The question has to be asked, what DO you watch on the television?

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  1. The DATeam

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    Sat at home last night and I thought "let's see what's on the television tonight". After scrolling through the dozens and dozens of Freeview and Freesat channels, the answer was, nothing. There are over a thousand threads, on the Forum about satellite dishes, which Astra satellite to scan for, manual or auto seeking, etc. etc. So what is there to watch on television that justifies spending hundreds, or even thousands, of pounds on a satellite dish and all that goes with it. Is it boys toy syndrome, all this satellite thing, or am I missing something.

    PS we don't have and aerial on our Motorhome.
     
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  2. Jim

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    I have to admit of being an emmerdale fan as remember watching it when I was at school and it was emmerdale farm with Annie and jack and joe sugden. Not obsessive though and if I miss it it's not difficult to work out what has gone on!

    I quite like things like the davina McCall programme that was on the other night or bear grylls stuff.

    You are right though about nothing on ..... I call the TV the box in the corner with 500 programmes of nothing to watch!
     
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    We use ours for watching stuff we have downloaded or direct from tv recordings so it's at a time to suit us.
    We sometimes watch stuff as it shows, but even then as we can pause, rewind and then fast forward it's rarely watched as it's broadcast.
    That's the beauty of modern tvs and associated kit it's there at your convenience.
    If I spot an upcoming show or series I set series record, often not watching any of it until the full set is available.

    Lin :)
     
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    I tend to watch the Capital Radio picture. ;) We don't watch much TV at all and if we do it is a few Sky TV programmes, so when we are away, the TV is used for the Radio to save the Cab Battery.(y)
     
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    Haven't had a tele for years.
    Don't miss it.
    Watch occasional films on laptop, dvds.
    When we do see it we are thankful we are without!
     
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    Live footy and...

    JJ :cool:
     
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    A Place to Call Home on BBC2 .. drama
    Any Thrillers or good detective ... hooked on Happy Valley at the moment.
     
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    ... live footy.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Pompeii should be on tonight. Looks good

    EDIT
    Yes BBC1 HD 21:00
     
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    Snap (except for the aerial - it was there when we bought the van).
     
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    Historical dramas ,historical documentaries,.midsomer murders and muss marbles . Sad I am ..Roy
     
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    Absolutely nothing on the telly!!!

    We are abroad most of the year so record stuff mostly on Filmon which allows me to record 4 hours at a time before downloading, problem is we only watch about 1 1/2 hrs a night so now have somewhat of a backlog.

    The 'nothings to watch' that I have stored:
    River, full series
    Young Montalbano
    Churchill's Secret
    One Child
    Sea Cities
    Sherlock
    Royal Cousins at War
    Grand Tour of Scotland
    American Railway Journeys
    Law and Order UK....lots
    Timewatch....various
    .................. lots more

    but of course there is nothing to watch:)

    Still can't be a****d messing about with a satellite dish though!
     
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    Same as us.
    As soon as we get over the channel no more tv till we get back, I will admit I sometimes find a bar with a tv if there's some footy on(y)
     
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    Was it good last night? :whistle::D
     
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    Every result we could have asked for(y)(y)(y);)
     
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    Not as good as Sunday City players were tired after polishing the medals all night(y)
     
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    All is right in (my) world when Emmerdale and Corrie are on --- switch off brain and therefore the worry button.
    Any comedy Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo. On Live at the BBC last night, 2 brilliant stand ups, one a British-Pakistani Muslim who could laugh at himself, the second an American Jew. If the world laughed more, there'd be less strife.
    Any good drama but not historical --- Happy Valley, Line of Duty, Last tango in Halifax etc.
    NO reality crap or decorating / DIY though I do like George whats his name , Small Spaces guy.
    And the Big Bang Theory is my specialist subject on Mastermind.
     
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