No tv here, either. For us, it is the physical box that plays DVDs and Netflix. In 1985 I left the US for my mom's home country of Germany, where I couldn't afford TV as I was living on the economy and completely paying my own way with a job - at 18. That TV-less situation lasted 8 years, when I returned to the US to marry my old high school flame. We, then, still didn't have cable, just broadcast TV because we were a poor married couple with hubby just starting his career. One move up the socioeconomic ladder and two kids later, we chose to still not have it because we are crazy enough to deprive our children of that crap. Then 9-11 happened, and our broadcast antenna went down with the Twin Towers (living close to NYC at the time), so we had no TV at all for several weeks and discovered just how wonderful fully TV free is.
Now, we live in the boondocks, and to get cable-style TV out here you need satellite, which we categorically refuse. Even getting steady internet is hard sometimes, so Netflix is newish to us. We see cable TV at the relatives and friends who live in towns and cities as we visit, and truthfully, my kids HATE it. Not just because Mommy raised them TV-free, but because they have come to their own conclusions, and want no part of it. I take that to mean that my kids actually have retained their inborn IQ and natural abhorrence for the artificial. Good for them!!
Now I know why everybody has an ADHD diagnosis - jeezeebers, how long do you get to actually watch anything before it gets cut away for some ad or something other, like 30 seconds?!?! A lifetime spent watching flashing pictures, especially if done from babyhood, will change your neurology, and I really mean that. Not even something like the History Channel is immune - you only get a short period of time to settle in for a good story before they are cutting away to advertise themselves in the form of another, different program of theirs you can watch(!) later, and flip-floppy it goes, all the way through, all day long.
I like the old German system, where ALL the commercials get balled up into 30-min blocks a couple or so times per day and you got to watch your shows and programs unmolested. Dunno if they do that still - I was there 18 months ago, and I sure as hell didn't watch TV during my trip!
I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC