[LINK] US FCC to allow blocking STBs

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Sat May 8 23:19:05 AEST 2010

Scott Howard wrote:

> In almost every case the Cable company owns the boxes for cable TV, and is
> capable of remotely upgrading/reprogramming the cable boxes to do basically
> anything they want them to...

Except they would never reprogram to not deliver output AV signals
to TV / monitor / amp.

Attempts at thwarting the recording of broadcast video and audio are
futile, since both the audio and video signals can be captured at
the point they are delivered to the (analogue) display device, be
it a TV monitor or audio amp.

Until we humans perceive encrypted digital signals, that is ;)


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