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#1 of 2 Old 04-28-2008, 06:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I would be perfectly content with no TV in my life - the internet, unfortunately, provides me with all the media input i really want or need in my life.

my dd (just 7) has always had her brain completely sucked out whenever the TV is turned on - it's frightening, actually - so i've been pushing extremely limited TV for years, but dh has always been the block to complete tv-freedom (major cnn, history channel, etc. junkie).

but, totally flabbergasting me yesterday, he says, "when we move i'd be fine with not hooking up the cable."



thinking about it today, though - i think i'll broach the conversation tonight about why not now? we probably won't be moving til mid to late summer, so that's a few hundred dollars we could save!

how do most of you manage media? we're thinking we'll keep the tv for the dvd player, for movie nights here and there - and dh and i would probably continue watching lost online after the kids are asleep. where do most of you fall on the degree of media exposure?
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Well, DD is only 17 months so we haven't had to deal with or face a lot of the TV issues. We were completely w/out a TV for almost a year, but recently just got one so I could start working out again. But we have no reception whatsoever. I think when DD gets a little older, maybe around 5, we will have family movie night once or twice a month. And DH & I have picked up a few movies from the library since bringing a TV back into our lives. Mostly, we are trying to keep DD away from the marketing, which is really what it's all about. And of course there are all of the billion other reasons we want to keep DD away from TV, but the marketing is the biggest one for us.
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