How is it possible that TV detector's work like the ones used by the TV licensing vans, is it by measuring the TV broadcast signals power loss ?
No. I thought that as the TV receives the broadcast signal and creates a picture out of it, this would result in the broadcasts signal strength being diminished (which could be detected). But I stand corrected.Originally posted by russ_watters
Was your original question about pirating the signal directly from a news van? They use different frequencies than your tv tuner. They're microwave. Thats why they have the long supports - they're highly directional.
I never knew that. Live-and-learn.Originally posted by username
Here in the UK you have to buy a license each year for the broadcast receiving equipment.A colour TV is more expensive than black and white TV, to top it all off we only get two advertising free channels, the other three have lots of adverts :(