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Old 07-29-2013, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by ravenheart View Post
We have to buy a license every year. It used to genuinely be a license to own a TV. That was back when we only had four channels and there were no such things as games consoles or playback devices.

Now, you can own one without a license, but you can only use it for games consoles and DVD players (and other minority situations, like using it solely as a CCTV monitor, as a radio, or as output for a stereo system). Interestingly, you don't need the license if you only watch on-demand TV services. I guarantee they'll change that.

You need the license to watch live TV of any kind. It also covers TV cards in computers, and set-top boxes.

It's basically how we fund the BBC.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Televi...United_Kingdom
Same system here too, with our equivalent company, RTE. They tend to be even stricter over here too, if it can output a video signal of any kind, they view as potentially a television and charge the license.
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