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9 things we'll miss about old-school Aertel

The digital switchover means the traditional colour-on-black pages will be a thing of the past. Here’s what we’ll miss.
Oct 6th 2012, 9:16 AM 15,553 38

THE SWITCH-OFF of the analogue TV signal is now only just over a fortnight away – meaning we’re now in the final month of the traditional Aertel service.

Though Aertel lives on in the Saorview world, its newer incarnation is a fancy interactive version which is much more in keeping with the 21st century – but far removed from the glitchy, blocky wonder that we all grew up with.

So, to mark the departure of old-school teletext from Ireland, we thought we’d recap some of the things we’ll really miss about the old version.

God speed, you black beauty.

Screengrabs, except where indicated otherwise, from RTÉ.ie. The online version of white-on-black Aertel is also being killed off from October 24. Sob.

Explainer: What is Saorview, and what do you need to do about it?

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