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Continuing improvements to the information about the free-to-air terrestrial digital television service in Ireland are being made to UK Free TV.

Continuing improvements to the information about the free-to-ai
published on UK Free TV

Thanks to everyone who has posted comments about the extra maps for Ireland that are now showing on this web site.

Just to let you know that the Saorview (and relay transmitters) map now works like all the UK regions, in that it shows the whole service area when the map is selected, and you can single click on a transmitter icon to view the coverage area for a single transmitter.



You can double-click the icon to go to the page for each of the transmitters. These have been updated to show the correct service information for each of the multiplexes in the service, as shown in this example from the Three Rock digital TV transmitter page:

Note that the "friendly" versions of the ERP values are now being shown.



When I have the full radiation patterns for Saorview, I will update the site with even more accurate coverage areas.



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Thursday, 1 March 2012
T
Tommy
3:36 PM
Clydebank

Hi there,
I am currently unemployed and therefore unable to afford Virgin or Sky packages, so I connect to the internet with a t- mobile dongle. I am experiencing difficulty in accessing news,sport,or weather video clips on BBC websites, despite being able to view other sites, eg, Youtube/Sky News etc, and full programmes on iplayer. I believe I have the correct setttings and flash installed, and have attempted to contact the BBC by Email without reply. Any advice to help resolve the problem would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks.

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Friday, 2 March 2012
C
clinton woollams
2:40 PM

Tommy: Try using google chrome as your browser if you dont already use it, and dongles can be very slow in some areas so you could try using a different mobile broadband provider

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Monday, 5 March 2012
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

2:33 PM

What about a sister site to ukfree.tv called eiresaor.tv ?

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Monday, 26 March 2012
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Nick
sentiment_satisfiedGold

10:49 PM

Can I get Irish TV on Freesat or Sky?

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Thursday, 5 April 2012
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:46 PM

Dave Lindsay: Perhaps...

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:46 PM

Nick: That will be a "no", sorry.

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Thursday, 26 April 2012
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Nick
sentiment_satisfiedGold

10:47 PM

Oh dear. Does not Irish tv broadcast on satellite?

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Nick's 369 posts GB
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
P
Paddy
1:28 PM

Nick: Irish TV on satellite is on the way. Check
SAORSAT | SAORVIEW
for further information

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Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

3:18 PM

Nick, Paddy: RT?? channels *are* available on the satellite cluster at 28°E, but are encrypted. To decrypt, you need a Sky box with a Sky Ireland viewing card.

Saorsat requires a dish pointing at 9°E, or a multi-LNB dish set up so that signals from 28°E converge on the Astra LNB, and those from 9°E on the Saorsat LNB. (The Saorsat signals will be using circular polarization rather than linear.)

The KA-SAT satellite's beams are intended to reuse the same downlink frequencies in cells all over Europe - see http://www.boards.ie/vbul…1281 . It may well not be receivable in England due to interference from the reuse of the blue frequencies over northern Scotland and France.

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Monday, 17 September 2012
Stuart Owens
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

12:42 AM

With myself not being Irish and not speaking Irish Gaelic, I was going to ask, 'How do you pronounce SAORVIEW', but seeing the information video from visiting SAORVIEW
Ireland's free digital television service
Or on YouTube via SAORVIEW: All you need to know to make the switch! - YouTube It sounds like it's pronounced 'SAREVIEW'. Am I right? And what does the 'saor' in Saorview mean? Does it just mean 'free' to translate as Freeview like in the UK? Or anything else? It would be nice if someone could tell me. Thanks. (LL115FQ)

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