SATELLITE SYSTEMS

Please note that Freesat and Free to Air are both Satellite TV Services and have a very similiar channel line up – but they use different Set Top Boxes which offer different features. 

Read the following information and should you have any queries please contact AV Services.

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Freesat - Subscription Free Satellite T.V. - There is no catch.

Freesat was created to ensure that everyone has the best of free Digital T.V. It is jointly owned by ITV and BBC and was launched in May 2008. They believe that everyone should be able to enjoy free digital TV, plus free HD programmes, with no contract and no subscription, just a one off payment – no catch.

With over 150 channels as standard, you will be spoilt for choice.
Choose Freesat HD and enjoy 5 free HD channels.
Choose Freesat + and you’ll also be able to pause and rewind live TV and record a library of your favourite shows – all for free!

Freesat has a comprehensive EPG (electronic programme guide) which gives you full listings of TV programming for the next 7 days and also has digital teletext.
The Freesat Set Top Boxes update automatically if new channels are added or existing channels change frequencies.

RTE/Saorview channels are not available on Freesat and a separate UHF aerial and compatable TV or set-up-box are required to receive Irish TV

Free to Air Satellite - is the cheapest way to receive up to 150 Digital TV and Radio Channels.

It requires a Set Top Box and Satellite Dish. The channel list is similar to the Freesat system but Free to Air does not have an EPG (electronic programme guide) and tuning updates have to be done manually whenever new channels are added or a channel changes frequency.

Re-tuning is not too difficult and in most cases can be resolved by phoning our office during business hours on 051 – 873333.

RTE/Saorview channels are not available on Freesat and a separate UHF aerial and compatable TV or set-up-box are required to receive Irish TV


How can I receive FREESAT / FREE TO AIR and how much does it cost?

We carry a range of Freesat equipment ranging from Standard Definition receivers to High Definition Recordable Set Top Boxes.
Freesat starting from €195.00 incl.vat (Standard Definition Box) including installation.

We carry a range of Free to Air equipment ranging from Standard Definition to High Definition Set Top Boxes.
Free to Air starting from €175.00 incl. vat (Standard Definition Box) including installation.

We can tailor any system to suit your requirements including multiroom options.

RTE/Saorview channels are not available on Freesat and a separate UHF aerial and compatable TV or set-up-box are required to receive Irish TV

CONTACT AV SERVICES FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION AND COSTS


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