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Originally posted by jeepin4x4girl
I gaurantee that every single one of these boxes are equipped with microphones, even video cameras. I wouldn't doubt if the majority of the cable boxes already in many american homes have these secret devices attached to them.
Originally posted by garayn
Someone told me that the Digital Converter Boxes can send as well as receive information. I don't know whether or not this is true.
We don't need TV anyway.
Originally posted by disgustedbyhumanity
Of course digital cable boxes send data both ways. How do you think you order a pay to view movie?
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
reply to post by dunwichwitch
You aren't the most knowledgeable when it comes to technology. You are like the so called audiophile who insists the 1940's based thermionic tube amplifiers, and vinyl grammaphone records are better than modern solid state amplifiers and 24-bit quantization based CDs. Many audiophiles believe that true audiophile equipment is (1) based on old technology (2) is phenomenally expensive and (3) it has to be heavy, very heavy.
All you have to do is look at a modern HDTV, with a true HDTV source and compare it to a regular SD TV signal. The quality is night and day. You can see every blade of grass or strand of hair. You can't achieve this with a standard 480x640 signal all you see is low resolution. No, your grandparent's old Fleetwood console television is not better than today's HDTV sets.
At the Digital Living Room conference today, Gerard Kunkel, Comcast’s senior VP of user experience, told me the cable company is experimenting with different camera technologies built into devices so it can know who’s in your living room.
On January 21, former National Security Agency analyst Russell Tice appeared Keith Olbermann’s MSNBC show. Tice, who helped expose the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping in December 2005, told Olbermann government programs designed to spy on the American people are more extensive and far reaching than previously admitted. “The National Security Agency had access to all Americans’ communications — faxes, phone calls, and their computer communications,” Tice said. “It didn’t matter whether you were in Kansas, in the middle of the country, and you never made foreign communications at all. They monitored all communications.”