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TV License Evasion

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Old July 2nd 03, 02:42 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
R. Mark Clayton
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Default TV License Evasion

"Bill Bennett" wrote in message
So, a friend of mine is going to Uni this year, he wants to watch telly in
his dormroom.

Probably the best way is to get a TV card and insert it in a PC.

Insert a high pass filter in the aerial socket so the IF (what the detectors
looks for) doesn't leak out. Make sure the PC has metal case.

This has a number of advantages: -

Low output of IF so harder to detect.
Faraday cage around tuner.
Doesn't look like a TV.
Instantly changes to non TV use.
TV card easily removed in the event of a serious visit.
PC can also be used as time shift VCR.
PC can also be used for academic work.
One less box in what are normally tiny rooms.

What are the chances TV-L will come and kick his ass if he doesnt pay?

What if he has a real TV (which he covers up if the detectors come round),
and fobs them off with a little battery powered handheld TV (which would

covered under his parents license?)

I'm Bill... and I sell stuff at www.daio.co.uk


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