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Hidden Spy Camera & Mic Found Inside Digital TV Box

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posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 12:38 PM
reply to post by lunarminer

I see your point up untill the logistics which it would take to monitor such a issue. A couple years ago here in D.C. they had an artical about the NSA's super computer program that was being built for "national security" called "project trail blazer" or some crap. The artical made some pretty amazing suggestions on the technology's self learning and adaptive curve to filter non-critical security issues from "threat" issues that were streaming through is data base through phone,web,sat,and direct video feeds from local system's. So I don't think there will be any problem with the logistics of watching people if they need to.

posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 02:44 PM

Originally posted by tsloan
reply to post by lunarminer

I see your point up untill the logistics which it would take to monitor such a issue. A couple years ago here in D.C. they had an artical about the NSA's super computer program that was being built for "national security" called "project trail blazer" or some crap. The artical made some pretty amazing suggestions on the technology's self learning and adaptive curve to filter non-critical security issues from "threat" issues that were streaming through is data base through phone,web,sat,and direct video feeds from local system's. So I don't think there will be any problem with the logistics of watching people if they need to.

Having worked in the High Tech industry since 1995....I would concur with you on this!!

SSD drives have been around for a LONG time, IMO, and that tech is being leaked out slowly, but it's being brought forth as 'new'.

High Tech equipment goes though the military first since it's probably the most rigorous environment to check the tech out with.

Shoot you can grab a USB2.0 1TB external for 100.00$ NOW at pretty much any large volume computer stores i.e Frye's

posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 03:26 PM

Originally posted by housegroove23
I believe this to be true.

Its just a matter of time for others to take apart their boxes and take pictures for evidence. The more people that do this the more evidence we have to confirm or deny the existence.

Thank You BeyondBelow for sharing your story. I would not be surprised if it is true.


We have many paid agents crawling around here on ATS that will deny this and try to convince you that its all bull. In saying that:


Your going to have to show us pictures of your box as proof of what you say. But even then how do we know that you did not remove the camera or photoshop the picture to not show the camera.

Only time will tell on this one.

How is true? If you get a freeview box, you plug it in to the power and the aerial. If you get sky, you are meant to plug it into the phone line for your interactive services, but its not actually compulsory to use the phone line, the worst that will happen is that there will be a reminder printed on the bill, and thats IF you didnt take the no phone line option.

I used to work for sky as a salesman and i do know this stuff.

You cannot simply transmit the data without the connection. If this were the case why would you even need an aerial or dish etc if you could "magically" recieve the picture. As a ex-sky salesman, the amount of people who dont want a dish because they think they are ugly, sky WOULD do this given the chance, thats just business, the fact they havent sort of prove this to be a hoax. They also love the whole "wow factor" if there was a camera they'd have an interactive applications using it.

Virgin isnt even fully digital yet so that theory's out of the window...

I used to buy all this NWO stuff when i used to smoke a lot of pot, i really doubt it these days and put it down to paranoia, and would go so far to say IF there was a NWO, i personally think it to be a good thing, no more wars, no more crazy people on the streets I have to walk, MY family and friends would be protected and safe, no more people sitting on their backside on the dole for their whole lives having everything handed to them, bleeding the system dry while the rest of us try to work, ID cards to deter terrorism (if you smoke cigarettes, drink, socialise in town and you are young dont you need to carry a passport or driving license anyway?), how is any of this bad?

These days I like ATS like i like good fiction.

posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 04:06 PM
Apart what from many users have already said about it being a hoax.
I don't think it'd be a smart move for the government to secretly put cameras in things when all it takes to be discovered is a screwdriver and a question.

posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 04:29 PM
Lets face it we have the technology to do it. I would imagine they could tap into an ordinary light bulb if "they" wanted to. I would imagine that anything drawing any power what so ever can be turned and tuned in on you.

I know its sad, but 99.999999999999999% of you, and I are sooo boring....

Who would want to listen to a bunch of sheep? baaa baaa all day long that

Talk about turn over rate in the work force

Unless the evil aliens/nwo/Gov whatever are a bunch of voyuers.. hmmm... yea thats it.


I remember when I used to smoke a bunch of weed...

posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 04:53 PM
reply to post by ranhome

It seriously doesnt make sense. I've never seen a tivo but from what i can gather it's just some american Sky+ box.

There are literally no places on the front of a Sky+ box for a camera, or any sky box for that matter.

You can get freeview digital boxes that are so small they sit at the back of your TV, how can it have a camera if it's facing the wrong way.

Seriously it's all paranoia, think about it logically, it does NOT make sense.

People on ATS go on about brainwashing, but anyone can brainwash someone else, if someone has convinced you of these conspiracies, you are brainwashed yourself.

posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 04:57 PM
I'm listening to yesterdays alex jones show right now, and at the beginning he says his staff went and bought the same model as in the video, and there was no camera/mic and that the way the circuitry was set up in the video wouldn't work out right.

He said that later in the show they'd take theirs apart and show what the insides look like. I'm only listening to the audio, but the video will probably be on youtube eventually.

[edit on 20-2-2009 by alaskan]

posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 05:24 PM
reply to post by drsmooth23

it could transmit. have you ever heard of quantum transmissions? completely secure. and it HAS been done.

but, enough with the theories. plug one in, and see if any signals go out. the only way to be COMPLETELY sure.

posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 03:38 AM
I guess it was going to come out anyway...

It is a camera. Don't bother looking for a hardwired connection to feed the video signal of you and your family watching television - it's a micro-burst transmitter that uplinks a video frame refreshed every 5 seconds to a satellite in low geosynchronous orbit. This signal, in turn, is downlinked to the Populace Monitoring and Control Facility located on the grounds of STRATCOM at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska.

