have said people wouldn't watch.
  • ScottyG... T. James H 2011/12/14 20:21:16
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +1
    Or the joke of the century, PMSNBC.
  • T. James H ScottyG... 2011/12/15 05:20:30
  • ScottyG... T. James H 2011/12/15 15:51:07
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +1
    Just throw the stupidity back at the stupid.

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