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Re: TV of 2018

#51 Post by Murdoch » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:25 am

And why do those people not own TV sets? Are they hipsters, they can't afford it, they live in college dorms, or are they simply against it?
I don't own a TV. I do all my watching on a rather large (40") computer monitor, since my Blu-ray player is in my desktop and I otherwise just stream.

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TV of 2018

#52 Post by Werewolf by Night » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:44 pm

You don’t have to be a hipster, poor, or “against TV” not to own one. You just have to not care about it, which seems pretty easy to do these days.


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Re: TV of 2018

#54 Post by Cameron Swift » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:32 pm

I genuinely had no idea it was still running.

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Re: TV of 2018

#55 Post by felipe » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:09 am

Werewolf by Night wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:44 pm
You don’t have to be a hipster, poor, or “against TV” not to own one. You just have to not care about it, which seems pretty easy to do these days.
But 98.9% of American households still own a TV set, right? That's why I assumed that 1% might have specific reasons for not owning one.

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Re: TV of 2018

#56 Post by Werewolf by Night » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:48 pm

96.5%, according to that Nielsen report I linked to in one of my posts above. But how many of those people are only using their TVs to watch DVDs, or Netflix, or to play video games? Or only turn it on for the Superbowl or the World Cup or Grand Slam Tennis? Quite a lot, apparently.

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Re: TV of 2018

#57 Post by felipe » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:22 pm

Yeah, makes sense, but I still wonder. So 295 million Americans have TV at home but apparently only 30-40 million are watching it on any given night. So I guess 200 mi+ Americans are watching Netflix or maybe reading a book. Some are watching dvds, surely, but I don't think physical media sells that much. And yet, broadcast tv generates so much conversation for something that apparently no one's watching.

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Re: TV of 2018

#58 Post by Morbii » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:32 am

I'm one of those that has a TV almost solely for physical media (and it's never been hooked up to the airwaves/cable). In fact, it was only about a year ago that I even got Netflix, and only because it was painless to do so and they had something I wanted to watch!

I generally just buy TV shows that pique my interest. Commercial free and you can see it all at once.... The only problem I guess is potential spoilers.

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#59 Post by denti alligator » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:56 pm

Count me in as someone who has never had "TV." Even when I had an antenna, I didn't use it. Always used it for VHS/DVD/Blu ray.

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