What Saorview will really cost you

WHEN the analogue signal is switched off on October 24, television viewers will need to access a digital signal via one of these options:

• Saorview set-top box. €60 to €100 once-off fee, plus aerial installation (if required), which will cost €120 to €160.

• Saorsat dish, set-top box and installation. €240 once-off fee.

• Combi box (for both the Irish stations and the British freeview stations). €180 once-off fee for the box, plus rooftop aerial and satellite installation of €370.

• A subscription TV service (Sky or UPC). This will cost from €300 to €1,320 per year, depending on the channels.