I think I know way too many of the references in this video. And I feel fine.
(YouTube link if you can’t see the above embed.)
Seriously though, how many people watch TV these days. At least in the traditional way of sitting in front of an actual television picking up broadcast or cable stations?
(Hat tip to Neatorama.)
Until next time...
14 thoughts on “It’s the End of TV as We Know It”
I enjoyed the Macintosh 1984 commercial end.
Um…Ben and I do!
The Husbear still does as well. Everything I watch is via my computer/the Internet.
I have a nice TV in my living room. The only time I use it is to stream something off the PS3. My roommate uses it way more than I do, and that’s just for Netflix and games.
Any shows I want to watch I do on Hulu (shhh… or Megavideo).
I’m the same way. The TV has become more a large computer monitor now than an actual receiver of old.
I am all for ending TV.
As long as it doesn’t mean porn goes away.
All it does is reminds me how annoying that REM song can be at times.
I don’t watch anything live… I tape everything, which is good on one hand, but then you realize that you’re just watching more TV, because you can get more in without watching the commercials. I get really annoyed when I can’t rewind or pause a show… and I feel claustrophobic when I have to watch a show live.
I despise “live” television, because of the commercials. Evil, evil things.
I can’t remember the last time I watched something broadcast straight to the screen. I’ve had a TiVo for so many years that I can’t imagine not having the ability to choose a program, to pause, instant-replay,skip forward, etc.
I’ve kept a TiVo and DVR out of the house for that reason, actually. I think with those, we’d just end up watching more stuff than before! And now that we can pretty much find anything we want to see online….
Fritz and I use the TV for regular network programming and for viewing DVDs and video tapes from our library. Since we do not let television dominate our lives, if we miss a show, then we miss it. We don’t have lots of recording gear. Our small list of must-sees includes BBC News, Washington Week in Review, Local/Regional News, Big Bang Theory, and we sample what’s on Logo every now and then.
I haven’t sat down in front of TV show I loved since Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Now I just download everything I want to watch.