The New Wave of Channel Surfing
Over the last couple of years my husband and I have swapped up being unemployed. We began cutting expenses every where we could. One of those was with cable TV. After some research, I bought a Roku box, upped our internet plan speed and dumped all but local cable channels.
I don’t consider myself much of a channel surfer. I generally know what I want to watch and turn right there. My husband, on the other hand, is quite the surfer dude. I think he could sit in his recliner and flip through the same 60 or so channels over and over and over again, never really watching anything.
Now he only has about 15 channels to surf and doesn’t know what to do with himself. Switching over to Roku isn’t quite the same. Instead of shows in progress, we’re surfing through possible shows to watch. Theoretically we have to actually decide to watch something before seeing anything. It is definitely an adjustment, and more so than I expected.
I’m not complaining. I realize this type of viewing on demand is most likely the future of TV. We may as well get used to it and shift our brain’s concept of channel surfing. I’m not so sure my husband is ready to make that shift, but everything changes eventually, even the most laziest of pass times.
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