In this article, we have explained the Advantages & Disadvantages of watching Television with Its uses.
- 1 What is Television and Its History?
- 2 Broadcasting Packages & Channels
- 3 The Advantages of Television
- 3.1 1. For entertainment
- 3.2 2. Learning new things
- 3.3 3. For news of the world
- 3.4 4. Unity of family increase
- 3.5 5. Best Time Pass
- 3.6 6. Development of personality
- 3.7 7. Different Culture Awareness
- 3.8 8. Cheap Source of Entertainment
- 3.9 9. Health benefits
- 3.10 10. Motivation Increase
- 3.11 11. Expand the mind
- 3.12 12. Religious Awareness
- 4 The Disadvantages of Television
- 5 The bottom line
What is Television and Its History?
Television is an electronic system of broadcasting images or objects with motion and sound. Television is considered a wonderful invention of science. It was invented by an inventor of Scottland Mr. J. L. Bayerd in the 1920 century.
In the beginning, TV was no like that which we see now. Slowly changes and development were happening, and till 1940 full electronic television was invented. That television was called as CRT televisions. Now a day’s LED TV is in vogue.
People feel to see television as if watching anything live, or anything happening before our eyes as in reality. It is the favored source of entertainment of public and different types of news. It is a popular medium of telecommunication and entertainment.
That’s why television is found in most of the houses in India both in cities and villages. The invention of television has changed the lifestyle of the human and made possible a lot of things which people cannot imagine before its invention.
In starting black and white films, images, and videos were seen, but after the development of technology, it is possible to see the picture in their real look and color. There are different types of programs that are telecasted from their centers, called studios, with the help of communication satellites.
Now broadcasting has been digital due to which we can see crystal clear images and videos in their actual color and design. Each country has established several television broadcasting centers in diverse cities.
Broadcasting Packages & Channels
Television brings a lot of packages of different channels depends upon the budgets. Now there is so much crowd and numerous channels round the clock available on TV, and finally, we can say that now the people are confused in the way of choosing the popular channels.
In India, before only one government channel was coming on television named “Doordarshan” but now more than 200 hundred private and states level free and paid, both are available on the television screen.
The rates of packages are customized and suitable for each level of customer. Anybody can choose the channel as per his choice and select the plan or he can tailor his package and minimize the unnecessary spending.
Now the television has become the need of every house. The cable wire through the antenna is connected to the tv set to watch different types of channels. Different types of television channel operators are in the market. They provide lots of channels, and they charge the fee as per their tariff.
Now DTH direct to home service has replaced the cable connection in which without a cable we can watch the different types of programs. DTH services required only a set-top box in place of cable. This set box catches the signals of channels through the satellite of the country.
The Advantages of Television
As we know that we are moving forward very fast in the field of technology. This technology affects the life of each human in the world. Technology gave us an excellent and beneficial gift in the form of television. But like other machines and inventions, the TV also has its advantages and disadvantages for the human being.
The uses, benefits, and losses also are known by each viewer of television. But the habits have become so common, and the people cannot ignore the watch television, especially children and adults, have become so addicted to watching the TV. The advantages of television are mentioned below –
1. For entertainment
There is no doubt that Television provides comprehensive varieties of entertainment for adults and kids both. We can have a good show by choosing serials, plays, films, and series of games and sports matches.
Television provides the facility of entertainment at home where viewers can watch several types of serials, music, movies, and many more. The show gives relaxation to the mind and body.
2. Learning new things
Television is the source of learning new things related to various fields. Educational programs, creative shows, and competitive programs give a lot of knowledge and information about education and technology. As such, these shows, serials, and programs have become an essential part of our day to learning.
3. For news of the world
Nowadays television is the main, fastest and accessible medium of spreading news in a piece of time. News about the economy of the country and the world, industry, politics, and sports can be provided and broadcasted speedy and in detail manner with pictures and video clips. People can see the actual condition and situation of any issues or incidents or accidents from their house through this trustworthy source of information.
4. Unity of family increase
You believe or not, but television is the only place where all members of the family of the whole family can sit together. If an entire family sits together in the enjoying mood, they can discuss openly with integrity.
Lots of issues are sorted out if they discuss simultaneously, and TV is the only place where all members of the family can sit and watch the television, and they can openly talk at that time.
5. Best Time Pass
Television is significant for people, especially for old age people or who are free and have much time to pass. After retiring from job or parents, feel bore and alone, and they feel tough to give their time.
Television is the best companion in this situation for old age and alone people. We can say that television is not only the source of entertainment and time pass for old age people, but it is a good time pass and entertainment for kids, children and students also.
6. Development of personality
There are a lot of different types of programs, sports matches, and full knowledge debates that increase the nature of the students and children. New things and techniques will be learned by the people through television only.
Huge international and national games like Olympic, national tournaments, commonwealth games, etc. increase awareness among the students for staring games and sports.
Awareness & knowledge of different languages- Another advantage of television is that through it we can learn and know the new styles of various regions, states, and countries. So the general knowledge about this field increases also.
