k2dart most of us l33t haxors on the avsforum turned our replays into black boxes months ago...i can't post the details here in an open forum but the only hard part is getting your cue cat hooked up to the replay, after that we were able to get the replays to act as black boxes, dss cards, enable the 2nd tuner and figure out how to trick tivo into paying us a monthly fee
Originally posted by RandyL712 I think the greater issue here is why you're commiting a federal crime and admitting it on a public forum
Actually, I think this is fairly common. When the installer was installing my Cable modem he pointed out that if I hook a TV up to that line I could get free HBO and Cinemax. He said that a large number of homes he visits are using a setup of that type.
While it my be illegal, in my area they don't appear to be looking for it.
It's not a big thing that i split my cable modem wire. it is a form of "stealing". but the cable companies don't look for that. In fact, the guy who installed my cable modem was the one who told me that i was able to split the wire up and get free analog cable channels
"In addition, customers may connect additional wiring, [bold]splitters[/bold] or other equipment to the cable operator's wiring, or redirect or reroute the home wiring, so long as no electronic or physical harm is caused to the cable system and the physical integrity of the cable operator's wiring remains intact."
I believe that this wasn't always the case, but it sure is today. So split away! Wire up your whole house!
That is fine except for outfits like TimeWarner in NYC (at least) where the analog channels seldom appear at their assigned slots when using a cable tuner enabled device. So if you split away, while you do get the channels, you have to perform mental gymnastics to keep track of where the channel is "hiding". For example, to get ch 2WCBS i have to tune to ch 12, ch 9WOR tune to ch 20, ch 21 WLIW tune to ch 69.
Or hack the Replay's channel mapping file which is not without its problems.
Splitting a paid cable line isn't stealing. But stealing cable from an @Home cable modem line IS. They may never find out about it, but let's not kid ourselves. It may be victimless and commonplace, but it is illegal.
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