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Unable to view RTE

  • 31-01-2021 9:54am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 5


    Hi,

    I have a Sony Bravia kd-55xe8596. I've tuned the digital TV channels and can view loads ike BBC etc but I can't view anything like RTE1, 2 and Jr. I get the error "selected service is scrambled or cannot be decoded". Can anyone advise on what I should do?

    Thanks!


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,395 ✭✭✭✭The Cush


    The Irish channels are encrypted on satellite and require a Sky subscription to view, an aerial pointing at a terrestrial transmitter will be required.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 Yiska


    The Cush wrote: »
    The Irish channels are encrypted on satellite and require a Sky subscription to view, an aerial pointing at a terrestrial transmitter will be required.

    Thanks, I have an aerial too. How do I get the TV to recognise that?


  • Registered Users Posts: 335 ✭✭NaFirinne


    Surely if we pay a TV license we should be able to view RTE without going through Sky or some other additional subscription to view.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 Yiska


    NaFirinne wrote: »
    Surely if we pay a TV license we should be able to view RTE without going through Sky or some other additional subscription to view.

    Yeah it's a bit silly. Strange that in Ireland I can only watch British TV channels easily!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,398 ✭✭✭KildareP


    NaFirinne wrote: »
    Surely if we pay a TV license we should be able to view RTE without going through Sky or some other additional subscription to view.

    You can with an aerial


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5 Yiska


    KildareP wrote: »
    You can with an aerial

    Could you explain how? I have an aerial and a satellite but I can't seem to make the TV recognise the aerial :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,398 ✭✭✭KildareP


    Yiska wrote: »
    Could you explain how? I have an aerial and a satellite but I can't seem to make the TV recognise the aerial :(

    You need to tune the terrestrial in separately.

    On my Bravia running Android I have its in Settings:
    Channel Setup → Digital Setup → Digital Tuning → Digital Auto Tuning

    Whereas satellite is:
    Channel Setup → Digital Setup → Satellite Set-up → Digital Satellite Tuning

    To be honest I found the built in tuners, particularly recording and EPG, aren't great so I went and got a dedicated box instead.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,685 ✭✭✭lertsnim


    NaFirinne wrote: »
    Surely if we pay a TV license we should be able to view RTE without going through Sky or some other additional subscription to view.

    Saorview


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,539 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78


    Viewing irish channels is also possible via the internet


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,329 ✭✭✭swoofer


    and how would be nice?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,539 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78


    swoofer wrote: »
    and how would be nice?

    if thats for me, i cant talk about the methods i use to do so on boards, but theyre common methods, iplayer apps from broadcasters can also be downloaded onto modern smart tv's, and streaming devices can also be used, connected to tv's, to do so


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