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    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    To be fair, the Beeb do put out some great nature documentaries
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    That is literally the only thing of theirs I bother watching, and I just buy the UHD bluray.

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    Re: QOTW: TV License or Netflix?

    Netflix all the way i haven't had a tv license in 6 years and i've never regretted it.

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    Re: QOTW: TV License or Netflix?

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post

    The BBC needs to grow up. It comes from a time when the infrastructure for broadcast was so expensive (hell, most of it needed inventing from scratch) that only government could afford it. It's the same with flight and space travel. Now we have civilian aircraft and private companies planning trips to other planets. Yet the BBC still lives in a land of what's effectively a tax. If you don't have a TV and don't pay it you get some seriously threatening letters. If they turn up at your door they'll issue you with a police caution (no legal punch behind it, it's an intimidation tactic.... y'know, like the Mafia use when they want people to pay up) and start implying the police will break your door down. They need to be taught a lesson and that lesson is you will not extort money from OAPs who don't want or need a TV. That and you're now going to compete on the same grounds as everyone else for business. If people don't want BBC and channel 4 (public funded also) then they don't have to have it and can still have sky, etc.

    It's an outdated model from a business that has taken things too far.
    if you use a service, ie a TV Aerial, then you need to pay for it.
    The BBC has no adverts, so it needs income.

    The Mafia aren't often involved in TV License fee's from my knowledge.

    In my experience, if you don't watch terestrial or Iplayer, you complete a form saying so, and they write to you again in a year to ask the same thing. If they find thst you ARE watching it, you are fined. Simple system.

    I know it works because I have used the system. And I do pay my TV license, and I use Iplayer a lot.
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    Re: QOTW: TV License or Netflix?

    Quote Originally Posted by rich835 View Post
    If it was up to me, I would cancel my license. Netflix is far better value for what I want.
    Unfortunately, the wife requires a license for Eastenders.

    If the beeb gave me better value for their other services, I wouldn't complain, but it seems to be whittled down on a regular basis. Examples are, scrapping the traffic & travel site, and scrapping a stack of cooking recipies. Local beeb radio has too much emphasis on local football now, of which I also have no interest.

    The license fee is very bad value for my personal needs.
    The government told them to stop the traffic/travel and recipe stuff as they said it was treading on the toes of commercial suppliers. The beeb also had a plan to drastically improve their local reporting cancelled after local newspapers objected.

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    Re: QOTW: TV License or Netflix?

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    H When I've been at someone house who is watching the BBC, well last time was Christmas and I had to put up with Mrs Browns boys.

    They should be paying me to watch that garbage.

    agree with THAT

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    agree with THAT
    Me too. Anyone that says that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit has clearly never seen Mrs Brown's Boys.

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    Agreed, I think whatever viewing figures MBB got were mainly down to people eating too much and not being bothered to find the remote after the news was on.

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    Re: QOTW: TV License or Netflix?

    You people are lucky,
    in Switzerland, the same thing is about 400 pounds (550CHF). ANd if you have any device that can receive national programme, you have to pay.
    Even if you do not watch it.

    I watch mostly VOD(Netflix, Amazon) or buy Blu-rays sometimes.
    Cinema became way too expensive to go even monthly.
    The more you live, less you die. More you play, more you die. Isn't it great.

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    BBC is going the way of Hollywood Video. Need to change their model fast or die. I sub to Amazon, Hulu and Netflix. And use YouTube for other stuff. No cable or satellite packages because their packages suck, are expensive, and I can get most if not all things I'd get in a cable package either for free (local news OTA) or a very small subscription fee from Amazon or Netflix.

    I estimate I still spend $40/mo less on my subscriptions than even the cheapest local cable or satellite package. Can't imagine BBC provides that much value.

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    The BBC is now just mainly trash. I'd rather live without TV than pay for the biased, sensationalist garbage that's the BBC news, or another season of some tacky reality TV show.

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    Re: QOTW: TV License or Netflix?

    Netflix is the choice for me.
    I rarely watched Tv so switched to netflix after my sky contract/subscription ran out.

    Should you want to .....There is no annual contract with so it can be canceled anytime without penalty, The
    account automatically closes at the end of your current billing period.

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    Re: QOTW: TV License or Netflix?

    The BBC should be to "educate and innovate" unfortunately all it seems to want to do is compete rather than offer alternative and different.
    They also need to reduce what they pay for so called "talent". No one in the public sector should earn more than the Prime Minister so there should be a cieling cap on bbc wages. The usual case for high pay is you need to pay it to get the talent, well the talent required is infinite whereas the positions for that talent is not so just let the so called talent bugger off when they demand more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    The BBC should be to "educate and innovate" unfortunately all it seems to want to do is compete rather than offer alternative and different.
    They also need to reduce what they pay for so called "talent". No one in the public sector should earn more than the Prime Minister so there should be a cieling cap on bbc wages. The usual case for high pay is you need to pay it to get the talent, well the talent required is infinite whereas the positions for that talent is not so just let the so called talent bugger off when they demand more.
    I appreciate that this is a tangent but I agree with you that nobody in the public sector should be paid more than the PM BUT to me that just tells me the PM role is grossly underpaid.

    Run a whole country, carry the can for anything that goes wrong with little to no job security and you're only offering £150k?

    No wonder the last few holders of the post have been so lackluster. You pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

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    Re: QOTW: TV License or Netflix?

    I dont think the bbc would servive on just adds..

    i dont watch tv , years since i did i get all i need online
    so why pay the bbc....

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    Re: QOTW: TV License or Netflix?

    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    The BBC should be to "educate and innovate" unfortunately all it seems to want to do is compete rather than offer alternative and different.
    They also need to reduce what they pay for so called "talent". No one in the public sector should earn more than the Prime Minister so there should be a cieling cap on bbc wages. The usual case for high pay is you need to pay it to get the talent, well the talent required is infinite whereas the positions for that talent is not so just let the so called talent bugger off when they demand more.
    Sounds like a quote right out of the Tory Playbook. BBC shouldn't compete cos our mates at Sky should have the monopoly. There are civil servants who get paid more than the PM, University Chancellors, Heads of Health Trusts, School Headmasters, etc. May's Private Sec probably gets more money than her. Ex-PMs always seem to do very well with the directorships, speaking engagements etc post-office, so I always thought that was the trade off.

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    Days gone for TVs, Netflix is THE thing now. Their series never disappointed me. Damn they are awesome.

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