The last time I had a satellite dish was a few years ago before all the new mini-dishes arrived. At that time you could get quite a few different channels free simply by getting your dish pointing the right way - no cards or subscriptions. Most of the channels were foreign ones, predominantly German (e.g. ZDF, Sat1 etc.). I have a satellite dish (mini-dish type) attached to my chimney as the previous owners left it there and there is a cable dangling in the corner of the lounge apparently ready to use. Does anyone know what receiver box I could attach that's cheap and will receive any free channels out there - if indeed there are any any more! We have NTL which (fingers crossed) is fine at the moment so I'm not interested in signing up for Sky / Sky+ just yet, but wouldn't mind being able to get foreign free channels if that's possible.