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Thread: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I agree. We need some oversight of the airways, within reason. This is not an unreasonable law.
    1. We have become a nation of little girls, and are deserving of the government we currently have.

    2. Yes, we need the FCC... so the airwaves Gestapo can monitor the resurgence of The Fairness Doctrine.

    3. This is The Dipsh*t Congress. Perfectly suited for governing dumb, helpless little girls.

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Dolby was working on a solution to this and other volume related problems with devices (your DVD player may play louder than, say, your cable box) with Dolby Volume, but as I just checked recently (for the first time in what must be a couple years), it has been isolated to a small number of home theater receivers and one television lineup.

    Frankly, this is something that I wholly support.
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Don't seem like to much to ask to have even volume levels across the board. Shame the gubmust must mandate such things. But the providers seem to not care, as long as they get their money. ----And I like girls just fine.
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Zimmer, can you really argue against this?

    If I am observing that the natural inclination is to hit mute or rush as fast as possible to turn down the volume, my guess is that this is another reason for why television advertising has had such a negative reputation. This might be something to benefit advertisers.

    I can't really think of too many people who are not victims of this, and do not react strongly to it. Have you met many people who don't flinch?

    Have you met many people who have that much of an avenue to pursue limiting this? I was enthusiastic when I heard about Dolby Volume a long time ago, but it has not really come to fruition. The public doesn't even know about it. Most techies forgot about it. It just isn't there. Not for a lack of want, but of accessibility or drive on Dolby's part (who seems to be more interested in promoting TrueHD against Digital Theater System's DTS-MA or even Dolby Headphone than something everyone can appreciate).
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    I don't see how it's 'girly' to support a reasonable law banning an obnoxious practice. No, it's not a vital interest of the United States to have the sound levels on commercials be equal to that of the shows that carry them (although my next door neighbor might think it is). But it's not unreasonable and certainly won't inconvience anyone like so many of the stupid laws out there do.

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Zimmer, can you really argue against this?

    If I am observing that the natural inclination is to hit mute or rush as fast as possible to turn down the volume, my guess is that this is another reason for why television advertising has had such a negative reputation. This might be something to benefit advertisers.

    I can't really think of too many people who are not victims of this, and do not react strongly to it. Have you met many people who don't flinch?

    Have you met many people who have that much of an avenue to pursue limiting this? I was enthusiastic when I heard about Dolby Volume a long time ago, but it has not really come to fruition. The public doesn't even know about it. Most techies forgot about it. It just isn't there. Not for a lack of want, but of accessibility or drive on Dolby's part (who seems to be more interested in promoting TrueHD against Digital Theater System's DTS-MA or even Dolby Headphone than something everyone can appreciate).
    There are four buttons on your remote to control volume:

    1. Louder.
    2. Less Loud.
    3. Mute.
    4. Off.

    I think even a liberal has the mental capacity to apply pressure on the correct button to execute the desired result. Then again, maybe not.

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    There are four buttons on your remote to control volume:

    1. Louder.
    2. Less Loud.
    3. Mute.
    4. Off.

    I think even a liberal has the mental capacity to apply pressure on the correct button to execute the desired result. Then again, maybe not.

    The United States of Helpless Little Girls.

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    I think you have it figured out. I was wondering if you would mind coming over, and doing that for me. I like to sit back and relax, with out having to have a death grip on my remote. I'll even make ya a samich for your trouble. You do, after all, make it seem so easy.
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    There are four buttons on your remote to control volume:

    1. Louder.
    2. Less Loud.
    3. Mute.
    4. Off.

    I think even a liberal has the mental capacity to apply pressure on the correct button to execute the desired result. Then again, maybe not.

    The United States of Helpless Little Girls.

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    This isn't the runaway temptations of the nanny-state, Zimmer. This is simply maintaining that a coherent policy be adapted for broadcast volume. People will still be able to use their remotes, and will still use them often, but not so inconveniently. After its adoption, it will be transparent to the citizen. There will unlikely be any ill-considered consequences as a result of this legislation, and I think you will find Americans largely in support of this.
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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    It's so uncontroversial, why are we actually debating this?

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    Re: Anti-loud commercial law passes the House

    Seems a little frivolous, but I'm happy about it. I hate loud commercials.
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