digital cable filters: do they work ?


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Old 07-28-04, 10:18 AM
glenn h
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Exclamation digital cable filters: do they work ?

i have received many emails about cable filters that work on a
digital cable tv box.
has anyone out there had any experience with these,do they work?
they are supposed to allow you to view pay per view for free.
thanks for your input.
glenn
 
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Old 07-28-04, 05:43 PM
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Somehow I think this violates the sites AUP.
 
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Old 07-28-04, 08:08 PM
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just want to know if they work
do you have any experience with them
 
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Old 07-28-04, 09:14 PM
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There are several kinds of "cable filters" - notch filters, illegal cable boxes (that could be considered cable filters), and many others.

Notch filters are the most common - they descramble a certain range of cable channels. However, these are old technology and do not work on digital cable.

I personally do not have any experience with digital cable filters (if there really is such a thing), but I would say, if you want cable, pay for it. There's too many scams out there, why waste your money trying to find the one that works (if there is one.) Not to mention the risk (which, IMO, I think those commercials are a little over-exagerated.)

Good luck!
 
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Old 07-29-04, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by glenn h
just want to know if they work
do you have any experience with them
The point steroguy was trying to make is things that help you steal cable are illegal, and asking for assistance in these forums on how to commit a crime is in poor taste. If you want to steal, more power to you, but don't ask for help here, and don't expect much help if you do ask.
 
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Old 08-04-04, 11:33 AM
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They may work, but likely only for a limited period of time.

A digital cable box has a unique id and is a two way device in that it communicates back to the provider. A simple poll from the provider would be able to uncover the device and have negative consequences for the user.

If you are receiving many e-mails about it then I suggest a better spam filter.
 
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Old 08-21-04, 10:32 PM
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