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"borrowing cable"

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by joosh, May 31, 2005.

  1. joosh

    joosh TRIBE Member

    I just moved into a new place. The people who lived here last said they got free cable tv with their cable internet by just taking off the filter on the box outside. So I got someone to do that... tisk tisk... but still no cable tv... what gives?
  2. Dr. Grinch

    Dr. Grinch TRIBE Member

    You suck at life?

    Seriously, you just unscrew the inline filters, hook the cable back into the box and you get everything (even digital if you have the receiver)
  3. lobo

    lobo TRIBE Member

    Actually I don't think you can get digital as the terminal/receiver has to be authorized from their end. However, you will get all the channels if you remove the filter. On a side note, if you subscribe to Rogers internet service and you don't subscribe to their TV offering (which forces you to pay an extra $10/month) you can actually still get basic cable for free without taking off any filter.

  4. Dr. Grinch

    Dr. Grinch TRIBE Member

    I know people who are getting digital here in B-town using receivers they've bought used. Apparently Cogeco doesn't decommission the UIDs of those old receivers.
  5. joosh

    joosh TRIBE Member

    actually i took off the filter and still no cable... so...?
  6. The Kid

    The Kid TRIBE Member

    must not be the right line going into your house.
  7. octo

    octo TRIBE Member

    you gotta reconnect the two ends that were seperated by the filter:p

    i used to get free cable like that but then they put the filter at the box somewhere down the street
  8. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    you have disconnected the whole neighbourhood!!!
  9. joosh

    joosh TRIBE Member

    i guess thats what they did here... cause the filter is gone on the box outside here but still no cable
  10. g0nz0

    g0nz0 TRIBE Member

    just pay for the service you fucking wanker.
  11. Eclectic

    Eclectic TRIBE Member


    Also keep in mind that if someone in your neighbourhood calls in for a service call, they will find you hooked up illegaly and disconnect you......and probably put a locked filter on your line.
  12. kaniz

    kaniz TRIBE Member

    Also, a neat thing that I discovered awhile ago

    - If you have a digital cable box, but just basic cable, jump upto stations 802+, and you'll get digital copy of stations like comedy, teletoon, TLC, etc (upto the 60s or 70s).

    Nice way to get those stations w/o paying extra for them. Renting the digital cable box is an extra $8/month or something.
  13. Yourmamas

    Yourmamas TRIBE Member

    Did you remove the filter inside the box?

    Small cillinder, silver, maybe inch and a half long?
  14. slingshot

    slingshot TRIBE Member

    does anyone know if..

    can you use the same outlet for both internet and tv - just using a splitter?

  15. g0nz0

    g0nz0 TRIBE Member

    Re: does anyone know if..

    that is exactly what happens, but they dont want you splitting the "internet" cable. tjhe line that runs into your residence is split, one to the modem, the rest to tv outlets.
  16. Eclectic

    Eclectic TRIBE Member

    Plus if you split the line running to your modem you could slow down or kill your connection if the signal drops too much.
  17. joosh

    joosh TRIBE Member

    yes thats done... no dice../. any idea?
  18. deveator

    deveator TRIBE Member

    thou shall not steal![​IMG]
  19. slingshot

    slingshot TRIBE Member

    Re: Re: does anyone know if..

    Do you know if they use a signal amplifier at all? I tried splitting and my modem would just blink!

  20. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    Simon, afaik it is not as simple as just splitting the signal. The TV signal can dirty up the signal sent to the modem, consequently you get poorer speeds / disconnections etc. Normally what they do is run a line straight from the box outside to your modem so that there is no line noise.
  21. Chubbs

    Chubbs TRIBE Member

    Stop being a cheap ass and just pay for the shit.
  22. kennyboy

    kennyboy TRIBE Member

    Just pay for it.
  23. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    Or better yet turn off your TV.
  24. Hal-9000

    Hal-9000 TRIBE Member

    Why is everyone up in this person's ass for wanting to steal cable?

    And how many of you are guestlist jockying, torrent leaching, mp3 hoarding muthafuckas?
  25. joosh

    joosh TRIBE Member

    enough said... thanks

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