[mythtv-users] Comcast Fall attack

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Tue Nov 6 20:59:13 UTC 2007

On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 01:08:54PM -0600, Andrew Close wrote:
> On Nov 6, 2007 12:57 PM,  <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> <snip/>
> >     Has anyone who's a cablemodem subscriber but not a cable
> > subscriber tried to see what else is going on on that coax cable?
> > I wonder if the local channels are available in the clear either
> > in SD or HD if you're not a cable subscriber.
> for quite a while i only had Comcast Internet service and was able to
> tune all of their analogue broadcasts.  they did find a way to stop
> that though, so ymmv.

They generally put an RF trap on the cable to block the necessary
freqs, but they don't *always* bother with the truck roll, especially
if you get both initially, and drop the TV service after a few months.

-- jra
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