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April 14, 2014

Easter 2014 Opening Hours

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a happy Easter.

Opening Hours & Collections

  • Friday 18th April : 7.30am – 6pm (As Normal)
  • Saturday 19th April: 8.00-9.30am (As Normal)
  • Easter Monday 21st April : Closed

Deliveries

  • Fastway Couriers will be delivering as normal on ‘Good Friday’
  • Fastway will not be collecting on Friday – First delivery next week will be Wednesday 23rd April

 

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Dave Maher @ 12:21 pm


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March 3, 2014

How to Tune in ITV 1 HD on Free to Air Box

At the end of February 2014, the frequency settings changed for the ITV HD channels.  This would have included the likes of ITV HD London and ITV HD Granada.  These will need to be tuned back in on your free to air receiver.

The video above shows how to tune these channels back on on a Xoro 9000+ Combo Receiver.  The prodecure should be similar on most boxes and the settings should be the same.

The settings you need are below…

  • Frequency: 11097
  • Sysmbol Rate: 23000
  • Polarity: Vertical (V)

As always, if you have bought a box from us in the past, you can look at the video user manuals for any box we have ever sold in the technical section of our website.  Once you have found your box in the list, just click into it and look for the video named something like, how to perform a manual scan or how to add a transponder.

 

Filed under: Frequency Changes — Tags: , , , , , , — Dave Maher @ 8:32 am


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February 11, 2014

UTV Ireland To Be Added To Irish Channels Lineup

It was annouced in the past few days that a new channel is coming to Irish TV.  UTV Ireland will be added to the current range of Irish channels in January 2015.  What this will mean, apart from an extra channel, is that from that point on, certain TV shows such as Corrie and Emerdale will be exclusively broadcast on UTV Ireland, meaning that TV3 will loose these shows.

UTV Ireland
At this point there is no word on whether UTV Ireland will be broadcast on Saorsat aswell but I’d say this will be unlikely as there would be substantial additional costs involved.

Have a read of the press release below for more information.

John McCann, Group Chief Executive, UTV Media plc said:

“We are delighted by the BAI’s announcement today to enter into negotiations on the terms of our television contract for UTV Ireland.

“The audience in Ireland has known the UTV brand for more than 50 years through our station for Northern Ireland and our market leading Irish radio stations. We look forward to building on that success with the launch of UTV Ireland in January 2015.”

Michael Wilson, Managing Director, UTV Television said:

“As we enter these negotiations, we look forward to bringing Irish viewers a wonderful new viewing experience in January 2015, utilising the existing UTV winning formula of combining high quality news, current affairs, entertainment and drama.”

The new channel will be based in Dublin with additional newsgathering and reporting presence in Cork, Galway, Waterford and Limerick.

The contract to be negotiated between the BAI and UTV Ireland Limited is provided for under section 71 of the Irish Broadcasting Act 2009.

Filed under: Saorview — Tags: , — Dave Maher @ 1:53 pm


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December 18, 2013

Christmas Deliveries, Opening Hours & Collections

Firstly, we’d like to wish all our valued TvTrade.ie customers very happy Christmas and extend our best wishes for 2014.  Thank you for your custom throughout 2013. We appreciate it.

Christmas Opening Hours

  • 23rd December: 7.30am to 6pm
  • 24th-29th December: Closed
  • 30th December: 8am to 2pm
  • 31st December: Closed

Deliveries

  • Last orders for delivery must be placed by 4.30pm on 20th December (For delivery up to Monday 23rd December)
  • Next collection by our couriers will then be 2nd January
Filed under: News — Tags: — Dave Maher @ 3:48 pm


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December 16, 2013

RTE One HD Now Broadcasting on Saorview

Saorview Channels

A little while ago, the folks at Saorview, asked that people would retune their Saorview boxes.  This was primarily for two reasons.

  • The Saorview service was moving to a multi mux setup
  • This in turn would enable more HD channels to be added to the Saorview lineup

To that end, today the 16th December 2013, RTE One HD has now started broadcasting.  This launch of RTE One HD is timed to coincide with the Christmas period and from the Saorview press release, it looks like there will be plenty of films in HD to watch when you are getting stuck into the last of the turkey sandwiches!!!

Kung Fu Panda 2, Shrek Forever After, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Bridesmaids, Robin Hood, Avatar, Up and the Indiana Jones series will all be broadcast in stunning high definition over the Christmas period according to the Saorview team.

