30 still viewing TV world in black and white

BLACK and white television licences are still held by 30 city residents, it has been revealed.

The £49 licences are still held 46 years after the dawn of colour broadcasting, TV Licensing revealed.

Black and white licences have fallen from 212,000 in 2000 to 13,202 now. There are 25 million colour licences.

A colour licence is £145.50.

Broadcasting historian John Trenouth said: “For low-income households the black and white licence fee is an attractive alternative to the full colour fee.”

Do you still have a black and white set?

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11:04am Fri 11 Jan 13

snert says...

Or they're lying to pay a lower licence fee
Or they're lying to pay a lower licence fee snert

12:13pm Fri 11 Jan 13

EricTheRed says...

snert wrote:
Or they're lying to pay a lower licence fee
prehaps the tv license police should pay them a visit... i have to admit i would be curious to see a 50" black and white LCD screen
[quote][p][bold]snert[/bold] wrote: Or they're lying to pay a lower licence fee[/p][/quote]prehaps the tv license police should pay them a visit... i have to admit i would be curious to see a 50" black and white LCD screen EricTheRed

3:25pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Isawyoucoming says...

EricTheRed wrote:
snert wrote:
Or they're lying to pay a lower licence fee
prehaps the tv license police should pay them a visit... i have to admit i would be curious to see a 50" black and white LCD screen
no surprise if you turn the colour off
[quote][p][bold]EricTheRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]snert[/bold] wrote: Or they're lying to pay a lower licence fee[/p][/quote]prehaps the tv license police should pay them a visit... i have to admit i would be curious to see a 50" black and white LCD screen[/p][/quote]no surprise if you turn the colour off Isawyoucoming

3:34am Sat 12 Jan 13

Grunden Skip says...

The power consumption of an old B&W set would be more than the cost of a new set and a colour licence. This is a great scam to save money. But if we all suddenly switched to a B&W licence, then I suspect that we would start getting a visit. P.S. No B&W TV will now get a picture since the digital switch over.
The power consumption of an old B&W set would be more than the cost of a new set and a colour licence. This is a great scam to save money. But if we all suddenly switched to a B&W licence, then I suspect that we would start getting a visit. P.S. No B&W TV will now get a picture since the digital switch over. Grunden Skip

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