They have no choice on owned equipment. I went 3 years watching movies and series on owned receiver with cancelled service. I had tons of military channel and old series like Cops recorded and would watch almost nightly.If you are not connected, they will not cancel you.
If you are not connected, they will not cancel you.
As far as disconnecting the coax cable before you cancel. That will work but it will still deactivate after about 30 days.
The way they authorize the smart cards is that the DVR and OTA functions are written to the smart card like a subscription to HBO.
Every programming subscription service has an expiration date associated with it. Every month the provider will send a refresh command to the box and extend out the expiration date for the programming.
Have NO clue where you came up with this from...see below, but I can assure you I've shut off many clients receivers that were NO longer connected to anything.
Claude this NOT always true; I still have (2) HR20's that I shut off YEARS ago, as well as E* 501 & 721 DVR's. ALL of them continue to play their DVR'd recordings just fine, thank you.
Yeah, the key is sent along the stream at various periods to keep the boxes "authorized." If the box does not receive the key, the STB eventually displays (sometimes after the "this can take up to 5 minutes message) an "unauthorized" message and a message to call Dish. Sometimes if you wait long enough, the the next instance of the key is received properly and the STB will magically come to life.even when not connected, it eventually will stop working, as the authorization is not permanent
time frame varies
Unless he disconnected it before canceling service, and DVR playback might function for a very long time, but I would think that even DVR playback would eventually be locked after some time. It's not like a TiVo box that even after cancelation will playback DVR recordings indefinately and still tune to OTA and allow Live viewing, but no EPG or any trick play and I thnk limited to manual recording, but without EPG metadata, that is pretty useless to see which recording is which.You are VERY lucky.
are you sure about that?
I am watching a show that was recorded 2/21/16 on my H2 that was on an account deactivated almost a year ago.
I still have (2) HR20's that I shut off YEARS ago, as well as E* 501 & 721 DVR's. ALL of them continue to play their DVR'd recordings just fine, thank you.