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Old Today, 17:35   #1
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Angry They're at it again, part 326

- at least, that's the way it feels.

Yes, folks, TV Licensing have sent me another 'Enforcement Visit' love letter!

There're some impressively frightening statistics quoted: "Last year, we visited an address every 5 seconds" and every day they "knocked on over 10,000 doors".

Yeah. About the only way such feats might be accomplished is via teleportation and/or time travel.

I can't see any point in taking even the small amount of time to visit their site and tell them I don't need a TV licence - because they'll still come anyway. Well, let 'em. I've never used iPlayer; I've only ever even visited the site once - and there's no longer even a record of that on my laptop following the recent nuke event (the remote access scam).

In fact I had another nuke event yesterday; after multiple failed attempts to remove 'Create shortcut' from the context menu (allegedly it is possible, but none of the utilities I tried worked), Windows got so peeved it decided not to let the taskbar work any more. Or the Control Panel. Or the Command Prompt. Or any icon. The only way to fix this was to reinstall again. Lesson learned.

Hmm. I've just read in the letter that you need a licence if you access iPlayer via another provider such as Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT or Amazon. Now that's just puzzling; why would you even need to? Just go straight to the iPlayer site, surely?

Actually I'm not sure a TV would work even if I had one, because the aerial socket hasn't been upgraded to digital - I did get a letter about this from Bolton At Home a few years ago, but I didn't bother putting in for it because, of course, I didn't have or want a TV, so there was no need.

There's virtually nothing I'd want to watch on TV - and most of what I would watch I can get on DVD, or on Amazon Prime (I'm still debating about Netflix - how much is it now?).

I read. A lot. Over 40+ years I've accumulated over 1200 books. I have over 100 DVDs. I play retro computer games (arcade ROMs via MAME, X-Wing vs.TIE Fighter, and even the Windows games such as Solitaire, Minesweeper, Mahjong and even Pinball). Plus I write fanfiction, mostly UFO at the moment. Who needs TV for entertainment? I don't.
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Re: They're at it again, part 326

Love it if you could live stream the TV licencing officers visit. I always enjoy seeing a 'game, set and match' confrontation.
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Re: They're at it again, part 326

Yep, every time I've bought a commercial or renovation property the licensing mob have sent out threatening letters which I so far haven't found a way to stop apart from waiting for the passing of a few years.
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Re: They're at it again, part 326

It's all a load of lies and the letters come in a depressing cycle of about 6-8 variants. I have a stack of the nonsense about an inch thick. Occasionally they come up with a new wheeze but its transparent rubbish as usual.

We've not paid the BBC tax for the last 9 years. They've even given up sending a bozo out. Not that we'd be stupid enough to open the door to a complete stranger.

Most of our viewing is downloads, streams or DVDs. Apart from some selected foodie or documentary channels. We could probably get these on youtube.
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Re: They're at it again, part 326

I thought even if you watch prime you need a TV licence.
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Re: They're at it again, part 326

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I thought even if you watch prime you need a TV licence.
From their website
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Do I need a TV Licence to watch subscription services like Netflix, Amazon or Now TV?

You donít need a TV Licence if you only ever use these services to watch on demand or catch up programmes except if youíre watching BBC programmes on iPlayer.
http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ104
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