How to get better Freeview reception in Telford
11th May 2017
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There are occasions when you could get problems with your TV reception. For instance, you may get a pixelated image or maybe a channel is missing. In many of these situations this is just a temporary issue that goes away on its own and in other situations, there's usually a simple solution.

However, there are some cases when you may need help from a professional like Browns TV Aerials. Browns TV Aerials are an established local business offering TV Aerial and Satellite installation and repairs in Telford and across Shropshire. 

It's always advised to call in the experts whenever you need to maintain a rooftop or exterior aerial. However, some common TV reception problems can be fixed alone,  so here's what you can try first:

Splitters/amplifiers

If you've purchased an aerial amplifier prior to switch-over to Freeview due to a weak signal or some other reception problem, you probably won't need this amplifier anymore. In fact, amplifiers and splitters often cause reception difficulties and they can overload TV equipment. Simply remove them and check the results.

 

Cables and aerials

Inspect the aerial and confirm that it is in a good shape and secure. In addition, inspect the external cabling and sockets as well as other cables that go to your TV. In some cases, bad reception is caused when the external aerial is not in the right position and doesn’t point to the right transmitter. Additionally, bad weather can cause damage to the aerial.

 

Signal overlaps and transmitters

Many people can get signals from different TV transmitters. This depends on their location. For instance, you might receive a signal from a regional station that you actually don’t want to watch. Some pieces of equipment are set to receive weaker signals instead of stronger signal and they do this automatically. If you want to solve this problem, just set the receiver on manual retuning. Furthermore, there are situations where aerials are not aligned to the appropriate transmitter. Keep in mind that the size of the transmitter sometimes doesn’t play the main role.

 

Internal interference

Home appliances can cause problems with a TV signal because power fluctuations affect the reception. Washing machines, refrigerators, fluorescent lighting systems, tumble dryers and even lawnmowers can cause this type of disruption.

If you’ve tried everything and you still can’t get a good picture then Browns TV Aerials call on  01952 427867, they will gladly offer a professional inspection.

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