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    Trying to keep up with modern technology

    Simple, my husband wants a bigger screen tv. Not so simple; it does not fit in the 9 year old wall unit. So off we go for a new wall unit, new wires, and a sound bar. I miss my old tv with the antenna ears, 5 stations, and a simple on/off button. And we enjoyed it more! Life was so much simpler then....I am getting too old! Anyone else feel that way?
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    I have an old CRT television in the back bedroom that I'll sell you cheap. I can't guarantee though that you could use it to watch Little House on the Prairie, unless you have a VCR.
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    Sometimes I feel nostalgic, but not technology-wise. I do not have cable TV service (which I have had in the past) out of choice - there is plenty to watch on NetFlix and Prime, and I would only get Hulu Plus for one show (The Handmaid's Tale) and/or YouTube Red (Cobra Kai). Since I've already missed the former, I hopefully will pick up the latter at the end of next month in time for the premier on May 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    I have an old CRT television in the back bedroom that I'll sell you cheap. I can't guarantee though that you could use it to watch Little House on the Prairie, unless you have a VCR.
    Not that want to see Little House on the Prairie, but my VCR is hooked up to my computer so I don't have to give up my VHS tapes.
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    Nope. I like having a clearer high definition picture on a unit that takes up less space and is easier to move around if needed while having access to thousands of viewing choices at any moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Nope. I like having a clearer high definition picture on a unit that takes up less space and is easier to move around if needed while having access to thousands of viewing choices at any moment.
    That's one thing I definitely appreciate about the improving technology. The old tube TV's are so dang heavy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frecks1710 View Post
    Simple, my husband wants a bigger screen tv. Not so simple; it does not fit in the 9 year old wall unit. So off we go for a new wall unit, new wires, and a sound bar. I miss my old tv with the antenna ears, 5 stations, and a simple on/off button. And we enjoyed it more! Life was so much simpler then....I am getting too old! Anyone else feel that way?
    I think I know what you mean. Confession: I definitely like HD, but along with it comes the bewildering number of choices, all luring us away from living life and talking to each other. The absolute same could be said for cellphones. I remember the first one I had, calling my dad while riding my bike saying, "Hey dad, guess where I'm calling you from?" Or going back farther: cordless phones. How freaking cool was that, taking the phone outdoors and talking in the sun?

    But at some point, it got ridiculous. Who needs 250 channels, and who needs to pay for them when you only watch .... five channels? Well maybe a few more....

    But, time marches on. It never stops, till it does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Nope. I like having a clearer high definition picture on a unit that takes up less space and is easier to move around if needed while having access to thousands of viewing choices at any moment.
    Yep, and being able to use them as computer monitors is really great.
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    Is it sad that what I miss is the olden days when there was something on TV I could actually watch in front of my family?

    20 years ago my parents and sister and I would relax in an evening and watch popular shows like Star Trek, or Friends, or a Seinfeld, Simpson’s ... together.

    Game of Thrones or Walking Dead May be better than those shows but I can’t watch fuck orgies with my sister. My kids can’t see brains bursting out of skulls. My kid tried to watch a cartoon on Netflix -Bobs Burgers- that lasted ten seconds.

    Everyone I know watches these shows but watches them alone. They’re made to watch alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    Is it sad that what I miss is the olden days when there was something on TV I could actually watch in front of my family?

    20 years ago my parents and sister and I would relax in an evening and watch popular shows like Star Trek, or Friends, or a Seinfeld, Simpson’s ... together.

    Game of Thrones or Walking Dead May be better than those shows but I can’t watch fuck orgies with my sister. My kids can’t see brains bursting out of skulls. My kid tried to watch a cartoon on Netflix -Bobs Burgers- that lasted ten seconds.

    Everyone I know watches these shows but watches them alone. They’re made to watch alone.
    We watch (and LOVE) Bob's Burgers with our kids. But they're 20, 18, and 16, so....
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