Information about installing the changing from Sky kit:
If you already have a sky dish then this will work for UK Freesat channels as this service uses the same satellite to broadcast to Ireland and the UK.
You simply replace your sky box with the included Ariva combo receiver and install the small aerial included for Saorview channels using one of your existing cables if you were using a sky+ box.
Please be aware that when replacing a Sky Q box you must also change the LNB on the dish to a standard LNB
This kit contains a compact aerial so you can view the Saorview and Uk Freesat services on the same box using the same remote control displaying a combined Ireland and Uk channel list.
If you are changing from a sky + box you can use one of the existing cables going to the dish to connect to the aerial for saorview, an adapter for that cable is included. In this case you do not need to run a new cable.
If you need to run a new cable for the small Saorview aerial (included) then please choose this using the checkbox option above.
Questions and Answers about the changing from Sky kit:
What's included with this purchase?
An Ariva 154 Combo receiver which will allow you to watch Saorview and UK Freesat channels . You can view Saorview RTE,TV3,TG4 using the included compact aerial.
You can also select options for a mounting bracket with fixing screws and 20m of cable with connectors if you need them (if you are changing from sky + you can use one of the two existing cables) .
Can I use one remote control for Saorview and Freesat channels on one combined channel list?
Yes and Remote control is included.
Will I need a dish or an aerial to use this receiver?
Yes you will require a sky dish to view UK Freesat channels and a small aerial (included in kit) to view Saorview (RTE)
What TV services and channels will this receiver allow me to watch?
You will be able to watch a broad range of the most popular free channels from the UK via Freesat, and from Ireland via Saorview. The package includes RTE, BBC, ITV, UTV NI, Channel 4 etc. and includes both high definition (HD) and standard definition channels.
The box is pre programmed with free satellite channels from the UK and it takes just a few moments to add your local Saorview service.
For a full list of the channels you'll be able to watch please click here.
Will I be able to watch TV in high definition (HD)?
In order to watch the HD channels, you'll need and HD-compatible television and also a HDMI cable (tick the option above if you need one). If you don't have a HD compatible TV, you'll still be able to watch all the channels in standard definition as long as you have a SCART connection in your TV.
Can I record and pause live TV using this receiver?
Yes, this receiver will allow you to pause and also do timed recordings of programs. It doesn't contain its own hard drive though, so you'll need to save the programs on either a USB stick or USB hard drive and we can also supply a hard drive as an option above. While you are recording a Saorview programme, you'll be able to watch a satellite channel, and the other way round.
Can I watch media files I have downloaded from the internet using my computer ?
Yes the box supports many files types used by torrents on the internet such as MKV, AVI, MPG, MP4, MOV