v-chip - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-03-2004, 01:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 124
Arrow v-chip

Hi. Does anyone know how to remove a v-chip from a tv? Can I just yank it out or do i have to replace it with some other type of chip? The only reason I want to know is because im against the FCC and censorship. Thanks!
__________________

antirem is offline  
Old 10-03-2004, 01:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,349
Default

what is that a chip commonly found in new TV's so parents can controle what stations/ tv shows are alowable?

if that is what is there are might be some tutorials to bypass if u just do a google search, mayb.
----------------------------------------------
if thats not your situation, u know those things dont come with censorship options already enabled, or id imagine thy wouldnt.
__________________

jolancer is offline  
Old 10-03-2004, 01:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 517
Send a message via AIM to YourPrinter
Default

u really want that porn and violence dont u
__________________
YourPrinter is offline  
Old 10-03-2004, 01:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 124
Default

Um... NO. I am very anti-fcc I think that the goverment should not censor what you watch or say. I think that censorship is a job for parents or your own morals. Besides if I really wanted pron and violence I'd use the computer where I could find much much more. So it would be pointless to try to get it from the tv. What if the V-chip blocks things that yo dont even want blocked or dont know about just because someone else said that it was morally wrong. If anyone can help and not comment please reply.
antirem is offline  
Old 10-03-2004, 02:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,932
Default

While I'm a 100% behind you on the fact that this isn't North Korea and we should be able to decide for ourselves what's okay to watch...didn't you know about the V-chip before you bought the unit?

Also, usually there's a way to turn the chip off through the unit's interface...usually with a password or something. Just plain ripping the chip out won't solve your problems, as it will probably either short the unit out, or the unit won't function without it.
__________________

-----------------------------------------------
Don\'t hate the player...Hate the game...
ShoobieRat is offline  
Old 10-03-2004, 04:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 383
Default

i didnt even know about the v chip .........
__________________
SNiPeRViRuS is offline  
Old 10-03-2004, 04:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,932
Default

Oh good. Then you've overlooked the chip implanted at birth in your left lower cortex...

...Oops...

Uh...Forget about that...
__________________

-----------------------------------------------
Don\'t hate the player...Hate the game...
ShoobieRat is offline  
Old 10-03-2004, 05:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Nubius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600
Default

man the v-chip has been around forever. Southpark movie even featured it by installing it in cartmans brain so he couldn't cuss. You can't simply 'rip out' the V-Chip because more than likely it's a chip that you won't even be able to find. If you bought the unit, then the V-Chip is controlling nothing and you can turn off all functions of the V-Chip as simple as that. No need to get all 'Mad Max' about the FCC and want to go ripping out V-Chips, come on meow that's just ignorance. Turn off the chip via TV Settings.
Nubius is offline  
Old 10-03-2004, 06:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 821
Default

"Um... NO. I am very anti-fcc I think that the goverment should not censor what you watch or say. I think that censorship is a job for parents or your own morals. Besides if I really wanted pron and violence I'd use the computer where I could find much much more. So it would be pointless to try to get it from the tv. What if the V-chip blocks things that yo dont even want blocked or dont know about just because someone else said that it was morally wrong. If anyone can help and not comment please reply."

I'm 100% behind you too. It's like giving out....dictatorship over the TV.
Regulus is offline  
Old 10-03-2004, 07:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
ID.10T
 
ohGrFreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Midwest in tha houzze
Posts: 1,657
Send a message via AIM to ohGrFreak Send a message via Yahoo to ohGrFreak
Default

Um, turn the chip off and your tv will not be censored. OR... don't buy a tv with a v-chip? Sounds easy to me. I might have missed the point. I know you are anti FCC, and that's alright, I don't like censorsip either, but I'm not about to break my flat screen because of it.
__________________

__________________
ohGrFreak is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.