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Turned off the cable today

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by UFORocks, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. UFORocks

    UFORocks Member

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    I don't want to pay $80 a month to watch commercials anymore. The customer service guy was completely miffed, he didnt understand that we just didn't want to watch 400 channels of pure crap any more. He was absolutely sure that we were switching to another provider, and thus completely determined to keep our business. I finally had to lie to the guy and tell him that we'd found God and that TV was the devil just so he'd stop offering me promotions.

    My wife is cool with it, but I think there's gonna be some withdraw for both of us.

    At least that's one less reason to sit on my ass.
     
  2. MetallicSlayerDeth

    MetallicSlayerDeth Staring into your soul...

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    Lol wtf? I agree though. We have like 40 channels or so but I only watch like 6 of them:p That is when I actually DO watch TV.
     
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    lol I have Sky+ but we watch all the documentaries channels and music channels, but yea for the amount of channels you get it's a bit of a waste. But I hardly ever watch TV much anyway.
     
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    I don't watch any TV, only watch DVD's like Red Dwarf and even the occasional film! Do you even need a TV license to watch DVD's?
     
  5. Covet Chaos

    Covet Chaos Weedian

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    Wut iz an tellyvushun?

    BBC iPlayer and 4oD. Can get on both of them on the Wii so i still watch all that stuff with a nice big TV screen, but i dont keep up to date with TV now.
     
  6. Podgie

    Podgie Young Man, Old Soul

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    I don't have a TV because I refuse to pay a TV licence to the BBC. Though I have to say I watch Eastenders on iPlayer :lol:, and I do tune in to Eggheads on iPlayer. I love to geek out over that!

    Apart from that, I don't have anything to do with TV.
     
  7. -[chop]-

    -[chop]- Sober alcoholic!

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    I watch TV very rarely..and when i do i usually fall asleep..and its never anything good on.
     
  8. Keenan

    Keenan Crippling Self Doubt

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    I use my TV for my PS3 and the internet on said PS3. :lol:
     
  9. UFORocks

    UFORocks Member

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    Im surprised how many people don't have cable TV. lol.


    Wow, maybe.... maybe I WILL be OK.
     
  10. metallicdistort

    metallicdistort Shite name.

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    We can't get cable in my area, instead the alternative is satellite. Freeview's good enough for me though. One day tv will become all but obselete when internet gets faster everywhere
     
  11. Caveman Ninja

    Caveman Ninja It's a carnival... of monsters!

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    We have a TV because it came with the flat but I only ever watch it for the football highlights and Christmas day... I'm too fucking busy to keep up to date with any shows...
     
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    Lordmoron The 2nd

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    if your TV has the potential to connect to the broadcast u have to pay for a tv licence, i had this problem in 1st year uni, i refused to pay for tv licence when i was just using my tv to play on ps2 n watch dvds, but i was still meant to pay a licence still because it has a socket where i cud plug an aerial in, never did pay for one lol
    We have freeview in the house now, but i rarely watch it, i just download films n tv shows, stick em on my external harddrive n watch em on big tv thru the ps3 :D
     
  13. UFORocks

    UFORocks Member

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    Well, since we didn't have any TV to watch my wife and I went for a walk down by the UofD. We stopped in a local music shop called Rainbow, I picked up two MSG and one Motley Crue for $10, and the wife got two Elton John records. I couldn't find any Iron Maiden though. Apparently the owner is a huge fan so none of them ever see the shelves. *shrug*.

    Not having cable is kinda liberating...

    ...

    Sucks that you all in the UK have to pay a licensing fee just to own a TV. Is it a regular tax or a one-time fee?
     
  14. metallicdistort

    metallicdistort Shite name.

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    We have to pay it once a year, it's about £100 each year
     
  15. MetallicSlayerDeth

    MetallicSlayerDeth Staring into your soul...

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    Is it safe to assume... Should I?...




















































    TEH INTERNETZ KILLED TELIVISHON
     
  16. metallicdistort

    metallicdistort Shite name.

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    It's like Video Killed The Radio Star, but better
     
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    Pablokers Huge Member

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    That Tv License thing sucks ass. In Spain we dont have any of that. I cant believe they make you pay 100 quid a year....Where does that money go though?
     
  18. metallicdistort

    metallicdistort Shite name.

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    It funds the BBC, who make amazing tv programs without adverts
     
  19. Caveman Ninja

    Caveman Ninja It's a carnival... of monsters!

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    To the BBC, who, to be fair, do make the best television programs, news reporting and generally have the highest standards of broadcasting. And no adverts. Almost worth £100 a year, though not quite...
     
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    Pablokers Huge Member

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    Oh I see. So instead of getting their money from adverts they make you pay 100 quid a year..... Youre quite right about the BBC though, they make great TV. The best in the world maybe. IMO
     

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