Money's Worth.

Started by: Billinge Biker (1407) 

Just realised I am certainly getting my money's worth from my TV licence fee... Our Lad flit a couple of weeks ago taking his monster 60" TV with him. Her indoors decided to refurb his attic room... total stripout etc... Thats all been done so she got another TV to replace the one he took!!
So... theres a tv in the summerhouse... a tv in the kitchen diner... a tv in the livingroom... a tv in theback bedroom.. a tv in my bedroom... and a new tv in the attic room..... theres only. me and her indoors !! six tv's... I said.... do we need another one.... her indoors said... yes.. and thats it.... I will always have a spare wont I

Started: 17th May 2022 at 19:30

Posted by: ena malcup (1113) 

Cheap enough nowadays. I have three, just for one viewer, though comes in handy for guests. (Also have three 'boxes'/recorders which can display TV on my Hi Res computer monitors.)

Still remember them being costly, and many choosing to rent rather than buy their sets.

Consumer electronics has been ever so successful at reducing costs of their products, has it not.

Defence Electronics, (area in which I once worked): just the opposite. Need to be state of the art, and to better the opposition resulting in eye-watering costs!

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 19:55

Posted by: First Mate (724)

Many people can't afford the electricity to run one televsion

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 23:37
Last edited by First Mate: 17th May 2022 at 23:38:37

Posted by: Pewfall (273) 

I get my moneys worth. I haven't paid the BBC tax for the last 4 years. One of the best things i've ever done. For folk struggling to pay bills, be instantly £160 a year better off and let Gary Lineker do an honest day's graft down at Mcdonalds.

Replied: 18th May 2022 at 04:48

Posted by: Platty (1341)

BB: How many in your caravan?

Replied: 18th May 2022 at 08:30

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1407) 

Platty... ha ha... forgot that one...... 7.......powering one tv at a time is not costly first mate

Replied: 18th May 2022 at 09:44

Posted by: ena malcup (1113) 

I recall, sometime, (circa the millennium) TV manufacturers observing that people were renewing their computers around every three years, and musing whether they could get people to repurchase TV sets at a similar frequency.

I think they are getting there.

Replied: 18th May 2022 at 10:12

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1407) 

I agree with you Pewfall... but her indoors being a law abiding citizen wont unsubscribe till its not a criminal offence. Not saying you or any others are by not subscribing.

Replied: 18th May 2022 at 11:03

Posted by: PeterP (9377)

Most Tv's have auto tune but also have a manual tune. You can then tune all the channels you need except any to do with the BBC One idiot in paper today saying the £3.5 BILLION is not enough for the BBCWe have Freeview Tv with over 100 channels then Rakuten Pluto ITV Hub More4 and My5 all free to view. There are not that many programmes on any of the BBC channels that we wish to watch but like sheep we still pay for a licence. A spokesperson For the BBC came up with the idea that if the licence was done away with then the channel would be by subscription. They would LOOSE a lot of money and why can they not pay for the channel by using adverts like all the other channels do

Replied: 18th May 2022 at 14:32

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4774) 

Please excuse me but, isn't it compulsory to operate a tv one has to buy a tv licence ??? or am i missing something .... GB

Replied: 18th May 2022 at 14:39

Posted by: Pewfall (273) 

GB operating a tv has nothing to do with needing a tv license. One only needs a license for watching ANY live tv as it is being broadcast and also recording it live. Law recently changed to include all BBC catchup services on I-Player. My wife watches only netflix and watches non BBC e.g. itv news at 10, breakfast tv using internet catchup on our modern tv. The catchup is a far better picture than uhf airwaves too. If the license goons knock at my door it won't even get opened. All totally legal. I do listen to bbc radio 4. That's legal too as radio license was scrapped in 1971.

Replied: 18th May 2022 at 23:08

Posted by: lectriclegs (4860)

Do they still broadcast on UHF?

Replied: 19th May 2022 at 06:43

Posted by: Platty (1341)

BB: If you only have 1 TV in the caravan, who gets prority choice to watch?

Replied: 19th May 2022 at 08:59

Posted by: jathbee (11348)

Only have one TV. Had one in the bedroom in the distant past but never, ever used it. I usually read in bed, far more relaxing. I watch little tv anyway.

Replied: 19th May 2022 at 09:15

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1407) 

Platty.. Her Indoors.... it's the Law

Replied: 19th May 2022 at 09:24

Posted by: Owd Codger (765)

Time it was scrapped and as the BBC is in many ways a media organ of the Government, the cost of running the service should be borne by the Government.

Especially, when so many now have no license!

Replied: 20th May 2022 at 08:20

Posted by: Bruce Asher (24) 

Bruce Asher

Replied: 20th May 2022 at 08:23

Posted by: cheshirecat (289) 

Posted by: Pewfall (269)
"My wife watches only netflix and watches non BBC"

Is that because she doesn't like the BBC programmes or because you haven't got a licence?
Would she watch the BBC if there was no licence fee to pay?

Replied: 20th May 2022 at 18:32

Posted by: Platty (1341)

Owd Codger: "...the cost of running the service should be borne by the government".
The government doesn't have any money, it collects from the people by way of tax.
People should have the choice whether they want to contribute.

Replied: 20th May 2022 at 19:50

Posted by: basil brush (18274)

Please, no more funny comments, Bruce, am splitting my sides here.

Replied: 23rd May 2022 at 11:01


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