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    I really miss the old days of fast-clicking-channel-surfing. Take a half-second to ID and assess each channel and just keep going. I agree with Dave - I could skim through a whole whackload of channels faster that way than scrolling slowly through an on-screen tv guide.

    Oh well, those days are gone I guess. I know my nephews have no channel-surfing ability. They never developed the skill
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    I gave up on tv years ago...I simply could not find anything decent to watch. We are still cable/dish less and are happy that way. My 3 year old is always bugging me to go outside instead of watching tv...its great!

    We did however succumb to the itv which connects to Netflix for an occasional show, but even with the itv we cap out at about 3O min. Life is too short to live vicariously.

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    DVR and Netflix streaming is the way to go. Fast forward through the adds with the DVR, and can knock out a season at a time of a tv show with Netflix if you so choose.

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    I tried Netflix streaming on my Ipad, but everything I was even remotely interested in only came as DVD. Oh well, I get the Daily Show on the Ipad and a bunch of news channels, better than nothing...

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    I know this is sad, but I really miss the days when everyone in the country watched the same three channels for news before dinner. It may not have been true, but at least everyone shared the same reality.
    Of course, I still wonder how it was possible that I watched the fleet sailing out past Point Loma on its way to Diego Garcia, immediately before the end of the hostage crisis in Iran, and Walter Cronkite forgot to to mention it when I got home and turned on the TV . . .

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    Sounds familiar, even if I lived on another continent. We had 3 programs and there was more to see and learn than on the onehundredsomething channels I get out here on cable. Growing up in Germany, I remember when my Dad bought the first color TV - of course, to see the soccer world cup 1974 in color. When the games were on, there was a ghostly silence all over the cities because everybody was watching. Good times.

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    I haven't had cable or satellite for the past few years and I have no intention of signing up for TV service again. The occasional DVD and sometimes-more-than-occasional video online is enough. Hey, I wasted 45 minutes last night watching a documentary on YouTube recorded off the History Channel!

    As TV audiences get fractioned off with the increasing number of channels, no one network/channel has the revenue (existing or potential) to invest a lot in innovative or quality programming. Things have to be done on the cheap now, and it shows. Maybe there's still some good stuff out there, but at least the few times I go over to someone's place where they have a lot of channels I always have difficulty finding anything worth watching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    I tried Netflix streaming on my Ipad, but everything I was even remotely interested in only came as DVD. Oh well, I get the Daily Show on the Ipad and a bunch of news channels, better than nothing...
    Watch Mad Men

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delbert Ealy View Post
    ...but I spend more time watching the food network.
    Uh oh, be careful saying that around here

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