(Closed) Do you own a TV?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Whats your TV situation?
    We own a TV and watch it : (82 votes)
    69 %
    We own a TV, are able to watch it, but don't very often : (15 votes)
    13 %
    We own a TV, and pick up no channels, so no watching ever : (11 votes)
    9 %
    We don't even own a TV : (9 votes)
    8 %
    Other (???) : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    We have two tvs, but we rarely use them.  We have very basic cable on one like 11 channels and the other has nothing.  We sometimes watch movies.  For the most part we use our computers for watching anything we want to watch.  We also cook and do other things, like play tennis.  I think it’s good to do something other than sitting on my bum…being outside is better!

    Post # 4
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We have a ginormous tv, (FH’s purchase before we met), but only have the basic channels.  We are literally the only people we know without cable.  But FH gets irritated by tv and i’m so busy I don’t really have time to watch either.  we have a few shows we enjoy, (ie, how i met your mother), and love our netflix subscription.

    Post # 5
    1585 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We have a TV and the 4 bazillion channels that go with it… and there is still nothing on.  Ha!

    Post # 6
    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    we have 2 TVs. one in the living room and one in the bedroom. we only have standard cable in the living room though so the shows i can watch in the bedroom are limited ๐Ÿ˜€

    no netflix or anything like that Cool

    Post # 8
    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

    we have one since cable came included with our rent. its a super old beast of a tube tv and the power button is missing, lol. mr. sew wants an upgrade sooooo badly. someday, someday! we record all the shows we like and then watch like one a day during dinner. or just jeopardy. that never gets old. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
    1757 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Until a few months ago, I rarely (if ever) watched TV. Right before moving to Manhattan for a year, I sold my TV – I never missed it. When I moved in with my fiance, however, we bought a flat-screen TV and now, we regularly watch 7-8 shows a week.

    Post # 10
    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    We have one TV but disconnected the cable a few months ago because we were paying 60$/month to never watch it. Our lives didn’t change since, because we were already not watching it.
    Like you, we are outside a lot, we run and bike and skate; we enjoy long dinner dates; I am in school part time (and full time work) so studying a bit in the evenings and Darling Husband sometimes does some freelance working from home (websites). We read. We spend time on the Internet. And we rent movies when we want to do nothing.
    The cable will not be back in our lives for a long, long time!

    Post # 11
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We have 4 TVs and the super-delux-billion channel satellite package. But we also have a 2500sq ft. house on three levels, and I live with my parents at the moment so it’s not really my choice ๐Ÿ™‚

    Even though we have so many TV’s/channels no one really watches! The TV is always on in one room or another but you will hardly find someone actively watching what is on (except Biggest Loser!). I use the TV in my room as white noise for sleeping; the TV in my study room is used for my exercise DVDs/game systems, etc.

    When I lived on my own I always had TV, but that is because cable came in the rent package (1 TV in the dorm, 4 TVs in my first apartment). When I moved into a 2 bedroom condo I didn’t want TV because it was an unnecessary bill, but my roomie insisted on it :/

    Post # 12
    1051 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We have a huge TV Fiance got us for xmas in the living room and my old 26″ in the bedroom.  The living room tv has full cable with billions of channels & dvr.  the bedroom has the same cable package but no dvr.  We also have netflix.  We have about 5-6 shows we watch each wk plus whatever is in Nat Geo or the History Channel (or any version of L&O – I’m a BIG fan of the reruns!).  Fiance is a huge movie buff (considered film school before going into finance and made a few movies in college), so we watch 1-2 movies each wk.

    Growing up, my grampap owned a TV shop, so we had TONS of TVs in the house.  When all 6 of us lived there, we had 9 or 10 TVs at any given time.  With just 3 of them there now, I think my paretns have 6.

    Post # 13
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Yeah, I dunno what I’d do without a TV – maybe I wouldn’t suck at DIY! LOL We have 2 in our little apt. Living Rm & Bedroom. Well – actually there’s more than that cuz we both still have our old TV’s stashed in the basement storage from when we were each living on our own.

    I swear DVR is the secret to a happy marriage. LOL

    Edit: I guess I should also say that both Fiance & I work for television stations/cable providers. LOL

    Post # 14
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Well geeze!  Based on many of the responses, I feel like the odd-ball, though I don’t think I am!

    We have a nice 50″ TV in the living room, plus smaller TVs in the craft room and computer room.  My husband doesn’t watch a lot of TV, but he does watch sports.  I, on the other hand, watch a TON of TV.  During the regular TV season, I watch anywhere from 10 to 20 shows a week!  I know, I know, I’m a couch potato.  ๐Ÿ˜›

    Post # 15
    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I won a TV at an auction last week, but it is still sitting in the box. We have no plans to get cable or anything, but we’ll probably use it to watch DVDs.

    Post # 16
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Okay we have a tv in almost every room of the house – but that’s because Fiance had 4 before I moved in and I had 2 (for my 1 bedroom apt). It’s not that we NEED that many but because it seems weird to get rid of them (one I’ve had since 2001).

    We have one in our living room (where I do crafts and like to have background noise), one in the family room (this is the one we actually watch), one in our bedroom, one in each of our two guest bedrooms and one in the basement that we can watch when we’re working out.

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