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New smart cards for dish net receivers

Discussion in 'The DISH Forum' started by caboclipper, Sep 30, 2008.

  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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  2. ALLTHINGS

    ALLTHINGS New Member

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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.
  3. garys

    garys SatelliteGuys Family

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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.
  4. navychop

    navychop Member of the Month - July 2014! Pub Member / Supporter

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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.
  5. EquatorialMan

    EquatorialMan Member

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    all rcvrs are getting smart cards, it is due to piracy.
  6. Smith P.

    Smith P. On Vacation

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    And will create new turn in the battle's spiral.
  7. Bbob

    Bbob New Member

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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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    Smith P. On Vacation

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    Just search for "smart card" and you'll got a ton of info.
  9. Iceberg

    Iceberg We're here....RUN!!!! Supporting Founder

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    see post 5 :)
  10. Bbob

    Bbob New Member

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    Search where? Sorry, I'm new.
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