This program is part of an enormous subjugation project set in motion by Dick Cheney and Rupert Murdoch in order to gather massive domestic data on a certain subset of the population - namely those too poor to buy a television with an integrated ATSC tuner. The segment of consumers most likely to require these boxes will also be of a lower socioeconomic background - and thus more likely to espouse revolutionary ideals. Some of the data the project is attempting to compile are:

* Whether or not your family eats dinner in front of the television
* Your napping habits and total down-time
* Any and all subversive self-stimulation activity
* Body language data - enough to establish personality profiles on every single person in the U.S. monitored by the program.

All of this information CAN and WILL be used against you by the illegitimate government for future interrogations. Once they've figured out your domestic habits, they will be able to break you faster than you ever imagined possible.

Recommendation is that all person(s) with a Digital Converter Box immediately unplug it. If you're not watching television, you're not being exposed to their PSYOP program - which is Phase Three of the PCMF's plan. If you must watch television for local news and weather concerns, place a double layer of masking tape across the front of the unit. This will block the camera's field of vision. Next, wrap a double layer of tinfoil lengthwise around the converter box. This will in effect form a Faraday Cage, blocking the micro-burst uplink and preventing the surveillance tech assigned to your neighborhood from hearing the audio feed provided by the unit's concealed microphone.

Don't let the government have another way of controlling your life. It's time to stop the signal.

posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 06:57 PM
reply to post by smallpeeps

If you ordered a "certificate" which is actually a swipe card, and then use that to cash in on a converter, people of interest in you can do a little bit of data mining to see if you got one of the "hot" units or a plain jane one. I just opened mine and it does not have a camera in it. I guess I should be disappointed that my views on UFOs and politics hasn't gained anybodies attention. BUT i redeemed my certificate at a grocery chain that gave me the unit with no additionial cost. It is a very cheap unit by the appearance, made in Tawain Zinwell. If I had gone to Best Buy, for example and paid extra, perhaps I would have gotten a hot unit.

The ONLY way to check this out is for enough folks to check inside their units. It takes a small phillips screwdriver (for me) and about five minites. But, HEY! Maybe my house/computer/DSL is/are bugged anyway, well, DUH!

posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 04:29 PM
I just wanted to keep this story updated.

I found this story on Yahoo news today about this very video.

( alert: Is your DTV converter watching you?Seen the YouTube video that shows a guy cracking open his new DTV converter box, only to find a tiny camera and microphone hidden inside? Where's my tin foil hat?

Wired has the scoop on the popular YouTube video, which was first posted last week and has racked up more than 230,000 views so far.

Full story here

posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 04:55 PM
This may be a hoax, but got me thinking, my laptop, and mobile phones both have built in cameras and microphones, so is it possible that the phone/broadband companies or whoever can gain access could remotely activate these without me knowing to watch and listen.

I don't even want to think about it, as if governments are not doing it yet, the cabability i'm sure is there for it to be done, and we think nothing of having these devices!

They already keep records of calls and texts, though not the actual calls or texts, though they can tap in and listen, so who knows what else they do that we are not informed of!

posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 04:57 PM
I wouldn't trust Yahoo! News for a second. What better way to spread the government's propaganda than to use the #1 News site on the WWW. Honestly, this isn't that hard. Yahoo! is easily just another government mouthpiece. Besides, their new CEO has a last name of "Bartz."

Isn't it convenient that Yang sells the company to this Zionist-named person right before they report DTV cameras are a "hoax?"

Open your eyes, and keep looking over your shoulders.

posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 01:37 AM
wow are you people lost vcrs have been able to transmit images for twenty years with there led infrared diodes

posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 11:34 AM
reply to post by drsmooth23

Two way transmission is perfectly possible.

"Data collection: Appears to vary by system. Some pull data on a second by second basis, others during an interval of time (like quarter hour intervals) and others pull at activity points like channel change."

"Back channel: A way to get data back to the operator. Cable systems have a back channel, but satellite operators can only send data back via the phone lines. Since not all satellite set-top boxes connect to phone lines, this must be taken into account when receiving set top-box data from satellite homes. TNS says there is no significant difference in the satellite homes with and without the back channel. Rentrak says boxes are connected in different ways -- some need to back channel to get scheduling data, others connect via broadband. It all varies by operator. More examination may be in order.

One last point: All this is emerging and changing -- what an operator uses today can evolve or change tomorrow. I am sure that there are other issues and terms and would appreciate your input. Please send it on. "

TIA (total information awareness) Just the same as monitoring peoples internet activity.

In the UK ALL internet traffic goes via GCHQ as do all visa, debit or other credit card transactions.
To receive broadband internet in the UK, you HAVE to have a British Telecom phone line.
All telephone lines are routed through GCHQ.
All mobile phone calls & data are via GCHQ.

Some similar operating in the USA would be a valid assumption.

posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 01:19 PM

posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 12:28 AM
it's all true and it's everywhere....

I just discovered that the little logitech eye looking thingy on top of my computer monitor is actually a camera! I sure hope no one has been watching me "type with one hand" if you know what I mean.

posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 03:39 AM
All electronic items used for receiving are actually a transmitter, just have to run the electronics backwards, hence a transmitter is a receiver when hooked up and ran backwards , with a little engineering mind you. Years back in the 80's break through in piggybacking thousands of signals was done , but not though RG-59 cable, it is done by way of your 120 volt line. Yep, right through your plug. Funny when the digital law was being made and congress okay-ed millions to the U.S. citizens by way of rebate coupons. Yes they were not acting themselves, but remember that only twice has the congress had closed door sessions , not to be heard or seen by the masses and the digital law was one of those two times.Man , too waste a session in total secrecy just so we could get rebates? NOT! Their secrecy is our privacy downfall. Remember what the Good Book says, The walls have ears.

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