Ok, starting the week off with a gripe!
Volume and the control of it on the tv set!!!
This is something that really irritates me -a lot!
Am I the only one who has this problem?
Why is it that whenever I am trying to watch -actually pay attention and watch -some program on tv, either the son-in-law decides at that point in time to become talkative or one of the kids will decide now is the best time to let fly with some extra noise or better yet, maybe launch into a full-blown meltdown.
As a general rule, this tends to happen when I am watching "The Office." Which really aggravates me because I can never seem to get the volume control on the tv to pick up the dialogue in such a manner as to be able to hear it to begin with and then, the extra background noise around here then doesn't help things either.
But even more than that, why is it that the volume control varies from station to station too?
Certain shows -such as "The Office" as mentioned above, seem to come through with a very low audio capacity, thus making it really difficult to follow the show at times. Other NBC programming doesn't do that -just that particular program.
But the Hallmark network -now that channel, no matter what program I try to watch there, I have to kick the volume up to full-blast in order to hear it.
And about the time I do that, a commercial comes on and the sound then just about blasts me out of my chair as it comes through VERY LOUD, VERY CLEAR!
And that I find even more annoying that the occasional background noises in the house while I'm trying to watch something.
It takes a lot of fiddling around with this set and the remote to get any adjustments to the volume to register so about the time I get the volume tuned in to where I can hear it fine and dandy, don't you just know it is time then for a commercial and that throws the volume totally out of whack as I scramble for the remote and hurry to try to cut the volume back before it wakes up the whole damned neighborhood and not just anyone here in the house who may have been asleep.
I've been wondering for some time about this problem. Is it just me? Is it just my tv set? Does this kind of stuff happen to other folks too?
Let me know, will ya?
Inquiring minds really want to know about this.