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With no terestial TV tuner I'd be halfway free from ZBC, and with DSTV i'd still get it anyway. A bit extreme considering almost no one pays for the licence anyhow but please, humor me.

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After looking into it a bit more today (ask, sit back and be answered seems to have failed) i found that there is a class of displays that best fits this scenario: LFD's (large format displays). Major manufacturers like LG and Samsung and other display specialists make them starting from around 20" to 80"+. Sporting high viewing angles, screen brightness and extreme durability for 24/7 operation, they are aimed at commercial uses like digital signage in shops, building video walls, etc. With a quick look, I could only find 2 on classifieds: a 42" NEC for $1500 and a 65" interactive Samsung for $9800, but finding one with the looks to take centre stage in the living room may require crossing borders and spending a bit more money than for a consumer tv. For now, its back to hiding from the license inspector...
by Expert (16k points)
If you are a person of faith, you may want to refresh your Matthew 22:20-22
by Guru (57.6k points)
for the non-christians in our circle - its basically a verse that says you should pay your taxes ( i have paraphrased)

i've also flagged this as irrelevant to the question or answer as its a wholly separate moral/ethical question than isn't asked or answered here (and yes i say that as a christian myself) - lets focus on the questions at hand rather than judging people's moral/ethical opinions when it hasn't been asked for
by Expert (16k points)
But the TV license is law. Its not a question of ethics or morals -its a legal requirement. Thats the point I'm trying to make, in a less obvious way - but facts area facts. And the statement was made as a comment, not an answer so I contend there there is more room for interpretation if it just a comment and not an answer. It was not offensive/racist/sexist.insulting in any way.
by Guru (57.6k points)
yeah the question was not asking explicitly about the law it was asking for tuner less screens (such that a license is not required) - i personally agree with you though, but i think it might be wise to not assume someone of having a particular view point (or religious belief) unless its clearly stated. - i mean you could use the same verses to say why people shouldn't pirate movies/games/software etc
by Expert (16k points)
Granted - I can concede that point, I suppose yes the question is actually in keeping with the law. I guess my comment was in response to the "spirit" of the question - the "must dodge at all costs" feeling of the question. This is why the verse automatically came to mind. I had actually contemplated offering some solutions, like computer monitors, projectors etc, but after realizing how much more expensive and involved these solutions are, yes I admit there may have been an element of  "what's with this guy, how about just make life easier and pay up." But I did try to specify "IF" the person was indeed a person of faith. So yeah, maybe the moral high horse did walk by, but I'm pretty confident I didn't mount it.
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