What is Saorview???


Saorview is Irelands brand new digital television service bringing you all your Irish stations with crystal clear pictures, better quality sound, ten RTE Radio stations and a seven day on screen electronic programme guide so you know what programme is on all the time.


What channels will I recieve??

TV Channels: RTÉ One, RTÉ Two HD, TV3, TG4, RTÉ News Now, 3e, RTÉjr, RTÉ One+1
Radio Stations: RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2fm, RTÉ lyric fm, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, RTÉ Choice,
RTÉ Pulse, RTÉ 2XM, RTÉ Gold, RTÉjr, Radio 1 Extra

So what does this all cost??

Absolutely nothing!! This service is subsription free with no monthly fee’s.

What do I need??

What you need is an aerial mounted outside on your home (no more bunny ears to get a signal) and you need this wired back to the location of your Television.

Who can install this for me??

There are three Saorview recognised agencies from which you can find an installer


Do I need a digital box??

You have 2 options, the first is you can buy a Saorview approved Television which has a built in digital reciever and the cable goes directly into the back of the Television. The second option is if you do not have a Saorview approved Television, what you can do is buy a Saorview Digital Box and the cable is connected into that.

How much will a Digital box cost??

A basic Saorview approved box should cost between €60-€100.

How much will a Saorview approved Television cost??

A Saorview approved Tv will start at €12o for the smallest size.

Why do I need this??

For years the people of Ireland have recieved anologue signals  (older technology) but from october 2012 that signal will be shut off and we will then be recieving our new signal which will be digital.

How much will it cost to install and wire the aerial??

On the Saorview website Saorview.ie is mentions that the standard installation price shold cost approximately €140-€160.This is an indicative price, prices will vary depending on your home and the total amount of work required. You should contact a competent local installer for a quote.

Will I still need a Tv licience??

Yes you will still need a Television licence regardless if it is a free pay service or not as long as you have Television you will need a licence.

If I have UPC, Sky or I pay a subscription for my Television service do I need Saorview??

As long as you are paying a subscription to these companies you will continue to recieve your Television services after the switch off of the anologue signal in oct 2012. But do remember if you are using an aerial to recieve a signal to watch Television on another Tv in your house, (bedroom, Kitchen etc) then you will need Saorview.

How do I know if I already have Saorview??

If you are able to watch Rte News Now on your Television then you have Saorview already.

Please contact us directly by phone or email to receive a quotation. Email- info@electrocraft.ie  087 0988861/ 01 8214102



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