How much TV do you watch a week?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by supercooled, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. supercooled macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    Guys, I have to be honest and say that you guys have an insatiable appetite for TV content. I sort of understand the need for a large library of music but that's because music is truly timeless (the good stuff anyway). Apart from some classic movies and tv series, I don't see how you guys can keep so many of your collection going and going like the energy bunny. You'll probably watch it once or twice a year; is that worth the effort?
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    I don't watch actual TV anymore–anything I do watch is from my computer, whether it's hooked up to the television or hooked up to my computer monitor. No commercials, HD quality, and I can watch it when I please. That is why I like having a collection of TV shows/movies as well as music.
  3. ceehjayem macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2006
    I probably watch about 2 hours a day. This is usually before I go to sleep, I just watch reruns of sitcoms or something.
  4. bobbleheadbob macrumors 6502a


    Feb 6, 2007
    How much TV do I watch?

    Too much. Way too much.
  5. MikieMikie macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    Newton, MA
    If I understand your question, I think there are some classic TV shows that can be watched multiple times a year (but few of them). The idea is to have them available at your fingertips -- to not have to go through your DVDs -- and to browse through them to see what, if anything, strikes your fancy. I, too, have had trouble with the large number of borderline TV that I see in people's libraries. And that's the definition of what makes a horse race.

    It's also instant gratification taken to the extreme. Personally, I have only two TV shows available, but around 150 movies. In addition, I have about 250 cartoons (ripped and cataloged as TV shows). Accessibility is the key.

    At any one time, in addition to my constant library, I'll have 25 time-shifted rentals available (that get deleted as soon as they're watched). If I discover one (like the small miracle "Across The Universe") that I want to own, I'll go out and buy it.
  6. kjr39 macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2004
    Anymore I watch very, very little TV and most of what I watch are movies that I've seen before.

    For example, last night I sat down with my wife and tried to find something to watch on TV and there was just nothing I was interested in seeing. So, we turned on the ATV and searched through until we agreed to watch Spy Game. 30 minutes later, we decided that it was time for bed.

    My Xbox had replaced my TV in providing me entertainment.
  7. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    I guess about 10 hours, most of its crap though with FreeView.
  8. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    I average about one hour of actual broadcast/cable TV per week. I do watch several movies in the same period.

    A long time ago, I got a summer job and didn't see a television for three months. When I returned to civilization and sat down in front of a TV, I lasted about 10 minutes before I had to turn it off. I've never really recovered :)

  9. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    What's TV? :)

    I don't watch a whole lot. Usually just some sports and a couple PBS programs I like.
  10. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    We don;t even own a TV here. :) Freeview was what killed it for us. Before, there were 4 1/2 channels, and it only took a few seconds to scan them. With Freeview, there's 60 channels of sheer crap, and the effort to scan them and dig out something worth watching is just too much. (That and having a baby too)

    This is not a general dig at Freeview; there's the same amount of quality tv as before - it's just so much harder to find it.

    We mostly watch films now on the laptop or on the projector. Have about 50 DVDs and thats growing pretty fast.

    Sometimes watch Youtube or SeeHear (a sign language program) on BBC iPlayer.
  11. rico33 macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2008
    Couple of hours, roughly 20 a week, most of it sports. ESPN, etc.....but try to avoid reality crap.
  12. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Don't own a cable subscription. The only TV show I watch is Battlestar Galactica. I own some movies and anime/television series that I like and will occasionally watch, but not even enough to fill half a shelf. Most of my TV-based entertainment is video game-related, and even that I only play maybe once or twice a week for an hour or two. My main avenue of entertainment is the Internet (interaction with distant friends) and music. Oh God, music. :)
  13. andypress macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2003
    Buffalo, NY
    I have one of my Apple tvs in the common room of our suite here at school; it probably gets around 12 hours of use between the roomates and random people that stop by to watch 1.5tb of stuff. We managed to watch all four seasons of Entourage in four days and all 11 seasons of South Park in a week.

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