Trying to watch a television programme when there is a poor signal can be very difficult. When the broadcast was via an analogue signal, the picture that you saw when the signal was weak, tended to be a snowy picture. Nowadays, with the new digital broadcasts, the picture tends to freeze the picture or show a fractured picture with load high pitched screeching sounds to go with it. It is a lot harder to watch TV if you live in an area that gets a poor signal or a weakened signal due to the geographic location. So, if living in such an area, what is the best solution to receiving a quality TV broadcast?
First things first, and that would be to strat with the aerial. Many a reception problem can be resolved by making sure that the right design of digital aerial in installed correctly. When in an area experiencing poor signal reception, it is no good just throwing up any old aerial pointing in the general direction and expect that to fix the issue. What is needed in this kind of scenarios is to book in professional aerial fitters to come and carry out a TV Aerial Installation.
The pro’s will arrive and set to fitting a high gain aerial, usually on a tall mast giving the antenna the best chance of picking up as much o the signal as is possible from that location. They will use some sort of signal meter, possibly a spectrum analyzer to line up the aerial in the best possible position. If after they have done this, and there still needs to be more of a signal to show interruption free TV, then they will fit an amplifier, either at the aerial head using a mast head amplifier, or somewhere in the house using a setback amp. Either way, this will often lift the signal to above the minimum threshold making it possible to have a signal that will always produce good quality television pictures and sound.