I made a few visits to an old school friend while in Wales. He's a miserable git like me, of similar political persuasion (they are all bastards) and prefers not to have an overload of blood in his alcohol stream.
He has a TV but he has no TV. When Wales went digital he kept his analogue TV which now receives no signal from live transmissions. He uses it to play DVDs.
So he needs no TV licence and therefore has no licence.
The switch to digital was a great thing for those who don't want a licence. Just have an analogue TV and no matter how much the licence-grabbers howl, they cannot claim you need a licence for a device capable of receiving live transmissions, because it isn't. Not any more.
I have an analogue TV here. Ditching the digital box (it was only £20 and I no longer watch any live TV at all) will save me the much greater cost of the licence every year. They can come in and check if they like. Yes, I have a TV but it is not capable of receiving any TV so they can whistle for their telly tax.
Thank you, government, for giving us all an easy way to have a DVD-watching screen without any danger of paying tax on it.
I bet that wasn't the plan.