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Thread started 07/13/17 1:05pm

domainator2010

I have a confession to make

...I don't have TV. Like, you know, I don't watch.... TV!


Is there anyone else like me here? smile

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Reply #1 posted 07/13/17 1:06pm

RodeoSchro

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You are the norm, not the exception, when it comes to young 'un's. All the young people here in the USA watch their phones or computers because they're usually watching NetFlix or some other streaming service.

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Reply #2 posted 07/13/17 1:12pm

domainator2010

Yes, that's true in India too, more so as time goes on.

Changes the media landscape, doesn't it?

...and what are the OLD people doing? smile

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Reply #3 posted 07/13/17 3:41pm

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i don't watch TV either. can't stand the ads

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Reply #4 posted 07/13/17 3:41pm

EmmaMcG

I have a TV. In fact, I've got 6 of them in my house, 3 of which are 4K TVs. Not only that but I pay for every single available channel. And my total time actually watching television per week? Two hours tops. My 5 year old daughter has no interest in television either. So I'm basically paying for all that so my cousin, who lives with me rent free, can watch Judge Judy or whatever.
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Reply #5 posted 07/13/17 4:24pm

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EmmaMcG said:

I have a TV. In fact, I've got 6 of them in my house, 3 of which are 4K TVs. Not only that but I pay for every single available channel. And my total time actually watching television per week? Two hours tops. My 5 year old daughter has no interest in television either. So I'm basically paying for all that so my cousin, who lives with me rent free, can watch Judge Judy or whatever.

And you are showin off. Don't say otherwise.

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Reply #6 posted 07/14/17 12:53am

EmmaMcG

214 said:



EmmaMcG said:


I have a TV. In fact, I've got 6 of them in my house, 3 of which are 4K TVs. Not only that but I pay for every single available channel. And my total time actually watching television per week? Two hours tops. My 5 year old daughter has no interest in television either. So I'm basically paying for all that so my cousin, who lives with me rent free, can watch Judge Judy or whatever.

And you are showin off. Don't say otherwise.



If I wanted to show off I wouldn't stop at how many televisions I own. It's hardly seen as a sign of wealth anyway. Even when I was younger and had no money there were always two or three TVs in the house. They're not extravagant purchases.
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Reply #7 posted 07/14/17 3:13pm

214

EmmaMcG said:

214 said:

And you are showin off. Don't say otherwise.

If I wanted to show off I wouldn't stop at how many televisions I own. It's hardly seen as a sign of wealth anyway. Even when I was younger and had no money there were always two or three TVs in the house. They're not extravagant purchases.

My order was very clear girl, "don't say otherwise". Is that so hard to understand?

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Reply #8 posted 07/14/17 3:15pm

EmmaMcG

214 said:



EmmaMcG said:


214 said:


And you are showin off. Don't say otherwise.



If I wanted to show off I wouldn't stop at how many televisions I own. It's hardly seen as a sign of wealth anyway. Even when I was younger and had no money there were always two or three TVs in the house. They're not extravagant purchases.

My order was very clear girl, "don't say otherwise". Is that so hard to understand?



Sorry master. It'll never happen again.
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Reply #9 posted 07/14/17 3:59pm

Hudson

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I'm not really happy without regular television sessions. Not an option for me.

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Reply #10 posted 07/14/17 4:29pm

TRUECRISTIAN

Read books is waste time I prefer watch tv 📺
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Reply #11 posted 07/14/17 5:43pm

214

EmmaMcG said:

214 said:

My order was very clear girl, "don't say otherwise". Is that so hard to understand?

Sorry master. It'll never happen again.

Good baby girl, good. wink

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Reply #12 posted 07/14/17 5:44pm

214

TRUECRISTIAN said:

Read books is waste time I prefer watch tv 📺

Of course not.

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Reply #13 posted 07/14/17 8:51pm

LadyLayla

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Hudson said:

I'm not really happy without regular television sessions. Not an option for me.

[Edited 7/15/17 6:47am]

Style is the second cousin to class
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Reply #14 posted 07/14/17 10:00pm

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I haven't owned a TV in over 4 years. And the only times I've watched TV(within that time period) is when I've stayed at Hotels. And thats been maybe 4 1/2 months, total.

[Edited 7/15/17 1:06am]

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #15 posted 07/15/17 12:40am

domainator2010

So - do yall think that now that the heyday of TV is over, it'll shift to Youtube? The pay services like Hotstar and Amazon Prime (in the US) are there, too, but YT is the only one that's free! .....and what implications does this have for the media lansdscape, like I said? Imagine, if Prince was alive today, and did another movie - and released it ON YOUTUBE!! What do you guys think??

