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Heroes and TVs

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   I hear Heroes is a really good series and it looks along my lines. I think I&#39;ll give it ago.<br /><br />On the other side, for those that don&#39;t know my girlfriend and I don&#39;t own a TV. This confuses the TV Licensing authority a great deal, after I contacted them to tell them I didn&#39;t own a TV they wrote to me to thank me for informing them but that they didn&#39;t believe me. Great!<br /><br />So, now I have moved jobs and moved house (the one caused the other), and I am presented with a challenge. I work for a company which makes LCD TVs, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set-top_box">STB</a>s and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Video_Recorder">PVR</a>s; so my boss said I should take home our current PVR model and try it out. I pointed out to him that it would be difficult because I don&#39;t own a TV and he suggested that I take a TV as well. This now places me in a dilemma: I deliberately don&#39;t own a TV not on some moral grounds but on the basis that we tend to find better things to do than to fall into the trap of falling onto the sofa, switching on the box and mindlessly watching whatever is on.<br /><br />I think I will end up taking a TV, however we are tempted to resolve not to watch live TV. By using new features such as &quot;Freeview Series Link&quot; I hope that we can just pick things that we hear about or read about and tag them for watching. Then we can sit down, look at the list of programme content and pick something we <span style="font-style: italic">actually</span> <span style="font-style: italic">want</span> to watch.