I just got a 'reminder' from the TV licencing people that my licence expires tonight! I didn't receive any reminders at all about it this month, so I thought I might have got my dates wrong and it was due to expire at the end of next month. I'd been planning to cancel it anyway, but I don't have any choice now since there's only a few quid left in the bank till I get paid.
I was still undecided about what exactly I should do with the TV though. Obviously I'll be disconnecting the areal, and it receives zero signal without it. I know they say you're allowed to still watch DVDs on it so long as it doesn't receive a live signal, but I'm still worried about getting grief about it. The TV's next to the downstairs window in the sitting room (nowhere else to put it!), so I'm worried about anyone who might come to check making the assumption that I'm still using it. All the advice I've read says not to let them in, but if I was to let them in and could demonstrate that it doesn't receive a signal then they'd have to leave it at that, wouldn't they? There's also an old satellite dish (came with the house, has never worked) leading out from that corner, so that might further fuel their suspicions if they could only see the TV from the outside. I think I'd better see if I can remove that, just in case.
Or I could just remove it altogether and not worry about it at all, but if I'm within my rights to use it for DVDs then I'd like to do that!
Any experiences to share, especially of what happens when you let them in the house?