• We Install New Digital TV Antennas

    TV antennas are constantly exposed to damage from weather, UV, wildlife & accidental damage. Your reception will suffer when your antenna becomes loose, broken or corroded. Is it better to replace this antenna or attempt to repair it?

    In most cases trying to repair a TV antenna will not be successful in the long term. Re-fitting a loose element seems fairly straight forward but if one has worn its fastening then you can be sure others will soon follow. You will end up with an antenna requiring constant maintenance. The same with corrosion & rust – once this process has set in it is very difficult to control.

    If your existing antenna pre-dates digital TV transmission it will not be the optimum design for todays reception. A good quality Digital antenna will be cut to wavelength size for the new TV signal offering the best rejection of unwanted signal (such as 4G). Some even have built in filtering. A good antenna will have screw type connections also aiding in the rejection of interference from radio frequency & electrical interference.

    Our recommendation is to replace worn out antennas with high quality Australian made models. There are still a couple of manufacturers making antennas in this country. They are strong & dependable & will offer long life & good performance.

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    What is the difference?

    1.  Performance – A reliable TV picture relies on the signal strength & quality being within minimum specifications. If your new antenna isn’t up to the job you will not enjoy consistent TV viewing.

    2.    Position – it is very important for an antenna to be placed in the best position for signal. Older antennas were positioned for analog TV & are not necessarily in a good position for Digital TV signal.

    3.    Longevity – you want an antenna to give you years of service. Those people with older homes have probably had an analog antenna up for many years. There is a good chance that theses antennas are Australian made. This is still true today with locally made antennas offering good performance & manufactured strength.

    4.    Suitability – the new antenna needs to be suitable for the signal in your area but also it needs to suit your requirements. A good example of this is multiple outlets. (large homes, unit blocks). You might need a high gain antenna or even an amplifier.

    5.     Distribution – the antenna is only 1 component in your reception system. Cabling, splitters & outlets need to be checked & replaced if necessary. Digital TV is susceptible to ‘Impulse Noise’ caused by local electrical interference. Shielded cable & fittings are the best protection from interference.

    6.    Warranty – of course.

    7.   Value – the cheapest antennas do not necessarily offer the best value if they do not offer good performance & longevity. The cost of an antenna should be offset by the predicted lifespan of the installation.