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    Hey everyone,

    Just wondered if anyone is taking a tv to uni with them? Also, could anyone currently at Bath tell me what the reception is like in say Brendon Court (or generally in any residence)?

    Thanks, Lucy :-)
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    I dunno about the reception, but I will take a tv to connect my laptop to it...laptop screens are too small
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    Are you aware that you have to pay tv license at most unis ? Just thought i'd let you know.
    I'm considering taking a TV with me as well, like a small 20 inch.
    Dunno about Bath uni.
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    Just because u take a tv means you have to pay tv licence? The use I will give to the tv is a computer screen not actual tv watching...maybe occasionally
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    No crazy amount of money spent on a TV license for me. I'll be living on DVDs/ downloads/ iPlayer/ ITV player/ 4OD/ youtube etc. More than enough to keep me going anyways.
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    If you're going to use it for watching live TV, then yeah, you need a license. You need it for anything that can broadcast live TV (so some computers, some phones)
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    (Original post by Jelephant)
    No crazy amount of money spent on a TV license for me. I'll be living on DVDs/ downloads/ iPlayer/ ITV player/ 4OD/ youtube etc. More than enough to keep me going anyways.
    +1000000000:p: :p:
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    (Original post by elfen)
    If you're going to use it for watching live TV, then yeah, you need a license. You need it for anything that can broadcast live TV (so some computers, some phones)
    The bit in bold is correct, the second sentance is incorrect.

    You do not need a license just because something can recieve a live signal. You do need a license if you are actually going to watch this live signal.

    There's an FAQ up with explains when you do and dont need a license.
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    If you dont mind ill use this thread to ask a question about tv. This is mainly directed to any spanish students and/or students interested in the Spanish football league (liga bbva). If you watched the matches, how did you do so? Like is there a channel that shows those matches or what?:confused:
    Thanks
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    Hello, I actually lived in Brendon Court last year and brought a television along with me. I can tell you that the reception was good overall. It didn't pick up a few freeview channels (I think a few music ones, and film4?) but it picked up the majority of them. The rooms are fitted with an aerial port so you will obviously need a cable to connect.

    Anymore questions feel free to ask me.
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    (Original post by markt_lfc)
    Hello, I actually lived in Brendon Court last year and brought a television along with me. I can tell you that the reception was good overall. It didn't pick up a few freeview channels (I think a few music ones, and film4?) but it picked up the majority of them. The rooms are fitted with an aerial port so you will obviously need a cable to connect.

    Anymore questions feel free to ask me.

    Thanks for the info!

    So does that mean (for definite) that I will be able to connect my TV to an external aerial and therefore, I wouldn't need to bring an internal aerial?

    Thanks again
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    There is definitely an aerial port in the room, but I never used it myself. To be honest, I'd be surprised if you have time to watch much TV!
    Like Jelephant, I found that the internet provides all decent TV for free

    An alternative is Freewire TV. It's basically freeview on your PC over the internet. You will still need a license.
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    If I ever watched TV in the first year then it was in the kitchen (they all have aerial points) someone had a cheap old portable which we kept there and I supplied an old DVD player and Freeview box (you don't get all the channels but it's not too bad).

    I had a TV in my room and a license for it (which I could of easily gotten away with not having if I had been inclined) but I hardly ever watched TV, if your in a big house then odds on peoples DVD collections will keep you going for a long time.
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    Just wondering, do we need a TV license for all TVs we own?
    I mean, if I have a TV in my room and one in the kitchen, do I have to have 2 licenses?
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    (Original post by iMacThere4iAm)
    To be honest, I'd be surprised if you have time to watch much TV!
    Because of the work load? :eek3: :eek3:
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    (Original post by xinitoo1)
    Because of the work load? :eek3: :eek3:
    Frankly, in a house full of students there's usually something a lot more entertaining happening than what's on TV. This is true at any time of the night or day.
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    (Original post by anna_br)
    Just wondering, do we need a TV license for all TVs we own?
    I mean, if I have a TV in my room and one in the kitchen, do I have to have 2 licenses?
    Lol, No.

    You only need 1 TV license per household under joint tenancy agreement. Under a seperate tenancy agreement, you'll need 1 TV license per person owning a TV.
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    (Original post by Lucylou672x)
    Thanks for the info!

    So does that mean (for definite) that I will be able to connect my TV to an external aerial and therefore, I wouldn't need to bring an internal aerial?

    Thanks again
    Just to reiterate what others have said above, you will definately be able to connect to an external aerial.

    Whilst I would agree that most of the time there is always something going on, there will obviously be times that you have to yourself, and I personally have no regrets in having taken a TV.

    Just a bit of advice in terms of the TV license. Wait until October before buying the license, therefore when you leave in June, you can cancel and get the cost of 3 months worth refunded (~£35). Bear in mind that they only refund in three month chunks.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    Lol, No.

    You only need 1 TV license per household under joint tenancy agreement. Under a seperate tenancy agreement, you'll need 1 TV license per person owning a TV.
    thanks for answering my stupid question :p:
    I was hoping I could share the license with some flatmates =/
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    I have never seen anything there myself, but I understand that most Spanish matches are broadcast at www.rojadirecta.com.
 
 
 
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