TV or Internet - what do you think ?

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TV or Internet - what do you think ?

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TV . entertaining or simply boring ?

OK, i admit i haven't watched much TV in recent years except in Hotel Rooms. The most boring i found was this constant repetition of news that often enough showed a single perspective to issues that interested me. The Internet on the other hand was delivering tons of different perspectives to an issue which helped me to find something that was hidden between the lines more often than not.

Regarding Movies on TV i found the american Block Busters the .worst because of it's constant flow of violence. Certainly this must have an effect on how viewers see the real life. Few TV channels deliver a balanced picture on global News. Al Jazeera for example.

What's your view on this subject ?
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I only watch tv when I am in a room where others are watching. The Internet provides lots of views but also a lot of bullshit. Al Jazeera, like all big media channels, is bias too. Al Jazeera belongs to Qatar, a country where human rights are not existent. Look under which conditions the workers, who come from poor countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, India and others, build the infrastructure for the World Cup.

Movies and series are just another branch of mass manipulation. I have to admit I watch some series.
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Cable TV is almost,, or soon will be ,,,, a thing of the past. They put on programs , propaganda and news that they want you to watch . With the internet you can get most of those tv programs and more and you watch what you want to watch.
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Do you want fake news or twisted news?
No (mainstream) news is the best option
You'll hear about stuff that really affects you by word of mouth, unless you're a hermit

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So you only watch rom-coms? There's not a whole hell of a lot going on that doesn't have violence in it. I'm trying to think of something I have watched recently. Netfux has a lot of detective shows on it, do they count? Live tv's ok for sports. Anything else you can find on the internet. Except the rugby, it seems that no fucker streams the rugby.
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I have cable but I never watch it. Well if something hugely newsworthy happens I'll switch on BBC World or CNN.

Mostly I watch the ABC News Channel (AU) on their Youtube stream, and sometimes I watch some live channels streams on Kodi. Everything else I still download torrents for.
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I have cable and an android TV MI Box with 1T HD for internet also I use torrents to DL movies and TV series that interest me or for the kiddies
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Everything is now internet. If I ever watch TV its only Itunes or Netflix, and You Tube. Otherwise, its my laptop. Cable is dead isn't it?
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@cptrelentless

There is a site called acrossthetasman that records pretty much all games for download - it it wont let you join I may have invites

Otherwise for $20 a month look at rugbypass.com which has most games live and you can also stream on demand - very good quality service
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