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    Good idea to take one? I assume there's no restrictions on using them, good idea to use one? I know Uni is all about 'socialising' and all that polava, but when I wake up I know I definitely couldn't cope without watching Sky Sports News

    Any opinions would be greatly appreciated, thanks
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    isn't the tv reception crap?
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    I don't know, I don't currently have one but i'm probably going to buy one, i assume the reception depends on where you are
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    The reception does indeed depend on where you are.

    Currently I'm in Pendle, I can pick up two of the three MUXs - so that's about 2/3 of the channels. Sky Sports News is quite a good signal.

    If you're in the north end of campus (that's Bowland and County), expect the signal to be slightly weaker, if you're in the new buildings (Furness, Cartmel, Lonsdale), you'll have an antenna socket, which should be good.

    Just waggle your antenna around a bit, and try the whole band (there's two transmitters nearby - one will be better than the other).
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    I've applied for Cartmel and Lonsdale, so I should be ok then, thanks
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    i was in Lonsdale last year and used a TV card with my pc for freeview. the reception was perfect for every channel. and yeah a freeview box can certainly come in handy, as you say especially for sky sports news! i know there is all this stuff about socialising and that’s true but you will be at uni for 9 months and there will be many times you need to find something to do. And it’s also good so you can still watch programs that you like, like topgear for me. and I guarantee you will have visitors wanting to watch it!
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    hey, i have got a tv card for my mac with the digital channels on, i find it great and think it will be ideal for uni, you can also use your computer as a recorder as well, so its a win win situation, as long as you can get the channels of course. PLUS you dont need to pay tv license. (I mean you dont need to legally pay a tv license)
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    (Original post by tk!)
    hey, i have got a tv card for my mac with the digital channels on, i find it great and think it will be ideal for uni, you can also use your computer as a recorder as well, so its a win win situation, as long as you can get the channels of course. PLUS you dont need to pay tv license. (I mean you dont need to legally pay a tv license)
    Yes you do - if you have anything capable of recieving a tv signal, you need a licence.
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    yes you do need a licence. but i happen to know that it's not hard get away without one, especially if you have a TV card in your PC. but you do this at your own risk!
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    TV license people aren't even allowed in to check your room anyhow so its easier to get away with it.

    And don't listen to the schmucks who tell you that you need a TV license to play Tiger Woods or Pro Evo on your TV with your PS2.
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    I had a freeview box this year and the signal was perfect. I'm in Lonsdale.
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    you dont need a tv license. i even read it in the freshers guide from lancaster. and i quote

    "(page five, at the bottom of the freshers book)

    ...what you will need to bring. This will include a tv license if you have a mains operated television in your room. However, battery operated television sets do not require a license as long as your parents have a valid UK Tv license. television detection units do visit campus."

    so cause your laptop is not mains operated, i dont think you need one.

    what do you guys think
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    It is really not worth the risk, plus at some point you will have to plug your laptop in anyway. You will end up ruining the battery.
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    don't think you can get away with it that easily. as 'LubyLoo' says you will at some point have plugged your laptop into the mains. the key is not to get found out in the first place.
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    ooops. double post.
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    you will need a license, and the TV people DO check in rooms! Is it really worth the risk?
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    dont get a tv licence. You can only get a fine if the tv people gain access to your corridors and the university dont allow them so long as the tv licence people get let in by you, they cant fine you. the porters usually warn you as well when there on campus!!
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    I'm not going to get a Tv Licence, mainly because I can't be bothered to send off for one. Wouldn't it just be better to hide the tv, or take it out of the room before they enter?
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    Is anyone going to take a TV card with their laptop instead?

    I'm not bothering with a T.V, I'm taking me laptop and a t.v card.

    I'm pretty sure I'd be able to get away with paying the t.v licence too. :p:

    Even if they do accuse me of having a t.v... you're allowed to have a battery powered t.v with your parents licence aren't you?. So in theory, I'll be able to put my laptop on battery power and watch t.v.
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    I'd still laugh if you got caught though.
 
 
 
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