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we just upgraded our satellite tv. Dh had directtv since he bought his house. 10yrs ago. So we only had satellite in den and master bedroom. It was the old outdated receivers where you couldn't get hd or some channels we were actually paying for. We got frustrated and canceled service because they expected us to pay for all new equipment and installation and full price service even if we signed a new contract. After about 8 months we kept researching and found out if we put my name on new service we could get all the new customer deals. Which included 4 room system. So we chose to connect the kids tv's to satellite also. The girls are almost 9 and 7 and boys are 10months and 6. I honestly thought i would be having to tell them to do something else besides watch tv but they are still doing other things more than watching. When it's not raining they ask.to go outside or they have played their new board games or other new Christmas presents. And read books on.their own. I also thought the girls would be fighting over what to watch but they have not had obdurate argument. And being able to pause live tv has helped me get them to do a quick chore or something without waiting. They also keeping their rooms cleaned better because they know the receiver will be taken out.

People argue about whether tv in rooms are bad but i don't think its bad for all families. It also gives me much needed breaks some evenings. Do your kids have tv in their room?
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by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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Bluetick
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:33 PM
Gotta love the sleep option!!!

Quoting TheBabyFactory4:

I love it. I fall asleep to it. i have it to where it turns off after a few hours so i don't wake up to it later in the night.



Quoting Bluetick:

Now I want TV in the master
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MamaMandee
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:47 PM
Yes we have tvs in all the rooms, the kids dont watch it as much as one would think. My 4 yr uses it as a night light on the Disney channel. My son uses his for video games more than TV & my teen enjoys movies when she lays down.
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MamaMandee
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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I have always found this a touchy subject, one of those ....what works best for YOUR family :)
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TheBabyFactory4
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Yeah me too

Quoting MamaMandee:

I have always found this a touchy subject, one of those ....what works best for YOUR family :)
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jen2150
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Yes, they have always had one.  We have one in our bedroom.  I actually prefer TV's in the bedroom over the living area.

Serenitymom
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 11:08 PM

 I only have one, but if I cold afford it, my older two girls would have their own tv in their room, and my son would be able to go in. But I dont really watch tv and I dont have cable anyway, so all we got is movies and our wii games. But things have always been rough financially so my kids are appreciative of what little we do have.

soontobemommie3
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 11:11 PM
My kids have tvs in their rooms. Hardly ever watch tv though.
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terri76
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 1:08 AM
Yep my ds does. He does not sit in his room all day to watch tv. We are an active family..but i do not want to watch his video games...it works for us...so it is all good :-)
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terri76
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 1:10 AM
Very Touchy..i keep waiting for someone to quote me and tell me what an awful mother i am for allowing my ds to have a television in his room :/

Quoting MamaMandee:

I have always found this a touchy subject, one of those ....what works best for YOUR family :)
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mrswillie
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 9:49 AM
Yes but without satelite
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