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    Thumbs down There's nothing worth watching on the TV these days

    We only watch TV1, Prime or occasionally Choice but most days there is nothing on. We are pensioners so we cannot afford Sky. It's a good thing that we have other things to do, people to see, so are not dependent on TV for our entertainment and we watch a DVD now and then if we are completely stuck.

    What did people do in the evenings before TV came along? Well, we listened to the radio with shows like "Life with Dexter." That was in the early sixties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    We only watch TV1, Prime or occasionally Choice but most days there is nothing on. We are pensioners so we cannot afford Sky. It's a good thing that we have other things to do, people to see, so are not dependent on TV for our entertainment and we watch a DVD now and then if we are completely stuck.

    What did people do in the evenings before TV came along? Well, we listened to the radio with shows like "Life with Dexter." That was in the early sixties.
    Oh please. We're pensioners here too.
    Sky Starter is $25.99/month
    Sky Entertainment is $25.50/month if you want to add it on.

    Starter gives you

    https://www.sky.co.nz/discover/sky-starter

    $52 and we watch UKTV, Discovery (not much of that one), CI, NatGeo, History, Prime, Choice, Turbo (for car stuff), BBC, Living, Animal Planet, and various of the news channels.
    Ex-pctek

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    As I said, we have other things to do, people to see, so are not dependent on TV for our entertainment and we are certainly not that hard up for something to do that we have to pay for Sky. We are just not interested. We have other things to spend our money on, in particular fuel for our motorhome which we bought before we retired.
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    Sky Starter is basically freeview for the most part?

    Some legit free options on android TV boxes, like Tubi.

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    Default Re: There's nothing worth watching on the TV these days

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    As I said, we have other things to do, people to see, so are not dependent on TV for our entertainment and we are certainly not that hard up for something to do that we have to pay for Sky. We are just not interested. We have other things to spend our money on, in particular fuel for our motorhome which we bought before we retired.
    Roscoe, you are the people Queenstown are looking for!!. Park-up and see the wonderful sites down there.

    Used to holiday in the lower part of the South island, but not now as we can't afford the TOURIST prices.

    It's enough that we have to clean up after the 4 million a year, mostly adultrs toooo, e.g. Fox river damage.

    Only hope the new airport down Wanaka way does not go ahead.

    Seen most of the North Island too, that was back in the 1950's and you could drive around Auks. in those days, rofl.

    lurking.

    Ps. we also caused a lot of problems flying round the world by air, for our big OE, wheww!. Where's Greta.lol.

    lurks.

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    Default Re: There's nothing worth watching on the TV these days

    So what is wrong with NZ hunter adventures currently showing on Duke 8.30pm Wednesdays, compulsive viewing in this house even if your not into hunting which my wife isn't but she loves seeing all the NZ scenery

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    So what is wrong with NZ hunter adventures currently showing on Duke 8.30pm Wednesdays, compulsive viewing in this house even if your not into hunting which my wife isn't but she loves seeing all the NZ scenery
    That sounds interesting, Gary. Thanks for that. We shall have a look.
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    Default Re: There's nothing worth watching on the TV these days

    Rosco, Freeview On Demand is absolutely free and there are a few things on there that are OK which you may not have seen live
    If your answer is that you don't have a Smart TV then get a SmartVU Dongle from somewhere like PBTech
    I haven't bothered with Netflix but most people have, it's about half the price of Sky for a single device
    If documentaries interest you then Curiosity Stream is only about $40 per year
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ofthesea View Post
    Netflix about half the price of Skys
    It's dire. Dunno about overseas but the NZ content is mostly rubbish. Friends use Amazon Prime instead.
    Ex-pctek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    It's a good thing that we have other things to do, people to see, so are not dependent on TV for our entertainment ....
    think of it as a blessing
    you have your active life back , rather than spending hours watching meaningless dribble on the telly , turning brain into mush :-)

    Many have no hobbies or pastimes , no active life to keep them happy (unfortunately my mother was like that)

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