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Mary Denis

As children get older yes , they have their distinct personalities and personal viewing habits, but to say that families viewing tv together is on its way out,…think thats if you want or allow it or want it to be, then have separate dining arrangements too …everyone eats at whatever time on trays in their room?! Even apt living in NYC had tv in living room as well as bedrooms…didn't want to be regulated to just the bedroom. While i don't think everyone need cleave to one another , watching movies or shows there is nothing wrong , and its fun & enjoyable …why not a tv in the living room.. why be the black hole, anymore or hidden away ,…this day in age we watch more tv & stream live entertainment & movies on smart tv's and enjoy our tech…and if lucky enough bring that to a great room, man den , tricked out basement family room…on the contrary the living room is the least used room in the house!…equally the dining room which is utilized on special occasions or when having guest over for dinner. In my florida home both are walked by just to get to the kitchen, great room or the lanai/pool area.

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ndufcat

@ Tacey Sneer, most people don't have the space for a sitting area in their bedrooms. Also, I personally hate the idea of kids isolating themselves to watch TV. if they don't like the show, there are other ways to keep busy. Plus, this is when they can hone their negotiating and compromising skills. I agree with Mary, you are on your own if you think families viewing TV together to be yesterdays news. For most people, the TV being in the living room is the only practical place as not everyone has the luxury of space nor extra resources to invest in multiple TVs.

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lefurge

I do not like the sound of the TV. I rarely watch, but my husband does. Our compromise was to isolate the TV from the rest of the house (yes, exceptional soundproofing in the ceiling) and make that room his office/TV room. I can be working upstairs in the living room right above him and not hear a peep. Bliss!

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