Tuesday, December 13, 2011

How to hack video screens on times square

The Caption on the video reads:
The way it works is pretty simple: plug in my transmitter into the iphone 4 and play back any video clip. you can play it through the ipod feature or through the camera roll. the transmitter instantly sends the video signal to the video repeater and the video repeater overrides any video screen that it's being held next to. it doesn't matter what shape or size the hacked screen is because the hack video will simply keep its correct dimensions and the rest of the hacked space will stay black.
i chose times square for my demo because it has lots of video screens to try it on. it is also one of the most monitored and secured areas in new york city and that made it that much more fun :). you can see in my video that the repeater is pretty powerful but the signal is not very stable yet. i'm working on that. i will post a new video later this week explaining how i made this prototype.

I am sure this is a fake which had me going for a few seconds. I suppose if you pushed a strong enough signal to override a tuner or inject something in to an IF stage.  So maybe on one brand of TV something like this might be possible But on the 4 screen system too!?!?  

Most of these advertising displays are running off PC's with hard drives, or little embedded processors and flash, at most they are getting video off a Satellite or Ethernet to the Internet.

Following the link in the video takes you to the same video that has a trailer for the movie limitless after it.

Second time I almost fell for a lie. Yesterday it was 47 year old television signals bouncing back to Earth
I guess it's all good fun.

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