Find out about the 3 silent killers, ruining your TV signal!
Just about everyone loves watching TV, and there’s nothing more frustrating than when your picture starts breaking up, or dropping out. If you’ve been having problems with your TV signal, you are going to want to hear this…
Of course there are a number of reasons why you might not be getting excellent quality TV signal, but we’ve identified the TOP 3 silent, but deadly killers of your TV signal. You’ll want to check these out before your signal dies for good.
1. Death by loose / old connections...
Your TV and receiving system may be in dire need of a health check. Something as simple as a loose connector or damaged cable could be the cause of all your problems. Before spending money on new antennas or other signal boosting equipment, make sure you’ve completed our DIY Health Check to learn how to check for loose/faulty connections.
2. Tuned to death...
When you had your TV set up, the current channels would have been tuned in and set to receive transmissions from your closest transmitter. Over time, these things can change. New channels may be introduced, which require tuning, your local transmission station may conduct a system update (or retune), which can impact on your signals unless you retune with them. Also you may be in an area that can receive transmissions from multiple stations and you are currently receiving from the weaker one (note: ‘auto scan’ function does not guarantee that your TV selects the best available services). All of these things can impact on the quality of your signal. You may need to conduct a manual retune of your TV to improve the signal quality across the channels available to you.
By completing our DIY Health Check, we will give you step by step instructions on retuning your TV.
3. The elements are killing me...
Funnily enough, your antenna (and the parts and cables that sit with it) are up in the elements 365 days a year. They are asked to survive rain, wind, storms, birds, debris, growing trees and all of the other elements impacting them every day.
Good signal relies on 2 main things;
If you don’t have these 2 things, then there is a good chance you are getting signal issues and eventually will have no signal at all.
There are some simple ways for you to check to see if you’re antenna and receiving equipment are in good condition. Complete our DIY Health Check (below) to see what you can discover before getting a new antenna installed. It may be a simple matter of cutting back some trees to get good signals return.
Of course, your TV and receiving setup is a complex setup and there are a number of other things that may be causing your signal issues. We hope that this information will get you a step closer to perfect signal.
If it doesn’t, just remember that there are many parts to your setup, many of which you cannot see or access without the right expertise or equipment. That’s what we are here for.
If you are still experiencing signal issues, get in touch and book your appointment.
PLUS... By completing our DIY TV Signal Health Check, you'll get access to our exclusive 20% off Antenna Services offer. Click the above link to find out more.
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