Shop around for a cheaper Saorview box
OVER 3,000 viewers a day are now switching to digital TV but prices vary for Saorview-approved equipment.
Prices for set top boxes range from €69 to €80 in leading electrical outlets countrywide.
Saorview agents estimate the cost of the changeover at €60, but warn that only Saorview-approved set top boxes should be purchased , as cheaper unapproved models on the market have 'caused problems' for viewers.
At Harvey Norman, in Cork, a Saorview-approved set top box retails at €69. In DID Electrical in Finglas, Dublin, the price is €80. Galway city-based Cunniffe Electric offers a Saorview approved box for €79.