Sound Pressure Level Analysis of Commercials and Regular Programs
P. Malecki and J. Wiciak
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, Department of Mechanics and Vibroacoustics, AGH University of Science and Technology, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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Popularity of television and multitude of commercials during the TV broadcast lead to the analysis of its sound levels. Costs of commercials' time cause producers to make commercials much louder than a regular TV program. The article shows results of commercials and regular program sound level (RMS and FFT) analysis and the difference in sound levels of commercials compared to a regular program. The analysis also shows the difference between public and private TV. The authors of the article suggest a solution to this problem and its effects.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.118.118
PACS numbers: 43.50.Sr, 43.50.Rq, 43.50.Yw