Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Wed 30th Sep 2009 20:43 UTC
Multimedia, AV "There are no current European standards on volume controls for MP3 players, though under French law personal music players must be limited to an output of 100 decibels (db). The Apple iPod, which can reach 130db, was briefly withdrawn from sale in France in 2002 until Apple updated the software to reduce the maximum volume. All iPods sold in Europe are now limited to an output of 100db. The European Commission’s new proposals call for the default setting on all personal music players to be 80db. This would apply to MP3 players and mobile phones that are capable of playing music. However, the proposals apply only to the default setting, not to the maximum setting for the device."
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This is Europe's response
by Leroy on Thu 1st Oct 2009 12:15 UTC
Leroy
Member since:
2006-07-06

to all those loud Billy Mays commercials!

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RE: This is Europe's response
by helf on Thu 1st Oct 2009 13:53 in reply to "This is Europe's response"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

haha! Am I the only one that is glad his commercials are finally slipping off air? I HATED them. Argh.

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