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Have You "Quit TV"?

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posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 09:46 PM

Originally posted by Ciledehgaem
reply to post by toasted

You have horrible taste in television but I dig the picture/name thing you have going on there should have seen my previous list!

how about "Lie to me"? and TMZ...

and my dietician sez I gotta cut back on the toast, too many carbs....

posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:02 PM

Originally posted by Griffo515
I "quit" .............. ignorance box...



the electric toilet.

I just control the doses more closely than before

but laying off is's like we were just getting assaulted....especially the newz

posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:06 PM
Nope I have to watch Glenn Beck. I need the guidence of my leader. lol Also what would I do without the History and Discovery channel, they make up for everything I didnt learn in public school.

posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:39 PM

Originally posted by Korg Trinity
TV.... well actually display technology is what I watch...

I rarely watch TV. the programmes that are presented by the broadcasters are truely worthless and the news is only useful when something major is happening....

I use Display technology...

I use technology to download programmes that I want to watch and when I have the time I watch them.

This normally falls into three categories..

1. Documentaries.... Plenty of em out there!!
2. Series - Battle Star Galactica / Lost etc...
3. Films - You name it I probably have it.

I have a home network I built and with a display in each room and some media selection software I can serve content to any place in the house.

Who needs TV stations? Who needs endless hours of noncontent content??

Pick what you like, store it and play it back at your leisure.

Its the future.

TV is dead!!!


Its is also not too expensive, most TV set's can be connected directly to your computer.
If u have dsl or cable connection you can download media at a decent speed and download something that you consider entertaining while you are preparing dinner.

Movies, Series, Documentaries, music videos, when done by artist who have the freedom to express what they consider important become works of art. U can be lifted by a good movie, or become aware of a problem strange to your community by watching a documentary.

Im not talking about blockbuster movies or main stream documentaries, Im talking about what its out there in the nets that is trully Priceless.

Ie, Movies: "The man from Earth", Documentaries" The Trap" adam curtis, Series: well I dont like never ending series, where the plot always thickens and the characters become less human but I will go with" John from Cincinnati".
Those are some examples of why I think TV its not the problem its just a medium, but I will never pay 60 or even 30 bucks for Cable TV, not until the Cable companies give Artists the Freedom to go and create works of art, instead of manufacture conscent.

posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 11:48 PM
I first went to Sedona when I was 15 and I loved it. I want to go back. It would be a great place for retirement.

I Watch TV because I like movies. People often forget that movies and TV shows are works of art.

posted on Aug, 14 2010 @ 07:23 PM
I quit TV, but I still watch some TV shows online, like futurama... I just got sick of wasting an hour changing the channel hoping something half-way decent would come on. Its all so stupid and not the least entertaining, plus I can get any show I want online. I got rid of my TV like 2 or 3 years ago. Not sure of any difference really, maybe less wasted time... increased intelligence perhaps.

posted on Aug, 14 2010 @ 08:27 PM
I haven't had a T.V. since 1999 and have not missed it. Even when I had it, I was very careful to limit my children's time on it. I decided to get rid of it when they were just coming into their teen years (we all discussed it before hand and everyone agreed). They are on their own now and the interesting thing is they have T.V.'s but only use them to watch videos on. They don't have a cable or satellite service.

posted on Sep, 26 2010 @ 11:25 PM
I quit TV and it feels great.

i get my news from sites like this, and social media.

I will occasionally go to a bar and watch a hockey game, but thats about it.

I do not miss the constant bombardment of mind numbing nonsense.

posted on Sep, 26 2010 @ 11:36 PM
I indulge in TV very rarely anymore, for movies and the occasional comedy. I never use it for the news lol.

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 09:48 PM
Haven't had a TV hookup since 96 - and earlier in the US for ten years.
I always used the one in 96 exclusively for practicing German, watching Star Trek German dubs. I sometimes watched the news and teh weather to get mor German phrases.
I have had the experience with kids descibed in Jerry Mander's seminal book "Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television".
Kids ned to go through the "bored" stage in order to start their own initiatives, especially after school. TV delays this restlessness until bedtime or later.
Plus people in a TV trance easily forget how terrible it sounds all over the apartment for those that do not watch the shows. It is very revealing. Puff pőuff, bang bang, lie down, you're dead.
Lately I collect some fav orite series without commercials like Stargate, Heroes, and recently Fringe. It is safe that way - you watch it when you want to and the subliminal programming is mostly off...
That's my recommendation - pull the cables and wacth some films if you like.

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 09:50 PM
I quit TV and adopted internet.

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 10:55 PM
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic

I quit it yes. Stupidly, I've still be PAYING for it, for many months now, without WATCHING IT, duh! So I'm cancelling tomorrow - I cannot stand the way it treats me, the shows and the commercials, it is just so damn INSULTING!

F the TV!

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 11:03 PM
I don't think I'll ever quit tv totally.Ilove sports and docs to much to ever do so. That being said I have quit watching any type of news on the tv. I mean when I find a news story. I like to search it on the internet so I get everyone's opinon on it as opposed to a couple of people with the same views on the world.

Plus alot of the news on tv doesn'tgo as in-depth as I like my news to be.

posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 12:29 AM
Well, I guess I quit TV. I don't know why I even bother turning it on, because I turn it off 5 min later.

There's nothing on it that interests me anymore.

I've been keeping busy this winter doing projects around the house.

posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 12:31 AM
To answer the OP's title....yep!


posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 12:51 AM
I have a TV in the house, but as a 19 year old, I rarely turn the TV on, I have a projector in my room that I use for movies and gaming. Not long after I found out about the New World Order when I was 16 did I sub-consciously stop watching TV... Sports is something I keep up with on yahoo. I barely like watching the games anyways.

posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 01:14 AM
Like others I gave it up on accident. When I realized I hadn't turned it on for over a month I quit paying for dish and haven't gone back, that was a little over 2 years ago.

posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 01:16 AM
cutting back on bills. i watch shows online, when i can remember them. I'm kinda lost without the guide. the guide seems as important as the content.

posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 05:40 AM
I quit television last month when it started to get real expensive for basic cable. Only time I use my tv is to watch movies on my PS3 or online matches. So far its been great to not get distracted by some shallow programing like jersey shore or some other crap.

posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 05:49 AM
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic

I gave up tv in 2000 or so.

Just plain garbage, and the news, who should you care about useless opinions that are not worth a dime.

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