LOUD FPB Commercials
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FCF

Frankfort, KY

#1 Dec 30, 2012
On 12-13-12 a new law went into effect that disallowed TV commercials being louder than the programming. FPB is ignoring that law. If you're tired of their LOUD commercials please call their office and COMPLAIN. Since this will be deleted soon please ACT ASAP!
bibby

Frankfort, KY

#2 Dec 30, 2012
Yeah I agree, I've noticed that. They are ridiculously loud.
Red

Frankfort, KY

#3 Dec 30, 2012
Them commercials with burglar in the house crack me up.
Seriously

Frankfort, KY

#4 Dec 31, 2012
Do you realize his law passed and there is no technology to even equalize volume levels on digital cable?

Do you realize that it is damn near impossible to do? ANyone who has ever edited video from multiple sources knows it's a challenge. Now try to do that with all the channels they manage on live feeds. Some signals come into the FPB "hot" and others do not. They cannot control the input they receive from the big networks.

This has been a problem forever. It is not a new issue. Magnavox came out with a feature called SmartSound decades ago to curtail this problem.(not very succesfully I might add)

I have spoken with Higginbotham, they are trying to fix the problem. There are actually a few channels that they will not sell commercials on any longer because they come in so weak, that any commercial they put on the channel causes the problem.

The issues is a prime example of government. They pass a law and no technology is there to fix it on the fly at any cost. If you could develop technology that works and solves the problem, you will have cable companies at your beck and call and laugh all the way to the bank.
Confused

Tucker, GA

#5 Dec 31, 2012
Seriously wrote:
Do you realize his law passed and there is no technology to even equalize volume levels on digital cable?
Do you realize that it is damn near impossible to do? ANyone who has ever edited video from multiple sources knows it's a challenge. Now try to do that with all the channels they manage on live feeds. Some signals come into the FPB "hot" and others do not. They cannot control the input they receive from the big networks.
This has been a problem forever. It is not a new issue. Magnavox came out with a feature called SmartSound decades ago to curtail this problem.(not very succesfully I might add)
I have spoken with Higginbotham, they are trying to fix the problem. There are actually a few channels that they will not sell commercials on any longer because
they come in so weak, that any commercial they put on the channel causes the problem.
The issues is a prime example of government. They pass a law and no technology is there to fix it on the fly at any cost. If you could develop technology that works and solves the problem, you will have cable companies at your beck and call and laugh all the way to the bank.
Good try FPB, seems the rest of America's cable providers are adhearing to these laws, why would they pass a law knowing there wasn't the technology available to comply???? Really!! Just because Higginbotham doesn't have the competent people to run the cable dept is no excuse.
Seriously

Frankfort, KY

#6 Dec 31, 2012
Confused wrote:
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Good try FPB, seems the rest of America's cable providers are adhearing to these laws, why would they pass a law knowing there wasn't the technology available to comply???? Really!! Just because Higginbotham doesn't have the competent people to run the cable dept is no excuse.
Oh god you whiny vaginal waste.

Why don't you get over it. All channels do not have that issue. Just a few are annoyingly loud.

They probably passed a law because they are like you, whiny and bitchy and ignorant of technological limits.
Burn

Frankfort, KY

#7 Dec 31, 2012
There is probably a feature on your television called "volume leveling" or "noise reduction"...give it a try.
Burn

Frankfort, KY

#8 Dec 31, 2012
Why would the FBP be at fault anyway? If the commercial is recording at a higher volume, it plays at a higher volume. Unless they are FBP commercials, they have nothing to do with it.
I don't think alcohol should be allowed to be advertised. No one drinks a Budweiser because they saw a commercial. It is responsible for more accidental deaths, domestic violence, loss of innocent life, and broken homes than any substance known. Fast food should not be advertised until Americans learn moderation. We need to quit lowering the bar and keep it where it is or raise it!!
Confused

Tucker, GA

#9 Dec 31, 2012
Seriously wrote:
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Oh god you whiny vaginal waste.
Why don't you get over it. All channels do not have that issue. Just a few are annoyingly loud.
They probably passed a law because they are like you, whiny and bitchy and ignorant of technological limits.
Good come back, sounds like a very "technological" answer. They put these laws into place to keep rogue, run away small town wanna be cable providers in compliance with FCC regulations. Check into it. So its only a few channels, your almost competent!!!
Confused

