What festive treats are in store for Christmas TV viewers in 2018?

It’s that time of year again when television companies pull out all the stops to win viewers over as they hunker down for some family time at home over the Christmas period. From the beginning of December TV channels will be upping their game with seasonal shows, films and new dramas. What are predicted to… Read more »

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Image quality takes centre stage as 8K television hits the stores

Many people might still be unsure exactly what 4K TV is all about but in the world of technology there is no room for standing still as the 8k television is already being raved about. In the summer Samsung revealed the Q900 8K QLED TV at the IFA electrical consumer show in Berlin to much… Read more »

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What is the best choice for children’s television

It is surprising what can influence our choice of television packages – but for many families catering for the tastes of young children is probably a factor. Despite honourable intentions to keep screen time to a minimum television is a big hit with little people. For those old enough to remember today’s offering for young… Read more »

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Stop family squabbles by adding extra TV points

Love Island was certainly popular but for some families these all-consuming shows can be a real bone of contention when the love isn’t shared. Whether it is keeping up to date with the latest soap opera, a fascination with crime dramas, watching any and every sport there is or obsessing over 24 news, television tastes… Read more »

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Stay in the picture: Get your aerial fixed at the first sign of trouble

There are few things more frustrating than sitting down to watch the TV show or football match you’ve been looking forward to all day than to be met by a frozen screen. With the television set being a big part of family life, there are few people who haven’t experienced a loss of sound, fuzzy… Read more »

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Appreciate the fantastic (Freeview) service during Wimbledon

July marks the return of one of the biggest television sports spectaculars as the stars step out on Centre Court for Wimbledon fortnight. One of the best things about Wimbledon – and no doubt a part of its mass appeal and enduring popularity – is that watching the world-famous tennis tournament on television is essentially… Read more »

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Make sure you have access to the right TV channels to enjoy the best of the sporting calendar

With the cheers, celebrations and heartbreak of the football season behind us you might be wondering what to do with your time – but don’t worry there are plenty of sporting spectacles set to grace our television screens over the next couple of months. There is the World Cup of course, but for those wanting… Read more »

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When will England’s 2018 World Cup matches be shown on TV?

It only comes around every four years (or longer if we count the misfortune of 1994) so it is never too early to get plans in place to catch all the big games of the 2018 World Cup on TV. Surely this is the one time it is ok to schedule family events, outings and… Read more »

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Freeview Channel Reshuffle – 21st March 2018

Today in London there are some major technical changes and engineering works being carried out at the Crystal Palace TV transmitter. The reason for this is that the government and Ofcom are trying to clear a gap in the TV spectrum around the 700 MHZ mark to enable space for phone companies to launch their… Read more »

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Use awards season as a reminder to revisit great films on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Sky

Awards season has been in full swing recently, highlighting the constant quality that we have come to expect from the entertainment industry. While it may be a while before we get to see some of the celebrated films in our own living rooms there is a huge array of top quality movies ready to be… Read more »

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Could digital media be a game changer for sport broadcasting?

The choice of television and film viewing has grown massively – in both format and choice – but what about that giant of the small screen: Sport? To date the way in which the millions of sports fans keep up to date with matches and events has remained largely unchanged since Sky joined the arena…. Read more »

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How to wall mount a 65” TV

Today I’ll be installing a 65” LG OLED 4K Ultra HD TV on to a solid brick wall. The OLED (or Organic LED) range is very hot at the moment because it’s 4K so the contrast between different colour ranges and the motion tracking is unsurpassed. 4K or (Ultra HD as it’s also known) refers… Read more »

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Quality remains at the heart of television’s future

January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a brilliant and enthralling showcase of what the world can expect from home technology in the coming years – including television. Technology keeps on pushing boundaries that not so long ago would have been unimaginable. Television viewers already have endless choice of viewing at the touch of a button… Read more »

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Christmas TV – don’t miss out on the best festive programmes

Christmas is a fantastic time of year – and this is certainly true for television viewing. What better way to enjoy the cosy break than catching up with the latest television drama? There is always plenty of hype surrounding the major Christmas television shows, but will you be able to watch them all is the… Read more »

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Why quality television is more accessible than ever

The nights are getting darker and colder meaning one thing: more TV and more films. Yet while our appetite for watching the latest block-busters and binge-watching TV series after TV series goes unabated, two fairly mainstream services shut their doors recently. Both LoveFilm and the BBC Store called it a day just as we entered… Read more »

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Why would you need an aerial for your radio?

