TV & Radio
Have questions about the Digital Switchover? Then come this way
Not sure what you have to do to make sure your telly box will still be working after the Digital Switchover on October 24? Here's all you need to know.
Do I have to buy a new TV?
No you don’t need to buy a new TV to get Saorview. If you want to keep your existing TV, you will need a Saorview approved set-top-box to connect to your TV and aerial. For more details on where you can buy these, check out www.digitalswitch.ie
Do I need a Saorview approved set-top-box if I have a Saorview approved TV?
No, you need a Saorview approved set-top-box if you want to upgrade your existing TV – you will also need a UHF aerial. If you have a Saorview approved TV, you just need an aerial and you are ready to enjoy Saorview! The Saorview approved TV has a decoder built in so you do not need a separate set-top-box!
Will my existing aerial work with Saorview?
The best way to get Saorview is with a rooftop UHF aerial. Most people who use an aerial to receive TV at the moment will be using a UHF aerial. If you currently receive RTE 1, RTE 2, TV3 & TG4 with your aerial, that aerial is likely fine to get Saorview. If you don’t, then you will need to change.
Is a TV license required if I change to Saorview?
Yes, you’ll still need a TV license. Every household, business or institution that has a TV set, regardless of the TV service – free or Sky/UPC – must have an up to date TV license.
To check if you can get Saorview in your area, and for plenty of other information about the big switch, check out www.digitalswitch.ie