Hi I am based rurally outside Claremorris Co Mayo. We were recieving the UK channels (BBC 1 & 2, UTV, Channel 4) via an aerial on the roof, we paid the local group scheme an annual amount of approx €175. We also got the 4 Irish channels which I had assumed up to now were coming via the same aerial . This week the UK channels have been turned off, so now having had the head in the sand for the past few months I actually need to research and understand my options.
1) If I get Saorview boxes will I have to get one for every TV in the house?
2) Will these only give me the 4 Irish channels?
3) What is my cheapest option to get UK chanels (only want the basic 5).
A neighbour said to get a satellite dish in Lidl or Aldi, and once installed that would give me the UK channels and more. So the costs would be the dish and the installation. But would this give me the Irish channels? I'm not interested in SKY, etc, just a few basic IRish and a few basic English channels. Can anyone give me a steer on the best thing to do, (in non technical language) and better still an idea of cost.....
I suspect to I have to invest in:
Saorview boxes x 3
Satellite dish x ? (1 per TV set or can you split to serve more than one TV)?
Installation for all of the above?
Is the aerial on the roof therefore redundant now?