Yes, it's a lot of ads, not just DirecTV's. If I'm watching recorded I fast forward over them, if live I mute it until the show comes back on. Eventually someone will sue them for hearing loss. Imagine someone who is bed bound that needs the TV up to hear the shows, then gets blasted with ad noise. I think it's only a matter of time.
Magnavox had "smart sound" years ago. I had it on an old non-flat panel TV. It was great. That's probably why new TVs don't have it. The patent may not have expired yet.
Same here, in fact I actually mute and look away from the screen just for spite
You must not have Brandsmart in your area? Any Billy Mays commercial? Sham WOW? FreeCreditReport.com? Countless Others... over at Satellite guys they are complaining about the Dish ads.. Don't you have some idiot car dealer dancing in his parking lot to obnoxious music while he slaps the fenders of his deals?
They are complaining about the same thing in the UK...
Ughhh, I hate those stupid Billy Mays commercials
They are horrendous! I get so sick and tired of advertising that hurts my ears. I've gotten to the point where I'm buying products based on their commercials, and boycotting products that have those annoying loud ads.
I notice the loudness increase on Directv ads on Discovery HD channel. There is no excuse for the blatant increase in loudness. My wife yells, "turn it down! every time one come on. Directv should concentrate on making fun to watch HD commercials, so people actually look forward to seeing them. I'm thinking back to the old Volkswagon commercials etc. I also think there are altogether too many commercials now anyway.
Watch Oprah, 3 minutes of chat, and 3 minutes of commercials. Not a good thing. In some European countries the commercials are all at the beginning or ending of a show.
It makes the advertisers really work at making a worth looking at commercial.
That's my rant for the day.
I get yelled at too. I agree on there being too many commercials, we are bombarded as a society with commercials galore. I get so sick of advertising. I used to love watching MLB in the late 80s, early 90s when there was nothing behind home plate but a wall. Now it's everywhere, scrolling banners everywhere you look.
ESPN is one of the worse, they go to commercial for 5 minutes, then come back and bombard you with more advertising............ SPORTSCENTER............ "brought to you by ********", SPORTSCENTER............ "presented by **********"
then we finally get to watch the show
It has gotten ridiculous.
Like I said before, I mute all commercials all the time now. I'm sick of them. Only things I watch live are sports and Sportscenter, otherwise everything is taped.
If I get really frustrated and nothing is on, I go directly to the movie channels. Nothing like those 500s
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