Some may remember I moved the PVR 508 from the Den out to the garage/workshop to use when working. Last fall I had it deactivated due to the cold winter months. Today, while working on my garden tiller I had the analog TV on and was watching channel 240, which is a sports channel. The channel went blank and a message on screen states that my smart card has been deactivated. I would guess Dish has finally removed the 508 from service, which they promised to do.