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  Reply # 1050669 21-May-2014 20:59
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Normally 2-3 hours. The news plus either one or two shows plus the occasional video podcast.

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  Reply # 1050701 21-May-2014 21:45
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Wow i may be the worst on here yet.  A typical day is Breakfast (TV1) for 1 to 1.5 hrs, Prime news followed by 3 News, Shortland Street and then sometimes Family Guy, American Dad, The Voice, Deal or No Deal before the News.  After these shows it's on to the PC shows currently watching House of Cards season 1 (1 or 2 episodes most nights) and The Following maybe 1 - 4 episodes a night.

If not these then it's a movie or two from my collection of stuff I've backed up over the years. 

I do admit I am a bit of a night owl and doesn't matter what time I go to bed I still only sleep a few hours mostly broken at that.  Falling asleep isn't the issue just can't stay asleep.

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  Reply # 1050707 21-May-2014 21:55
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probably 3 hours a night on average.
Like many others, it isn't live broadcast.




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  Reply # 1050709 21-May-2014 22:04
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depends on whether there is ice road truckers recorded

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  Reply # 1050795 22-May-2014 00:41
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garvani: Traditional TV - 0 hours a week. We don't have freeview or sky.

Netflix/Downloaded tv - typically one 45minute show a night. Sometimes 2 depending on the day of the week and what was just released.


What is this freeview/sky you speak of?
Sky keep sending me bills to pay, and they have this box in our lounge below the television? but i cant remember the last time someone turned it on.




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  Reply # 1050797 22-May-2014 00:47
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About 1 to 2 hours a day





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  Reply # 1050818 22-May-2014 07:02
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always have the tv on when cooking etc.  so the tv would be on for a good 6 to 7 hours a day, my sons watching kids shows for some of that time, ill be playing games for a lot of that time unless a show has come out that night.  

been watching a lot of house on netflix recently.  yesterday watched 2 episodes of house, 1 episode of supernatural and played about 3 hours of a game.

weekends its a lot less than that, tv wont go on until usually 7-8pm.

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  Reply # 1050873 22-May-2014 09:34
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Weeknights - 2 or 3 hours via non TV methods. This may include a movie
Weekends - around 5-6, depending on what I am doing

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  Reply # 1051062 22-May-2014 13:52
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It is probably a good thing that people here are still in the minority because if the practises here were the majority the whole concept of FTA TV would be changed quite drastically.

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  Reply # 1051210 22-May-2014 16:49

Very little. Zero broadcast TV - Grew up without reception & never got in the habit of stopping what I was doing to watch something when it wasn't convenient for me. Probably about 2-3 hours a week of downloaded or streamed content if/when I get around to it, usually while eating as I can't use my hands for interactive media when they're holding utensils. :) Will occasionally binge through seasons of things, mind. Prefer films to TV shows from a practicality standpoint as they can be merrily devoured in one sitting.




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  Reply # 1051260 22-May-2014 18:27
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I've got a RG6 installed to my room with a tv card in my PC but ...

Very little TV / stream or anything really.  15mins per week maybe; I don't watch the news.  If a nice documentary then I may watch that as a once off kinda thing.  I usually read books, read websites etc.  Parents have a IPTV (TVPAD) to watch foreign TV they are live or playback on demand for them maybe 5-8hr per day as they are retired.  We no longer pay Sky TV $60-70 a month - and we didn't get any Sky normal channels either, that would be even more costly.

I used to watch The Amazing Race, NZ Masterchef when Brett McGregor etc were on it but haven't now since that series.  Never really watched any series after CSI NYC with that David Carusol or whatever his name is.  When Rivers was on, or that show about NZ tourism and national parks I did but those types of shows haven't been on.  The last show I watched was maybe a few weeks ago, a documentary about Japan population slump on 3rd Degree.  Just haven't bothered to watch, Blacklist, NCIS, House, house renovation shows etc. 

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  Reply # 1051275 22-May-2014 19:11
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Jas777: It is probably a good thing that people here are still in the minority because if the practises here were the majority the whole concept of FTA TV would be changed quite drastically.


To be honest, I doubt I would miss it much.

FTA TV pretty much consists of ad-ridden dreck. Local content is banal twaddle, and overseas content is years old. Even with recording, unless I really want to see (which is very rare) it reaching for the remote every 7-8 minutes to get past the latest screaming interruption about the latest greatest sale is too much of a pain in the backside to make the experience worthwhile.

Some of the sky channels (History, Discovery, Comedy, Jones) aren't much better.

It always astounds me that, apparently, there are people who diligently sit through that drivel.


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  Reply # 1051486 23-May-2014 04:48
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Depends what's on. This time of year I'm between shows except Game of Thrones. So I'm watching once a week except to join my hubby to watch one of his to be social. Other times in full season swing I might spend a couple hours a night a few nights a week. I watched this season's House of Cards over two or three nights in a marathon.

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  Reply # 1051573 23-May-2014 10:07
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JimmyH:
Jas777: It is probably a good thing that people here are still in the minority because if the practises here were the majority the whole concept of FTA TV would be changed quite drastically.


To be honest, I doubt I would miss it much.

FTA TV pretty much consists of ad-ridden dreck. Local content is banal twaddle, and overseas content is years old. Even with recording, unless I really want to see (which is very rare) it reaching for the remote every 7-8 minutes to get past the latest screaming interruption about the latest greatest sale is too much of a pain in the backside to make the experience worthwhile.

Some of the sky channels (History, Discovery, Comedy, Jones) aren't much better.

It always astounds me that, apparently, there are people who diligently sit through that drivel.



The question is though if FTA went would you be willing to 'PAY' to watch TV? Because if the majority didn't watch adverts and/or downloaded everything then where will the revenue to produce TV come from?

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  Reply # 1051615 23-May-2014 11:03
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JimmyH:
Jas777: It is probably a good thing that people here are still in the minority because if the practises here were the majority the whole concept of FTA TV would be changed quite drastically.


To be honest, I doubt I would miss it much.

FTA TV pretty much consists of ad-ridden dreck. Local content is banal twaddle, and overseas content is years old. Even with recording, unless I really want to see (which is very rare) it reaching for the remote every 7-8 minutes to get past the latest screaming interruption about the latest greatest sale is too much of a pain in the backside to make the experience worthwhile.

Some of the sky channels (History, Discovery, Comedy, Jones) aren't much better.

It always astounds me that, apparently, there are people who diligently sit through that drivel.



We were reflecting on this last night. Since hooking up NetFlix, we find ourselves watching very little FTA TV. Excluding the news, I could probably count on one hand the number of FTA shows we watch per week. We used to lament the FTA off season over Summer, but it seems that this now extends all year.

NetFlix, OTOH, has been an absolute boon for us. We are voracious TV consumers, but only if the content is actually worth consuming. We're in the process of revisiting TV shows we never caught the first time around, and are currently working our way through The West Wing (pretty good show, but can get a little preachy and " 'murica!, Heck* yeah!" at times). We're also eagerly awaiting the new series of Orange is the New Black, which I believe is returning in June.

TV really seems to be going through a golden period at the moment, but only if you can get access to these quality shows. And many of these aren't being offered by our FTA Overlords here in New Zealand. Or if they are, they're being shown too far beyond their overseas screenings, which makes them a veritable spoiler minefield, especially if you have any level of online contact with people overseas.  


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