View Poll Results: Should I get rid of my TV?

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  • Get rid of it

    21 30.00%
  • Best keep it, just in case

    18 25.71%
  • I don't have a TV and I don't miss it at all

    13 18.57%
  • I don't have a TV, but I do miss it sometimes

    2 2.86%
  • I would love to get rid of it, but the wife would kill me!

    7 10.00%
  • I do have a TV and wouldn't be without one

    13 18.57%
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  1. #151
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    1981, I spent 3 weeks travelling around Iceland, being completely out of touch with 'the World'/news etc..
    Never bought a paper after that, realising it didn't really have much effect on my life.


    (Nearly drowned when rolling the car into a freezing river there, which might have affected my life view a bit?)
    Chris.

  2. #152
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    Quote Originally Posted by hornucopia View Post
    1981, I spent 3 weeks travelling around Iceland, being completely out of touch with 'the World'/news etc..
    Never bought a paper after that, realising it didn't really have much effect on my life.


    (Nearly drowned when rolling the car into a freezing river there, which might have affected my life view a bit?)
    I haven't bought a paper since 1980. But we're talking TV's here, and Icelandic TV is, I admit pretty boring to the casual observer, but not necessarily to Icelanders themselves.
    Barry

  3. #153
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    Blurays, dvds here, along with Netflix and my Amazon library and some on apple/Google . Also amazon prime.
    Haven't seen live TV for a long time and don't miss it.

    Don't remember last paper I bought
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  4. #154
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Just thought I'd pop back in this thread to confirm I still don't own a television. I'm apparently one of the 5% of UK households who don't have one.

    I quite like being one of the minority
    Constant battle with TV licensing who live in a universe where everybody watches TV and the '5%' are a myth.

  5. #155
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    Quote Originally Posted by hornucopia View Post
    1981, I spent 3 weeks travelling around Iceland, being completely out of touch with 'the World'/news etc..
    Never bought a paper after that, realising it didn't really have much effect on my life.


    (Nearly drowned when rolling the car into a freezing river there, which might have affected my life view a bit?)

    'It is impossible to glance through any newspaper, no matter what the day, the month or the year, without finding on every line the most frightful traces of human perversity, together with the most astonishing boasts of probity, charity, and benevolence and the most brazen statements regarding the progress of civilization.

    Every journal, from the first line to the last, is nothing but a tissue of horrors. Wars, crimes, thefts, lecheries, tortures, the evil deeds of princes, of nations, of private individuals; an orgy of universal atrocity.

    And it is with this loathsome appetizer that civilized man daily washes down his morning repast. Everything in this world oozes crime: the newpaper, the street wall, and the human countenance.

    I am unable to comprehend how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust...'


    (Baudelaire, Intimate Journals)

  6. #156
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    Sales have fallen dramatically.

  7. #157
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    Good luck to Timbo (and others) who've given up on TV and are surviving nicely

    Me? I watch too much Sport, dramas and food/cooking and music programmes (mainly on the BBC) to be able to give it up - and that will remain the case for as long as I'm able to watch a television.

    Marco.
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  8. #158
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landloper View Post
    Constant battle with TV licensing who live in a universe where everybody watches TV and the '5%' are a myth.
    Not had a battle yet, I wouldn't mind them knocking on my door actually, I could have a rant However, the assumption that everybody watches TV is annoying and the emphasis on the non-user having to prove that by responding to their threats, or letting them in to check - now that does piss me off. I might let them in once, but they'd need a warrant a second time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Good luck to Timbo (and others) who've given up on TV and are surviving nicely
    I know it's not for most people, being single it's easier for me to do what works best for me. I'm sure if I had a wife/kids, I'd never get away with it - probably wouldn't want to either. If I was into football it would be an issue too. I go to the local when a good rugby game is on, more fun with a crowd and a pint. I love going to the movies as you know and where most people would watch TV for entertainment most days, I go to the cinema instead and as I walk most of the way, or use a bus/train, then it gets me off my arse and out the house. Easy for me I know, it's only 4 miles away and it's a great 15 screen theatre. I also read a lot, go to live gigs and theatre, then listen to music the rest of the time, so I don't actually have time for it.

    I guess it's a habit I've just got out of through circumstance and I've found I don't miss it. Of course if I ever lost mobility and was less able to get out and about, then I'd probably get one, if only to watch films.

    "People will hear what you tell them to hear" - Thomas Edison

  9. #159
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    I am going to stop this December and not renew. I watch so little live TV that I can do without. I will maybe do britbox, but netflix and maybe amazon plus all the DVDs I have will cover the rest. I watch a lot of stuff on you tube.

    The licencing threats I will bin
    Regards Neil

  10. #160
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral Morn View Post
    I am going to stop this December and not renew. I watch so little live TV that I can do without. I will maybe do britbox, but netflix and maybe amazon plus all the DVDs I have will cover the rest. I watch a lot of stuff on you tube.

    The licencing threats I will bin
    ive not had one yet.
    Regards,
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    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **Iíve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**
    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"
    Give me absolute control
    Over every living soul, I've seen the future, baby,
    It is murder!
    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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