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Posted: 6/29/2015 11:12:47 PM EDT
As I'm sitting out on my patio at my apartment, I am trying to have some peace and quiet and can hear the neighbors TV. I don't really give a shit, but it brought me to the question, who pays for the shit that is on TV anymore? The History Channel is reality tv now and the newstations are their own form of entertainment over news. How many of you guys actually pay for this shit anymore?
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 11:19:58 PM EDT
Nope. Nothing worth watching, free or pay.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 11:20:59 PM EDT
I stopped watching TV about 12 years ago.

Link Posted: 6/29/2015 11:34:00 PM EDT
Eddie murphy paid for a TV  and got busted  when he found a dilflicker
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 11:37:06 PM EDT
We usually have a few shows that we watch, but it's getting to the point where 90% or more of what we watch comes from Netflix/Hulu.



We're moving over the next few weeks, and we're heavily leaning towards just turning off the cable service and sticking with only internet.



It just feels like a waste of money.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 11:37:28 PM EDT
Nope
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 11:37:33 PM EDT
Poll fail.

You asked 1 question and polled another:

Do I pay for TV? Yes.

Do I watch TV. No.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 11:40:06 PM EDT
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Haven't had TV, free or not, in my house for 10 years.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 11:43:27 PM EDT
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except for vikings, black sails, game of thrones, the walking dead, archer, and modern family.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 11:44:27 PM EDT
I haven't had any sort of TV service in the house for at least 10 years now.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 11:46:56 PM EDT
Define TV.



Pay for cable? no.



Watch TV programs from various sources including Netflix and Amazon? Yes.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 11:48:20 PM EDT
I got cable, HD, a DVR and enjoy it
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 11:52:14 PM EDT

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Poor bastard

 
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 11:52:54 PM EDT

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Poll fail.



You asked 1 question and polled another:



Do I pay for TV? Yes.



Do I watch TV. No.
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My bad



 
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:02:53 AM EDT

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Poll fail.



You asked 1 question and polled another:



Do I pay for TV? Yes.



Do I watch TV. No.
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Way too common around here.



 
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:06:03 AM EDT

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Define TV.



Pay for cable? no.



Watch TV programs from various sources including Netflix and Amazon? Yes.
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This.






Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:07:15 AM EDT
I pay for Netflix and the occasional show on iTunes or Bluray, and I watch the Bengals OTA.

That's about it.  I stopped watching the news about 2008.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:08:22 AM EDT
I rock the rabbit ears. Never paid for TV. Many cable channels offer their shows for free streaming via their website next day.

Big shows like GOT, Breaking Bad, etc, I've always known someone who pays for cable who has big watch parties. Price of admission is usually beer, appetizers, chips, buns, etc.

No different than a weekend BBQ. Just bring something to the party.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:20:56 AM EDT
I don't recall when there's been more fun stuff on tv.  Rome, Deadwood, Sparticus, GOT, Penny Dreadful, True Detective, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, A.D. the Bible Continues, The Bates Motel, Supernatural, Falling Skies, The Waling Dead, Boardwalk Empire, The Wire, Ray Donavan, American Horror Story, Banshee, The Knick, Strikeback. etc...

Yes, I'd like not to have the bill, but to be honest, we don't go out to the movies hardly ever anymore.  Sort of pays for itself when you look at it that way.

Then there's Netfilx, Amazon Prime, Roku, Hulu, Chromecast, and  Youtube.

Take my money already.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:21:44 AM EDT
yes

Im not cool enough to NOT watch TV anymore

I only watch the movie channels thought   STARZ, FLIX, MAX etc
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:24:46 AM EDT




I'm single and have at least 4 TVs, but I use Roku for my regular watching.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:29:42 AM EDT
I am aware that there is this invention called "television," and on this invention they show shows.

But that's about all.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:31:51 AM EDT

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I'm single and have at least 4 TVs, but I use Roku for my regular watching.
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Graph is inaccurate. Seems that arrow should keep going up, especially if GD is an indicator.






Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:33:37 AM EDT
The first 48....road racing ...and football......that's about it
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:49:41 AM EDT
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Poll fail.

You asked 1 question and polled another:

Do I pay for TV? Yes.

Do I watch TV. No.


My bad
 



Well, just don't let it happen again!  
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:51:15 AM EDT
I ditched Directv several years ago, but I have Netflix so technically that is paying for tv.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:51:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:55:47 AM EDT

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I'm single and have at least 4 TVs, but I use Roku for my regular watching.


