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sturjl
05-07-2009, 09:47 AM
I thought that the N97 came with DVB but I can't find an icon for it.
I know it won't work in the UK but would like it to be available in case I go abroad!
My mate has an N96 & there is an icon for it on there.
Maybe I need the European firmware?

rdcinhou
05-07-2009, 09:55 AM
I did a little research on "dvb" and the N96

DVB = Digital Video Broadcasting

The N96 has a digital tuner to be able to receive Over-the-air digital broadcasts.

The N97 does not have a tuner for DVB.

Besides, if it did wouldn't those of you in the UK have to pay the "Telly Tax" on it?

zxon
05-07-2009, 10:28 AM
Pretty much all of us have to pay the telly tax anyway. If you have any equipment in your home that can receive television signals, you need a tv licence. This includes having a VCR (remember those?) but no TV. But you only need one licence per household, which will cover everything from big plasma TVs to mobile devices that can receive TV content.

Remember: you need a TV licence if you're planning to use the N97's iPlayer anyway.

BanziBarn
05-07-2009, 11:06 AM
That DVB doesn't work in the UK anyway because, ASAIK, it's not normal freeview, it's a special low bandwidth version. So, no big loss for us in the UK!

jApi NL
05-07-2009, 04:35 PM
There is DVB (digital video broadcasting) , T = Terrestrial , S = Satelite , H = Handhelds (packetdata) . In Europe all countries have there own system .
T is many countries free to recieve . Can be watched on a simple PhotoFrame with DVB-T tuner (Lenco) . However , there can be problems with the antenna , still I don't understand why they are not build-in in Handsets . In favor of H ?
H comes through packets from your Mobile Operator .

:) Regards jApi NL

Unplugged
07-07-2009, 08:18 AM
Pretty much all of us have to pay the telly tax anyway. If you have any equipment in your home that can receive television signals, you need a tv licence. This includes having a VCR (remember those?) but no TV.

Incorrect

TV Licencing (http://tvlicensing.metafaq.com/templates/tvlicensing/main/answerPage?_mftvst:answerRef=$http://api.transversal.com/mfapi/objectref/EntryStore/Entry/http://www.metafaq.com/mfapi/Metafaq/Clients/tvlicensing/Modules/licensingInfo/Topics/general:134832:5&_mftvst:moduleID=$licensingInfo&_mftvst:topicID=$&id=IGUTAECUD1NKTGG17OVEMSL70E)


But you only need one licence per household, which will cover everything from big plasma TVs to mobile devices that can receive TV content.

Remember: you need a TV licence if you're planning to use the N97's iPlayer anyway.

Only if your watching "live" programs


TV Licencing (http://tvlicensing.metafaq.com/templates/tvlicensing/main/answerPage?_mftvst:answerRef=$http://api.transversal.com/mfapi/objectref/EntryStore/Entry/http://www.metafaq.com/mfapi/Metafaq/Clients/tvlicensing/Modules/licensingInfo/Topics/general:138369:3&_mftvst:moduleID=$licensingInfo&_mftvst:topicID=$general&id=IGUTAECUD1NKTGG17OVEMSL70E)

zxon
07-07-2009, 05:05 PM
Incorrect

TV Licencing (http://tvlicensing.metafaq.com/templates/tvlicensing/main/answerPage?_mftvst:answerRef=$http://api.transversal.com/mfapi/objectref/EntryStore/Entry/http://www.metafaq.com/mfapi/Metafaq/Clients/tvlicensing/Modules/licensingInfo/Topics/general:134832:5&_mftvst:moduleID=$licensingInfo&_mftvst:topicID=$&id=IGUTAECUD1NKTGG17OVEMSL70E)

This may be true but even if you write to them I bet they'd try to sting ya into paying anyway.

Oh, and when I said "pretty much all of us have to pay", I neglected to mention that people over 75 don't have to pay it.

Its great news that you only need a TV licence if you're watching live broadcasts... but the 5th ed iPlayer widget doesn't have a live option (yes, I know the 3rd ed version does), yet it's still limited to being used within the UK supposedly because of the TV licence. What gives with that?

Unplugged
07-07-2009, 07:48 PM
It's a common misconception ;) yeah the majority of people DO have to pay but the beeb have for a while been trying to get the government to agree with Internet Connection = TV Licence which will hit many including students and its just plain wrong.

Many students feel bullied into having to pay a TV licence for owning a TV / Screen for DVD and video game usage. My mate for duped into this and shelled out for a licence and watches little to no TV in his room.

jApi NL
07-07-2009, 10:23 PM
Broadcasting will cost some money . In the Netherlands we used to have the license system . For many years I was using this solid system without any paying . This was fair to people that didn't use it at all . One year inspection caught me , having recievers at home and I had to pay , however not using broadcasting much . But I knew somehow it was fair . The same year the system was changed to "licence" fee included in the incometax . They refunded half a year fees . My lifetime I had to pay only half a year fees !
Stil you can consider taxing unfair . Like students , not paying tax , still watching TV in their room . Or people not using broadcasting - like some weird principal groups - still have to pay incometax !

:) Regards jApi NL