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A Petty Gripe With TVs Everywhere

November 8, 2009 Leave a comment
Notice it doesn't say "muting"?

Notice it doesn't say "muting"?

You’ve seen it before. You may not have paid it much attention, or thought it something worth mentioning, but you have all noticed it.

Some TV manufacturers have this annoying habit of programing their products to say “Muting” when you press the mute button. This, I hate. Let me tell you why!

When you press the mute button you aren’t asking it to consider muting, you are telling it “Hey! I need silence now!”. And while it does do this, I always get a small rise in my blood pressure when I see this.

Pathetic? Maybe. Meaningful? Probably not. Worth my time to worry about? Not a chance! Which is why you all just got to experience it.

Thank you :)

-Trenton Stahl

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