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#30362 - 10/01/02 09:19 PM free cable methods
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If you recieve a cable broadband internet connection, on that same line is broadcast your basic cable signal. In order to recieve it and your internet just install a splitter before your modem. Attach one side to your TV(s) and one to the cable modem. Then you get your basic cable thats being broadcast anyways and the broadband connection you pay an arm and a leg all in one.
Note: this does not work for digital cable(at least I havent tested it) or for HBO, showtime, etc..maybe with a converter box(havent tested that either)

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#30363 - 10/01/02 09:26 PM Re: free cable methods
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Just wondering, would this make your actual cable internet noticably slower?
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#30364 - 10/01/02 09:46 PM Re: free cable methods
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well I highly doubt it since the signal is already there in the first place. I talked to someone who does this regularly and no it does not make it "noticeably" slower.

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#30365 - 10/01/02 09:52 PM Re: free cable methods
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If this process works it shoudn't be too slow, just use the standard high grade cable to your modem, don't use that shitty stuff that comes with a TV set to your modem, use it to your tv.

I have a few converters if anyone's interested...
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#30366 - 10/02/02 12:55 PM Re: free cable methods
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It wouldn't have an effect, it's veryyyyy slight.
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#30367 - 10/02/02 01:05 PM Re: free cable methods
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i think it's a good idea but it DO will make the connection SLOWWWW..
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#30368 - 10/02/02 04:50 PM Re: free cable methods
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i disagree blackpimp, it seems to me that it would work sorta like sharing a broadband connection on a network, your splitting it between to devices, and it still works at full speed on both. so i think they would both be up to full speed, or atleast so close that you wouldn't notice
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#30369 - 10/02/02 06:40 PM Re: free cable methods
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Registered: 03/19/02
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Loc: Ontario,Canada
if you use shity spliter you modem wont get a proper signel to run internet so dont go cheap. Gizmo is right to but the good cable and all will be fine no diffrence.
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#30370 - 10/04/02 12:12 AM Re: free cable methods
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make sure its at least 750MHz

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#30371 - 10/04/02 04:18 AM Re: free cable methods
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lol if you use some shitty "quick release" cable from rat shack to your cable modem you will get a shittier signal... but hey dont' take my word for it, go test it on your own... I mean I buy good cable for projects because I know how quality works with signals.
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#30372 - 02/09/03 07:29 PM Re: free cable methods
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Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 5
Loc: New Jersey
Does anyone think this descrambler would work?
http://www.chinafreehosting.com/digicable/index.asp

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#30373 - 02/09/03 08:16 PM Re: free cable methods
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Your best bet for descramblers are to locate plans that use analog tv boxes. And of corse if you're wanting analog TV boxes I have 2 that I'm trying to sell still.
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#30374 - 02/10/03 07:02 AM Re: free cable methods
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That only descrambles digital cable, not analog. Make sure your DIGITAL cable box is made by one of those manufactuers.

If you purchase it be sure to tell us how it worked out for you.

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#30375 - 02/10/03 12:15 PM Re: free cable methods
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Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 5
Loc: New Jersey
I just recently bought digital cable but I don't want to pay $85 a month for HBO cinamax pay perview etc. I was wondering if anyone would know not just if this particular product would work, but this concept would?

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#30376 - 02/10/03 01:35 PM Re: free cable methods
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well in analog standards with most companies, you can get hbo/showtime/cinemax on analog, all you'd ahve to do is rent an analog reciever from them and have them do their thizzle, or you can buy an analog catv box and mod it, not that hard...
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