Questions and Answers about the Ariva 153 combo:
What's included with this purchase?
The Ariva 153 receiver will allow you to watch the UK Freesat channels and Saorview digital free-to-air channels. We pre programme the box with our custom channel list. If needed, you have the option of purchasing it with our full installation service within the areas covered by us. If you would like a full system with installation please click on this page complete system including installation,
Can you install a dish or an aerial for me?
Yes absolutely. We can install a complete system in Dublin, North Kildare, Louth, Meath and North Wicklow all you need do is click on this page complete system including installation,
and then click on add to basket . Outside these areas we can provide you with a DIY kit to do the installation yourself.
Use one remote control for Saorview and Freesat channels on one combined channel list.
Remote control included.
Will I need a dish or an aerial to use this receiver?
Yes you will need a satellite dish to view UK Freesat channels and a small aerial 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, 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 an 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 watch media files I have downloaded from the internet using my computer ?
Yes the Ariva supports many files types used by torrents on the internet such as MP3, Xvid, Mpeg 4, Flac, Ogg Vorbis and MKV
Can I record and pause live TV using this receiver?
Yes, this receiver will allow you to pause and also do timed recordings of programmes. It doesn't contain its own hard drive though, so you'll need to save the programmes on either a USB stick or USB hard drive and we can supply a 500GB hard drive as an option above. While you are recording a Saorview programme, you'll be able to watch a satellite channel, and vice versa.