The following post is blatantly untrue:
>>((As an ex-employee of SKY, I used to get a few calls from people who thought SKY cards are tranferable. Let me put it to you STRAIGHT. SKY WILL NOT TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF THESE CARDS. ANY CARD SOLD ON EBAY WILL BE USELESS. The cards will ONLY work with THE BOX IT WAS MEANT FOR. By which I mean the box belonging to the person who originally bought the card. There is NO WAY AROUND THIS.The people who sell them will tell you they will work, just phone SKY, they will do the rest. TOTAL CRAP. These hucksters will tell you whatever it takes, until you part with your cash. I no longer work for SKY, I now work for a computer company, but I feel sorry for my colleagues who will still be dealing with cases like this, and the people who have stumped up, only to be told they have been ripped off.
So, to sum it up - if someone offers a SKY card, promising free-to-air channels, movies, whatever - LIES. If you want SKY, just phone them, not some fraudster.))<<
I live in France and have two Sky digiboxes, I purchased them and the viewing cards on EBAY from separate sellers. these cards DO work. I have been using them for 4 years here so far with no problems. Sky don't like people buying their cards from anyone other than themselves ( At exhorbitant prices) hence the above post from an obviously loyal ex SKY employee.
Sky also don't support people like me living outside of the UK even though few of my fellow expats do pay (exhorbitant) subsciption charges which I find strange as we are all part of the European community are we not. In conclusion, don't believe much of what Sky present or past employees tell you in the negative, look at some of the sellers feedback and decide for yourselves.