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Channel Not Subscribed

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by onan38, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. onan38

    onan38 Legend

    Jul 17, 2008
    Any one else lose Cnn,Hln,Spike,Bravo,Fx,Comedy central,and a bunch more. I have the Choice Extra Classic and had them at 2am this morning.Did someone at Directv hit the wrong button.Signal strengths are 90+ but i am showing Channel Not Subscribed (721).
  2. onan38

    onan38 Legend

    Jul 17, 2008
    Reauthorized my receiver still no go.Now trying a menu reset. Still no go,well looks like a call to Directv.
  3. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    I am not seeing that issue, with the same package.
  4. asjdws

    asjdws New Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    I'm having the same problem. These channels worked last night but now I get Channel not subscribed(721).
  5. onan38

    onan38 Legend

    Jul 17, 2008
    Directv Reauthorized my receiver then had me wait 10 mins,Then had me do a reboot.I'm back up and running with all my channels back. The CSR said they had a glitch in the system and would notify the engineering dept as i was her 3rd call with the same problem. Hope this helps someone else!
  6. fleckrj

    fleckrj Icon

    Sep 4, 2009
    Cary, NC
    I think everyone (or nearly everyone) experienced a similar problem. I noticed that I did not have HGTV, Food Network, History, TLC, Discovery, and a few others, but I did have my locals, ESPN, TNT, and USA. I reset one reciever and checked another. The other receiver had the same problem, and resetting the reciever had no effect. I called DirecTV, but while I was on hold, the channels began to reappear one-by-one. About 20 minutes after HGTV reappeared, all of the missing channels had reappeared.

    I hung up before I ever had a live person respond at DirecTV. That was the longest I had ever been on hold without getting a CSR, so I expect there was a problem with the entire system. It appears to be resolved now.
  7. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    was this some kind of way to cut off people with hacked cards
  8. Wisegoat

    Wisegoat Icon

    Aug 16, 2006
    I doubt it. As far as I know, no one is successfully hacking DirecTV anymore. I know some people in the smart card programming industry (legitimate access control type apps) and no one has heard of anyone doing it anymore. Not saying no one is doing it, but if they are successfully hacking DirecTV, they aren't telling anyone.
  9. inf0z

    inf0z Legend

    Oct 15, 2011
    I'm some one has done it just to do it but the hack isn't being shared. Any one who has the brains and the type equipment to figure out the algorithm(s) isn't interested in manufacturing and selling hacked smart cards. Although I'm sure it's possible and probably easier to figure out a way to bypass the need for a hacked smart card entirely by changing the FW.

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