My reaction to having to give away my Tivo (on moving to Finland) has not been to go back to watching linear TV – and not because there isn’t any to watch. We have cable here, and there is plenty of english language with finnish subtitled programming.
I watch DVDs and play games on the TV in the living room, almost exclusively; and listen to a lot of internet radio on our various PCs. Watching my favourite TV series on my PC that I’ve acquired from p2p networks such as bittorrent is of dubious legality, so of course I don’t do that at all.
Radio has taken the place of the TV for unscheduled, ambient enjoyment. Radio 4 and 6music are left on most of the day; with some shows played on-demand, such as The Blue Room (seek out Skeewiff – ‘Skeewiff Where Art Thou’ [realmedia sample]), Late Junction and “Thinking Allowed”.
Unless you are still watching a broken TV, what is your A/V media mix?