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Last Week I found out I am a "Zero TV" Person. A "Zero TV" Person is someone who does not watch any TV, either broadcast or Pay-TV (That's Cable/Satellite/Telco for those of you in Rio Linda)
10 % of these people don't have a TV, and most likely never will. The other 90% (Which I'm in) Have a TV Set, but to not use it to tune in to any show, but instead use it to play games and/or watch something on home video. My question is, are any of you "Zero TV" persons?
 

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I suspect that there are very few "Zero TV" people, maybe only one, that choose to post in a forum that is dedicated to discussing high definition television programming. Since, by definition, they have not seen or have any interest in the programs being discussed.
 

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Originally Posted by earletp  /t/1470368/are-any-of-you-a-zero-tv-person#post_23255114


I suspect that there are very few "Zero TV" people, maybe only one, that choose to post in a forum that is dedicated to discussing high definition television programming. Since, by definition, they have not seen or have any interest in the programs being discussed.

Hey, I do watch HD Programming, but not via "Appointment TV". If I have posted in the wrong forum feel free to move it to the appropriate forum.
 

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When I was young and into music, I owned a TV but rarely watched it. When I got into TV broadcasting I didn't own a TV at all, but due to the nature of my job I sort of had to get one. Now I watch a lot of TV programming.


The way I see it, television is neither good nor bad. It's all about the content. I wouldn't be particularly proud of being "Zero TV" if that meant being ignorant of news and current events. At least I have something to show for my eyestrain other than the ability to to blow up computer generated images.
 

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Originally Posted by borntocoast  /t/1470368/are-any-of-you-a-zero-tv-person#post_23255168


Hey, I do watch HD Programming, but not via "Appointment TV". If I have posted in the wrong forum feel free to move it to the appropriate forum.
I agree with earletp. Based on your TV "usage," it seems rather inane to participate in a forum dedicated to current TV programs. You can't relate to us and we certainly can't relate to you, so why are you here?



There must be another forum that would serve your interests better, but I don't hang out in those forums so I (we?) wonder why you're hanging out in this one. I've seen your posts in other threads in the HD Programming section and have ofter wondered, "WTF?"


It seems to me that you are vastly underutilizing your TV (hopefully not TVs... plural).



P.S. Before I hit "submit," I saw Speed Daemon's post. He hit the nail squarely on the head in his second paragraph.
 

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Originally Posted by borntocoast  /t/1470368/are-any-of-you-a-zero-tv-person#post_23255168


Hey, I do watch HD Programming, but not via "Appointment TV". If I have posted in the wrong forum feel free to move it to the appropriate forum.
I was responding based on your stated definition "Zero TV" = playing games, watching home videos, to not use it to tune in to any show, or don't even own a TV.


After some research, if you had used the Nielson definition, the ones credited with coining the term, "Zero TV households" are those that get their programming from non-traditional sources such as the internet and cell phone connections, it would be a different discussion.

Much more like the cord cutting discussions already ongoing, I suspect.
 

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If you still watch programming that is a production of network or cable then you still watch television. Not utilizing a tuner does not mean you watch "zero television". The only thing that's different is the viewing source.


It's like saying "I don't watch movies" just because you don't go the cinema but still watch major release movies at home.
 
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Here is a good website about TV Free homes. I was mostly TV free before MeTV came to our area as a free OTA channel. I also watch football on the weekends. But the commercials and the amounts of them today are horrible.
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Nielsen adapts to track 'TV-free' homes

Ratings firm says number of 'cord-cutters' has doubled to 5 million since 2007


Some people have had it with TV. They've had enough of the 100-plus channel universe. They don't like timing their lives around network show schedules. They're tired of $100-plus monthly bills.


A growing number of them have stopped paying for cable and satellite TV service, and don't even use an antenna to get free signals over the air. These people are watching shows and movies on the internet, sometimes via cellphone connections. Last month, the Nielsen Co. started labelling people in this group "Zero TV" households, because they fall outside the traditional definition of a TV home. There are 5 million of these residences in the U.S., up from 2 million in 2007.


Winning back the Zero TV crowd will be one of the many issues broadcasters discuss at their national meeting, called the NAB Show, taking place this week in Las Vegas.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2013/04/08/business-nielsen-ratings.html
 

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Hey, I do watch HD Programming, but not via "Appointment TV". If I have posted in the wrong forum feel free to move it to the appropriate forum.

You are most definitely in the wrong forum with this thread, and have been told so elsewhere for posting that you only watch DVDs.


So do you have a BD player or not, and do you watch BDs? If not then you're not watching HD Programming. If you do, this forum is where you belong.
 

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Originally Posted by VisionOn  /t/1470368/are-any-of-you-a-zero-tv-person#post_23257468


If you still watch programming that is a production of network or cable then you still watch television. Not utilizing a tuner does not mean you watch "zero television". The only thing that's different is the viewing source.


It's like saying "I don't watch movies" just because you don't go the cinema but still watch major release movies at home.
But he's still posting in the wrong forum because this is dedicated to current shows/programming, not stuff that comes out on video/DVD/Blu-ray months or years later.
 

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^^^^^


This forum is for the discussion of HDTV programming. Broadcast, DSS and cablecast. There are other sections for disc and streaming. This area is for those who DO view HD programming via Broadcast, cable or DSS to discuss that programming.
 
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