Problems with radio reception are all too common and can be incredibly frustrating. That familiar buzzing, different shows fading in and out, loss of signal and channels being unavailable can interrupt your listening pleasure in the car and at home. The good news, however, is that there are steps you can take to boost your… Read more »

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Choice – the must-have television accessory

There is a generation of younger people who cannot remember when there were just four television channels to choose from. Back in the day, the dawn of Channel 5 was a huge event. Today there are so many channels that the majority of people would not be able to name them all – or get… Read more »

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4K TV – bringing the television to life

One thing is for certain the devil is certainly in the details when it comes to television technology. HD, ultra HD and now 4k televisions all vie to catch our attention – or more specifically to catch our attention and keep us mesmerised by the intricate details they display on our television. Picture quality and… Read more »

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Mirror, mirror on the wall will you be replaced by a wall-mounted TV?

When did televisions become the new focal point in homes? There would have been a time in the not very distant past when if the question ‘where are you going to put the TV?’ was met with ‘above the fire’ it would have been seen at the very least as laughable. Fast forward a few… Read more »

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Does the size of your TV really matter?

Are you a Baby Boomer who remembers the original Sony Trinitron TV? Or was the 90s wide screen TV, complete with extra large depth more your era? Whatever distant memory the first household TV holds for you, the size and shape will have been somewhat different to the modern screen of today. Bringing home cinema… Read more »

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How to set up a simple home cinema system

Buying a home cinema system requires installation which you may or may not know how to do effectively. Here is a quick guide to setting up a simple home cinema system: 1. The first thing to do is to plug in the system. Cables should be attached to the speakers and then to the amplifier,… Read more »

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The Advantages of a Smart House

Many people think that having a Smart House is an expensive investment which is complicated to use. However, Smart Homes are not only affordable options for homeowners but, thanks to the technology, also very easy and intuitive to use. You can control every device and make your life much more convenient and efficient. The following… Read more »

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Aerial Services TV Buying Guide

What is the perfect TV? There is no universal answer to this question because it all depends on your individual/family needs. The ideal TV is the one that can provide the best experience when you watch specific things you like to watch. Here’s a quick guide on what to look out for: Picture quality This… Read more »

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How to check if a TV aerial is working

When people see that there is a message that there is no signal on the screen of their TV, they usually assume that that’s why their TV doesn’t start with the auto setup activity. But, how can you be sure that your TV aerial is working or not? There are actually two options that can… Read more »

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How to get better Freeview reception

There are occasions when you could get problems with your TV reception. For instance, you may get a pixelated or blocky picture or maybe missing channels. In many of these situations this is just a temporary issue that goes away on its own and in other situations, there’s usually a simple solution. However, there are… Read more »

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What you need to know before buying a TV aerial or satellite dish

The vast majority of households have a TV but not all people access the same shows and channels in the same way. Some may be using cable TV, an option that requires a monthly or yearly subscription to a cable TV provider. In addition, there are people that use dishes and antennas like Satellite TV… Read more »

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How to Get Started with Home Automation

Home automation was something that many people dreamed about in the 1970s and 1980s, but today this dream has become reality. What is even better is that home automation is no longer considered a luxury and almost every homeowner can use it. Without any doubt, home automation is a smart investment that brings many different… Read more »

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A guide to selecting and setting up the best indoor aerial

If you can’t or don’t want to install a rooftop aerial, you can use an indoor TV aerial to get the most from your Freeview channels. The location of your home, the position where the aerial is placed and the size of the buildings around your home will affect the signal so this will need… Read more »

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Why pay TV is better than Freeview

Why should you pay for TV provided by Sky, BT, Virgin media or other popular networks when you already have a Freeview option? Thanks to the emergence of digital TV, people now have the chance to watch multiple channels with excellent reception. Freeview is now providing great content to every household in the UK regardless… Read more »

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Why you should hire a professional aerial installer

Watching TV shows and movies has always been one of the favourite pastimes for people of all ages. In recent times, we have witnessed a great advancement in technology which has led to the creation of some fantastic new TV equipment to watch entertainment on. But, in order to enjoy all these benefits, you must… Read more »

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Top 3 streaming boxes and sticks – Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV box, Apple TV

Streaming boxes and sticks are some of the most popular tech gadgets available today. They provide high resolution entertainment and streaming of the most popular movies, TV shows and games and people can’t get enough of them. There are many different streaming boxes and sticks on the market, so how do you choose? In this… Read more »

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How to improve a poor TV signal

Watching TV is one of the most relaxing activities that we do and whenever we want to chill out, it’ s usually in front of our favourite programmes on the box. However, this relaxing experience can be ruined If you have a poor TV signal. As a matter of fact, if you have a TV… Read more »

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Amazon Prime Instant vs Now TV

Most of us are big fans of movies and TV shows so for those of you who want to enjoy brand new and popular TV shows and films, having a streaming service subscription is a must. There are many streaming services like this in the UK, but two of them dominate this market – Amazon… Read more »

