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Ok so i was haveing a discussion with my friend the other day about differnt types of cool shit ive learned how to do to get free shit and im getting him into it alot now. He is more the destructive person that likes explosives but thats besides the fact. So he was telling me that you can get free cable TV from your cable modem as long as you have a direct cable line for your internet. Like he was saying if you splice the wire and send one part to the back of your TV you get a cable signal and your internet. I was thinking that would make the electric strength to little to run ether or but eh i dont really know much of electronics. Has any one tried/done this and know if it works or not. Or if any ones even heard of it?

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i remeber on an early ep of RFA rax talked about this... however i was in the possition to save some money and called and talked to someone at my local cable co and kinda brought it up like it was a rumor and i got an immediate "no thats not true" now things could have changed since digi cable but i dont' see that happening.

Here's my Thread where i asked the same thing

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I know that that worked for a long time just because basic cable is always over the line so you would be conected to that line haveing cable internet. I would think the cable company would use some type of filter on your line now if you didn't subscribe to cable tv.

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It works like this:

When you sign up for a cable modem, the cable company is supposed to come out and put a filter on the line. This is to prevent theft. If they dont you just get basic cable:(

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Well, this will vary from place to place, but I can say one thing for a fact: I have a cable modem through comcast. I already had basic cable anyway, but the filter that they install with my cable modem does not limit me to basic cable, it also gives me a few extra channels. I am supposed to get 2-12, but I actually get 2-31 (i think) but most of that is junk anyway.

So I suspect that you would get 2-31 with a cable modem by splitting teh line. But this may be because i already have basic cable service. If you order a cable modem only, they may filter out ALL channels. It probably depnds on whether the cable guy is too lazy to install the filter or not (which can easily be removed anyway).

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it might be a good idea just to order the cable modem and just see if you do get the basic cable... then we would know if that is true. i don't pay for cable ( thank god for roommates :))

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not me im get basic cable ++++

i do not get the move channels but i get a lot

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Just go outside to your box and open it with a flathead screwdriver and look for the c0axle cable thats plugged into something that looks like a bullet.Pull that off with vicegrips or pry off with a flathead screwdriver then you plug the c0axle cable in,then have it.I had to get service tags for mine so they wouldnt shut it off.You can always get them from someone elses box :P

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Just go outside to your box and open it with a flathead screwdriver and look for the c0axle cable thats plugged into something that looks like a bullet.Pull that off with vicegrips or pry off with a flathead screwdriver then you plug the c0axle cable in,then have it.I had to get service tags for mine so they wouldnt shut it off.You can always get them from someone elses box :P

I did that same thing, they installed a block on the coax hookup, I pushed in the threaded end, and turned counterclockwise, it unscrewed, I inserted my line, Poof ... free for 2 years, then I had to pay, so I say I still came out ahead!

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Interesting, our local cable company requires t hat you have atleast Basic cable in order to recieve Cable Internet, or pay an Access fee that is about the same as Basic cable, LOL

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living in australia my mate had bigpond, with cable access over here, everything comes throught the same cable tv and internet. Even tho he had his contract cancelled, they don't cancel / close the connection (ie the cable is still live). He has a tv card, plugs it in and with some software, i forget what its called can recieve all the channels, everything except the porno channel. :) :) :)

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For cable modems from Road Runner (i'm guessing all the time warner people) when they run the line to your house, they usualy just put a splitter on the line thats allready to your house, so they dont have to run another from the pole (this also drops cable reception.. suck..) then they just put the filer on one line and use the other for cable.. Now if you didnt have cable they'd just filter the line and drop it to your cable modem.. so you could just get a outdoor splitter, remove the filter, and just run a line to your TV. The legalities of this are in the grey area i think, since your not really "stealing" cable, but your not paying for it either.

Keddy

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When I just had the cable modem, I couldn`t get any channels. We (my family) order basic cable, the cable guy came out and took something off the poll and so now I have basic cable but, I still have to pay :wacko:

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The CATV company installs a filter on the feed from the pole that is supposed to block the TV frequencies. The reality is that you usually get a least a couple TV channels anyway. The really slick CATV pirates pull a midnite Harry Tuttle, drill the filter out, and replace it back on the pole.

Around here, the lcoal CATV outside plant is so shitty you can get "free" CATV service with the right "test equipment":

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