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    just a small pickle, if i was to install a computer tv card thing in my computer. would i have to pay for a tv licence?
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    (Original post by MattG)
    just a small pickle, if i was to install a computer tv card thing in my computer. would i have to pay for a tv licence?
    In theory yes
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    (Original post by MattG)
    just a small pickle, if i was to install a computer tv card thing in my computer. would i have to pay for a tv licence?
    You can get away with not paying because it can't be picked up, so no you wouldn't.
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    Unfortunately you do have to pay...we've had leaflets through the door many times reminding us about TV licences, and a TV card in your computer does count as a recieving device and you can still get caught and fined.
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    (Original post by Chicken)
    Unfortunately you do have to pay...we've had leaflets through the door many times reminding us about TV licences, and a TV card in your computer does count as a recieving device and you can still get caught and fined.
    but at uni are they that anal (eg checking your computer) for such devices. the are in built things
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    (Original post by MattG)
    but at uni are they that anal (eg checking your computer) for such devices. the are in built things
    if the tv license people come down, they will check your pc, but only if it is on (i think). anyway, you get plenty of warning when they come, enough so that you can buy a monthly TV license
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    i got a letter saying that they were gonna check our halls, but they never did.
    If they do check ure computer just play ignorent, tell them it came with ure pc and you dont know what it is
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    Actually that's no defence, but if you really want to you can get away with not paying them for absolutely ages even when they know you don't have a licence but should have.
    yeh, just put a tape of some food turning round and say its a microwave like off the advert - they fall for that one everytime
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    couldn't i just remove the card and hide it when they come round? lol
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    yeh, just put a tape of some food turning round and say its a microwave like off the advert - they fall for that one everytime
    Can I detect that you have done this.....?
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    (Original post by MattG)
    couldn't i just remove the card and hide it when they come round? lol
    yeh, you probably could lol

    i found a site that has loads of channels from around the world which you can stream over the internet:

    Stream TV Here

    776 channels (most of them are rubbish), but they work a treat with the fast uni connection
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    (Original post by Heather_1)
    Can I detect that you have done this.....?
    hehe, i don't have a tv at uni cuz we have one in our kitchen...

    ....but if i did, i would try it ..... maybe... ....not...
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    (Original post by Baron)
    yeh, you probably could lol

    i found a site that has loads of channels from around the world which you can stream over the internet:

    Stream TV Here

    776 channels (most of them are rubbish), but they work a treat with the fast uni connection
    thank god for 1500Kbps, it actually looks like tv instead of that 256Kbps crap.
 
 
 
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