: Free cable with no internet?

2009-01-31, 09:41 PM

Sorry I could not find anything on this topic because the search function does not work for me.

I have Rogers Express Internet. I do not subscribe to cable TV at all.

I tried hooking up the cable to a tv and only got 2 channels. So I dug out an amplifier I had and hooked it up, now I get almost all 70 channels. Is this stealing? As far as I know there is a filter on the line because without the amp I only get those two channels...TVO and APTN I think.

Any help is appreciated.

Edit: The channels do not come in crystal clear but they aren't unwatchable.

2009-01-31, 09:50 PM
Are you paying for the channels? No? Then yes, you are stealing services.

2009-01-31, 09:52 PM
Can I get in trouble for this? Because Rogers has put a filter on the line...

2009-02-02, 11:15 AM
You're not supposed to do it. If you subscribe to Internet only, then you should not be receiving any channels, and it could be considered theft of service.

2009-02-02, 11:20 AM
Simply speaking, any attempts to watch cable signals or satellite signals that you are not paying for constitutes piracy therefore this thread is being closed.