How To Check Your TV Antenna

Our Guide To Home TV Antennas

Your TV antenna is an essential part of enjoying your programs and getting a good reception. If you start to notice that your antenna appears to be having trouble with these factors, then you may decide that you need to call in the Sunshine Coast TV antenna experts. Before you reach for the number of Action Antennas, we want to give you a few tips to help you speed up the process.

Start with the connections

The first place that you should always start when trying to improve reception for your antenna is in the cable connection. You can make sure that this is connected into the converter box correctly, and completely. Try checking out the TV signal at the same time.

Checking antenna position

Sometimes antennas can be moved slightly out of position by bad weather or wildlife interference. To ensure that your antenna is pointing in the right direction, just try moving it slightly you might find that you get an improved reception by lifting the antenna higher. Action Antennas might be able to advise you about the correct location for your antenna.

Try a signal booster

Another option is to try improving the power of the antenna with a signal boosting system. This is a device which can be fitted to increase the strength of the antenna signal as it travels to the converter next to your TV.

Replacing your antenna

You may decide that you want to replace part of your antenna, or the cable that it is connected to. This can be worn down over time and may be the cause of the poor signal. Action Antennas can help you to find another suitable cable for the antenna.

Reposition your internal antenna

Some of us use internal antennas that are positioned near to the TV. We recommend trying to keep it as close to the window as possible and avoid placing it near lights or computers as these can affect the flow of the signal.

Contact the Sunshine Coast TV Antenna Experts

If you need help with your TV antenna on the Sunshine Coast, then reach out to Action Antennas today. We can help you with all kinds of TV antenna issues, and our team are extremely knowledgeable. Simply contact us today by filling in our online enquiry form with your details or call us on 07-5493-4343 now.

How Simple TV Antenna Maintenance Can Change Your Life

How To Keep Your TV Antenna Performing

Your TV aerial is one of the most important parts of your TV set up. Without it, you would not be able to get broadcast signals, which are carried over the air.

Problems with your TV antenna can make it less able to pick up signals, and less able to transmit it to your TV. Yet Action Antennas think that simple maintenance steps can help you to keep your Sunshine Coast home’s TV antenna going for longer and transform your TV use.

Fixing trouble caused by damage

One of the most common problems with TV use is that signals can be lost and there is a poor-quality picture when it does appear. This is because your antenna has been damaged in some way and needs to be adjusted. This is a simple maintenance task that you can manage for yourself, and that will allow you to get the best from your unit.

Look for loose connections

Sometimes, the simplest explanation is the easiest one, and if you have trouble with your reception, or with the picture displayed, then you should have a look to make sure that the aerial is still in place. It is easy to loosen the cable and can really affect your viewing experience. You should do this before you call out Action Antennas to save yourself money.

Is your TV on the wrong input?

Another thing that is easy to check without our mechanic is to make sure that the TV is not on the wrong input or source. This can mean that you end up with a ‘wrong signal’ message that blocks the screen. You should examine your TV selection and the choices that you have made to see if that can solve the problem.

Retune your TV

We can often be asked to come out to help you retune your TV. This means that you need to adjust the transmitter that your antenna should be using. The TV needs to pick the right frequency, and you do this by having the TV tuned to that location.

Get help with bigger problems

Sometimes, you need more than just simple maintenance on the TV antenna in your Sunshine Coast home, and this is where Action Antennas come in. We can help you to get the best reception on your antenna, so contact us today for more information, either online or by calling 07-5493-4343 now.

How To Get Better TV Antenna Reception

Our Top Tips For Better TV Antenna Reception On The Sunshine Coast

Having poor TV reception—especially during the footy or your favourite TV show—can be anger-inducing. But it can be solved quite easily in just a few steps. In this blog article, we go over the ways you can achieve better TV antenna reception. At Action Antennas, we’re all about TV antennas on the Sunshine Coast.

Antenna Position

To ensure the reception for your TV is the best it can be, ensure the antenna is elevated so that it has a clear line of sight to the closest transmission tower. This means that ideally there would be no physical obstructions (tress, buildings, etc.) between your antenna and the transmission tower.

Relocation

If the antenna has been adjusted to face the transmission tower but you’re still having reception issues, then relocating it to a different position on the roof might solve the problem. This comes back to the paragraph before, where a new building might be now in the line of sight between your antenna and the nearest transmission tower.

Reset Your Tuner

Resetting your digital tuner is often an effective way of improving signal quality. The digital tuner converts incoming TV signals and converts it into a digital format in order for it to be displayed on your TV screen. You can usually find it inside the TV or part of the set-top or converter box, which is an external product that’s attached to your TV.

TV Antenna Protection

Unfortunately, weather factors such as constant sun, rain and heavy winds can deteriorate your TV antenna over time. Even if the antenna has a waterproof and sturdy frame, the connectors and screws keeping it together could be old or corroding, which can potentially cause costly repairs. In order to ensure your antenna is protected, it’s recommended you have it inspected once per year—especially after severe storms.

Backup

If your antenna isn’t picking up one or more towers that are positioned in a different direction, installing a second antenna can improve TV reception. If your first antenna is VHF or UHF, then having that second antenna (also known as stacking) can potentially access one or two channels in a separate frequency band.

Poor TV reception isn’t something you need to put up with. For TV antennas on the Sunshine Coastget in touch with Action Antennas. We install and upgrade TV antennas, as well as setup your data cabling and Wi-Fi needs.