How to Choose the Right TV Aerial for your Home

8th November 2017
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How to Choose the Right TV Aerial for your Home

Wherever you are in the UK, if you want to watch television, you’ll need a TV aerial (or antenna) to receive over-the-air broadcast signals. Choosing a new TV aerial will help you to improve your picture quality and reception, and if you’ve treated yourself to a new TV set, a high quality TV aerial will help you to make the most of your new purchase.

Once you know what to look for, you’ll find that buying a new TV aerial is a simple and easy process. You can decide on the best TV aerial for your home by following this easy guide.


 Does the aerial have a good, strong signal for your area?

The first step to choosing the right TV aerial for your home is to choose one that will be powerful enough to access all the channels offered in your area. You’ll also need to make sure that you don’t choose an aerial that’s too powerful if you live in an area with good signal. This is because it could overwhelm your digital turner.

You’ll also need to know if your local networks decided to move to UHF after the digital switchover or if they’ve stayed in their old channels. Most areas will only require a UHF only HDTV aerial, but some may need a VHF and UHF option. If you’re unsure, you can ask for advice from the shop you buy your aerial from.


Things to consider before installation

You should try and find out which signals can be received from your home, how strong those transmissions are and the direction they come from as this will help to ensure your new TV aerial will be installed in the best location.

Another option to consider is whether you could choose an indoor aerial, and the best way to see if this would suit you is to ask your neighbours if they successfully use one. With today’s digital broadcasting, you will either enjoy a good transmission, a picture showing irregularly or no pictures.

There are a number of different TV aerials on the market, and your aerial installer should be able to help you choose. Here at Digital Satellite & Aerial Services, we take all our customers through aerial types, such as grid TV aerials, yagi TV aerials, high gain TV aerials, loft-mounted TV aerials and indoor aerials.


If you think you need a new TV aerial, our friendly and professional team is here to help you. For a free estimate from one of our local engineers and no hidden charges to worry about, call us today on 01795 665977 or get in touch online.

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