Legal query - AlanGowdy
A friend's just bought a top-of-the-range Volvo in which a little LCD pop-up screen on the dashboard top carries not only Sat Nav but also off-air television. This appears to be a piece of original equipment. As it is in full view of the driver, is it legal to use?
Legal query - Altea Ego
it should automatically turn off tv when in motion

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Legal query - SjB {P}
it should automatically turn off tv when in motion
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Indeed it does, and being CAN bus connected to other modules rather than having a simple speed input wire thankfully appears to have remained unhacked - unlike the previous generation pop-up screen, easily hacked by cutting a wire.
Legal query - Nsar
Am I right in thinking that it should have its own licence or was someone pulling my leg?

Legal query - artful dodger {P}
Am I right in thinking that it should have its own
licence or was someone pulling my leg?

IIRC if the TV is not connected to the mains then it does not need a separate licence.


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Legal query - SjB {P}
From the TV licencing website

"If you watch or record TV programmes in a second home which is a touring caravan or vehicle, or a boat, you do not need a separate TV Licence; you will be covered by the TV Licence for your main residence."
Legal query - Dynamic Dave
If you only use a TV set powered by its own internal batteries, you do not need a separate TV Licence.

www.tvlicensing.co.uk/information/secondhome.jsp
Legal query - DavidHM
Am I right in thinking that the regulations define a TV as featuring a cathode ray, rather than LCD screen, and therefore any modern system is completely outside the scope of the regs anyway?
Legal query - David Horn
No, I think they'll still get you.

I suspect, however, that a laptop computer with a USB TV tuner would be classed as a portable television. Would be interesting to here the TV licencing official view on this.
Legal query - Dynamic Dave
I suspect, however, that a laptop computer with a USB TV tuner would be classed as a portable television.


This is straying off topic now, but to answer your question:-

www.tvlicensing.co.uk/information/detectionandpena...p

"Q. What happens if I don't have a TV Licence?"

"A. Using a TV or any other device to receive or record TV programmes (for example, a VCR, set-top box, DVD recorder or PC with a broadcast card) without a valid TV Licence is against the law and could lead to prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000, not to mention the embarrassment and hassle of a court appearance."
Legal query - Dwight Van Driver
You are right David.

Banned from vehicles where they can be seen by driver, directly or by reflection are television recieving apparatus of those of the cathode ray tube variety.

Con and Use has yet to be amended to cater for the new variety..

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Legal query - IanJohnson
Does need a license if you do not have a TV at home (i.e. it is your only set.
 

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