How many here have pulled the plug on their tv?
Too restrictive a choice:
I make TV work for me, meaning I take from it very selectively, only what I want, so neither fine with nor couldn't live without;
I cut the cable in 2015. I live near the Iowa/Nebraska border, Iowa was having their primary, and I kept seeing Ted Cruz in my living room. I said Oh hell no! Called the cable company and bought a Roku. Never looked back. I watch Netflix from time to time, and Amazon prime. My TV is on probably less than 10 hours a month.
In the middle. I love my TV, but I haven't turned it on maybe for about 2 weeks? I love video games but sometimes I need a vacation from it, especially since I'm too poor and only own 3 games, they get boring after the 45th playthrough. Sometimes I'll watch movies or netflix and sometimes I just read and sleep for weeks at a time. Ask again next week and I'll be obsessed with my tv again
I gave it up 15 years ago.... Do NOT miss it.
We still keep a large-screen PC as the family entertainment centre — we watch DVDs and Netflix on it, and can pick and choose from streaming channels, but broadcast TV became dire in the UK once we adopted the multi-channel system.
Until the 90s, we had just 4 channels to choose from and they each had to compete to put out the best quality stuff. Since the arrival of satellite, the market dissipated and they realised they could work far less for a smaller share of the viewers, so TV became utterly abysmal. Now most of the high-quality stuff is on-demand and broadcast TV is inane.
I cut the cord about 4 years ago. The lady at Cox Communications did her best to keep my business. At one point she asked me what I was going to do to relax at the end of a long day at work. I told her I was going to sit outside and read a book. She laughed at me. And then canceled my service when I didn't laugh with her.
I don’t watch TV but I’m not anti entertainment either, between my phone and computer we have a plethora of entertainment options with a fraction of the commercials... with alternate devices my controll over what I see is greater and I’m more involved in what I’m doing rather than just passing out with a remote in my hand.
I watch TV online... No commercials, only the shows I want to watch, free as long as I have access to WiFi, and at whatever hour of the day I wish, so long as an episode has already aired. Frees up a lot of time to do other things besides flipping channels until something good comes on. And the internet is my DVR with unlimited storage capacity...