a few years ago I paid £100 to sky for a dish/box (Panasonic TU-DSB31) to get satellite reception but without any subscription. the channels that the box would receive seemed to change almost on a daily basis and with no apparent pattern, which was ok until some of the major 5 channels disappeared. A few questions arise- 1 - the box has a blue "sky digital" viewing card which i assume is now out of date. I thought i had read somewhere about a free replacement card (is such a thing available??) and somewhere else about a card for £20. Having had £100 out of me I am reluctant to pay sky another penny - but if I did stump up the cash would i get a full range of the non subscription channels? eg ITV2, E4, More4 2. another alternative would appear to be to ditch the dish and go Freeview. This appears to be a more expensive route (another box to buy) and would only seem to be worthwhile if freeview brings with it some worthwhile extra channels. Is there a difference in the channels i could receive on freeview and where can i find a list of the differences between the 2 set ups as far as channels are concerned? 3. i have heard about a BBC satellite service. Is this available yet and at what cost? again is it (or will it ) have a full range of "free" channels? many thanks to anyone who can help with some comments !!