It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: ChaoticOrder
the time i used to put into tv now goes on online poker.....i just replaced 1 bad habit with another
quality is a matter of opinion mate lol are you over here often? I'm surprised you say that about cost of living thought it would be cheaper state side.
originally posted by: 8675309jenny
What I find really strange is that even if you get Sky or Virgin (like cable or satellite TV) you STILL are expected to pay the damn TV license fee...... Shouldn't that be taken care of by the cable/satellite operator and simply wrapped up in your monthly bill ????
Also for non Brits, you should be aware that all BBC programming (4 or 5 channels) is provided without commercials, so really, THAT's what the TV license fee is all about. Sitting here paying over $100/month for regular TV+average internet, 145 quid a year doesn't sound so terrible really to have some truly quality-produced shows completely free of ads.
A lot of you guys in the UK should try on life in the the US for a few years and then realize how good you actually have it. I've spent lots of time on both sides and my wife is British so we know the ups and downs of both sides. Fuel prices in Britian are the most difficult for me, but raw food prices and cost of living are much better in most of the UK than here in FL
originally posted by: biggilo
Nothing is free. So what you are is a free loader sponging off the honest folk of the world. Your types won't see it this way but your lot never do! You are a shameful disgrace to your country sir!
originally posted by: andy06shake
why should the BBC get a slice of the subscription services pie that they did not bake in the first place?