to use any television receiving equipment such as a TV set, digital box, DVD or video recorder, PC, laptop or mobile phone to watch or record television programmes as they're being shown on TV.
so if you aren't USING it to watch or record TV programmes WHILE THEY'RE BEING BROADCAST you don't need a licence
nothing in there about having a device that you COULD use but aren't.
The Excuse that, we never watch TV/we have detuned it /we have unplugged the aerial. etc.etc. will not stand up in court.
If you have a television CAPABLE OF receiving broadcasts you will need a license.
That's also why Trazor isn't guilty of adultery.
How dare you reveal my lack of appeal to the opposite sex........