Main USES of Ferguson Ariva 255 Combo Receiver
HD combo receiver for receiving both
Irish Digital Terrestrial TV (Saorview Channels)
Standard & HD UK Satellite Channels
Channel List (See List of Channels Tab) Includes
RTE 1, RTE 2, Virgin Media One, Virgin Media Two, TG4, Virgin Media Three, TG4, RTE One +1, RTEjr etc..
Need to tune Irish channels to your local transmitter (See video guides)
BBC 1,2,4, UTV, ITV 2,3,4, ITV be, Channel 4, More 4, E4, Film 4, Channel 4/7 etc..
Channel 5, CBS, Showcase, Food Channel, Travel Channel, EWTN, VIVA, Pick, Challenge, Dave, Home, Quest, Really etc..
CITV, CBBC, Cbeebies etc..
BBC News, Euro News, CNN, CNBC etc..
True Movies 1 & 2, True Drama, Horror Channel, Men & Movies etc
Huge Array of Music Channels
All +1 Channels Where Available
HD Channels include the following
BBC 1 HD, BBC 2 HD, BBC 4 HD, CBBC HD, Cbeebies HD, UTV HD, C4 HD, BBC News HD, RTE 1 HD, RTE 2 HD etc..
PVR Features – Add Recording with an External Hard drive
Equipment needed: 250GB, 320GB portable hard drive or mains powered drive (FAT32 formatting)
Allows viewer to pause & record live TV shows
Main ADVANTAGES of Ferguson Ariva 255 Combo Receiver
The Ferguson Ariva 255 does the job of both a HD satellite & digital terrestrial receiver in a single unit
Also you can watch Irish TV & record a programme on a UK satellite channel
You can watch a UK channel and record something on the Irish stations
Supports both standard & high definition transmissions
The Ferguson Ariva 255 is very competitively priced
It future proofs your investment by meeting all the latest HD standards
Has PVR features (ie.. Can Pause/Record live TV with addition of external storage device)
The Ferguson Ariva 255 has a DVB-T2 terrestrial tuner so it is not only suitable for Saorview, it will also work with Freeview HD from Northern Ireland
Nice Big Buttons on remote for older people
Extremely responsive remote
Main DISADVANTAGES of Ferguson Ariva 255 Combo Receiver
The Ferguson Ariva 255 does not support MHEG5 so no teletext on HD Terrestrial channels
More expensive than either a HD satellite receiver or a stand alone digital terrestrial receiver but cheaper than getting them separately
It does not have an RF out ie.. it is not possible to run the picture to an additional room unless you use either an external modulator or a TRI-Link (allows you to operate box with a sky eye from another room)