Urgent question. Dish Network card number

Pooh BearSeptember 24, 2006

I listed a Dish Network PVR model 510 on ebay.

Someone emailed me and asked me to provide the numbers on the card.

I don't know how to answer that question.

Should I provide the numbers? Or not.

I'm thinking not as a security feature of the box.

Kinda like a credit card number for the box.

And I shouldn't be giving it to strangers.

Could someone educate me about this subject please.


Pooh Bear

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I don't know why they would want the smart card number.

Nobody, and I mean nobody, has been able to crack Dish Network's security encoding system.

Still, I wouldn't give it out.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2006 at 10:37PM
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I'd check with Dish and see what they have to say.
Some people have bought satellite receivers off eBay and found out that Dish or (Directv) wouldn't turn the receiver on, becausew there was an outstanding balance on the bill for that receiver.
I may be wrong, but I would think it would be the numbers off the receiver, rather than the number off the card, that Dish would ask for when they tried to activate the receiver.
The purchaser should be able to get a new card from Dish if the receiver has no outstanding bill.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2006 at 8:16AM
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Pooh Bear

The system had no outstanding balance.
I had the system for 3 years with a 2 year contract.
I hit the dish with the tractor a few months back and it hasn't worked right since. So I switched over to cable.
Dish Network said the equipment was mine to keep. I removed the hard drive from the DVR and put it in my computer for extra storage. Works just fine. 120 Gigs. I then listed the DVR on ebay for $100 Buy It Now Free Shipping. It went REALLY FAST. I got several questions from potential buyers and one of them wanted to know the card numbers. He wasn't the auction winner so I told him it had already been sold and I couldn't give him the numbers.
I also sold the 301 unit for $100 Free Shipping (private sale).
I just can't believe the interest and offers I have gotten for these things.

Anyway, I'm now rid of both units. I have a 120 Gig hard drive.
I'm $200 in the black for it (minus shipping). So I'm happy.
I probably would have just trashed the units.

Now to check into what the multi switch and LNB's are worth.
Maybe I can sell them too. They are no use to me.


Pooh Bear

    Bookmark   September 26, 2006 at 1:39AM
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