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TV Licence Super Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ken, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. SixTwoSix

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 14, 2007

    Posts: 9,405

    Location: Rugby

    LOL...Daily Mail, this isn't new news, anyone who can read at primary school level could find this out from the TV licence website for a long time.
     
  2. IndigoGorilla

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 12, 2011

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    Location: Manchester

    :D:D:D
     
  3. ubersonic

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 26, 2009

    Posts: 20,426

    Cable and plug hanging out of somebody's mouth, it's a giveaway sign that they've just eaten the tele.
     
  4. Pottsey

    Mobster

    Joined: May 29, 2006

    Posts: 3,704

    That would be funny if it wasn't for the fact spending 2 minutes of your time to tell them you don't need a licence can be one of the worse things to do. That can cause nothing but problems depending on what mood they are in. From experience I would never recommend anyone rings them up. The safest option with the least amount of hassle is to remove their right of access and ignore them.

    Ringing them up is a gamble sometimes it works for a few years somethings it causes nothing but problems even if you do everything correctly and are doing nothing wrong.
     
  5. Nasher

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 12,156

    TBH you should not give anyone any information they don't NEED to know, including your name. If someone turns up on your doorstep, just tell them you don't need a licence and goodbye.
     
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  6. Avenged7Fold

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 12, 2012

    Posts: 11,619

    Location: Surrey

    No one is forced to watch live BBC TV.

    I certainly dont watch it.

    You make it sound like you should be entitled to watch their content yet not pay for it. You are not forced to pay for petrol but you should if you want to drive to work.
     
  7. Basher

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,218

    How about if you watch no live BBC TV but lots of live ITV/Ch 5?
     
  8. Avenged7Fold

    Capodecina

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    No one forces you to watch ITV/Ch 5?

     
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  9. calp0l

    Associate

    Joined: Sep 20, 2016

    Posts: 79

    Location: East Midlands UK

    Similar issue in Ireland. Filled out form, stopped paying the TV Licence. Kept getting letters and knocks on door. But I wouldn't let the Garda in without a warrant, so why would I let them numpty's in.
     
  10. Basher

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,218

    Yes, we're well aware of that. But the point is that if ITV/Ch5 aren't funded by the license, why is it fair that I have to pay it to watch those channels?
     
  11. SixTwoSix

    Sgarrista

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    Is there anything on C5 worth watching? ;)
     
  12. Basher

    Soldato

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    Posts: 7,218

    That's a totally different argument :D
     
  13. TwsT

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 7, 2011

    Posts: 7,598

    Location: Stoke on Toast

    I don't mind paying my license but I would like assuring that none of my license fee goes to the news or radio 4 in protest of how abysmal they have been at covering issues when ever it involves holding the Tories to task.

    I easily watch enough bbc drama to warrant paying for it.
     
  14. Avenged7Fold

    Capodecina

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    Location: Surrey

    It's not fair but dem da rulez.

    You can choose to follow them or not but when you choose not to, understand that you risk whatever the consequences are.

    No one is arguing that the form of funding is fair, just that you have the choice of not watching if you dont wish to pay.
     
  15. Basher

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,218

    No one is arguing about those being the rules, they're saying that if you want to watch live TV you're forced into paying it, no matter which services you're using.
     
  16. Lmg80

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 20, 2016

    Posts: 181

    Got confirmation of my declaration I did not need a license; so given the below it's presumed I'm guilty by default!

     
  17. DMZ

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 30, 2011

    Posts: 123

    I haven't had a TV or a TV licence for many years. The TV licencing authority was always hounding me with accusations, yet they refused to come round and check. One day I told them exactly what I thought of their tactics. They haven't really bothered me since. They just send me a letter about every two years to ask if things are still the same, and they ask me to reply online and explain why I don't have a licence. In that reply I tell them my opinion of TV, and the anti-competitiveness of the BBC's licence. I think there's a mark by my name and address saying "This guy really doesn't have a TV".
     
  18. rIcK

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 5, 2004

    Posts: 1,244

    I don't mind paying the TV license and agree with the idea of it, I also happen to work for the BBC R&D.

    Sadly since I never watch TV, it doesn't actually make any sense to have a TV License. My TV is basically a games console monitor.
     
  19. Ken

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 28, 2004

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    Wow this thread is still active :D

    Anyway, if anyone was curious, I've not had any letters and I assume no visits otherwise there would be...letters.
     
  20. jake9891

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 7, 2011

    Posts: 291

    Location: Ruislip

    Cancelled mine for the same reason, dont watch live TV, too many adverts and not enough interesting shows. Have Smart TV for Netflix, Plex and Amazon, no aerial connected. Only had to declare that I no longer need a license online and they send me confirmation via email.