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26-09-2014, 22:38   #2926
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Free-to-air & 'blocked' at the same time? No, just like all the other times this question was asked.
In the future there may be newer KA satellites at 28 east, and so an unencrypted spot beam could be used for Ireland only coverage, and theoretically a new LNB could receive both older and new KA signals, but it would at the very least require a new LNB on the dish, and of course a new satellite launched.
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In the future there may be newer KA satellites at 28 east, and so an unencrypted spot beam could be used for Ireland only coverage, and theoretically a new LNB could receive both older and new KA signals, but it would at the very least require a new LNB on the dish, and of course a new satellite launched.
Astra 2E & 2F do have Ka Band beams, but in comparison to Eutelsat's Ka-Sat at 9 East it has each a single wider beam aimed primarily towards central Europe, presumably for two-way internet use, certainly neither of the two has an Ireland-only spot beam even vaguely close to what Ka-Sat has.
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Hi guys, just to confirm is the RTÉ Aertel Digital service available on Saorsat, am thinking of buying the Walker Saorsat approved box
http://www.powercity.ie/?par=10-23-WP645TS

Neither the Triax or Ferguson combo's show the Aertel service.

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In Radio User magazine December 2014, dxtv and satellite news, there is the following item:

The Irish free-to-air satellite package, Saorsat, is to test in ultra high definition (UHD). Saorsat is intended to provide a means of reaching the small number of viewers (around one to two percent) who cannot receive Saorview, the terrestrial digital service. Saorsat broadcasts in the Ka band from Eutelsat 9A at 9°E. It's footprint is tightly restricted, so it is unlikely to be receivable outside Éire.

I cannot find anything online to confirm this. Has anyone else here heard about it? Whatever their source is, it is good to see that they got the satellite details correct.
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