The awesome smart “TV” you can buy without a TV licence in South Africa - No tuner included
Unfortunately, when you want to buy a new TV in South Africa you are required to have a valid TV licence. If you do not have one, you must pay for one at the store before they will release the TV to you. Users are also required to pay any penalties for failing to pay on time.
Fortunately, there is a way around this requirement – and its name is the Mecer 55-inch UHD LED Smart Panel Monitor.
Spotted by a MyBroadband reader on Loot, the panel offers everything you want from a modern smart TV. It runs Android, has a 55-inch UHD (3,840 x 2,160) display, packs two built-in 8W speakers, has wireless connectivity, sports multiple HDMI and USB ports, and comes with a remote control.
Yes, it is essentially just a monitor with Android built in but is certainly the sort of thing I'll buy in future as I'll never be buying another broadcast type TV device again. I can't remember when I last actually used the "TV function" of my current TV (it could be never actually).
|The awesome smart “TV” you can buy without a TV licence in South Africa
South Africans don’t like paying their TV licences – but there is a way around this.