Several special points.

Some channels are part time and share the “real” channel with another. e.g. CBBC/BBC3 and CBeebies/BBC4. Other channels are simply part time. So on a Generic receiver you may need to scan at different times or days.

All HD receivers have DVB-S2, except some older PC cards. Even if you have no HDTV. the SCART socket will give you HD channels “downsampled” to SD better quality than the SD version of a Channel.

Parameters to manually add channels are at Lyngsat for 28E

BBC iPlayer, ITV player and all Internet feeds will generally not work in Ireland as this isn’t from Satellite, but “geo locked” UK Internet/Broaband even if your box has a network connection.

Types of Receiver

Some Freesat boxes have DiSEqC to select more than one Satellite if you have a suitable feed system. Most do not.  Sky Boxes do not have any such feature. Generic Satellite receivers do usually have DiSEqC, with some having USALS motor control.

  1. Sky SD Box: Only gets SD channels. Some channels missing from EPG depending on Card or LAST card or First Card used. Most “missing” SD channels not using DVB-S2 can be manually added. Add too many and it may “forget” all of the extra channels. Obsolete. Injects any Teletext for TV to Decode. Only Sky Interactive, but BBC has Sky version of their Interactive.
  2. Sky HD Box: Gets SD & HD channels. Some channels missing from EPG depending on Card or LAST card or First Card used. Some HD channels are same number as they are on SD but others a different number. While an HD box does receive DVB-2 channels, only channels that use same parameters as available on SD Sky can be added. Add too many and it may “forget” all of the extra channels. Injects any Teletext for TV to Decode. Only Sky Interactive, but BBC has Sky version of their Interactive. Newer versions have no TV RF out.
  3. Freesat SD Box: Only gets SD channels. Some channels missing from EPG depending on Post Code Entered (BBC London Radio). Also many FTA specialist & Shopping channels are not on the EPG. Any FTA  channel that is SD and not using DVB-S2 can be manually added.  Obsolete. No Teletext, , but has MHEG5 Interactive (BBC. ITV). Many have no RF out.
  4. Freesat HD Box: Gets SD & HD channels. Some channels missing from EPG depending on Post Code Entered (BBC London Radio). Also many FTA specialist & Shopping channels are not on the EPG. Any FTA  channel that is using 28E can be manually added. No Teletext, but has MHEG5 Interactive.  RF out rare.
  5. Generic SD Box: Now Obsolete. Only gets free SD channels that don’t use DVB-S2. All channels are manually “scanned” and added. A “NIT” scan may add missing transponders. If  Transponders are missing on the list then channels will be missing. Only decodes Free channels. May Erroneously add some HD channels as TV or Radio, but if they do anything it will be sound only. Often will show Teletext on video, no TV support needed. Usually no MHEG5. RF out rare.
  6. Generic HD Box: Gets all free  SD  & HD channels.  All channels are manually “scanned” and added. A “NIT” scan may add missing transponders. If  Transponders are missing on the list then channels will be missing. Only decodes Free channels. May Erroneously add some HD channels as TV or Radio, but if they do anything it will be sound only. Often will show Teletext on video, no TV support needed. Usually no MHEG5. Usually no RF out.
  7. PC Satellite Card: SD or HD and DiSEqC depends on software. Most don’t have enough power for Motor Control.  Many HD channels and some newer SD channels use DVB-S2. Older design cards are only DVB-S. Teletext, MHEG5 and even Freesat EPG information are all software options. Linux, Windows XP or Windows 7 (not sensibly OS X, Vista or Win 8.x).  Needs high end Graphics card for ANY video, most but not all Graphics cards with HDMI can drive an HDTV. Driving an non-HD TV is usually impossible. Any Monitor / Graphics combination that can’t do 50FPS or 100FPS gives severe Motion Artefacts. Laptops are usually totally unsuitable.

List of Channels 30th May 2014

Here are the free channels actually received in Ireland 30th May 2014.

KEY:

FTA: My own personal Channel Numbers. SD only Philco Generic Receiver with “NIT = On, Free” scan settings.

FreeS: Freesat HD (checked on a Sagem Freesat HD box postcode BT1 1AA = Belfast?)

Sky: Sky (checked on a Sky SD box that thinks it is Northern Ireland)

Some totally pointless channels left out (You have Internet).

