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Old Oct 28th, 2002, 10:53 PM   #1
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And, where, who, how do you get your access cards done? I hear tell, some ways are better than others, but I have a friend who can get an "open script" access card whereby he can get all the channels offered. Is there a way to program or download scripts for your own satellite using a Mac?
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Old Oct 29th, 2002, 09:16 AM   #2
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Not that I know of... but I am going to try Virtual PC....
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Geez... why not discuss an upcoming bank robbery while you're at it. Last time I checked stealing television programming was a crime.

Plus the fact that DirectTV is an American provider.... so you don't support any television programmer.
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Well, stealing may be a crime, but when you are stealing 78000 channels of crap... well, only the providers are gonna care about that...

Personally, I lost cable back in June and I really haven't missed TV since (Apparently Rogers wanted MONEY for their service. The gall! [img]tongue.gif[/img] ). With my Mac, and my DVD collection, if I wanna vegetate for a while, I throw in a flick I like.

I still get to watch a few shows (Buffy, Angel, Firefly and John Doe) due to a friend taping the eps for me and lending me the tape (which, is also technically illegal too).

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Old Oct 29th, 2002, 03:14 PM   #6
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The reply of a truely ignorant person. Just because it is in the air it isn't yours to take. There's a reason it's encrypted... because you have to purchase the rights to view it.

And living in Canada it is illegal just to subscribe to it... let alone steal it...
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RicktheChemist:
I got blasted for pirating software.. well, where is the Mayor to blast about stealing satellite TV?
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Hey, I'll blast them for the Mayor...

No pirating software, cable television, satellite television, phone lines, etc...

and a slap with Strongblade's rubber fish for even discussing such pirating...

I too hate the prices we pay for cable TV, for the quality they give us... cough, Rogers... but stealing is stealing.

That reminds me, I've got to phone up Rogers and blast them for my lousy internet bandwidth lately... I used to get almost 700K/sec... lately it's been like a 56K phone line.
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I'm talking about a grey market product, not pirating or stealing. Point of fact, I agree "stealing satellite" is illegal, but that would imply you could get it legally. The CRTC has determined where I can get my TV signal from (a duopoly, ExpressVu and StarChoice), in effect they have censored my viewing choices. DirecTV wanted to come into Canada, but they were told, no. I guess, because we would lose "our Canadian identity" if all we viewed were American shows. Excuse me!? I hardly think taking American shows and inserting Canadian commercials preserves our "identity".

I am not complaing about cost, my choice is what matters. I would love to pay for DirecTV, but the truth remains, I am not allowed to even choose. By the way, I keep basic cable for my "Canadian content" and internet service.
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I totally agree with you on the point of American Programming
Most of the TV shows that we get are form the US, and it's kinda funny, I sitll don't want to be a US citizen, have I lost my identity as a Canadian? Hell no, it's all a bunch of crap anyway.
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