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December 19, 2014

TvTrade.ie is Now FreeTV.ie


Just a quick note to say to all our customers, tvtrade.ie is now FreeTV.ie.  It’s just one of many exciting changes coming down the line in the coming months.

You will still get all the same great videos, information, prices for all you Free TV equipment.




Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , — Dave Maher @ 3:56 pm


December 15, 2014

Christmas 2014 Opening Hours & Deliveries

Please see below for our Christmas and New Years opening hours and delivery schedule


  • All orders for shipping must be placed by 4.30pm on December 22nd
  • Delivery by Fastway will take place on December 23rd & 24th aswell
  • Fastway’s next collection from us will be on January 2nd and delivery will be from January 3rd

Depot Opening

  • We are open as normal up to 1pm on December 24th
  • We are open on December 30th all day
  • We will open again on January 2nd all day

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2015.

Thank you for all your support in 2014

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Dave Maher @ 9:07 am


October 6, 2014

ITV Be Coming October 8th 2014


ITV are launching a new channel at 7pm on October 8th 2014.  The new channel is called ITV Be.

It will be a dedicated ITV channel for entertainment and lifestyle programming from the UK and USA.

It can be tuned in on Free to Air boxes on the following settings

  • Frequency: 10758
  • Polarity: V (Vertical)
  • Symbol Rate: 22000


Filed under: Frequency Changes — Tags: , , , , — Dave Maher @ 9:43 am


We Have Moved

We Have Moved

The location our our new warehouse is eCom Park, Botley Lane, Portarlington, Co. Laois

You can find a map to our warehouse here



Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Dave Maher @ 8:59 am


September 29, 2014

The Irish Satellite & Aerial Show 2014


Don’t miss this great event which is being run by the Irish Satellite and Aerial Association (ISAA).

Date: 11th of November 2014
Venue: City North Hotel
Address: Gormanstown, Co. Dublin

The even it open to both the public and the trade and is very much focused on the needs of Irish installers and the Irish public. ISAA are supplying satellite and terrestrial feeds which will allow the large number of exhibitors to display working set top boxes, TVs etc.

There has never been an event like this before in Ireland bringing together all the best of the Irish TV & Audio Visual industry at a single event.

We will be exhibiting our range of products at the event, so if you would like to see the very latest in the TV industry, why not pop along and check us out.


Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Dave Maher @ 1:52 pm


April 14, 2014

Easter 2014 Opening Hours

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a happy Easter.

Opening Hours & Collections

  • Friday 18th April : 7.30am – 6pm (As Normal)
  • Saturday 19th April: 8.00-9.30am (As Normal)
  • Easter Monday 21st April : Closed


  • Fastway Couriers will be delivering as normal on ‘Good Friday’
  • Fastway will not be collecting on Friday – First delivery next week will be Wednesday 23rd April


Filed under: News — Tags: , — Dave Maher @ 12:21 pm


March 3, 2014

How to Tune in ITV 1 HD on Free to Air Box

At the end of February 2014, the frequency settings changed for the ITV HD channels.  This would have included the likes of ITV HD London and ITV HD Granada.  These will need to be tuned back in on your free to air receiver.

The video above shows how to tune these channels back on on a Xoro 9000+ Combo Receiver.  The procedure should be similar on most boxes and the settings should be the same.

The settings you need are below…

  • Frequency: 11097
  • Sysmbol Rate: 23000
  • Polarity: Vertical (V)

As always, if you have bought a box from us in the past, you can look at the video user manuals for any box we have ever sold in the technical section of our website.  Once you have found your box in the list, just click into it and look for the video named something like, how to perform a manual scan or how to add a transponder.


Filed under: Frequency Changes — Tags: , , , , , , — Dave Maher @ 8:32 am


February 11, 2014

UTV Ireland To Be Added To Irish Channels Lineup

It was annouced in the past few days that a new channel is coming to Irish TV.  UTV Ireland will be added to the current range of Irish channels in January 2015.  What this will mean, apart from an extra channel, is that from that point on, certain TV shows such as Corrie and Emerdale will be exclusively broadcast on UTV Ireland, meaning that TV3 will loose these shows.

UTV Ireland
At this point there is no word on whether UTV Ireland will be broadcast on Saorsat aswell but I’d say this will be unlikely as there would be substantial additional costs involved.

Have a read of the press release below for more information.

John McCann, Group Chief Executive, UTV Media plc said:

“We are delighted by the BAI’s announcement today to enter into negotiations on the terms of our television contract for UTV Ireland.

“The audience in Ireland has known the UTV brand for more than 50 years through our station for Northern Ireland and our market leading Irish radio stations. We look forward to building on that success with the launch of UTV Ireland in January 2015.”

Michael Wilson, Managing Director, UTV Television said:

“As we enter these negotiations, we look forward to bringing Irish viewers a wonderful new viewing experience in January 2015, utilising the existing UTV winning formula of combining high quality news, current affairs, entertainment and drama.”

The new channel will be based in Dublin with additional newsgathering and reporting presence in Cork, Galway, Waterford and Limerick.

The contract to be negotiated between the BAI and UTV Ireland Limited is provided for under section 71 of the Irish Broadcasting Act 2009.

Filed under: Saorview — Tags: , — Dave Maher @ 1:53 pm


December 18, 2013

Christmas Deliveries, Opening Hours & Collections

Firstly, we’d like to wish all our valued TvTrade.ie customers very happy Christmas and extend our best wishes for 2014.  Thank you for your custom throughout 2013. We appreciate it.

Christmas Opening Hours

  • 23rd December: 7.30am to 6pm
  • 24th-29th December: Closed
  • 30th December: 8am to 2pm
  • 31st December: Closed


  • Last orders for delivery must be placed by 4.30pm on 20th December (For delivery up to Monday 23rd December)
  • Next collection by our couriers will then be 2nd January
Filed under: News — Tags: — Dave Maher @ 3:48 pm


December 16, 2013

RTE One HD Now Broadcasting on Saorview

Saorview Channels

A little while ago, the folks at Saorview, asked that people would retune their Saorview boxes.  This was primarily for two reasons.

  • The Saorview service was moving to a multi mux setup
  • This in turn would enable more HD channels to be added to the Saorview lineup

To that end, today the 16th December 2013, RTE One HD has now started broadcasting.  This launch of RTE One HD is timed to coincide with the Christmas period and from the Saorview press release, it looks like there will be plenty of films in HD to watch when you are getting stuck into the last of the turkey sandwiches!!!

Kung Fu Panda 2, Shrek Forever After, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Bridesmaids, Robin Hood, Avatar, Up and the Indiana Jones series will all be broadcast in stunning high definition over the Christmas period according to the Saorview team.

Now all they need to provide us with is the rennie 🙂

Filed under: Saorview — Tags: , , , , — Dave Maher @ 9:40 am


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