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Which of these things is most irritating?
the heartbreak of psoriasis 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
the fact that Dominik Hasek still exists 20%  20%  [ 14 ]
people who shuffle through parking lot aisles in front of you at speeds normally associated with glaciers 26%  26%  [ 18 ]
the plight of the red ape 7%  7%  [ 5 ]
these damn kids today 46%  46%  [ 32 ]
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The FCC regulates everything else, why don't they require a "normalize" audio level for television... It's just wonderful having the fillings jarred out of your teeth when some of these commercials come on. :evil:

Luckily, I record about 90% of what I watch, so I spare myself that horrid bit of torture most of the time. :)


Me, too...I just particularly noticed it today on one of the NHL Network's commercials. At least they've introduced a new one into the lineup, I guess.


A lot of TV's used to have a function that senses volume changes on commercials and will tone them down. Doesn't work with a satelite receiver or cable box though. Haven't bought a new TV in ~5 years, so I don't know if that's still an option though.


My TV has that option (it's about a month old), but it definitely doesn't work through the cable box. I'm thinking I'm just going to go the whole nine and set up speakers, etc., so I have a little more control over the sound (I'm also getting crap volume levels from the cable box, and my living room is noisy anyway because the aquarium's in it.)


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A lot of TV's used to have a function that senses volume changes on commercials and will tone them down. Doesn't work with a satelite receiver or cable box though. Haven't bought a new TV in ~5 years, so I don't know if that's still an option though.


It's weird. Both the Sony that I had, and the Sharp that I now have, have the auto volume control.
I have direct-tv, but it actually worked with the Sony, but doesn't with the Sharp. :?: :?:


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I was watching the NHL Network the other day and noticed that the programming was really quiet, which made the commercials really friggin loud. Also, the Spanish channels have much better commercials. And the only thing better than Rambo is watching Rambo dubbed into Spanish. Especially when they roll the R when they say Rrrrambo!

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I was watching the NHL Network the other day and noticed that the programming was really quiet, which made the commercials really friggin loud. Also, the Spanish channels have much better commercials. And the only thing better than Rambo is watching Rambo dubbed into Spanish. Especially when they roll the R when they say Rrrrambo!


Good to know it's not just me who finds the NHL Network quiet; I was afraid I was going deaf or something. :lol:


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...and my living room is noisy anyway because the aquarium's in it.


I had to relocate my main circulation/filtration system to the basement mine was so loud.

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Eric Brewer.

I'm getting his jersey-shirt as a gag gift for my sister for Christmas...

She'll be pissed when she opens it :lol:

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Eric Brewer.

I'm getting his jersey-shirt as a gag gift for my sister for Christmas...

She'll be pissed when she opens it :lol:


I hope you wore a disguise when you bought it..... :)


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Eric Brewer.

I'm getting his jersey-shirt as a gag gift for my sister for Christmas...

She'll be pissed when she opens it :lol:


I hope you wore a disguise when you bought it..... :)

Used Andy Strickland's credit card and everything :wink:

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The Blackhawks' arena announcer sounds so ANGRY when he announces a Jonathan Toews goal.

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The FCC regulates everything else, why don't they require a "normalize" audio level for television... It's just wonderful having the fillings jarred out of your teeth when some of these commercials come on. :evil:

Luckily, I record about 90% of what I watch, so I spare myself that horrid bit of torture most of the time. :)


There are set limits, but ad makers use obscene amounts of audio compression to make a commercial sound so loud.


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The Astelins commercial makes me want to hit someone. :)


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The Astelins commercial makes me want to hit someone. :)


The hockey fights cancer, and the "After 500 years........RAYmonD BOUrQUE!~!!!!!!@!11111" commercials drive me insane, too. :lol: :evil:

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I really don't want to go to class tonight. However, it is the last one, so I guess this is a bitch and an anti-bitch all in one.


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The hockey fights cancer, and the "After 500 years........RAYmonD BOUrQUE!~!!!!!!@!11111" commercials drive me insane, too. :lol: :evil:


Any calls involving Gary Thorne make me livid with rage. What a franking cocktool.

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It might be nice for the Rams to play competently every now and again.


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Any calls involving Gary Thorne make me livid with rage. What a franking cocktool.


You're an idiot. Gary Thorne is a man of high character.

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Any calls involving Gary Thorne make me livid with rage. What a franking cocktool.


You're an idiot. Gary Thorne is a man of high character.


In the amiss of not watching hockey on ESPN anymore I forgot how much of a toolbag that guy is.

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