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BBC vans are coming for you


Re: I'd still like to know...

> How exactly they can pinpoint which resident has or has not a T.V. licence got, when it comes to communal residences such as a block of flats?

They used to have vans with big coils on the roof that were supposedly able to pick up the RF from the high-voltage used by the flyback transformer in old school CRT-type TVs, but since CRTs have long gone they can't do that any more. I read that they can sniff wifi packets to see if anyone is streaming BBC shows over wifi. my bet is that most of it is really just fearmongering to try and scare people into getting a licence.

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