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Hi Guys,
I know that there's a 27 page thread about Billag, but I would ask for advice, if you know how can the 'socket sealing' be sorted out ?


I saw some posts with ppl mentioning that it's possible, but would like to know if that really works (they stop bothering you) and what should I do to initiate it (contact, etc).


I just got a TV, I'm not registered yet, but want to keep it clear and legal.
(and yes, I have cablecom internet)
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Re: seal TV socket, avoid Billag

Horizon Go will see you exposed to the TV part of the Billag, allegedly.

Do you have a car?
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Hi Guys,
I know that there's a 27 page thread about Billag, but I would ask for advice, if you know how can the 'socket sealing' be sorted out ?


I saw some posts with ppl mentioning that it's possible, but would like to know if that really works (they stop bothering you) and what should I do to initiate it (contact, etc).


I just got a TV, I'm not registered yet, but want to keep it clear and legal.
(and yes, I have cablecom internet)
Give it a go ..... you'll ultimately find out - one way or the other.
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Re: seal TV socket, avoid Billag

no I don't have a car, but most likely will pay the radio part anyway (165 vs. 451)


Horizon Go most likely can be opted out, cancelled
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Give it a go ..... you'll ultimately find out - one way or the other.
Thx, but what do you mean by give it a go ? do nothing ?
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Hi Guys,
I know that there's a 27 page thread about Billag, but I would ask for advice, if you know how can the 'socket sealing' be sorted out ?


I saw some posts with ppl mentioning that it's possible, but would like to know if that really works (they stop bothering you) and what should I do to initiate it (contact, etc).


I just got a TV, I'm not registered yet, but want to keep it clear and legal.
(and yes, I have cablecom internet)
Do I understand you correctly?

You have a TV and want to use it.
You have Cablecom Internet and wish to use it.

If you seal the TV-Cable box outlet you will not be able to receive any TV signals, nor the Cablecom products. (Nor will you be liable for Billag)
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Re: seal TV socket, avoid Billag

What do you mean by "socket sealing"?

Standard Cablecom internet still includes the basic TV channels, can you provide a link to a real "internet only" Cablecom package?
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Do I understand you correctly?

You have a TV and want to use it.
You have Cablecom Internet and wish to use it.

If you seal the TV-Cable box outlet you will not be able to receive any TV signals, nor the Cablecom products. (Nor will you be liable for Billag)
cablecom has two sockets : the internet modem is connected to the left one, while there's a coax one for the TV on the right; I thought somebody has experience with sealing the right one, which just the antenna for TV programs. I want to keep the internet, I plan to use the TV as a screen just for offline content
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cablecom has two sockets : the internet modem is connected to the left one, while there's a coax one for the TV on the right; I thought somebody has experience with sealing the right one, which just the antenna for TV programs. I want to keep the internet, I plan to use the TV as a screen just for offline content
cablecom uses 1 cable for all. sealing doesn't really help here
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Re: seal TV socket, avoid Billag

Modern boxes have 3 outlets, TV-Radio-Internet. I only know of possibly sealing the complete box.
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Re: seal TV socket, avoid Billag

Throw out any TV you have (do not store in cellar). Just use Computer screens. No need to seal if you have no means to receive.

PS: If you have a TV somewhere with a DVB-T tuner you would legally still need a TV license. You only need a piece of wire to receive the channels.
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cablecom uses 1 cable for all. sealing doesn't really help here


the internet and the TV channels are coming from the two diff type ones..
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Re: seal TV socket, avoid Billag

You might want to wait until after Sunday's vote before you do anything...
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Re: seal TV socket, avoid Billag

but seems like I will register online in the next Cpl days.. but wanted to verify if that money really have to go, while not using any broadcasted services..


What about building a Faraday cage for my whole apt ?!
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Re: seal TV socket, avoid Billag

They're just different connectors, the cable and signal are basically the same for both TV and internet - even more so now they've turned off analogue.

With an adaptor you could plug either device into either socket.
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You might want to wait until after Sunday's vote before you do anything...

Sunday vote will get into effect in min 2-3 yrs..
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What about building a Faraday cage for my whole apt ?!
Uh, the clue's in the name Cablecom
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Throw out any TV you have (do not store in cellar). Just use Computer screens. No need to seal if you have no means to receive.

PS: If you have a TV somewhere with a DVB-T tuner you would legally still need a TV license. You only need a piece of wire to receive the channels.
This is correct.

If you have no DVB-T capability, you can sleep soundly at night.
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Re: seal TV socket, avoid Billag

It's wrong approach. You need to make your TV not capable of receiving TV signal... How... well up to you. You could seal TV antenna input or remove it completely. If you have a device incapable of receiving TV signal (PC screen, TV with such capability removed, etc) and you don't have any IPtv account then you don't have to pay for TV licence.

This is CONFIRMED info from bilag (from their customer service).
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You need to make your TV not capable of receiving TV signal...
I suggest removing all electronics inside, paint the outside case a lovely turquoise colour, add tropical plants and some fish,and then seal. And there you have it - the Blue Planet on tap! Your biggest challenge will be to convince Attenborough to narrate for you.
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