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Thread: Loud background music during television shows

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    My husband and I both are so disgusted with all the background (really up front, not background) music during television shows and movies. We miss a lot of what is being said due to the loud music. It happens on the majority of the shows we watch. It does not do any good to turn the volume up because it only increases the music. There was an article in the newspaper the other day that said this background music is for effects. Well, it has an effect on us - we hate it. I'm just wondering if this bothers anyone else ?? - Cynthia

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    lalalala, I can't hear you.....

    j/k ;-)

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    I've noticed it too ... it really irritates me!

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    One of the reason I don't watch much TV....I don't like it either

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    Closed Captioning works for us.

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    I started watching shows like happy days, wonder years, family ties. I just cannot stand the shows these days. I like the wholesomeness and quietness of these!

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    I don't watch much TV or many movies because I miss alot of what is being said because of the music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Closed Captioning works for us.
    I agree had to start using it just because of that very reason.

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    you aren't the only one who hates it. We do too.

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    Grey's Anatomy is one show that especially annoys my husband and I when it comes to loud "background" music. The lead character (Meredith) is narrating the "moral" of the story at the end of the show, but we can't hear it because of the LOUD music!! Maybe it's to cover up poor dialogue writing!!

    Sue

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    Yep, I've noticed it. I have hearing loss and sometimes I can't hear what people are saying over the freaking music.

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    i know what you mean my dh and i have started watching movies with the subtitles on so we can (hear) what is being said

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    I thought it was because my ears were going bad! Glad to hear it annoys others also. Never thought about closed captioning!

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    It gives me headaches and hurts my bad ear. My DH is constantly turning it down for me and then back up so we can hear it when the music stops.

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    I also hate the loud commercials! The volume on commercials must be at least 4 times as loud as the volume of the shows.

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    Totally agree with you, I hate all that music that overrides the words. Sometimes I wonder what they are thinking by having the music so loud.

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    I hate it too and it seems to only get louder on commercials. I turn down the volume and use captioning or just go to another channel.

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    Oh, I thought it was just me! I have been telling my DH that the TV was just too loud!

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    My husband and I complain about the loud music constantly. Even tried to adjust the sound settings on the menu but to no avail. Even if the music is not loud, the actors talk so fast and mumble so that it is hard to follow the dialogue. Love the older shows that have very little background music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trueimage
    I also hate the loud commercials! The volume on commercials must be at least 4 times as loud as the volume of the shows.
    Yes!!! The commercials is what drives me nuts. The companys pay more to have their commercials louder and that's why I dvr everything I want to watch so I can fast forward. Good thing I don't watch much tv.

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    I laugh when movies that have louder music than conversations win for awards for the music. yes, but we can't hear the actors!!!!!

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