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Any ideas on how to get cable Tv for Free or close?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by KillPretty, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. KillPretty

    KillPretty Junior Member

    Joined: Nov 2, 2003 Messages: 180 Likes Received: 0
    I just moved into an apartment and i really want cable tv but I found out to get it from COMCAST i have to pay $35 a month just for regular cable shit. Does anyone have any good ideas for cheap ass cable....or know of any other cable providers besides COMCAST (live in the bay area) I heard about the black boxes that give you every channel but have no idea how to get one....somebody help!
  2. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
  3. space base

    space base Senior Member

    Joined: May 4, 2003 Messages: 1,765 Likes Received: 0
    Know a cable guy. I tried to do it at my house, but you need a scpecial tool to get this one bolt off.
  4. mapo returns

    mapo returns Member

    Joined: May 4, 2003 Messages: 687 Likes Received: 0
    as far as i know, black boxes and shit are the only way to do it.
    unless you have the know-how to make one from scratch, your only option is finding someone who can hook you up.

    i know a uhh...friends dad...yeah a friends dad..who got hooked up with all the movie channels for free, for several years, by giving the cable guy a $50 bill. try it.
  5. i11igul

    i11igul Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 5, 2003 Messages: 1,810 Likes Received: 0
    'round here they got a bunch of those public service commercials,"stealing cable is a crime, punishable by a fine and jail time", really cheap shits that dont deterr anyone, im sure you can get black boxes at a flea market, or maybe ebay, and sometimes those one porn catalogues where the movies are like 4.99 each:D
  6. type R

    type R Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2001 Messages: 2,456 Likes Received: 1
    where i live they send out some kind of signal that is supposed to fry the black box, i dont know if it actually works or not.
  7. Coffie Crave

    Coffie Crave Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 21, 2003 Messages: 1,124 Likes Received: 0
    i wish i had time for tv...when ever i get the chance moive are the best....uhhh stealing cable you will get chought they have tracers or somthing
  8. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    simple... patch into a neighbour.
    I get free cable because someone who lived
    in the pad before me brought his pops in to get a little creative
    with the cables. It was really easy by the looks of it. The only
    addition is an RF amp to clean up the picture.
  9. kido

    kido Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 16, 2002 Messages: 1,463 Likes Received: 0
    Its pretty simple, I had my dad do mine for me. Its a matter of going outside to the box or the 'line' and switching a chord around. I dont get anything super ridiculous but I get like 65 channels and HBO and Showtime and stuff.

    Its funny that this is mentioned because I met this dude last night thats a cable guy. And we were talking about how many ppl in this city have free cable. He was saying something about how its being cracked down on and the cable company is actually hiring ppl to go around and check for ppl w/o these certain 'red tags' in thier 'box'.

    Ask around, theres a lot of ppl with free cable that could help you out.
  10. THE DEVIL!

    THE DEVIL! Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 11, 2000 Messages: 1,045 Likes Received: 0
    Well, Here's the easiest way.

    Call and order the BASIC BROADCAST plan
    It's only about $15 a month (you should be able to handle that....) Then, when the service guy comes, offer him $50 to remove the "TRAP" (the device that limits the amount of channels that you recive.) Most cable guys are actually independant contractors that only report to a branch office. The guy will either do it, or he won't. He can't really get in trouble for it, because there is no way for the cable office to know that you are getting all the channels. You won't get in trouble either. I've done it at every apartment I've lived in for the last 6-8 years. Works every time. You just have to gain the trust of the cable guy real quick, to make him undertand that it isn't a setup to get him in trouble. He'll most likely ask you if you are being asked to ask him by the cable company, if you say no, that negates any legalities that would stem from said incedent.
  11. THE DEVIL!

    THE DEVIL! Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 11, 2000 Messages: 1,045 Likes Received: 0

    This is true. A Trap wrench to be exact.
  12. THE DEVIL!

    THE DEVIL! Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 11, 2000 Messages: 1,045 Likes Received: 0

    See....I told you. The one time fee of $50 gets you years of full cable for only $15 a month.
  13. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,473 Likes Received: 200
    throw your cable guy 50 bones and fo sho he should hook it up.........but if your a good looking girl give him some head and you should get all the premium channels
  14. keep

    keep Guest

    yes a trap wrench is nice but you can use super glue, fill the hole and let it set and it will just screw off.
    also if you want to get dtv or dishnet for free look into some of these sites. esp for those of you in canada, its legal to hack dss there b/c its not sold there. but in the us it is very illegal, just thought id add this in

    BIGBLUE Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 4, 2003 Messages: 1,667 Likes Received: 0
    yeah .just use your ex g/f's ss# !

    lol oh yeah .. what krylon said ^