I'm not sure how many people this will affect so I'd be interested to hear. The new Sky+ box has two inputs from the dish instead of one. This is also why a special new LNB is needed on the dish and extra cable has to be run from the dish to the box. This extra cable allows you to watch one channel while recording another. If you live (as I do) in a block of flats and share a communal Sky Digital system, there is almost no conceivable way you can use the Sky+ box fully. You can buy one and use it as a recorder, but you will not be able to watch a second channel. To do that you would need to upgrade the complete Sky distribution system for your building including new distribution boxes (with two lines per flat) and extra cabling to all flats. Just thought I'd share this little piece of research in case it helps anyone.