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Re: TV license and portable TV's.

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:28 pm

Still leaves the question of whether, while away from home, you can charge your portable TV while watching programmes as they are broadcast.
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Re: TV license and portable TV's.

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:34 pm

I respectfully submit that, if you are watching a television which is plugged in and playing programmes as they are broadcast, you are just watching television.
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Re: TV license and portable TV's.

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:38 pm

Smouldering Stoat wrote:I respectfully submit that, if you are watching a television which is plugged in and playing programmes as they are broadcast, you are just watching television.

OK, I missed a relevant part of the question. Please see edit.
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Re: TV license and portable TV's.

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:55 pm

I think my answer still stands.
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Re: TV license and portable TV's.

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:02 pm

Smouldering Stoat wrote:I think my answer still stands.

Yes, it still stands; it just doesn't answer the question.
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Re: TV license and portable TV's.

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:14 pm

It does, because you're just watching television in a way that is indistinguishable from everyone else.
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Re: TV license and portable TV's.

Postby atticus » Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:04 pm

dls wrote:Surely it just means that if you watch it whilst it is plugged in charging, the fact that it is charging does not mean it is portable.

Switch it when not plugged in and it remains portable.
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Re: TV license and portable TV's.

Postby Spankymonkey » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:55 pm

That has recently changed to cover catch up.

And when you watch iPlayer you have to confirm that you have a tv licence.


The OPs question was in regards to a portable, charging a battery. In those circumstances I could only have envisaged the TV being switched on perhaps momentarily to perform such a function or inadvertently left on. If he were to wilfully connect his portable to a laptop or Xbox, then install an on-demand programme service which is provided by the BBC, then yes, he would be caught out by the new legislation.

I wasn't sure if that was a scenario likely to be played out in the circumstances he stated.
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Re: TV license and portable TV's.

Postby tph » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:40 pm

Hairyloon wrote:Still leaves the question of whether, while away from home, you can charge your portable TV while watching programmes as they are broadcast.


It would seem that you can if you run an extension lead out to your car and sit in it to watch it.
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