This is the best news ever!!!!! Nothing worse then watching TV and it goes to commercials that are WAY to loud.
The Federal Communications Commission has unanimously approved new rules that require cable and broadcast stations to play commercials at the same volume as the TV shows they break into.
(The new FCC order is a step in carrying out the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation, or CALM Act, which President Obama signed in 2010. The CALM Act required television stations to turn down the volume on disruptively loud ads.)
Come December 2012, when the CALM Act takes effect, those commercials that blare at a much louder volume than the shows will be history.
The act requires television stations to maintain the same average volume for both programming and ads, so consumers don't have to adjust the levels at each commercial break.