I want to purchase sky+ but dont want to pay that much and am rather confused. The main reason i want it for is that i can record to the harddrive for when i am out have better picture quality connect the digital optical output from sky+to my av reciever via optical and enjoy Dolby Digtial. Can i just buy the sky+ box (Pace one as the amstrad seems to have a lot of problems), if so, from where, and just plug it in and start using it. do i really have to pay the extra money a month for the sky+ subscription. I am currently on the £20 family package. Thanks.