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    • pioneer31
    • By pioneer31 13th Oct 16, 10:17 AM
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    TV Licence Question
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    • 13th Oct 16, 10:17 AM
    TV Licence Question 13th Oct 16 at 10:17 AM
    I have an old CRT TV with an analogue tuner and it is fed from a Freeview box.

    If I get rid of the freeview box, which will render the TV unable to receive TV channels, do I still have to pay the licence?

    I may switch it on to watch DVDs though..
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    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 13th Oct 16, 12:06 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 12:06 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 12:06 PM
    No need for a licence if you cannot receive any of the digital channels.
    • downshifter
    • By downshifter 13th Oct 16, 1:54 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 1:54 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 1:54 PM
    No need for a licence if you don't watch live TV (whether on TV, computer, phone etc). I have the same set up (very old telly) and use it to watch videos, dvds and non live internet stuff such as youtube, old films etc. using a great little gizmo recommended by someone on here!

    The licensing people didn't have any problem when I rang to cancel, in fact even offered a rebate as I said I hadn't watched live tv for 3 months.

    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 15th Oct 16, 4:43 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 4:43 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 4:43 PM
    Since 1 Sep, the TV Licence has been required to-

    - Watch or Record any linear TV channels via Freeview, Cable or Satellite.

    - Stream the equivalent programs live over the Internet.

    - Watch or Download TV programmes using BBC iPlayer (except S4C).

    If you don't do any of the above, you don't need a TV Licence.
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