Ear To The Ground did a segment on Saorview,for the most part it was informative and explained the topic in clear laymans terms.
BUT!! It also demonstrated the severe lack of knowledge among the public about what saorview is.They visited Dungarvan and did a quick vox pop,only 2 women knew about saorview as they had it up & running at home.
It was also very strange that the installer put up an aerial despite the customer already having 3 suitable ones on his chimney,plus he didn't run a cable from the new aerial yet was able to connect one to the saorview box and get a signal.
The most serious issue was the statement from Brian Geraghty about door to door sales.It seems they have backtracked on their no door to door sales policy as he said "Neither saorview or RTE will send anyone door to door,however there are very very good installers out there who are calling around offering an install service". None of the reputable guys seem to be doing this judging by the posts in this forum.
What about all the not so good installers out there who are calling around or dropping flyers?
Here's the video from RTEPlayer,the segment starts around the 17 minute mark or so.