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More on cable descrambling - simple methods

Cable Descrambling

If you have cable TV but are not fortunate enough to have the
Premium services, here is a simple way to steal Cinemax, The
Movie Channel, Showtime, the Disney Channel, and any other
service that appears as a bussing fuzzy picture (that you can
ALMOST get clearly by fine tuning). This method also works on
channels that appear as a lined flashing screen that produce a
beeping sound. These channels are not scrambled, but instead a
garbage transmission is sent at the same frequency. Therefore, in
order to receive the movie services clearly, you must filter out
the garbage.

Here is a simple way to do this:

Examine the back of your TV set. Find the VHF antenna terminals
(these are the antenna terminals that the cable service is hooked
up to). Get a piece of antenna wire (about 3 feet long). Strip
one end of the wire and attach it to the VHF terminals along with
the cable. Tune in to one of the movie services and adjust the 
fine tuner until you get the cleanest picture. Cut off about 1/4
inch of the  antenna wire and adjust the fine tuner. Continue to
do this until you get a nearly perfect picture (you should not
have to cut off more than 6 inches of the antenna wire). Get a
piece of aluminum foil and wrap it around the antenna wire slide
it up and down until you have a perfect picture. This is a simple
yet effective way to get movies for free.

Write to CABLE FACTS, Box 711-R, Pataskala, OH 43062. They have
an excellent publication available for $8.95.

Also write to RANDOM ACCESS, Box 41770R, Phoenix, AZ 85080. Ask
for their Subscription TV Manual that deals with video scrambling

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