FTA FreeS Sky Name Sat AV Genre
10 724 0107 Absolute 28E R Pop Music
12 725 0200 Absolute 80s 28E R Pop Music
9 0203 Absolute 90s 28E R Pop Music
11 0201 Absolute CR 28E R Pop Music
27 707 0120 BBC 6 Music 28E R Music
31 709 0119 BBC Asian Network 28E R General
26 718 BBC London 94.9 (London only) 28E R General
56 706 0144 BBC R5 Live Sports Extra 28E R Sport
47 700 0101 BBC Radio 1 28E R Pop Music
48 701 0137 BBC Radio 1 Xtra (BBC R1X) 28E R Pop Music
49 702 0102 BBC Radio 2 28E R Music
50 703 0103 BBC Radio 3 28E R Music
51 708 0131 BBC Radio 4 Extra 28E R General
52 704 0104 BBC Radio 4 FM 28E R General
53 710 0143 BBC Radio 4 LW 28E R General
54 705 0105 BBC Radio 5 Live (BBC R5L) 28E R Sport
42 715 0154 BBC Radio Cymru 28E R General
46 713 0139 BBC Radio nan Gaidheal 28E R General
43 712 0116 BBC Radio Scotland MW 28E R General
44 716 0118 BBC Radio Ulster 28E R General
45 714 0117 BBC Radio Wales VHF 28E R General
57 711 0115 BBC World Service 28E R General
60 786 0211 BFBS Radio 28E R General
80 720 0114 Capital Extra 28E R Pop Music
79 719 0109 Capital FM 28E R Pop Music
85 721 0106 Classic FM 28E R Music
101 0169 Desi 28E R Special
102 0105 Diamond 28E R Special
111 0147 ETWN 1 28E R Religion
112 ETWN 2 28E R Religion
136 722 0121 Gold 28E R Pop Music
142 733 0111 Heart 28E R Pop Music
152 777 0188 Insight Radio 28E R Special
157 729 0202 Jazz FM 28E R Music
0205 Kamshi Radio 28E R Special
163 0151 Khushkhabri 28E R Special
164 0178 Kiss 38E R Pop Music
168 734 0112 LBC Now 28E R Special
167 734 0124 LBC Radio 28E R Special
170 0186 Liberty 28E R Special
182 0180 Magic 28E R Pop Music
212 0210 Newstalk 28E R I News
199 NKWA 28E R Special
260 0130 Panjab 28E R Special
262 730 0110 Planet Rock 28E R Pop Music
365 753 0166 Raidió na Gaeltachta 28E R I Special
464 0207 Rainbow 28E R Special
364 752 0165 RTÉ Lyric FM 28E R I Music
366 750 0160 RTÉ Radio 1 28E R I General
363 751 0164 RTÉ Radio 2 FM 28E R I Pop Music
509 732 0128 Smooth Radio UK 28E R Music
510 0129 Solar Radiio 28E R Pop Music
512 0150 Sukh Sager 28E R Special
618 731 0108 talkSPORT 28E R Sport
526 0146 The Arrow 28E R Pop Music
521 790 0138 TWR 28E R Religion
520 0134 UCB Bible 28E R Religion
532 0135 UCB Gospel 28E R Religion
533 0136 UCB Inspiration 28E R Religion
534 0214 UCB Ireland 28E R Religion
536 0125 UCB UK 28E R Religion
586 0112 WRN Europe 28E R General
590 723 0113 XFM 28E R Pop Music
FTA FreeS Sky Name Sat AV Genre
14 127 140 4seven 28E T Entertainment
18 131 176 5* 28E T Entertainment
16 129 174 5USA 28E T Entertainment
17 130 219 5USA +1 28E T Entertainment
108 101 BBC 1 (BBC 1 HD in England) 28E T Entertainment
101 101 BBC 1 HD (BBC 1 in England) 28E T Entertainment
112 110 143 BBC Alba 28E T Entertainment
114 148 116 BBC Four (CBeebies) 28E T Entertainment
107 BBC Four HD 28E T Entertainment
137 147 115 BBC Three (CBBC) 28E T Entertainment
106 BBC Three HD 28E T Entertainment
109 102 BBC Two 28E T Entertainment
102 102 BBC Two HD 28E T Entertainment
145 182 BEN 28E T Entertainment
147 140 187 BET 28E T Entertainment
146 141 190 BET+1 28E T Entertainment
