Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by swenard, Mar 5, 2002.

  1. swenard

    swenard TRIBE Member

    who here has directv?

    Do you program your own cards or get them programmed?
  2. futronic

    futronic TRIBE Member

    Me, and I'm a do-it-yourselfer.

    -- Jay aka Fut
  3. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    I do, and my roommate programs them.
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I got it, but I get them programmed for me.

    Although, I think I'm going to start doing it myself soon.
  5. futronic

    futronic TRIBE Member

    For how little it costs to get a decent programmer, you might as well. That way if you go down, you can reprogram it right away. Mind you, getting a subbed bin will ensure that your bin never goes bad and you'll just have tiers fall off.

    -- Jay aka Fut
  6. poker face

    poker face TRIBE Member

    Question is it still worth purchasing Direct tv anymore. I have been hearing that they are scrammbling the cards on a regular basis these days!
  7. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    800 free channels vs. $40 a month for regular cable.


  8. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    Does anyone know have an answer for the same questions with Bell Expressvu instead?
  9. poker face

    poker face TRIBE Member

    you didn't answer the question!

    they are zapping them a lot these days?
  10. futronic

    futronic TRIBE Member

    Lee, if you have a programmer, you can reprogram your card after you've been hashed. If you have a subbed bin, you won't go down completely, you'll just have to re-add the stations that aren't part of the subscription.

    Ballz, yes you can get something called an AVR for ExpressVu units to unlock all the stations. It looks similar to a bootstrap for Directv. They work pretty well, but when the codes change, the picture blacks for a second or two while the AVR unit changes to match the new codes.

    -- Jay aka Fut
  11. poker face

    poker face TRIBE Member

    thanks jay!

    lee will pass this info on to his pops!
  12. tommysmalls

    tommysmalls TRIBE Member

    i really, really want in - but i can't afford it yet
  13. swenard

    swenard TRIBE Member

    Spam alert!!!!!

    If anyone is interested in the systems or getting there card programmed or buying a loader w/support. You can e-mail me at I have it all! and good deals too!

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