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Anyone else not own a TV?

  1. Bill Manning profile image74
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    I've always been a bit "different" than others. I don't go with the flow, preferring to do my own thing. One of the things I don't do that most do is watch TV.

    I have not owned a TV in about 15 years. I think it's a big waste of time and makes you dumb, the shows are horrible. Even if there are good shows I can think of better ways to spend my life than sitting around watching a box.

    I just think it's a waste of life to be honest. Having said that I do spend all my time on my computer, mainly because I work at home on it.

    I get my news from it, updates and yes I watch movies on it, I do like movies. So I suppose you could say I ditched the TV but replaced it with my computer.

    Anyway does anyone else here not even own a TV, or never watches it?  hmm

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      SilverGenesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I own a TV but no longer have cable. Best thing I ever did was get rid of it! I use it for movies and just finished watching Modern Times with Charlie Chaplin smile

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    Non-offensiveUserposted 7 years ago

    I don't own A TV either.  I actually own six of them, but I never watch more than one at a time.  You are right though, most of the 900 channels I get have nothing but crap on them.  I mean, how can you have 900 channels of programming and still can't find anything worth watching?

  3. Kangaroo_Jase profile image84
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years ago

    I have one TV and it is used exclusively for watching dvd or blu ray movies.

    I don't have cable either - it is horribly expensive to run per month in Australia, an average of US$40 per month for all channels.

  4. johnsams profile image70
    johnsamsposted 7 years ago

    I own a Tv and frequently use it to watch news or travel and living type channels. big_smile

  5. Patty Inglish, MS profile image95
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

    I have a TV but rarely turn it on. Weather forecasts are useful from it in winter, tho.

  6. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I personally do not own a TV, but there is one where I live. wink

  7. Origin profile image59
    Originposted 7 years ago

    I have one, but I don't watch it. I only use it for my gaming consoles mostly, and it's also used as an alarm clock to wake up to.

  8. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    We disconnected our DirecTV several years ago when we realized we utilized information online and didn't need the TV.  We watch movies, etc. online and the few programs we like can be found online as well.

  9. Bill Manning profile image74
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the replies. It's nice to hear that I'm not the only one who rarely watches TV. The way you hear about TV shows all over you would think that it's part of survival! tongue

  10. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    I own one, but it is primarily used out of boredom.  Nearly all the channels I watch are such as history channe, discovery, science channel, etc.  The "informative" ones.

    Since I discovered HP it is seldom on, except for nap time - puts me right to sleep!

  11. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    I still have one in my possession, but since the cessation of analog broadcasting in the US this past year, it's now an official, dust-gathering, relic.  My younger sister who also lives with me hasn't owned a television set ever.

  12. Richieb799 profile image80
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    I own a very old and dated, very small screened one and people probably think Im odd for not owning 'the latest' one, but it is not important to me, I can think of more important things to spend my money on!

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      JBunceposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I had a TV that was so old and decrepit it didn't even pick up all available stations and some of the ones it did receive, it got very badly. So I didn't even bother getting a converter box for that thing when the digital conversion happened, I just let it go blank and have not had a functional TV since then... that's one en tire year ago this month. Doesn't really matter all that much when virtually every TV series is available online, anyhow.

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    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    In Canada we have Rogers Cable. A very greedy provider!I know people who are paying like 300 dollars a month for all channels, crazy! I moved in April, so I cancelled my cable TV, stuck for now a piece of wire into my cable output/input and I can watch 3 channels:TVO - local/Toronto, one French - no use for me I do not know French and one non-English , so basically just one channel for now. But I do not have time to watch it, I was just giving Rogers Cable my hard earned money so I can watch a bunch of stupid commercials! But you can watch a lot on computer now. Mine is just too old.

  14. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    I do own a TV. My kids use it to watch DVD cartoons, and my wife occasionally uses it to watch a movie over Internet. Oh, and we have Wii connected to it. smile