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Tv advertisers Complaint - TV advertisers--why are they so loud!

Review by juicyfruits on 2010-06-07
INDIANA -- I tell you it is so agravating to be watching a show and the sound goes to double volume when an ad comes on. Some advertisers scream at you. Some of my friends just "mute" when an ad comes on. Do these people not know that you annoy us, and most of my friends purposely will not use these companies because they sound like bullies. On priciple we would rather pay $25.00 more than shop there. (but since I don't listen to them--I really don't know. Ads that are hilarious will get watched. Where are the clever ad writers?

Is there not some government watch dog to moniter these situations?!

Thank God we have DVR. I hardly ever watch anything in real time anymore. Are you aware that adverising takes up about 15 minutes of an hour show? I have more important things to do than to watch stupid and boring ads.
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-06-07
Posted by Skye on 2010-06-07:
I agree. Our older TV, which we do not have any longer, had a feature, where when commercials came on, they could not get loud. It was called Smart Sound and you could have it on or off. We kept it on, and commercials never were louder then what we were watching. The FCC was supposed to enforce something to stop these commercials from screaming at us, but so far nothing. I also wonder why everytime something goes to commercial, they play at least 10 commercials before the show comes back. Some shows like Breaking Bad, go over their time frame. It starts at 8pm and to goes to 9:02pm to allow extra time for all these annoying, loud commercials.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-06-07:
It's not just the commercials. Every time I change the channel, the volume changes, too. I'm constantly raising and lowering the volume. I don't understand that at all.
Posted by Skye on 2010-06-07:
Good point Venice. I noticed that also, and thought my TV was having sound problems, even though it's new, that means nothing for electronics these days.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-06-07:
Actually, it's my newer television that's the worst. It's a small TV/DVD combo that I keep in the kitchen. The television in my daughter's room is a TV/VCR combo and is very old. It doesn't have any problem with the volume. So I guess electronics could be the culprit. That's progress.. haha

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