We've been fine without it since 17 years ago. Until my grown up kids are thinking of buying one because they now have part time jobs. We do not have control over what shows or advertised on TV. My daughter has one in her own home. And my teens can't be bothered socializing with family gathering at my daughter's. It's disappointing. Therefore, in my opinion, having a TV does not only save quality time, it isn't ideal for social interaction. Besides, news can be watched online. And we watch movies and some TV series online, as well. Any advice on saving money, saving time, and/or saving the money instead of throwing it on a TV ?