The right TV aerial depends on a few factors, such as where you live and how far away the nearest transmitter is. Installing a TV aerial can be tricky, so before you go ahead and make a purchase, make sure you know you’re getting the right one.
Read our 3 tips to help you choose the right outdoor TV aerial for your home.
1. Signal Gain
A good indication of how good your reception will be with an aerial is by checking out the positions of your neighbour’s aerials– if there are several pointing in different directions, then you may need to also purchase a signal amplifier, as this indicates your area’s signal is generally poorer than average.
2. The Type of Signal
Most people opt for UHF signal aerials as these are commonly known for supporting digital and HD channels. However, VHF signal aerials can also support digital, so make sure the aerial you want matches the channels you want – otherwise you could end up paying more for an aerial that does the job just as good (if not better) than a cheaper version.
3. Outdoor or Indoor?
Outdoor aerials will give you a better signal consistently, but installing them will require an expert. Some homes aren’t able to install outdoor aerials (such as apartments), but indoor aerials can work just as well once you have it placed in the perfect position. Indoor aerials are also significantly cheaper than outdoor versions which make them a preferable product for some.
Never try to install an outdoor aerial yourself – call the professionals who will install your aerial and provide you all the help you need to get a great signal for the channels you want to watch.
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