We have been in California for about six years now, three up north, three in SoCal. It was as recent as our move from Vermont, that we disposed of our 20-year-old TVs. You know, the big old bulky ones. We still had our first television, and a couple more we bought within five years of that one.
Imagine our joy at a new "flat" television! We eventually bought two. One stopped working this weekend, just as Mercy Street and Victoria were due to air in about 8 hours. I watch often on my iPad or computer, but for the boy who grew up watching a bigger screen from the couch, this was a full-on disruption of the household.
Happily, a new one is installed after a touch and go sitch in which I was able to figure out the Roku by adding a MAC address for it, but torching access for all other devices. A home without a TV is relatively calm compared to a home without internet access.
All's well now. As the financial gatekeeper, I'm even somewhat happy with the price. Although, when did TVs become disposable?