TV Aerial Choices and Installation Tips

Many of the issues customers report to us turn out to be related to their previous installation of an aerial system or satellite. To get decent TV reception, you need to get the right signal. view publisher site
Set top aerials are not recommended as they rarely offer successful outcomes.
Installation Advice for TV Aerials and Satellites. Here are some of our best TV aerial/satellite installation tips:
Buy the right aerial for your transmitter in your field. A branded aerial that has been tested and proven to be of high quality would include a guarantee of both performance and construction quality.
Ensure that it is securely installed, aligned correctly and has the right polarisation (elements vertical or horizontal).
If you live along a main road, choose an aerial that includes a balun matching system to help minimise interference from passing traffic.
Mount the outdoor aerial and up as far as possible. In the United Kingdom, the television network is planned to be received using outdoor aerials. Loft aerials are only successful if the signals are clear and the loft is clutter-free. Any roofing materials can make loft aerials much less powerful and more vulnerable to intrusion of some kinds. Wet tiles will make it even worse. If you have a direct line-of-sight to the transmitter, indoor aerials seldom perform well.
Keep it well open, with other aerials and metalwork of at least 75cm.
Stop steering into nearby trees.
For the down-lead (e.g. satellite-grade double-screened co-axial cable), use the highest quality cable you can, secure it to the pole and route it into the home so that it doesn’t fly around in the wind. Keep it as short as possible, avoid sharp bends around corners and under tiles etc. Cables that have been CAI* bench-marked will come with a consistency guarantee.
If your reception has recently been declining, review the following:
You should repair it if the aerial looks damaged or bent.
Have it re-aligned and protected if your aerial seems to have moved but is otherwise undamaged.
Replace your down-lead if it is broken, wet, or turning green within the plug.
If your aerial is over 10 years old, because of corrosion, its efficiency may have decreased. This is normal in coastal areas, where an aerial’s useful life may be less than ten years. Consider substituting it, and at the same time, the down-lead.
The bulk of what has been said also applies to satellite installation.
If they are not firmly fixed, satellite dishes can move and can be destroyed in exposed locations by wind and debris. Loose cables are able to travel about and split eventually.

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