posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 05:40 PM
Well, most of the things I post really come of as me being an ass, or or at least a spaz . But when i saw this thread actually knew what i wanted to
say before i started typing.
I can totally understand the argument with television in general...BUT, i think the Idea of "storytelling" is something that is universal, but we
have a knack to give visuals to. I don't think it should be cut out all together, but the material in question SHOULD have a filter.
I cut out all commercials, and the need for cable, other than for a broadband connection. the catch is that i am slightly breaking the law. I use
torrents , A way for downloading ANYTHING in the digital format. Movies whole series and all for free. Using torrents as apposed to Limewire, Is a
lot safer virus wise as well as not getting caught for file-sharing, just don't seed for too long..But i digress.
I watch all this material on a Terrabit usb hard drive, connected to the USB port of a Standard 80gb PlayStation 3. I do use a computer for the
downloads, but the PlayStation does everything else and hooked up to a nice living room HD flat screen. In fact if it was not for all this, I would
have never found and watched all the documentaries that are not available in stores, or even hard to find on the net.
It starts to become more of a self influence , instead of listening to media telling you what is good or garbage, you start to pick things you might
not have watched before, and you expand your horizons to new things.
Every documentary, movie , and series, i could want is with in reach of my controller, as well as it takes up no room on the shelves, and the media
was all free. but with that hitch I brought up before.
total investment: about $1600
500, for the PlayStation, (it was i nice custom box with ps2 compatibility and a suped up cooling system, as well as 500gb on the inside)
120, for the usb terrabit, which stores everything
700 for the flatscreen HD TV
and the rest was on misc. wires
I didn't count for the PC, but you don't need much at all when it comes to that, most people already have what it takes, just keep an eye on disk
and that pretty much it, i pay for a cable motem , but i'll never watch TV again, i can still watch Lost and Doctor Who, as well as my William
Cooper, and Jose Escamilla docs.
So if you wanna break away from your local media, This works for me, and I feel most of the things I watch now always seem to lean more toward the
subjects usually presented on this website .
I've turned a lot of friends on to this , and they will never look back.
If your willing to take the slight risk, and willing to learn a few new things on your computer, this is the best way to cut out all the crazy media
influence, and just get down to watching what interests you.