(Original post by NewFolder)
You will need the LNB with 2 free outputs to connect the box to. Once you have done that, you have three options:
1. Use the box without a viewing card, allowing you to view unencrypted FTA channels. These include BBC channels, ITV channels and shopping channels. However, you will need a valid viewing card to view encrypted channels (channel 5 is encrypted, it is free to view but not free to air), so if you want to view more channels, you will need to use one of the other two options. You can not
use SKY+ features without a viewing card.
2. Pay sky a one off fee of £25 for a freesatfromsky viewing card. This will allow you to view encrypted free-to-view channels as well as free-to-air ones. According to the sky website, there are around 240 channels you can watch with a freesatfromsky card. However, you can't use SKY+ features with freesatfromsky.
Therefore, you won't be able to record TV, or pause/rewind live TV.
3. Pay about £10 a month for a multiroom subscription. I'd say this is the best option as it allows you to view all of the channels that you subscribe to (e.g. if you have sky movies/sports, you can view this on your other box as well). This is the only option that allows you to use sky+ features as well. However, at £120 a year this is considerably more expensive than the other two options.
Also worth noting is that if your LNB only has two outputs, you will need a replacement LNB with at least 4 outputs (SKY+ and SKY+HD both use 2 outputs each, so they can tune to 2 different channels at the same time). You will also need cables for the dish, and to drill holes to put the cables through.
If you want to be able to use your box for recording, you will need a multiroom subscription. If you feel that this is too expensive, you may be better off getting a Freeview or Freesat PVR, although you probably won't get as many channels with these.