* Posts by Alex

2 posts • joined 5 Feb 2009

Beeb tech boss seeks to expand TV licence online

Alex
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Bigger issue?!

Im surprised that some people are ignoring the bigger issue here - the fact that we have to Pay £130+ a year to watch a TV where a small fraction of the programmes on TV are through BBC channels. If the TV licence is purely for the BBC then shouldnt we have the choice not to receive the content?

Surely this is a joke on us licence paying folk who have no option to 'opt out' or turn off the BBC related channels/content so we dont have to pay for a licence. Is that too much to ask? I dont understand the legal requirements of TV licencing but the way non payers are portrayed you would have thought they were murderers and scum of the highest order. In a democracy we should be able to choose not to watch content from the BBC and not have the pathetic few BBC channels on our TVs which would negate the iron fisted rule of TV licencing bods.

Paying for iPlayer use? what a load of rubbish - people pay ISPs, Sky, Virgin etc etc so why on earth should people without a TV be forced to pay for iPlayer??!! Sheer greed on the part of the BBC which is spawned from the ridiculous situation regarding the Licence fee in the first place!

can someone explain the inner workings of the TV licence and what we can and cant get away with?!

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Samsung LE40A786 'smart LED' 40in LCD TV

Alex
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@Glenn

Im actually after one of these beauties in the 46" size...where did you get yours from and would you recommend it...

Got to replace my 2 and half year old Samsung Plasma...proper workhorse!

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