That is the question over at Emmie's place. Go read her thought-provoking, non-judgmental piece on living without television. All of her posts are good for the brain, but I found this one to be particularly noteworthy.
I'm not ready to give up my TV, but I do think about how I want to handle "screen time" as the kids get older. I can't wait for family movie night, but I dread the commercials and marketing that are a part of regular network programming. I'm grateful that TiVo, Netflix, and portable DVD players make avoidance of the rampant "you must have this" commercialism so much easier these days.
There's still a lot to think about, though. Kudos to Emmie for being a TV radical and sparking some discussion.