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 Post subject: Re: My TV is dying. New screen : KURO or LGB8 ?
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2019, 10:25 
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I don't connect my video game consoles to the internet* but this is even more hardcore. Though I believe in Japan, you have to pay for a tv license or some crap like that? A couple of my TVs are hooked up for over the air, but I almost never watch tv.


5 years ago, a representative of japanese national TV NHK came to my home to ask me to pay for TV licence.
He stayed for 2 hours to argue that I had to pay it. I explained him that for philosophical reasons I never watch TV, and I will never pay for a pseudo-cultural channel, tool of the government. He never let it pass, and started to be agressive. He punched a lot on my door saying that everyone pays it, and he will not go out if I don't sign his paper. My family was here, then I didn't want to make them unconfortable. I signed.
1 week after, I search on internet how to cancel the contract, and to not pay NHK legally. I called them, wrote them a letter to explain my rights. In my house, I cut all the TV cables from the wall, and sealed them into the wall. I also changed my phone to get a phone "unable to use TV" as NHK says also that you need to pay if your phone can difuse TV. Then, no smart phone for me. (don't like smartphone, then it's OK !) Just a little phone 10 years old with no options.
Finally, I was aproved by NHK to not pay the TV licence.
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 Post subject: Re: My TV is dying. New screen : KURO or LGB8 ?
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2019, 16:49 
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Hey cool, we got the same TV. I paid $150 for mine. Do you still use yours?

Nah, I don't have it anymore. Shame since it was a damn good set.
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PostPosted: 04 Jan 2019, 17:05 
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mimylovesjapan wrote:
gypsy wrote:
I don't connect my video game consoles to the internet* but this is even more hardcore. Though I believe in Japan, you have to pay for a tv license or some crap like that? A couple of my TVs are hooked up for over the air, but I almost never watch tv.


5 years ago, a representative of japanese national TV NHK came to my home to ask me to pay for TV licence.
He stayed for 2 hours to argue that I had to pay it. I explained him that for philosophical reasons I never watch TV, and I will never pay for a pseudo-cultural channel, tool of the government. He never let it pass, and started to be agressive. He punched a lot on my door saying that everyone pays it, and he will not go out if I don't sign his paper. My family was here, then I didn't want to make them unconfortable. I signed.
1 week after, I search on internet how to cancel the contract, and to not pay NHK legally. I called them, wrote them a letter to explain my rights. In my house, I cut all the TV cables from the wall, and sealed them into the wall. I also changed my phone to get a phone "unable to use TV" as NHK says also that you need to pay if your phone can difuse TV. Then, no smart phone for me. (don't like smartphone, then it's OK !) Just a little phone 10 years old with no options.
Finally, I was aproved by NHK to not pay the TV licence.


Dang. I appreciate your integrity on this matter. Your French spirit eventually crushed NHK’s will in a way few nihonjin ever could.
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 Post subject: Re: My TV is dying. New screen : KURO or LGB8 ?
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2019, 17:35 
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Good for you.
I remember hearing the same thing about TV in the UK.
That's total BS and no need to pay for something that you should be getting for free or not get it at all.

We don't realize how lucky we are here in the USA that we don't HAVE to pay for over the air TV and we can get it for free without some
person coming to our door asking for more tax money.
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 Post subject: Re: My TV is dying. New screen : KURO or LGB8 ?
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2019, 19:49 
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If we did have to pay for over the air TV in the US, I would forego having it.
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 Post subject: Re: My TV is dying. New screen : KURO or LGB8 ?
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2019, 06:54 
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Your French spirit eventually crushed NHK’s will in a way few nihonjin ever could.


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 Post subject: Re: My TV is dying. New screen : KURO or LGB8 ?
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2019, 07:59 
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rein-o wrote:
Good for you.
I remember hearing the same thing about TV in the UK.
That's total BS and no need to pay for something that you should be getting for free or not get it at all.

We don't realize how lucky we are here in the USA that we don't HAVE to pay for over the air TV and we can get it for free without some
person coming to our door asking for more tax money.


True, but then NHK and BBC have given infinitely more than PBS has. PBS/NPR/PRI is like a high school newspaper compared to BBC.
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 Post subject: Re: My TV is dying. New screen : KURO or LGB8 ?
PostPosted: 03 Feb 2019, 08:30 
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Pioneer KRP-500A
FULLHD (1980 X 1020)

I got a good preserved KURO
2009 style

Pioneer Last Plasma

I calibrated the image quality by customizing it


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