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Old 08-10-2017, 05:04 PM
Status: "Oregonian-to-be" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: SF Bay area
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TV? Who needs it?
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:04 PM
 
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I'd miss YouTube but I'd still pick the option of giving up tv for a year rather than giving up internet for a year. I'd feel far more cut off with no internet.
That is the key. The internet is interactive and the available content is way more diverse. When I had to repair my snowblower last year did I turn on the TV to find out how to fix it? No, I searched on the internet and found someone who posted a video on how to repair the particular model snowblower I possess. It all comes back to the fact that TV is just crap produced by Hollywood while the internet contains valuable knowledge, although we must sift through some crap to find it sometimes.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:24 PM
 
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I haven't sat down to watch TV in years. I work on the internet (and do pretty much everything else). No brainer for me.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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I'm actually dropping the NET this winter and keeping the financials and oddball sports channels for the winter (track and field, tennis, World Poker Tour, etc.) I'm getting a winterized sit down ATV and getting out more on the ranch. The grizz are all asleep by November. I think.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:40 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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This thread is very timely because my mother and I were just discussing this today. For me, I'd rather give up the TV because I can always watch any favorite shows on my laptop or iPhone but since she is 82 and not computer/smartphone/internet savvy she said she would rather give up the internet.
Well, my mother's the same way. Still watches cable TV. However, my parents did get a streaming box, so even though they only use a fraction of the internet like many of us here do, they did up their data usage b/c of that streaming box.


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That is the key. The internet is interactive and the available content is way more diverse. When I had to repair my snowblower last year did I turn on the TV to find out how to fix it? No, I searched on the internet and found someone who posted a video on how to repair the particular model snowblower I possess. It all comes back to the fact that TV is just crap produced by Hollywood while the internet contains valuable knowledge, although we must sift through some crap to find it sometimes.
Basically, when the "TV types" realized the internet became the place more people of the world flocked to, they realized they needed to shift their wares there. Ditto with when people flocked to smart phones.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:46 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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It would be far easier for me to give up television, but it would be better for my mental health to give up the internet. Only spanner in the works would be dealing with my financial life, which is for the most part on-line.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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I dumped cable because I can get all the movies, series, shows, news, sports, music, etc., that I want through Netflix, Amazon Video, and SlingTV, as well as a ton of free apps on my Roku 2. I get the local channels in HD through an antenna. I do miss not having the government channels readily available, but can probably find them somewhere online. I don't miss having to pay for 150 channels, of which I maybe watched a handful with any regularity.
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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But all of you who would give up TV would be missing intelligent programing, like "The naked and afraid marathon" !

Ya know, I would have loved to be in that first board meeting when some idiot said " I have this great idea for a new show. We put a couple of naked people in the jungle and watch them survive !" Even worse would be the idiots who said "GREAT IDEA !! "

I too would give up my TV before my computer.
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:53 PM
 
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I can go without TV.

Been going without it since 2003.

My only tv is up in the attic somewhere, it's a big ol' 19". lol...
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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One of the easiest choices. I can't live without the internet while I can't remember the last time i sat and watched TV.
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