Our living area is tiny and his big old monster of a box tends to dominate the space. We have a smaller TV in the spare room, it isn't connected to the outdoor aerial so it's a struggle to mindlessly watch it but it is connected to a DVD player. Quite surprised he wanted to give it a go, today has been spent seizing the moment - moving the beast to the shed, swapping over the DVD players, cleaning up a discarded wing chair we picked up from the roadside a while back (very comfortable but hideous, worn orange fabric in need of recovering), re-homing the lovely hand made TV stand an ex made by hand for me - now a beautiful bedside table...
Just one small thought creates a ripple of action.
I'm sure my digestion won't miss watching the news while we eat. Many of my favourite ABC programs I already vodcast and so what if we have to wait til Doc Martin and East of Everything come out on DVD to see the rest of the series.
I look forward to streaming KCRW and other foreign radio stations more often, curling up in the 'new' armchair with a good book, doing even more sudoku, communicating without distraction, memorizing the weekly schedules of Radio National and RRR - and all the other delights of a life without the goggle box for a while.
...of course there is always Youtube!