  Graph is inaccurate. Seems that arrow should keep going up, especially if GD is an indicator.




 
Unless we are of the theory of the great documentary Idiocracy. Otherwise Sine waves
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 12:58:36 AM EDT
No, I find what I want to watch online.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 1:20:28 AM EDT

No.

All I use my TV for is to collect dust, at which it serves admirably.

Link Posted: 6/30/2015 1:23:10 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/30/2015 1:38:57 AM EDT
Rabbit ears here too.  Shitcanned cable years ago, don't miss it at all.
Have Neflix, but rarely watch anything aside from documentaries/history stuff
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 1:44:07 AM EDT

I have a TV set and have not had cable for over a decade or internet Netflix or anything like that.


I did just get an el chepo aerial for it, now I can watch Andy Griffith, Car 54, Gunsmoke, Star Trek, Superman, Wonder Woman,  and a Christian station.





Link Posted: 6/30/2015 1:45:59 AM EDT
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except for vikings, black sails, game of thrones, the walking dead, archer, and modern family.
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Nope. Nothing worth watching, free or pay.



except for vikings, black sails, game of thrones, the walking dead, archer, and modern family.


All available online.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 1:49:50 AM EDT
Broadcast and cable are dead. They just amassed a large enough pool of money to stay afloat until they perfect how to fuck you over with their internet pricing structure.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 4:07:32 AM EDT
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Nope. Nothing worth watching, free or pay.



except for vikings, black sails, game of thrones, the walking dead, archer, and modern family.


All available online.



ah.  so the actual content is not the important thing.  the real issue is whether one watches programming on a flat-screen that came in a cardboard box that said 'monitor', instead of watching it on a flat-screen that came in a cardboard box that said 'television'.  

got it.

Link Posted: 6/30/2015 4:16:04 AM EDT
Nope. Hell, I don't even own a TV.

When I go over to friends houses we sometimes watch TV and it consists mostly of scrolling through the guide screen when commercials are on (which is nearly constantly).
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 4:17:06 AM EDT
Sure, on my computer or via netflix.

Cable TV is going to be as anachronistic as a plug-in telephone.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 4:35:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 4:36:37 AM EDT
I live in third world america, so yea TV.

TLDR: Dialup only here. 5  miles from cable. Isis and NY prisoners have better access to sex and internet than I do. WTF. No "awareness for me."

Just as well. I don't need the bill.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 4:43:27 AM EDT
Football, I used to watch Jeopardy but it's been about 6 months.

Cancelled cable 3 years ago, antenna only now.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 5:19:01 AM EDT
not really....there are a couple of shows I'll do some marathon watching of mid season or post season finale, but thats about it.

Movies on television?  Forget it..they are so heavily edited it seems that I just don't see the point.

Used to watch tons of television also, and would have have it on in the background when I came home from work but these days i don't do that.  I prefer peace and quiet.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 5:34:00 AM EDT
Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu all through my TV.
Dumped satellite years ago and don't even remember the last time I watched any broadcast programming.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 5:42:15 AM EDT
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You and I are on pretty much the same time table.

Don`t miss it a bit.


Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:43:33 AM EDT
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ah.  so the actual content is not the important thing.  the real issue is whether one watches programming on a flat-screen that came in a cardboard box that said 'monitor', instead of watching it on a flat-screen that came in a cardboard box that said 'television'.  

got it.

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Nope. Nothing worth watching, free or pay.



except for vikings, black sails, game of thrones, the walking dead, archer, and modern family.


All available online.



ah.  so the actual content is not the important thing.  the real issue is whether one watches programming on a flat-screen that came in a cardboard box that said 'monitor', instead of watching it on a flat-screen that came in a cardboard box that said 'television'.  

got it.



No, the issue is greedy networks DRMing the shit out of their content to the point that I can't even DVR most of the channels I pay $100/month for.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:45:17 AM EDT
Over the air antenna, netflix and amazon prime.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:48:37 AM EDT
Unplugged all but 1 it because it stays off and still draws electricity.  Wife watches netflix on the other one.

 
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:49:48 AM EDT
Rarely. There are maybe 5 shows I keep up on....maybe. I play video games instead. TV is absolutely crap these days. I keep it for the wife and kids
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:54:43 AM EDT
Fox News, rodeo, bull riding, hunting shows, and open wheel racing are about it.

Some short-run specials are okay -- Vikings, Manhattan, The Last Ship, etc.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 8:59:16 AM EDT
I watch more sports and Documenteries then anything.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 9:00:55 AM EDT
I watch documentaries almost exclusively.
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