Re: TV tuners and Linux in UK



On Thu, 15 Nov 2007 23:36:12 +0000 (UTC), David Haggett
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On Thu, 15 Nov 2007 22:52:31 +0000, Ian Rawlings wrote:

You only need a TV license if you are going to actually use it to pick
up TV, do not believe those who say you need one even for tellies stored
in lofts, you don't.

Hmm. I think you might have some difficulty convincing "the authorities"
that you've bought some equipment that is specifically and solely for
receiving TV signals for any purpose other than receiving TV signals.

Plasma screen, yes, but TV card?

For connecting to a dvd or vcr or video camera.

There is also no requirement in law for you to give your own address
to the retailer. The law requires them to obtain an address from
anyone to who they sell or hire equipment capable of receiving
television signals. It doesn't require the buyer to give a real
address. Just give any old address with a valid postcode.
Here's one

T .Blair
Redhills
Durham
DH1 4BD
.