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Does anyone else really dislike TV?

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posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 10:17 AM
yep i really dislike tv as they are way to expensive
just bought a large led tv
i myself dont watch it,the rest of family do.
even listening to it while on my computer is annoying..
adverts suck big time,
and the news is a freaking joke.....

posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 10:51 AM
reply to post by AzureSky

It just screams bullsh!t at me for some reason, Anyone else get the same thing?

Yup that's why I used this formula:

Tversity (media sharing app) + Internet + PS3 = no cable, no commercials, whatever shows i want to watch when i want, sometimes before they air in Canada or the US, for over 10 years now

posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 11:04 AM
I havent paid for Cable or Satellite in years, since I only watch like 4 channels on those services i find it a total waste of money to pay for hundreds of channels that I have no desire to watch. I remember what TV used to be like and I find that todays shows are nothing more then to turn those watching it into Mind numbing Zombies. Anything that i like to watch if free online to watch now a days. So I just hooked my computer to my Flat Screen and use that to watch all that I enjoy and dont have a stupid over priced service that I have no use for anymore.

posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 11:16 AM
I just have a TV for my gaming needs, never watch tv shows or news, all BS. There are porn movies playing at 7pm, ads show nudity, you cant leave kids alone with it.

posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 12:19 PM
I used to say that I hated tv. However, I'd like to amend that to say that there are certain things ABOUT the tv that gets on my nerves.

#1 is the amount of time my family prefers it to be on. If I were alone, I'd watch Supernatural on friday nights. Maybe look for something funny once or twice a week. No big deal. However, when my wife and son are home, it's on all the time. How someone can have it on in the background 24/7 and not go crazy from the lack of silence is beyond me.

#2 is the commercials. Many things seemed fine-tuned to annoy the viewer, from how often the same commercial is shown (3-4 times during the same program? Ugh!), to the obnoxious content of the commercials (such as having several people say the same word or phrase over and over again).

#3 Most shows seem hell-bent on grabbing your attention. It's like having a spoiled child rambling loudly without ever taking a breath. This is actually why I like it when my wife watches football. There's a constant white noise from the crowd, the announcers voices are usually at the same level, etc. making it very easy to tune-out.

#4 Reality tv. I know its cliche to hate it, and honestly it's not so much that I do; I just don't get it. You take people with all of the worst characteristics of the average person (drama queen, back stabber, out-of-control ego, etc.) and then give them a show that consists of the most un-extraordinary subject matter- everyday life. If you gave me a week and shut me up in a room with no distractions, I could not think of a more boring premise for a genre of television show.

#5 Inappropriateness. It's 2 in the afternoon, on a weekend. Suddenly a couple on a bed starts talking about His and Hers KY Jelly. Umm... are you freaking kidding me? There's nothing wrong with advertising sex aids, but save it until after the kids go to bed. That's all I ask. That's just one example. One time I saw the freaking SAW movie on before noon.

So yeah, I have a lot of criticisms for tv. On the other hand, I realize that a lot of what I don't like is just a matter of personal preference, and that my tastes can be just as perplexing to someone else as theirs is to me. So it's not like I think tv is evil or anything.

posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 03:56 PM
Football is the only TV I watch. The satellite was off between the Superbowl and this season. Nothing there I want or need to see.

posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 04:00 PM
reply to post by AzureSky

I DESPISE TV. Everyone who knows me know about my aversion to it. Can't stand it. Although, I do enjoy DVRing The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad. Fast forward right through commercials, pause it if you have to run off real quick, or rewind it if you miss something they say.

posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 03:16 AM
My television is connected to my DVD player and I watch a little TV some nights. The ads annoy me no end and I mute them - had a visitor one night and they had never seen anyone do that! I have never allowed the TV to be on all the time like some households do - it becomes annoying after awhile.

The history is that the cabal/illuminati/whatever originally came up with the forerunner to the cathode ray about 50 - 100 years (I am guessing this bit) before the television was developed. Initially the device was not much more than a tube of light that sent a beam to a screen - at the other end was the image that would be projected. The very first image was a nazi cross.

The cabal/illuminati/whatever financed mister Logie Baid (correct me if I am wrong) who developed what we knew as the cathode tube and the television became the box with the triangular shape out the back. The plan was to use it as a means of mind control and hypnotism. Even today the flickering of the lights across the screen has a hypnotic power - that is why so many people say watching TV puts them to sleep. And the volume of the ads is a definite mind control device.

So it is a mind control device and it certainly does control some people. I have lived without one and could do again but I like to watch documentaries and beautiful scenery and quality productions. Good to know I am not the only one to loathe the commercials and even mute them.

Much Peace...

posted on Dec, 12 2011 @ 03:54 PM
I only watch a few channels and I NEVER watch the news. Television just distracts me from my true time killer, gaming. LOL

posted on Dec, 12 2011 @ 06:01 PM
reply to post by AzureSky

I can't deny that I really enjoy my favourite programmes, but they are few and far between. I really, really hate having the TV on when I am not interested in whatever it's showing. The endless waffle makes me want to cry.

I've noticed how interview techniques have deteriorated in recent years. The stupid bloody questions that get asked - how is the interviewee supposed to respond to 'How good was that?' or 'How nervous are you?' which seem to be standard questions for sportsmen or people participating in singing or dancing competitions.

BUT how I hate the adverts. I've been alone in the house for the past couple of weeks which means I've not been subjected to daytime TV and I've actually realised how much of a downer the ads for insurance or injury claims can put on one's mood. I've always suspected that they were making me worried and miserable but it's been massively noticeable how much my mood has lightened since I've not had to listen to them.

That's not a lighter mood in the afternoons when I'm missing them at their worst but I'm feeling happier ALL the time. The damn things really are detrimental to one's health and well-being.

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