I never considered us to be tv-free, but I guess we kind of are. We own 2 (very old) tvs and one vcr and a dvd player. We watch videos occasionally, but the dvd player is mostly used for CDs (no cd player). I've gotten some VERY odd comments about our lack of tv.
1) You have a 4 year old and don't have NOGGIN!? How do you entertain him? (FTR I don't even know what noggin is, I had to look it up
2) (time warner sales rep after I told him we were plenty happy without cable) Oh well I guess there are a lot of good shows on the regular channels. Me: Oh we don't get reception either Him: (eyes bug out of head) Really!? Wow. Um, what do you DO!?
3) I don't know how you live without TV, your house is just too quiet!
I find it quite funny. I used to have cable but I'm not much of a tv watcher. If there's something I really want to watch I have my mom set her DVR and I'll go there and watch it. DS doesn't have TV at his dad's house either, but they do have a dvd player and a Wii. His grandma doesn't have tv either (she baby-sits him and so he's there a lot). They watch religious videos sometimes.
I find it so odd that so many people feel dependent on tv!
I have a lot of respect for those of you that don't even own a tv. I don't use videos as a babysitter at all, but sometimes it is nice to pop one in so I can get the kiddo to let me read a book for a half hour.