I would think this would be accurate, but everyone in this thread seems to be missing that TV has a 98-99% penetration in at least American homes. I gave up on it, and everyone thinks I'm nuts. Aside from the paper tv guide (WTF?), I agree with every point AC has put up there. Personally, I found TV an expensive and laborious task. And the content is not even worth just torrenting and watching. I just gave up, and don't miss it. I can't separate the content from the ads. Skipping through them with the PVR remote was just a chore. Most of what I watched was PBS that had no ads anyway, so I guess I could do that again, but why bother?
Oh, some more reasons to add to the pretty complete list:
- content never seems to fit my screen's resolution. Content always fit my screen before widescreen tvs came out, and now my tv is either too wide or too tall for the content.
- picture quality sucks. HDTV is a misnomer. Picture quality peaked when cable HD was new, and degraded after that.
- sound is inconsistent between channels and within a channel
- Annual or multi-annual contracts. I thought this was only designed for cellphones, but TV too? What is next? All of my monthly services having multi-year contracts that only potentially hurt me? No thanks.
- Its a time killer. And can be pretty expensive.
- Many of the ads actually make me embarrassed even when I am alone.
- To get "premium content" you have to pay out the nose with all the non-premium content as well.
thats all I can think of now