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Nuvistor
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Nice photo of a Murphy BW TV in a family atmosphere, it’s an article about 6000 BW licenses still in use.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/nov/12/do-you-still-have-a-black-and-white-tv-licence?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

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Topic starter Posted : 13/11/2019 10:12 am
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A well-known library photo - note the AC-DC HMV radio with no ventilation alongside. 

This tired old canard does crop up regularly, but how many of those black and white licences are genuinely for people with no form of video recorder and just a black and white TV? I'd venture very few. 

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Posted : 13/11/2019 10:31 am
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If it’s a BW TV fed through a Freeview box would that require a colour license?

 

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Topic starter Posted : 13/11/2019 10:56 am
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Found an answer to my question, the Freeview box must not be able to record. This photo looks like a USA TV.

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/nov/23/bbc-iplayer-black-white-tv-licence?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

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Topic starter Posted : 13/11/2019 11:09 am
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One of my college tutors used to get around not having a licence at all by having a playback only VCR connected to a colour composite monitor.

He used to get friends & neighbours to record programmes he wanted to see.

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Posted by: @nuvistor

Found an answer to my question, the Freeview box must not be able to record.

 

There's a problem with that. My August box can record if a portable USB drive is connected to it but not if it isn't.

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Posted : 13/11/2019 7:18 pm
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Posted by: @nuvistor

Found an answer to my question, the Freeview box must not be able to record.

 

There's a problem with that. My August box can record if a portable USB drive is connected to it but not if it isn't.

I suppose if there is no USB drive connected then it’s OK, but like many things it can be argued in a different way. 

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Topic starter Posted : 13/11/2019 7:32 pm
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That's like saying "my VCR has no tape in it", Frank.

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Posted : 13/11/2019 10:09 pm
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That's like saying "my VCR has no tape in it", Frank.

That’s true.

 

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Topic starter Posted : 13/11/2019 11:04 pm