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Activate 811?


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#21 OFFLINE   Mr-Rick

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 03:31 PM

Will Dish activate a never used 811 for SD? Get different answers from csr's.



Fact: The 811 is still able to be activated however for SD only. The unit is still eligible for Free-For-All promotion. Go for it.

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#22 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 04:13 PM

The issue is that Dish is choosing not to upgrade the software on a number of older receivers to work with the new purple access cards and Nagra3 encryption. Since they have decided the 811 is obsolete, they presumably aren't doing any work to the software to make it compatible. But... the 811 *could* be the exception BECAUSE of the 381. It's hard to say. The hardware between the two boxes is the same, but Dish knows which ones are 811s and which are 381s, so they could conceivably update just the 381s. It's hard to say, and Dish isn't talking.

I wouldn't bet on the 811s working once the encryption is switched, though.


Fact: The 811 is still able to be activated however for SD only. The unit is still eligible for Free-For-All promotion. Go for it.


Who has more credibility ?

#23 OFFLINE   Mr-Rick

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 05:53 PM

Who has more credibility ?


811's can be activated for SD programming through January 31, 2009 and that's per the business rules. Now, if after that date they will no longer activate an 811 is a good question. DISH will replace the 811 if after January 31, 2009 it becomes obsolete. So to answer the original question will DISH activate an 811 for SD, the answer is YES.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 06:25 PM

But if we will take in account rumors about G3 card swap before that ?

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 05:00 AM

But if we will take in account rumors about G3 card swap before that ?


I wonder if the 811's cardslot can be f/w activated?

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 10:36 AM

It's already active - some 'smart' ppl using it by moving internal card [chip] to prototype blank card.




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