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Reply #16 posted 07/15/17 1:31am

EmmaMcG

domainator2010 said:

So - do yall think that now that the heyday of TV is over, it'll shift to Youtube? The pay services like Hotstar and Amazon Prime (in the US) are there, too, but YT is the only one that's free! .....and what implications does this have for the media lansdscape, like I said? Imagine, if Prince was alive today, and did another movie - and released it ON YOUTUBE!! What do you guys think??



I wouldn't go as far to say as the heyday of TV is over. There are many TV shows still pulling in really strong ratings. The likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime are good alternatives to traditional television and their format (on demand programming) is likely going to replace traditional TV networks in the near future. In fact, that process has already begun. The SKY package I have gives instant access to thousands of movies and TV shows on demand at no extra cost. I'm sure they have similar things in other countries too. So I think the future of television is in on demand programming being adopted by traditional TV service providers so as they can continue to compete with the growing popularity of Netflix etc.

Youtube will never give any worthwhile original programming for free. That's why they created Youtube Red, their own paid subscription service. I think most people will continue to watch television and/or Netflix and just use Youtube for cat videos and videos of people falling over.
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Reply #17 posted 07/15/17 9:54am

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Reply #18 posted 07/15/17 3:32pm

Guitarhero

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domainator2010 said:

...I don't have TV. Like, you know, I don't watch.... TV!


Is there anyone else like me here? smile

You're not alone Tv in the UK is total rubbish to me ain't watched it for years. Stopped watching it when it started to be all that reality and so called celebrity nonsense. Use my tv only for dvds biggrin



[Edited 7/15/17 15:44pm]

Love and miss you so much Julita xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx heart Rest in Peace
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Reply #19 posted 07/15/17 3:40pm

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RodeoSchro said:

You are the norm, not the exception, when it comes to young 'un's. All the young people here in the USA watch their phones or computers because they're usually watching NetFlix or some other streaming service.

Same in the UK , i think they are watching them crossing the roads too. More things to look out for when driving on the roads here they seem oblivious to the traffic and obvious dangers.

Love and miss you so much Julita xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx heart Rest in Peace
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Reply #20 posted 07/15/17 3:52pm

EmmaMcG

Guitarhero said:



domainator2010 said:


...I don't have TV. Like, you know, I don't watch.... TV!



Is there anyone else like me here? smile



You're not alone Tv in the UK is total rubbish to me ain't watched it for years. Stopped watching it when it started to be all that reality and so called celebrity nonsense. Use my tv only for dvds biggrin





[Edited 7/15/17 15:44pm]



If you have a sky subscription you could get that on demand thing I was talking about above. I caught up with all the Twin Peaks episodes on it recently before the new season started on sky Atlantic.

Alternatively, you could just download the shows and movies you're interested in illegally for free. That's always a good option smile
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Reply #21 posted 07/15/17 4:17pm

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EmmaMcG said:

Guitarhero said:

You're not alone Tv in the UK is total rubbish to me ain't watched it for years. Stopped watching it when it started to be all that reality and so called celebrity nonsense. Use my tv only for dvds biggrin



[Edited 7/15/17 15:44pm]

If you have a sky subscription you could get that on demand thing I was talking about above. I caught up with all the Twin Peaks episodes on it recently before the new season started on sky Atlantic. Alternatively, you could just download the shows and movies you're interested in illegally for free. That's always a good option smile

biggrin I do love The Walking Dead and loved Westworld watched them on my laptop cough , cough lol Line of Duty and Luther are great too wink



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Love and miss you so much Julita xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx heart Rest in Peace
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Reply #22 posted 07/16/17 7:02am

domainator2010

EmmaMcG said:

I wouldn't go as far to say as the heyday of TV is over. There are many TV shows still pulling in really strong ratings. The likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime are good alternatives to traditional television and their format (on demand programming) is likely going to replace traditional TV networks in the near future. In fact, that process has already begun. The SKY package I have gives instant access to thousands of movies and TV shows on demand at no extra cost. I'm sure they have similar things in other countries too. So I think the future of television is in on demand programming being adopted by traditional TV service providers so as they can continue to compete with the growing popularity of Netflix etc. Youtube will never give any worthwhile original programming for free. That's why they created Youtube Red, their own paid subscription service. I think most people will continue to watch television and/or Netflix and just use Youtube for cat videos and videos of people falling over.

Yeah - so, TV shows won't go away, you'll just see them On-Demand, on some service. The pricing on these things is funny though, isn't it, cause you pay so much a month, regardless of how much you watch! - I find this concept quite strange, I'm not really sure whether I'm down with it.

...and I don't know about Youtube - I don't know, but there is a possibility that market economics will determine that you WILL get good stuff for free! - if Movie Maker A gives away something for negligible cost, then Movie Maker B, to compete with him/her, HAS to undercut.....right? ie. give it away for Zero?
How much Movie Makers can sustain this kind of thing, remains to be seen.

