I am in the midst of packing to move. I have decided *not* to get DirectTV when I move (and there really is no other way to get a TV signal). Thus, I will go without TV. This is not some crazy plan. As a matter of fact, there are a number of bloggers who have lately declared they are without TV.
This evening I packed the media PC. Hence, the “no TV” clock has started. Anyone taking bets on how long I will last ?
I have been in the drawn out process of selling my house. In the process, I have been culling my belongings. Last year, “the big stereo” went by-by. I now have a small table top iPod radio. It sounds great and does everything I want. The real TV went away last year and has been temporarily replaced with an old computer serving as a media server (complete with a Hauppauge TV tuner).
I’ve made the tentative decision to not resurrect the media computer once I move. It seems this is not a unique choice …
I have made the decision to go sans boob tube, although some have had odd reactions to such a decision, and that has been one of the more freeing decisions of my life. Once you undertake to reduce the amount of ?stuff? in your life, it?s cleansing.
Source: Chris, The Great Purge at Pensieri di un lunatico minore
a month it has indeed been since I arrived here in Maine, and I have yet to connect the DirecTV tuner I brought out with me up to one of the basic TVs we have up here. All that?s required is a $2 coax cable, but it simply hasn?t been a priority for me.
Source: Stephen, Kill Your Television at tecosystems
I want to use the time lost in front of the TV for a bunch of “personal growth” projects. I have a lot of old 35mm film and slides I want to digitally archive; I want to get more exercise and lose some weight; and I want to learn guitar. Time will tell if any or all of these get accomplished <pondering>.