Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Resolving Your Digital Antenna Issues

Having problems with your television reception? Not being able to pick up channels you should be receiving? If these are the kind of issues you are having with your television antenna, then not to worry, there are a host of options available to solve your issues. Narrowing down the faults in your system may seem like a headache to undertake, but with a little patience and with the aid of a professional, you will have your television up and running in no time. 

poor TV reception

Since the big switch off of analogue signals went national late last year, many people have yet to catch up with the different technology involved with digital terrestrial television. Whilst the premise is still the same, the technology has moved on and brought with it a whole host of new problems. One of the main problems people suffer from is through loss of signal.

Common reception issues 

In the past where a poor antenna signal results in a snowy or fuzzy picture, digital television is an all or nothing service in which if your television reception is too poor you will not even see a picture. This can be especially annoying to viewers considering digital television has meant that multiple television stations reside within a frequency that took the place of a single analogue channel. This can mean a loss of multiple channels with just a simple fault.

Common reception issues
A professional digital antenna installation engineer will be able to direct you in the right direction, with a host of problem solving options to choose from. You may need to upgrade your antenna to a digitally approved digital antenna to receive a good picture,  or you may have to upgrade old caballing around your home. If you live in an area where reception is an issue due to environmental factors, then you may need to upgrade to a wide band antenna to achieve a great signal.

professional digital antenna installer
A digital antenna installation professional will be able to go through your personal set up and find faults in a matter of no time at all. By ticking off all the necessary points of common issues along your television signal route, an installer will be able to point you in the right direction to get your television back up and running.

It could be more than bad equipment

Environmental factors can come into play depending on your location. Most built up cities will be able to offer great reception to all, but with all perfect reception, comes certain black spots on the reception map. These can be found behind large office buildings, near radio masts, hills and other natural features that will block your signal. In these instances, signal boosters can be applied to your existing system at a moderate cost to further improve your reception.

fuzzy reception
In some instances, you may be receiving your digital television signal from multiple broadcast locations which is a common problem for those who live on the outskirts of town. Choosing a high gain or wideband antenna may help to solve your issues, along with signal boosters to help achieve a greater overall signal. The benefits of digital terrestrial television far outweigh the analogue option of before, and with so many channels and rich content featured from your favourite broadcasters, it’s time to resolve your signal problems.

bad reception for weather
A digital antenna installation professional will be able to point you in the right location when it comes to boosting your signal, upgrading your existing antenna to a high gain version as well as giving you advice on cable routing around your home. If it is jargon-free advice, a high quality installation and a professional finish you are after from your installer, ask for a quote today and you can start to enjoy your favourite shows with a perfect signal again.

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