Calm act

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CALM Act

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  1. Ravi
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    I wonder if they'd be upset if we, the owners of the airwaves, forbade broadcasters from using subliminal messaging?

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    I'll cry myself to sleep for sure. :lol:
     
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    Oh, you mean back in spring and summer when the economy was booming and we were at full employment?

    My miss, sorry.
     
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    Then Obama would have nothing to say. :lol:
     
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    This went into effect yesterday. I noticed immediately that the volume level of commercials is no longer blaring. First time I didn't have to reach for the remote to lower the volume.

    I heard that over the past decade the FCC received more complaints about the volume level of commercials over anything else. I wonder did those people complaining also let the broadcasters know? If so it would appear that the broadcasters (or would that be whoever does the commercials? not sure) simply ignored the complaints and let uncle make the decision/law. Too bad.
     
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    Kooky

    with all the crap we waste money, they had to control the volume themselves.

    So I repeat
     
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    what I said earlier.
     
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    Used to be that there was a limit on commercial time and volume. With no controls, both the volume and number have gone up.

    OTOH, there's always the mute button. I hate commercials so when programming ends, I automatically hit the mute.
     
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    Magnavox used to make a tv that had Smart Sound, which kept the volume of the commercials low without having to do anything. Great feature. Of course they never kept it.

    Too bad the customer got ignored.
     
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    Great... focused in on all things important.. as usual.
     

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