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Old 12-12-2012, 05:00 PM  
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No more loud commercials

TV viewing could soon sound a little calmer. The CALM Act, which limits the volume of TV commercials, goes into effect on Thursday.

CALM stands for Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation. The act is designed to prevent TV commercials from blaring at louder volumes than the program content they accompany. The rules govern broadcasters as well as cable and satellite operators.

The rules are meant to protect viewers from excessively loud commercials.

The Federal Communications Commission adopted the rules a year ago, but gave the industry a one-year grace period to adopt them.

Suspected violations can be reported by the public to the FCC on its website.

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Old 12-12-2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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They did this about 15 years ago and it stuck for about a month.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:50 PM   #3
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I find loud commercials to be pretty annoying, but is this really something we needed the government to regulate?
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:52 PM   #4
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Aren't mute buttons and DVR's the answer to this problem?
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #5
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Aren't mute buttons and DVR's the answer to this problem?
THIS IS AMERICA.

Commercial playback at a REASONABLE volume is a GOD GIVEN RIGHT.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:40 PM   #6
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I find loud commercials to be pretty annoying, but is this really something we needed the government to regulate?
YES! I'm sick of getting nagged at to turn the damned TV down b/c the commercials blare at such a high level. Forcing me to adjust the volume 6-10 times an hour...
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:43 PM   #7
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Try watching GMA in the morning before work, those ads BLAST out of the tv and it never fails to drive me up a wall, i dont want to hear that shit all loud early in the morning.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:47 PM   #8
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I find loud commercials to be pretty annoying, but is this really something we needed the government to regulate?
Tough call, as long as we have an FCC than I'd say yes, this falls under their purview. Solid argument could be made that this falls under the realm of interstate commerce and therefore is a constitutionally valid exercise of federal power.

If you are simply objecting to the general idea of government(any govt... local, or state included) being involved in this than I can see your point but I think that ship sailed long ago.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:55 PM   #9
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YES! I'm sick of getting nagged at to turn the damned TV down b/c the commercials blare at such a high level. Forcing me to adjust the volume 6-10 times an hour...
JFC! Teach your woman who wears the pants and controls the remote, dude.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:56 PM   #10
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Tough call, as long as we have an FCC than I'd say yes, this falls under their purview. Solid argument could be made that this falls under the realm of interstate commerce and therefore is a constitutionally valid exercise of federal power.

If you are simply objecting to the general idea of government(any govt... local, or state included) being involved in this than I can see your point but I think that ship sailed long ago.
Yes, the latter.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:00 AM   #11
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:13 PM   #12
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hit the "Arrowhead" button on the remote, it brings the tv down to low level buzz.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:48 AM   #13
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:52 AM   #14
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This lasted all of O days, the ads BLARED from the tv same as they always did this morning.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:03 AM   #15
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I find loud commercials to be pretty annoying, but is this really something we needed the government to regulate?

Yes please. It's VERY ****ing annoying.
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