DTV Access card requirement

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by azarby, May 14, 2016.

  1. azarby

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    My brother is one of those who changes TV providers and cell phones as often as most of us change our socks. He and I were discussing DTV channel access and I had him do some checking of his receiver status. He has an HR44-200 and when he displays his info, it says under access card, "None". I have an HR44-200 and my info lists both a receiver ID and access card. Has the requirement for access cards been eliminated. He wasn't able to get to his receiver, so he could check for a physical card. He did say that the installer told him that cards were no longer needed.

    Anyone have any info on this.
     
  2. Jodean

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    they all have access cards
     
  3. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member

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    Cards are definitely still needed. Is his HR44 still active? There are circumstances (which I dont think would apply to a HR44) where they only want the access card back when deactivating a receiver.
     
  4. dpeters11

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    Are you sure he wasn't looking at the UI on a client? I'm not near mine currently, and can't remember if it shows the access card number for the Genie, but clients themselves do not have access cards.
     
  5. P Smith

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    look at the Hr44, into SC slot
     
  6. azarby

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    This could have been what he was looking at. Thx
     

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