Giving you the best TV viewing experience!
We are the experts on the Sunshine Coast for all TV reception problems. Whether you need a TV Tune-In, a TV Antenna Repair, TV Aerial Booster, Aerial Splitter, TV Cable Replacment or a whole new Digital Antenna Install. We can make sure your TV signal is at its best for your viewing pleasure.
What external factors can affect my TV reception?
Your location plays a big part. Naturally, the further away from a TV tower you are, the weaker the signal will be. If you live in a valley, next to a cliff or are surrounded by taller buildings, your reception will be hampered. We will survey the roof top with a high-tech Digital Signal Meter to find the best height and location for your antenna, resulting in clear and reliable TV viewing.
The quality and age of the antenna can also affect the signal; for example, the life expectancy of an antenna on the coast is around 3 to 7 years before it starts to degrade, or, some older antennas may only be designed to pick up a limited range of frequency.
What is 4G interference?
On the 1st of January 2015 Telstra started rolling out its new high speed internet service on the 700Mhz Band. As this is inside the Digital TV frequency range, your TV antenna will receive this signal and send it to the TV in your lounge. Now, some TV’s just don’t like this new signal, showing a lot of breakup of the pictures. This has been affecting many houses in Australia and can be simply and easily fixed.
What’s the ideal location for a TV antenna?
On the roof, with a clear line of sight towards your nearest TV-transmission tower, is always the best policy. It sounds a lot simpler than it actually is though. Using our state-of-the-art Digital Signal Meters, we can always find the best location for your home or business. We absolutely do not recommend getting up on the roof yourself. Without the appropriate knowledge and safety practices, this can be very dangerous.
Is there such a thing as a digital TV antenna?
The short answer is no. The slightly longer answer is technology has changed. Fittings, cables and antenna design have all changed during the lead up to the digital switch over. Changing your old antenna will help with digital TV-reception issues such as intermittent drop-outs or loss of reception.
Some older antennas, however, may have only been designed to pick up a limited range of frequencies. Due to channel reassignments, channel allocations for digital transmission and newly available towers, TV stations broadcasting in your area may now be using UHF instead of VHF and be outside of your antenna’s working frequencies.
What’s the right frequency for your antenna?
Digital VHF 175.5MHz to 226.5MHz Brisbane
Digital UHF 536.5MHz to 683.5MHz Sunshine Coast
I have problems receiving reliable and clear digital TV; what should I do?
Call Signal Fox to come and diagnose your reception problems, as there is always a solution to TV reception problems.