TV Licences

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mrs bouquet

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TV Licences
« on: February 11, 2019, 16:41 »
This subject has received a lot of press recently.  Last night:   Pointless Celebrities, repeat.  Countryfile, repeat.   Antiques Roadshow, repeat.   Five Billion Pound Sewer, Repeat..   In the daytime viewing, Homes under the Hammer, repeat.   Porridge, repeat.  Dragons Den, Repeat.
In the end I gave up, and thought I will watch 'Endeavour'.   I was so confused, with him in uniform with a 'tashe, and didn't know who the others were, who is the older man with the hat ???  Gave up on that and watched somethings I had recorded.   Hadn't seen them before, but it was my choice anyway.
I don't think the BBC contributed a lot financially yesterday  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:  Mrs Bouquet
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 16:54 »
Can't say I watch live tv anymore, partially because my ageing TV doesn't have a digital tuner but as you say it's full of trash and repeats.  I did treat myself to a netflix subscription at the start of the year, just for a better selection of rubbish to watch.

I don't dare de-register with the Beeb though - you should see volume of harassing letters at ML's empty house ! There's one a month at least, yes I've told them the house is unoccupied and empty but it doesn't stop them.
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 18:25 »
I've never had a problem with telling the TV licencing people that I don't have a telly. Mind you I've been doing it by email since 1984 or thereabouts at various addresses. Had the detector van at one address - that caused confusion as it was the dreaded radio amateur broadcasting on slow scan and it was worth letting the staff see what was going on - luckily the German radio amateur at the other end spoke decent English and explained the technicalities of not broadcasting on commercial band with while husband got out his rule book.

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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 23:20 »
A while ago now, but our daughter moved out of her house, leaving it empty for a while, and transferring her TV licence to her new address.
I was over there late one evening to check all was OK. I had only just closed the front door when the bell rang.
According to our records etc...

Well I swiftly invited him in and suggested he look around. To be honest he looked terrified but he took a look around downstairs. Then I suggested he check the bedrooms. Well he couldn't get out of there fast enough and we didn't hear anything from them again  :lol:

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 11:18 »
We successfully deregistered about ten years ago without issue. We were not watching live TV on either the screen or the computer so we enquired and filled in the form.

We were of course checked after about half a year. They sent two guys round. One chats to you and checks the room, the second guy is just there to watch you. I assume he was looking for furtive glances at cupboard doors and similar.

They seemed very well informed about DVD collections being the sole use for the screen and recently the computer with its collection of films.

After a couple of years we did get a "are you still not viewing?" letter which we completed and since then, nothing. When we moved to our new home we notified them and as far as I know they have not been round to check. We are "three miles past the blasted oak" so that may be a contributing factor.

It is certainly peaceful not having the TV spewing its endless diet of repeats. We don't have Netflix either (because of the whole three miles past the blasted oak rural internet) so we have a small computer hosting all our movie collection attached to an AppleTV tucked behind the main screen. Suits us perfectly.

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2019, 21:33 »
Just so you are all aware, you don't have to let them into your house if you don't want to - they have no power of entry.
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2019, 23:57 »
We were moving in (a few houses back), the removal van had just departed and we're surrounded by boxes when some officious bumpkin knocked on the door and demanded to see our TV licence. I explained we had only just arrived and had lots to unpack if we were to sleep with blankets that night.
Nevertheless, he required sight of our TV licence.
Please wait whilst I look...
An hour later he knocked on the door again.
I explained there were a lot of boxes to open and put away so it may take days. I think the words moron, fascist and some adjectives that I won't detail here were used.
Oddly enough he never came back. And a few days later the TV Licence turned up.
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« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 20:29 »
Just to say the rules have changed to include netflix and bbc iplayer are all included

Telling us you don't need a TV Licence - TV Licensing ?

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« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 20:41 »
Just to say the rules have changed to include netflix and bbc iplayer are all included

Telling us you don't need a TV Licence - TV Licensing ?

Only applies if you use the iPlayer. Netflix, Prime, et al are not within the scope of the license fee.


 

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