Who gets the main TV at night?

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Who gets the main TV at night?

Post by sscott » Wed May 31, 2017 7:19 am

Those with housemates/partners/kids have a sharing system for who gets access to front room TV? We're lucky enough to have a 'den' second room downstairs with another big telly that has the Wii U and XBone in it. The living room has the PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Very lucky however I still seem to have my house taken over and find that only if the kids and missus have an earlier night I can camp in for a few hours to myself. Any issuses/fights!? ;)
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Re: Who gets the main TV at night?

Post by DPrinny » Wed May 31, 2017 8:39 am

ME!

TBH its hardly on anyway

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Post by NickThorpe » Wed May 31, 2017 10:17 am

The last time I was sharing, I had priority access to the TV by virtue of being the only person paying the licence fee. When I was in a six-person share as a student, the general rule was "first come first served but don't be a censored" - and even then, we had Sky Plus and three TVs upstairs to resolve conflicts.
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Post by nokgod » Wed May 31, 2017 10:53 am

My missus is allowed complete control until 8pm then it's mine. No arguments....MINE!!
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Post by flatapex » Wed May 31, 2017 11:55 am

I'm lucky in that I married the one woman in the world that hates all the stuff most men have to endure.
No soaps, no reality shows, no xfactor or anything like that.

We have tivo downstairs and virgin without the recording facility upstairs, not that we watch masses of tv, maybe a dozen shows a week.
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Post by Ferret Oxide » Wed May 31, 2017 1:23 pm

Mrs Oxide has priority with the TV in the lounge, but my consoles are hooked up to a large tv in our spare room, so that doesn't bother me too much.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed May 31, 2017 1:37 pm

Me. But it's mainly for watching TV shows, but again I tend to decide what they are. Don't often get it for gaming.
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Post by Rayne » Wed May 31, 2017 2:28 pm

Mostly me, my gf is addicted to her laptop for Blizzard games and YT.
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Re: Who gets the main TV at night?

Post by markopoloman » Wed May 31, 2017 9:30 pm

The wife and kids hog the main TV pretty much all of the time. If I want to watch something (like F1) then I use the dining room with the Projector and surround sound system with the Virgin Tivo box.
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Post by The Laird » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:08 am

I don't really watch much TV, so let my wife put on what she likes

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Post by markopoloman » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:19 pm

The Laird wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:08 am
I don't really watch much TV, so let my wife put on what she likes
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Re: Who gets the main TV at night?

Post by trunky » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:12 pm

Hardly ever watch tv, so the missus has the lounge. Unless there's a match on. Then I'm all over it. Oh yes.


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Re: Who gets the main TV at night?

Post by Matt_B » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:50 am

We've got two big TVs, both with their own PVRs, HTPCs and Blu Ray players, so the only potential for clashes is if we both want to play the Wii U.

In the event of guests invading the house I can still watch practically anything on the 4K monitor in the office.

Besides, I usually work nights to get a bit of overlap with colleagues in different time zones and get to hang out in the media room in the morning while I should be doing the gardening.

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