845 C4 l 28E T Entertainment
178 137 148 CBS Action 28E T Entertainment
179 134 149 CBS Drama 28E T Entertainment
180 135 146 CBS Reality 28E T Entertainment
181 136 147 CBS Reality +1 28E T Entertainment
211 145 145 Challenge 28E T Entertainment
213 164 Challenge +1 28E T Entertainment
217 104 104 Channel 4 28E T Entertainment
218 121 135 Channel 4 + 1 28E T Entertainment
126 Channel 4 HD 28E T Entertainment
219 105 105 Channel 5 28E T Entertainment
220 128 177 Channel 5+1 28E T Entertainment
221 132 175 Channel 5+24 28E T Entertainment
264 122 136 E4 28E T Entertainment
846 e4 28E T Entertainment
265 123 137 E4 + 1 28E T Entertainment
851 138 319 Horror Channel 28E T Entertainment
850 139 320 Horror Channel +1 28E T Entertainment
364 103 103 ITV (local Regon) 28E T Entertainment
391 ITV Border 28E T Entertainment
392 ITV Wales 28E T Entertainment
381 112 ITV+1 28E T Entertainment
393 113 118 ITV2 28E T Entertainment
394 114 179 ITV2+1 28E T Entertainment
395 115 119 ITV3 28E T Entertainment
396 116 180 ITV3+1 28E T Entertainment
397 117 120 ITV4 28E T Entertainment
398 118 205 ITV4+1 28E T Entertainment
399 ITVi Stream 28E T Entertainment
486 124 138 More4 28E T Entertainment
487 125 139 More4 + 1 28E T Entertainment
519 199 OH TV 28E T Entertainment
549 144 152 Pick 28E T Entertainment
552 153 Pick +1 28E T Entertainment
618 198 Reailty 28E T Entertainment
535 120 134 S4C Digidol 28E T Entertainment
664 STV 28E T Entertainment
782 142 184 True Entertainment 28E T Entertainment
789 103 103 UTV (HD/SD Regional) 28E T Entertainment
119 UTV / STV / ITV HD/SD 28E T Entertainment
796 146 357 Viva 28E T Entertainment
FTA FreeS Sky Name Sat AV Genre
137 607 613 CBBC (BBC 3) 28E T Kids
600 CBBC HD 28E T Kids
114 608 614 CBeebies (BBC4) 28E T Kids
601 CBeebies HD 28E T Kids
602 621 CITV 28E T Kids
440 606 627 Kix 28E T Kids
532 603 616 POP 28E T Kids
555 604 625 POPGirl 28E T Kids
776 605 617 Tiny Pop 28E T Kids
625 Tiny Pop +1 28E T Kids
232 651 539 Community 28E T Lifestyle
311 403 251 Food Network 28E T LifeStyle
312 404 262 Food Network+1 28E T LifeStyle
849 409 284 Holiday & Cruise 28E T LifeStyle
351 280 Horse & Country 28E T Lifestyle
405 401 212 Information TV 28E T LifeStyle
295 Information TV +1 28E T LifeStyle
688 400 191 IrishTV / Showcase 28E T LifeStyle
490 203 My Channel 28E T Lifestyle
689 402 191 Showcase 2 28E T LifeStyle
690 292 Showcase 24 / 2+1 28E T LifeStyle
786 408 449 The Active Channel 28E T LifeStyle
779 405 252 Travel Channel 28E T LifeStyle
778 263 Travel Channel +1 28E T LifeStyle
308 410 292 Film On TV 28E T Movie
306 300 315 Film4 28E T Movie
307 301 316 Film4 + 1 28E T Movie
869 143 185 More>Movies 28E T Movie
186 More>Movies +1 28E T Movie
861 304 325 Movies4Men 28E T Movie
860 305 326 Movies4Men +1 28E T Movie
781 183 True Drama 28E T Movie
783 302 321 True Movies 1 28E T Movie
784 303 322 True Murder /Movies 2 28E T Movie
50 519 Arise News English 28E T News
76 203 514 Al Jazeera Eng 28E T News
115 212 503 BBC News 28E T News
200 BBC News HD 28E T News
134 201 504 BBC Parliament 28E T News
166 208 502 Bloomberg TV 28E T News
