My Sky+ keeps going wrong in that every morning and every evening I have to wait for it to come on although I put it into standby before going to bed and leaving for work. It just will not come out of standby for at leat 5 to 10 minutes.

However, last Wednesday the card got screwed up and the machine could not read it. I rang sky and they are sending me a new card. Meanwhile I am just watching the FTA channels.

What is really odd is that the Sky+ box has not gone wrong since it could not read the card. It comes straight on every morning and evening and on the channel it was on when I put it to standby.

Could someone please explain why?

Is there software on the card that is causing the problem with Sky+ boxes?

I have posted this here and on sky card forum as it applies to both.