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It's no secret I shall be #PartyVoteGreen and likely to be Labour Paul Eagle for my Rongotai electorate. I shall also be Yes for both referenda.Now that's that out of the way you should of course ignore it and do what you feel is right.First of all I would urge you to VOTE! Make sure you're enrolled and your details are up-to-date: https://vote.nz/enrolling/enrol-or-update/enrol-or-update-online/Done that, no really I can wait, off you go, check your details ... Ok, good. This year from Wednesday 2nd September (overseas) / Saturday 5th September (in NZ) to 7pm on Saturday 19th September you get to vote on one or more of the following:The makeup of ParliamentParty voteYour local MPCannabis legalisation and control referendumEnd of Life Choice referendumYou can vote via post, look out for your voting papers later this month, or in person at many voting booths around Aotearoa New Zealand.
That's who (YOU!), when, where, how, and I shall assume you know why. If you don't…

Who watches New Zealand free-to-air TV, not me (much)

It has to be said that the Riversdales only get TV1-3, not even Prime or Maori TV so we are limited to the max. However, I'm not sure we'd watch much more "broadcast TV" anyway because ... it's crap.

So how do we get our televisual fix - this way:
  • DVDs
  • YouTube
  • Google Video
  • Joost
  • Other web based TV thingies (Oprah.com for instance)
I would say it's 80% DVDs, 15% YouTube and then a smattering of the rest.

I think what's holding us back shifting more online is not bandwidth speed/capping or video quality (which is what most people assume) but the fact we have our only computer in the study and it can get pretty lonely down here sometimes. TV is actually a social event.

So when we get out WiFi laptops we'll be sorted.

Of course we could just for something from Apple or Sony and dump 'broadcast TV' completely for the full YouTube experience. But then again, it's not JUST about YouTube ...

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Anonymous said…
I've started watching less and less TV since downloading Miro (find out about it @ http://darylmilne.com/story.php?title=miro---get-internet-tv-for-free ) and when I do it's for the social interaction you mentioned. I also much prefer watching episodes on DVD, one or two episodes every night, I find it much more difficult to get into shows like heros and lost when I only watch one episode per week.
bathmate said…
Well that was really good posting. I liked it.
Bathmate