Today we present the first in a series of video tutorials on the new Saorsat TV service here in Ireland. In the video above we give a brief outline of the equipment needed to receive this new free satellite Tv service for the reception of the Irish channels. Saorsat (Satellite Based) is basically being run in conjunction with Saorview (Terrestrial Based) to cover areas of Ireland that are unreachable by the existing Saorview. Saorsat will be receivable in all parts of Ireland.
As I write this (15th Feb 2012) there is currently only RTE1, RTE2, RTE News Now, RTEjr and RTE One + 1 on the Saorsat Service. TG4 is due to be added shortly and negotiations are underway to get TV3 and 3e added to the service.
To receive the new Saorsat service, you’ll basically need the following (not including cabling, connectors etc)…
Saorsat is broadcasting froma satellite called Eutelsat which is located at 9 degrees East. You may see it written as 9e in some places. Have a look at the video above and see it in action for yourself.
The settings for Saorsat are below.
- Frequency: 10765
- Symbol rate: 25000
- Polarity: Vertical (V)
- FEC: 1/2 (if asked)
You may need to add a new satellite to the satellite list in your HD receiver and this is shown in the above video aswell.
Please note that a standard Sky dish will be very unlikely to receive saorsat for two main reasons;
- The Sky dish will in all likelyhood be too small
- A sky dish is pointed at astra 28.2 degrees east (Saorsat is at 9e)
You need an 80cm dish, pointed at Eutelsat at 9e to get this.