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How to choose the right outdoor aerial

Purchasing the ideal outdoor TV aerial for your home can be a daunting task and there are many factors that contribute to getting the decision right. In many cases, using a larger aerial will be more beneficial, so if you live a long way from a transmitter it may be a good idea to focus… Read more »

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How Watching TV Is Changing

If you belong to the (slightly) older generation, you probably remember the times when people talked about the premiere of some TV show’s episode with their colleagues the day after the show was shown on TV. You would speculate what would happen next and couldn’t wait for the following week to watch the next episode…. Read more »

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How home automation can reduce energy costs

Home automation is revolutionising how the modern home operates. Smart interior lighting management, window shades with a motorized mechanism and many other innovative solutions make the lives of people who live in these homes much easier. There are many people who are well-aware of the usefulness of home automation, but they are not considering this… Read more »

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How to fix common Freeview digital signal problems

What is the status of your Digital TV signal? Do you enjoy a great viewing experience or are you still experiencing problems? Many experts agree that the switch to digital television was not as smooth as it could have been and that this transition caused quite a few problems in the UK. If you are… Read more »

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How to Spot a Cowboy Aerial Installer

No matter what kind of equipment or device you are installing in your home or office, you should always look for a professional installation company. The situation is no different when it comes to aerial installation companies. If you want everything to go smoothly, you will need to acquire the help of a qualified, licensed,… Read more »

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Virgin Or Sky – Which Will You Choose?

Virgin and Sky are high-quality competitors in the telecommunication industry. Both companies offer some great choices, which make the decision about which one to pick that much harder. It all depends on what exactly you are looking for, and what kind of services you need. Here are some facts about both operators which may help… Read more »

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A Perfect Guide For Sky Receiver Tuning

Sky Receivers are known for their quality and ability to provide hundreds of excellent TV channels in our homes. In order to enjoy all the benefits of Sky Receivers users must connect their receiver to a satellite dish and TV. The good news is that this process is very simple. You can finish this task… Read more »

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3 Tips To Help You Choose The Right Outdoor Aerial

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… Read more »

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How to Improve your Digital TV signal

Digital TV has been a major leap forward in quality and clarity since the old analogue days but if your signal isn’t up to scratch then it can still lead to poor picture and sound quality, with your audio and video cutting in and out, causing you lots of frustration. If you’re suffering from a… Read more »

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Top 5 most popular TV series in the UK

We Brits love TV. There’s nothing we like more than cracking open a box set on a rainy Sunday afternoon and ‘vegging’ out in front of the box. Fortunately in the UK we make lots of great TV and we also get the pick of the crop stateside as well. For this blog we thought… Read more »

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The Benefits of IRS for Property Developers

If you are a property developer in the process of developing properties for multiple occupancy then an IRS system (Integrated Reception System) is the ideal choice for giving the occupants access to terrestrial and satellite television services. With a single antenna you can supply all the homes on the same site, eliminate the need for… Read more »

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Upgrading your satellite dish

If you’re currently having trouble with your satellite dish or the signal isn’t as good as you’d like it to be, it may be time you considered an upgrade, especially if you want to enjoy all the benefits of HD satellite channels. Over time, satellite dishes can be damaged by bad weather and result in… Read more »

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Is home automation only for the rich and famous?

Lights that automatically turn on when you walk into a room and turn themselves off when you leave, all your audio devices controlled by one app and curtains that can be drawn with a touch of a button. These are things that home automation can give you and now that this technology is more commonplace… Read more »

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Sky – Can I have one Sky box for the whole house?

The quick answer to this is yes. Rather than having Sky multiroom where you would need 2 sky satellite receivers and have to pay for 2 subscriptions, it’s possible to take a feed from your Sky box and run it into different rooms of your house. That is the beauty of Home AV! This means… Read more »

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How Digital TV has changed our viewing experience

From viewing digital television on new devices to a staggering range of new online services, massive changes have swept across television in the past decade. The way we consume content has changed dramatically and with it has many of our viewing habits. With the right set-up families can now watch TV in a variety of… Read more »

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Netflix vs Amazon Instant Video

There is no doubt that subscription streaming services are becoming very popular in the UK with the two major players being Netflix and Amazon. For a monthly subscription fee both of these give you access to a large quantity of content which you can stream to a variety of devices such as smart TVs, tablets… Read more »

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Where should you position your HDTV aerial?

The quality of your HDTV signal will be highly dependent on the positioning of your aerial and every home is a bit different in this respect. For your home the best position might be the roof, your loft, on top of your garage and any number of other places. This is when it pays to… Read more »

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