In “1984” (1949) George Orwell
foresaw a time when TV both programmed the viewer and served as a camera. Has that time come?
(Editor’s Note: Except for link within, I cannot verify Adachi’s claim re. monitoring.)
(This was sent as a comment in response to “Help! My Wife is a TV Addict!”)
by Ken Adachi
We stopped watching broadcast TV when they turned off the analog transmitters in 2009 and we haven’t missed the moronic garbage being offered on VHF stations and slightly miss the more intelligent programs offered on public TV and UHF stations.
Of course, there were many brain washing “documentaries” from propaganda outlets like WGBH in Boston or Nova that would infuriate me, but there were also many good shows on Nature, science, history, archeology, or medicine that were enjoyable and educational.
Anyone now watching broadcast “digital” TV is directly connected to the NSA and who knows how many military and government computers. All modern plasma and flat screen TVs are embedded with microphones and cameras (in the screen) which are recording everything seen and heard in the room where the TV is located and is transmitting that information out of your home on the same carriers used to bring the digital signal into your spiffy looking, high definition, wide screen, flat panel TV set.
The only way to be free of this surveillance is to NOT have a digital TV “conversion” box in your home if you are using an older TV set, and to NOT have cable TV brought into your home. Older CRT screen TVs made before perhaps 1995 do have have the embedded cameras and microphones, but the conversion box is bugged.
We mostly watch video tapes of Japanese TV shows that are sent from Japan. Japanese TV shows are far more decent, moral and respectable than the unbelievable garbage and immoral swill being shown to American audiences. There is no comparison.
The Illuminati is making inroads into degrading the quality of Japanese TV shows by the steady and increasing diet of flamboyant, homosexual TV personalities, transgender types (called “new halfs” in Japan), and the start up of the FOX TV Immorality Channel in Tokyo last year; but overall, Japanese TV is closer to the decency we had in American television in the 1950s and 60s.
There are tons of video recordings in the library of high quality series made in the 1970s and 1980s that can replace the mindless and decadent trash offered on American TV. YouTube is another expanding source of good video material and since anyone can make a video (or film) and post it to YouTube, I expect to see a growth industry in YouTube-presented documentaries, dramas, comedies, etc., that could lead the way towards a new era of decency and morally uplifting entertainment.
If the Pajama People would only STOP watching the trash and stop patronizing the sponsors on American Garbage TV, the Garbage shows would stop going down the American Love Boat canal and TV producers would be forced to give the public the quality and DECENCY of programming that they want for themselves and their family.
Ken Adachi’s website is educate yourself.org
Here are links to some articles I posted in 2008 and 2009 that talked about the switch over to digital TV and the references to embedded microphones and cameras.
Covert Surveillance Agenda Attached to Mandatory HD TV Conversion? (April12,2008) http://educate-yourself.org/
More on the HD TV Mandatory Switchover in 2009 (Oct. 13, 2008)
The Sound of Silence: The Antithesis of Freedom by A. True Ott, PhD, ND (Dec 12, 2008)
Digital TV & Mandatory RFID Microchipping (Jan. 20, 2009)
More Evidence that Mandatory HD TV Conversion is a Set Up for Mind Control Psychotronics (Jan. 26, 2009)
The only reason Television or movies were layered with a veneer of ‘wholesome goodness’ was due to a few wealthy tycoons and a large agricultural base population behind enforcement of The Motion Picture Production Code (aka Hays Code, 1930-1968)  , and The Code of Practices for Television Broadcasters (1951-1982). 
I grew up during the last decades of these codes, and was deeply corrupted by the so-called “wholesome” days of B&W television. The problem is when everybody grew up on television nobody sees what’s it’s doing to their minds, their judgement, ethics, morals, reasoning ability, attention span, and especially how it interferes with the normal trajectory of human activity.
40 years ago I met exchange students from places that didn’t have television, and had never seen American television. They were more shocked by looking the effects of television on Americans watching it, than the content of the programs. One fellow told a roomful of us college students engrossed in a ‘show’, “you don’t know what that’s doing to your minds”, and left.
Which is what all of you should do. Get the set entirely out of the house, and if you’re not ready for that, at least cancel the satellite or cable subscription and watch videos you’ve chosen yourself. I challenge everyone to at least go entirely without broadcast television for ONE YEAR, then go watch a few hours of programming some night in a laundromat or public venue with lots of other people around. You will see some slack-jacked, passive faces, no reaction to the absolutely demonic slime oozing out of the HDTV sets after dark.
If you’re in the habit of watching tv an hour or more a day you’re desensitized to what it’s doing your mind, body and soul.