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The Free TV Blog - Satellite & Digital TV in Ireland

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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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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April 5, 2013

How to Tune in Showcase (April 2013)

In the video below, we show how you can tune in Showcase on your free to air satellite receiver. The frequency for Showcase changed (again) recently and the video below shows how you can tune it back in.

The video above was made using a Xoro 9000+ combo receiver. The settings would be same for any free to air receiver but the procedure may be different. If you bought a box from us at any stage over the past few years, then you can go to our video user manuals and see how to do it on your particular receiver.

The settings you need to tune in Showcase are as follows…

  • Frequency: 11345
  • Polarity: H (Horizontal)
  • Symbol Rate: 27500


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How to Tune in Kiss, Kerrang, The Box & Smash Hits on a Free to Air Receiver

In the video below, we show how you can tune in Kiss, Kerrang, Smash Hits & The Box on your free to air satellite receiver. These channels were previously subscription based music channels but are now available on free to air satellite receivers.

The video above was made using a Xoro 9000+ combo receiver. The settings would be same for any free to air receiver but the procedure may be different. If you bought a box from us at any stage over the past few years, then you can go to our video user manuals and see how to do it on your particular receiver.

The settings you need to tune in Kiss, Kerrang, The Box & Smash Hits are as follows…

  • Frequency: 12480
  • Polarity: V (Vertical)
  • Symbol Rate: 27500
Filed under: Frequency Changes — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Dave Maher @ 6:24 am


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How to Tune in Heat & Magic on a Free to Air Satellite Receiver

In the video below, we show how you can tune in Heat & Magic on your free to air satellite receiver. A number of  music channels have gone free to air recently including Heat & Magic.

The video above was made using a Xoro 9000+ combo receiver. The settings would be same for any free to air receiver but the procedure may be different. If you bought a box from us at any stage over the past few years, then you can go to our video user manuals and see how to do it on your particular receiver.

The settings you need to tune in Heat & Magic are as follows…

  • Frequency: 11585
  • Polarity: H (Horizontal)
  • Symbol Rate: 27500


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How to Tune in CNBC on a Free to Air Satellite Receiver

In the video below, we show how you can tune in CNBC on your free to air satellite receiver.  The frequency for CNBC changed recently and the video below shows how you can tune it back in.

The video above was made using a Xoro 9000+ combo receiver.  The settings would be same for any free to air receiver but the procedure may be different.  If you bought a box from us at any stage over the past few years, then you can go to our video user manuals and see how to do it on your particular receiver.

The settings you need to tune in CNBC are as follows…

  • Frequency: 11623
  • Polarity: H (Horizontal)
  • Symbol Rate: 27500
Filed under: Frequency Changes — Tags: , , , — Dave Maher @ 6:12 am


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March 26, 2013

How to Tune in VIVA on Free to Air Satellite Receiver

The music and reality TV channel VIVA has just gone free to air. Below is the method to tune it in on a free to air receiver.

VIVA Frequency & Settings

  • Frequency: 11895
  • Polarity: V (Vertical)
  • Symbol Rate: 27500
  • FEC: 2/3 (May not be necessary)

Using the video & settings above, we show how you can easily tune in VIVA on your free to air receiver. Owners of official freesat boxes will not have to do this as it will autiomatically tune itself in to your channel line up.

The video above was filmed using a Xoro 9000+ Combo Receiver. The procedure would be similar on all free to air receivers & combo receivers and the settings used would be the exact same. For folks who have bought free to air boxes from us over the years please see our video user guides for your particular make and model. Look for the video on how to manually add a satellite channel or how to add a TP (Transponder).



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February 14, 2013

How to Tune in Showcase, Showcase 2, The Active Channel & Information TV

In the past couple of days, there has been a frequency change on certain channels, some of which would be watched by a lot of people in Ireland.  The channel primarily affected by the frequency change is Showcase TV, which has a lot of country music on it.  Other channels affected by this change include showcase 2, the active channel and information TV.   Anyone that wishes to continue watching these channels and owns a generic satellite receiver or combo receiver (whether Saorview approved or not) will need to tune these channels back in manually.

It is not difficualt and is a quick process.  The settings you will need as as follows…

  • Frequency:  12607
  • Polarity: V (Vertical)
  • Symbol Rate: 27500

The video below shows how to do this on a Xoro 9000+ Combo Receiver.   The procedure is similar on most boxes and the settings to use will be the same.  If you bought another model of receiver from us over the years, you can look in our video user guides to see the procedure for retuning these channels on your specific make and model.

Of course as usual, owners of official freesat boxes will not have to retune manually as frequency changes are automatically updated on the official freesat platform



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October 26, 2012

How to Tune in BBC One Northern Ireland HD on a Free to Air Satellite Receiver

This blog post will show how you can tune in BBC One Northern Ireland HD on your free to air satellite receiver.  BBC One NI has been added to the freesat lineup of channels this week and in turn is available to people with free to air receivers also.

The settings needed for scanning in BBC1 NI on a free to air receiver are as follows…

  • BBC One Northern Ireland HD Frequency & Settings
    • Frequency: 10847
    • Symbol Rate: 23000
    • Polarity: Vertical (V)

Anyone who owns an official freesat receiver should not need to do anything if they set up their freesat box with a Northern Ireland postcode as the receiver should retune itself.  Owners of free to air boxes or combo receivers will need to tune BBC One NI HD in manually.

The video above was made using a Xoro 9000+ combo receiver.  The settings used are universal and should work across all ranges of free to air boxes including combo receivers.

If you own another model of box bought from TV Trade, then please see our video guides section of the website and look for your particular model.  Look for the video for your box that shows how to manually add a satellite channel or manually add a transponder (TP).  Then just use the settings given above and tune in BBC One NI HD.  Once scanned in, the new channel should go to the end of your channel list.  Once there, then all you have to do is sort it into the position you desire using the sort/delete functions on your particular box and again there will be a video guide for your particular box, showing how to do this.



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