TV Reception

Television, that word is just music to many Australian’s ears. When we’ve had a long day at work, or have some free time, switching on the telly is usually the first thing we do. There is no thinking to be done, we just reach for that remote and the second that you sit on that couch, an instant sense of relaxation takes over. Calmness soon turns to anger when you find that the screen is fuzzy and your favourite program has been interrupted by the TV’s reception.

As much as we can’t be bothered with finding out the source of the issue and would rather switch off, the problem may not go away. We have some suggestions to try before contacting an antenna specialist.

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Many households experience reception issues relating to external interferences, they occur when signals from around your home are competing with your signal. Although this issue requires a technician’s assistance, diagnosing the problem early will help you solve the issue.

All homes with televisions should have an antenna installed on the roof, and we must emphasise the importance of having a good quality cable, as this can have a significant impact on the strength of your reception. We advise against getting up on the roof and assessing the situation, as this can place your life in serious danger.

At times, sometimes resetting the set box or television can make a huge difference. For those with Foxtel or any type of Pay TV, we suggest rebooting the system to see if that fixes the issue. Free to Air viewers might want to remove the antenna from the TV, then place it back into the socket.

It’s important that you do your research when looking for an antenna business, as it’s imperative that the best materials are used to prevent any issues from arising in the future.

All About Antennas

Antennas are an incredibly useful tool; remember when we thought analogue televisions were the best things to be invented? Or how about those two silver sticks made from metal on top of your boxed TV that would stick out like a sore thumb? Now a days, with a large majority of the population having digital TVs, many indoor antennas are now made-up of a single cord that provides your television with free-to-air stations.

Outdoor antennas, which are placed onto the roof of a home, are used to pick up frequency levels, allowing you to receive television signals. Its best to have an antenna outside of the building on the highest possible point, as it allows for the television signals to cover a large majority of the home.

 

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Multi directional antennas are best suited for areas that are heavy populated, and allow broadcast signals to be received from all directions. Picking up every signal, these antennas are also great for people who like to travel frequently, such as in caravans.

Directional antennas are best suited for people living in rural areas, picking up signals from a large distance away. Signals from these antennas only come from one direction, usually broadcasting from the nearest town.

As digital televisions are becoming a must in all homes, digital HD antennas are populating millions of homes around the world. These antennas provide high definition signals, bringing to your television outstanding pixel quality. It’s recommended that if you do own a HD TV, that you invest in one of these antennas.

Amplified antennas are a great way to enhance a signal in areas where it isn’t that strong.

Satellite dishes are usually placed on top of the roof, and are mostly used for those people who have pay TV. Usually the dish will be installed by a technician from the company providing the service, giving you hundreds of different channels to choose from.

As televisions progress, so do antennas, its best to ensure you have the antenna that best suits your TV and location.