Satellite TV Has So Many Channels You Can Get Dizzy February 3, 2010
Its hard to believe there was a time when there were only 3 big networks and 6 or 7 channels available on television. There were only a handful of extremely popular shows that just about everybody watched and those shows were the most talked about items in offices and stores everywhere. People rushed home to see their favorite shows until the VCR came along but then our options opened up quite a bit more once cable and satellite tv came along.
Don’t get me wrong, I like having choices. It’s just that when I have too many choices I feel pressured to make ‘the right’ choice. Then I get stressed. And when I get stressed I eat. And when I eat because I’m stressed it’s not necessarily what I should be eating. Like ice cream… Or potato chips – and LOTS of them.
It soon became quite apparent, though, what was going on. People were so enamored of all these new programs that were offered that they became obsessed with their televisions. They spent so much time sitting in front of their T. V. Sets that they forgot about everything else; jobs, hobbies, even friends whose company they used to enjoy. All they cared about was seeing the latest programs on their T. V. S.
There were so many programs that it was very exciting at first – seeing all kinds of people, places and situations that they had never seen before and then something new was introduced: A recorder that allowed people to tape their shows, so now they could actually get up to go to the bathroom (which was a HUGE relief!) or actually cook food instead of grabbing whatever quick to eat food was laying around.
After a while, though, some people started to get a little depressed. They were feeling like something was missing from their lives; they especially started to miss the outdoors and all their friend. They even wondered if they could maybe go back to work and do some of the other normal things they used to do before the giant came.
Even if you didn’t have a television set, you’re still subject to the distraction of the internet (unless you really want to plug out and not have one of those either). But you really could get away with just having a computer because practically all that you can see on television you can also now see on the internet.
In the average American home these days, you will find super-sized television sets all decked out with the latest technology and programming packages from cable or satellite t. V. Companies. Some people even upgrade their sets every year to keep up with the latest and greatest in the world of electronics.
Satellite T. V. Is just the ticket. With any package that you buy, you can get hundreds of channels. Half of which you will never watch. Who can watch 500 channels? And if you do, what’s most likely is that you will have a few that you watch regularly and then you’ll also regularly flip through the rest of the channels when you’re in between watching shows or movies that you actually like. Or actually, maybe you won’t flip through them at all because, thanks to DVRs, you can always watch shows that you like – anytime you feel like it.
So, instead of focusing on a couple of shows we like, following them when we have the time and then going out to experience the world in all it’s glory, up close and personal, Satellite T. V. Has given us the opportunity to stay right where we are… And see everything from the comfort of our armchairs.