I hate television. I hate how loud commercials get. The explosions in Burn Notice are nowhere near as loud as the screamer yelling at me about the new Mazda Blahblahblah.
BUY THIS BEER! IT WILL MAKE YOU FAMOUS AND DESIRABLE TO WOMEN! THIS CAR IS THE BEST CAR EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD! ONE DAY CURRENT HOLIDAY SALE! GET THE BEST PRICES EVER!!!!
Do advertisers feel a louder ad makes people more likely to buy the product advertised? It does nothing for me except hurt my head and constantly lower the volume to a tolerable volume.
The dilemma remains. Do I turn the commercial volume down then turn it back up when my TV show returns? Do I sit through the screaming advertisers at higher volume then return to enjoying my show?
I wish I had a third option. I wish commercials were the same volume as the shows around them. This is an issue with live TV because Netflix has no ads in their shows and Hulu has ads but the volume doesn’t go up drastically. Even the Tivo’d programs can be fast forwarded. On the rare occasion TiVo fails or misses the last few minutes I can go looking for the episode online, there are no commercials at all there.
Am I the only one that is so turned off by the screaming ads that watching live TV my last option for entertainment?