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Reply #23 posted 07/16/17 10:31am

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Nice "confession" , and good decision, me neither, I mean on TV... smile smile

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Reply #24 posted 07/16/17 11:01am

EmmaMcG

domainator2010 said:



EmmaMcG said:


I wouldn't go as far to say as the heyday of TV is over. There are many TV shows still pulling in really strong ratings. The likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime are good alternatives to traditional television and their format (on demand programming) is likely going to replace traditional TV networks in the near future. In fact, that process has already begun. The SKY package I have gives instant access to thousands of movies and TV shows on demand at no extra cost. I'm sure they have similar things in other countries too. So I think the future of television is in on demand programming being adopted by traditional TV service providers so as they can continue to compete with the growing popularity of Netflix etc. Youtube will never give any worthwhile original programming for free. That's why they created Youtube Red, their own paid subscription service. I think most people will continue to watch television and/or Netflix and just use Youtube for cat videos and videos of people falling over.

Yeah - so, TV shows won't go away, you'll just see them On-Demand, on some service. The pricing on these things is funny though, isn't it, cause you pay so much a month, regardless of how much you watch! - I find this concept quite strange, I'm not really sure whether I'm down with it.

...and I don't know about Youtube - I don't know, but there is a possibility that market economics will determine that you WILL get good stuff for free! - if Movie Maker A gives away something for negligible cost, then Movie Maker B, to compete with him/her, HAS to undercut.....right? ie. give it away for Zero?
How much Movie Makers can sustain this kind of thing, remains to be seen.



Movies are expensive though. Even the low budget ones can cost into the millions. There's no incentive for the filmmakers to give it away for free. They'd be basically throwing money away. That's why I don't think we're likely to see much worthwhile free content on the likes of Youtube and other free services.

You raise an interesting idea though when you mentioned people paying set costs for TV subscriptions, whether they use them or not. Maybe something like a service whereby you pay for what you use would be the best way to go. Sky are doing something similar with their sports channels next week. Instead of paying for sky sports 1, 2, 3 etc they are offering Sky sports football, sky sports cricket, formula 1, golf etc. So if you only want to watch football for example, that's the only channel you need pay for. It's a good idea and I'll definitely be taking advantage of it and cancelling the golf, cricket, rugby and formula 1 channels. Maybe they'll do something similar with their non sports channels if it proves a success.
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Reply #25 posted 07/16/17 11:20am

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My family owns a TV, but I haven't touched it in years. I do watch the occasional show on demand via the internet, but I can't stand broadcast TV's constant stream of content -- creative or commercial -- that holds zero interest to me.

[Edited 7/19/17 12:50pm]

Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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Reply #26 posted 07/16/17 11:34am

domainator2010

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Movies are expensive though. Even the low budget ones can cost into the millions. There's no incentive for the filmmakers to give it away for free. They'd be basically throwing money away. That's why I don't think we're likely to see much worthwhile free content on the likes of Youtube and other free services. You raise an interesting idea though when you mentioned people paying set costs for TV subscriptions, whether they use them or not. Maybe something like a service whereby you pay for what you use would be the best way to go. Sky are doing something similar with their sports channels next week. Instead of paying for sky sports 1, 2, 3 etc they are offering Sky sports football, sky sports cricket, formula 1, golf etc. So if you only want to watch football for example, that's the only channel you need pay for. It's a good idea and I'll definitely be taking advantage of it and cancelling the golf, cricket, rugby and formula 1 channels. Maybe they'll do something similar with their non sports channels if it proves a success.


Well, by movies, I meant including movie shorts, and by free I meant - with an ad before (or in the middle) of it! (not actually Free!! smile ) Out here, this is news:

http://economictimes.indi...555934.cms

There ARE, plenty of good TV shows at least, on Youtube - can't say I know anything about movies. I'm just waiting and watching on the sidelines, to see what happens.

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Reply #27 posted 07/16/17 11:37am

domainator2010

..Oh and btw, I just heard of this site, looks like you've been proved at least PARTIALLY wrong! smile :

http://www.openculture.co...viesonline

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Reply #28 posted 07/16/17 12:13pm

EmmaMcG

domainator2010 said:

..Oh and btw, I just heard of this site, looks like you've been proved at least PARTIALLY wrong! smile :


http://www.openculture.co...viesonline



Yeah but that's only because their not worth paying for smile
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Reply #29 posted 07/16/17 1:23pm

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I have a Smart Tv and i watch daily Netflix and Youtube; besides i download some series like Game Of Thrones, The Man In The High Castle, TWD and El Señor De Los Cielos. Some films from time to time, that's enough tv for me. Youtube is world full of entertainmen in itself.

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