When it comes to TV antenna reception, there are a few common misconceptions that unfortunately stand in the way of getting the best possible audio and video quality for many people. Some assume that just by buying a high quality antenna, they are guaranteed to receive the best looking video and the best sounding audio at all times. While the equipment does play a huge role, the way the equipment is installed and even the way it is used are arguably more important. If you want to guarantee maximum TV antenna reception, you’ll need to keep a few key things in mind with these tips from Picture Perfect Aerial Installations.
One of the most common misconceptions about TV antennas has to do with not only how they should be installed, but also where. Many people probably grew up in a home with “rabbit ears” as an antenna and are used to seeing the antenna sitting comfortably on top of their television set. In reality, this will not guarantee the best image quality and will usually inhibit it in many situations. One of the keys to getting high quality images (and the most channels) involves installing your antenna as high up on a wall as it can go. Gone are the days of using a bent coat hangar to tune your TV! If you’re using an outdoor antenna, make sure that it is installed on the top of your home’s roof.
Another consideration to make for maximum TV antenna reception has to do with the direction the antenna is actually pointed. Keep in mind that TV stations are located all across Australia. If you were to picture your house on a map, the TV stations would be represented by dots radiating outward in a circle from the centralized location of your home.
As a result, you need to actually point your antenna in the direction of those stations for the best possible results. If a station that you’re trying to view is to the east of you, for example, you would get better results if you pointed your antenna to the east as well.
Finally, many people don’t realize just how easy it is for certain things in their home to interfere with the quality of the image that they’re TV antenna is receiving. If your home is made of brick or some other dense material, for example, this may be one of the reasons why you’ve had audio and video problems on your television set in the past – the TV signal is literally having a hard time breaking free of that material during transmission.
Other electronic devices in your home could also be interfering with your signal, causing quality issues that you just can’t seem to fix. Go through your home and make sure that any device with a wireless signal is not broadcasting on the same wavelength that your TV antenna is looking for. You can usually change most wireless routers and similar devices to use a different band during transmission to fix these problems.
For the best advice on TV antenna installation and troubleshooting existing problems on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Caboolture and surrounds, give the friendly team at Picture Perfect a call today.