I guess the simple solution is to get an LCD, because they don't give off the signals. They don't even use detector vans any more (watch their adverts? They say they just use the database).
The license fee doesn't just go to BBC programming, it also goes to Castle Crown (or whatever they're called nowadays) - the people who run the transmitter network, which all the stations benefit from.
Only if they can physically see your TV, otherwise no.
I receive TV over IP via the halls network, still should have a license but the only way they would be able to know i didnt have a license is if the halls network admin kept some kind of log of who watches the IPTV which i doubt.
They can, but it would be hugely impractical to actually do it. basically dont have your tv/aerial on display (thats how they caught us and forced us to buy a tv license), and refuse them entry to your home when they come a'knocking (dont be rude, just say 'sorry im just on my way out' or words to that effect) and you can probably get away with it. their not quite as fine-happy as they used to be, their more likely to force you to buy the license now, even if they catch you watching tv without one.
They just send out thousands of mail merges every day, my mailbox is constantly cluttered with 'final warnings' .
They sent me a letter last year about it and said ring if you don't have a tv in your uni room and don;t need a licence so i rang and the woman was just like yo do understand now you've said you don't need one you can be prosecuted when someone comes out to check....but noone ever came to check. I've had the same letter this year but just ignored it.
This thread is amazingly funnyyy!!!!!
Disgrace that students and OAPs have to pay the same rate for a license. Infact if they did introduce a student rate alot more people would just pay for a license.