184 211 510 CCTV News 28E T News
193 210 505 CNBC 28E T News
196 515 CNC World 28E T News
199 207 506 CNN 28E T News
848 517 eNCA Africa 28E T News
288 204 508 Euronews 28E T News
296 205 513 France 24 28E T News
320 825 Geo News 28E T News
515 573 News 18 India 28E T News
209 NHK World HD 28E T News
581 512 Russia Today 28E T News
206 Russia Today HD 28E T News
692 202 501 Sky News 28E T News
696 855 Sky News Arabic 28E T News
745 572 TVC News 28E T News
FTA FreeS Sky Name Sat AV Genre
110 504 781 B4U Music 28E T Pop Music
6 506 376 Bliss 28E T Pop Music
176 517 388 Capital TV 28E T Pop Music
222 385 Channel AKA 28E T Pop Music
226 503 372 Chart Show Dance 28E T Pop Music
225 500 365 Chart Show TV 28E T Pop Music
230 510 383 Clubland TV 28E T Pop Music
309 502 374 Flava 28E T Pop Music
344 516 387 Heart TV 28E T Pop Music
345 520 364 Heat 28E T Pop Music
436 524 368 Kerrang! 28E T Pop Music
424 518 361 Kiss 28E T Pop Music
472 523 363 Magic 28E T Pop Music
508 512 378 NOW Music 28E T Pop Music
553 370 Planet Pop 28E T Pop Music
868 189 Propeller 28E T Pop Music
682 367 Scuzz 28E T Pop Music
697 521 367 Smash Hits 28E T Pop Music
706 505 371 Starz TV 28E T Pop Music
768 519 359 The Box 28E T Pop Music
772 501 366 The Vault 28E T Pop Music
811 515 369 Vintage TV 28E T Pop Music
841 509 789 Zing 28E T Pop Music
115 951 968 BBC 1 Channel Islands 28E T Regional
118 953 961 BBC 1 East (E) 28E T Regional
118 954 962 BBC 1 East (W) 28E T Regional
116 952 960 BBC 1 East Midlands 28E T Regional
132 967 957 BBC 1 East Yorks & Lincs 28E T Regional
972 BBC 1 HD 28E T Regional
120 950 954 BBC 1 London 28E T Regional
122 956 955 BBC 1 North East & Cumbria 28E T Regional
121 955 958 BBC 1 North West 28E T Regional
123 957 101 BBC 1 Northern Ireland 28E T Regional
978 BBC 1 NI HD 28E T Regional
124 958 965 BBC 1 Oxford 28E T Regional
127 960 951 BBC 1 Scotland 28E T Regional
973 BBC 1 Scotland HD 28E T Regional
128 961 964 BBC 1 South 28E T Regional
125 959 963 BBC 1 South East 28E T Regional
126 962 967 BBC 1 South West 28E T Regional
130 964 952 BBC 1 Wales 28E T Regional
976 BBC 1 Wales HD 28E T Regional
131 965 966 BBC 1 West 28E T Regional
129 963 959 BBC 1 West Midlands 28E T Regional
133 966 956 BBC 1 Yorks 28E T Regional
138 968 969 BBC 2 England 28E T Regional
139 969 102 BBC 2 Northern Ireland 28E T Regional
140 970 970 BBC 2 Scotland 28E T Regional
141 971 971 BBC 2 Wales 28E T Regional
273 BBC ETV1 28E T Regional
274 BBC ETV2 28E T Regional
275 BBC ETV5 28E T Regional
276 BBC ETV6 28E T Regional
136 981 BBC RB1 28E T Regional
845 974 974 Channel 4 28E T Regional
975 975 Channel 4 + 1 28E T Regional
977 973 ITV London (HD via red button) 28E T Regional
FTA FreeS Sky Name Sat AV Genre
164 649 Best Direct 28E T Shopping
233 811 668 Craft Extra (was Deal) 28E T Shopping
234 813 671 Create & Craft 28E T Shopping
330 805 651 Gems TV 28E T Shopping
347 821 648 High Street TV 28E T Shopping
348 656 High Street TV 2 / Extra 28E T Shopping
401 810 651 Ideal Extra 28E T Shopping
401 812 644 Ideal World 28E T Shopping
415 815 650 Jewellery Channel 28E T Shopping
