This thread was educational. I was wondering why I have no 501. I have a 622 and still don't have the L610 software. Not sure why they announced August 1 to August 31. for this 1080P $2.99 movie when no one seems to have it except for Scott. I do believe I read in some thread he posted that we all should have it by 8/11 on the 622's and by today on the 722's
Based on my experience in the past with swaps, we'll all have new smart cards (or smart cards period for those of us with newer cardless receivers) unless we have the new boxes with the new generation card built in. E* isn't going to leave the hole in their service forever and the existing technology is obviously very exploited just based on the information online alone.
I do hope the card swap happens sooner instead of later so that I can get a 1000.4 and aim for EA. I do appreciate the fact that card swaps are a huge headache (support and financially) for E*, so they will probably take the slower road.
I view it as a good thing, it gives more value to the 100 or so bucks a month they get from me knowing that the hackers will wake up one day to no free ride.
I just got a replacement 722 last Thursday, and the first thing it did was grab the L610 software and then pull down a couple of 5 minute promos to put on the hard drive. But no CH 501 as of Sunday.
Oh, and it is a new software feature that when you hit the Info button twice to make the box opaque that the satellite you are using for that channel is displayed? I hadn't seen that before and it sure beats going to the Point Dish setup menu!