What's with all the TVs (televisions) while camping now???

Discussion in 'Campsite Electronics' started by MovingRightAlong, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. rpm2203

    rpm2203 sure - that's fine

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    hey, I'm getting a TV as soon as I can afford one :). I'm a bit of night owl, so it is nice to sit in late at night and watch a bit of a movie or something...

    More importantly, it keeps my son happy as he can occasionally watch a movie or show. I think the benefits of this (he enjoys camping) far outweigh the disadvantages (he's watching TV), so I'm ok with it.

    It's a good way to settle him in for the night and great for when it is raining or something.
     
  2. bud121156

    bud121156 Western North Carolina

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    We don't have a satellite or get cable at the campground, but get stations with an antenna. I think the deal with the digital converters has a lot of folks doing the television at the campground. We have a small one in the camper and use it every time out.
     
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    SCmomma New Member

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    i admit i am not much of a TV person......i didn't miss it at all the 5 days we were without computer or TV........

    i did see a huge TV under an awning.........i found it disturbing/humorous myself.........people like their toys i guess........
     
  4. lyz

    lyz New Member

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    When we're camping, all electronics are off limits. The kids can use their DVDS, gameboys, phone in the car on drive in, but once we arrive at the campground they are turned off and not pulled out again until we leave.
     
  5. perterra

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    I wonder if some of these replies are colored by how much we have to interact with computer and media in our day to day life. I'm currently among the ranks of the unemployed (not complaining yet, I needed a break bad) but in my last job in sales I would get maybe 75 to 100 emails every day, and spent a load of time in the internet researching products and manuals. Cell phone battery would be dead and on the charger by lunch every day. When I took off on a camping trip, I cut all ties with communication.
     
  6. PATMD

    PATMD SOILENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!!

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    I can't imagine bringing a tv while camping! but last summer there were so many states that had a fire ban, i could see why televisions were brought. i prefere a radio with head phones for the weather, and i do have a IPOD with movies loaded on it but have never used it. i would rather read a good book! a good camp fire and the stars overhead is all i want. if i traveled more, i would definetly want a computer. i never even had a cell phone until last summer! [CP]
     
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    we have a small 9 inch screen dvd player that could get tv stations before the digital change.... so now it only plays dvds.... but I did use it to get the weather -news... mostly the kids use it to settle down before bed...
     
  8. MovingRightAlong

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    This is it perterra, this is exactly why I was so surprised when I saw them at that one campground. I am constantly logged in to a computer, even when I get home from work I'm on the laptop with the TV going in the background.

    My kids are always asking for TV and with the horrible weather we have had in June they watched more than they should have. So for US (and I'm only speaking for myself) we only allow a small radio to be turned on at the campsite because we want to get away from all the distractions at home.

    We will bring the DVD player in case of an extended period of rain but the kids don't even know we have it.
     
  9. perterra

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    I guess when TV and computers are what your trying to escape its nuts to bring them along, if you enjoy them, then you want them with you. Makes as much sense as anything.
     
  10. EV2

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    I don't understand why anyone would care, unless it is very loud and bothering other campers. I do wonder why people bring their barking, ankle biters and then tie them outside to bark, only to shout at them occasionally. In the realm of "why" the television has to be at the low end of the scale. [}:)]
     
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    I hate it when those little dogs bark at anything that moves! We had one right across from us on the last trip. That dog made me think of the "dog" scene in the "National Lampoon's Vacation" movie! I know that was bad! [}:)]
     
  12. horrocks family

    horrocks family Boone, NC

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    Maybe there should just be a new category called "Ranting & Complaining"
     

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