416 807 655 JewelleryMaker 28E T Shopping
411 808 541 JML Direct 28E T Shopping
539 659 Paver Shoes 28E T Shopping
563 800 640 QVC 28E T Shopping
564 816 658 QVC Beauty 28E T Shopping
565 814 667 QVC Extra 28E T Shopping
566 818 683 QVC Style 28E T Shopping
522 647 Retail TV 28E T Shopping
625 817 666 Rocks and Co1 28E T Shopping
765 820 660 Thane Direct 28E T Shopping
767 653 The Boutique 28E T Shopping
769 681 The Dept Store 28E T Shopping
770 682 The Mall 28E T Shopping
771 809 642 The Store (was JML Living) 28E T Shopping
780 803 646 Tristar 28E T Shopping
735 806 643 TV Shop 28E T Shopping
738 804 TV Warehouse+ 28E T Shopping
24 818 AAJ TAK 28E T Special
27 290 ABN TV 28E T Special
28 817 ABP News 28E T Special
60 796 Abu Dhabi TV 28E T Special
61 209 Africa 28E T Special
64 836 Ahiebait TV 28E T Special
65 842 Ahiulbayt TV 28E T Special
66 858 Akaal Channel 28E T Special
54 804 Ary QTV 28E T Special
56 806 Ary World 28E T Special
59 849 Asthsa 28E T Special
57 827 ATN Banga UK 28E T Special
158 786 Bangla TV 28E T Special
162 593 Believe TV 28E T Special
152 571 Bon TV 28E T Special
170 833 Brit Asia TV 28E T Special
176 517 388 Capital TV 28E T Special
190 934 Channel 9 TV 28E T Special
223 844 Channel i 28E T Special
191 814 CHSTV 28E T Special
201 662 829 Colors 28E T Special
231 Commonwealth 28E T Special
240 691 584 Daystar TV 28E T Special
245 802 DM plus TV 28E T Special
277 589 EWTN 28E T Special
292 282 Fab TV 28E T Special
300 591 Faith World 28E T Special
310 578 Flow TV 28E T Special
321 824 Geo Tez 28E T Special
FTA FreeS Sky Name Sat AV Genre
332 832 Glory TV 28E T Special
322 694 580 God Channel 28E T Special
334 588 Gospel Channel 28E T Special
345 803 Hidajat TV 28E T Special
343 859 HUM Europe 28E T Special
406 690 587 Inspiration TV 28E T Special
356 826 IQRA TV 28E T Special
407 693 813 Islam Channel 28E T Special
422 592 KICC TV 28E T Special
454 798 Lamhe 28E T Special
20 LBC -8039 28E T Special
445 LBP TV 28E T Special
450 586 Loveworld TV 28E T Special
461 Lucky Star 28E T Special
471 838 Madani Channel 28E T Special
463 793 MATV Nations 28E T Special
862 787 MTA Muslim TV 28E T Special
517 819 Noor TV 28E T Special
510 852 NTV 28E T Special
524 594 Olive TV 28E T Special
526 785 PCNE Chinese 28E T Special
541 820 Peace TV 28E T Special
542 821 Peace TV Urdu 28E T Special
534 822 PTC Punjabi 28E T Special
536 810 PTV Global 28E T Special
537 792 PTV Prime 28E T Special
620 801 Record TV 28E T Special
871 692 581 Revelation 28E T Special
624 661 831 Rishtey 28E T Special
673 843 Samas Samaa 28E T Special
674 847 Sanget 28E T Special
691 840 Sikh Channel 28E T Special
702 695 597 Sonlife 28E T Special
655 660 Sony SAB 28E T Special
759 845 Takbeer TV 28E T Special
710 696 583 TBN Europe 28E T Special
728 857 TV99 Islamic World 28E T Special
786 585 UCB TV 28E T Special
791 828 Ummah TV 28E T Special
787 797 UMP Movies 28E T Special
794 664 V Channel 28E T Special
810 805 Venus TV 28E T Special
813 218 Vox Africa 28E T Special
831 590 Word Network 28E T Special
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