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Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:49 pm
by Helsbells
I wish I could get rid of the TV, I am addicted and getting rid of it would be the only way to break the habit. It ios basically my defult form of entertainment, escapism and relaxation. Hopefully when baby comes I will watch less because I don't want to expose the baby to it at all.

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:19 pm
by demi
when we get back home in 2 weeks time we dont have a TV there and im concidering not buying a new one.
we've got a lap top and will have to use it for the internet as its a vital source of information.
the TV in macedonia is crap anyway, all turbofolk music and shitty american channels. only channels i watch is CNN ( the only english news channel avalible) bomarang for cartoons for the kids, HBO for movies, discovery channels and the local station for the local news and weather. oh and i was watching desperate housewives of fox life ( a shitty american sitcom channel) ( not meaning to be offencive to americans, i dont like brittish sitcom channels either!)
anyway, i can get bbc news online and watch desparate houswives/lost/corrination street/movies ect all online anyway.
at least i hope i'll be able to get iplayer ect from macedonia, although it might be blocked. somtimes on youtube when i go to watch a vidieo it says 'this video is not avalible in your area' which totally sucks! :angryfire:

anyhoo, TV is the stealer of time and makes you fat!
better to do without and get on with productive activites.

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:35 pm
by The Riff-Raff Element
demi wrote:
anyhoo, TV is the stealer of time and makes you fat!
better to do without and get on with productive activites.


Well, quite. What more is there to say? I shall write this down on a piece of paper and stick it to our TV.

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:05 pm
by demi
haha!
it is true though!

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:38 pm
by bonniethomas06
oldjerry wrote:It's amazing how much you can get done when you dont spend all your time playing with your handheld gamethingy !........................and I'm not going to press 'submit'..................
'............no...........no.......................................................oh alright then...


Oh dear. Boys....... :roll:

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:50 pm
by Zech
demi wrote:i hope i'll be able to get iplayer ect from macedonia, although it might be blocked.


In theory (i.e. legally) you can't get iplayer from overseas, but I've heard that there are ways round it...

http://www.anonymous-proxies.org/2009/02/using-iplayer-abroad-viewing-bbc-via.html

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:59 pm
by The Riff-Raff Element
Zech wrote:
demi wrote:i hope i'll be able to get iplayer ect from macedonia, although it might be blocked.


In theory (i.e. legally) you can't get iplayer from overseas, but I've heard that there are ways round it...

http://www.anonymous-proxies.org/2009/02/using-iplayer-abroad-viewing-bbc-via.html


Yeah - you route through a proxy IP server in the UK.

I can say that quite convincingly - absolutely no idea how to do it, though.

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:35 pm
by demi
i will have a go.
everything's pireted in macedonia so im sure someone will know how to do it ;)

when we bought our laptop from the uk it had windows vista on it. vista is crap. so we uninstalled it and then installed a piret copy of XP.much better.

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:50 am
by Sky
But you all will access the internet via your pc's lol ... hardly doing without, is it?

Why do you all think television is the anti christ?

Isn't it just another means to access information, do you all want to cover your ears and eyes and not know what is going on in the big bad world out there?

I can't stand lots of what's on tv but I chose not to watch what I consider garbage and just watch what I like.

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:39 pm
by Odsox
SusieGee wrote: I, like others, use iplayer to catch up on programmes I really want to watch and the beauty of it is I can choose when that is, one programme at a time.

So do we, but with the PVR on the satellite box (no legal iplayer here either), and then at least we can watch it in better definition and on a screen size that's more confortable to watch than a laptop screen. :iconbiggrin:
I'm not sure how strong Freesat is in Macedonia Demi, but that has all BBC, ITV, Ch4, Ch5 etc as well as BBC news channel, all unencrypted.

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:00 pm
by GrowingVeg
No place for the "stupid box" in our house I'm pleased to say !

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:43 pm
by Zech
Like SusieGee, we lacked the self-control to turn the box off when the rubbish came on after the programme we wanted to watch. for us, it's not about 'doing without' the TV, it's about making it easier to avoid the rubbish. What actually prompted us to get rid of the thing was moving to a smaller house - we couldn't see where we'd put it!

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:20 pm
by wabbit955
been in this house 25 years now and brought my first tv 3 years ago
have 2 boys 13 11 and they were a lot better for not having it
but gave in as kids took the piss out of them for not having one
but they don't watch that much now

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:02 am
by eco-mick
Last tv I can't seem to get rid of for a decent price - but now upstairs in the spare bedroom out of the way.

Living room looks better I think as the only electrical thing plugged in is my laptop :D (and electric fire which ain't on) - blu-ray player as been donated to my younger siblings at parents place :D

Quite like this - books a glore here with candles :hugish:

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Yeah - celtic dragons fill the space now :D

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:18 am
by Sky
Gosh your living room looks a bit bleak, bare .... not cosy or inviting?