I have just learned sky are issuing subscribers with new viewing cards for the digi boxes and was wondering what to do. My girlfriend has a basic sky package paying £17 a month but is able to recieve sky sports 1,2 and 3 although not sky sports extra as well as all the movie channels besides film four a package normally costing £34. The digi box is a pace box and has never been tamperd with and while painfully slow changing channels and accsessing the menu screens compared with my panasonic box, for free sky sports it is well worth putting up with......as for the movie channels i would not even consider paying for them anyway. The dilema is what to do when the new card arrives should i use it to replace the old one, sky claim the old cards will soon not work, but will she still be able to get the free channels. I dont know anyone who has got anything free off sky not like the old on digital boxes and the blag cards. Sky of course claim they are replacing the cards to improve the quaility of service and enhanced software but i am reluctant to believe this, my view is a lot of people may be getting free channels and they are spending millions on replacing the cards in order to stop this. Would love to hear some opinions on this matter from anyone who may know more on these matters than myself !! Thanks !!