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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:23 pm 
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We don't watch live tv and so have no licence........now we had this info off the licence people. We do not have a tv only a pc monitor. We wouldlike to use a flat screen as a montor but all the shops say, no you will need a licence. I'm confused as tv licence site say it's ok.

The shops say its to do with the pixels a tv gives off ??? :?:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:25 pm 
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Get one off ebay 2nd hand?

Personally, I dont have aproblem paying the licence.... the BBC produces some of the best material in the world, and for it to be available whenever I like, wherever I like now on my mobile or laptop as well as the TV, for a tenner a momth, is bloody bargainous if you ask me....

thats without even counting the radio and world services


I will no doubt be shot down by the BBC and Licence haters, but I really couldnt care... like the NHS, the BBC is of the few great things that the UK has to be proud of, and gladly pay a few pennies (40p per day) towards it.. my daily chocolate bar fix costs twice that FFS :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:40 pm 
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we don't like ordinary tv so just pay for things like netflix and watch old movies.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:50 pm 
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In a previous job I sold TV's. It is the law that the shop has to take the details of the buyer of the TV so it can be checked (at a later date I assume becuase we never did it there and then) to see if they have a licence.

This will need to be done for any equipment which has the ability to receive a TV broadcast (i.e. a tuner in it), so TV's, PC's with TV cards in them (do they still make these?) etc.

So please don't get arsey with them when they ask - they have to! However in this case the shop has got it reasons why wrong a fair bit..


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:08 pm 
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False address? :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:15 pm 
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Yup knew thay have to ask...that's no probs....i have not had a tv licence for about 7 years...we'll just get a bigger monitor a think(which is basically the same thing) but all this talk of tv vans picking up different pixels sounds like BS to me. I'll phone up the tv people as well.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:46 pm 
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BOLLOX tell the shop.
You DONT need a licence to have a TV in the house (I have for years).
You DO need a licence to receive live TV signal.

And yes I have been visited and I welcome them in.

This isn't hearsay its whats actually happened to me.

In the past I watched Video & DVD through my TV because the programs are crap.


Last edited by RobMac on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:55 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:49 pm 
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If you want to beat the TV shop registration thing get a relative who's got a licence to buy the TV for you.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:57 pm 
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I do apologise about me getting out of my pram a bit just then :oops:
I think I need some sugar.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:58 pm 
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Rob Atkin wrote:
In a previous job I sold TV's. It is the law that the shop has to take the details of the buyer of the TV so it can be checked (at a later date I assume becuase we never did it there and then) to see if they have a licence.

This will need to be done for any equipment which has the ability to receive a TV broadcast (i.e. a tuner in it), so TV's, PC's with TV cards in them (do they still make these?) etc.

So please don't get arsey with them when they ask - they have to! However in this case the shop has got it reasons why wrong a fair bit..

but not the law to give the correct details. i once gave my name and address to the tv shop (rumbelows! remember them?) as mickey mouse, disneyland.
what could they do? they asked, i answered :D


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