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News Summary: How people use TV differently

THE FINDINGS: The number of U.S. homes that don't get traditional television service continues to increase, but that doesn't mean they don't have TVs. The Nielsen company says three-quarters of the estimated 5 million homes that don't get TV signals over the air or through cable or satellite service have TVs anyway.

ALTERNATIVES: Many are satisfied to use their TVs for games or get programming through DVDs or services like Netflix.

WHAT THIS MEANS: Nielsen is considering redefining what it considers a television household to include people who get an alternative service instead of the traditional TV signals.

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