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TV Or The Internet? ... If You Had To Choose One
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thoughtprocess
Jun 26, 2009
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thevenerablerob
Jun 28, 2009
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One thing with the internet is that you can't snuggle up with your wife/girlfriend or family for a family movie or quality entertainment. I think I would miss that. You can only watch it individually (or uncomfortably) unless you get a projector and screen...

 
jonjax71
Jun 27, 2009
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I am a Baby Boomer- TV generation. I recall when there was only B & W TV in the 1950s and the onset of color TV in the early 60s, remote conrol when it was wired to the set. I recollect rabbit ears-in fact until 3 weeks ago I was still watching a Panasonic 1970s astronaut space color TV with rabbit ears in the garage and back yard while doing chores, I am contemplating buying a converter so I can still use it because it still works perfectly.

Anyhoooooooooo, I also remember the onset of cable TV in the late 70s, wireless remote control, video games, sat dishes and now plasma and HD TV. I seperate TV from the net, I use this format for entertainment, education, research, communication and forums like this one. I continue to watch TV for the programs I like-past and present on the myriad of channels I have on my cable system

I don't dump previous formats in good working condition because there is something new, I still have records and a phonograph next to my CDs and CD player, I still have a VHS player and tapes next to my DVDs and player, 2 rotary phones in addition to touch tone land phones and a cell-no I phone or Blackberry-they don't interest me

It will be 10 years or more before TV broadcasting and sets as we know them will cease to exist and the net and TV-radio become one entity. so since I am approaching 60yrs young I have no concerns about changing my life style, however I realize I am in the minority

 
jonjax71
Jun 28, 2009
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For a classic cartoon buff like you(and me)
check out this magnificent cartoon web site if you are not aware of it already, History, episodes, studios, clips, rarieites et al contemporary cartoons and animation too

The Cartoon Database

http://www.bcdb.com/

 
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thoughtprocess
Jun 26, 2009
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The Internet without a doubt. I have no use for a TV anymore. I haven't watched more than a few hours in the last year; besides Jeopardy and The Soup. Any shows that I want to watch can be found on the Internet sometimes only a few hours after they air on television. I am pretty much an Internet addict. The good thing is with the Internet you are not forced to choose between mostly mindless content. If you feel like reading about history, science or any other subject you can just type it right into Google or some other search engine. The Internet is really a great thing. So much information is right at our fingertips.

The two platforms are merging anyway. In the future there will probably be no such thing as a television that just shows television shows. They will probably be one in the same.

 
frankiej4189
Jun 26, 2009
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Last i checked, i cant get Internet on my TV. But i can get almost any show/movie both past and present on my computer screen with the right programs downloaded.

 
ryvius
Jun 27, 2009
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I remember watching movies that had recently come out and other videos regarding to other specific subjects I wish to watch. So, the TV is needless in my life for now.

 
thevenerablerob
Jun 27, 2009
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I only watch TV for the cartoons (yeah, I'm still a huge cartoon buff - or was, until the graphics artists became totally lame. You should see the cartoons they put out these days. Not the classic batman, Scooby Doo or Superman style CGI. Instead they've got terrible drawings...), Mythbusters, the hockey game, football (two can can never get online) and Jeopardy.

However, the internet, as some of you have mentioned, provides many of the movies you may like to watch, anyway. It's got shows you might never see on television becaue they're only on cable or Satellite or certain channels that you're not willing to pay for etc. The internet has gaming sites, debate clubs, historical rpg's and endless valuable content. Yes, its got its flaws (such as viruses, hackers, internet stalkers, fishers and pornography), but the TV also has flaws. They balance out in this way with all of the good of the internet, like Thoughtprocess said - history, science, English, bills that can be paid automatically, Ebay and endless others completely tipping the balance.

 
jonjax71
Jun 30, 2009
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Outstanding point because I am a huge proponent of the "snuggle factor"

 
valval
Apr 19, 2010
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You can watch tv on the internet now a days!

 
valval
Apr 19, 2010
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You can watch tv on the internet now a days!

 


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