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Jumper pins in battery compartment of TV/cable remote?

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posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 10:20 PM
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There has been a lot of talk recently about cameras and microphones being used as monitoring devices in TV's. There has been some suspicion about a conspiracy behind forcing everyone onto digital converter boxes. My question is, can televison sets tuned to the right frequency be used to read/control minds?

I am curious about the function and purpose of the jumper pins in the battery compartment of TV remotes. Why are they there? What are they used for? Why is there no cap on any of them to close the jumper at a certain setting?

I actually have a good reason for asking these questions and having this curiosity.

The remote I currently use is from Time Warner Cable and has six pins just above the batteries inside the compartment on the back. The number 1003 is stamped above the pins. They are labeled 1, 2 top and bottom on the right and 5, 6 top and bottom on the left looking at the back of the remote.

There is probably some banal explanation for this like that is how the manufacturer initializes the remote or something. Any cable techs out there who can clue me in on the real skinny? I'd sure appreciate the inside scoop.




posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 10:30 PM
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I didn't know this was going on. Can you post a picture of what you seen so we can get a better idea of what you are talking about? I am interested in this very much.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 10:33 PM
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If I was to take a guesstimate, the pins might be used for some I/O operation.

Since these are modern remotes, I'd think they might use micro controllers that could be reprogrammed, and the easiest way is to provide pins on an open part of the case so that one wouldn't need to disassemble the whole thing.

A more conspiratorial answer would be that the pins are I/O and they allow download of data, namely every single button/function you have ever executed in the life time of the controller.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 10:42 PM
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damn, my remotes have those to...



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 10:49 PM
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Yeah, dude. My remote has them too.
Come on, guys... They're just, like Amigo just said, probably for (different) I/O operatons.
Computers have mad jumpers. Why can't a remote? Does that mean that my computer is watching and recording everything I say???

Oh crap... Wait a second...


No, but seriously... It's nothing... And if the remote had some tracking or mind control elements in them, they definetly wouldn't be in the form of jumpers!!! Jumpers are just switches.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 10:56 PM
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I don't know how they would use the jumpers to download data. I thought they would change the config and functionality of the remote somehow. Maybe shift the operating frequency or something. When I have used jumpers on motherboards before, it was to change what tyoe of cpu they would run and stuff like that.

Anyway, I am trying to embed a photo for ChilledVoodoo here. Let's see how it goes. Not the best quality, but shows the subject well enough, I guess.



edit:
Yeah! It worked. First time I tried doing that. Ain't ATS great? You can see the pins just above the batteries, like I said.

[edit on 11-4-2009 by Icarus Rising]



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 10:57 PM
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Could be used to program the remote to a certain type of cable box. Would be interesting to find a datasheet for it; who knows what you could make it do.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 11:04 PM
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An idea =)

Research the model of your remote/TV and find out the specs on it.

Post em on here so either me or someone else with good experience in technology and circuitry/hardware can help you out



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 11:09 PM
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OP, I'm not saying that your theory is nonsense, nor do I say it's correct. I have no opinion on it. The only thing is, it raises more questions with me. Why would "they" (fill in CIA/FBI/NWO or another one) use remote controles? All I know is that it wouldn't be the approach which I would choose if I had to carry out a mind control project.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 11:10 PM
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Thanks. I've been looking for that stuff online today with the intent of sharing it here and checking it out myself, but I haven't located any useful documentation yet. When I do I'll upload it here.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 11:13 PM
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Can't answer that in general terms. The specific situation that made me curious about this issue is what's driving my inquiry.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 11:17 PM
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You can tell me the model # of your Remote, not one that goes #0001234A

It'll look something like Samsung RXCJ-0344.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 11:20 PM
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That is a connection to program the remote to there cable box. They plug in one from factory it sets up the buttons they give it to you to use. Better thanb the old way of having to type in codes into the remote.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 11:21 PM
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He never said that the remote/tv came with a cord to do so. Are you suggesting the entertainment(cable/satellite) box would?



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 11:33 PM
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I have said before in another thread that if I were going to try to devise a mind control device I would definitely make it work over power lines. Those are all around all of us every day and we pretty much can't escape them. A tv remote just isn't a very good device for either mind control or surveillance. My remote is lost most of the time in the sofa cushions and so would have a lot more influence on my butt than my brain - and any images it might record........well i don't wanna think about it.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 11:35 PM
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I found a data sheet on my remote. The remote was provided a long time ago by the cable company when I set up my account. Its a ComCast ONDEMAND Custom 3-Device Universal Remote Control. Its pretty worn. Nothing useful on it to identify make and model still legible but a bunch of patent numbers on the top back and "Assembled in Mexico" at the bottom of the battery cover on the back.

Here's a link to the data sheet I found.

ComCast ONDEMAND Custom 3-Device Universal Remote Control

I appreciate the interest from other members here. I'm not trying to take anyone on a wild goose chase.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 11:36 PM
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No the cable company programs it to there system before you get it they have the cable and the program they bought from manufacturer.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 11:40 PM
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In the specific situation that sparked my interest in this inquiry, the remote was used in conjunction with a TV. I got the impression that the person using the remote was messing with these jumper pins, setting them in a certain way to facilitate the use of the remote for the purpose intended.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 11:57 PM
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Ah yes I could see that a tv could at least have the possibility of being a more significant platform for observing behavior or for some type of mind control. I still don't know what people would expect to accomplish though. If anyone were to go to the effort of trying to watch me I don't think they'd be very interested in the results. Mostly they'd see me sitting on the bed surfing with my laptop.

As for mind control - well tv has had a mechanism built in for that for years - it's called the commercial.

I suspect most people's minds are so weak anyway that if you were to somehow gain control over them you wouldn't have really gotten that much.

As to the purpose of the pins in the remote though - while they are somewhat mysterious - I just can't imagine that they could serve any nefarious purpose. That was the main thing I was trying to say in the earlier post - that building some sinister function into a remote just isn't worth the trouble. If you want to use some secret signal to send a message to turn on some function in a tv - why not just embed that in the tv programming itself? I can't see what anyone would gain by building anything so complex and unreliable as a system in which a remote played any significant part.



posted on Apr, 12 2009 @ 12:08 AM
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apparently it's not nefarious at all, the pins are designed to connect to your computer for programming to off-brand TVs.



There is a way to get the Comcast remote to work with the newer Olevia TV, however, but it requires either buying or making a cable to hook up the remote to the computer. If you open the battery compartment, there is a 6 pin header above the batteries. UEI uses that to upload custom programming if needed. People over at JP1 site have figured out how to use the header to program the remote, including adding upgrades for new devices. Someone has already made the upgrade file for Olevia 2,3,4,5, and 7 series so it's only a matter of downloading the upgrade file and the applications for programming the remote, and using it to upload the upgrade file to the remote. If you are interested in doing this, start by reading this thread.


www.remotecentral.com...,2



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