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May 21, 2008

TV

Filed under: TV — decoded_ @ 11:33 pm

Retro TV

Argggh, *me shakes fists* ;P damn you technology for allowing me to download all the latest episodes and season finales of my fave TV shows, and being able to stream via the PS3, watching them on the big LCD TV.

Now I have to wait until September/October for new seasons/episodes of… Dexter, House M.D, The Office (US), and Flight Of The Conchords. And when’s Entourage coming back?

A bit more on this…

Yes, I know it’s ‘not the right thing’ to do, to download stuff for free. I don’t do it with music, I buy lots of it. It all started when we missed a couple of TV show episodes, and were desperate to find out what happened.

We will buy all these TV show’s seasons on DVD as soon as they are released as well, we have all the previous seasons on DVD. I guess you could say we collect DVDs of seasons of TV shows we like. Although we don’t tend to re-watch them very often, apart from The Young Ones, which we never get tired of.

I have to say, it’s so much more enjoyable to be able to watch TV shows without advertisments interrupting them. Does TV advertising work? Nothing advertised on TV interests me, or influences me to buy products, or use services. I know it’s what pays for TV shows to be shown, but it just seems really useless to me. I guess I’m outside the target demographic. It’s also annoying what Network Ten (which has most of the shows mentioned here) does with its TV programming, moving shows around the schedule with no notice, not airing an episode one week, repeating an old episode the next week etc.

And… how come we can’t buy and download TV shows here in Australia, like you can with iTunes in the US? I would happily pay for them if I could.

2 Comments »

  1. lol, I remember a time when I spoke to Joanne and she was *very* insistent that you guys didn’t download any tv shows. The urge is just too strong when you find shows you like huh? 🙂

    Comment by daveg — May 21, 2008 @ 11:58 pm

  2. It sure is. Can you recommend any other shows to check out? Yeah, we didn’t have the technology to make it easily possible or worthwhile before, eg: Pentium III 450 PC, no TV card, 68cm CRT TV, no DVD burner, etc.

    Comment by decoded_ — May 22, 2008 @ 4:35 am

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