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.