In Technology News, by the year 2000 consumers will be able to be cable converters and descramblers at their local electronics store thanks to the FCC.
Cable descramblers and converters are used for viewing your local cable service. Right now, most people rent this equipment from their local cable supplier.
Some companies such as Outback Electronic Systems sell this equipment with a disclaimer that they may not use their products to defraud their cable company. With a cable descrambler you can view all cable channels without paying your local cable company.