Ever noticed that in some areas such as Blackpool there are loads of homes with 3, 4 or even 5 aerials heads onto one mast? Why is it that they need so many TV Aerials in Blackpool? The truth is over time when a home owner needs another aerial point in the house, a cheap and inferior way to do this is to put a single aerial head onto the existing mast and run just one cable off of it.
When you need to mount your aerial in your loft space, then in most areas you will be limited as to which TV aerial to choose for the installation. There is a noticeable difference in both signal strength and interference when installing an aerial outside a building. With the advent of digital TV the transmission is now wide band and the need for a strong signal with low interference is needed more than with analogue. If possible have a TV Aerial Installer fit your aerial on the outside of your property as it gives you the best chance. However, due to building regs in your area it may be necessary to install your wide band aerial(digital aerial) in the loft.
You can lose up to 50% of the signal strength by placing it in the loft and it also increases the interference or noise. This is why choosing the right TV Aerial in the first place can save you a lot of time and expense. At Julian Voigt Aerial & Satellite, 9 times out of 10 we will pick the log periodic TV aerial as this is design to pick up wide band signal (for digital TV) like a high gain aerial, yet because it has no need of a back reflector it picks up much less interference. This provides the perfect TV Aerial for receiving digital TV when installed in your loft.
What is also essential is an aerial meter to make sure of the best position for the TV aerial to be installed. With the meter you can read both the reception of the signal and also the level of quality & interference or noise. So when you want to receive a perfect digital TV picture from your aerial in the loft always go for a log periodic.
Have you every wondered why some properties have 3, 4 or more TV Aerial heads all on one mast? With each aerial feeding into a separate room of the house.
With many aerial installers in Blackpool, and plenty of other regions around the UK, rather than looking to provide the best digital solution for their customer, they look to do what suits them. When a customer rings up to have another TV point into their home, and just look to install a cheap contract aerial on the same mast and to run the aerial cable into that room.
Looking at this picture to the left, you can see that not only is it unsightly looking on a property, but it is an accident waiting to happen. It wouldn't take much of a strong wind to take this whole TV Aerial rig down.
The Correct Way to install a TV Aerial to multiple points
Here at Julian Voigt Aerial & Satellite having full qualified as TV Aerial & Satellite Engineers, being Rdi Approved too, we only employ best practices when providing an install to multiple TV points in the home.
If the customer requires 2 or more TV points to be installed, then we will fit a quality digital aerial, such as a log periodic. These new style digital aerials are fantastic for attracting a strong signal. Once we have got the strongest signal, we then install an outdoor splitter at the nearest point to the actual aerial. Once the signal has been split we run off the splitter box the cables, ensuring we use quality cai approved cable to reduce any signal degradation. As per the pictures below. The end result is a neat looking digital aerial on a mast feeding multiple TV points instead of multiple aerials on a single mast. For more info on TV Aerials click here
What's the best Indoor aerial or outside aerial for home or caravan? Best Loft Aerial?
Aerials designed for indoor use square measure typically poor performers as a result of they're tiny and have few "elements". Size matters - do not let anyone tell you that it doesn't! Most "indoor aerials" have very little or no gain however makers attempt to hide this truth by incorporating a "high-gain booster" then jactitation that the aerial has, say, "a twenty dB gain" once really it's nothing of the kind.
The booster gets the signal on top of the brink of the digital tuner however it is a terribly abuzz signal that (if it gets an image at all) is probably going to suffer from "dropout" and "freezing".
This type of aerial with unsupported reflector stubs is helpful solely as a loft aerial. it's simply bent by birds and wind, thus i do not suggest it for outside use unless it's a sort that encompasses a robust supporting frame or a mesh style.
Note that this one is incredibly short thus, despite doable claims to the contrary, it's a really low gain and is helpful solely during a robust signal space. Length is most vital.
The Vision "Focus" V10-040 log-periodic in situ.
It has no reflector and isn't simply broken by birds or wind.
Installation of Sky+ HD TV by only using one cable, in Blackpool This customer had signed up to Sky TV installation for the Sky+ HD Package. The Sky engineer turned up to the customers property here in Blackpool only to install the Sky Satellite Dish. The Sky Engineer wouldn't use an existing Satellite TV Cable that was running discreetly into the house. With Sky+ HD the cable used is a twin cable and the existing cable running through the property was a single. So having been refused by the Sky Fitter, the customer phoned Julian Voigt Aerial & Satellite to resolve the issue.
The solution to installing Sky+ HD using a single feed or 1 cable was to use a 'stacker/destacker' unit. This enables the signal from the 2 inputs from the Satellite Dish to be stacked so they flow through the single satellite Cable & are de-stacked at the other end where it connects tho the Sky TV Digital Receiver. As shown in the video it consists of connecting a stacker box at the satellite dish, & the other box By the Sky TV Digibox Receiver. All in all this customer from Blackpool was very happy with the result and minimal disruption to his property. For FREE Quote & Advice for Television Aerial Installations or Satellite TV Installation in Blackpool give us a call.
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