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Old 02-01-2017, 09:46 PM
 
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Dont be giving ideas to the FCC here.. they might start doing just that.. o wait they are with the hidden fees in your cable bills.. nevermind...
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Old 02-02-2017, 03:00 PM
 
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How does it work out if one uses a TV only to watch "canned" such as DVDs and Tape from units but no actual channels?
Then no license required, since you are only using that box as a monitor !
But if they catch you ever watching commercial TV ...

On the other hand nobody does what you are suggesting !
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Old 02-02-2017, 06:32 PM
 
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Then no license required, since you are only using that box as a monitor !
But if they catch you ever watching commercial TV ...

On the other hand nobody does what you are suggesting !
I guess I wouldn't make it in England for that is exactly what I do.

Which leads to the next question. What's the "canned" market like over there? I would assume pretty good since I buy a lot of DVDs from England, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Or is just for export, do they recognize a silly yank pushover market?
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Old 02-02-2017, 07:04 PM
 
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I guess I wouldn't make it in England for that is exactly what I do.

Which leads to the next question. What's the "canned" market like over there? I would assume pretty good since I buy a lot of DVDs from England, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Or is just for export, do they recognize a silly yank pushover market?
You do not watch commercial TV, or you can not receive any OTA TV ?

There is Netflix in Europe, but since I have been gone from there for a few years I am not sure how that is handled ...

In England there is a company named *screenselect.co.uk* which is very much like Netflix.


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What's the "canned" market like over there? I would assume pretty good since I buy a lot of DVDs from England, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Or is just for export, do they recognize a silly yank pushover market?
Why would a local company produce entertainment on DVD and only make it for export ?

Something you may not realise is that many libraries in Europe have movies on DVD !

Amazon is another source in Europe.
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Old 02-03-2017, 01:31 AM
 
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You do not watch commercial TV, or you can not receive any OTA TV ?

There is Netflix in Europe, but since I have been gone from there for a few years I am not sure how that is handled ...

In England there is a company named *screenselect.co.uk* which is very much like Netflix.




Why would a local company produce entertainment on DVD and only make it for export ?

Something you may not realise is that many libraries in Europe have movies on DVD !

Amazon is another source in Europe.
I do not watch commercial TV. The change to reality (and other conditions) obliterated an overly healthy TV watching habit of 30 years to practically ZERO in about 4 years (around 2008). From 2008 to about now, watching has dropped to at best, 1%. Now, in my new house, I don't have cable, I don't have dish, all my watching is "Canned" from DVDs and tapes.

Mine is a world where if I see something interesting, I check to see if Amazon can get it for me. I am tired of being jerked around by networks and services. If I can't have it in my hot little hand, I am not interested.

I don't use Netflix, I don't use Hulu, etc, etc, etc.

As far as a local producing entertainment only for export......if that's where the profit was, why not? So the question is, is the profit there.......though I was saying it with a degree of levity.
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Old 02-03-2017, 01:16 PM
 
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I do not watch commercial TV. The change to reality (and other conditions) obliterated an overly healthy TV watching habit of 30 years to practically ZERO in about 4 years (around 2008). From 2008 to about now, watching has dropped to at best, 1%. Now, in my new house, I don't have cable, I don't have dish, all my watching is "Canned" from DVDs and tapes.

Mine is a world where if I see something interesting, I check to see if Amazon can get it for me. I am tired of being jerked around by networks and services. If I can't have it in my hot little hand, I am not interested.

I don't use Netflix, I don't use Hulu, etc, etc, etc.

As far as a local producing entertainment only for export......if that's where the profit was, why not? So the question is, is the profit there.......though I was saying it with a degree of levity.
I wish I could live like you but I do still have a *want* (not need !) for knowing what the heck is going on outside my world.

So all you need is a large enough high definition TV with a built in DVD/CD player.
I think a monitor alone (which would have a way better resolution), may be too expensive ...

Last question if you do not mind ...
<<<Mine is a world where if I see something interesting>>>
What do you use to *see* it ?
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Old 02-03-2017, 02:05 PM
 
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I wish I could live like you but I do still have a *want* (not need !) for knowing what the heck is going on outside my world.

So all you need is a large enough high definition TV with a built in DVD/CD player.
I think a monitor alone (which would have a way better resolution), may be too expensive ...

Last question if you do not mind ...
<<<Mine is a world where if I see something interesting>>>
What do you use to *see* it ?
Telemundo at work such as with the advertisements for movies.

Work has cable TV and a huge screen above my head. I work the mid shift. When I come in, I immediately change the station to Telemundo or Galavision. I find it not as distracting at work and when the news comes on, more informative than Anglais stations.....which says a lot since I don't speak Spanish. I've seen enough of it over 10 years that I now hear individual words and can read some of the closed captions, though.
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