Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Our evolving relationship with TV

Consumers react to changing technologies

It's a trend that the public seems to embrace - networks posting their programming on the Internet. If you miss an episode of your favorite TV drama, you might find the show on the World Wide Web. Did you enjoy a weekend out on the town and miss Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update"? Check it out on And if that's not enough, YouTube announced last week that it would start carrying old TV shows and movies from the film studio MGM.

Could this be the start of a broadening trend? Mike Musgrove of the Washington Post takes a look.

Have other technologies changed your TV viewing habits?

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Ghazala Khan said...

Hello Dear and Respected,
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Ghazala Khan
The Pakistani Spectator

Deb S. said...

Ghazala: Thanks for stopping by. I will contact you.

Ian Lidster said...

We remain troglodytes in that regard. Both our TVs are from the early 90s, work well and I have no desire to upgrade. We do have a DVD that we very rarely use -- sometimes for old movies or TV series. I do, however, check to see what is posted on youtube and elsewhere. Sorry I'm such a luddite, dear Deb, but I'm quite nice otherwise.

Deb S. said...

Dear Ian: No need for apologies! In many ways, I think you and I are on the same page. The only reason we have updated electronics in our home is because my kids saved their money and bought a new TV. I was quite happy with our '90s equipment, also. Obviously, my children wanted to bring us into the 21st century. LOL

I did make the leap earlier this year to get TiVo. Now I cannot imagine life without it.

I was particularly grateful for TiVo when "Saturday Night Live" started doing the those political skits towards the end of the presidential campaign. I also watched the same online. Sometimes TiVo would start 10 to 15 seconds late, and I'd miss part of the opening. Not good when it comes to comedy! Anyway, it's nice to have back-up. :-)