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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by 4ever4Jesus, Feb 2, 2011.
“How do you watch TV? What system do you prefer to watch TV?
Personally, I have very basic cable at home. $15.
I prefer going over to other peoples places where they have better cable and watching theirs.
Currently I have no access to a TV. None in our little apartment, none anywhere I can watch and I must say I have not missed it at all. The world seems a better place without it. I suppose I could watch some programs on the Internet, but not many. Most programs and US networks have not worked out agreements for them to be watched on the net here.
We have basic satellite package. I usually watch tv in our bedroom unless the whole family is watching something in the living room.
I don't watch a lot of tv, but I do have some favorite shows.
How do I watch TV??
Layin' down, leanin', or propped up!! Which ever way I want to do it!!
On the couch like most American potatoes
We don't have a TV. We do have a very large library of classic and family friendly movies and TV shows.
There are a couple of family friendly shows we watch, such as Human Target, Burn Notice, Leverage, Hee Haw, The Cape, and Marty Stuart that we watch through the internet.
Ummm, all of the above?
How it came about:
Years ago, when we lived in "God's country" there was no cable even though we only lived a couple of miles from where the cable stopped and our neighborhood(hill lol) was growing in population. Directv came in and gladly sold us all the tv we could watch. We were so far out that one didn't get the big 3 without an antenna!
Fast forward 5 years and my husband was still mad at the cable co so we brought our directv with us when we moved to the "city". (lol population 17,000) Then came the days of cable internet. Cable came with, cable internet! (it was a package deal) and I found it convenient to hook my kitchen tv up to it and life went on.
Then the phone co (At&T) began charging me outrageous amounts for phone service and the cable co offered me more for waaaaaaaaaay less. When I went with that, the new package came with MORE cable. So I bought a bigger tv for my kitchen! (with the money I saved on just 3 phone bills!)
However, during all this, the husband refused to give up his directv. So now we have it all and I'm STILL saving money over having phone/dsl/long distance and having cable/internet/phone AND my internet is faster and has less down time and my phone is QUIET!
AT&T could not get the electronic buzz off my line in all the years we had them! Kept claiming it was something IN my house (like I hadn't been paying for inside maintenance). If it were in my house, I'd still have noise. No, AT&T just didn't want to replace the underground lines leading to my house/neighborhood. That's where the problem lies as my neighbors who still have regular phone service still have a buzz.
What do *I* watch. Cable in the kitchen, directv in the bedroom (we get the movie channel through directv). However, I also have the cable hooked into the bedroom tv which is useful in a storm when directv fails.
For more current movies we do redbox (excellent idea btw) and we now have a netflix account that I haven't learned to use yet.
I don't have to walk up to the set to change channels - I use a remote control. So I couldn't choose "I still like that old TV where I have to walk up to it to change the channels". I don't watch TV over the Internet. I don't rent DVDs. I don't have Satellite TV. And there is no cable tv where I live (I mean in my street - I know that there is cable in many places in the UK). So I had to choose "Other"!
We have basic cable and then we also have Netflix. That's how we watch most everything.
All of the choices start with "I prefer" or "I like", and there is no choice about how I actually watch TV. I prefer cable, but I have a dish from DirecTV.
I watch TV over cable, probably too much--I have a couple hundred channels and I watch something on most of them throughout the month. I then have cable Internet with speeds fast enough to pull HD video, and then I watch programs or videos from the Internet, brought by the cable company.
Satellite never really appealed to me for some reason.
Chose "Other" we haven't had satellite (DirectTV) in just over a year. We've saved almost $800, last year. Only thing I miss is college football and the ability to DVR.
We use an antenna and fortunately are able to get about 20 channels from 2 different markets. Of course there is some overlap, but for the most part it works well for us. Other than that we have a small DVD collection we have assembled, and we trade DVD's back and forth with family members. We also watch tv over the internet occasionally (although our speed is not as fast as I would like).
I don't watch TV, but I do watch some of the DVDs my wife orders.
Radio--now I listen to radio 6 hours or more a day. I love radio--theater of the mind.
We have DirecTV. We DVR stuff and watch it whenever. Some weeks, like this week, the TV really hasn't come on at all.
I prefer to watch on the internet AND Netflix which wasn't a choice
We do have cable for husband to feed his sports habit.
That's our main reason for satellite, well my main reason, I don't think the wife would miss sports much.
My son was compelled to buy me a new flat screen with HD. Its a nice sentiment but I would have preferred he waited till the old one fizzled out. It is nice for sports but really I dont like much programing & the content is pretty smutty.
We have two HD TV's, one VHS, one DVD, two land phones, two cell phones, and one Pentium-4 motherboard maxed out in cyberspace including Skype. The entertainment is not fit to watch. The things which would seemingly draw people closer, have in fact done just the opposite.
Is anyone interested in an Amish like community--one without all the high-tech distractions? I may settle for a high-tech garage sale--of electronic gadgets.