The average American watches 4.2 hours of TV per day. The average woman over the age of 55 apparently watches as much as 4.5 hours of TV per day.
During this last tour I realized that I don’t watch enough TV to justify the $70 monthly cost of the service – I use Dish Network… today I called Dish. At first I wanted to suspend the accound for a few months, but since they charge $5/month to suspend an accound, I decided to get rid of the account altogether, but then the woman on the phone talked me into keeping just the local channels for $5.95… – a saving of $64/month or $768/year – or one meal with friends at Tetsuya’s in Sydney. You know one meal prepared by Tetsuya sounds a lot more thrilling than 12 months of TV!!
Last night I sat down to watch a little TV, just to see whether I should really get rid of it… and I was quickly bored. So many channels, but nothing I could watch for more than a few minutes. Netflix costs less than a third of Dish Network TV and I would rather watch a movie of my choice when I feel like it. Yes, the Dish DVR can record a TV show for me, but have you tried searching for a particular movie by entering a letter at a time via the remote control?