Okay so I just had three conversations with three different people about activating an old sky card with an old sky box to give me freeview channels. I've got sky plus, just thought it'd be nice to get freeview in another room. 1 - phoned sky on the 404040 number. Was told that they can't activate it, that I can only get freeview from sky by buying new kit at a cost of £150. 2 - phoned sky upgrade hotline on 404020 number. Was told that they can't activate it, but I can get a new card for £20 from freesat. 3 - phoned freesat. Was told they can't activate it, but they can send me a card for £20. The card is guaranteed for 3 years. I suspected this might be the case. Has anyone else managed to get an old card working in an old box? Also, what's with the 3 year guarantee? Does that mean they can switch you off in 3 years and charge you another £20 for a new card? That seems like a bum deal to me, specially as the FTA channels have to pay a lot of money to get on the satellites.