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    Do you watch tv?

    I dont own a tv and I never watch tv anymore even when I get the opportunity to. Most of the tv like things I watch on youtube. About the only thing I wanted a new tv for is to play video games and even that doesnt motivate me much. My last tv was a tube tv i found on a dumpster, which ended up on the dumpster when I moved, i used it to play old ps2 games.

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    Re: Do you watch tv?

    I haven't watched an actual TV for a long time nor do I ever bother with YouTube. I hope some day the latter shuts down and disappears forever. Although I don't see that scenario happening, ever.

    Everything I watch is on my computer. That way I'm in control of what/when I watch content and is all completely ad-free. ie. I hate ads!

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    Re: Do you watch tv?

    Yes I do watch TV but most of the time I am on my PC.
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    Re: Do you watch tv?

    I regularly watch TV, but rarely watch stuff online. Mrs Lisati sometimes uses Youtube on our tired old tube TV, via the set top box we bought to help our TV get digital TV.
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    Re: Do you watch tv?

    We tend to have the TV on as something entertaining while working on projects. We stream from Netflix, Hulu(soon to be cancelled), and YouTube

    YouTube has saved me thousands on repairs and is probably one of the best educational resources available.

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    Re: Do you watch tv?

    Quote Originally Posted by uRock View Post
    YouTube has saved me thousands on repairs and is probably one of the best educational resources available.
    +1 to the educational value to be found in well-chosen videos on YouTube.
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    Re: Do you watch tv?

    I rarely watch tv, use it mostly for Netflix.
    Maybe have it on once in a while as background noise aswell.

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    Re: Do you watch tv?

    Hi guys. When I was little, and it was a long time ago, there simply wasn’t any alternative to TV. Now it’s just no sense to watch this box, as there are gadgets and a lot of video hosting services. The fact is that the TV does not provide the right to choose, which cannot be said about the same YouTube. At any time of the day or night I can watch the content that I'm interested in.

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    Re: Do you watch tv?

    Hi,
    it's has been really a long time since I have watched TV. I am always watching videos on Youtube or series on different websites.


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    Re: Do you watch tv?

    We don't have paid TV.

    Haven't had a working TV in about a decade, but the house does have 8 network TV tuners connected to antennas. Don't ask why so many. We almost never watch TV "live". Shows will be recorded, commercials stripped, file transcoded, subtitles added/translated and the resulting media file added to our "time shift" media server. The media can be played on any device, tablet, computer, raspberry pis, Rokus, including a projector, or over the internet. By removing the commercials and transcoding, there is about a 75% reduction in file size, and clearly no commercials. comskip is an amazing tool.

    There is so much content available, much for $0, that it is crazy. Check out justwatch.com for lots of options in whatever country you are in.

    Right now, I'm recording the Pan American Games in Lima that are being streamed. I love certain sports that aren't popular to much of the world, so events like this happen very seldom. There are multiple events for the next 4-6 days in my favorite sport.

    I find youtube extremely obnoxious. Mainly use it for how-to videos and security conferences. Avoid it for almost any other reason, though some sports events are live-streamed on it.

    There are a few shows on broadcast TV that I enjoy. Agents of Shield and The 100, for example. I'm a sucker for scifi. There's NOVA on PBS and a few other PBS science-related shows. This time of year, TV choices are pretty lacking. It gets better in the fall with the new lineups and College Football. There are others in the house who like the "guilty pleasure" TV shows. I'd be embarrassed to list them here. They get their own dual TV tuner and media recording box or they can watch live. The HDHR network tuners are pretty amazing.

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