We never watch movies on television if it has advertising in it. It makes the movie too long and the breaks are annoying. We will sometimes even watch a movie on DVD while the same movie is playing on the television.
I don't watch movies on tv either. I rarely watch live tv these days because what I want to watch usually isn't on at a convenient time. I will either watch on catch-up or not bother. Movies aren't on catch-up unless you pay extra, so if it is something I want to see it means I either have it on DVD or I am not interested enough to bother.
I haven't had conventional cable in years, so no, not anymore. I do remember when I was a kid and movies used to start playing at night, and I used to love catching a movie on TV, even if I had seen the movie dozens of times before. I loved that I caught it, it was like a treat. I guess at that time, I was happy to watch what I was being fed, at least sometimes, instead of seeking things out.
I actually became a big fan of old Hollywood because of that, and I got a great love of Edgar Allen Poe from having to watch Vincent Price movies late on a Saturday night when my parents were at dinner parties and I was meant to make myself scarce. I think it's a loss for this DVD generation that only get to watch what they already know and like...
YES I am a DVD addict with heaps and heaps of movies to watch. As far as viewing free to air movies, sorry but the advertisements kill them. We also have FOXTEL but do not subscribe to the Movie Channels due to the fact that even the Premiere Movies are late to be telecast after DVD release. I know that their Box Office has same day as DVD release but the subscription fee is dearer than renting a DVD and you can only watch it the once.
I VHS record all that I want to view from TV programmes. Watch at a suitable time to me!
I can fast fwd the adverts.
Do have DVD's of much loved, usually, UK BBC cop drama's. They're simply THE best!
Oooohhhh! Prime Suspect, Midsomer Murders, Waking The Dead, Blue Murder, No Offence, DCI Banks, miss Marple Mysteries, Poirot et al.
Love 'em to bits!