How you manage TV conflicts at home?Most of the households witness TV war at home where different family members want to watch different channel as per their choice. Kids want to see cartoon channels, ladies want to see serials and entertainment programs, men want to watch news, finance and sports channels. If it is a joint family then situation further gets challenging as there will be grandparents who will want to see sacred and religious channels. Though with the advent of streaming media many importance of TV at home has decreased as many people watch their own channels on their laptops and smartphones but still TV continues to be important in households.
Most of the households resolve this conflict by having more than one TV at home and multi-TV connections are quite are popular. But still that is also not a viable solution as the number of choices in a household can be different for each member, so how many TVs we can afford to have at home? It also adds to our monthly budget.
I think cooperation and understanding among different family members and dividing the TV time slots wisely so that everyone gets their piece of cake is a more practical solution. Family members should show maturity in this and normally kids should be given a preference in case of overlap. But sadly this does not happen sometimes as adults and old people sometimes become too possessive about watching their channels on TV and it leads to small fights within.
I think though not directly related, the way in which a family manages these conflicts speaks a lot about the compromise, adjustment quotient prevailing in a family.
So do you have such TV conflicts at home and how do you resolve them?