<--- 22, no TV, no college.
@NNNewman, thanks for linking the article... quite informative..
As another "Zero TV" person here, i've never had much use for a TV, especially a large one. Anything i decide to watch, i find online, all of the music i enjoy (aside from what my mother owns) i've likewise discovered online.
Having watched Steve McQueen's "The Cincinnati Kid" in HQ on my Pre+'s "tiny" screen, courtesy of YouTube, i realized that the breathtaking, lifelike clarity was something a TV could never offer. The pixel density of the Pre allowed for a true "same room" experience, while a TV is often mis-calibrated in a garish way, with pixels being visible from five feet away. A TV is also something you can't take to the bathroom with you.
I don't mean to crap on TV as a medium, it's just for me personally, it's a step backwards. I want to watch what i want, when i want it and where i want it, rather than having a $100 cable subscription, where the networks decide what to offer. A lot of the stuff i watch isn't even available through the traditional means, being from the '60s and '70s. YouTube on the other hand is a breath of fresh air. I've watched dozens of full length movies on my Pre+, like Bullitt, The Mechanic, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Getaway ('72) and many others i don't remember off the top of my head, since it's been over a year since then.
That said, i'm not completely averse to owning a TV as a device, something to keep around the house. Five years ago, i used to use a 23" monitor, but since buying a 10" netbook, it's been sitting unused.
I've been toying with the idea of buying a used, refurb or even broken Vizio E-series 24" and rebuilding it around an IPS screen. Not something i plan to do this year, but the TV's lack of pedestal appeals to me , and it would make a good hybrid TV/monitor for when and if i'll need one.
Vizio E-Series Razor 24" Smart LED 1080p 60Hz Wi-Fi Vizio Apps - White - BJ's Wholesale Club (white)
Note: it's supported by a "loop" behind the screen, rather than the usual base