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Is it possible to just 'get over' TV? To burn out on it?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by SayWhat?, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    I can easily see myself spending 5+ hours on a computer, but can't imagine doing the same watching TV. All my TV watching is recorded TV, about 2 hours a day, mostly before bedtime.
     
  2. 4HiMarks

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    Of course it depends on where in the game you start viewing. I prefer to try to catch up to live sometime in the 4th quarter, especially if it's a close game, in case it goes into OT. Although the automatic 60 minute buffer E* adds for sporting events helps a lot with that, I have sometimes been caught. The way the 'Skins have been playing this year, there doesn't seem to be much danger of them forcing OT, though.
     
  3. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I simply set my record defaults to adding one hour, more in Baseball season. Then if it's a series, I later edit it down to actual time. I keep my machine pretty well trimmed, and watch sports within a day or two and delete if I've been tipped off on the result, or it's a blowout.
     
  4. 4HiMarks

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    I don't have to. Dish adds an hour automatically to all event timers for sports. Sometimes, even that is not enough, though.
     
  5. Phil T

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    I grew up a TV junkie and a satellite TV geek. From the original Dishplayer in 1999 to the HR34 I have always had a DVR and was addicted to TV. Then something happened.
    I helped a friend "cut the cord" to OTA TV and "pure broadband" internet only from a Comcast bundle costing $160.00 a month.
    I then realized how little TV I watch.

    My TV watching consists of the following on a weekly basis:

    Hawaii Five-o
    Local news
    Denver Broncos football and Colorado Rockies Baseball.

    My wife will not "cut the satellite" because she is addicted to TV like crazy and has 45 items listed in the to-do list tonight.
    So here I sit with my laptop and listening to a police scanner (my daughter is a dispatcher) while my wife watches all that other stuff.

    Sometime life changes, interests change and we just don't feel the same about thinks like we did in the past.

    It is not good or bad, it is just change happening.
     
  6. SayWhat?

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    TV has been turned off for most of the last week. About three days ago, I killed power to the UPS powering the TV and the Dish box which dropped AC usage about 3-4 kWh over 24 hours.

    Been messing around on the PC with some music in the background via Media Player.

    Can't say as I've even missed the TV all that much. Get most of my news and weather off the PC.
     
  7. billsharpe

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    CBS Sunday Morning, The Good Wife, Downton Abbey, Masterpiece Mystery, and Castle are the only series recordings we make on a regular basis. We also record some PBS specials -- makes it easy to skip through the annoying pledge breaks.

    We watch the local news for an hour, network news for half an hour, and Jeopardy live but often pause the programming so that we can skip the commercials later.

    Much college football and some college basketball is watched, mostly live. Dodgers are blacked out in most of LA, but I'm not much of a Dodger fan anyway. I ignore pro sports for the most part, although I used to watch the Phillies when they were contenders.
     
  8. jimmie57

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    2 of the 3 TVs in my house run for about 11 hours or more per day. Sometimes they are on and just background noise.

    I do find it more and more easy to fast forward thru a movie that I recorded that doesn't look or sound very interesting.
     
  9. SayWhat?

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    Coming up on two weeks now without a minute of TV. There have been a couple of times I've almost reached for the remote, more out of habit than need, but caught myself first.
     
  10. yosoyellobo

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    Like I said it's like giving up smoking.
     
  11. camo

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    Its going into the dead zone for me also until baseball starts with NFL and college football almost over now, The Black list, Game of Thrones is about it on my must watch list. I did enjoy "The 100" on Netflix but CW isn't in HD so will wait for netflix again.
     
  12. lparsons21

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    I get streams from The CW in HD all the time.
     
  13. camo

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    Streams from where?
     
  14. jimmie57

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    I just went to CW.TV and a lot of shows are there.
    After it starts playing, on the lower right hand side you can choose your bitrate that you want to watch. I think it defaults to automatic and that sets my laptop to a mid range resolution. If I choose the higher bitrate it is in HD. At least it appears that it is to me.
     
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  15. coolman302003

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    The CW apps on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One stream their shows at very nice quality (probably 720p HD). The trade off is there is going to be ads though.
     
  16. SayWhat?

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    I'm talking no TV at all. No Dish, OTA, streaming, not even discs of any kind.

    I haven't even watched anything on the PC even though I have many hours of OTA stuff recorded.
     
  17. SayWhat?

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    As much as I hate it, I'll probably have to turn it all back on for a day or so. I have some episodes of "Man From U.N.C.L.E" recorded on DVR. Dish dies in a few days at the end of the current period and I want to get those copied off in case I lose access to the recordings later.

    Might be a concert or two also I need to save.
     
  18. SayWhat?

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    About a month now.

    Had to check OTA local news via the tuner card in the laptop for a few minutes due to an impending storm. Just a few minutes of weathger, then off again.

    Dish account clsoed out today after 18 some odd years. Buggers kindd of irritated me and I haven't even bothered to try and pull any recordings. Kind of a bitter taste about the comapny right now.

    Not sure where the future entertainment focus will be for me.
     
  19. Mark Holtz

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    Nature abhors a vacuum. You'll find something. :)
     
  20. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    I don't know man.
    I have begun a process to back off of tv and I am not finding it easy with a DVR.
    I smoked for 20 years before I quit.
    And i did it with dignity.
    This tv show thing is going to be very hard.
     

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