I had a TV in my room in college because, well, it was a dorm. I thought I liked this, so I took my beautiful 13" TV with built in VCR courtesy of my great-grandmother and her old nursing home furniture into my post-college bedroom. It did little other than gather dust, so I had my parents take it back to their house after about a year.
I don't understand the 'need' for so many TVs in one home. In fact, I see it causing many problems. The family isn't spending time together, though you could argue that watching TV together isn't quality time anyway. I disagree- my Mom and I bonded extensively over Gilmore Girls every Tuesday night at 8. When there is a TV in each child's room, it encourages them to spend time alone, makes it harder for parents to supervise what they watch (even with parental controls), and a number of other possible side effects I just really don't understand. For instance, the Hopper from Dish TV. I can maybe understand you wanting to take the movie you were watching into the bedroom. But do you really need to be able to pause the movie in the living room and then go grab the popcorn out of the microwave in the kitchen and pick up the movie in the kitchen before heading back to the living room couch?
What do you think? How many TVs do you 'need'? Do you need cable/ dish/ whatever other method for getting a zillion channels is out there? Somebody explain to me the benefits of this woman's family having so many (7 or 8 by my count) TVs, cause I just don't see it. Oh, and if you use bunny ears, please let me know how they work for your family, because I'm seriously considering them. The only thing I'm worried about is this fall's football season.... we don't have a lot of bars in town, and I want to make sure I can watch the games that are important to me.