Do You Pay To Watch T.V.?

@cupoftea (714)
United States
January 29, 2007 11:00am CST
do you have cable or sattelite or just plain old anttenna? I have plain old anttenna and it suits my family just fine, some times we cant decide what to watch. If nothing is on that night we watch a video or listen to music. I cant see paying for tv.
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22 responses
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Oh the days of free tv are long gone for us. I remember when we lived on a hill and could get a couple channels with an anttenna but not here. We cant get a thing without cable or sattelite. We have dish network and we have the family pack that is $19. even that is expensive I think.
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@cupoftea (714)
• United States
29 Jan 07
no thats not bad at all. I have a few friends that have to have that because they just cant get any channels were they live
• Australia
7 Feb 07
I have the plain old antennae, but I also have cable, but the kids get to watch it more than I do.
@cupoftea (714)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I think if we got cable or sattelite my husband and I would be watching it way more than the kids.
@lameran (1148)
• Indonesia
7 Feb 07
I'm at home only using a old antenna televison, it's free and allready many channel, we often get confuse allready which program should we saw (maybe arround 9 channels television), I can't imagine using paying televison like cable or satelite, there hundreds channel, may be it will be great for someone that not working and watch televison all the time.
@cupoftea (714)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I feel the same way. Sometimes we just cant decide what to watch at night.
@raj_74 (48)
• India
2 Feb 07
i have a paid cable connection. they charge us 4$ per month. though we have plenty of channels at our disposal, frankly speaking its crazy as at the end of the day we watch nothing properly. though i love the good olden days of antenna where we used to sit in front of the tv and perhaps enjoy wht was dished out. now a days we surf over all channels only in dissatisfaction. well anyway u ejoy wht u luv most
@cupoftea (714)
• United States
5 Feb 07
wow $4 a month thats great. I wish I could get that
31 Jan 07
We have a dish. We would be paying even if we had the old antenna. Good old BBC! We pay for Sky and we pay for the BBC license. So it is a double whammy. In a few years time everything is going digital. So, if you just have an antenna, you won't be watching tv. They can't even guarentee that everyone will have a signal. So much for progress. Those that don't have a dish now, will have to either get one or get a freeview box. If we don't pay for cable tv/dish, then you only have 5 channels to watch. At least till 2009 when we go digital.
@cupoftea (714)
• United States
5 Feb 07
wow that kinda sucks
@lols189 (4797)
29 Jan 07
i have got sattelite, its much better than watchin the plain old antennna
@jsae29 (1122)
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
I have been a cable subscriber for almost 12 years now.Our family like watching movies and it is more expensive to buy or rent CDs that's why our family decided to subscribe to cable tv.
• United States
8 Feb 07
we have satellite cable. Its expensive but I love having the option of so many different channels and now I am in love with the DVR option ( like Tivo). Now there is always something to watch!
@tellus (1442)
• Finland
7 Feb 07
i have 5 movies channels which i pay for
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
I really widh to have a cable connected in our apartment. The problem is its very expensive and I can't afford it for the meantime.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I cant see it either but my husband wants the sports channel so we have cable. And I hate my cable service if there was another one around I would definetly switch.
@00fear (3216)
• United States
7 Feb 07
we pay $55 for our tv. we have satellite, and we watch all the shows we couldnt watch with the antenna. well, we had to get the satellite because we live in a city that dont get good connection with the antenna and so my dad told my brother to call directv.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I have satelite ,i can.t get much with a antenia....I don,t have movie channels but if i want to watch a movie I can watch pay preview
• United States
6 Feb 07
I fear I must pay for television. I live in the mountains and an antenna would give you nothing but snow. The TV stations are all very far away. The same goes for radio, i listen to internet radio. i call that pay cuz i pay for the cable connection that puts me on the internet to recieve the signal.
@raisushkr (1399)
• India
4 Feb 07
ya i have to pay abt 200 rs for watcing tv .very few free sites these days
• Australia
3 Feb 07
I used to have pay tv until I made a query about my bill and found that I was overcharged on more than one occassion....so I had it disconnected! Then, I discovered internet tv! I paid a one-off fee of $29.95 us. & I can watch over 200 channels (more added every month) and I have it for the life of the downloaded program. I find that if I'm bored with free-to-air I can sit at my computer and flick through till I find something I'm interested in & I can still check out myLot & surf at the same time! I like the idea of being able to multi-task!
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
We have a cable that's being paid monthly. It is because of my son. He wants to watch cartoons. If only for me, regular tv program is ok. But I am thinking for others. And it is much more expensive if I buy tapes of cartoons.
@kiran213 (35)
• Saudi Arabia
31 Jan 07
yeah!.. i do have satellite..
@lameran (1148)
• Indonesia
30 Jan 07
^^ .. I only have plain old antenna television ... trying to install a cabel tv .. but the internet link still can't access my house ... than I prefer wait for the internet connection to be able access my neighbour hood ....
@unisis (1674)
• Indonesia
30 Jan 07
my family tv use the plain antenna we do not use parabolic antenna so we do not pay for watching the tv