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Windows 7: Internet tops cable TV in subscriber numbers for the first time

21 Aug 2014   #11
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 

I don't really watch TV too often. At home, probably only a few times a year. Also don't have cable television beyond the free stuff that's piped in.

I primarily just watch the internet. Mostly YouTube and Netflix, both ad free (it's my internet and data being stored and streamed onto my devices after all). It's been this way for several years now. I can tell you one thing though: I don't miss TV. Well, all except for the commercials. They're fun to watch now and then to see how ridiculous they've become.

And believe it or not, I watched two Indian comedies last night on YouTube without subtitles. Didn't really need them to understand the gist of things with body language, vocal changes, and context. Still entertaining. Of course, I don't speak any Indian languages (Hindi, maybe?). Granted, a documentary or especially a speech likely wouldn't carry over as well.

This was one of them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EMVPMcuiv8

Also have unlimited and unthrottled data both at home and mobile.

My only hope is that my setup doesn't get messed up with non-net-neutrality, etc.


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21 Aug 2014   #12
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
I have both. When I want to watch movies or other entertainment I turn on my 50" DLP and surround sound system, make some popcorn sit in my lounger and relax and enjoy it. Can't stand watching stuff like that on my small 27" monitor and sitting in my computer chair. To each his own.

Jim

Hi there

All my TV "Online stuff" I can watch on a nice 60 inch TV by simply streaming it from computer to TV -- I'm not keen on watching a lot of TV on a computer either !!! I merely use the Internet as a means of obtaining content which can then be watched on the "appropriate" device. I agree a Lounger with a nice Glass of a decent drink beats watching on a small computer screen !!!.

Cheers
jimbo
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21 Aug 2014   #13
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 

My "TV" is my "monitor" for my primary home computer. 46 inch viewable as it is now. Might be looking to upgrade to a 60 inch one as text is difficult to read at 1080p, so Windows is currently set 1366×768. When I got the TV I have now (few years ago), it was more expensive than the comparable 60 inch one with a higher refresh rate is now.

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A little off subject here, but not so much in regards to streaming: In my opinion, Full HD (1920
×1080) is high enough for my needs. "4K" (really 4×HD) is pretty much useless other than taking up data, "bandwidth," and compute work needlessly.
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