I refer to the closed thread https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?topicid=173676&page_no=2
That thread discusses freeview satellite decoders that can take a Sky card. Posters in that forum thread which has been locked for a couple of years stated that Sky may seek to lock down their cards at some point in the future to stop them working in 3rd party set top boxes. I am just wondering if anyone here knows whether that future has arrived yet?
Some friends and I have just bought a bach down south which has a Sky dish. We're not keen on getting Sky installed as we won't be there enough to justify it, and besides, we don't plan to sit there glued to the tv the whole time we are there that's for sure. But it would be nice to be able to catch the odd rugby game etc if it happens to be on while we are there.
Not too concerned about HD as the tv we'll be using is an old 32" SD plasma. Someone on Trademe is advertising a second hand "Skybox" decoder which apparently can do freeview and Sky. I have MySky at home which was installed about 18 months ago, and the convenience of transporting just the Sky card to the bach is very appealing (rather than the whole decoder). I haven't looked at the card in the decoder but I assume it's most likely from a recent card batch.