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Rumor about Camera in DTV converter a hoax


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#1 OFFLINE   Cholly

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:28 PM

Someone was circulating a rumor about DTV converters having a camera inside. Of course, it was a hoax. :D
http://tech.yahoo.co...patterson/39676

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#2 OFFLINE   BattleZone

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 07:17 PM

No one can ever explain how these "hidden cameras and mics" are supposed to get their signals back to the mother ship/government/nosey neighbor...

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 07:20 PM

No one can ever explain how these "hidden cameras and mics" are supposed to get their signals back to the mother ship/government/nosey neighbor...


Yeah I was wondering that as I watched the video. It all goes back through the antenna, right? :confused:

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 07:30 PM

Yeah I was wondering that as I watched the video. It all goes back through the antenna, right? :confused:


Right... And inside the box is a 60,000 watt amplifier to ensure the signal gets out far enough...

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 08:08 PM

Why it's need to spread hoaxes here ? :rolleyes:

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 09:23 PM

I have the same converter as he does?

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 10:38 PM

No, the cameras are in the Dish ViP boxes, what do you think that middle eye is with the IR receivers on both sides. That way Charlie can tell how many are watching at a time - much more elegant than Neilson.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:50 AM

Why it's need to spread hoaxes here ? :rolleyes:


We're making fun of the hoax, as it blatently fails to pass the "smell test." I'm amazed at the things people genuinely believe in...

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:28 PM

Someone was circulating a rumor about DTV converters having a camera inside. Of course, it was a hoax. :D
http://tech.yahoo.co...patterson/39676


What's surprises me is the number of dumb people that believe such things.....then again, no, it doesn't surprise me. There are a lot of dumb people out there.
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Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:12 PM

What's surprises me is the number of dumb people that believe such things.....then again, no, it doesn't surprise me. There are a lot of dumb people out there.


You can say that again - and again, and again.... :D
You CAN put antennas on your owned and/or controlled property...

http://www.fcc.gov/mb/facts/otard.html

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:41 PM

I don't believe the govt's DTV D/A converters have cameras in
them, but just in case I wouldn't put one in my bedroom. :eek:

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:27 PM

That's okay. NSA has been using the alarm clock in your room to listen to you for years already. I downloaded a few of your bedroom MP3s from Usenet the other day...

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:34 PM

In other words the governernment is only interested in listening to and watching people who get their TV signals OTA?

Something els these people can never explain is where is all this information stored. I mean it would take an awful lot of storage sapce to store all these video and audio files that they supposedly get from the DTV boxes. The people who believe these things can never seem to expain this.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:40 PM

Those recordings are stored on tapes, crated up, and transferred here:

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:35 AM

That's okay. NSA has been using the alarm clock in your room to listen to you for years already. I downloaded a few of your bedroom MP3s from Usenet the other day...

Do you want to discuss the secret cameras in bathroom plumbing fixtures now? :D

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:45 AM

No No "Chuck" has it stored in his brain




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