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RENAISSANCE MEDIA GROUP LLC filed this Form S-4/A on 08/06/1998
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                                                                     EXHIBIT 5.1


                                 August 6, 1998



Renaissance Media Group LLC
Renaissance Media (Louisiana) LLC
Renaissance Media (Tennessee) LLC
Renaissance Media Capital Corporation
1 Cablevision Center, Suite 100
Ferndale, New York 12734

        Renaissance Media Group LLC
        Renaissance Media (Louisiana) LLC
        Renaissance Media  (Tennessee) LLC
        Renaissance Media Capital Corporation
        Registration Statement on Forms S-1 and S-4
        Registration Statement 333-56679
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Ladies and Gentlemen:

     We have acted as special counsel for Renaissance Media Group LLC, a
Delaware limited liability company ("Renaissance Group"), Renaissance Media
(Louisiana) LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ("Renaissance Louisiana"),
Renaissance Media (Tennessee) LLC, a Delaware limited liability company
("Renaissance Tennessee"), and Renaissance Media Capital Corporation, a Delaware
corporation ("Capital Corporation" and, collectively with Renaissance Group,
Renaissance Louisiana and Renaissance Tennessee, the "Companies"), in connection
with the preparation of the above-referenced registration statement (the
"Registration Statement"), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
(the "Commission") pursuant to the Securities At of 1933, as amended (the

"Act"), to register the 10% Senior Discount Notes due 2008 (the "New Notes") to
be offered in exchange for the outstanding 10% Senior Discount Notes due 2008
(the "Old Notes").

     In preparing this opinion, we have examined and reviewed such documents and
made such investigation of law as we have considered necessary or appropriate to
render the opinions expressed below. We have reviewed (a) the Registration
Statement; (b) the limited liability company agreement as of the date hereof of
each of Renaissance Group, Renaissance Louisiana and Renaissance Tennessee; (c)
the Certificate of Incorporation and bylaws of Capital Corporation as of the
date hereof; (d) the Indenture entered into on April 9, 1998 by the Companies
and United States Trust Company of New York, as Trustee, providing for the
issuance of the Notes (the "Indenture"); and (e) such other documents, corporate
records, certificates of public officials, certificates of officers of the
Companies and other instruments relating to the authorization and