Why aren’t I getting a good TV signal?
There are multiple potential causes for this, the first being the location, there are many different kinds of TV aerial you can choose from including the likes of the indoor TV aerial, the outdoor TV aerial, and the loft aerial. All of these have their own respective methods of installations along with their pros and their cons. We recommend you choosing a TV aerial depending on your location. If you opt for an indoor aerial you will need to live nearby to a transmitter and inside a good signal area. A loft or outdoor TV aerial, on the other hand, works better in weaker signal areas.
Installing an indoor TV aerial
This is by far the easiest type for installation, all it takes is plugging into the aerial net to the TV. You may find that the signal is fuzzy or has static. It’s best to keep a direct line to the transmitter, so don’t let the aerial get obstructed by any metal objects that may impede the signal. If the picture still isn’t perfect then put it as high as you can or on top of the window, rotate and experiment until you have a clear picture. Always remember to rerun the channel scan every time you reposition in order to try and get it to line up.
Extremely easy to set up just to connect the coax cable to the TV. This is followed by a very simple channel scan, and viola you’re away.
It has a minimal cost associated with it, and you can move the TV into any room you want without any trouble whatsoever!
However this does not work in most places, if you live in an area with weak signal then you will not be able to do this!
Concrete walls can interfere with the reception.
Installing an outdoor TV aerial
Outdoor TV aerial installation requires more work. You need to ensure you take into consideration the safety rules when installing to an area on the roof or side of your house. The instructions have to be followed to the letter. In order to find the right position that the TV aerial has to be positioned in, you will have to refer to what your neighbours have done. All aerials will be facing the transmitted. The picture needs to be checked before fixing it in place – you should get a professional to do the job, otherwise you could have a serious problem. It is worth every penny to ensure that the job is done safely, well and professionally.
Includes stronger and better quality TV signal. It works very well in areas which have low signal or are far away from the transmitter.
Installation requires more work than a loft or an indoor aerial as you need to attach the outdoor aerial to your outside wall or chimney for that matter.
The exercise includes connecting the TV to the aerial as well as drilling a hole in the wall for the long cable to go through
It’s also an expensive option.
A loft TV aerial;
The TV aerial is installed in position inside your roof following some instructions, again this can be done professionally. Consider where it is positioned. After all you don’t want to smash your head against it every single time you get in the loft – it is important that you choose somewhere which is both convenient and gives good signal.
It’s easier to install than an outdoor aerial – no one needs to climb onto the roof.
It stays better intact than an outside aerial and it is not exposed to the elements so maintenance is less important.
The signal is not as good as an outside aerial thanks to the roof blocking some of the signals.
It does not work if you have a metal roof.