I have often considered getting Sky+ but have been put off by one or two nagging doubts, perhaps someone might be able to answer a couple of them. Obviously the main gripe which everyone is stuck with is the outrageous £10 monthly fee. However, a greater concern for me is the hardware. I have every confidence in most things made by Panasonic or Sony (built on years of trouble free experience). I have however no real knowledge of Pace or its products which concerns me. How reliable are the Sky+ boxes, or are there plenty of horror stories? The thought that Amstrad might get the contract for making the Sky+ box fills me with even greater dread. Do Sky have to fit Sky+ or can you ask your local independant, if so, is it more costly if you do i.e. special offers etc. Finally, is Sky+ able to do chasing playback as per my DMR E30 or is it not quite as clever as that. I find I use this very useful facility a great deal. Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide.