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    TV licence..

    Can they catch you if you're watching TV on your laptop via sites like tvcatchup.com? As i've just left home and havn't got the licence sorted as of yet.

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    You don't need a license(yet) for watching tv on your pc/laptop via the internet...probably different if you used a dvb tuner or something though..

    Yes they can, will they... no
    Its far too much effort.

    magicmartyn;6321521

    You don't need a license(yet) for watching tv on your pc/laptop via the … You don't need a license(yet) for watching tv on your pc/laptop via the internet...probably different if you used a dvb tuner or something though..



    Yeh you do.

    deathtrap3000;6321539

    Yeh you do.



    Since when?

    Banned

    Licen[SIZE="7"]S[/SIZE]e


    buy a dictionary first

    Yes.You need a license for anything that can receive tv signals.this includes pc's and even dvd players.

    news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

    Only if your watching them as they are being aired... ie via a DVB tuner. Catch up like iplayer etc is fine

    magicmartyn;6321521

    You don't need a license(yet) for watching tv on your pc/laptop via the … You don't need a license(yet) for watching tv on your pc/laptop via the internet...probably different if you used a dvb tuner or something though..



    duh

    Do I need a hotel and mobile units TV Licence? You need a TV … Do I need a hotel and mobile units TV Licence? You need a TV Licence for your hotel, guesthouse or campsite if you or any of your staff or guests uses any TV receiving equipment at your site address to watch television programmes as they're being shown on TV. This includes the use of a TV set, digital box, DVD or video recorder, computer or mobile phone. Each unit of accommodation, mobile unit or other area in which a TV receiver is installed or used must be covered by a TV Licence. A hotel and mobile units TV Licence will cost you less than a regular TV Licence.

    magicmartyn;6321548

    Since when?



    Been like that for a long time.

    You need a licence for something that can receive a live broadcast.

    You need a TV Licence to use any television-receiving equipment to watch or record TV programmes as they are being shown on TV. These include programmes on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, cable and satellite television. Television-receiving equipment includes:

    •TV sets
    •set-top boxes
    •DVD recorders
    •video recorders.
    You don't need a television licence if a TV set cannot receive TV programmes and is used only:

    •for close circuit monitoring
    •for watching pre-recorded videos or DVDs
    •as a computer monitor – see under heading You don't use your television set or other device to watch or record broadcast programmes.
    You do need a licence to watch TV on a mobile phone or other battery-operated device.

    magicmartyn;6321576

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2008/01/iplayer_does_not_require_a_tv_1.html



    Yeh the iplayer doesnt because the stuff isnt live.

    bykergrove;6321551

    Licen[SIZE=7]S[/SIZE]ebuy a dictionary first



    You are joking, right... :whistling:

    (would that be an American dictionary by any chance?)

    deathtrap3000;6321585

    Yeh the iplayer doesnt because the stuff isnt live.



    Yeah that's what I said.

    tvlicensing.metafaq.com/tem…QIK

    Original Poster

    LoozR;6321556

    Yes.You need a license for anything that can receive tv signals.this … Yes.You need a license for anything that can receive tv signals.this includes pc's and even dvd players.



    You need a license for anything that can receive tv signals? I'm using my TV for xbox 360 atm. I thought you just need the license if you're using it for receiving the signals.

    magicmartyn;6321596

    Yeah that's what I said. … Yeah that's what I said. https://tvlicensing.metafaq.com/templates/tvlicensing/main/answerPage?_mftvst:answerRef=%24http%3a%2f%2fapi.transversal.com%2fmfapi%2fobjectref%2fEntryStore%2fEntry%2fhttp%3a%2f%2fwww.metafaq.com%2fmfapi%2fMetafaq%2fClients%2ftvlicensing%2fModules%2flicensingInfo%2fTopics%2fgeneral%3a137849%3a6&_mftvst:moduleID=%24licensingInfo&_mftvst:topicID=%24&id=QJ9VO8M5J1OUCQ02QEUA2E6QIK



    lol
    wasnt worded like thats what you said.

    Pauladin91;6321600

    You need a license for anything that can receive tv signals? I'm using my … You need a license for anything that can receive tv signals? I'm using my TV for xbox 360 atm. I thought you just need the license if you're using it for receiving the signals.



    No you don't if your using it only for that, or a DVD player or something.

    tvlicensing.metafaq.com/tem…QIK

    magicmartyn;6321567

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5081350.stmOnly if your watching … http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5081350.stmOnly if your watching them as they are being aired... ie via a DVB tuner. Catch up like iplayer etc is fine



    deathtrap3000;6321605

    lol wasnt worded like thats what you said.

    editing stuff after you posted doesn't help.

    Original Poster

    Ah I see, thanks for the help. Well TVcatchup is live. I think i'll hold out for abit as i believe the other students in halls haven't bothered either.

