My new Smartcard

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by geoff, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Nov 9, 2008 #101 of 187
    Jim5506

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    Actually, I remember hearing Charlie say just that.

    It was an off the cuff remark to a question and it was back in 2005, or was it 2006.

    Let me see, where did I archive that recording...
     
  2. Nov 9, 2008 #102 of 187
    BarryO

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    I heard Charle say this himself. it was several years ago, back when I used to watch Charlie Chats, when they were introducing the 6000.

    We're never in the same place twice, to technically I guess I could do a service address change twice per weekend, if it mattered.
     
  3. Slordak

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    To answer my own question... The warnings appear two weeks after they mail the smartcards out. If you haven't received them by that time, chances are you probably won't, so you'll need to call Dish Network to request replacements. Otherwise, two weeks after the warnings start appearing, you'll be without service.

    Who knows what happened to the ones which were supposedly mailed out? Never previously had any mail problems, so perhaps they didn't actually get mailed, or perhaps the lure of free smartcards in the mail was too much for someone who didn't realize how useless they'd be to anyone without the matching receivers.
     
  4. Bobham

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    My programming started almost immediately upon completion of the reboot.
    They will say it may take up to 20 minutes, but all my receivers came up quickly.
     
  5. James Long

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    The smartcard envelopes are not too special, although one can feel the cards inside. It doesn't look like a credit card mailing which would be a bigger target for interception/theft. More of the look of a "final notice" for not paying a bill.

    Watch channel 998 and follow the instructions there (including the phone number if you have not received your cards after a week). There is plenty of warning from the receivers before the old cards "expire" and the receivers actually stop working (more than just channel 998).
     
  6. jimborst

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    So on Saturday I got my new cards, put one in my main receiver and nothing happened (didn't have it in all the way, didn't think I'd have to push that hard). So I call the number that was with the card, all he tells me is to turn the receiver off and back on, after I do this he never checks that the new card was functioning. Talk about a worthless CSR, I would think that on the information screen there would be a way to tell if the receiver knew the new card was installed, but he never checked.

    After I hung up with him I reinserted the card and noticed it had to be pushed further in, after that all went as it was supposed to.
     
  7. Henry

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    Got my cards in the mail yesterday. My receivers didn't have anything in the slots, but I installed them anyway. Followed the instruction and all programing was active when the booting ended.
     
  8. Bobham

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    This repeats an earlier post, but if your receiver cannot read the new smartcard (Error 19), look carefully at the gold connector to see if any part of it is covered by the clear tape used to stick the card to the paper. Remove the tape and the card should work.
     
  9. benscripps

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    I'm curious if anyone else had any subsequent problems with their receivers after installing the new smartcard. I got my card yesterday for my 411-HD, stuck it in the slot, and five minutes later or so, it was all good to go--all of my channels showed up, everything was fine. (Well, most of the channels showed up. The only one I seem to be missing, oddly enough, is 998, the "Smart Card Channel".)

    Today when I woke up, I discovered that every one my my timers had been erased from the receiver. When I went to bed last night, there were about ten timers set (and the timer I have for 3am each morning worked fine), but come morning, there were no timers at all. I don't know whether to suspect the installation of the smartcard or a new version of software (I've got L522, which is up from the last time I looked at it for tech support back in September, when it was L521) or both. Anyone else seen anything like this?
     
  10. Rduce

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    Got mine in the mail yesterday for my 722 and 211, installed them and everything works fine, the entire process maybe took 5 minutes for each unit.
     
  11. peano

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    How do you set a timer on a 411?
     
  12. Jim5506

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    All ViP's have timers, the 211/222/411 have autotune and vcr timers.

    TImer setup is in the menu system (out of town right now so I can't specify).
     
  13. peano

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    Ah, VCR timers. I see now.
     
  14. marty43

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    I got my smart cards a couple of days ago. I just came to Florida from NY. The cards went to my billing address up north not my service address, then got forwarded by post office to Florida.
     
  15. P Smith

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    So many posts for such insignificant process.

    Have you change you credit card ? Would you post again and again how you did that ? :D
     
  16. peano

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    On a credit card forum - yes. And you just added to the post count. Some of us are interested in this process.
     
  17. ericsdad

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    We got a Smartcard for our 622 today. I guess we don't need one for our 6.12s. It only took about 5 mins. to get it done, but we still don't get ch. 998. Is it just a demo channel?
     
  18. P Smith

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    Wasting your time, wasting disk server space, wasting time of members who expect something really important, not the same posts: "inserted, wait 5 min, done".
    What for ?:scratchin
     
  19. ivtech

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    i received a card is this for the 302 that did not come with card ,You mean that my VIP211 that came with a card don't need smart card?
     
  20. P Smith

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    Posted - see post#39.

    Press Menu twice and check 3 digits after "DNASP". If it 241, then your box have G3 card (internal or regular type).
     

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