Noobie needs help with Amstrad DRX200

My Satellite Setup
Amstrad DRX200

Intel P4 - 3.2
1GB Ram
600GB Hdd space
And a floppy drive
My Location
Hello all.

I've just moved to a new flat and the TV aerial is dead. So as there was a sat dish outside I got hold of a sky box (Amstrad DRX200) and plugged it all in.

I can only get BBC1 and BBC2. If I try to change channels to another that should be free it says "there is an error". Then if I try to go back to BBC1 or 2 I just get a blue screen and need to unplug the box to get it to work again.

I don't have a card in the box.

Can anyone help me get the channels that I should be getting? Do I need a card? Is so where is the cheapest place to get one?

I'm not over clever on this satellite stuff so any help would be great.




Amo Amas Amant Admin
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My Satellite Setup
IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
You need to get a Freeview Card from Sky £20.00 I think. Or I think you can also bid for them on Ebay or buy now but what the advantage to that is I have no idea :rolleyes: