I have brought this sky+ HD box from my mother. I was wondering if I can use my current card to see if the box is ok, or is my card registered to my original Samsung box therefore not being able to work on the Amstrad?
Yes Ive tried it and it seems to be fine. Im not gonna pair the card as may use it for a multiroom or just a digital reciever in my kitchen. Am I right in saying that the recording option is not available unless you have a sky+ sub?
Quite frankly, if you have a terrestrial aerial and your TV has built in Freeview, why not just live with Freeview? At the very least you will get the correct regionalisation for BBC and ITV for your area. (Not to mention the cost of supplying a satellite feed to the kitchen)
As you have a subscription and an old machine, Sky would have given you a new Sky - formerly Amstrad - 890 PVR.
You could use the one you have now either for the free channels or for multiroom at £10 a month, but either way you'll need a connection for it from the dish.
There are too many posts for me to check but I'd be surprised if they refer to only one make.
The point is that you can do no harm by asking, no matter what machine you have - and if necessary asking again - because Polite Persistence Pays.