My boys watch tv. Not so much anymore I guess they are over it but for sure they see it. I used to put the animal planet on when we left the house. haha. If there is a dog on the tv they will try and figure out where it went as it runs off screen or something. In all the dogs we have had these are my first for being able to see the tv for sure. We used to put dogs on the screen deliberately to try and get our other dogs attention and all they noticed was the sound.