A four year old's view on Cable TV and streaming TV

Posted on Wednesday, February 29 2012 @ 7:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Minimalmac tells an interesting story about his four-year old daughter's first experience with cable TV. She had never used a television before because her family only watches movies and TV shows via streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and iTunes. You can read the tale over here.
Then, a few minutes later, a commercial comes on. The volume difference is jarring to say the least. I would safely guess it is fifty percent louder than the show. I hurriedly reach for the remote and turn it down…

“Why did you turn the movie off, Daddy?”, Beatrix worriedly asks, as if she has done something wrong and is being punished by having her entertainment interrupted. She thinks that’s what I was doing by rushing for the remote.

“I didn’t turn it off, honey. This is just a commercial. I was turning the volume down because it was so loud. Shrek will come back on in a few minutes” I say.

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