General chatter - How Many TV's or Computers In Your House?

01-24-2009, 08:50 PM
I was in one of our now, empty nester, spare bedrooms today with Angie. I realized that even with the kids all grown and gone we have a television in every single room of our house, almost. When I grew up the family had a TV in the living room that we shared and when we got "rich" in the early 70's my parents took the old TV and put it in their room and got a new one for the living room then bought me a small 13 inch black and white..yes all you kiddos at one time TV's only had black and white pictures :)... for my room.

When I grew up we didn't have any such luxury as DVR or I have 2.... No we have 2...We only had 1 stereo in the every room almost has a CD player.

Here is how my house looks...

Living Room ~ 1 42" HD TV with DVR and 1 CD player

Family Room ~ 1 26" TV with DVR recorder ~ 1 CD Player ~ 1 Computer

Master Bedroom ~ 1 19" TV and 1 CD player

Loft ~ 1 Computer and 1 Portable CD player

Spare Bedroom ~ 1 19" TV and Portable CD Player

Spare Bedroom ~ 1 26" TV and Portable CD Player

Gym ~ 1 13" TV and 1 Portable CD player


That is 6 Televisions ~ 2 Computers ~ 7 CD Players and 2 Computers in my house....

and there is only Angie and I here! Is that overkill or what! :)

I will say that we do have guests from time to time and Angie and I both use the 2 computers AND we often watch different shows if a "sport"..."any sport" is in season ;)

What do you have in your house that keeps you from exercising? ;) Take the may choose as many as you like!

01-24-2009, 09:03 PM
No TV in our house.

2 computers, although one is actually DH's work computer that he takes back and forth.

1 portable CD player/radio combo and 1 record player (I love vinyl!)

We do have 2 ipods in the house as well, but I will say we didn't purchase them. Mine was a gift from my boss, who thinks I need to move into the 21st century and DH has a hand me down one from his sister.

01-24-2009, 09:06 PM
We have 2 tvs and 2 home computers besides our 2 work computers for 2 people....

One tv is upstairs in the living room, in front of our coffee table which we use as a dining table. The other tv is in the basement where we exercise. We watch very minimal tv, all on DVDs as we don't have cable. We are usually eating or exercising if we are watching tv.

01-24-2009, 09:10 PM
I have one TV, well 2 if you count the one that doesn't work and is in the garage until my brother in law takes a trailer load of rubbish to the dump and one computer.

Two ipods because I won one in a raffle at work, one CD player on my stereo.

Should I feel deprived here....

01-24-2009, 09:55 PM
I'm a geek. I do geek stuff for a living :cool:

we have 5 tvs:
45" old RCA flatscreen projection tv in the living room (bought it at a used tv store... 175 bucks), 17" in the kitchen, 1 in each of the 3 bedrooms

we also have 6 computers. my 3 kids each have their own. My desk in my office has 2 computers, 1 laptop & 3 monitors. (I also have 4 more pc's on the shelf in the closet :( ).

I do computer consulting on the side. Every 2 years I build myself a new machine and pass down the old one to one of the kids. I just found it easier for each of them to have their own rather than fight over who's turn it was to use it.

01-24-2009, 09:57 PM
We have 2 TV's --one in the living room and one in the master bedroom
We have 2 computers--one desktop and one laptop
We have 2 portable CD players,and 2 DVD/CD players, 1 DVD/VHS player and 1 VHS player.

I would like to get a 13 inch TV to carry where I want to. Still watching craigslist for that.

01-24-2009, 10:37 PM
Fun post, though I could only respond to three options:
- We have more than one CD player: We have one connected to the home theater system, one in the office, and one in the spare bedroom.
- We still have two cassette players: We still have my dual set from the 80s, and the CD player in the spare bedroom has a cassette player.
- I would rather read: Prefer to read over watching TV.

We have only one TV. Some huge HDTV thing (to me, anyway) connected to the home theater system. Hubby and I work it out, or I am likely to be reading.

We have one computer, unless I bring my laptop home from work.

We have various handheld gadgets ... sigh.

01-24-2009, 10:46 PM
We have 3 tvs, 2 dvd players, a dvd/vhs player, 2 laptops, 2 desktops, 1 iPod, and 1 Zune. A Wii, Xbox360, Atari, Gamecube (hubby would LOVE a PS3), 2 Nintendos DS, and a PSP.

And with all that stuff, I rather read, LOL!!!

01-24-2009, 10:56 PM
I have one TV, well 2 if you count the one that doesn't work and is in the garage until my brother in law takes a trailer load of rubbish to the dump and one computer.

We have one 26" flat panel in the living room and one 18 year old 19" laying around waiting for someone to take it to the dump. One VCR and one DVD player. No cable. No satellite. Just 4 over the air channels. Hopefully we will get more after the digital conversion.

I have an Ipod. We have a stereo in the living room but the CD player on it is broken. We also have a little boom box that DH drags into the bathroom on occasion to listen to while he shaves.

