Originally Posted by flook
I thought they made it illegal to do now
I hope they have or will in the UK, because I hate that, they still do it and it's ridiculously bad. Lucky there's a mute button.
As for Tekzilla, I think it's just because the ads are pre-recorded. You get ads read verbatim from the same script every week by Patrick, even on weeks where he's not there, for example. In most other shows, such as TRS or Diggnation, they actually read it each time during recording rather than editing them in later.
If it's edited in later, it has to be specifically normalised to be the same volume, and I think they just don't bother with that. I don't think they are making it louder on purpose.