Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Hate those LOUD commercials?

Who doesn't hate the way the TV blasts commercials? I understand the logic of doing so... they think, they know, that we're going to get up and go to the kitchen, the bathroom, that we'll be talking or doing something during the commercials. They make 'em loud so there's a better chance of having us hear them when we make our side-trips. At least that's the way I've always reasoned it out.

If you're sitting in the room and don't leave then most of us scramble for the remote so we can either turn down the volume or mute the TV. Then, when the program comes back on we miss the first parts while we flip the noise back on to a reasonable level.

Much as I dislike the practice of the ad-makers increasing the decibel level to intolerable during commercials, I do NOT think it is the place of the government to jump into the fray. If enough of us have a problem, if enough of us let them know we're muting the TV, not listening in protest, or whatever, then we can stop the noise.

However, in typical Democrat fashion, they now want the government to get involved in what should be a free-market choice... argggghhhhh...

Eshoo, Whitehouse lead crusade against loud TV ads
By Kim Hart
Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) is no longer alone on her quest to bring down the volume of loud TV commercials. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has joined in the crusade to keep ads from blasting us out of our living rooms every 10 minutes. Read more: http://www.thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/72223-eshoo-whitehouse-lead-crusade-against-loud-tv-ads

- jmd

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