We have 3 TVs. One in the living room, which has cable, and my dad uses, and two small freeview telly's in my mum's and my bedroom. None of us can stand each other's tv interests. At the moment, my mum can't use her tv, and my parents are driving each other stir crazy with their viewing habits.
I never had a TV and my children, now adults have many times told me that they notice the difference in their attitudes towards things. They have not been 'programmed' by advertising. They see things in an unbiased way and their concentration levels are way, way better than theur contemporaries. We have always found many other things to do with our time but that doesn't mean I blame people for just wanting to flop in front of the telly after a hard day. I can relax better with a book. We're all different.
Only one for us, and it only goes on once
a week for the kids on their special movie
night. They were turning into zombies
glued to the television before that. Now
they play a lot more and creativity has
crept back in.
We have quite a lot. There two for the whole family to share (one with pay TV and one set up for movies or DVDs). There's also TVs in most of the bedrooms, which are used for watching DVDs.
But despite having so many (often they came from family and friends - we didn't go buy this may) most of us don't actually watch TV that much. We'll flick it on if we're eating lunch at home, and Dad watches it to wind down after work, but the rest of the time, we do other stuff.
We have 3 in our house, but the one in our bedroom is rarely used. I personally couldn't live without my tvs and my shows. We also have 2 Tivos, which I couldn't live without know because so many of my favourite shows are on at the same time. It drives my family nuts that I can spend so much time watching TV, but that's my relaxation time. I watch pretty well anything (except crap like Big Brother!!! Can't stand it!!). I learn alot from watching TV, especially news, current affairs, docos etc. I agreed with lbowd. Why do people who don't want or have tvs in their homes so pretentious and righteous about their decision not to have one. That's their choice and I respect that and they should respect my choice for having them and enjoying them. Mandy E.
5 Tvs. Two in 2 bedrooms (42in), one (42in) in rumpus, one (27in) in kitchen and one (60in) in loungeroom. The kitchen one is placed opposite the bench where I prep food, so even if I'm cooking up a storm for hours, I can watch shows or news. All of our children are now adults, I don't believe in putting tv's in kids rooms. My husband and I enjoy every night catching up on our shows. That's our time. Btw, I grew up with no tv till I was 12.
Three. One for each member of the household. It's pretty disgusting to be honest. I only watch two half hour shows a day though. I always hoped to have no televisions. Maybe when we get our own place...