Digital television has certainly made it better to watch and enjoy your favorite television series when you are relaxing at home. But the thing with digital television is that it can be kind of spotty in reception, with an all or nothing approach to signal (whereas you used to get by with an inferior signal at times with analog). That comes with the territory of all things that have to do with technology and digital things. But you can find different ways of improving your reception for your digital television watching experience. Some of these you can do yourself and some you’ll need experience digital television techs to help.
Some of the best ways of improving your digital television reception can easily be done from right inside the house. Make sure all connections between wall sockets, cables and TV tuners or televisions are tight. Use high quality cables.
You can also install a signal amplifier or a booster between your antenna and your receiver. This is done in the home and is an option you can investigate for yourself. This can help you boost your signal strength, and in the end, improve your reception for your television.
Read this article by the Australian Communications and Media Authority for more information about installing signal amplifiers.
If you still need to improve your reception, you may need re-aim your antenna. Poorly aimed antenna can be the cause of signal loss. Where once you might have put up with a snowy signal, now you get drop-outs and dead signal. Older antenna that aren’t coping with the demands of digital TV should be replaced and in some cases old or cheap cabling between antenna and TV should be replaced also.
Replacing the antenna with a television antenna optimized for a digital signal is sometimes the best option. While amplifiers can help improve a poor signal in areas where coverage is spotty, it won’t overcome problems associated with an poor antenna.
Digital television is certainly better and more reliable than analog television. We have more stations to choose from and quality is generally very good. When it’s bad it’s impossible but with a little help you can restore your digital TV signal. Call us if you need help or advise with your digital signal. Once you have a better reception, you can then start watching your favorite shows again.