watty Registered User
#586

warlikedave said:
Nope as in it will never happen - RTE would have to pay for show/programming rights for 70+ million people....I think the RTE piggy bank is already well and truly drained by now


Especially that now Ireland has its very own totally Free To Air spot on 9E Ka band. Better elevation and no Pay Platform middle man.

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#587

Mr. Rabbit said:
The HD pack is only £10 extra.

No RTE channels are free to air in NI.


Euro here in Dublin my man Wabbit...

RTE too can be viewed for free in many parts of the North.

warlikedave Registered User
#588

watty said:
Especially that now Ireland has its very own totally Free To Air spot on 9E Ka band. Better elevation and no Pay Platform middle man.


Fair point indeed - do ye ever think it could develope into something more than saorview backup/copy? Don't twoway and onwave use the same hotspot for their sat internet? And will it ever be possible to have one dish with two different lnbs feeding 9e and 28.2e into sat box with no real issue? (will save a few bob since ye wouldnt need an outdoor ariel as well as a dish)

Mr. Rabbit Registered User
#589

Euro here in Dublin my man Wabbit...


Euros aren't quids, at least they aren't up here.

RTE too can be viewed for free in many parts of the North
.

But not at 28.2 degrees east.

Johnny Johnson Registered User
#590

Mr. Rabbit said:
Euros aren't quids, at least they aren't up here.


The use of the "quid" carried over from the days of the punt. I know of a lot of people that use it.

emo72 Registered User
#591

speaking of euros, i was hoping this channel would be free to air for us in the 'public, cos we could watch dunphy et al in glorious HD. wouldnt that be awesome?

Hotblack Desiato Registered User
#592

Johnny Johnson said:
The use of the "quid" carried over from the days of the punt. I know of a lot of people that use it.


Incidentally, nobody ever called it 'punt' before the euro came in. Except the BBC.

warlikedave Registered User
#593

emo72 said:
speaking of euros, i was hoping this channel would be free to air for us in the 'public, cos we could watch dunphy et al in glorious HD. wouldnt that be awesome?


We dont have to worry about that yet since the rte dnnybrook studios are still broadcasting in SD

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Mr. Rabbit Registered User
#594

Johnny Johnson said:
The use of the "quid" carried over from the days of the punt. I know of a lot of people that use it.


Well, you learn something new every day then.

To be nonest, I'd never heard it being called a quid but there you go.

Mr. Rabbit Registered User
#595

ninja900 said:
Incidentally, nobody ever called it 'punt' before the euro came in. Except the BBC.


They did up here, BBC or not.

When going across the border we always had to get our "punts", although sterling was accepted.

Don't forget, ROI money was also acceptable currency in the north until the ROI broke the link with Sterling.

Hotblack Desiato Registered User
#596

You would have had a reason 'up there' to differentiate between the two different types of pounds. 'Down here' it was pounds (or in Dublinese, just 'pound', like officially it's 'euro' not 'euros'. 'Dat cost me ten powend' etc. )

I remember before the split you used to often find sterling coins in change here. That stopped quick enough after the break with sterling as people hoarded UK coins.

Mr. Rabbit Registered User
#597

ninja900 said:
You would have had a reason 'up there' to differentiate between the two different types of pounds. 'Down here' it was pounds (or in Dublinese, just 'pound', like officially it's 'euro' not 'euros'. 'Dat cost me ten powend' etc. )

I remember before the split you used to often find sterling coins in change here. That stopped quick enough after the break with sterling as people hoarded UK coins.


Yep, those were the days Ninja.

A good 50% of change up here was ROI money before the link was broken.

I think my parents still still have some of the old ROI coins that we collected, both pre and post decimalisation. Like UK money, some of them were worth more than their face value !

zg3409 Registered User
#598

warlikedave said:
Fair point indeed - do ye ever think it could develope into something more than saorview backup/copy? Don't twoway and onwave use the same hotspot for their sat internet? And will it ever be possible to have one dish with two different lnbs feeding 9e and 28.2e into sat box with no real issue? (will save a few bob since ye wouldnt need an outdoor ariel as well as a dish)


This can be done and is being done by people at the moment. Refer to the Saorsat thread. Kits are available on eBay.

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icdg Moderator
#599

Take the currency discussion elsewhere please...

Prowetod Registered User
#600

Sorry if it's been asked already. Can you get this in the UK?

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