Do you MUTE TV commercials?

@w1z111 (985)
United States
March 14, 2007 1:39pm CST
How many out there MUTE the TV when commercials come on? We almost ALWAYS do, because the commercials have gotten so loud and "in-your-face" confusing! They're probably 'designed' that way on purpose, but I'm afraid the ad companies ain't gettin' MY dander up! Whoever invented the "mute" function must've been sick & tired of commercials too! What about you?DO YOU MUTE?
3 responses
@elisata (569)
• Netherlands
14 Mar 07
I record a lot on DVD and FF when the commercials are on... Muting them we do sometimes when we are watching 'live'. As far as I know the sound of commercials is always louder than the original tv program you are watching... Maybe they want to wake the audience up, that's fallen asleep during a boring movie, soap or whatever...LOL. Serious now, since I have worked with thelevision for years and years, I know a little bit about it... It may well be that the program is regulated on say volume X and the machine that plays the commercials is regulated on sound Y. If you record a program, whether it is on VHS or DVD, the sound is always softer than the original program. Apperently it has a lot to do with regulating systems...
@w1z111 (985)
• United States
15 Mar 07
Yeah! Good idea! We don't often record TV, so it's not an option for us, but I'm sure it's nice when you later want to watch, "commercial-free"! Thanks for the post.
• India
14 Mar 07
Ya I either mute them or change the chaneel to catch up something else..They are so very loud and at times some commericals are senseless & irritating...
@w1z111 (985)
• United States
15 Mar 07
Yea...same here. And, they ARE louder, or so it seems. And, you're right..."senseless & irritating" says it all! Thanks for the post.
@limalimon (638)
• Mexico
14 Mar 07
No, I just changed the tv channel and then I just looking around the other channels.
@w1z111 (985)
• United States
15 Mar 07
Yep! Another effective tactic. We do the same, sometimes. Thanks for the post.