e.tv warning on digital decoders

rph72

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As much as I loathe to pay my TV License, I think it might be better if it is paid to ICASA :)sick:what am I saying:sick:)
 

Ecco

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Another decoder :(

Where the hell are we supposed to keep plugging in all these damn things. I think i can fit another decoder, but what about peeps with a fairly standard tv?

DVD Player, Games Console 1, Games console 2, Mnet decoder, VCR, Second decoder? Some people plug thier PC's to their tv's, etc
 

Moederloos

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Another decoder, another 35-50W, on an already overloaded electricity grid...
 

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SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said that the state broadcaster had made submissions to the Independent Communications Authority about the decoders , but denied that it intended using the decoder as a punitive tool.
They aren't telling us the whole truth. It won't be used punitively, but it will pave the way for pay TV from the state broadcaster. I see no other use for Conditional Access.
 

PeterCH

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Icasa spokesman Sekgoela Sekgoela said: “We are awaiting a directive from the department.”

Arent' they supposed to be INDEPENDENT?
 

fskmh

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“We will never switch off anyone. That is not our intention. We don’t operate like private broadcasters.”
Indeed, they rely on their own revenue streams, no .gov to bail them out.

Wouldn't surprise me if SABC was considering "conditional access". They should be careful what they wish for, they may just succeed in removing themselves from the conditions.
 

Ivork

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/me groans at the thought of another decoder.
You wouldn't need a decoder if it was built into your tv already like the rest of the world, but us dummies still buy these cr@p old square analog tv's.
(Even the new Plasma and LCD 20 grand jobs at hi-fi corp are ALL analog! Utterly pathetic!- I know cause I checked - every single one of them!)

Lucky mine is DvB digital, but is 8 years old now & already needs replacing - never been able to use digital part of it!:mad:

EDIT: It would be nice tho if they could switch me off and i wouldn't need to pay their stupid SABC license and just watch E and the other free stuff that may or may not be comming.

Reminds me of a similair thread: How do I know if my TV can receive digital signal:
http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php?p=1483033#post1483033
 
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duderoo

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The television decoders that the government proposes introducing — which viewers will have to buy to view free channels — will not be used by the SABC as a means of cutting off people who have not paid their TV licence fees
Damn....I wish they would then I won't be forced to pay for a licence I don't use as SABC has cr@p tv on it.
 

swim

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simple words f!ck you and your guv i will not pay i will hack
 

Ivork

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got one lot of shyt (at the time)
Wot part of the planet you from mate?
It's new to us except for satelite stuff.

Etv is free yet anyway-you-take-it we have to pay to see it. Analog, must pay SABC, satelite no way, must pay sentech or Monochoice.

How does that work? I don't pay choiceless (since demise of sci-fi channel), yet I get other free-to-view like Botswana (BTV) (on both public boquet and DSTV ch137) which is not encrypted - howcome Etv is?

Someone PLEASE explain this to me !!!!!!
Be free with E se voet!
Tried to get an answer from E but they mostly don't know what I'm complaining about.

That new France24 channel on the public boquet Freetoview has some nice stuff tho and the news isn't too bad either.
 
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