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Old 22-03-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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How important is your TV for you?

How much do you like/need your TV?

I haven't watched TV for well over a year. When I move in with my friend (ie out of supported housing), we have decided there will be no TV in the house as it will be a waste of money. We will have a radio/the internet for the news, BBC iPlayer (or something similar) for documentaries, and DVDs for the very occasional film (I watch 1 film a month normally).

What about you? I would like to hear about your TV experiences.

NB: I am not biased. My lack of TV use is personal and I don't mean to say others shouldn't watch TV.



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Old 22-03-2012, 09:44 PM   #2
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I never watch tv really and like you, I wouldn't have a tv but simply Internet connection and a radio. But also like you my reason for not watching tv is personal and not an opinion I'm imposing on others




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Old 22-03-2012, 09:45 PM   #3
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I don't watch tv either. I usually put it down to living abroad where the tv's all in another language and/or rubbish, but even when I was younger, I was never really interested in it.

Having said that, there are a few tv shows that I stream online and I watch a lot of stuff on youtube.




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Old 22-03-2012, 09:50 PM   #4
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I watch way too much TV and now i watch a lot on Netflix (on xbox), so yeah it's important to me.

Also if you watch live show's over the internet (BBC iplayer etc) you need a TV licence..





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Old 22-03-2012, 09:52 PM   #5
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Do you? I thought you only had to have one for Live TV?
I think this comment was aimed at me, sorry i had to delete my first comment as a was wrong hahah.





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Old 22-03-2012, 09:52 PM   #6
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I miss tv when i dont have it, for me though i like doing work with the tv.





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Old 22-03-2012, 10:27 PM   #7
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I do watch a lot of tv. favourite programs include the soaps amd waterloo road. I would be lost with out my tv tbh



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Old 22-03-2012, 10:34 PM   #8
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I watch loads of TV and films. I wouldn't say I need it, but I definitely like it.

I use the internet for news and I don't watch many documentaries although I do like some of them (one born every minute, child of our time etc). I watch sitcoms, films, panel shows, drama's. Just lots of them :)

A lot of the time I have the TV on just for background noise. I reckon I could go without it for a day or two but not huge lengths of time.



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Old 22-03-2012, 10:36 PM   #9
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I don't watch TV. If I want to watch anything I rely on Iplayer and the like,



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Old 22-03-2012, 10:39 PM   #10
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T. Is not important to me ad all. I rarely watch it.



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Old 22-03-2012, 11:04 PM   #11
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I think this comment was aimed at me, sorry i had to delete my first comment as a was wrong hahah.
Now I'm less confused ¯\_(ツ)_/¯




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Old 22-03-2012, 11:14 PM   #12
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Bigmike, I forgot about the TV license bit :/ oh well I can survive without documentaries, I'll just read more textbooks :)

EDIT: I think it is only for live TV too.

I have to be physically forced to watch TV lol. Even then, I find I can concentrate much better with reading a textbook than watching TV.

I don't tend to watch soaps, reality shows etc because I can rarely understand what is going on with all the social interactions, humour etc that I don't understand.

My dad watches TV to relax though, as he has a really hectic job.


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PM me if you want a PDF copy of the ICD-10 or the Mental Health Act 1983/2007. I ALSO HAVE THE DSM-V BOOK and am a pharmacology student.

I have a visual impairment / neurological problems so I need people to type in clear text and no funny fonts. Also excuse any typos, my vision blocks things out.
I have autism and have problems communicating, PMs included.
Just becasue I type well doesn't mean I speak well. I am only part time verbal.


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Old 22-03-2012, 11:15 PM   #13
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I haven't ever really been into watching TV. Would watch it when I was younger with my parents but since moving out mostly haven't owned one. I had one briefly when I lived in shared accomodation in Belfast but because I misunderstood the TV Licensing laws (each of us needing one, in this case) I ended up summoned to court over it. Lol.
I was always remarked on in hospital for not watching TV. I find it too dull not to be writing or doing something productive at the same time even if there is one on in the vicinity. I have a few shows that I watch on iplayer like QI, Episodes, Gavin and Stacey when it's showing etc. I like watching films with my girlfriend because the conversation stops it having a chance to be boring.




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Old 22-03-2012, 11:47 PM   #14
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I usually have it on as background noise, I only really like it to play music through because it sounds better than on the laptop.
There's a few things that I watch but I've got a bit of an addiction to Netflix at the moment.





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Old 23-03-2012, 12:17 AM   #15
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I could live without it but I live on my own and enjoy it so I watch it!




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Old 23-03-2012, 12:26 AM   #16
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I watch quite a lot of TV but maybe not as much or give it as much concentration as I should. I've made a point of finding at least an hours TV a night to get me off the computer for a bit. Mostly watching Crime dramas lately, and if I spot an ok sounding film on the tv guide I'll watch that

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Old 23-03-2012, 12:58 AM   #17
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TV for me is really important, particularly when I'm on my own, it makes me feel like I'm not on my own if that makes sense e.g. there's someone in the room with me. I fall asleep in front of the TV/a DVD every night. For the majority of the time it's background noise, but something vaguely I want to watch, but for certain dramas, documentaries, comedies etc I stop everything else and watch the programme otherwise I can't concentrate fully.

When I'm baking I've started listening to the radio and actually finding I like it so maybe I should listen to the radio more?




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Old 23-03-2012, 01:00 AM   #18
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my tv is on quite a lot, but i dont actually sit and watch it all that much.

I like the background noise.





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Old 23-03-2012, 01:09 AM   #19
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I probably watch alot of tv, it is a good distraction for me



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Old 23-03-2012, 01:15 AM   #20
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I haven't had a TV since '09 when I moved to uni.
Haven't missed it
I watch anything I really want to watch on iplayer, as other have mentioned.





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