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Poll: How many hours of television do you watch per day (on average)?
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Susana Galilea  Identity Verified
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I don't own a TV, by choice Jan 11, 2006

I have enough trouble ungluing myself from the computer screen, thank you very much...

Susana


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Magda Dziadosz  Identity Verified
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No TV, thank you Jan 11, 2006

I'm one of those who said goodbye to TV a few years ago. Never regretted it!

Cheers,
Magda


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Fred Neild  Identity Verified
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Future TV Jan 11, 2006

Well, I do hope I live to see the integration between the TV, the Internet, the iron, the fridge, etc. I wonder how will that change our lives.

I know this already exists, but it is not affordable for me at the moment.

I mean in a large scale.

I will sure increase my TV time this year during the World Soccer Cup in Germany! I find it an extremely amusing sports spectacle.

Fred


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Amy Williams  Identity Verified
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At the risk of being mauled... Jan 11, 2006

I admit to watching a couple of hours a day. While I do favour socialising/exercising/eating(!) over watching the TV I think it has an important part to play in keeping me up to date with the latest cultural/linguistic trends etc., especially in what can be such an "ivory tower" profession.

[Edited at 2006-01-11 19:22]


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Maria Rosich Andreu  Identity Verified
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I agree with Amy Jan 11, 2006

Last year I bought a fantastic new TV and I watch it almost every day. I find it is very useful to keep hearing not only my foreign languages, but also to keep up with how my own language evolves beyond my social circle. I also enjoy eating with the news and being up to date about how things are in the world - it is more superficial, but takes up a lot less time than reading the paper.

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diana bb  Identity Verified
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TV not found Jan 11, 2006

Have lived without TV for the last fifteen years.
When last year I had a momentary urge to get one, my nine-year-old daughter asked me, 'Do you REALLY need it?'

Regards,

Diana


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Elías Sauza  Identity Verified
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TV? Jan 11, 2006

The previous poll discussed the number of books read per month. I wish I had time to read a book for pleasure and not for watching TV. Contrary to Susana Galilea, I own a TV, but only because kids like to watch it (fortunately they read books as well).

Elías


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Lesley Clayton
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Another one with no TV Jan 11, 2006

I haven't had a TV for about 10 years but I do watch DVDs on the computer.

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Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
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Don't have a TV Jan 11, 2006

I don't own a TV, and have been tv-less for the past fifteen years or so.

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Susana Galilea  Identity Verified
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we're harmless, really :) Jan 11, 2006

Amy Williams wrote:
At the risk of being mauled...


I don't know what other non-TV owners have experienced, but I find it curious how so many people assume we're likely to have a belligerent or judgemental attitude with respect to this topic. In my case this is an absolutely personal choice, having no kids or roommates around me. If I had the strength of will to resist watching hour after hour of programming, I would consider having a TV as I can certainly appreciate its advantages. From past experience I know this is not the case with me, and I admire anyone who is able to resist the lure of the flickering screen. I decided long ago I preferred my silence, my music and my radio. These days I also enjoy watching documentaries and movies on DVD. I do miss my "Law & Order", but I suspect even that is available on DVD nowadays, should the mood strike for a binge

Susana


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Julio Torres
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Mexican TV Jan 11, 2006

TV programs in Mexico are awful...

Thank God! I don't have temptations. I only watch a few minutes some interesting programs (when I have enough time).


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Daniela Zambrini  Identity Verified
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no TV....but out of laziness! Jan 11, 2006

I haven't been watching TV for the last six or seven months, since my TV aerial collapsed during a windy storm (yes, it was one of those ancient aerials, nothing to to with satellite dishes or cable TV, more or less a museum piece...)

Out of sheer laziness (I'm a champion procrastinator in some domestic areas )I haven't had it fixed yet, and I'm still amazed that I don't miss it at all! That must be why I voted for over three books read per month during the previous poll.
I guess I'll have it repaired sooner or later but as Diana's young daughter said, do I REALLY need it?

Ciao, DZ


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Wouter van Kampen
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I listen (to the) TV Jan 11, 2006

Sitting with my back turned to the television set, keeping my eyes on my computer screen while diligently moving my fingers, I love to listen to TV5, the BBC or RTL5 (stock exchange and related topics).
Whenever I hear something really interesting I turn around to watch for a couple of minutes.
Translating is a lonely business, you see.

[Edited at 2006-01-11 21:26]


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Amy Williams  Identity Verified
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To TV or not to TV (eek)... Jan 11, 2006

Susana Galilea wrote:

Amy Williams wrote:
At the risk of being mauled...


I don't know what other non-TV owners have experienced, but I find it curious how so many people assume we're likely to have a belligerent or judgemental attitude with respect to this topic.


"Anti-TV" snobbery still exists in some circles. I'm certainly not implying that anyone here falls under that banner.

It's funny how "I don't have a TV/I don't watch TV" posts here far outweigh the "I watch TV" ones. People seem much happier to say that they don't have a TV/don't watch TV. Or maybe people with TVs are watching them now

I do miss my "Law & Order", but I suspect even that is available on DVD nowadays, should the mood strike for a binge

Susana


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