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2012-05-08 02:11:20 PM
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Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow.
 
2012-05-08 02:13:47 PM
*Insert Bill Hicks quote here*
 
2012-05-08 02:31:01 PM
Freedom of loud speech, biatches.
 
2012-05-08 02:57:27 PM
If there is a max volume for tv, most things will use that volume for explosions or gunshots. The ads will run everything at the max. It will still seem loud by comparison.
 
2012-05-08 03:02:58 PM
I don't know why somebody hasn't invented a TV with a feature where you set the volume at a certain level and sounds more than X percent louder than that level automatically get turned down and sounds X percent below that level get turned up. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
 
2012-05-08 03:09:15 PM

relaxitsjustme: I don't know why somebody hasn't invented a TV with a feature where you set the volume at a certain level and sounds more than X percent louder than that level automatically get turned down and sounds X percent below that level get turned up. Seems like a no-brainer to me.


Those exist. At least, that feature exists on my cheap AV receiver. I forget what it's called, but it compresses the volume to a smaller range so that it's easier to watch TV and not disturb others when the volume shifts between dialog and explosions. I wouldn't be surprised if some TV's have it as an option.
 
2012-05-08 03:12:27 PM

NeoCortex42: relaxitsjustme: I don't know why somebody hasn't invented a TV with a feature where you set the volume at a certain level and sounds more than X percent louder than that level automatically get turned down and sounds X percent below that level get turned up. Seems like a no-brainer to me.

Those exist. At least, that feature exists on my cheap AV receiver. I forget what it's called, but it compresses the volume to a smaller range so that it's easier to watch TV and not disturb others when the volume shifts between dialog and explosions. I wouldn't be surprised if some TV's have it as an option.


On my Magnavox, its called SmartSound (or some such), and it works for the most part, except where my cable provider is concerned.

You can easily tell any local commercial due to the sound. Its easily twice the normal volume, and I am not sure why the TV can't even those out.
 
2012-05-08 03:26:34 PM
They'll just get around it I'm sure. There was some stupid truck commercial I remember sitting through during football season that where the opening line of the commercial would come in way low and then come blaring with the rest of the ad.
 
2012-05-08 04:03:21 PM
I'm not sure subby read the article.
 
2012-05-08 04:26:29 PM
I haven't read the article, but I'm going to be interested to see how whomever is pushing for this argues against what a standard volume is.

Let's say things peak at 0db. Well there's a difference between loudness and volume. Someone said it above. A gunshot will be at 0db, but each commercial is compressed so that the entire thing is at 0db. So technically, no commercial on TV is louder than the TV show. It's just not.

That said, GOOD ON THEM. I haaaaaate how loud commercials are.
 
2012-05-08 04:35:58 PM
If I'm not mistaken, here in the States, Congress passed a law over a year ago that ordered the FCC to do the same.

What's happened to that since? I work at a sports bar, and the commercials are DEFINITELY much louder than the event itself.
 
2012-05-08 05:11:51 PM

Something_Creative: If I'm not mistaken, here in the States, Congress passed a law over a year ago that ordered the FCC to do the same.

What's happened to that since? I work at a sports bar, and the commercials are DEFINITELY much louder than the event itself.


It passed but I don't think it goes into effect for awhile. That gives the culprits time to pour over the law and find loopholes.
 
2012-05-08 06:00:41 PM
It is the CALM act, it is in effect, providers are allowed a year if they can show financial hardship in the implementation. One of the few things to come out of the Bush administration in my opinion. It took full effect last year in December IIRC. I'm a bit annoyed with them. I've called my cable provider twice now. The third time I start noting them and calling in the FCC.
 
2012-05-08 06:14:14 PM
the only thing that needs to have the volume turned down is this man's wardrobe

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2012-05-08 07:13:38 PM

invictus2: the only thing that needs to have the volume turned down is this man's wardrobe

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Why does he NOT have a red carnation in is buttonhole?
 
2012-05-08 07:18:29 PM

Dwight_Yeast: invictus2: the only thing that needs to have the volume turned down is this man's wardrobe

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Why does he NOT have a red carnation in is buttonhole?


Because he isn't some pansy Frenchman or European that's why!
 
2012-05-08 07:23:00 PM

UnspokenVoice: It is the CALM act, it is in effect, providers are allowed a year if they can show financial hardship in the implementation. One of the few things to come out of the Bush administration in my opinion. It took full effect last year in December IIRC. I'm a bit annoyed with them. I've called my cable provider twice now. The third time I start noting them and calling in the FCC.


Did the local paper publish your letter to the editor?
 
2012-05-08 07:36:42 PM
The CALM act goes into effect December 13, 2012.

Now if some websites would lower their ad volume (i.e. espn)
 
2012-05-09 01:05:51 AM

BarnabusJ: NeoCortex42: relaxitsjustme: I don't know why somebody hasn't invented a TV with a feature where you set the volume at a certain level and sounds more than X percent louder than that level automatically get turned down and sounds X percent below that level get turned up. Seems like a no-brainer to me.

Those exist. At least, that feature exists on my cheap AV receiver. I forget what it's called, but it compresses the volume to a smaller range so that it's easier to watch TV and not disturb others when the volume shifts between dialog and explosions. I wouldn't be surprised if some TV's have it as an option.

On my Magnavox, its called SmartSound (or some such), and it works for the most part, except where my cable provider is concerned.

You can easily tell any local commercial due to the sound. Its easily twice the normal volume, and I am not sure why the TV can't even those out.


I had two different Zenith's with the feature dating all the way back to 1993. Another problem is watching movies like Start Wars where certain parts are supposed to be really loud. It just deadens any real sound dynamics. Turning the feature on and off was a hassle. At some point watching a movie on a cable channel like TBS basically involved turning the feature on for the commercials and off for the regular show which pretty much is equivalent to turning the volume down. I think most manufacturers quit trying eventually or at least quit pushing it as a feature.
 
2012-05-09 04:08:08 AM

Dwight_Yeast: invictus2: the only thing that needs to have the volume turned down is this man's wardrobe

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Why does he NOT have a red carnation in is buttonhole?


It looks like he has a carnation in his pocket - I know, hard to tell against all the other flowers all over the suit.
 
2012-05-09 05:45:44 AM
BILLY MAYES HERE WITH A BRAND NEW POST: I'M NOT GETTING A KICK OUT OF THESE REPLIES!
 
2012-05-09 07:02:44 AM

AliceBToklasLives: UnspokenVoice: It is the CALM act, it is in effect, providers are allowed a year if they can show financial hardship in the implementation. One of the few things to come out of the Bush administration in my opinion. It took full effect last year in December IIRC. I'm a bit annoyed with them. I've called my cable provider twice now. The third time I start noting them and calling in the FCC.

Did the local paper publish your letter to the editor?


I dunno? Don't subscribe... It was a good attempt at humor though I suppose.
 
2012-05-09 10:09:09 AM
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They can stifle my volume but they'll never stifle my awesomeness!
 
2012-05-09 11:26:28 PM
Won't matter. Half the channels I get on my antenna are from the 'Merkin stations.

Doubly loud commercials and treat the viewer like an absolute moron.
"That's 212-555-1212! Call 212-555-1212!!!
Call now and get a second set! Once again (idiot), call 212-555-1212!!!"


/hurpadurp
 
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