    Rep left.

    bykergrove;6321551

    Licen[SIZE=7]S[/SIZE]ebuy a dictionary first


    LOL I IZ CANT SPELZ NEETHER

    Pauladin91;6321600

    You need a license for anything that can receive tv signals? I'm using my … You need a license for anything that can receive tv signals? I'm using my TV for xbox 360 atm. I thought you just need the license if you're using it for receiving the signals.



    Well not EVERYTHING.I was abit rash in that but for a tv you do.Even if you don't have an aerial!

    When will the cut this tax anyways?????????

    lol I didn't edit it - it was in a later post. Not trying to be a pain - honest

    Banned

    LoozR;6321634

    Well not EVERYTHING.I was abit rash in that but for a tv you do.Even if … Well not EVERYTHING.I was abit rash in that but for a tv you do.Even if you don't have an aerial!



    no you don't, only if you are using it to recieve live broadcasts

    you don't need a license for iplayer yet but I read somewhere that you will do in the future.

    Starr;6321635

    When will the cut this tax anyways?????????



    HERE! HERE!

    LoozR;6321652

    you don't need a license for iplayer yet but I read somewhere that you … you don't need a license for iplayer yet but I read somewhere that you will do in the future.



    Yeah - it always takes legislation a while to catch up.... Can't imagine it will be too much longer though - they need more ways to take money off us, and fast! lol

    what if its on but you close ur eyes! do that see if u get told off.

    how do the tv license people catch those watching tv without a license?

    curry khitchri;6321795

    how do the tv license people catch those watching tv without a license?



    they have this little hand held device thingy.It even tells them what channel you are watching!

    bykergrove;6321551

    Licen[SIZE="7"]S[/SIZE]ebuy a dictionary first



    TV licence used as a noun is spelt without the S.

    A TV licence is not required when using a laptop if the feed is not live. For example, BBC's iPlayer viewing does not require a TV licence. I don't know what TV catchup is but if the feed is delayed by more than a certain time than the live feed there is no requirement for a TV licence. I can't remember what the threshold is but I am sure people will find it on a search engine.

    black magic!

    curry khitchri;6321795

    how do the tv license people catch those watching tv without a license?



    They cannot detect broadcasts from LCD TVs. With CRT TVs, EM emission could be detected but whether the detector vans in the past had the capability to detect them or not I don't know.

    TV licensing usually have a database of people who purchased brand new TVs in order to determine if a household is likely to own a TV or not.

    magicmartyn;6321674

    HERE! HERE!Yeah - it always takes legislation a while to catch up.... … HERE! HERE!Yeah - it always takes legislation a while to catch up.... Can't imagine it will be too much longer though - they need more ways to take money off us, and fast! lol



    Thing is, with commercial TV, the money has to come from SOMEWHERE

    OK, it comes from advertisers.

    How do they get the money to pay for their advertising?

    They take a teensy bit of the money they make from whatever it is they're flogging.

    So,where does that money come from?

    Their customers.

    Follow that back along the food chain and, sooner or later, that money comes from us schmuks.

    I can't remember the exact figures (Can't be a**ed to look up), but I once checked the number of households in the UK and the total revenue from TV advertising.

    Worked out to almost exactly the same per household as a TV licence.

    The thing is, each household was paying that incredibly hidden "tax", WHETHER THEY HAD A TV OR NOT! :w00t:

    Some_Bloke;6321968

    Thing is, with commercial TV, the money has to come from SOMEWHEREOK, it … Thing is, with commercial TV, the money has to come from SOMEWHEREOK, it comes from advertisers.How do they get the money to pay for their advertising?They take a teensy bit of the money they make from whatever it is they're flogging.So,where does that money come from?Their customers.Follow that back along the food chain and, sooner or later, that money comes from us schmuks.I can't remember the exact figures (Can't be a**ed to look up), but I once checked the number of households in the UK and the total revenue from TV advertising.Worked out to almost exactly the same per household as a TV licence.The thing is, each household was paying that incredibly hidden "tax", WHETHER THEY HAD A TV OR NOT! :w00t:



    But the BBC is not commercial TV!

    Byker your post was full of fail..

    it's licence..
    we're not american..

    for all it costs ffs , and u can pay it monthly. its surely not worth the hassle and the penalties

    tvlicensing.co.uk/ind…jsp

    A TV Licence costs £142.50 for colour and £48.00 for black and white.


    not worth hassle,just set up a monthly DD with them,I pay once a yr by DD,but they do monthly plans I'm certain.

    ElliottC;6321991

    But the BBC is not commercial TV!



    I think SomeBloke's point was that whilst plenty of folk complain about the TV licence being unfair, the reality of where commercial TV funding comes from is a whole lot less fair.

    And I gotta agree!

    Also what is rarely know is that you dont need a license if you are using say a digital tuner on a laptop if it runs off batterys but the second you plug it in you cant, similar for portable tvs.
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