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Adapter Limits Your TV Volume For Loud Commercials

Volume Control Adapter: Love It or Leave It?

I'm all for gadgets that facilitate lifestyle improvements, but I'm not so sure this one falls into the category of "worth it." The SRS Labs MyVolume adapter is a small device that plugs into your cable box meant to regulate your TV's volume. The premise is fairly simple, but the technology is advanced; basically everything on your TV — from prime-time programs to commercials — will be leveled out to the same volume.

At first read, this sounds like a great device to deal with loud commercials but . . . isn't that what a remote control is for? In my opinion, the mute or volume buttons work just fine for volume control — this little device will run you $99! There's still no word on when a new bill regulating commercial volume will be put into effect, but I'd sooner hit "mute" than shell out more cash. What do you think? Is it worth it?

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sarahvampgrl sarahvampgrl 7 years
this would be such a great solution to me as I usually put the sleeptimer on my tv to fall asleep to and blaring commercials can totally ruin it
Happsmjc Happsmjc 7 years
LOVE IT! In just one show or movie the volume is so different it is alarming! I have sensitive ears and it is so annoying! I would love this!
sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
Looove it! Nothing gets me madder than a loud commercial when I'm not expecting it, by the time I get the volume down I already feel like throwing the remote at the TV! Def. worth the $99.
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
OMG! Where have you been all my life?!?! I just don't understand why everything is at different volumes--quite irritating.
weffie weffie 7 years
I think it's a great idea, the differences in volume between shows, commercials, channels, game systems and cd & dvd players is crazy... if it could balance all those together it'd def be worth a hundred bucks. Since we don't have a proper system, it takes 2 or 3 remotes to figure out which one I'm trying to turn down in the first place! If it only worked for the cable or satellite and not the other stuff it'd be kind of a waste though.
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