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Do you really watch TV?

 
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Hi all

For sometime I have observed that there is not much to watch on TV...No matter where you are (any country...any place)

I visited India recently and felt the same...There was nothing I could watch except for one or two little things (like Tom and Jerry between 11 to 11.30 PM)...

Here in US too, I hardly watch TV..Some episodes of Seinfeld and some other ones here and there but thats about it...

Rest of the time its really like the advertise they show on TV for the cable and dish network where people keep browsing channels...

Also, I feel watching TV more than 1 hr or so wastes time..

I remember long time back there was some topic on JR about watching TV but don't recall when it was but I just got frustrated again you can say

Well its my 2 cents..

Regards
Maulin
 
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Originally posted by Maulin Vasavada:
I remember long time back there was some topic on JR about watching TV but don't recall when it was but I just got frustrated again you can say


Are you talking about this thread?.
My response there still holds good today.
 
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I'm finding that I'm watching TV less and less, mostly due to the huge amounts of adverts. Its getting more and more ridiculous. Often a 35 or 40 min programme is given an hour long slot, with the rest full of rubbish. Channel 4 recently topped the lot by giving Lost (with 38 mins of new content) a 70 min slot.

Now I just record the few programmes I like and skip the adverts.

Luckily there's the BBC without any adverts, but their content has begun to slip as well. With the success of low-IQ-TV (reality TV, gardening programmes and makeover shows) on other channels, the BBC are copying them and dumbing down their content as well.

Other then news and sport, I probably only watch one or two hours of telly a week now.
 
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I got rid of my TV a couple of years ago, and never looked back. I'm going to the movies more often now, and definitely get more reading done. So I'd say it's a win-win situation.
 
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I agree, I rarely sit down to watch TV anymore! It's more of a thing that goes on in the background while I am at the usual chores after coming home from work.

Even with all the 'low-IQ-TV' as Dave puts it, there are still a good few hours of enjoyable viewing on normal channels � David Attenborough�s nature programs are still brilliant, and so is the various travel programs, especially from Michael Palin and the like. And I haven�t managed to watch a full movie on telly for a very long time!
 
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I cant seem to live without it. It relaxes me esp. after I arrive home from work. I remember unwinding with: Simpsons and Home Improvement.

And great shows like: Seinfeld, and baseball games
 
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and David Letterman
 
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You are correct - there's lots of crap (excuse my french) on TV, but I
try to watch the news everyday and I enjoy to relax to a TV-serie when
I get home from work.

In general however, most of what's on is at the best, a wast of time.


/Svend Rost
 
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Originally posted by Jesus Angeles:
and David Letterman



I would take Jay Leno any day compared to Mr Letterman.

In any case, there is still some good tv(including some episodes of Lost and 24). Its just that if you own a DVR, it will save you tons of time.
 
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I watch only a couple of shows (24, House, Numbers, Surface). Heck I realized that I really do not watch TV is when I moved into my house and never hooked up cable again. I do miss not having sci-fi and discovery!

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There are still some channels worth watching.

The Science Channel

National Geographic
 
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i have not watch tv for half a year. did not feel missing anything. high speed internet is 10 times more important to me.

but with the approach of march madness, i got to hook up cable soon..
 
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Originally posted by Roger Johnson:
high speed internet is 10 times more important to me.

This may be what brings the final nail in the coffin for my TV watching. At the moment I'm still in the virtually Luddite world of dial up, so can't download TV programmes. As more programmes become available online, and when I get a faster connection, I may just download the few I want to watch and forget about using a TV in a normal way.

Hmmm.... is this just changing my TV habits instead of moving away from TV though?
 
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