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Rubbish television
Fri 15-Nov-13
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Steve
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Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.

Sat 16-Nov-13
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                                     I agree.  wink 

     Thank goodness I have my knitting! It keeps me calm when I'm feeling

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                              big_hug to you Steve

 

 

                                          

 

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Sat 16-Nov-13
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I think i'm going to take up knitting, if I got to watch another talent show.

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Sat 16-Nov-13
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If it wasn't for video on demand, I'd probably not bother with tv. Although we do sometimes watch CBeebies... possibly a bit too much since Orn can now name quite a lot of the characters.

Last night I watched the Tudor Monastery Farm programme on the iplayer, which was fairly interesting. I'm also watching the original Star Trek and Twin Peaks on LoveFilm. Can't remember the last time I watched something on 'live' tv, rather than the tv just being on in the background.

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Sat 16-Nov-13
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Our TV are on cable and I was with Virgin Media for this analogue service.  They wrote to me recently to tell me that they will no longer provide the service and that I should contact them to see what other options are available but, truly, I have watched my set so little that I will just get rid of the set.  I don't want to watch any of the 'popular' programmes or chat shows or soaps.  As Steve says - rubbish TV.

I'll try that again!

Sat 16-Nov-13
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I am very interested in History, and also Baking/cooking, so mainly watch these programmes. The Tudor Monastery Farm, was very imformative, as were the last two of the series, Edwardian Farm, and Victorian Farm. I also watch Gardening Programmes, sorry, that Monty has hung up his Boots till Spring, but he needs a rest as well as the Garden. There is another brilliant programme on at the minute,  Britain's Secret Hoards, discovered Treasure buried for Centuries.  I do have a full range of programmes as am unable to go out, so usually find something to watch, when I have the time.

Sat 16-Nov-13
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I got rid of my expensive sky package , I rarely have the tv on and then it is usually internet tv , like on demand or netflix, which I watch through the roku, as if I watch on the computer is is HD and has far too much bandwith usage

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Sat 16-Nov-13
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We've not had a television for 13 years - don't miss it at all - it may not all be rubbish  but we can pick and choose what we want to see on iplayer.  Yes there is the "disadvantage" that we have no idea who these so called celebs who don't have  surnames actually are but they will be replaced with a new batch by next year so it doesn't really matter.

The other downside is the constant hate mail from the TV licencing people  saying we are criminals and they are going to send someone round to get us. So far they havn't but I hope they do so I can be as rude to them as they are in their letters to me.

TV is so 20th century - ditch the box and be free to live.

Sat 16-Nov-13
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Vic do you get hounded by tv licensing?

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Sun 17-Nov-13
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Very hounded! We don't keep the letters  but it's about 1 a month, possibly threatening we will be taken to court and will receive a home visit. We have told them before we have no TV  but aftr a while  the letters start again.

 

The letters are very threatening - as we don't have a tv we are not worried by them but other people might well be - we just want to see what they will do next especially if they are going to park their tv detector van (if they really exist) outside in the street.

Sun 17-Nov-13
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Have you tried going to the Citizens Advice Bureau, they could help you deal with this annoying correspondence.

Sun 17-Nov-13
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A friend of mine goes through the same, the BBC/government can't believe anyone would possibly not want a tv,  he's been hounded for 20 years.

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Sun 17-Nov-13
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When in the UK we were hounded too and did have a licence! They just would not listen! Finally someone came round and tried to intimidate us but we were ready with the paperwork and won the day!

We have a humax box and mostly watch taped things. Gave up soaps years ago and mostly I have my head in my iPad, book or knitting whilst OH watches boring programmes. How many episodes of bargain hunt can I take? Would love to be without the TV but OH wants it!

 

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Sun 17-Nov-13
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I feel the same, I really think I could happily do without it, but think Mike would have a heart attack if I even suggested the idea! he loves his sport. I love the time in the house without him as he always has either the TV or the radio on, I just enjoy the silence, occasionally it will put a CD on, but I just love the peace and quiet.

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I mostly watch the Public Broadcast Service here as they have no commercial breaks and many of their programs I enjoy are from the UK! Downton Abbey obviously, but also some great series on currently such as Inspector George Gently, Scott and Bailey, Murder in Paradise, and the old perennial Inspector Morse. There are also some great period pieces from time to time.  There are also great documentary programs about the country, its buildings and geography. This week I am going to watch "At Home with the Georgians", a look at homes and family life in Georgian times.

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