TV, can you do without?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by boatme98, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    I confess. I don't have a television.
    Don't want one, don't need one.
    I go to my sister's house and flip through the menu, which takes about ten minutes, and there isn't a single thing listed that is remotely interesting. All this for $90 a month.
    The only channels I would have any interest in are probably F-1, BBC, and maybe Speed.
    That would push the bill up to $100. Ridiculous.
    How about you. Can you pull the plug?
     
  2. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Yes. I have hundreds of books and actually know how to and (get this) LIKE to read! I don't own Playstation, Xbox or such. History Channel is interesting at times, but I haven't watched mainstream media voluntarily in over a decade and a half.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    History, Military, Discovery, Weather. Think I had the idiot box on for an hour on Weds- eating a pizza.
     
  4. HM2Grunt

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    I confess that I watch the tube, but only the premium movie channels. I don't like movies on regular channels because of the too frequent commercials, and the editing. Heaven forbid I see a single breast, our hear a cuss word. I do not, cannot watch any network TV news because of the general poor quality. I could do without the cable. I watch movies on the computer, so I could do without TV, but I can't get rid of it because of the shows the family watches. When I am home along, it is seldom on. And the cable bill went up!
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

    I rarely watch TV. Just don't try to take my radio away from me.
     
  6. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    CAN I pull the plug? Yes, I can. Will I pull the plug? Not in this lifetime unless I want it to be significantly shorter. Between hurricanes, lightning, the occasional tornado, and traffic alerts I feel that I can better prepare with the info provided by my news stations.

    I don't watch TV for entertainment. When the S.A.M.E radio sends an alert I turn on the TV to determine whether it will directly affect me or not. Can I get the same info on the internet? Not dependably. I have Comcast.
     
  7. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 New Member

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    I also very rarely watch TV, I pay for cable because of the "bundle price":rolleyes:

    If I were to cancel the cable part of the cable, phone and Internet bundle "deal", the price would only drop about $10:mad:
     
  8. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    My only TV addiction kicked in about 1 week ago! The NFL!!
     
  9. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I have satellite service but really don't use it all that much anymore. I'm much more prone to watch streams on the net where I can choose the exact show and/or episode I want to watch. I can even get nfl games which really is rthe best excuse I have for keeping it on. If you dig around the net enough you can find about anything streaming these days. With a better browser ( I use Mozilla Firefox on my computers and my phone) and a good pop up blocker (adblock plus is great) you can even dispense with the ads on most except the ones like on Hulu.

    I bought a Roku not long ago that lets me watch hulu plus, netflix, Crackle, and a bunch of other streaming sites on my TV. If you have a 3 megabit connection or up it will run smooth as silk.

    Truth be told if I run one of my computers through my big TV I'd never miss not having cable or sat service. I have to watch NFL on a bog screen and the biggest monitor I have on a computer is only 20" :(
     
  10. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    It's NFL or season baby!!:D Everything else si skinny kids playing in short pants.:rolleyes:
     
  11. rn-cindy

    rn-cindy New Member

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    I watch a little of the news channels Fox/CNN, And Duck Dynasty reruns. But i work 2nd shift, theres nothing on during the day....so i dont care, take it...
     
  12. rockratt

    rockratt Lifetime Supporting Member

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    I watch some news during the day. Like Cindy I am currently working swing shift so there isn't anything else on that interest me during the day. I usually head for the shop or outside. Theres always plenty to do around here and I would rather be outside anyway. I have been threatening to pull the plug but keep paying 90 dollars a month for 200 channels of s--t.
     
  13. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I neither own, nor want a TV in my house. See this little guy in my profile pic? He needs to be outside playing when he can.

    I have a laptop that I download movies on and let him watch sometimes in the evenings.

    My sister DVRs Duck Dynasty, and I'm usually over there about once a week, so I get plenty of time to catch up on their antics.

    Internet ain't reliable for me.

    But, like Winds said, try to take away my RADIO and just see how bad I hurt you.
     
  14. stratrider

    stratrider New Member

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    I rarely watch it. I buy DVDs overseas to watch the latest movie releases and I get my news and entertainment online.
     
  15. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    I made an effort to move away from the broadcast/cable/satellite style of TV and into the internet style (Roku, Netflix, Amazon) but with little success. I have basic cable and Netflix, I recently added HBO because somehow Comcast made my bill cheaper by adding a DVR and HBO and I confirmed this is for a full year and not a 3 month promotion.
     
  16. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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    the sportsmans channel,speed,history and national geographic if they did not exist tv would not exist in my house.
    oh wait yes it would i have wife and kids the wife watches the news every morning and the kids like to watch cartoons occasionaly.
     
  17. NC1760

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    TV.... Yes or no ???

    Sorry all my friends here... I have to have television!! Between catching a good Western and NHL Center Ice during the season... Not to mention the Military channel, Lock & Load Mondays on the Outdoor channel and news updates... It's a modern conveinence that I really like when I come home from the wood trails (that and a hot shower and my gas grill).
     
  18. Donn

    Donn New Member

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    This thread reminds me of the late 60's, early 70's when it was hip to say you didn't watch/own a TV. Whatever floats your boat. I've got a TV and am not ashamed to say I watch it. I still find the time to get outside, get to the range, wrench the car & motorcycle. Even read a book or two from time to time. I like TV, but I'm not handcuffed to it.
     
  19. Fathead00

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    I'm watching TV right now!!! We tape a crap load of shows, so we can fast forward through commercials.;). We just started the free trial for Netflix yesterday.
     
  20. sdiver35

    sdiver35 New Member

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    We haven't had cable since February and really don't miss it much. The only channels I do miss are Discovery, Military and the History - I prefer documentaries.

    We went to Maine two weeks ago and stayed in a cabin with power on three times a day and no TV. It was the best most relaxing vacation we have had in years. At night we played cards with our headlamps on and listened to music.