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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Nico Coesel)
Subject: Re: Re-amplifying filtered-out TV channel?
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 22:46:16 GMT
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"Smile, it can only get WORSE" wrote:
>On Fri, 13 Dec 2002 11:22:08 -0600, Chuck
>We used to remove the traps....it's an easy process, even if you have
>to climb a ladder to do so.
>The input end is internally keyed, it takes a special spanner wrench
>to remove the input connector. Instead of dubbing with the wrench or
>special tool, use about half a drop of super glue in the area where
>the tool goes...it will lock up the filter assy (instead of allowing
>it to spin freely).
>Once the mechanical link between the input connector and the housing
>of the filter has been established, you simply turn the filter housing
>until the connector comes off in your hand.
>You can put in a barrel connector OR you can easily modify the the
>filter assy for straight through operation and return the modified
>filter to it's original resting place.....meaning that it will not be
>detected IF the cable company does a physical audit.
Is this for real? I've read about bypassing filters to get more
channels in the US, but I always thought this was a hoax.
Over here the cable companies are already using second generation
encoders/decoders in which the video and audio are digitally
encoded/decoded. This system hasn't been fully cracked yet (AFAIK),
recovering the sounds seems to be the biggest problem.
Before that, a circuit to restore sync and colorburst was already
necessary to make a coded TV channel give a decent picture.
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