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TV Teetotalerism

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Rockstar, 9th Apr, 2016.

  1. Rockstar

    Rockstar Well-Known Member

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    Any forumites who abstain from watching the box? Over the years I have had a few friends who don't have TV in their houses and thought 'I wonder what it would be like after living with the box for the past 45 - 50 yrs'? So it's been around 6 months now that I have turned my back on the royal box. No withdrawals yet!
    Unfortunately Mrs R still puts it on occasionally for language lessons (SBS news) so it still sits in the corner of our lounge room spitting out a bit of noise from time to time but I am usually out and about at the time.

    Anyone else a TV teetotaler?
     
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  2. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Good stuff! Well, in the old house I didn't watch much TV, too many other events on! But now... I come home and sit at the TV.
    But I have never turned it on here. Its the partner!
    And officially, its not a TV anyway. Its a PC monitor...
     
  3. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    AFL is the only TV i watch
     
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    Can't stand it being on for the sake of it, or in the background.
     
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    Apart from the odd bit of porn, nah, hardly ever used.
     
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    A convert to 'Blokes world' on TVS?
     
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    Apart from World Superbikes and Motogp (and the odd Grand Designs Australia), I don't watch any TV.
     
  8. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    I have Stan and Netflix, and so watch TV that I want to watch, when it suits me, on my timeframe. Some days I might watch for hours, others I may not go near it for a week.

    Like anything, its personal preference and moderation.
     
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  9. Tim86

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    I LOVE my TV.

    If you don't love tv, then I think you're just doing it wrong. Get a big screen 4K tv and get yourself a Netflix subscription and start streaming awesome shows like House of Cards and Marco Polo, Weeds, Orange is the New Black, etc...

    And 4K is not hype. It is ridiculously amazing on my new Sony 75" tv. Literally looks like you are just looking through a big window in the wall of your house.
     
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  10. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Haven't had a tv for a few years . When I have one I watch it all the time. Watch sbs online a lot atm and would save money by having a tv.
    First time I gave it away I played tennis for a few years instead.
    If I watch it too much, I start to feel empty - like I'm wasting my life ... which is correct.
     
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    I'm teetotaller in some areas but TV is not one of them.
    I like my movies and sitcoms :cool:
     
  12. MTR

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    never

    if you love it then why abstain?
     
  13. MTR

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    now you are talking:)
     
  14. Rockstar

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    That's for sure ma'am but I wondered if it really was just a distraction from more important things I could be doing and whether it really made any difference to my life. I must say so far I haven't noticed much difference one way or the other. I definitely don't miss it but haven't noticed any significant impact by barring it from my life - not that I watched that much.
    The biggest difference is that I don't get the daily (mainly negative) news fed into my subconscious mind anymore. It now comes through my family and friends if it is significant enough for them to mention.
     
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    Not much anymore,the only time is when i watch Jeremy Brett as Sherlock-Holmes ,by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle it runs for 625 minutes one of the best items my wife has ever bought and can sit for hours and watch Sherlock,any other time when it's on i just have no volume turned on and just watch their faces..
     
  16. Rockstar

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    Hey Willair, Did you watch George and Arthur on ABC last year?
     
  17. MTR

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    Many distractions in life I guess.
    Watching a couple of shows on TV that you love I think is great, especially if life is full, I see it as relaxing.

    My husband and I went to a restaurant last night, couple on table next to us were both engrossed on their iphones, no conversation... I dont get this, they may as well have been alone. Look to the other side of the room, same thing, mother and daughter, both on their iphones.

    MTR:)
     
  18. Rockstar

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    You're not wrong! Almost no need for quiet carriages in trains anymore either since most folk are busy glued to their smartphones in steely silence. :D
     
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  19. willair

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    No Mate, the way Jeremy Brett plays that role and his understanding of Sherlock is just so power full,some of the older black and whites from the the early days are good, i read once from Robert De niro,that if a movie can't take inside the screen within five minutes walk out
    Sherlock does that for me good for stress..

     
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  20. Ted Varrick

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    Who doesn't like some Lolly with their dirt bike news?