[mythtv-users] Encrypted Cable channels How do they do it?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 03:19:23 UTC 2007

On 2/26/07, Mitchell Gore <mitchell2345 at msn.com> wrote:
>  Hi,
> I know that we cant record HD encrypted channels with any of the QAM Tuners
> made today.  But i was just wondering how all the episodes of Soprano's etc
> are uploaded to the various torrent sites right after the show aired?  Are
> they really buying the $2000+ hardware to convert Component to digital?  Or
> are they using some special hardware Or maybe hacking there STB's
> Just curious,
> Mitchell

Mostly either hacked satellite boxes or via cable companies that don't
enable 5C for firewire output.

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