SATELLITE TV AS WE SEE IT.
SATELLITE TV AS WE SEE IT is aimed at those who have actually forgotten what the TV is and what the long term ideal of the TV was for.
When TV's turned into household "must haves", our overseers were having kittens knowing this was a means to an end having a little box in the sitting room which could be used to enslave the majority over time. My better half must have her daily fix of one particular soap and my weakness is news in any form.
We are now learning the next step to enslavement is multimedia via another little box called freesat. In our ever changing fast paced technical world we are in danger of being left behind. Our mailboxes are full of spam which attempts to turn us all into deviant shoppers whereas our mail boxes really should carry advice on how to cope.
The innocent TV set is no longer innocent, it is a devil which has broken through into our personal lives. It is used by busy mums for example as a temporary baby sitter while she gets on with the hoovering. It is used by dads to ignore their wives whilst watching the footy. It is used by teenagers to melt their brains while watching awful and mind numbing music, is there anything good about it ?
it's great to watch early morning TV where you can watch disfunctional family's airing there dirty laundry in public.
It's fascinating to watch shows like Big Brother which watches human Goldfish and replicates what is really going on in the world.
It's riviting when watching BBC HD showing Planet Earth or Wild China.
It's amazing how hatred can swell in your breast for a complete stranger playing the villain in a film.
It's sad and heart tugging to see third world countries in starvation because no safety net had ever been put in place.
It's humbling and it should be humbling to watch human endeavours, whether they are able bodied or disabled reaching their goal.
Ordinary terrestrial TV gives us all this, but satellite TV gives us much more and by the end of this year our TV will have all the channels that are necessary to make us; happy, sad, spellbound, humbled and contented.
The price for all this jubilant entertainment is nothing and as long as it stays at nothing it will always be jubilant entertainment.
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