I recently found out that all G3 smart cards are being migrated over to G4 smart cards. Does anybody have any information as to when this has to be done by or who pays for that. Thanks
But at least DTV gets SOME money, and often a top tier subscription with stacking. An MVPD see's either Noting or only the lowest possible package price while the pirate enjoys all channels: highest package (AEP) plus the add-ons (Sports Pack, Internationals, etc.) That seems a much bigger loss than the "fees only" loss situation of stacking.What makes you think Directv's system is secure? just because there is no "public" hack?
plus stacking is HUGE with directv, not so much with dish.
DirecTV never used DigiCipher. DigiCipher to my knowledge has never been broken. Primestar used DigiCipher I. DirecTV has always used NDS encryption. It was the H and Hu cards that were hacked about 15-20 years ago.I can't cite this, but I do remember reading in more than one publication questioning Nagravision's robustness when compared with competitors, and I think the point was DTV's (and a few other MVPD's) encryption from a Nagravision (not DTV's legacy encryption Digicypher) off the shelf competitor NDS (DTV is longer owned by Fox/NewCorp which also owned NDS) was stronger. This was years ago. However, is Dish stuck with a legacy with Nagravision, or can they choose any encryption available to MVPD's? After reading those articles, I was a bit surprised to see Dish go with Nagravision again, back then.
Well, I have to say that I am pretty sure DTV used Digicipher, but we are talking about 1990's into the early 2000's, and then ONLY on its legacy SD programming, not HD. Further DTV used it proprietary DSS for the encoding, again for its LEGACY SD programming. However, from day one of HD, DTV has always used the off the shelf world wide openly available MPEG4 for encoding, world wide open DVB for modulation scheme that was NOT part of its SD services (much cheaper to design and build STB's when using widely used standards) and and the NDS solution for encryption. I believe DTV has switched encryption for its SD services to the NDS solution, but still uses DSS for encoding. I think the SD vs. HS may be where the confusion lies.DirecTV never used DigiCipher. DigiCipher to my knowledge has never been broken. Primestar used DigiCipher I. DirecTV has always used NDS encryption. It was the H and Hu cards that were hacked about 15-20 years ago.