I am particularly lucky to be born in the 20th century where there wasn’t much of a struggle in terms of technology. Though I can happily say that I had a childhood where I wasn’t glued to my phone and that all my baby photos are on paper rather than online, one piece of technology that I didn’t manage to escape is the TV and I don’t quite know whether that is a good thing or a bad thing.
TV has certainly evolved since I was the little girl watching the same 5 channels every day on what can only be described as a box. Though my TV addiction did start at a young age I could never really have foreseen just how much we rely on it to date. The digital age of TV that came about didn’t really affect me that much as it really was just a switch over but it did broaden my horizons. Who knew there could be so many TV channels? However it is not just the technology that has changed but our TV habits have changed accordingly.
Now there are so many different TVs and TV related technology available. To begin with in contrast to the aforementioned box TV almost every home has the flat screen TV. However technology has progressed even further with there being HD picture quality and even 3D technology, It’s like having a cinema in your own home.Though we no longer have the box
TV homeowners still like to have their TVs as big as they can get them (the biggest I’ve seen is a 52 inch screen) in order to really create their own home cinema. In the current housing situation this may not be possible for all due to lack of space in their home. There is now even technology that means you don’t have to compromise. A mirror TV at first glance just looks like your standard mirror but once your turn it on by the remote it’s a TV. The benefit of this is that it doesn’t just save space but our range of mirror TVs come with elegant frames.
Traditionally there would be a limited amount of TV programs available and really you were only able to watch what was on at a particular time. Most digital boxes now not only offer to pause live TV but also give you the chance to catch up on programs that have been on throughout the week. Furthermore smart TVs even include access to the Internet and apps such as Youtube and Netflix. If you don’t already know what Netflix it allows you to access thousands of movies and TV series all in one place, a TV addicts dream.