There might be a PlayStation or OLD Nintendo in the top of our closet. I can't remember if I got rid of them or not.

01-24-2009, 11:09 PM
We have....a 37" in the living room, 19" in the bedroom.
1 MacBook (I'm getting mine soon).
1 VCR.
1 PS3 (has a blu ray player we use for DVDs)
1 iPod touch (my fiance's).

My fiance is a gadget freak. Before we moved he had a PSP, DS, xbox 360, Wii plus all of the stuff above, minus the MacBook. He had an iMac at that time. Haha.

I'm only really into cameras. I have three 35mm cameras, one professional digital SLR, and two point and shoot digital cameras.

01-24-2009, 11:10 PM
...And I too would rather read. I love books! I spend about 300-400 every year on new books.

01-24-2009, 11:39 PM
1 32" in-cabinet Sony Trinitron (old skool) in the living room
1 13" Sony in the basement (workout room) that used to be in the small bedroom
1 19" Hitachi in the large bedroom
All with DVD players etc.
1 Mac desktop
1 Mac G3 (old) desktop
1 Compaq desktop
1 Dell laptop
1 iPod (just got it and turned into a total iPod nerd ~ I just got a car adapter, bookshelf stereo and an iHome alarm clock for it)
1 old, enormous, but very nice Pioneer component stereo with 2 double-cassette decks, LP, CD, radio and equalizer but NO 8-track!
But, when all is said and done, I really would rather read a book so that's how I voted. Electronics are nice but I'd rather read.

01-24-2009, 11:51 PM
The husbster and I and our 3 kids have: 2 PCs, 2 laptops, 3 MP3s, 1 TV, 1DVR, 2DVD players (1 portable for the kids), 1 Wii, 1 VCR, and 3 CD players.

01-25-2009, 12:01 AM
I have a TV in my bedroom that hasn't been turned on in years. I don't have cable anyways. I turned it off over 10 years ago.

I have a small 13" TV in my gym room but it doesn't get much use either as when I work out I would rather listen to talk radio.

I stopped watching TV years ago because it is too addicting and I end up sitting on a couch every night watching mindless programs.

Ad I have a laptop for traveling and a desk top computer that I mostly use.

Other than that I would MUCH rather read a book!

01-25-2009, 12:10 AM
6 tvs...with four of them actually plugged in. One in my room, one in my parents' room, one in the back room, one downstairs in the family room, two of my brothers' tvs that he hasn't brought down to his house yet.

3 cd in my room, one in the kitchen, one downstairs

3 dvd in my room, one out in the back room, and one downstairs

2 desktop and then my laptop

1 ipod

We also still have my dad's record player and 8 track downstairs too.

Wolf Goddess
01-25-2009, 12:23 AM
Two televisions with DVRs
One CD player than I don't use
An IPod I won that I also do not use
A Nintendo DS that I love to play
A single computer
All of the books that I feel like reading courtesy of the library.

01-25-2009, 01:27 AM
I have a tv in my bedroom & the living room... But the spare bedroom doesn't have a tv..

01-26-2009, 10:32 PM
We have for our family 2 adults 3 kids
2 tvs in house (1living room 1 for kids), 1 in garage going to charity, 1 in dh transport
1 xbox in dh transport
1 wii @ home
1 nintendo DS
1 blue ray living room, 1 dvd/vcr for kids
1 dvr
1 computer
1 ipod
1 mp3 generic
2 satalite radios

I remember holding up my tape recorder to the tv speaker to record the music off of the brand new station MuchMusic (canadian version of mtv). My kids dont comprehend that, Response is why did you not just download it Mom?."

01-26-2009, 10:44 PM
Livingroom - data projector with 96" screen - rarely watch TV, but do a LOT of exercise DVDs and Wii

Bedroom - TV - watch news while dressing for work

Kitchen - TV - watch news while preparing dinner

Computers - 5 computers for 3 people

MP3 players - one per person ( addict, I'm afraid)

CD players - many, but rarely used - burned all my CDs to mp3s

Yes, I own a turntable and many LPs - LOVE my 70's music!!!

01-26-2009, 11:00 PM
Oh jeez, here I go (there is just me and my fiance):

3 TV's (32 in in the living room, 27 in in the bedroom, 25 in in the closet until we move into a bigger place)

2 DVD players

PS2 and a Wii

Radio w/ speakers downstairs, shower radio upstairs

3 computers (had 4 until recently when the desktop fried, now have 3 laptops)

2 ipods (mine just fried for no apparent reason)

We have waaay to many electronics stuffed into this 1 bedroom apartment.

01-26-2009, 11:03 PM
I checked the box that talks about the kids ruling the x-box in my house...because me and my fiance pretty much are the kids, and yes, we rule the x-box.

01-26-2009, 11:53 PM
Living room 1 tv, TIVO, vcr and dvd player. Lap top computer.

Family room 1 tv, vcr/dvd player. Desk top computer.

