Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/a_black_and_white_issue.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/a_black_and_white_issue.shtml en-gb 30 Thu 18 Dec 2014 13:49:26 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/a_black_and_white_issue.shtml funnyJoedunn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/a_black_and_white_issue.shtml?page=91#comment11 NO 8I totally agree that people who are registered as blind should not have to pay for a TV licence. I can't believe they still do. Last year I moved into local council accommodation which has what is known as 'preserved rights'. This means that as long as I live at this address I only pay a nominal fee (seven pounds fifty per year for my TV licence). This is due to disability. However, this concession for me only came to light when the government withdrew this privilege for people in supported living (quietly) permanently in October 2008. Apparently no more 'preserved rights' on a TV licence can ever be claimed again. The ones who already have this right-keep it. However if you move to another address, they lose it. I only learned about my concession when I received (out of the blue) a phone call from a council official informing me that the government intended taking away this privilege and the council were checking who already had this right. Not only did I get the concession and preserved rights granted, I also got all the licence fee I'd paid the previous year and all that I'd paid in advance for next year. I never knew such things exsisted. Wed 31 Dec 2008 12:31:53 GMT+1 artdealer http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/a_black_and_white_issue.shtml?page=83#comment10 But he needs some kind of digital receiver to get the b&w Sweeney repeats :) Tue 30 Dec 2008 16:51:07 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/a_black_and_white_issue.shtml?page=75#comment9 Does Matthew have a license for that color picture on the wall behind him? Tue 30 Dec 2008 16:35:59 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/a_black_and_white_issue.shtml?page=66#comment8 gm 7, I don't have a house and keep getting those letters. Tue 30 Dec 2008 16:34:09 GMT+1 vainly_here http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/a_black_and_white_issue.shtml?page=58#comment7 I think it's pretty bad that blind people have to pay anything for a TV licence.Before acquiring a colour TV I never bought a video recorder because the NTVLRO isisted on charging for a colour licence. What a con. Tue 30 Dec 2008 13:59:55 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/a_black_and_white_issue.shtml?page=50#comment6 I had a black and white until about 6 years ago. I wonder whether the people shown above have the same hassle I had from TV licensing - condescending letters 'reminding' you that if you were now watching a COLOUR TV you should replace your licence with a COLOUR licence etc etcMy sister and her family have no TV and still get letters all the time! Tue 30 Dec 2008 13:06:30 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/a_black_and_white_issue.shtml?page=41#comment5 Just checking that the Blog is still alive ...... ;) Tue 30 Dec 2008 12:54:45 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/a_black_and_white_issue.shtml?page=33#comment4 Stewart, since I doubt there is a b and w set capable of being fitted with freeview, I think the digital age will toll the death knell for such sets and therefore, by default, the reduced licence fee.A dastardly plot? ;) Tue 30 Dec 2008 11:08:01 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/a_black_and_white_issue.shtml?page=25#comment3 Have you read on the TVlicence what it says about Digiboxes and black & white TV's.?I suspect the long term aim is to phase out the B&W licence. Tue 30 Dec 2008 11:04:22 GMT+1 Thejestersang http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/a_black_and_white_issue.shtml?page=16#comment2 I still have my sepia licence. Three bob a year, and it's lousy value for money. Tue 30 Dec 2008 11:01:10 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/a_black_and_white_issue.shtml?page=8#comment1 We'd thought of installing b and w to save a bit of money ..... and still have one such set somewhere. It must be about 25 years old, but works perfectly. Tue 30 Dec 2008 11:00:15 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/a_black_and_white_issue.shtml?page=0#comment0 Do black and white films come across in color on b&w TVs? Tue 30 Dec 2008 10:55:57 GMT+1