Tucker, GA

#10 Dec 31, 2012
Burn wrote:
Why would the FBP be at fault anyway? If the commercial is recording at a higher volume, it plays at a higher volume. Unless they are FBP commercials, they have nothing to do with it.
I don't think alcohol should be allowed to be advertised. No one drinks a Budweiser because they saw a commercial. It is responsible for more accidental deaths, domestic violence, loss of innocent life, and broken homes than any substance known. Fast food should not be advertised until Americans learn moderation. We need to quit lowering the bar and keep it where it is or raise it!!
"Why would FPB be at fault anyway?" Because it comes across their system to my television, and that's where I send my money? Hmmmm.
brickhouse

Frankfort, KY

#11 Dec 31, 2012
It seems to happen only on local commercials which are inserted by FPB onto cable channels in local commercial insert spots. Since FPB is inserting them they are responsible for the volume level. They can certainly check the volume level of the ad they receive before airing it and they can reject any ads which are above a certain level.
Burn

Frankfort, KY

#12 Dec 31, 2012
Confused wrote:
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"Why would FPB be at fault anyway?" Because it comes across their system to my television, and that's where I send my money? Hmmmm.
You expect them to monitor every station with their hand on a dial? It doesn't work that way.
brickhouse

Frankfort, KY

#13 Dec 31, 2012
Burn wrote:
<quoted text>You expect them to monitor every station with their hand on a dial? It doesn't work that way.
Burn, it doesn't happen on commercials broadcast by broadcast stations or cable stations. It only happens on commercials which are inserted by FPB. While it is all automated and they do not have an engineer monitoring the ad as it airs, they can preview the ad to determine if it exceeds volume limits and reject it if it does.
Burn

Frankfort, KY

#14 Dec 31, 2012
brickhouse wrote:
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Burn, it doesn't happen on commercials broadcast by broadcast stations or cable stations. It only happens on commercials which are inserted by FPB. While it is all automated and they do not have an engineer monitoring the ad as it airs, they can preview the ad to determine if it exceeds volume limits and reject it if it does.
Oh, I think I know which ones you are talking about...the ones that make me wonder if they aren't illegally stealing paid airtime.
brickhouse

Frankfort, KY

#15 Dec 31, 2012
Burn wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, I think I know which ones you are talking about...the ones that make me wonder if they aren't illegally stealing paid airtime.
I don't think so. Most cable networks allocate a certain amount of time to the local cable systems for them to sell to "local" advertisers.
FCF

Frankfort, KY

#16 Dec 31, 2012
David Toles Auto Pro, Cross Roads Ford, FPD VOD, Wooldridge Jewelry are some of the commercials causing the problem. These are commercials inserted by FPB. I will personally boycott any and all businesses whose commercial volumes are excessive. Since these businesses pay for air time to advertise maybe THEY can get FPB do follow the law. If not then we should make it a point to contact the FCC about our concerns. I've watched cable TV in other towns and there doesn't seem to be a problem.
unome2

Frankfort, KY

#17 Dec 31, 2012
commonwealth credit union is too loud and stupid and so is the fpb ads if you watch the channels over 81 they dont run those ads
brickhouse

Frankfort, KY

#18 Dec 31, 2012
FCF wrote:
David Toles Auto Pro, Cross Roads Ford, FPD VOD, Wooldridge Jewelry are some of the commercials causing the problem. These are commercials inserted by FPB. I will personally boycott any and all businesses whose commercial volumes are excessive. Since these businesses pay for air time to advertise maybe THEY can get FPB do follow the law. If not then we should make it a point to contact the FCC about our concerns. I've watched cable TV in other towns and there doesn't seem to be a problem.
Agreed!
Burn

Frankfort, KY

#19 Dec 31, 2012
Meh, I think I'd rather see two loud local commercials than one annoying Sonic® commercial! lol
1 Word

Mount Sterling, KY

#20 Jan 1, 2013
Don't B*#ch--Switch. Dish Network!!!

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