Just some thoughts....
I was just looking at DirecTVs channel lineup, it says a few of the channels are free to those who have a "DirectTV Multi Satellite System" - Im not sure what that is, but maybe, if you have the latest card, you can try tuning to some of the free channels, see if they come "in the clear" - and see if it updates the firmware while tuned into those channels ?[Link: directv.com]
I also remember reading somewhere that they dont send out the firmware very frequently - every few days at best, possibly less now, as the TS160 is a discontinued model, and from DirecTVs point of view, all of them that are out there, should've been updated by now ?
Another thing Im not to clear on is whether it needs the phone connected - Samsung said not, but I'm not 100% convinced.
I'll post my results on here when I get my reciever back, let you know if I had any luck or not.
On 01/19/05 10:25 ET, xeon450 said...
I just purchased a sealed virgin P5 card off of
Ebay that should have been able to receive the
preview channels, but the error message still
appeared "Please insert a valid Access Card" on
channel 100...what card are you or your friend
using to try to get the update?