Are There Any Televisions That Exist That Can Get Rid Of Background Music?

@Janey1966 (24126)
Carlisle, England
February 29, 2012 1:28pm CST
I don't think there will be because sales would shoot through the roof and EVERYONE would know about them, I'm sure. John has an interesting documentary on television at the moment but it's totally spoiled by annoying background music. "Air Crash Investigation" is one of the biggest culprits for this. I don't mind it now and again but it's there throughout the programme and others are starting to follow suit. Even on some news pieces now we're starting to get background music..and current affairs programmes. "Panorama" never used to have background music in it, but it does now. Don't programme makers realise we CAN concentrate on speech, we don't need background music interfering with whatever we're watching as it's so distracting, in my opinion. Or am I getting old? What do you think?
1 person likes this
9 responses
@p1kef1sh (45640)
29 Feb 12
I agree although it is "canned" laughter that irritates me. Someone does something vaguely humorous and suddenly there is a cacophony of noise as a recorded studio audience collaps into helpless mirth! Bah.......
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
1 Mar 12
That happened a lot in the embarrassingly unfunny "Bodyguard" series featuring David "I'm in it for the money" Jason. Stuck it for about 5 minutes and that was it!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
1 Mar 12
I don't know what he was thinking signing up for that. I watched about as much as you.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
1 Mar 12
I would live to get rid of laugh tracks. They are especially awful on TV shows that are more stupid than funny.
@inertia4 (27792)
• United States
4 Mar 12
I have noticed that TV is becoming extremely annoying. Every reality TV show has music playing in the back ground. I have not noticed it on documentaries, but I believe you. Maybe there is some subliminal messages behind it. Like to make us either buy something or continue watching. I do not fall for any of that stuff. Thats why I am online 99 percent of the time these days. Its much more entertaining.
@inertia4 (27792)
• United States
17 Mar 12
Well, I have become less of a TV watcher them I used to be. I do enjoy watching a good movie, otherwise I am always on the computer. Either here on MyLot or on other sites that I use. I find the computer to me more fun and entertaining. Maybe it's because I like making money online. But I find TV to be boring these days.
• China
1 Mar 12
Over here Not every programme on TV have background music,like news hookup ,it never has it.However the science and technology ones such as "animal world","man and nature"are all have background music,to be honest,I don't think it is a bother to me,brings out the best in each other instead.I like your discussion due to having so many idioms in it.I guess the "shoot the roof" means a sharp increase in sales.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
1 Mar 12
It does my friend. You're learning all the time, good for you. Have you started saying "cowie" yet..which is a word you can use in ANY situation if you can't remember something. Try, "I can't find the cowie" or "Cowie down the road has had a heart attack." Amazingly, people usually know what or who you're referring to.
• China
2 Mar 12
Thank you for teaching me how to use the Cowie!I have not known it before.I am not sure if It is similar to "What is it".
@Micmac (9772)
29 Feb 12
hi Janey1966 The loud background music on tv programs are so frustrating. I can't stand the loud glaring music on some of the commercials and shows and I have to use the remote to lower the sound to sit through them and then I can't hear the voices. Some of them blast the music to deafen the ears. I wish they would just keep the tone at one normal level because it's a nusisance to keep turning the sound down and up again when the music stops.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
1 Mar 12
I do know that whenever commercials are shown they're louder on purpose in order to attract our attention. Sky does it whenever they're plugging new shows or products and it's extremely irritating. We have the facility to zap adverts but only on stuff we've recorded. Wouldn't it be great if a) we could zap out background noise and b) zap adverts in real time. That day will come but - unfortunately, we shall have to pay more in theway of subscriptions as a consequence.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
1 Mar 12
They were supposed to have passed a law in the US that made it illegal to have the volume increase when a commercial goes on. I'm not sure when it's supposed to go into effect since I still notice the volume increase at times. Also, who is going to enforce this, the TV police?
@Archaiwy (599)
• China
1 Mar 12
But i think the television with background music is good.why would you like to have no music?
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
1 Mar 12
I'm not saying all background music is bad. It's just - say, in current affairs programmes, the subject matter is "usually" interesting and there is a lot of dialogue, so why spoil it with music, especially music that doesn't even go with the programme. It's that I object to.
@webearn99 (1743)
• India
1 Mar 12
I doubt if you can watch a technical program like "Air Crash Investigation" if there were no background mixing. The whole show becomes so bland that you will get bored to sleep. Who can keep up with all the technical blah blah and nothing but blah-blah? The reason this music has been added is to keep the program seamless in sound. The large time gaps between two sentences, makes the hearing process rather tedious. Try this, try muting your TV on a show you love and have seen it many times before. Watch it for a while. Nap guaranteed! This is not the same as only the talk part on "Air Crash Investigation", but works the same way. There is one way of reducing the background score even with the TV you have, go to settings, sound, and reduce both Bass and Treble settings to a minimum. The voice over of the program will sound tinny, but the background is suppressed to a good extent.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
1 Mar 12
Thanks for that!
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
1 Mar 12
It is nothing to do with age of course~(^^) I am fine with it. the music background is needed to set and add up the mood otherwise it will be boring. But it depends whether it suit the program/show or not. Sometimes, the music selected wasn't suit with the show concept and that's the time when we think it's better for them to not have it at all...(^^)
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
1 Mar 12
If it's boring it shouldn't be on lol.
• Philippines
29 Feb 12
Well, I beg to differ because I love background music in movies and tv shows except (this I agree with you) in current affair programs. When the newscaster is telling something horrible and then there's a really scary background music, I just think it is over acting or something. For example, I heard one newscast about an earthquake and then on the background is a very eerie music. It seems as if they are trying to make a drama out of it! I don't like it because it is scary. I think they plan it that way though. Scare people. Ugh. Sometimes they just overdo it. On the other hand, for movies and other tv shows, I love background music on them
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
1 Mar 12
Yes, it's not so bad if it's there but doesn't intrude, I don't mind that so much but music that doesn't go with the programme or music that tries to tell us to experience a certain emotion, I don't like that at all. It's like brain-washing. I bet it happens in dictatorships all the time!
• United States
29 Feb 12
Yes, you're getting old. Not really. Just joking. For some odd reason, the companies think background music adds to the program by setting the mood, whether it's a documentary, murder mystery, romance, or horror program. And, in some instances they are right, if only they would keep it low enough to hear the dialogue. Since half the time, you cannot hear the dialogue, I've come to the conclusion, the makers of movies and shows DO NOT WANT to hear the talk, but love being jarred in their seats by the music. I've begun wearing earplugs to the movies because the loud music gives me a headache! Hugs, Maggie
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
1 Mar 12
I've not been to the cinema since "Seabiscuit" came out so that gives you an idea how long ago it was. If I remember rightly the music in that was only used "for effect" and I cried buckets, so it worked lol. Yes, music can work and has worked but it's manic now because it seems to be in practically everything. Anything to do with house-hunting, that gets the musical accompaniment now.