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Please Don't Ignore -- Where can I find old analogue cable converters? What happened to United Artis

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  1. Radium

    Radium Guest


    Please don't neglect this message. Please respond with reasonable

    In April of '89, I rented a cable-converter-box from United Artist. It
    was obviously an analogue cable-converter as at that time, there were
    no digital equivalents. It had red LED display for the channels. I
    gave it back to United Artist Cable in August of '92.

    Where can I find this box or something similar? I have the book that
    came with the cable box but it doesn't give the model-# or anything I
    could use to ID it?

    Also, what happened to United Artist? I called up their phone number
    in August of '94, and their name was changed to "TCI Cable Vision".
    That phone number is no longer valid.

    This cable box had the option of connected to channel 2 or 3 in the
    television. This was weird because usually the option is channel 3 or
    4, as it was with the Nintendo Entertainment System I had at the time.

    Currently, what is the name of the cable company who used to be United

    No offense but please respond with reasonable answers & keep out the
    jokes, off-topic nonsense, taunts, insults, and trivializations. I am
    really interested in this.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. pcbutts1

    pcbutts1 Guest

  3. jayembee

    jayembee Guest

    Did it occur to you that maybe no one answered because no one knew
    the answer?

    -- jayembee
  4. nobody >

    nobody > Guest

  5. Radium

    Radium Guest

    I used to often play my Nintendo when it was connected to channel 3.
    However, I was change the TV channel to 4. I could see the video of
    the game but it was fuzzy and covered in grains. The music of the game
    was absent, and instead was filled with frightening-yet-enjoyable
    tones [sounding like a buzzer, lawn mower, or electric shaver] along
    with a faint audio of what was being discussed on the channel 4 news.
    I would get so scared, yet I would enjoy it.

    I could only get this effect when I had the cable box. Without the box
    it does not work. The cable box also seemed to filter out most of the
    random noise while keeping the heterodyne-like qualities of the audio-
    disruptions. The TV build also matters. I still have the TV I used.
    It's a Mitsubishi CS-2655R. What I like about this TV is that it is
    extremely sensitive to weak signals. Most TVs will simply not play any
    audio when receiving these weak signals. Most TVs have a cut-off that
    is way above that of my CS-2655R. I've got 4 TV in my house including
    the CS-2655R. One of the other TVs is also Mitsubishi but is much
    newer -- I bought it in May of 2000. This TV does not receive the weak
    magnetic disruptions, my CS-2655R is able to capture. I wonder why all
    the other TVs have a stricter limit to the softest sound they can
  6. pcbutts1

    pcbutts1 Guest

    I'm sorry I answered your question. Damn googlegrouper I keep forgetting to


    Newsgroup Trolls. Read about mine here
    The list grows. Leythos the stalker, David
    H. Lipman, Max M Wachtell III aka What's in a Name?, Fitz,
    Rhonda Lea Kirk, Meat Plow, F Kwatu F, George Orwell

  7. Dan C

    Dan C Guest

    If you were to use a real newsreader, you could filter the dipshits out.
  8. Old Gringo

    Old Gringo Guest

    On Or About Fri, 24 Aug 2007 23:41:53 -0000, Without Any Hesitation
    Or Thinking Twice, Radium Stumbled Over To The Keyboard And wrote The
    Following In The
    News Group:
  9. nobody >

    nobody > Guest


    You sound like the old man I had to deal with after a picture-tube
    replacement back in 1969. The old bastard refused to pay because there
    was no "brown halo around big things on the screen".

    Nobody but you can see or feel these things you expound upon. What's
    your next one? A particular showerhead that tingled your nuts "just so"?
    A type of bean that made your farts resonant at a certain frequency?
  10. No, it's because he's a known troll.

    He has to keep at it because he constantly cross-posts and constantly
    asks nonsense questions, and doesn't want anyone responding to that
    rather than his actual question.

    He posted this to
    I suspect none of them are relevant. At the very least, there
    are far better newsgroups to be asking this, but since getting
    an answer to his question isn't important while getting a response
    is, he picks newsgroups that will get a response.

    You likely don't recognize him as a troll since this may be
    the first time he's posted in but for some of
    us in the other newsgroups his nonsense posts are a regular

  11. Default User

    Default User Guest

    Well, in spite of Google shitting all over usenet, I won't take the
    extreme step of filter all their users. I will take this opportunity to
    filter some more cross-posted newsgroups. Nothing agin your locales,
    but they are ones I read, and this will help clean up mine.

  12. Al in Dallas

    Al in Dallas Guest

    To the best of my knowledge, it's women who use showerheads to cause
    special tingles.
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