Digital conversion boxes: Big Brother watching


Richard Moore

Camera, Microphone in Magnavox Digital Conversion Box

February 17, 2009

I have a friend who is kind of a conspiracy theorist. He was trying to convince me that the many of the digital TV convert boxes that our coming out have microphones and cameras built into them. Knowing a bit about electronics I bought one of these devices opened it up fully intending on proving him wrong. To my surprise was right. This device has both a miniature camera lens and what looks like a microphone.

Magnavox TB110MW9 Digital to Analog Converter

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