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    I'm not sure if I want to take a tv to uni in september, is it possible to put a tv card in a laptop as it is with a computer? And how much is it likely to cost?

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    You can get USB ones for around £40. Be aware that you will still need a a TV licence though.
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    Even in a laptop? The TV licence clearly states that if your TV is powered via an internal battery (as a laptop is) you do not need a TV licence, provided you have a licence at home. Does the fact that it is possible to plug your laptop in make a difference?
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    I'm sure they won't find out!
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    I know about the TV lisence thing, but is it possible to put one in a laptop? My sister said it might not be. :confused:
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    (Original post by Nessyfencer)
    Even in a laptop? The TV licence clearly states that if your TV is powered via an internal battery (as a laptop is) you do not need a TV licence, provided you have a licence at home. Does the fact that it is possible to plug your laptop in make a difference?
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/guardian_j...566287,00.html

    TV Licensing insists that if you use a PC or laptop to watch any TV programme, whether BBC or not, at the same time as it is being broadcast to the public, you are watching "live" television and must have a licence. But it says most people doing this are likely to have a TV set and a licence, so they'll be covered.
    Unfortunately you would need a license.

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    USB TV "Cards" just plug in to one of the ports on the back or side of the laptop and allow you to plug an aerial in to them to receive the signal. They work in just the same way as ones you put inside desktop computers but plug in on the outside. Unfortunately you can't get TV Cards to install inside laptops, although some laptops come with them preinstalled.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/TV_Cards.html

    Compro VideoMate U3 DVB-T Stick Digital TV Tuner - Retail (GX-004-CP) @ £52.82 would allow you to watch Freeview on your laptop for example.
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    Theres tons of threads about tv licencing and university. I suggest you do a search. As for the tv card thing, do a search on www.ebuyer.com there are tons of reviews on there.
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    (Original post by Phil.)
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/guardian_j...566287,00.html



    Unfortunately you would need a license.

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    USB TV "Cards" just plug in to one of the ports on the back or side of the laptop and allow you to plug an aerial in to them to receive the signal. They work in just the same way as ones you put inside desktop computers but plug in on the outside. Unfortunately you can't get TV Cards to install inside laptops, although some laptops come with them preinstalled.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/TV_Cards.html

    Compro VideoMate U3 DVB-T Stick Digital TV Tuner - Retail (GX-004-CP) @ £52.82 would allow you to watch Freeview on your laptop for example.
    "But it says most people doing this are likely to have a TV set and a licence, so they'll be covered."

    So a student living away from home will not need a TV licence for the laptop as all conditions have been met, internal battery and licence at home.
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    (Original post by Nessyfencer)
    "But it says most people doing this are likely to have a TV set and a licence, so they'll be covered."

    So a student living away from home will not need a TV licence for the laptop as all conditions have been met, internal battery and licence at home.
    :laugh: Try it - they'll still do you if you get caught.
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    Recieved an email back from the TVL...

    If you are using a laptop powered solely by its own internal batteries to receive programmes, a licence held for your main address will cover its use in other places. However, if you use an external power source then a separate licence will be required.
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    (Original post by Nessyfencer)
    Recieved an email back from the TVL...
    Fair enough

    The TV licensing people would probably camp outside your flat in the hope of catching you plugging the laptop in though
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    Nobody can run their laptop soley on batteries. And don't think you won't get caught out if you try to blag otherwise.. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by xXMessedUpXx)
    Nobody can run their laptop soley on batteries. And don't think you won't get caught out if you try to blag otherwise.. :rolleyes:
    But just make sure that it is charged up when you plug in your TV card to watch.
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    (Original post by Nessyfencer)
    But just make sure that it is charged up when you plug in your TV card to watch.
    Yeah but if you use you mains at all they will still screw you. If they came into your place, and even if it was hinestly runing on batteries-they wouldn't believe you :p:
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    It doesn't really matter if they believe you or not, they have to prove that you have been using it as a TV whilst plugged in at mains. They can believe what they like.

    Plug in TV card makes it a device that TV programmes can be watched on, so is it fair to say that (for argument's sake) while the TV card is in, it is a TV, while it is out, it is not a TV?

    Charge laptop, take out from mains, plug in TV card, watch TV, unplug card, charge/use laptop. Or at least, that's the story you give them, what they believe and what they don't has nothing to do with anything.

    They cannot enter your home (I presume this is the same with the halls of residence) without either your permission or a warrant.
 
 
 
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