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Do You Waste A Lot of Time Channel Surfing?

Did you know that digital TV viewers in the UK spend an average of three and a half hours a week channel surfing? The results didn't indicate whether the participants (aged 16-20) had DVRs, which I'm assuming would alter the total amount of time. Ever since my TiVo entered my life, I no longer have to worry about bouncing around from channel to channel, hoping to find something that peaks my interest — because I always have hours of taped shows that I know I'll love.

What about you? Do you still spend time channel surfing?

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popcorn19 popcorn19 7 years
There needs to be a simple "no" response.... I know what I want to watch--or I look it up ahead of time. And then I watch it. I can't afford a DVR or anything like that--I just watch my shows when they're on!
Cris1192 Cris1192 7 years
Not so much waste, more like "surveing the media" that's what I tell my dad lol
Arivia Arivia 7 years
Internet surfing killllllls me. I don't even have a tv with antenna or cable!
russkysfm russkysfm 7 years
I only channel surf during commercials. If I have to see the Geico gecko one more time.....
hil34 hil34 7 years
Only when I'm sick and bored XD
sundaygreen sundaygreen 7 years
Internet surfing > channel surfing
sundaygreen sundaygreen 7 years
Internet surfing > channel surfing
luckyP luckyP 7 years
I used to, but now I don't watch TV at all. I hate commercials, so when ever they'd come on I'd flip through the channels or mute the TV. Commercials are the worst, one of the worst, inventions ever. But I knew what I was going to watch and watched it. Otherwise I'd be internet surfing. That I do a lot. Way too much.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 7 years
i have tvguide bookmarked on my toolbar so i always know what's on tv and turn to the shows i want to watch. i don't channel surf at all! such a waste!
corcar86 corcar86 7 years
I LOVE my dvr! I still flip at times but mostly we look through the channels ahead of time and set things to record in advance so we never have to watch commercials!!!!
margokhal margokhal 7 years
I have no TiVo or DVR system...so yes, I waste a LOT of time surfing for stuff to watch. I have a schedule down for shows I want to see, and if it so happens that I find something else fun to watch...well, thank goodness for Picture-in-Picture! :)
djkatscan djkatscan 7 years
I use the previous button alot. I find 2 interesting shows and flip back and forth.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
unfortunately I dont watch as much tv as I used to. I want DVR but I refuse to let Comcast win with their inflated $15 bucks extra charge. Generally, I skim through the channels once... remember a couple of maybe's along the way and decide from there. I don't really channel surf all that much...
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
unfortunately I dont watch as much tv as I used to. I want DVR but I refuse to let Comcast win with their inflated $15 bucks extra charge.Generally, I skim through the channels once... remember a couple of maybe's along the way and decide from there. I don't really channel surf all that much...
rickimc rickimc 7 years
I hate surfing, but my fiance loves to channel surf. Luckily, the digital cable cuts it down a lot since he can use the guide.
serenavallentine serenavallentine 7 years
i've never been much of a surfer. i look at the guide or online to see what i want to watch and if a commercial comes on, i bear with it. its too much work to switch to something else and to come back.
eckeltricity eckeltricity 7 years
I wouldn't say waste...I really like surfing through channels.
ChicBookFiend ChicBookFiend 7 years
I don't watch a lot of TV. I don't even own a DVR because I have no need for it. But when I'm bored and there's nothing else to do, I do tend to channel surf to pass the time.
lovely2190 lovely2190 7 years
omg i am such a channel surfer!! i should go pro hahaha!!!except when it is a show that i know i dont want to miss hahaha
lovely2190 lovely2190 7 years
omg i am such a channel surfer!! i should go pro hahaha!!! except when it is a show that i know i dont want to miss hahaha
stargazer25 stargazer25 7 years
I waste too much time internet surfing too!!! arg.
otaku otaku 7 years
i don't really waste time channel surfing, but i do waste time internet surfing. :/
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 7 years
I will record things that I know I want to watch, but I never fast through the commercials I love to watch them. Also I do channel surf, but the new systems let you scroll through the programing list so you don't have to flip and flip. So in a way I think channel surfing is evolving.
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