How do you watch TV these days?

Fed up talking videogames? Why?

Which of the following do you regularly use?

Freeview
24
9%
Sky
19
7%
BT TV
4
2%
Virgin Media
7
3%
Amazon Video
31
12%
Apple TV
2
1%
Netflix
51
20%
Now TV
16
6%
YouTube
38
15%
BBC iPlayer
31
12%
ITV Player
11
4%
All 4
18
7%
Kodi
8
3%
 
Total votes: 260
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PostRe: How do you watch TV these days, have you "cut the cord" yet?
by <]:^D » Thu May 31, 2018 7:03 pm

i couldve sworn i chose multiples when i did the poll - did i imagine it? :shifty:

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by Zellery » Thu May 31, 2018 7:05 pm

<]:^D wrote:i couldve sworn i chose multiples when i did the poll - did i imagine it? :shifty:

I clicked Now TV expecting to be able to carry on and it went straight to the results.

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by <]:^D » Thu May 31, 2018 7:05 pm

weird im sure i selected a few

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PostRe: How do you watch TV these days, have you "cut the cord" yet?
by Zellery » Thu May 31, 2018 7:06 pm

<]:^D wrote:weird im sure i selected a few

Maybe I messed up somehow. :slol:

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by NickSCFC » Thu May 31, 2018 8:00 pm

Zellery wrote:
<]:^D wrote:weird im sure i selected a few

Maybe I messed up somehow. :slol:


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by Hime » Thu May 31, 2018 8:58 pm

In the past 6 months or so I've started watching a lot of YouTube, it's very convenient for hobbyist channels when I don't want to watch something that requires a lot of concentration. Other than that we have Sky Q which is great, the multiroom works really well and the app is great. I watch golf and football so I'm stuck with Sky.

Have Netflix and Amazon Prime, Prime is more of a secondary subscription. Both get watched now and again, I should probably subscribe and unsubscribe to Netflix but I can't really be arsed for the sake of £10.

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by KingK » Thu May 31, 2018 9:25 pm

Where’s the Freesat option?

I use Freesat, Freeview, NowTV (all 4 passes), BT TV, Amazon Video, iplayer, itv on demand, All4

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by Drumstick » Thu May 31, 2018 9:30 pm

Netflix, Sky+ and digital downloads via Plex Media Server.

Rarely do I watch live TV anymore.

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by darksideby182 » Thu May 31, 2018 9:47 pm

Virgin media and a IPTV sub mainly for sports.
Although I have been using YouTube a lot recently.

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by NickSCFC » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:44 am

Hime wrote:In the past 6 months or so I've started watching a lot of YouTube, it's very convenient for hobbyist channels when I don't want to watch something that requires a lot of concentration.


Found myself watching YouTube more and more lately, seems to get new daily videos in my recommended feed from the likes of The Verge, Vox, Vice and VisualPolitik.

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by Moggy » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:52 am

I watch TV in a variety of ways. Live TV broadcasts, catch-up services and on-demand stuff like Netflix.

I can’t remember the last time I watched a DVD or Blu-Ray, all the movies I watch are either through Sky/Netflix or pirated.

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by NickSCFC » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:56 am

Moggy wrote:I watch TV in a variety of ways. Live TV broadcasts, catch-up services and on-demand stuff like Netflix.

I can’t remember the last time I watched a DVD or Blu-Ray, all the movies I watch are either through Sky/Netflix or pirated.


I've recently flogged a bunch of Blu-rays barring my all time favourites which I MUST own a physical copy of.

I'll probably start buying 4K Blu-rays as I don't see streaming matching the image quality any time soon.

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by Moggy » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:58 am

NickSCFC wrote:
Moggy wrote:I watch TV in a variety of ways. Live TV broadcasts, catch-up services and on-demand stuff like Netflix.

I can’t remember the last time I watched a DVD or Blu-Ray, all the movies I watch are either through Sky/Netflix or pirated.


I've recently flogged a bunch of Blu-rays barring my all time favourites which I MUST own a physical copy of.

I'll probably start buying 4K Blu-rays as I don't see streaming matching the image quality any time soon.


I have kept a collection of favourites on DVD and Blu-Ray but I have no idea why I still have them. I’ve no interest in searching out a physical disc and putting it into a machine like some sort of primitive caveman.

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by Lotus » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:07 am

I don't watch live TV (Freeview) much - the BBC news at 10 most days, and any live sport that interests me. There might be an occasional film or documentary on, but I'd probably record those rather than watch live or use catch-up services.

I use Netflix pretty regularly as well, and watch quite a bit on YouTube, although it's not what I'd class as TV or film stuff.

I've always been somewhat baffled by how many people pay for Sky, especially these days. Paying for a service and still having loads of adverts, having to pay for more channels than you need or want…it's pretty outdated.

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by jawafour » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:11 am

Moggy wrote:...I’ve no interest in searching out a physical disc and putting it into a machine like some sort of primitive caveman.

:lol: . I still watch most TV series and films this way. I'm not a caveman... I have a colour TV and everything.

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by Garth » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:12 am

These days for me it's mostly YouTube and Twitch for hobbies and interests, Netflix, NowTV and Amazon Video for entertainment, and Freeview for BBC News.

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by Moggy » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:16 am

jawafour wrote:
Moggy wrote:...I’ve no interest in searching out a physical disc and putting it into a machine like some sort of primitive caveman.

:lol: . I still watch most TV series and films this way. I'm not a caveman... I have a colour TV and everything.


I have to admit that I was thinking of you when I wrote that. :lol:

Sorry Jawa, you are a relic of the 20th century. Innovative wasp containment solutions don’t stop me thinking of you as Fred Flintstone’s cousin.

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by NickSCFC » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:24 am

Lotus wrote:I've always been somewhat baffled by how many people pay for Sky, especially these days. Paying for a service and still having loads of adverts, having to pay for more channels than you need or want…it's pretty outdated.


Yup, these people are actively paying for crap like TLC.

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by RichardUK » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:34 am

FreeSat, Now TV, iPlayer, All 4, Itv on Demand, My 5, in that order

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by kerr9000 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:22 am

I mostly watch YouTube and then blue rays or dvd,s. I have thrown most of my dvd cases and have them in wallets etc ... I live with my dad though and he pays for virgin and now TV so occasionally I will use them.

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