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Could you live without your TV?
no. I use it for my computer a lot of the time. I dont really watch any scheduled programming apart from football. I download and watch a load of stuff though.
sure, they need a tv for take me out and that sort of stuff
but noooooo.... i need a fucking xbox gold account.
Thankfully my laptop has HDMI output but it would be so much easier to use my xbox
you get gold free for a month with everyone you make still. Not sure if you get the whole collection that you get when you're on pc though.
i use it primarily for watching football and stream everything else from my laptop into the tv via hdmi cable
probably but i'd only then go and buy a big fuck-off monitor to stream stuff to
I've been watching telly less and less these days so we could probably do with throwing it away.
so much smaller screen which makes watching anything other than youtube stuff a bit of a pain
then just watch everything through your tv.
no aerial though, use it for iplayer, downloads, films & xbox
It's an Xbox only TV. Otherwise, I use my laptop to watch TV programs. But mostly TV programs from the States.
I live on my own. I use one for my PC mainly though, one for gmaing and films, and the one in the kitchen is there to have some background noise for cooking / washing up etc. I don't have a radio though
I have a tv. I use it to watch tv programmes and DVDs.
I'm bored of computer games now. I'm pretty old though.
I use my computer and my phone to go on the internet.
Don't fall for it.
when I moved house a couple of years ago, I didn't have tv signal for a month (I could watch DVDs though) and everyone said 'oh, are you getting much more done, do you feel like you're spending your time more usefully?' and my answer was 'no, I'm REALLY FUCKING BORED'.
I think they're a useful device to have.
because when people say 'no' they mean 'I'm watching tv on my laptop'. But yeah, until recently, having no tv marked you out as a pretentious fuck. We felt so sorry for the one or two kids at school without one!
TV can be a great means of learning, and likewise, there's a hell of a lot of shite on the radio.
if i had kids i'd probably be pretty eager for them to not spend their free time dossing around watching trash TV, but realistically it's no more unproductive than playing games, posting on social networking sites or forums, or plenty of other stuff that are a natural part of everyday life nowadays.
I have no desire to watch tv progs or film on a computer. I spend all day on a computer the last thing I want to do is get home and use one.
My new TV is basically just a big computer screen and the way you select programmes and move through the channels isn't much closer to using a computer than the old traditional remotes.
You could stick one of those Mac Minis or similar quiet PCs on to it and use a wireless keyboard and mouse and then it's also a computer.
I agree that I don't like watching on my computer, either crick-necked at the laptop screen or with the noise of three fuck off fans whirring on my desktop while bolt upright at a desk, but it's more about comfort...
and I can agree with that. My eyes to get a bit hurty. But there isn't much difference between a computer screen and a tv is there? One is futher away and usually larger.
I was thinking more of just doing nothing in the evening rather than sitting infront of the TV. we've been trying it out and its alright I suppose.
I can see that watching tv progs on a computer screen if you are a loner might be ok but sod that if you've got a partner.
for an uneducated luddite such as myself watching tv and films on a computer is like listening to music on a phone.
I just don't really like watching stuff on it much. I get distracted.
it's the best. although my reception is dodgey so most of the time i only get BBC channels. It's nice to watch DVDs in bed not hunched over a laptop.
and stumbled across the occassional listing where the advertisers were immensley proud of not owning a tv.
They would always follow this up with stuff like 'we prefer to chat and enjoy each other's company'
Use as follows:
Me: Mass Effect 3, The Cricket, Game of Thrones, films
Wife: Nigel Slater, CSI, Game of Thrones, films
Kids: CBBC, Pixar, Disney
A much used appliance
we use it for watching Poirot, US Series, DVDs, pissing me off with Really TV and pissing Soph off with Sky Sports News. most importantly though, it's our only access to BBC 6 Music, what with our home internet being sucky lame.
Have hardly used it in the last 9 months as there was no ariel connection in my flat and my housemates didn't want to get one.
Wasn't too bothered though as I still watched films on it and watched some TV shows on my macbook. It will probably get more use in my new place.
I didn't used to have one, but then I got one. Gowman told me which one to buy. I've been very happy with it. it's currently in my car in greenwich because my new flat came with a monster flatscreen thing. oh I really must go and get my car from greenwich since I don't live there anymore.... Does anybody need a TV? Does anybody need a car?
i only live in Deptford too, so i'm very close to your car. I don't want your car though, i can't drive.
You see, I have no idea how long I'll be in my current flat (prob till the end of the summer) or where I'll go after that (and indeed whether wherever I go has a TV or not) but you'd certainly be more than welcome to have the TV until I need it again. which might be never. Are you free on Sat? I was thinking of going to get the car then and could drop it off to you. the TV, not the car. I think the car needs to go to my friend's in Mudchute.
but yeah a tv might be nice to have for a bit, my girlfriend wants to buy an Xbox so it'll be cool to not have to buy a tv (well, not straight away)
Saturday's good for me!
I'll send you a facebook message with my address and shit.
Another reason for getting rid of our TV is that its fucking huge. Its not a flat screen and it takes up half of the room.
What do you do in the evening if you don't go out and don't have a TV?
listen to music
not really into doing the other stuff you've said.
listen to music
listen to the radio
Do some people not do that?
read. I might be less of a dab hand at the water cooler, but I feel a bit better about myself when I read. Also, I spend 99% of my time talking to people who don't know what Peep Show or The Thick of It (pretty much the only TV I watch) and wouldn't understand any of the jokes in a month of sundays.
I also do crosswords, play with my cat, write a blog occasionally, cook, clean, write emails and letters from time to time.
I do live on my own though, and I remember when I shared a house, I definitely watched TV more / at all. I think TV is what people have when they live with someone, don't want to appear anti-social, yet simultanously don't feel like talking or sharing in anything too constructive. Which is a pretty high demographic.
In between reading Zizek, twinkling the ivories, jogging, hosting dinner parties, cooking homemade food, looking after my road bike, hanging out with my girlfriend, meeting up with friends for a drink at the local traditional pub and painting the local beauty spots in organic watercolours I havent even had time to buy one!
You'll just series link everything and watch none of it.
Haven't had one for a good few years now, although my PC is pretty much just used as one.
I actually quite like not being able to watch Television, but I do miss the ability to play on ma xbox.
to my shame.
My housemate sits at home all day (he's self employed) with the fucking thing on mute while he's making phone calls. Oblivious to my subtle hints that it's a massive waste of energy.
I switch it on when I get home and it stays on until I go to bed. Much like an old person, I like the sense of company it provides.
I have another TV in my bedroom.
I love TV.
and no, I think I COULD live without scheduled TV apart from sports but chose not to... because when I'm at an end to what I want to do I can whack something my TiVo recorded earliers. But I mainly use my TV for live sporting events and gaming/dvds
It just sits there like a neglected electronic child. It's more of a deodorant/ hairspray perch now.
theres so much crap on, and i get sick of the adverts, anything i wanna watch i just put up online
We keep getting second-hand ones off friends & family who are upgrading, they're usually dodgy and if one goes bust, we just do without until someone offloads another one. Don't care one way or the other, it's nice not to have TV from time to time.
I like having the TV on in the background even if I'm not watching it. Keeps me company.
I have lived without one (by choice) but I had other things to do
I guess now a lot of people dont need a tv, but they might use their computer or phone to get moving images, or those pads or tablets (whatever they are called)
In fact, I bought a new TV at the start of the month.
Haven't got an aerial though, so can't watch it til I'm arsed to get internet telly sorted (current motivation level: vague).
Don't play computer games on it though. Or watch DVDs or videos. Kind of ties the room together though.