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    Re: QOTW: Do you pay the TV licence fee?

    I watch a bit of TV, so have a TV license. It's probably not good value for me personally but I don't mind paying it.

    Most of my favorite shows/media come from Youtube or Netflix and I haven't been watching much Netflix recently either.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you pay the TV licence fee?

    BTW the bit about it covering for all live broadcast TV I believe is because part of the license fee goes towards the transmitter/broadcasting infrastructure, which the BBC maintains.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you pay the TV licence fee?

    Better things to do than sitting on my arse watching tv and getting fat.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you pay the TV licence fee?

    Quote Originally Posted by Top_gun View Post
    Better things to do than sitting on my arse watching tv and getting fat.
    Like what? Sitting on your PC spouting dribble?

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    Re: QOTW: Do you pay the TV licence fee?

    The BBC is utter rubbish and I object to having to fund the BBC's politically biased propaganda even if I don't watch it.

    As such I removed my connection years ago and this has allowed me to stop paying.

    If the BBC wants to exist it should be a subscription service that covers BBC only so that it has to compete on a level field with other channels.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you pay the TV licence fee?

    Quote Originally Posted by emperoralku View Post
    The BBC is utter rubbish and I object to having to fund the BBC's politically biased propaganda even if I don't watch it.

    As such I removed my connection years ago and this has allowed me to stop paying.

    If the BBC wants to exist it should be a subscription service that covers BBC only so that it has to compete on a level field with other channels.
    Removing your connection (presumably aerial connection) is not necessarily enough, these days, to mean you don't (legally) need a licence.

    It used to be, because the licence was needed to watch or record broadcast TV live. So removing the aerial (and for certainty, detuning receivers) prevented you receiving live broadcasts.

    These days, however, receiving live broadcasts on any device, including a computer, will trigger a need, as will using iPlayer. The iPlayer bit is not restricted to live material. So if you use iPlayer, be it live, catch-up or on-demand usage, you need a licence.

    It may well be that you, emperoralku, don't use iPlayer at all and so don't need a licence, but for anybody else reading this thread, that aerial disconnection isn't quite enough. Avoid any use of iPlayer, in any context, too.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you pay the TV licence fee?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Removing your connection (presumably aerial connection) is not necessarily enough, these days, to mean you don't (legally) need a licence.

    It used to be, because the licence was needed to watch or record broadcast TV live. So removing the aerial (and for certainty, detuning receivers) prevented you receiving live broadcasts.

    These days, however, receiving live broadcasts on any device, including a computer, will trigger a need, as will using iPlayer. The iPlayer bit is not restricted to live material. So if you use iPlayer, be it live, catch-up or on-demand usage, you need a licence.

    It may well be that you, emperoralku, don't use iPlayer at all and so don't need a licence, but for anybody else reading this thread, that aerial disconnection isn't quite enough. Avoid any use of iPlayer, in any context, too.
    I believe the iPlayer issue resolves itself. IIRC you need to be logged in to a BBC account to use it and need to give said account your TV licence number.

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