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Old 08-11-2017, 01:02 PM
 
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TV. I went over 20 years without a TV; I could easily do it again.
DH would complicate things, though. He likes the TV.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:11 PM
 
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TV easily. But, cannot live w/o internet for no amount of time.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:29 PM
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Is there really a distinction these days? I watch television shows and news on my computer all the time. Is a smart TV more TV or computer? For the most part they are moving to be one and same.
Mine has a netflix button on the remote. If I want netflix, it automatically loads it and its electronically signed in. It's also got an amazon button. A secondary row of buttons gets most of the rest. It's linked so I don't have to sign into netflix myself.

This is the first time I succomed to the idea of adding wireless to my internet connection, too, since I have my reader and a few other gagets which use wireless. But at least as series, I could watch most of what I do on tv fine without tv, and with the smart tv, don't have to squint at a little laptop screen.

This area, you need a seperate system to get 'local' tv, and I've found how little of it I watch anyway, except maybe the news. They don't always work so I stick with Dish.

What I have noticed is how my viewing has changed, and I'll scan the schedule and end up watching nothing on regular broadcast tv except the news.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:35 PM
 
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To even make this a 50/50 proposition you'd have to make internet exceptions for work related activities as well as essential personal management activities (finance, medical, shopping) etc.

If you were to say trade off useless time sucking diversions on the internet v. useless time sucking diversions on TV it might be a fair fight, otherwise internet FTW.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:36 PM
 
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Easy, I'd go without TV.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:39 PM
 
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Tv.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:49 PM
 
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TV easily
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:20 PM
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TV, pure simple and provable.

I got increasingly bored with TV in the 90s, and by the early 00s I rarely watched it. I actually got rid of my TV about 10 years ago. I get more out of the internet than TV ever gave. With much of the Internet, you can "write your own show script" to a great degree.
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:11 PM
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Both. They are becoming overrun with garbage and trolls, that include our so-called news sources that are driven by profits, so they hype everything up so much it is ridiculous. I guess people like all the crap out there, because it is what it is all about for the most part.
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:58 PM
 
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To even make this a 50/50 proposition you'd have to make internet exceptions for work related activities as well as essential personal management activities (finance, medical, shopping) etc.

If you were to say trade off useless time sucking diversions on the internet v. useless time sucking diversions on TV it might be a fair fight, otherwise internet FTW.
Even reducing the internet down to banality by stripping out online banking, online shopping, research sites, how-to videos, online medical journals, etc I would still choose to keep access to internet banality over the banality of TV programming, for one simple reason. The internet provides input from all types of people from all walks of life providing for golden nuggets of wisdom within the banality. TV programming is filtered through the mega-media conglomerates like Disney/ABC, Comcast/NBC and Time Warner soon to be AT&T. The internet banality can offer bits and pieces of fresh, unadulterated thoughts, opinions and perspectives while the TV banality is only going to offer what the media corporations want me to think - No thanks! I can do without the corporate media brainwashing.
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