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Old 01-13-2018, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm keeping my 32" TV because it can be hooked to my computer (HDMI).
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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I personally would be okay giving up TV if I had to go without one or the other.

I watch it maybe a few times a YEAR, lol.

My daughter, husband, and an elderly houseguest watch it frequently which is why I pay the cable bill each month.

I don't mind paying it; it is bundled in with the internet package.
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Kuwait
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I'm going to have to go with TV...I can do without it at this point.
Yep, I could skip TV much more easily.
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:59 PM
 
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should have defined tv as any "video/film" to include streaming and YouTube and such

see if people could live with internet if there were only text but no graphics
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Old 01-18-2018, 03:56 PM
 
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should have defined tv as any "video/film" to include streaming and YouTube and such

see if people could live with internet if there were only text but no graphics
Wait a minute, that's a big jump between no video/film and no graphics at all. I could be quite happy with text, pictures and audio but text only... no way.
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:02 PM
 
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Considering I need internet access to do my job and not TV, the answer is easy. As it is, we just stream and watch shows and movies that way. Of course, even if that went away, it wouldn't break my heart.
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:23 PM
 
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Wait a minute, that's a big jump between no video/film and no graphics at all. I could be quite happy with text, pictures and audio but text only... no way.
I took the TV/internet comparison to be visual entertainment vs other source

Since TV is mostly visual stimulation
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:51 PM
 
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I took the TV/internet comparison to be visual entertainment vs other source

Since TV is mostly visual stimulation
My earlier response was driven by the opinion that video is a subset of graphical content. Photographs and pictures predated video by many years. For the sake of this thread I would only equate TV with video and not graphics in general.

TV is mostly visual stimulation but not all visual stimulation is TV/video.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I'm going to have to go with TV...I can do without it at this point.
I haven't owned a TV in about 15 or 16 years, except for a small 9" TV/VCR combo that I sometimes use to view old VHS tapes, to decide if I want to digitize them, or just throw them away. Once that process is finished, I'll get rid of the TV/VCR combo and will be completely TV free, forever.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:53 PM
 
Location: San Bernardino County (previously L.A.)
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Good question, that's a tough one! I'm on BOTH a LOT, but I'd have to say, I'll go WITHOUT internet.

I've just always loved TV & my certain shows ever since I was a child & I'm the same way now. I could never get rid of cable. It's one of life' simple pleasures for me.
Although I've watched a little TV on my computer, I can't get comfy at my glass desk like I can on my nice, leather sofa & get all cozy in front of my larger 32" screen TV. And when my TV ever konks out, I'm getting at least a 43" one next time.
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