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Why are some commericals so LOUD?

There is one that is nearly twice as loud as the regular program and the other commericals. I'm so sick of getting yelled at by this thing. The only effect it has had on my purchasing decisions is to not visit that company.


Asked by scout_mom at 7:40 PM on Jan. 20, 2011 in Entertainment

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Answers (8)
  • There is a federal investigation into this, but your question is ultimately the reason:

    They get noticed.

    Answer by LindaClement at 7:53 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Just to let you know there is good news on this. 

    "Broadcasters will have until December 15, 2011 to prove compliance with the CALM Act."

     Obama Signs TV Commercial Volume Law


    Answer by musicmom08 at 9:42 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • SO you can hear them when you leave the room between shows. They don;t want to miss an opportunity to have you hear about there product! lol.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:41 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Legislation is putting an end to this soon.

    The reason why they do it is because they want you to pay attention to the commercials because it's the advertisers who pay the bills.


    Answer by HotMama330 at 12:20 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • That happens to me with the HD channels. Not the regular. Not sure why lol

    Answer by Steph319 at 7:43 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • To get our attention I guess! I hate it.

    Answer by 1911 at 7:59 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • WOW I thought I was the only one. I sleep with the tv on and commercials wake me up sometimes. I usually watch nick at night and the commercials that come on about foundation for a better life always wake me up..they are supposed to be mushy commercials that you like but gosh I hate them.

    Answer by mommyIam08 at 11:50 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • I agree, out new hdtv flat screen has a button that that automatically lowers the volume on loud commercials. makes it real nice so we're not hunting for the remote every few minutes.

    Answer by luvschocolate at 10:04 PM on Jan. 21, 2011