Get "FREE" Pay-per View Channels! the Ultimate Remote Control Hack

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Introduction: Get "FREE" Pay-per View Channels! the Ultimate Remote Control Hack

  Here is an Instructable that I have succesfully done many times. But first a couple warning notes you may want to consider before attempting this yourself.  First, this can only be done with televisions that have pay per view channels running directly through the tv. In other words no external cable box (  hotel/motel rooms usually implement this). Secondly any damage that you may have on the T.V. , remote will most likely be charged to you. Use caution and the right tools, there should be no problems. I take no responsibility for charges that may incure by accesing these blocked channels.  The more that people expose this hack, the sooner it will somehow be blocked by management. THIS IS INTENDED FOR FUN ONLY!!!

Step 1: Things Needed....

  Things Needed are a T.V. with pay per view channels , A small philips , small flathead , a penny , and the remote control.  Remove the batteries and any small screws that may hold the remote together. Now very carefully using the flat head pop the two sides apart , exposing the back of the circuit board.

Step 2: Step Two....

Step two is to replace the batteries while keeping the insides from falling out.  Grab a penny and place toward the top of the remote.

Step 3: Now....

Now while changing the channels, rub the penny back and forth on the back of the circuit board until the desired channel is viewable.

Step 4: Remove...

Remove the penny and replace the back cover.  Tighten screws, and replace batteries and cover.  you can now enjoy the otherwise blocked channels!!   I havent done this in quite sometime, so some positive feedback (if still works) would be greatly appreciated. Enjoy

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    I was staying at a cheap hotel in Duluth, MN a couple days ago and noticed there was no cable box. They had pay-per-view options available and I remembered reading about this. I had to run up to the Menards and get a small screw set to undo the remote. I put it on a channel I wanted and started moving the penny on the back of the PCB and after a couple of seconds it worked! I screwed everything back together and enjoyed my movie. The next day as I was checking out of the hotel, they charged me twice for purchasing the same movie. So, I'm guessing it's the same effect as pressing the "purchase now" button. At any rate, I talked them down to charging me once, because I only wanted to watch that movie once. It was pretty interesting, but the dialogue wasn't all that great. Something called "Nailin Paylin" I think...

    Haha, nice, guy, very smart thinking! But did it actually worked? Interested about it:)

    I used a quarter and got 25 free channels... if you only want 5-10 channels use a nickel or a dime...lol

    Absolute bull for many, including the previously mentioned, reasons. You may as well ask a friend to fetch you a bucket of steam, go to a hardware store and ask for a left handed monkey wrench, or direct an inquisitive tourist to leave through the front door of your store and walk around until they find the 'purple' door... I am curious how many have fallen for this. Nice troll if nothing else. ~Cenyu

    Totally worthless and dissembling the remote could damage it, coasting you money.

    All you do is take off the back cover. That leaves very little room for blunders to be made. Even if it did damage the remote, I would not imagine that the remote would coast money to you because it wouldn't have the kindest feelings towards you since you just damaged it.

    yeah, right. its a penny. the cable company allows you pay per view. and you have no choice but to PAY for it. the remote has absolutely no effect at all on channel blocking. this only voids your warranty so you cant get the remote replaced

    Awesome! Now my kids and I can watch all the latest Disney releases for free while on vacation!

    so ???????? how many have you watched!!!!!!!????????????????????