THE CABLE TELEVISION REPORT - FREE!
This guide was written to educate interested parties on Cable Television descrambling, descramblers and some of the various methods used to defeat scrambling methods on premium cable or pay cable television stations. The author of this guide is simply exercising every Americans First Amendment right, Freedom of Speech. The intent of this writing is not to defraud or promote the theft of cable services. This guide should not be interpreted as legal advice, if you have legal questions contact a lawyer or your local authorities. Be warned that stealing cable services is illegal, and there are severe penalties for anyone caught doing so.
Many people are familiar with what is referred to as the "bullet." The bullet is a signal that the cable company sends out through the cable lines that tells addressable boxes that are not authorized for premium channels, they then turn themselves off to the premium channels. All cable companies that use addressable boxes send these signals on a varying basis. For instance, if your cable company is giving a free preview of HBO for the Weekend, your box will get HBO for the weekend and when the preview is over, the cable company sends out a signal that tells every box that is not paying for HBO to no longer unscramble HBO. (Here is a little trick that you can try, when your cable company is giving a free preview of a movie channel, disconnect the input cable from your box just before the free preview is about to end. Leave the input cable disconnected for about 24 hours. When you reconnect the cable, you will still have the movie channel because your box did not receive the signal that was supposed to tell it to turn the channel off. Eventually, another signal will be seen that will shut the channel off, and there is no way to know exactly when the signal will be sent, but in the meantime, you will still receive the channel.) There are rumors that some people have purchased devices like the Bullet Buster, ordered a pay-per view event, installed the device, and have had pay-per view for up to a month.
It is also possible to use a device that filters out the bullet. Many people advertise these devices as "Bullet Busters," or "Snooper Stoppers" and in many cases they are effective in stopping the signal that the cable company generates. These are components that connect to the cable line before it enters the box. (They can also be purchased from Carl’s Electronics at 508-840-8834) Keep in mind, however, that there is no device that is guaranteed to stop a bullet, but it cannot hurt to use these devices.
Most chips that are installed into addressable converters turn the box into a non-addressable descrambler and make the unit immune to bullets generated by the cable company. However, some cable companies have come up with bullets that can render a descrambler inactive and destroy the chip. The chips that are most susceptible to bullets are the Scientific Atlanta spider board test device and some of the Pioneer board test devices. But for the most part, descramblers are usually internally protected against the bullet.
[Policies/Terms of Sale]
[Quantity & Educational Discounts]
[Join Our Affiliate Program]
484 Lakepark Ave, Suite 59, Oakland,CA 94610