Times are a changing. There has always been a choice of what to watch on TV, but it’s recently got a whole lot bigger. Choosing what to watch no longer has to be a case of flicking through the few available channels to see what’s on. You can watch TV anywhere, all day, all night, out and about, whatever you like, whenever you like.
With this in mind, we asked you how you watch TV now. Do you take advantage of the variety now available, and are you using your smartphones and tablets to watch? What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of viewing ‘on demand’?
This may come as no surprise, but the biggest advantage to you of viewing on demand is to avoid the ads! In fact, some of you are pre-recording what you want to watch specifically for this reason. 1234 says “I have taken to recording virtually everything and watching when I want, partly for convenience but mainly because the amount of ads has reached ridiculous levels and I just can’t be bothered watching live anymore.” Other advantages of TV on demand and on the move are the ability to entertain children on long trips, downloading content to watch while away from home, ‘binge watching’ TV shows all in one go, and not having to wait until the next one, and catching up on missed episodes.
And then there are the disadvantages to viewing on demand. Well, what used to be free now has to be paid for, for example if bought through iTunes, and if it’s not, it’s still not free in that it uses up data allowance. GKS says “I did it once to watch a 1 hour programme and used up my entire monthly 1 gigabyte allowance in one go!”
So how about viewing on different devices? Although useful sometimes, on the whole, you think iPads and smart phones are too small, and spoil the viewing experience. According to Coco“it does not make common sense to me to ruin one’s eyes watching entertainment on teeny little screens when the alternatives are so much more enjoyable.” You would rather watch TV on a TV!
Last reply: 6th Nov 2018 /
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Posted by: Nicolo
Posted: 12th May 2014
I only ever watch shows on the actual tv, we have free to air. However I still watch around 5 hours of TV a day
Posted by: margaretjulia
Posted: 4th Feb 2015
Nicolo says: I only ever watch shows on the actual tv, we have free to air. However I still watch around 5 hours of TV a day
I agree with your comments. Free to air is fine. I do not see the point in paying for something that is freely available.
Posted by: shelle;)
Posted: 16th May 2014
Well where I live we can only get box office no normal chanels so it sucks if we want to watch normal shows but I watch tv about 3 times a day if I'm not occupied
Posted by: myrmale
Posted: 16th May 2014
I still sit at home to watch Fre-To-Air TV. It's mainly sport (AFL, V8 Supercars, Grand Prix) plus there are some shows like Resurrection and Bones that I like to keep up with. Foxtel keep bombarding me with offers but I wouldn't get the value for my dollar that they promote. If it's not free, then it's not for me :o)
Posted by: myrmale
Posted: 16th May 2014
I still sit at home to watch Free-To-Air TV. It's mainly sport (AFL, V8 Supercars, Grand Prix) plus there are some shows like Resurrection and Bones that I like to keep up with. Foxtel keep bombarding me with offers but I wouldn't get the value for my dollar that they promote. If it's not free, then it's not for me :o)
Posted by: tedimitr
Posted: 18th May 2014
I just watch programme television, no free to air gimmicks, just simple television. Has anyone switched to foxtel.. I'm curious if I should get it one day.. hmmm ?
Posted by: g00ba
Posted: 25th May 2014
I watch some free to air but mostly tend to download episodes and watch later on the laptop so I can pause when I need to without missing anything. I used to have my star on austar so if record everything and watch it later when the kids were in bed.
Posted by: natnaemama
Posted: 25th May 2014
My TV is always stuck on ABC 2/4 the kids seem more interested in TV than anyone else
Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 2nd Jun 2014
I watch T.V in the afternoon for about 1 hour before supper.
Posted by: Preeti
Posted: 3rd Jun 2014
I watch TV at night before bed for a hour
Posted by: dim
Posted: 14th Jun 2014
Preeti says: I watch TV at night before bed for a hour
I watch foxtel of a night and these are my prerecorded series that I have links with because of the HQ remote
Posted by: MelHaughey
Posted: 16th Jun 2014
i rarely watch tv i usually download things from online/watch them on my laptop streaming from online
We have recently got foxtel so I now watch lots on the food and lifestyle channels and while I make dinner I watch TV on the Mac computer on eye TV, for the news.
Posted by: Dirtysharps
Posted: 6th Nov 2018
I choose not to watch TV.
TV brainwashes You. It numbs us and creates a false image of reality and desensitises us.
Viewers are told what to eat, what to wear and how to live through subliminal messages in almost everything that is shown for example advertisments and even TV dramas and the news. Go outside and live life. Make your own choices, live life how u want to live it instead of following the latest trends dictated by TV and mainstream media.
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