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Old 06-12-2013, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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I have cut back besides shows are online. That indoor HDTV attena at Costco is looking better.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:42 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I watch much less television these days. Not because of Youtubes though. Hollywood's decline and failure to stay in touch with it's audience is to blame.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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I haven't evened owned a TV in over 10 years.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Vice channel on YT is awesome they do true, interesting documentaries.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:27 AM
 
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I haven't had a TV in years. I have no idea what new shows there are or care. I watch YT a lot, but I hate the YouTube police and their pursuit of kind folks sharing the old TV classics. Really if they want to be that way, why not take all the music off too. Is there a way to even watch Hulu without the damn commercials? If Adblock is detected it won't play unless ya deactivate it. I only like the old shows and TVLand and Nick@nite are both crap anymore. I'm sure I couldn't pick up Metv if I had a set, I'm too far from the city. The only thing I miss is TCM, I should have recorded everything I wanted back when I had the dish, years ago.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Haven't had a television in years.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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No. I have no desire to be perched on the computer for everything.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Terramaria
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When I first discovered Youtube in 2006, that was where the big drop off in TV was. There was an earlier dropoff in 1999 when our house got unlimited Internet for the first time. I agree with the 95% is garbage; though at least you can always "google" for the 5%. But its fun watching not just the nostalgic stuff (unless if its vetoed thanks to DVD availability in which I just have to buy it), but also reviews/opinions on stuff of my interest, along with Youtube serving as our personal jukeboxes, where I can just enter a song and let it play without having to put a dime in it. However, I still sometimes visit the main sites of some TV stations to watch recent episodes at the convience of the computer if I can't DVR it. Let's not forget watching some International TV shows that aren't availble on domestic TV!

The best part is probably finding out which TV shows/movies are still availble today, since many have been destroyed/erased over the years, or sit deep in vaults that haven't been aired for along time.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:49 PM
 
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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 love Wikipedia and Youtube......watching a movie, Wikipedia can tell you the plot (if you missed the beginning) or Youtube could show you the original trailer. I can get lost for hours on youtube, particularly if I am just clicking on videos randomly......I mean who isn't entertained watching people hurt themselves trying to do something stupid?
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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It occurs to me I am watching less tv thanks to you tube. It's not just the song game I play, (play one, you have to pick one listed along the side, and so on until you end up with a repeat song) which can get interesting. Or the fifty song long lists with no deletions. But mostly because thanks to You Tube I've discovered a bunch of musicians I didn't know about and now having purchased their music, I have stuff I'm not bored with for now to listen to instead of turning on some stupid tv show just for the 'noise'.
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