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Wannabe Geek

  # 2311707 6-Sep-2019 12:14
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We have satellite Freeview (we are not in terrestrial range) and for the main channels we stream the HD versions


We record all our viewing, jump past adverts and watch nothing live.  A 30 or more minute delay is fine.

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  # 2311776 6-Sep-2019 14:18
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A mix of Plex, Netflix & YouTube.


Very little 'normal' TV although we do have Freeview. Got rid of Sky years ago.

Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu 20.04 - MX Linux 19


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Master Geek

  # 2312872 8-Sep-2019 12:48
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Never watch TV but stream Lightbox (poor to awful  quality), Netflix and Amazon streaming.  All NZ accessed via Smart Tvs - even went out and brought an LG TV so I could stream direct to TV on Lightbox in the vague hope it would work better after fixing various other issues but no, not noticeably better.    Amazon is very cheap but not a huge selection and Lightbox is free via Spark.

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Uber Geek


  # 2312874 8-Sep-2019 12:56
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I use Lightbox  but not for much, Netflix NZ, Amazon US and TVNZ OnDemand, Youtube  and now Spark's RWC.   Amazon is my main method. 



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  # 2312881 8-Sep-2019 13:14
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Stream everything now (100/20 fibre), and the few times I have gone back to watch anything via FTA the ads are too long and annoying to tolerate.


TVNZ, Netflix, 3Now occasionally, Lightbox.


Using Chromecast Ultra via Oppo HDMI-in to get best picture, and HT receiver for best sound.

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Uber Geek


  # 2313082 8-Sep-2019 16:00
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We haven't watched terrestrial tv in years. Didn't even bother with an aerial when we moved in 7 years ago. We had Sky only for the English football but that's now gone to Spark so we don't even have that these days.


Netflix, Lightbox, iplayer and occasionally Amazon give us everything we need, although I know my son is going to want Sky for the Euro football soon enough.

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  # 2313083 8-Sep-2019 16:02
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It's almost 2 years since I watched any form of 'live' TV.




The one thing I really do not miss is adverts. I really detest adverts on TV - especially every 10 minutes!!!!


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Ultimate Geek

  # 2313104 8-Sep-2019 16:13
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Stopped watching broadcast TV years ago.  Couldn't say exactly when if I'm honest.  I can say that I watched less and less TV as more and more "reality" TV started appearing.  Things like MAFS (know what it is never watched it), The Block, Celebrity Treasure Island, etc, etc just do not interest me at all.  Its cheap to produce, lowest denominator trash.  I don't get the appeal at all and yet people must watch bucket loads of it since the main channels don't seem to be able to get enough of it.


So when the likes of Netflix came along I started watching more TV than I had for a long time.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 2313105 8-Sep-2019 16:14
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In our house it's Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Lightbox, YouTube, ThreeNow, and TVNZ apps on our Chromecasts and/or laptop. The TV is on Freeview|HD in the mornings for breakfast TV, and sometimes on TV3 a Friday night. But, it's mostly streaming.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 2318426 16-Sep-2019 11:35
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Late thread addition - 99% streaming here.


Freeview DVBT receiver in the living room is occasionally used for watching TV News (Newshub) on live broadcast, but more often than not the TV is being used by the kids watching Youtube or Netflix via the XBox (or playing on it) so I wind up streaming the news with whatever device I can (Chromecasted from Laptop to TV in the bedroom, or on the desktop computer, or on my mobile). If i'm commuting, I listen to the newshub simulcast on broadcast radio. Am really glad for their simultaneous broadcast over multiple mediums.



Nice to have DVBT for 'live events' and very occasionally for FTA TV Movies if it's something we havn't seen.


But most of our media consumption is streamed.


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