: built-in digital recievers??

2009-08-14, 02:48 PM
Hi all,
I'm wondering if anyone can give me some insight into how the built-in digital reciever in my Sharp Aquos 42" works. When I bought my t.v it picked up about 6 digital channels from my cable line, at least I think that is where the channels came from. That lasted about six months then the t.v. was unable to decode the channels anymore. Is there any way to program my t.v. to decode these channels without getting a digital or h.d. box from my provider? I realize the cable companys must encode their digital channels due to these built-in recievers but is there a way to circumvent this?
Thank for your input,

2009-08-14, 03:24 PM
No there is no way to pirate encrypted QAM signals.

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2009-08-14, 03:36 PM
See the following FAQ on encrypted QAM:


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2009-08-22, 07:38 PM
Thanks 57. Your link was very useful.