What is free Satellite TV and Saorview ?

Free to air satellite TV also known as Freesat and Saorview is a way to view over 130 of the most watched TV channels from Irelandand the UK for €0 per month, you simply pay a one off fee for a set top box and installation if you need this.

Saorview is the name for RTE's digital service and we can supply a system that allows you to watch both Saorview and UK free channels on one box with one remote.

To see more details of of our Free TV system please Please click here

Some new channels are available and some existing channels have been changed by the broadcaster , how do I tune them in ?

From time to time broadcasters add new channels or change their transmission parameters so occasionally you need to update your receiver by doing a transponder (TP) scan. Further instructions down the page.

We also offer service calls to update Amiko boxes within our service area. Click here

EARTH TV 11171 H 22000

BBC 2 NI HD 10773 H 23000 (edit existing transponder)

BBC RB 1 HD 10788 V 23000

BBC Four HD 10818 V 23000 (edit existing 10818 transponder) After 7PM

Cbeebies HD 10818 V 23000 (edit existing 10818 transponder)

5 Select 11306 H 27500

5 Star 11306 H 27500

Channel 5 HD 11306 H 27500

Channel 5+1 11306 H 27500

ITV HD 11053 H 22000

ITV2 HD 11053 H 23000

ITV3 HD 11097 V 23000

ITV4 HD 11067 V 23000

EarthX TV 11670 H 23000

Bloomberg UK HD 11686 V 23000

CITV 10891 H 22000

Talk TV 11426 V 29500

W and W+1 12129 V 27500

4 Music 10936 V 22000

BBC Three HD (after 7PM) 10847 V 23000

Talking Pictures 11582 H 22000

CNBC HD 12168 V 27500

PBS America 11344 V 27000

France 24 11686 V 23000

Dave, Dave Ja Vu and Yesterday+1 12129 V 27500

CNBC 12285 V 27500

CNN HD 11671 H 2300

Sky Arts 12070 H 27500

Sky News 12070 H 27500

Pick TV 11914 H 27500 Pick TV +1 12070 H 27500

Amiko Mini combo receiver
On the Amiko Mini Combo remote control, press menu then arrow right and select "Installation" on the next page select "satellite installation" .
Satellite should already show as "Astra 2". Arrow down to TP Index then press Ok and select the frequency you wish to scan using the information above. Press the green button for "TP Scan" . Set "Scan Mode" to Free.
Arrow down to "Ok to Search" and prees OK.
The newly scanned channels will appear at the end of the channel list and you can now edit them into any position you like by pressing "Menu", "Service" and "Organizing Service" on the Amiko remote.

Ariva Combo receivers
On the Ariva combo receivers you can add any new transponders by pressing Menu, then move left or right using the arrows beside the OK button until you select "TP list" then press OK.

Press the green button to "Add" and enter the frequency, symbol rate, and polarity as per the details for the channel you want above. For example Movies for men has a frequency of 11344 with polarity H and symbol rate of 27500. You may see a message saying "TP already exists" in which case you can just select yes to go to the existing transponder.

Press the blue button to search. A new menu should appear, set FTA only to "Yes" to avoid tuning in pay TV channels. Leave network search at no. Press ok and you should see the channels appearing and then "Search End". Press ok and these channels should now appear at the end of you channel list or alphabetically if you have your channel list set that way.
You can then use the edit function by selecting Tv Channel list under "Edit Channel" in the menu to delete the original channel and replace it with the new channel you have just tuned in.

What areas can you install Free to Air and Saorview in?

We can install the Freesat/Saorview channels system in Dublin and some surrounding areas, please see map below which you can click on for a closer look.

Don't live within our service area? The DIY system (please click) we sell also work anywhere in Ireland.

Installation Coverage Map

Installation Coverage Map

What are your delivery charges ?

Free next business day delivery on shopping baskets over €24.38 value .

We ship every day Monday to Friday shortly after 2.00 pm

You will receive a one hour delivery slot via text message so you do not have to wait in unneccessarily.
DPD will advise by text message to your phone when to expect delivery within a one hour delivery slot so you do not have to wait in all day. We can also deliver to your workplace.

What hard drives can be used with the Amiko and Ferguson Ariva Combo box.

Most good quality hard drives and USB sticks with a fast transfer rate should work. We supply hard drives which you can see here

If I have a Sky set up, i.e.. dish & LNB installed, can I buy a Free to air box and get the Free to air channels (ITV, BBC etc) from the Sky (astra 2) satellite?

Yes you can simply replace your sky box with a Free To air box to get U.K. free TV channels. If you do not already have an RTE aerial you can receive Saorview Irish channels using the small aerial supplied in the kit linked below. If you have been using a Sky Q box you must also change the LNB on the dish to a standard LNB
Changing from Sky kit (click here)

Can I block out channels?

We pre load boxes with a family friendly channel list and you can also delete any channel you do not wish to view and prevent it from being restored by using the parental control with a pin number you can set yourself.

We have TV also in Bedroom will that need an extra box?

To watch Saorview and Freesat channels on a second TV you need a second box with its own cable.

I have a Freesat box and it asks me for a postcode, what do I enter?

The Freesat system is UK based and it has regional variations so uses the postcode system to determine what region appears. Obviously in Ireland we do not have UK postcodes so you decide what region you wish to watch and enter the appropriate post code.

For example for Northern Ireland you could use BT7 1EB for London you could use SW1A 1AA

Do Free to Air receivers have EPG's on them i.e.. can you receive something similar to Sky Guide with basic listings for Free to Air channels?

Free to air receivers have a now and next program guide on UK channels and combo boxes will give a 7 day guide also on Saorview channels.

Where is the dish placed on my house?

The dish points in a southerly direction so if you can see where the sun is between 11 am and noon then that is the direction you are pointing. If this is at the front of your house do not despair, we can usually supply extra brackets to mount the dish at the back of your house

Will I have to tune in all of the channels myself?

Our installer will do this for you as part of the installation and show you how the box works. If you buy a box without installation from us we will pre load the UK satellite channels and it takes just a few minutes to load the Saorview channels from your local transmitter, we send you an email with step by step instructions on how to do this. If you are served by the Three Rock or Kippure transmitters we can pre load the saorview channels also.

Is it possible to run two or more boxes from one dish?

Yes it is possible but you must add a multi output LNB to your existing dish (you may already have one) and run a separate cable to the second box. The new quad (four) output LNB's are available in our dishes and LNB section. Click Here