They were supposed to swap them all out last year and never did, I guess they are about a year behind. I remember Charlie stating a year ago on the Charlie Chat that he was going to have a smart card swap out. The old card is blue with multiple channel logos on it (a lot of them old logos that are no longer and have not been used for a good while) while the new card is yellow and states Dish 500 on it. All receivers will not need a card swapout because some of them already have the new cards or do not have a card inside (they have the card slot but the chip is built inside) if they have 11 or 22 in their model numbers in which are the newest ones. They may target customers they suspect of hacking or certain receivers that may be getting hacked the most. This should help a good bit.
Are they asking for the old cards back? That would be another good way of catching the hackers. I would suspect that I have lost some business and money myself because of hacking. I had too many people that came up with the money for the satellite systems not pay one bill and I have heard of people going around to my customers trying to sell them hacked systems.
I just got off the phone with Dish and he said the older model 6000's will get the new smart card, he could not tell me what model numbers would get the new ones, all he could say if you had an older model 6000 it would most likely be replaced.
Someone else might want to give them a call to see if they can get any more info out of them.
What would happen if somone not being to honest had ppv's still on their old card? Would they get a free pass with putting the new card in? Or are the ppv's stored somewhere on the receiver besides the smartcard?