What to do if you have a weak TV signal Is the picture of your TV fuzzy? Is your Freeview picture pixelated? Do you struggle to get a good TV picture on all the TVs in your home? Does your TV display a ‘weak signal’ or ‘no signal’ message? If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, you are likely to have a problem with your TV aerial or one of the components of the aerial system, or you could be experiencing interference with your TV signal reception. But how do you know if you can fix the fault yourself, or whether you should just call in a professional? Here are two key factors to consider if you need to improve your TV signal reception. Start by checking your aerial There can be a number of potential problems that could result in a poor signal from your TV aerial. These include: Location Ideally, your aerial should be positioned as high as possible on your property. In most cases that means outside on the roof. Aerials can, and often are, located in the loft space although this can sometimes result in a weaker signal. Height As mentioned above, locating your aerial at the highest point on your property may mean that you need to install it on your chimney stack. If your aerial is currently positioned lower than that and you are experiencing a poor signal then it could
If your television picture is patchy or you are struggling to access channels in bad weather, you may already be considering upgrading to a digital aerial. However some people assume that having a smart TV, and having access to streaming services such as BBC iPlayer or 4OD means that their system is complete and that they do not need an aerial at all. While this may work for some, streaming your TV content this way will mean you are limited to services provided through an internet connection. It may be that you have realised this, and invested in an expensive monthly TV subscription, which as I’m sure you know, increases in cost all the time! The good news, there is another way. Why not upgrade to a digital aerial and unlock the power of Freeview? With Freeview, you can access more than 160 TV and radio channels, completely free. What’s more, you can choose where in the property you want the aerial points, so the family doesn’t have to watch the same thing simultaneously. If you are currently struggling to access Freeview, that is likely a sign you don’t have an aerial and need to have one aerial installed. If you already have an aerial in place but are struggling with the picture or reception it may be a repair or upgrade that you need. Repairs, alterations and upgrades to television aerials must be carried out
With nearly 27 million TV-owning households in the UK, watching an average of 5 hours of TV a day, there’s little doubt that we love our TVs. But for many people, their beautiful flat screen is sitting on a table or stand in the living room or bedroom. If your one-inch wide flatscreen TV is sitting on an 18-inch wide table or stand, you’re wasting a lot of your precious living space. In a bedroom or small office, where space is at a premium, a TV wall mount may be the only thing that makes a flatscreen TV a viable option. There are several other reasons why wall mounting your TV would make a lot more sense. It can help reduce screen glare from lights and windows. Choosing a wall mount with both side-to-side and titling allows you to optimally position your TV to reduce reflections from lights and windows. And as light changes throughout the day, simply adjust the TV angle. It looks great! Mounting your flatscreen TV to the wall will give your home a more clean and modern look. Plus, there are a number of options for reducing your cable clutter that will also give a cleaner, less cluttered look to your room. It can improve safety. TV tip-overs can be a serious risk in your home, especially if you have small children or pets.