posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 11:54 PM
I tend to watch TV programs online because I can watch them when I want instead of being attached to some sort of schedule. But there's a
I'm so sick to death about pop-ups from Netflix and Safecount. I just wish there were a way for me to watch programs that I like without being
inundated with asinine advertisements every few minutes from all kinds of companies.
It seems that advertisers have many rights as to how they can sell their wares and how loud the volume on my computer can be when they do. But I
don't see any real rights for viewers like myself. Aren't we the targets of all of this? Shouldn't we have rights as the individuals who have to
listen to all of this crap?
As usual, the people with the money get whatever they want. I've contacted many advertisers about how loud their commercials are in relation to the
volume of the program I'm watching. They all claim that it's the result of an audio process called, "Compression". As a sound engineer, I happen
to know that this is not the case. It's just an excuse.
When will consumers have a set of rights for themselves? Why do the advertisers always seem to get what they want?
I've even checked the FCC website, and they specifically say that there is no rule about how loud the commercials can be. Why is that?
I hope that others will agree with what I'm saying and contact the FCC about it. I don't need to be yelled at in an advertisement. I can ignore it
quite nicely at regular volume.
Thanks for listening.