One of the most irritating things is bad reception on your TV. There are a variety of things that can cause this, and we’ve listed four of the most common problems and solutions below:
Or rather, how far you are from the transmitting tower of your local TV station. The further away your nearest transmission tower, the worse quality reception you will have. If you live within 50 km of the nearest tower then your reception should be pretty good. If you’re definitely within a 50km radius and the reception is still poor, then there will be other factors affecting your TV antenna. Generally speaking, the closer you are to a tower the better your TV reception should be.
You also need to take into account what’s between your antenna and the transmission tower. If you live in a flat sparsely populated area then you’re going to have a pretty clear line of sight between your house and the transmission tower. If there are tall buildings or big mountains around you, then the line of sight is going to be impaired and thus the quality of your TV reception will be too.
Areas like these are known as reception black spots.
The average householder in Australia only services or upgrades their antenna every 12 years, with 600,000 being sold annually. The average age for antennae in Australia is around 5 years old.
Lots can happen in those 12 years, the antenna can deteriorate as can the cabling, the local environment can change, new structures can be built in the line of sight and there are ongoing changes happening to the networks – such as the current move towards digital TV.
Perhaps a new antenna will solve your problems!
This is a really common cause of bad reception, especially if it’s suddenly become worse recently. So have a look at the following points and see if any apply to you:
Any of these actions could seriously impact on the quality of your TV reception. As well as the above points it could be something as simple as one of the ideas below!