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Installing an Aerial? What You Should Know

Installing an Aerial? What You Should Know

By installing an aerial for your TV, you can receive numerous national and local channels clearly and easily. Aerials are made to be omnidirectional or directional, depending on the site and its relation to a transmitting station. Some aerials also pick up UHF or VHF signals. Either an amplified or digital aerial can be installed for picture clarity.

Where Aerials are Fitted

In most instances, satellite and aerial specialists supply and fit digital aerials. This is the only instrument needed to receive digital TV. Most new televisions now feature a free view fitted into them. Therefore, you need a digital aerial for picking up the signal. Aerials can be fitted to a roof, apex, or chimney. However, in most cases the loft is used for aerial housing.

Aerials in Plymouth can also be set up so homeowners can watch TV in different rooms using the same aerial. In some instances, a booster box may need to be installed in areas that do not pick up a good signal. However, the need for this installation is usually rare.

When choosing an aerial company, make sure they provide premium coax cables and fittings for enhanced signal strength. Coax cables should be installed so they cannot be seen. They are normally fixed with staple guns. As a result, you do not see anything distracting other than a white cable, for instance, next to the skirting boards.

Fitting an Indoor or Outdoor Aerial

Consumers can choose to buy an indoor or outdoor aerial. Indoor TV aerials are called dipole aerials. Buyers may purchase digital or amplified aerials of this type. Digital aerials take up less space than their traditional counterparts. However, an indoor aerial is more susceptible to radio interference from wireless devices or building walls.

Outdoor aerials are more frequently used than indoor aerials. This type of aerial, when installed on a roof, features bars that are set a certain width apart. This type of aerial is much larger and powerful, and can pick up signals easier from a further distance. The aerials are less prone to interference and provide, as noted, greater signal strength.


 

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