As more and more people become tired with the increasing costs of cable TV and all the cords and hassles that come with it, antenna sales have started to increase. Simply put, it’s cool to own antennas again! There’s one drawback to the bunny ears, though. After Australia made the switch to digital TV in 2012, setting up the device to pick up the HD signals is a lot more challenging than in the days of analogue TV. If the signal is great, you’ll get to enjoy a crystal clear picture. But if there is even the tiniest disturbance in reception, there will be no picture – at all.
What this means is that picking the right antenna and placing it at the precise spot and angle is crucial to ensure 100% viewing pleasure. But even managing to pick out a quality antenna and position it perfectly doesn’t mean you’re safe from losing TV signal. Unfortunately for us, antennas and digital signals are not always reliable. You might be watching a football game one moment, and just when they’re about to score, reception goes out. If you’re experiencing this so often that it becomes frustrating, you should consider ways to pinpoint the root of the problem.
TV reception can be affected by a number of different factors. Sometimes the fault lies in broadcasting services which only manage to produce a weak signal coverage. Also, distance from the broadcaster’s towers to your house might also contribute to signal loss. If you’re living in one of Australia’s digital black spots, there’s nothing you can do. In other cases, the cause is the antenna itself. And this is usually the easiest problem to fix. In some cases, trying alternative spots for your antenna can do the trick, but many times it’s more complicated than that and requires to get help from professionals dealing with antenna repair.
If you have an outside mounted antenna, it can be damaged from a number of factors such as strong wind, lightning and even birds and animals. Sometimes the antenna repair technicians cam fix the issue, while in more serious cases a replacement antenna is the only possible solution. In any case, a reliable professional can assess what’s right for you. For indoor placed antennas, a thing to keep in mind is that metal objects will interfere with reception. If you’ve placed your antenna near a window, check whether there are any metal bars or metal railings on the balcony near that window that have been hindering your reception.