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Charlie Wells3,548 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
An interesting note in that article is "Anyone still using a black and white TV will need to pay an extra 50p a year, with the annual black and white TV licence rising to £49.50". I struggle to believe there are 9,300 (as of Dec 2015) people still genuinely only connecting to black & white TVs. Even if there genuinely was that many people the amount could do with an above inflation increase to nearer half (ie. £73.50), or phasing out this arguably obsolete licence option.
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London Lite6,943 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
On my Facebook, people are already moaning about the £1.50 price rise. Considering it's been frozen for the last few years, this small rise is relative and thanks to our wonderful government, the BBC will still have to cut services to meet the over 75's subsidy in 2020.
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Inspector Sands10,539 posts since 25 Aug 2004
I suspect I may have asked this before but do genuine black and white TVs have external input support? Or is there a genuine demand to modify them to add a SCART/HDMI socket to archive sets for Freeview purposes?

I'm not sure there's even such a thing as a genuine black and white TV any more (there were black and white sets available after colour 625 came about).

The rule always used to be that the receiver had to be black and white and that ruled out videos as they had 'colour' tuners. That is the case with all TV reception equipment today
MetalGearRex858 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
On my Facebook, people are already moaning about the £1.50 price rise. Considering it's been frozen for the last few years, this small rise is relative and thanks to our wonderful government, the BBC will still have to cut services to meet the over 75's subsidy in 2020.

£700 million - the equivalent of the budgets of TWO, FOUR and the two children's channels. A modest increase in my opinion, but it's not going to be helping funding thanks to the government wanting the BBC to pay for over 75's licence fees.
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deejay2,476 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Central (South) Oxford
I suspect I may have asked this before but do genuine black and white TVs have external input support? Or is there a genuine demand to modify them to add a SCART/HDMI socket to archive sets for Freeview purposes?

I'm not sure there's even such a thing as a genuine black and white TV any more (there were black and white sets available after colour 625 came about).

The rule always used to be that the receiver had to be black and white and that ruled out videos as they had 'colour' tuners. That is the case with all TV reception equipment today


Yes, I don't know why they're watching or how they're receiving the signal, but my understanding is also that if you have a colour receiver with a b/w set, you still need a colour license. I don't think anyone makes a b/w Freeview set... unless you know different!!
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MY83104 posts since 16 Nov 2016
I suspect I may have asked this before but do genuine black and white TVs have external input support? Or is there a genuine demand to modify them to add a SCART/HDMI socket to archive sets for Freeview purposes?


You can still get Freeview receivers that can output to RF.
mccanmat455 posts since 15 Jul 2005
I thought we already pay per household not per set? If it's per set then we are all buggered just paying for one each
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