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    Do you have or want to have a telly in your room?

    If yes, do you really use it or is it just standing there, almost like a ''decoration''?
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    I used to have one when I was 8, but it's outdated now, so I'm getting a new one. I used to use it sometimes, but it was annoying at times because Sky Multiroom wasn't out then, so if I wanted Sky, I'd have to watch what was being watched downstairs haha. But it's good, as long as you're not stuck in front of it all the time.
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    I have one, I honestly love it, possibly the favourite feature of my room, it is on the wall and just looks cool, even to me.

    I use it a decent amount, mainly for gaming or watching movies though, general TV isn't all that great, plus I usually work when the good shows are on at night, thus I have to use On Demand to catch up, or I can use iPlayer on my PS3.
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    Nah; if you have one to watch TV on you'll have to pay a licence fee (same goes for watching TV on your computer live). Watch the catch up services on your computer.
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    had a tv in my room ages ago, i'm talking the box tv's-for some reason i was given a 40 inch one!! I hardly ever used it, i was always watching films on my laptop...
    I don't think you really need one, but thats just my family.

    *if you mean for uni, you definitely don't need one unless you are a hard-core gaming fan.
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    I'm not allowed one (in my room at home- where I still am)
    My mum thinks it will stop me sleeping.
    What she doesn't realise is that I now just d/l tv shows onto my ipod. :3
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    Edit: Sorry, just realised I've just posted something totally irrelevant to uni below. So to answer properly, when I go to uni, I will not choose to have a TV if I'm in halls because I won't bring a game console, and my laptop is good enough for me

    I always used to have a little personal TV in my room from about 11 years old, nothing major or expensive. It was for watching films in my room and playing games, and I got years of very good use out of it. After my parents decided to buy a new TV for downstairs many years later, they gave the older one to me. And then before I left home last year, my grandmother gave her HD TV to my parents (because she was buying a brand new one, haha), and they gave it to me since there was already a TV downstairs.

    No, this isn't about money or anything - not at all, it was years before any TV got replaced and my parents were careful not to spend much. Basically, I always had my nice little square TV since I was young, and when my parents decided to replace the one downstairs, the old one was given to me, and so on...

    I liked having a TV in my room - not for watching TV much, the cabling for Sky was always dodgy upstairs, but for watching DVDs in the evening personally, and playing games now and then. It simply meant I wouldn't have to take up the TV downstairs and bother my parents when I decided to watch or play something.
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    Not until I graduated uni. At uni there's too much socialising, didn't really watch TV outside of watching it in the living room with friends and if I wanted to watch DVDs I'd use my PC. Now I'm old, decrepid, and my social life has shrunk, having a TV in my room is quite nice to relax.
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    Yes I have a TV in my room. I use it everyday as I watch TV before I go to bed...
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    bought myself a 32"" hitachi,A great price too £220 Argos, and better picture than the
    Bravia on display.I use it for gaming,films and the half decent tv on after 9oclock. When people see my room they say I'm spoiled but I saved for the TV and most of the games. The rest was accumulated through Christmas/Bday money and presents.I don't have to get EVERY NEW GAME thus once every 4 months or so my parents will pay maybe a quater of the price of a game? beats pocket money.

    I hate watching tv in the livingroom cos my family only watches **** like X factor
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    a. 4oD isn't already enough? :P
    b. tv license fee
    c. can be an added distraction (as if the internet isnt already enough) when you have lots of work to do

    Good if your degree is easy, but if youre doing a harder degree then unfortunately you wont really have time to play around on games/keep up with many tv programs (yes it kills me ), unless youre one of those students who never go out clubbing.
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    I'd have one, but don't want to pay for the licence, and I really don't mind waiting for a programme on 4od or iPlayer. Not to mention the fact I wouldn't exactly be able to lug it all the way to Edinburgh on a train.
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    I have one but it isn't hooked up, I just use it for PS2. At uni I plan to have one when I'm living in a house in 2nd year onwards, probably in the lounge so I can share fees with my housemates.
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    Nah; if you have one to watch TV on you'll have to pay a licence fee (same goes for watching TV on your computer live). Watch the catch up services on your computer.
    I don't think you have to pay a licence fee to watch live TV on your computer. TVcatchup anyone ..? you can watch "freeview" on there without any fees.
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    (Original post by MJay91)
    Do you have or want to have a telly in your room?

    If yes, do you really use it or is it just standing there, almost like a ''decoration''?
    Upon moving to university, initially, I didn't even bother having one for the first month or so. Though missing the daily news (the internet just isn't the same), Frasier, and my good 'ole IV drip of Dave reruns were missed, so I decided to bring my large set from home.

    Another month passes, and I still haven't got the connection to set my TV up, as my halls insists on having no aerial passing through the wall, just a pithy hole with a port.

    Got my TV fully operational now, though like I said; I only watch Dave, Sky News, and occasionally bang film4 on in the evening. Some people can't live without having the idiot-box on constantly, though (if you'd call that living, that is).
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    Nope, but i watch online tv on my iMac.
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    (Original post by getfunky!)
    I don't think you have to pay a licence fee to watch live TV on your computer. TVcatchup anyone ..? you can watch "freeview" on there without any fees.
    You do have to pay if it's live (unless your laptop is unplugged, in which case it's classed as a 'mobile device' so exempt). The issue is whether you'll be caught or not, which doesn't seem that likely :P
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    I had one for the first month or so.... but there was zero signal so it got sent back home. I didn't need it anyway, 4od and iPlayer and the like are just as good, if anything far more convenient, and don't require £150 to be spent on them :dontknow:
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    Yer I have a 32 inch tv, use it mainly for big fifa 11 sessions with my flat mates though I do just hook my laptop up to it to watch catch up tv and stuff.
 
 
 
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