Now all they need to provide us with is the rennie :-)

Filed under: Saorview — Tags: , , , , — Dave Maher @ 9:40 am


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December 10, 2013

How to Tune in BBC 3 HD and CBBC HD

Today marks the launch of 5 new HD channels from the BBC. The new channels that are going high definition are as follows…

BBC 3 HD, BBC 4 HD, BBC News HD, CBBC HD and Cbeebies HD

The video below shows how to tune in BBC 3 HD and CBBC HD on a HD capable receiver. Please note that the video below shows the process for doing this on Xoro 9000+ Combo Receivers. The settings would be the same for all high definition capable boxes but the procedure may be different.

For any box that we have ever sold, please see our video user manuals section to see how to do it on your particular box. Look for the video that shows how to manually tune in a satellite channel or how to add a transponder (TP).

The settings to tune in BBC Three HD and CBBC HD are as follows…

  • Frequency: 10847
  • Polarity: V (Vertical)
  • Symbol Rate: 23000

These 5 new HD channels from the BBC adding to their existing BBC 1 HD and BBC 2 HD makes a free to air setup even more attractive and when you add in the recently added UTV HD and Channel 4 HD, that’s pretty much all the most popular UK TV channels now broadcasting in high definition for free.

Statistics show that around 95% of the most watched TV shows are on free to air stations, so why would you pay for them especially now when there are being broadcast in stunning HD for free!

Filed under: Frequency Changes — Tags: , , , , , , — Dave Maher @ 8:41 am


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How to Tune in BBC Three HD and CBBC HD

Today marks the launch of 5 new HD channels from the BBC.  The new channels that are going high definition are as follows…

BBC 3 HD, BBC 4 HD, BBC News HD, CBBC HD and Cbeebies HD

The video below shows how to tune in BBC News HD, Cbeebies HD and BBC Four HD on a HD capable receiver.  Please note that the video below shows the process for doing this on  Xoro 9000+ Combo Receivers.   The settings would be the same for all HD capable boxes but the procedure may be different.

For any box that we have ever sold, please see our video user manuals section to see how to do it on your particular box.  Look for the video that shows how to manually tune in a satellite channel or how to add a transponder (TP).

The settings to tune in BBC News HD, Cbeebies HD and BBC Four HD are as follows…

  • Frequency: 11023
  • Polarity: H (Horizontal)
  • Symbol Rate: 23000

It’s just yet another reason to move to a free TV setup.

Filed under: Frequency Changes — Tags: , , , , , , , — Dave Maher @ 8:34 am


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December 9, 2013

Save 20% on Garden Plants, Flower Bulbs, Bird Food & Feeders

Our sister shop, TheGardenShop.ie are running some Christmas specials too. Save 20% on Bare Root Garden Plants, Spring Flowering Bulbs and all Bird Food, Feeders & Accessories.  Just enter the discount code, Christmas, at checkout to avail of the super savings. Discounts are valid up until the 15th of December 2013.

Garden Plants

 

Bird Food & Feeders

 

Flower Bulbs

  • Discount Code: Christmas
  • Valid Until: December 15th 2013
  • Enter Discount Code at Checkout & Click Apply

Discounts are valid on products in the following categories…

 

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — Dave Maher @ 9:47 am


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December 5, 2013

How to Tune in UTV HD on a HD Satellite Receiver

The video above shows the process for tuning in the new UTV HD channel.  UTV HD started broadcasting in November 2013 and is yet another HD channel added to an already impressive free to air line up.

See the settings below

  • Frequency: 11053
  • Polarity: H
  • Symbol Rate: 22000

The video above was made using one of our HD100 HD Satellite Receivers but the settings should be the same on all HD capable receivers.

For those of you with other types of boxes, please see our video user manuals section of the website and click into your particular box.

Look for the video for that box that either shows you how to manually tune in a satellite channel or how to manually add a transponder.

It’s just one of a number of HD channels coming down the line in the very near future.

BBC3 HD, BBC4 HD, CBBC HD, Cbeebies HD and BBC News HD are all coming over the next couple of months too.

All the more reason to move to a free TV set up.

 

 



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December 4, 2013

All Set Top Boxes Now Come With Free Delivery

Set Top Boxes

From today4th Dec 2013, all set top boxes on the TV Trade website, now come with free delivery.  Just look out for the free delivery logo.  The free delivery is automatically applied to your order, once you log in.

See our wide range of set top boxes below…

Don’t forget that it’s not only our wide range of set top boxes that this applies to.   Orders of over 100 euro also get free delivery and our extensive range of CCTV DVRs also come with free delivery too.

That’s not even to mention our large and ever growing range of items we can ship with An Post which further reduces the cost of smaller orders and items.

It’s all part of the service here at TV Trade.



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