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[Thursday 9th December 2004 at 5:16 pm]

Those TV licencing people are persistent. I think I've had a total of 4 letters from them, three of which contained application forms, all saying "you don't have a TV licence". It's true, I don't have one. Neither do I have a TV, video recorder, or cpature card capable of capturing TV signals. I do have a capture card capable of capturing from composite and s-video sources in everything bar PAL60, but it can't de hooked up to an antenna without an external decoder, so it doesn't count.

Presumably at some point they'll knock on the door and have a look round to prove that I don't need a licence.
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[User Picture]From: dootsie
Thursday 9th December 2004 at 8:31 pm (UTC)
Isn't it funny how people tend to assume that it's entirely impossible that people in the modern world could exist without a TV?
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[User Picture]From: sarah_on_bed
Saturday 11th December 2004 at 11:44 am (UTC)
if you send them a letter back saying "i don't have a tv license, quit bothering me" they should stop sending you those letters... although i can't guarantee it'll work! i don't think it'll stop them coming round and checking, but at least they won't waste quite so much rainforest by repeat mail!
ps i'm sorry i've been really crap at getting organised this term, but i promise you'll get that coke at some stage!!! maybe week 1 next term, before all the madness hits?
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Saturday 11th December 2004 at 3:14 pm (UTC)
I have sent them one saying that... maybe I'll send another and see if that stops them. I do like the way they only tell you about that on the back of the letter, and the front is devoted to "You don't have a TV license, we'll be knocking on your door soon to fine you".

Week 1 would be good, or maybe a little before (I plan to return probably thurs/fri in the week before term starts, to get sorted with everything).
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[User Picture]From: sarah_on_bed
Sunday 12th December 2004 at 11:33 pm (UTC)
how very annoying
bloody tv licensing people
they didn't ever come round last year, despite all the threatening letters!
let me know when you'll be back, cos i'm around most of the time (although going back to southampton over christmas)
by that time i'll be so stir crazy from hanging around the flat for a month while rob's at work...
have a good xmas :) nice break
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Sunday 12th December 2004 at 11:37 pm (UTC)
Will do. Have a nice christmas too!

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