posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 07:36 PM
I quit at the beginning of this year when we moved interstate and started our own business. Mainly because the amount of time at home versus the cost
of Paytv made it not worthwhile and there is very little on Free to Air. The BF still watches occasionally for AFL only if his team's game is being
shown, so once a week max. The TV mostly gets used for video games, again only for a couple hours a week.
I worked for 4 years for the major pay tv company here in Aus. Installation and full subscription came for free with the job... I watched a LOT of tv
back then. TV was all i really did. Get up TV on, go to work talk about TV all day, with many TV's on around the work place, get home watch TV, go to
bed. Rinse and repeat. The worst part of the job was when they changed my role from a tech support/program adviser type role to retention(i.e
convincing people to keep paying for something they didn't really want or need). This made me quit. Just before I left I got them to install their
PDR(again not cost). Once I left we cut the package down to mostly sport, comedy and docos and just recorded certain things.
Then we moved. Sent all the equipment back to them. I feel much better without it in my life. Admittedly there is some things I miss such as the Daily
Show, arrested development, TPB, South park, other cartoons and the occasional doco. I have somethings on DVD and download a few of these programs.
Most on the series and cartoons I enjoy no longer have new eps anyway, so I would be paying to watch repeats
I find that I spend more time on the net, but I also have more time for study, reading, my fish and life in general.