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The volume level of commercials

Postby bagobonez » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:07 pm

is it me or does the volume level on your TV somehow raise itself about 20% when a commercial comes on? God i get so sick of that. You have turn your TV up to hear the show you're watching, then when a commercial comes on it nearly blows your speakers out. Anyone else with me on this?
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Re: The volume level of commercials

Postby treat24 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:34 pm

only some channels do this, it's annoying. Most of my TVs have smart sound though so it kills that. most HD channels do it
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Re: The volume level of commercials

Postby RiffRaff » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:37 pm

treat24 wrote:only some channels do this, it's annoying. Most of my TVs have smart sound though so it kills that. most HD channels do it


Liar, you only watch TV through your DVRs, you don't even have commercials. :-°
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Re: The volume level of commercials

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:37 pm

I've noticed this as well, on some channels more than others...I typically just switch channels during the commercials anyway.
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Re: The volume level of commercials

Postby treat24 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:38 pm

RiffRaff wrote:
treat24 wrote:only some channels do this, it's annoying. Most of my TVs have smart sound though so it kills that. most HD channels do it


Liar, you only watch TV through your DVRs, you don't even have commercials. :-°


that's mostly true, but because of the writer's strike I've been watching a lot more live tv :-°
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Re: The volume level of commercials

Postby RiffRaff » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:08 am

you know what I hate? When threads get really, really LOUD :-D
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Re: The volume level of commercials

Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:07 am

I cannot stand that crap. I work at a restaurant where we turn the volume on for big games. You can't imagine how friggin' annoying it is to have the Sharks game on, loud enough for people to hear it, only to have half the resturant squirm when an a commercial break comes along. Nothing says happy sports restaurant quite like eighty people looking for the manager to turn down the television every time the teams take a break in the action. :-t
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Re: The volume level of commercials

Postby Madison » Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:51 am

Agreed that it's quite annoying. Between the DVR (skipping commercials) and smart sound, it's not much of a problem for me. :-)
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Re: The volume level of commercials

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:29 am

treat24 wrote:only some channels do this, it's annoying. Most of my TVs have smart sound though so it kills that. most HD channels do it


i've noticed the same thing. i've also noticed that CBS on Comcast HD is about 25% higher than other stations in general. i watch most shows on volume level 26 but CBS has to be about 20 or 22 otherwise it's too loud (i also have to have my volume on an even number :-B )
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Re: The volume level of commercials

Postby knapplc » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:49 am

Yes, this is a greatly annoying problem. They do this because they assume you're going to run off to the bathroom or fridge or to change laundry while the commercials are on, so they want you to hear their advertising two rooms away. There oughta be a law against that. :-t
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