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Who Mutes Commercials?

 
 
SrKen
 
Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 09:59 am
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Do you mute commercials, never, sometimes, constantly?

Loud TV commercials capture the attention of the audience who may not want to pay attention but do something else. Like have a family conversation.

My wife has often said to me, "Mute that thing, I can't read the paper!" That's the idea dear!

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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 10:06 am
@SrKen,
Sometimes, but I'm more likely to poke around with the clicker to see what else I might be interested in.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 10:07 am
@ehBeth,
Oh, hello and welcome to Able2Know, SrKen.
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hamburger
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 11:25 am
@ehBeth,
hi sr and welcome :

this is my usual way of dealing with loud and lenghty ads too :

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Sometimes, but I'm more likely to poke around with the clicker to see what else I might be interested in.


sometimes many stations seem to co-ordinate their commercial "break" - but there is always "silverscreen" - which runs its ads at the end of the movie - at $1.25 a month , it seems like a bargain.
hbg
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 11:31 am
@SrKen,
I don't often mute the commercials, but I find that I automatically tune them out in my head.
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SrKen
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 11:39 am
@SrKen,
They have lots of tricks to keep your attention
"That important story after the break"
Or several commercials and a glimpse at the news anchor desk and more commercials.
Piling the commercials on toward the end of a good movie when they have you hooked.

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hamburger
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 11:47 am
@SrKen,
sr wrote :

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Piling the commercials on toward the end of a good movie when they have you hooked .


that's when i switch to "deja vu" - unless there is a buster keaton or charlie chaplin short coming up - must not miss those ! Laughing
hbg
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chai2
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 11:59 am
Oh Lord yes I mute the commercials....or rather, have the Emperor of the Remote do it.

I watch little TV, the Emperor has been out of town for 2 weeks or so, and I've turned the stupid thing on twice...once to watch a classic movie I'd recorded, and once for just long enough to see what the weather was going to be like that day. The weather runs every 10 minutes, so I had the TV on for maximum of 11 minutes.....gonna rain? ok good. (click)

Don't get me wrong though, I'll go for periods that I just want to stare, so will watch TV in the evening, but I'll get bored of that. There have been a few HBO/Showtime series, ie the Sopranos, that I would go out of my way to watch.

When His Higness is home, he loves watching movies, and certain shows. I where a set of gun range ear muffs on my head so I don't have to hear it when I read, or am on A2K, or whatever.

Of course when the commercials come on they blast way loud, so loud I can hear what they are saying. He has learned to hit the mute button during commercials, or encur the Rath of Chai.

I'm not a slave to advertising, and I'm smarter than they are.


Foxfyre
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 12:08 pm
I mute them or turn the volume way down. It is extremely annoying to have the volume at a comfortable level and then the commercial flattens everybody against the wall. I understand why the commercial interruptions are necessary in order for us to get the programming we enjoy. In an evening when we're enjoying the few programs we watch, I might actually pay a bit of attention to a well designed or entertaining commercial if they broadcast it at a reasonable volume, but not when they insult me with loud is somehow better.

(It's also annoying to pay a hefty monthly fee to the cable company to bring me programming with commercial interruptions too.)
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TilleyWink
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 01:16 pm
@SrKen,
Sometimes but usually I read during the commercials. Sometimes I click around to see what else is on. And the sometimes I watch to or three program at a time during commercial breaks on the various channels. But I swear that there is a conspiracy afoot the when it seems all 300 channels are in commercial simultaneously.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 02:17 pm
@chai2,
Quote:

I where a set of gun range ear muffs on my head
so I don't have to hear it when I read, or am on A2K, or whatever.

I take along gunnery range ear protection
against screaming kids on planes or trains.






Sometimes I wanna see n hear the commercial,
like when Heather Locklear or Jennifer Love Hewitt does it.
Occasionally, merchants have ads for something for which I am in the market.

Most of the time, I mute them, but some r clever n beautiful; I love them.
I got a color TV with a remote control in 1961 for the first time;
I made a point of asking if it had a mute on it.
Merchants kept offering me EITHER a color TV
OR
a TV with a remote control; hard to find one with both in 1961.

Before then,
I actually got up and walked across the room to mute them.
Some of them drove me nuts.





David
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 02:25 pm
@SrKen,
I switch channels during commercials.
margo
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 02:39 pm
@hamburger,
Must be some sort of familial thing!
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 02:43 pm
@rosborne979,
Time Warner Cable lets u bring up a program grid
to see what 's on then or later.
If I don t wanna see the commercial,
ofen I bring up that grid and scan thru the High Definition channels
to decide on my future programing.





David
rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 02:56 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
Time Warner Cable lets u bring up a program grid
to see what 's on then or later.
If I don t wanna see the commercial,
ofen I bring up that grid and scan thru the High Definition channels
to decide on my future programing.

Yeh, I do the same thing.
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thegalacticemperor
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2008 02:58 pm
@SrKen,
I am a tune 'er outer, my wife is an obsessive muter; though, I do mind the noise of commercials if the volume is too loud.
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