Longest you went without watching TV ?

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  1. Pure Peace

    Pure Peace Orange Belt

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    this might be a generational question, since kids nowadays have everything through their phones and computers, blurring the definition of "watching TV"

    I did not watch any TV at all, except for the 911 coverage , from 1999 to 2005ish
    this was during my 4 yrs at college and the couple of years shortly after when i was living on my own (without a TV)

    in 2006ish, when Flat Screen tvs became the norm, i bought one and started watching TV again and i felt like I was stuck in a time warp for the past 6-7 years.

    As far as the change in pop culture, the amount of new endless channels , 100s of new shows, change in censorship sensibility....it was completely different from the late 90s. I literally felt like I left the planet Earth for a few years and came back to a changed world.
     
  2. blitzk

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    Not sure, probably just a few day to a week + while on vacation.

    I've been without wifi at home or data on my phone for over 3 months now. That has to count for something.
     
  3. Johnson

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    Probably like 4-5 days when I was at VA. Beach a few years ago.
     
  4. nostradumbass

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    Does this include at other people's houses? Aside from that, pretty much my entire adult life.
     
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  5. GSP_37

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    I've gone a long time without watching a TV sitcom or drama, but absolutely have to watch the local news.
     
  6. Badger67

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    Other than streaming sports on pc i probably went 3years without
     
  7. irish_thug

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  8. Osculater

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    About four years or more
     
  9. Drenalin

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    Probably a month or longer. I rarely watch tv
     
  10. Nameless Ghoul

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    My parents went through a hyper religious phase when we were growing up. I remember the 49ers/Chargers Super Bowl in 95 was "the last day we had tv" and it lasted for them until 2013? I moved out in 04 so that's when I "tuned back in '.
     
  11. blaseblah

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    I haven't watched TV in years except for sports events with other people.
     
  12. Cint

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    Went camping for a week in the swamplands.
     
  13. Guestx

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    Interesting. I don't run across many people who still watch their local news. My grandparents were all about that shit when I was a kid.
     
  14. Anung Un Rama

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    I went without a tv for a year after I graduated from college.
    Then after I got one and had cable for a few years I got rid of it cable - making my tv useless for all but dvd's or video games.
    Then I got it all back to watch the Celtics 2008 run and got rid of it all over again right after they won.
    Then I got HBOGo for GoT S2. Now I have Netflix and an app to watch some shows on regular tv (I usually only watch 1 or 2 shows and UFC fights on regular tv; nothing else). So I'd say I've gone without TV for 7 of the last 15 years.
     
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    I cut cable two years ago, so about two years.
     
  16. DataBreach

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    3 years.

    No TV, films or internet entertainment.

    I used the internet but only for work and school.
     
  17. ithinktheymad

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    I did not own one from about 2006-2009.
     
  18. Desdinova

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    I'd say about 3 months when I was traveling overseas.
     

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