House votes to turn down volume of noisy TV ads
By ANN SANNER (AP) – 10 hours ago
WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday voted to level off the abrupt spikes in volume felt by television viewers during commercial breaks.
The bill — approved by a voice vote — is aimed at stopping TV ads from playing noticeably louder than programs.
"It's very frustrating," said Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va. "It's an annoying experience, and something really should be done about it."
(Note: I know there was a thread already started a while ago on this topic but I couldn't find it. So Mods, move this thread as appropriate.)
Edited by BubblePuppy, 16 December 2009 - 08:37 AM.