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Old 06-03-2013, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'm watching less TV because the shows I like have only 13 week seasons.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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I'm watching less TV because the shows I like have only 13 week seasons.
As is case with cable programs (like Nurse jackie, with only 10 eps. this season)-
or UK series that have only 6 shows per season (aaargh-but I love them anyway).
So, that's less tv in a literal (# of hours) sense,
compared with American "broadcast" channels that have a season of 20+ eps. each year.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
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Yes, I watch a lot less television now.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Between West Chester and Chester, PA
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I watch less TV because there really isn't anything worth watching. In a 24 hour period, I listen to more music than I watch television in a month.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:16 AM
 
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As far as youtube goes, I am finding myself listening to less music overall and from my collection specifically. Nearly gone are the days I would spend the time kicking back and listen to a whole cd, now I youtube a couple of songs and I'm good.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:25 AM
 
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Basically i'm watching much less tv due to the sheer number of commercials i'm subjected to.
I'll watch Youtube on occasion if theres something very specific i want to watch.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Upper Midwest
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I love YouTube!!!!

There are literally millions, if not billions, of videos. Thus far, I've watched documentaries, interviews, movies, debates, video reviews, etc. You name it, and I've probably seen it. I have learned a lot from such videos, and they've broadened my horizons in unimaginable ways.


I now find that I'm watching a lot less television, and I'm considering eliminating cable--and only using antennae tv, which offers the basics.


What about you? Do you find that the Internet, namely YouTube, has made you watch less television?

I had a digital cable/internet package in the past, between approximately 2007 and early 2010. I'm glad I had the luxury for a while, because now I know for a fact that I actually use very little of it. I only watched a few channels over and over (TLC, BBC America, A&E.. maybe one or two others). I had Starz and Encore, and would just watch movies that I'd seen before. For instance, if "Back To The Future" was on, I'd watch that late at night, just because it was on. I had a DVR too, which was a very convenient feature. But it's nothing I can't live without.

I plan to move in the near-future (like within a year) and I'm not sure which way I'm going to go as far as my in-home entertainment. I was thinking internet & Netflix... something like that. Maybe a basic cable package of some sort. I don't know yet.

I agree, I've watched so many interesting movies, documentaries, etc. on YouTube. Time are changing, that's for sure. TV is almost obsolete. But it is STILL kind of nice to have a TV sometimes. Like when major news stories break. I much prefer to turn on CNN/Anderson Cooper than turn to the internet.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:00 AM
 
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I can say yes, somewhere yes because of youtube watching tv, has become less.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:41 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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No, I am watching MORE TV because of YouTube.

I haven't owned a TV in over a decade but over the last year or so I've found that I can watch all sorts of TV shows, documentaries and so on via YouTube.

In fact getting into some TV shows online has made me think that maybe I ought to get a TV....
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:43 AM
 
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My favorite thing on YouTube is music videos. My computer has a killer sound system. When it comes to sitting down at the computer and watching something long like a show, movie, documentary, whatever then I just can't do it. I would rather watch that kind of stuff on my big screen HDTV.

I have never downloaded anything from torrents either. I pay for my HBO
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