The black market is flooded with universal digital TV cable descramblers. Consumers are sold by the low price of the descrambler along with the promise of a long-term savings on pay-per-view movies they are promised they'll be able to watch for free. Honestly, who wouldn't pay $10...
Q & A on the unmodified cable box descrambler
Question: What makes the descrambler box ‘unmodified’?
Answer: The term unmodified is as simple as the meaning of the word itself. It is an indication that there have been no modifications made to the box. In other words, it remains in its original factory condition. An unmodified digital cable box descrambler is nothing more than a tuner that will deliver all channels from 1 to 125. These are the same channels that are offered by your cable company in the most basic packages.
Question: What makes it a descrambler?
Answer: What many people don’t realize is that every piece of equipment (besides your television) is a descrambler. When the cable company sends you a signal it is comprised of a series of code consisting of the numbers 1 and 0. Your VCR, your cable box, and any other piece of equipment you have all decodes this sequence to feed the images as they were meant to be viewed on your television.
Question: Can I tune into any premium channels or Pay-Per-View events?
Answer: No. Any modifications made to a digital cable box descrambler that permits access to premium channels or PPV events is an act of piracy. You may be able to receive free movies and live matches temporarily, but you will eventually have to pay for the services you received and you may face legal consequences.
Question: How do I gain access to premium channels or PPV events?
Answer: You need to contact you local cable company. If your television is not equipped to receive a signal from standard cable, your local cable provider may be able to assist you with the hardware that will allow you to receive service.
Question: How can an unmodified cable box descrambler help me?
Answer: An unmodified cable box descrambler is primarily useful for televisions that are not capable of receiving standard cable input from your cable provider. Furthermore, plasma televisions are made without tuners, so they are sometimes necessary for the functionality of a home theatre system in which a plasma TV is included.
Your local cable company may also be able to provide you with an unmodified cable box descrambler, but there will undoubtedly be a rental fee. Most consumers have discovered it best to purchase one of their own.