i believe that TV and books are equal.
books need light to read but TV includes light ,there can be sound and you can sometimes pause it. my uncle, Des, is sadly blind so he listens to the TV because he cant read books. A reason about books is you can visualise the word and it helps you learn.
another reason for TV is easier than reading a book because you have to learn to read and it takes time to develop reading but with TV there are 3 easy steps: 1.sit 2.turn on 3. watch.
That also means reading a book is like a reward for learning.
That’s why i am unsure if books are better than TV.