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Old 17-10-2004, 10:00   #1
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Chipped boxes

There seems to be an alarming amount of chipped boxes being offered for sale around Mansfield this past few weeks, the price being £150 fitted. I just wondered if NTL are aware this is happening? I know a few people who have purchased these boxes, will charges be bought if these people are caught using these boxes? I've lost count how many times I've been offered one this past year.
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Old 17-10-2004, 11:07   #2
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Re: Chipped boxes

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There seems to be an alarming amount of chipped boxes being offered for sale around Mansfield this past few weeks, the price being £150 fitted. I just wondered if NTL are aware this is happening? I know a few people who have purchased these boxes, will charges be bought if these people are caught using these boxes? I've lost count how many times I've been offered one this past year.

better be caught I say why can they get away with free tv when we all have to pay ?
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Old 17-10-2004, 11:48   #3
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better be caught I say why can they get away with free tv when we all have to pay ?

My sentiments exactly.
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Old 17-10-2004, 12:07   #4
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Re: Chipped boxes

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There seems to be an alarming amount of chipped boxes being offered for sale around Mansfield this past few weeks, the price being £150 fitted. I just wondered if NTL are aware this is happening? I know a few people who have purchased these boxes, will charges be bought if these people are caught using these boxes? I've lost count how many times I've been offered one this past year.
Yes they are aware it goes on and have a dedicated team who have had considerable success in smashing the operations that market these.

They don't discuss their work publicly for obvious reasons, which is why people sometimes thing nothing is happening.

Like any crime, you can never totally eradicate it. But there's several people who've eaten bread and water for doing this.
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Old 17-10-2004, 15:13   #5
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Re: Chipped boxes

I was told with digital boxes NTL can change the signal on a frequent basis, so that a chipped box becomes scrambled and effectively useless after they do this.
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Old 17-10-2004, 15:19   #6
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Re: Chipped boxes

I'm sure ntl have all sorts of ways and means to reduce the effectiveness of chipped boxes. Perhaps the most obvious is that you have to be physically connected to ntl's cable system. I would have thought that chipping or otherwise that is bound to create some sort of signal into ntl's network that can be interrogated.

If your going to buy something that is chipped, surely a sky system would be a better option, as without the physical connection to a network, tracing the box must be much harder. All the chipped box would have to do is get round any changing scrambling codes.

Bottom line though using a chipped STB is theft, and cannot be condoned. Anyone caught using such a system deserves whatever they have coming to them.
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Old 17-10-2004, 22:14   #7
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Re: Chipped boxes

its not just the cable tv box's that are chipped but also the cable modem's as well stand alone that is.
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Old 17-10-2004, 22:29   #8
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its not just the cable tv box's that are chipped but also the cable modem's as well stand alone that is.

cant see the point in getting one tbh , i would rather pay the money / month than risk being banged up for theft of service
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Old 17-10-2004, 22:37   #9
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its not just the cable tv box's that are chipped but also the cable modem's as well stand alone that is.
This is not as common though as it is much harder to achieve...

and yes i agree the chippers should be caught
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Re: Chipped boxes

£100 or less in belfast, i have the mobile number of one of the chippers , however no use giving this to ntl:
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£100 or less in belfast, i have the mobile number of one of the chippers , however no use giving this to ntl:

why not ?????????????
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Old 17-10-2004, 23:08   #12
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£100 or less in belfast, i have the mobile number of one of the chippers , however no use giving this to ntl:
Why not? Go for it mate. As was said earlier, they have a team dedicated to cracking down on these idiots, so why not make use of it??

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Cant see them getting a court order to find out who the number belongs to! Come to think of it the sim may not even be registered!
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Re: Chipped boxes

The SIM may not be registered if it's PAYG, but remember who owns most of the mobile transmitters in the UK...
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The SIM may not be registered if it's PAYG, but remember who owns most of the mobile transmitters in the UK...
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