ELECTROCRAFT is a new progressively growing professional business and we specialize in the installation and sales of Saorview and Free to air Satellite TV equipment and high quality Video Surveillance Systems, HD TV/Audio LCD Projection Systems that cater for both domestic and commercial customers. We are approved by the National Guild of Master Craftsmen and are recognized by Saorview as an Installer.
About free to air:
From 2014 all stations received by analog aerial will no longer be available. All analog transmissions from Ireland and the UK will cease. All systems will switch to digital transmissions only. The Digital transmission will be via Satellite Dish, Digital Aerial or Piped TV. These transmissions will require a TV with an inbuilt tuner(s) or a set top box.
Ireland will have a number of Suppliers for Digital TV, the main competitors being UPC and SKY. These systems are pay to view, and can be very expensive.
The alternative is to have your own private Digital standard/ HD system. This is explained in detail below.
RTE is now transmitting Digital MPEG4 for RTE 1, RTE 2, TG4,AND TV3. All that is required is a small aerial and a set top box or a TV with MPEG4/5 Irish tuner. This wil be called SAORVIEW Digital TV. SAORVIEW WILL BE LAUNCHED IN APRIL 2011 -ELECTROCRAFT IS A SAORVIEW AGENT FOR DUBLIN
BBC and ITV have joined forces and are transmitting all their own stations via Satellite (ASTRA 28). These stations include Channel 4, E4, More 4, Sky News, Film 4. In the Uk this system is called FREESAT.
In Ireland we call this system Free To Air. This is a legal system for watching all Satellite Stations which are free to watch.