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Old 10-25-2004, 10:27 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Cable Descrambling in Linux?


I was wonderng if theres any software cable descramblers that can be used in linux with the use of a tv tuner card. I did come across one app but it runs on windows, called FreeTV, I havent tested it yet cause i havent gotten out to buy a tv card yet but will do so very soon. If theres anything like that out there for linux that would definately rock, any help wold be greatly appreciated
 
Old 10-26-2004, 12:41 AM   #2
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Is this legal?
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:48 AM   #3
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Wink descrambling

the man asked a simple question, anyway.
there is something called "cabletv". google it !!!
 
Old 10-26-2004, 07:34 AM   #4
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I should think its legal, as long as you pay for the receiving equipment and the subscription.Why should it matter where you decode the transmission?I may be completely wrong, but thats what it looks like to me.
Chris
 
Old 10-26-2004, 01:32 PM   #5
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OK
 
Old 10-26-2004, 05:26 PM   #6
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cable descrambling has some weird laws and loop holes, its completely legal to own, develop, and sell cable descramblers according to the FCC, but where the catch comes in is that you're supposed to let your local cable company know that you are using your own equipment. So im sure those same laws apply to software based descramblers. And oh yea I tried thatr app FreeTV on my buddy's computer since he has a tv tuner card, it work pretty good , i jus wanna find a linux app like that
 
Old 10-26-2004, 05:30 PM   #7
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thanx TaTaE!
that looks really cool, im deffinately gonna have to buy a tv card this weekend
 
Old 10-26-2004, 07:43 PM   #8
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Save on Leasing Fee/ HDTV descrambler

Wow, so you can actually save some cash if you use a pc laying around with a TV card in it. My cable Company charges like $9 a month or something. Does this apply for the HDTV descramblers too? What website are you getting this software from?

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Old 10-26-2004, 08:08 PM   #9
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I should think its legal, as long as you pay for the receiving equipment and the subscription.Why should it matter where you decode the transmission?I may be completely wrong, but thats what it looks like to me.
Chris
Assuming you pay to have all channels descrambled, what would be the exact need for a descrambler then?
 
Old 10-27-2004, 12:01 PM   #10
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We pay for service, Why pay for equipment leasing?

Well, not necessarily for unscrambling, and besides, I don't think there is "scrambling" used anymore, most digital cable these days just encrypt or "lock" the channels out with their new system. The nice thing about having your own "cable box" is if you pay for subscription, you can use the Menu, and Schedule stuff to see when certain shows are scheduled. That comes in handy when you don't have anything to refer off of. I know that's what frustrates me when I watch TV, I don't have a description or channel lineup when surfing channels. And at the rate the cable company changes their lineup, it will drive us crazy trying to memorize the channels and networks.

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