We have now had 12 years of no TV and throughout that time TV licencing have sent us an average of 2 letters a month. Now I know I could ring/write them and stop it but I also know that they will restart the whole process after a year, this combined with my rather stubborn nature in response to officialdom has meant that we now look forward to each letter arriving to see which of the 3 standard formats it will be ( its quiet round here!).
The thing that really gets to me about it though is that they assume that everybody HAS a tv so if you don't have a licence you must be breaking the law.
Now it used to be that the detector vans went round and could check if you had a tv switched on and if they were close enough could tell what channel you were watching. Once they found you with it on the inspector called immediately and it was kind of difficult for most people to deny that they had a TV when it was on in the background. However if you have a flat screen (LCD) tv they can't as far as I know pick up the emissions from the screen which they could from the old cathode ray tube type TV's so you need not fear the detector van anymore unless you have a tube tv and even in that case they are unable to distinguish between colour or black and white. So if you are struggling to pay the colour licence buy a black and white one, saves a fortune and keeps them off your back.
Or you could be like us wood dwelling hermits and spend your days hoping and indeed dreaming that they really will send someone out, who after walking (no 4wd for TV licencing) the half mile to our shack, through the ford and four gates and an overfriendly collie will finally give me the satisfaction of being able to tell them to f**** off. Told you it was quiet round here....
Happy trails, Whiterabbit