New smart cards for dish net receivers

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  1. caboclipper

    caboclipper Thread Starter Member

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    Hello all. A friend of mine told me a rumor, he claims dish network will start using new smart cards with most of their receivers as a way to fight piracy.
    Does anybody knows something about it ?
    When will it start ? When will it end ? After all they would have to send more than 13 million cards, this is if they had one receiver on each account, so I am guessing the total would be something close to 30 million new smart cards.
     
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    Where have you been? Guess you have to worry about your Viewsat going down. Your friend is wrong...it is for ALL receivers.
     
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    It has already started and will end when all the subscribers (paying customers) have the new cards. Dish also did this several years ago, so it is nothing new.
     
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    The new purple cards should be out to everyone by the end of January, or so I read.

    I'm happy to see it. Fight thievery.
     
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  5. EquatorialMan

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    all rcvrs are getting smart cards, it is due to piracy.
     
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    And will create new turn in the battle's spiral.
     
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    Bbob

    How do the purple cards work? Do they limit the geographic area of reception? How are they different from the cards they replace?
     
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    Just search for "smart card" and you'll got a ton of info.
     
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    see post 5 :)
     
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    Search where? Sorry, I'm new.
     
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