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Old 12-03-2010, 01:10 PM
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Default CALM Act Approved Commercials Are Getting Quieter

It's decades late, but we're finally getting some regulation on ridiculous commercial volumes.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2010/1...n-loud-tv-ads/
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:55 PM
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Sweet! Thank god, because it was getting seriously bad for a while there.
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:58 PM
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I wonder if commercial-removing software for HTPC-based DVR recordings will still be as effective as they are now.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:39 PM
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My mother has Directv and you can always tell when the Directv inserted commercials pop up, they're so loud they're distorted and vibrate the cabinet of the tv. I wonder how touchable they will be on this, "Oh we didn't know!"
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Is this what the Congress is worried about: people not being capable of turning the volume down? What about the "Loudness War" on CDs?: it's making children deaf and doesn't let you hear anything outside your earphones, like someone yelling "watch that truck!" while crossing the street.
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:09 AM
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Every year they claim to fix this. Every year it remains broken. Don't hold your breath. You will be blue long before this gets fixed.

Wasn't lasts years fix suppose to be Dolby Volume ?



edit..... I guess Dolby Volume has been promising this fix since 2007. How is that going ?
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:59 AM
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Can a federal law affect anything besides free over the air broadcasts? I know that is all that the FCC really has a say over as far as content. Subscription based stuff is stuff you ask for, so it doesn't legally have to adhere to anything, what standards they do adhere to is to keep their viewers watching. That's why cable has always had more cussing etc. than over-the-air stuff. So does this act basically mean that the 5 local stations, when being watched with an actual digital antenna, will have quieter commercials? That's all I can see it doing. All the FCC can regulate with cable or dish is technical crap like the power of their signals and what frequencies they broadcast on, can't do crap about the content!

Looks like we are back to the only thing that would work would be a boycott on a station with loud commercials. That is about as likely to happen as anything else that requires group organization.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:25 AM
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Is it really a proper function of any government to establish what is the proper volume level of commercials relative to the normal programming? Do you really have a "right" to have your free TV broadcasts the way you want them (i.e., to force all citizens to fund an agency to force free-market broadcasters to behave how you want them to)?

With this mentality, it's truly no surprise that bloated governments around the world are choking off the economies and going bankrupt as a result.
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:33 PM
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why is this a law? Why cant tv companies themselves take care of this. This is a silly law that I hope will not be enforced, if there is a way to effectively enforce something like this, that is.
This situation doess not call for government intervention.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:27 AM
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My family is thrilled about this. It's not as bad in NYC...but I also RARELY watch anything that's not on DVR. I can't stand the jump in volume and I feel bad for them.
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