At one time or another we’ve all experienced those autumn aerial woes. When it’s cold, windy and wet, most of us find some solace by plonking ourselves in front of the TV. The trouble is, we’re not the only ones to feel the effects of the wintery weather.
While we’re indoors clinging to a cup of tea, our poor TV aerials are up there exposed to the elements and flapping in the breeze. The result is a poor signal when you need it the most, right in the middle of the football, or dare we say, Downton Abbey.
The Lifespan of Your TV Aerial
A TV aerial is certainly not just for Christmas, but it’s not for life either. Good quality TV aerials tend to last between 10 and 20 years, but rooftop installations can be affected by the elements over time. If your picture quality is poor – despite your television equipment being tuned correctly – your TV aerial is likely to need some attention from a professional installer.
Other Factors that can Affect Your Signal
Before getting in touch with your local installers, it’s important to check that the poor picture quality is due to your TV aerial. These are our top tips:
- Check the coverage you receive in your area and the channels that should be available at your address using this coverage checker.
- Always check that the interconnects between your TV, recorder or other devices, and the cabling for your aerial, is in good condition.
- Remove any unnecessary aerial amplifiers or splitters which can overload the equipment or make it receive too little signal.
The Modern Solution
If you experience missing channels or picture break-up then rather than suffering in silence, get in touch with a specialist TV aerial installation company. They will be able to repair, relocate, realign and install new aerials to an extremely high quality. Modern TV aerials are designed to withstand even the very worst weather conditions. This includes everything from the aerials themselves down to the brackets.
Still Having Reception Problems?
It’s time to get in touch with the pros. At Digital Dimensions, our expert engineers have the knowledge, skills and experience to install your new TV aerial without causing any disruption to your home. To book an appointment, please get in touch with Digital Dimensions today.