What have you seen recently? 3

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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:11 pm

But surely if you have an analogue only TV that cannot receive the Freeview channels as it is too old to be hooked up to a Freeview box, then you shouldn't have to pay?
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:14 pm

Dotsie wrote:I'm still wondering about the TVs though. It used to be the case that if you had a TV that was broken, you still needed a licence for it, so a non-digital TV would still need a licence by those rules maybe? :?

That's not the case with a broken set. The set has always had to be able to receive a TV signal.

Is there analogue TV any longer? :?
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:57 pm

Think it's all been shut down now, Tony.
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Alanz » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:16 pm

I think it was that lots of people tried to get around not paying for a TV licence saying that they only use their TVs for watching Videos, The authorities soon saw through that.. :D
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby janet » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:37 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:But surely if you have an analogue only TV that cannot receive the Freeview channels as it is too old to be hooked up to a Freeview box, then you shouldn't have to pay?

According to the bumph about digitalisation ALL TVs were supposed to be capable of receiving the new signals but this proved to be untrue about my set. It's sat in the corner for months playing the odd video and unplugged from the (useless) aerial cable........I'll go all John Cleese about it in a minute .........'THIS TV SET IS DECEASED!'
All the info I've read says that if you do not watch/access TV as it is broadcast you do not need a licence. If this means that I have to prove I don't then they will have to prove that I do (which I don't). If they have the technology it will show that I don't. They've had my continuous licence fee since about 1979. If they think it's worth prosecuting good luck to them......I have good friends in journalistic places :twisted:
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Ghost » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:43 am

christ you're scary
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:06 am

Go Janet! :lol:
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Dotsie » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:11 pm

I do remember oil rig workers complaining that they had to buy a licence, even though they lived far too far away to get signal.

Come to think of it, they can't play DVDs either... life must be a bit dull for them.
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby janet » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:07 pm

Ghost wrote:christ you're scary

No, just old, but I'd fight in anyone's corner with them if they needed me :lol: x
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Sister Jennifer » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:38 pm

Saw a few movies on my list.

Hotel Transylvania & Frankenweenie - Both very good, the animation was fantastic

Cabin In The Woods - Surprisingly good. Really like this one.

Beasts Of The Southern Wild - Beautiful movie, highly recommended.
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Ghost » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:11 pm

I've discovered two things today 1, Robot Chicken 2, That I'm a very immature person :D
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby chris.ph » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:01 am

i love robot chicken :D :lol:
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby chuckie » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:14 am

I prefer sweet chilli chicken. :whistle:
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby raptornx01 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:55 am

Got into Robot Combat League. actually kind of interesting. the first half of the first ep drags a bit as they are introducing the teams and pairing up the teams with their respective robots but once it got into the match I found myself really getting into it. and luckily eps after have two matches per ep instead of just one so they are paced much better.

Basically, think of it like if could see how the sport in the Hugh Jackman film Real Steel got started this is pretty much what it would be.
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby michelanCello » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:02 pm

Watched Quartet, beautiful movie, felt like crying in the end... I wish I could retire in a home like that when I get old...
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