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christmas4477 03-30-2013 12:31 PM

No hope for TV anymore?
Let's be honest, other than the fact that you stream just about anything. TV is dead. I have given up on watching just about any sort of broadcast on the TV downstairs. The only reason i turn it on is to watch old eps of The Daily Show while I eat lunch. My old standbys, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network are such shadows their former selves that they disgust me now. Fred now has another annoying show on Nick and Annoying Orange is on CN. makes me want to shoot myself. I'll just stick to streaming and DVDs

Kanashimi 03-30-2013 12:34 PM

Re: No hope for TV anymore?
I haven't watched TV in years honestly... My TV isn't even hooked up to cable, which is fine by me at this point. When you have Hulu and everything else there's little point.

Zero Gravity 03-30-2013 12:49 PM

Re: No hope for TV anymore?
I have a television set up in my room, with a cable box, but the LAST time I watched it, was E3 2011.
The only thing I watch on TV is the Walking Dead, and I prefer to watch that on the big HD TV upstairs (The color and sharpness intensifies the gore :D).
I want to watch the Funimation channel, I really do. But my issue is with the description of the episodes. I have NO IDEA if it's the first, 2nd 3 or 15th episode, and I can't just START a series midway or an episode ahead. There are times where I mute the TV and turn on Toonami to support it, but thats as far as I go :|

If I want to watch something, I use either Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation or Netflix

MakiMaki 03-30-2013 02:08 PM

Re: No hope for TV anymore?
I completely agree with you Christmas. I haven't watched network TV in ages. I think the last time I watched anything was Blizzcon 2011 (yeah, yeah, I stupidly bought it to see the Foo Fighters concert at the end! XD).

Crunchyroll and Funimation have become my main sources of entertainment when I'm not working or messing with music on my bass.

With enough new anime being released season to season, I don't see myself ever going back to watching regular TV again...pretty much ready to can my sub to Directv (been a customer with them since 1996! LOL)

Cheflelouch 03-30-2013 11:01 PM

Re: No hope for TV anymore?
Well for me the only reason for me to see TV is ether for my dad watching new on the TV on the kitchen. Or my mom soup operas on TV at diner with the family

Other than thatI have Netfilx, crunchyroll, and FUNimation as my source of stream,

Siege 07-16-2013 12:14 PM

Re: No hope for TV anymore?
I think TV will die around the time radio does, which is probably not going to be very soon. It serves a very specific purpose. For the most part, it fulfills the role of the familiar, which is comfortable. We like to put it on and watch the reruns sometimes. Much like radio; sure you'll hear Bohemian Rhapsody for the 5000th time, but it fills a need that listening to the latest albums doesn't. You sit back and listen to a song you've heard before in your car (or even online, hint).

TV isn't going anywhere anyway since it provides a flood of new content at a reasonable price. When Netflix reaches the point where it can produce all its own content and draw subscribers away from cable, then it might have a chance to completely overthrow TV.

Kayarath 07-17-2013 09:55 PM

Re: No hope for TV anymore?
TV is going digital in many respects.

Kanashimi 07-18-2013 04:19 PM

Re: No hope for TV anymore?
I don't even have my TV hooked to cable. I haven't for a few years. Most of my intake of shows can be gotten from Hulu and anime has various outlets. For anime fans it's really difficult to justify the cost of a TV cable plan.

On the other side of the coin, it's perfectly acceptable for families or the older generation. I don't think TV is going anywhere either, just changing. If you want me to be honest I think radio will outlive traditional TV since radio made more advanced changes before television started to revolutionize itself and make a more to other platforms (like streaming, digital, etc).

Siege 08-06-2013 11:12 AM

Re: No hope for TV anymore?
It's important to remember that a majority of TV is being funded specifically to air on television (even if a lot of people watch it streaming later).

Until we get a real, working alternative way to get high-quality shows made, TV isn't going anywhere.

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