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internal smart card? Help

Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by marscandybars, Oct 3, 2006.

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  1. marscandybars

    marscandybars New Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Hello, I was wondering (and i know that the 942 has an internal smartcard) but can I use my standard dishnetwork card with this receiver? I see that it has a slot for a card, but will my standard card work if I place it inside?

    Also, how does the internal smartcard update itself? via phoneline?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. kmcnamara

    kmcnamara Icon

    Jan 30, 2004
    No, a smartcard is married to a specific receiver.

    I believe some of it updates via satellite and some of it updates via phoneline. Although the receiver will function correctly with no phoneline connected so I'm guessing the critical update is via satellite.
  3. lakebum431

    lakebum431 Icon

    Jun 30, 2005
    Updates are received via satellite signal.

    There is no reason to use another smart card. It is built in and you would never need to do this. Why do you ask?
  4. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

    Mar 23, 2002
    No, not possible. Closing thread.
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