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05-06-2013, 10:44   #1
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Cheap/free cable tv

Hey I dont know much about cable tv... but I was just wondering if there's a way of getting free or cheap cable if theres a ntl/upc point in the house and you already have a upc box. Obviously something legal! Is there any sort of "free-to-air" version of UPC?
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No such thing exists
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Ah darn! How woul d Igo about getting cable tv. In rented accommodation I had before we had 20ish channels. the irish ones, plus E4, channel 4, comedy central, sky news etc. Any idea how to get that? What company its with?
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In rented accommodation I had before we had 20ish channels. the irish ones, plus E4, channel 4, comedy central, sky news etc. Any idea how to get that? What company its with?
The old analogue cable package, approx 17 channels. UPC may be the provider if you live in their cable area. Where are you located?

No longer marketed by UPC and when it was it cost as much the basic digital package which contained more channels. When you subscribe to the basic digital package the analogue may also be there.

http://www.upc.ie/television/
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I have found with UPC their "digital value" non recording box, actually works out slightly cheaper than using no box. You cannot order "digital value" through their website, but you should be able to over the phone. It would be around 27 Euro a month.

Either way you will need a cable that goes from the wall box into the TV or set top box.

UPC are freephone 1908, if unsure ring them and give your exact address.

If you do decide the basic 17 channels are OK, be aware that nearly every one is now available for free, the Irish ones through an aerial and the UK ones through a dish.
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14-06-2013, 22:24   #6
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If you get interweb from UPC then in most areas you'll get basic TV too. (not sure about Cork)

Otherwise there is Saorview / FreeSat / Netflix / iPlayer etc.
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If you get interweb from UPC then in most areas you'll get basic TV too. (not sure about Cork)
Cork is digital only so you would need a STB and viewing card
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Cork is digital only so you would need a STB and viewing card
4 terrestrial channels are carried on analogue cable

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Terrestrial channels still being broadcasted on analogue over UPC cable in Cork.

RTE 1 - 176MHz
TG4 - 192 MHz
TV3 - 200 MHz
RTE 2 - 216 MHz
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If you get interweb from UPC then in most areas you'll get basic TV too. (not sure about Cork)

Otherwise there is Saorview / FreeSat / Netflix / iPlayer etc.
Hey i have the 100mb broadband from upc but opted out of a tv package - could i get the regular channels anyway?
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Hey i have the 100mb broadband from upc but opted out of a tv package - could i get the regular channels anyway?
Just plug the TV in and do a scan

if you are in Dublin you should get the channels listed above
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i'm in dublin and i think i tried this when i got the internet setup in march.. do i search cable or digital signal?
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It's an analogue (terrestrial analogue scan) signal. UPC never turned off the analogue when it was turned off elsewhere.
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i'm in dublin and i think i tried this when i got the internet setup in march.. do i search cable or digital signal?
Aerial (not cable) and analogue (not digital).

Although the signal is coming in via a cable, you need to search for VHF & UHF channels as if they were coming from an aerial on the roof.
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need to get one of those connections to the upc box... whats the name of the connector that
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need to get one of those connections to the upc box... whats the name of the connector that
F-Connector

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