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Thread: Do you watch tv?

  1. #11
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    Re: Do you watch tv?

    i watch it every day. we have a play with delay option (most programs have up to 7 days delay). so we can skip the commercials. during the day kids watch cartoons. one hour each. it's cool, because they can choose their own. if they watched you tube that time goes into this one hour TV time. they also get one hour game time on PC each during holidays. during schools time one hour a day gaming each is only allowed during weekends. am i being too harsh?

    you tube is OK but most material there is in English and not in my native langauge. the result is they understand English (almost) better than their mother tongue. anyway kids watch gaming vidoes (minecraft mostly and Gary's mod), i sometimes watch how to repair or how to do something videos. i try to repair everything, even worthless stuff.

    anyway sometime after 20:00, adults take over TV. sometimes we would watch a film on one of the film channels, a documentary or two, or just pure entertainment TV like Forged in Fire or currently they are running Only fools and horses, this is maybe an hour or an hour and half. then it's bed time. oh i would also play games (on PC) occasionally though usually not more than an hour..
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  2. #12
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    Re: Do you watch tv?

    I only watch shows that interest me.

  3. #13
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    Re: Do you watch tv?

    I still have TVs in many rooms, but since TV went digital, most are useless as the aerials don't get a good enough signal. I haven't removed them as they sit there should I ever want to watch a vcr, dvd or just listen to static (what the analog signals now is).

    Nah I don't watch tv, nor miss it enough to explore replacing the aerial.

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    Re: Do you watch tv?

    I think while the TV is on. I find that it helpfully scatters my thoughts.

  5. #15
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    Re: Do you watch tv?

    The only problem with youtube and all streaming services is the amount of power required to run their datacenters. I don't have a TV and I kind of miss having set TV times when things were only on at a certain time. Now you can watch youtube 24/7 and it can be easy to fall into the trap of watching online videos all the time. I guess the same for any streaming service. It's the way of the future though.

  6. #16
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    Re: Do you watch tv?

    I'm one of those who reside in locations that do not have broadband internet available (most of the acreage in the US). I watch TV with the help of LinHES to record my programs of interest (local news, public television, etc) so that I can view my programs at my convenience. Streaming video is not practicable in my generally rural locations. I look forward to affordable space-based internet (thank you, Elon) because the incumbent ISP's have no interest or intent to serve sparsely settled areas; but until then, I make do with what is available.
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