Before the advent of television, only local languages were known, but after the revolution and its various regional channels, there are lots of serials and programs being broadcasted in different languages.
7. Different Culture Awareness
In India outside India in the whole world, there are different types of cultures, rituals and customs are prevalent if we keep aside television, then we will not have any better source of knowing and watching about these cultures.
Nowadays, there are several channels available in which they show the cultural activities of different places and different languages and different religions and beliefs.
8. Cheap Source of Entertainment
The television fulfills the entertainment requirement of each category of people of society. But there is no doubt that the cost of TV has increased and very advanced and costly television sets are available in the market.
But, still, there are cheapest televisions that also provide a good range of products to the medium class customers and lower class customers. They can take enjoy and entertainment through television at very least spending.
9. Health benefits
If we have entertainment, good laughing, and discussion, then it improves the internal system of the body, and our health also improves gradually. As sports, entertainment, and extracurricular activities are essential and vital for the sound health of the human being.
10. Motivation Increase
Day by day, several programs are being launched in different channels in which people and students can participate i.e., quiz competitions, general knowledge awareness, and educational shows. People are encouraged and motivated by watching them, and they become intend to do the same in practical life. Finally, it affects their personality and development in a career as well.
11. Expand the mind
Now, television has become the best motivator and educator. Presently, lots of educational channels include group discussions, technology development, breaking news, and different types of information, economic development, and many more things for the youth and people. Due to the mindset also change and develop fast.
12. Religious Awareness
There are several separate channels have been launched dedicated to the religious news, seminars, programs and gathering, preaching, and teachings. Every member of any religion and belief can see the different types of programs and of varying faith increase their knowledge. It is a significant advantage of television.
By sitting at home, only people can know the holy things and teachings and lectures of the leaders and saints. Some people, and an old aged person, especially they watch tv for the only religious purpose to watch their favorite religious channels.
The Disadvantages of Television
Nowadays, almost every house has a tv set for entertainment and information. As we discussed above, there are lots of advantages to watching television. But besides a lot of benefits, TV has some disadvantages also. We cannot ignore its adverse side effects. These side effects severely affect our life and health as well.
Here we will discuss in details about the disadvantages of watching television pointwise to under better.
1. Negative effect on health
Watching most of the time, television is not suitable for health. It is the foremost significant side effect of watching tv mostly on kids. If we watch television most of the time, then we will face lots of health-related problems as body pain, back pain, eys irritation pain. In every house, people and mostly kids watch the full television days and sitting on the sofa or chairs. Due to this, children and adults do not go outside for playing or any sports activities.
Kids are becoming addicted to watching cartoon channels. Due to this, they become more irritative. The one main reason for obesity in kids is watching television for long hours. At the time of eating and drinking, kids like to sit only in place of walking after a meal.
2. Wastage of time
The television is a good source of joy and entertainment, but the excessive use of television is so harmful to the kids and adults both. Generally, if any popular serial or programs come on TV then at that time all people or all members collect in the television room to watch. But usually, time-wasting is there to watch unnecessary serials or programs. In examinations time mostly kids waste time to see the tv.
3. Lack of meeting with families
Due to television and its channels popularity, it is seen that families and kids avoid going anywhere to meet at the time of their favorite program. In sports seasons and particular program time fond of television does not go out or anywhere as they want to sit only in front of the TV. Because of this, distance between the two families increase. In this way, television is not as good as people give priority to tv more.
Adverse effect on children and kids – Presently, various numbers of programs broadcasted which are not suitable and related to children’s mentality as per their age who are less than 18 years old. These types of plans leave a terrible impression on children, and they adopt the wrong way, affecting their study and career.
4. Encourage the disputes
Due to television, new conflicts and arguments happen in families. Some shows leave a wrong impression on the mind of males and females, and their thinking changes a lot. Due to these changes, they become compelled to fight, and unexpected disputes take birth.
5. Addiction to Cartoons
Each house is severely affected due to cartoon channels, and the kids and children are so addicted and like a mad to watch the different cartoon channels. Kids sit on the sofa for long hours, and they do not feel hungry and other things. Only they concentrate on cartoons.
Due to this, children do not go out for the play, and so their physical activities go down. Lots of parents are so anxious and worry due to this habit and addiction to children. It affects the mindset of kids and children severely.
6. The negative impact of false advertisement
We see that day by day, the crowd of an ad on television is increasing very fast. All types of ads come on tv. These are like: a variety of local and branded products are also being sold through advertisement.
Most of these advertisements are fake and against the rule and mindset of children and kids. Due to this, they like only that item, whatever does not bother. Some advertisements are related to only adults, but if they sit with kids and children, then they also watch this and their mind disturbed and change from their career and study.
In the above discussion and analysis of television utility and its advantages and disadvantages, we conclude that the use of television is a useful invention. Still, the use of tv gives many side effects if not used properly.
There should be a balance in usage, and especially for kids and children, we should be more conscious and try to avoid unwanted and unsuitable programs. Anything if used more than limit and improper, then it is harmful.