Projectors That Dont Need a BBC TV Licence
- 07 Oct, 2016
Now everyone has to be covered by a TV license even if they never watch live TV and only use catch up on BBC iPlayer and this applies to any kind of device, laptop, PC, mobile or tablet.
Unfortunately, the university halls of residence don't cover students with a license and each student needs their own license. However the good news is that students are covered on their parents license if they watch on a device powered by internal batteries rather than being plugged into the aerial or the mains. You can even claim a refund if you've bought a license already- see tinyurl.com/student-licence.
This also means certain projectors also cover you for the new regulations assuming they have a built in battery and capable of downloading TV. There are just a couple on the market at the moment that have built-in platforms to do this.
The first is the new Vivitek Qumi Q3 Plus with Android and a 2 hour battery.
The second is the Pico Genie M550 projector with a 3 hour battery and inbuilt battery. They are arguably better than looking at the screen on an ipad as you benefit from a super sized home cinema in a pocket sized projector.
With the ability to download iPlayer or any other app and project them at home cinema size, it gets around the licensing issue and provides a giant screen up to 100 to 150" which beats the small iPad or laptop screens any day of the week. Its also capable of wirelessly mirroring your iPad or other devices.
Movie night anyone!