Spare room 1 small tv,vcr, dvd, stereo, nintendo 64, play station, game cube.

Master bedroom old computer.

We also have 3 i-pods.

No tv's in the bedrooms.

My OH is wanting to get a new HD tv. We shall see :)

01-27-2009, 12:11 AM
awww geez- we're tech freaks at my house. i have the following:

one tv in the living room, with a wii, a laptop, wireless surround sound headphones and a tivo hooked up to it.
i have a laptop.
my husband has two computers- one for work and one for play, plus i think a dead one.
i have an ipod.
we have a cd player in our bedroom. a couple of personal cd players floating around.

01-27-2009, 12:16 AM

We are such tech freaks at our house. We have WAY too many toys!! Whats funny is I would rather cozy up to a good book!!


Redneck Charger
01-27-2009, 12:42 AM
Lorie and I have the 46 inch plasma in living room.. Young lad has tv and computer, and playstation3 and the xbox360.. and we have a laptop in the workshop room.. ;)

01-27-2009, 09:15 AM
We have a list of technologies that would take longer to list than I care to type!

None of it keeps me from exercising - the gym is where I watch television, although I just use it as a focus point, don't really watch. Except for the computer I don't use any of it much. I wish my guys would use less of them.

01-27-2009, 09:16 AM
I remember holding up my tape recorder to the tv speaker to record the music off of the brand new station MuchMusic (canadian version of mtv). My kids dont comprehend that, Response is why did you not just download it Mom?."

LOL!!!! Love it!

01-27-2009, 09:58 AM
I don't have multiples of anything, but I do have a CD player, Cassete Player, iPod, laptop, & TV.

I do have a rather wealthy and eccentric uncle who has two TVs stacked on top of each other in each room. He likes to watch two programs at once, and not miss anything as he goes from room to room. Last time I was there he had about 8, and he lives all by himself in a five room house. :roll:

01-27-2009, 11:44 AM
Here is how my house looks...

Living Room ~ 1 HDTV with DVR and 1 CD/DVD/radio player(holds 6 disks, goes with the surround sound system) 1 Desk Top computer, 2 Laptops, Wii (with Wii Fit) DH and I each have an MP3 player

Master Bedroom ~ 1 smaller HDTV and 1 DVD player

Oldest daughters Bedroom(age12) ~ 1 27" TV, DVD player, MP3 player and GameCube

Sons Room(age5)~ 1 19" TV/VCR combo that isn't working at the moment

Middle Daughter's Bedroom(age6) just has a Barbie alarm clock

01-27-2009, 12:32 PM
We have far too many! In our old house we had one TV in the living room, one computer in the bedroom and two stereos--one in the living room and one in the garage. Now?

Family room 63" HDTV with DVR. stereo (with speakers to living room, back patio and master bedroom) and Wii

Master bedroom 29" TV and computer

Son's room TV and CD player and computer and laptop (and then he brings home a MacBook from school most days)

Daughter's room TV, two computers (she has her laptop at school) and CD player

Guest bedroom TV

Garage TV and stereo

01-27-2009, 08:54 PM
We only have 1 TV in our rather large 2-bedroom apartment. (42" flat screen)

We've got 3 working computers (one desktop each and my laptop) and several for spare parts.

CD players? Hmm... our DVD player plays CDs... but mostly we listen on our computers.

01-28-2009, 12:40 PM
Cute idea!!

I live in the dorms, and share a room with my boyfriend. Together, we have FOUR laptops!!!!!!!! (Two and a half broken ones) And one tv :) Plus two iPods and two iPhones. Oi vey!

01-31-2009, 10:53 AM
Well I know now that all the TV's and stuff I have isn't needed for just Angie and I as we start our 5th month as empty nesters ;)

due to the economic times my compnay has rented a 3 bedroom apartment for one of our jobs instead of getting us hotel rooms....I am finished with my project there now but the last 2 weeks 6-9 of us shared one TV!

It wasn't too hard for me though....I control the remote! :)

As long as we stuck with Raymond - King of Queens and 3 1/2 Men everyone was happy :carrot:

01-31-2009, 04:05 PM
6 t.v.'s...5 dvd players...3 computers...2 radio's that are always on and 2 mp3 player...and a partridge in a pear tree!

01-31-2009, 09:06 PM
we have 4 tv's in our house. both kids have tvs in the bedrooms along with a tv in our bedroom ( ghubby needs it on to sleep ..SLEEP .grrr )
then of course we have the BIG tv in the living room.

one computer which i am working on getting ME a laptop then the kids can have this one.

cd players.........both kids have one and then one in the laundry room so 3 total.

i dont even own an ipod / mp3 player ( man i NEED one great for walking/working out )

02-01-2009, 02:46 AM
two TV's soon to be 3 though, and two working computers but 4 total, my husband is a computer parts junkie pack rat..

02-01-2009, 08:29 PM
3 TVs, 2 computers, 1 DVD player .... and it's just me. Wow, no wonder I'm in need of dropping 60 lbs!