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Thread #98009   Message #1935739
Posted By: Zhenya
13-Jan-07 - 08:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: No Telly?
Subject: RE: BS: No Telly?
I haven't had a TV for many years - just lost interest in pre-cable days, and never got reinterested. My PC actually came with a TV tuner in it, but I've never hooked it up. I don't want to pay the cable bills, since I don't think I'd watch it that much. Too many other more interesting ways to spend the time.

I do like to watch movies, but this PC has a DVD player which I use for that, and I have a 19 inch monitor, which is the same size as many people's former TVs, prior to LCD/plasma days. Works fine for me. I have no interest in sitcoms, reality shows, and that ilk. The news I get from the newspaper, radio, and internet.

With the move of more and more TV shows to the internet, I figure if there's something I truly want to see, I can pay the $1.99 or whatever and just buy shows individually rather than pay the monthly cable bills, and then watch them on the PC. (So far I haven't found any need to do this, but it's nice to have the option.)

I have thought about buying a TV mainly to have a bigger screen to watch movies, but that's about my only reason right now, and doesn't feel really urgent. When, occasionally, I have the use of a TV somehow (motel, etc.), I find I just turn on the news and that's about it. If I ever got one, I suspect I'd watch a lot of junk right at the beginning because of the novelty, but then get bored fairly quickly and it would just sit there unused.

Anyway, this frees up more time and money for music related things! Nice to know there are many others of you that feel the same way.

Zhenya