Follow our easy steps to switching over.
- Check if you have a UHF Aerial. If you currently receive RTE 1, RTE 2, TV3 & TG4 you have a UHF aerial. If you currently receive RTE 1, RTE 2 & TG4 but not TV3, you have a UHF aerial but it will need to be adjusted.If you are currently receiving only RTE 1 & RTE 2 but don’t receive TV3 & TG4 you do not have a UHF aerial and will need to purchase one.If your aerial needs to be adjusted or you need a new UHF aerial, you will need to contact an aerial installer. A list of installers, recommended by Saorview, can be found by going to Saorview’s Installer List.
- Check the signal strength in your area. Visit Saorview’s Coverage Checker.
- Go to Harvey Norman and purchase a Saorview approved set top box or television
Saorview approved products are guaranteed to work with all aspects of the SAORVIEW service, now and into the future, provided your house is in a SAORVIEW coverage area, and you are using the appropriate roof mounted UHF aerial. Saorview has 98% national coverage, to find out about your area go to Saorview’s coverage Checker.
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Saorview approved set-top-box
A Saorview approved set-top-box is a decoder which translates the Saorview digital signal so your TV can understand it.
If you are upgrading older TVs to get SAORVIEW, you will need an aerial connection and set-top-box for each TV.
Set-top-boxes vary in terms of what they can do, quality and price. Some set-top-boxes allow for digital recording, while others will decode satellite signals in addition to the Saorview signal so you can get more channels. Be sure to ask your retailer to explain the different options to you.
Saorview approved TVs
A Saorview approved TV has a decoder inside it. If you buy a Saorview approved TV you do not need a set-top-box.
From now on, if you are buying a new TV always buy Saorview approved, that means you’re future proofed.
A list of Saorview approved products can be found on the Saorview website or on our own website www.harveynorman.ie
The switch can be confusing for some people including the elderly. If you have time visit your family and friends who may need assistance with the switch. How can you help someone get connected to Saorview?
Make sure that they have what they need to get connected to SAORVIEW by the deadline – October 24th.
Take them through the simple steps to making the switch – check they have a working aerial, coverage,a SAORVIEW Approved product and the new product is tuned in and working.
Help them decide on what’s the best equipment choice for them – do they want to keep their existing TV? (They will need a set top box- average price is €75) Or do they want to upgrade to a new TV?
Make sure that they know where to find a retailer of Saorview approved products and a reputable aerial installer if they need one
Check if they want a wider choice of free TV channels by combining Saorview with free to air satellite with no ongoing costs.
Shop around for a good deal on the equipment they need or purchase a set-top-box on their behalf.
Get them connected – getting a new TV or a set top box set up and working might save someone unnecessary stress.
Take the time to explain the new services like the programme guide and digital Aertel and make sure that they are comfortable with their new remote control.