What is Saorview?
Saorview is the new free digital terrestrial Tv service in Ireland that has replaced the old analogue service that was switched off on Oct 24th 2012. Currently there is 8 tv channels aswel as radio stations. Saorview is received through an aerial. Saorview can be combined with a satellite system to provide a much bigger selection of channels.
My tv was purchased recently and is Saorview approved, what system should I go for?
In this situation you would be best to go for an official Freesat box for your UK channels and use Saorview tv for the Irish channels.
How Long does installation take?
Installations usually take from 1 to 2 hours to complete, Multi room installations will take slightly longer.
Will my bunny / rabbit / ears work with SAORVIEW?
You may be able to get SAORVIEW with a small indoor aerial but this is not guaranteed to work. Ideally you need a rooftop UHF aerial to get SAORVIEW.
Do I need a digital aerial?
There is no such thing as a digital aerial. You need a standard UHF aerial to get SAORVIEW. Most people already have this type of aerial. If you get TV3 with your aerial, that aerial is likely fine to get SAORVIEW.
Can I get SAORVIEW with my satellite dish?
No, SAORVIEW is not a satellite service. You need a standard UHF aerial to get SAORVIEW. You can access RTÉ services on satellite with SAORSAT.