Great news for couch potatoes!

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by ChkitOut, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. No more annoying loud commercials soon.

    WASHINGTON – Legislation to turn down the volume on loud TV commercials that send couch potatoes diving for their remote controls looks like it'll soon become law.

    The Senate late Wednesday unanimously passed a bill to require television stations and cable companies to implement industry standards capping the volume of commercials and equalizing the volume between ads and other programming.

    The House has passed similar legislation but minor differences have to be worked out when Congress returns to Washington after the Nov. 2 election.

  2. I often get criticized by people who watch TV with me because I click around like a madman. But all I'm doing is trying to avoid as many commercials as possible. Why waste time watching a commercial when you can flick to another program for a min or two?