TV Aerials in Bristol - a mini guide...
STAY SAFE! - Any
work to your aerial should be carried out by a
professional aerial engineer.
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The change to a digital TV system has left many viewers in the Bristol area with substandard reception. This can be caused by poor positioning and reduced performance of older TV
aerials, connecting cables and fittings. If signals to your digital TV or set-top box are
too weak for any reason you might experience picture
break-up, freezing, clicking sounds or even a total
loss of picture on some or all channels. You should
consider upgrading or replacing your aerial system if
you have problems as described.
It is widely supposed that special digital TV aerials or ones specifically made for high-definition reception are required. In reality, modern, reasonable quality TV
aerials, as long as it is properly installed, are quite able to receive standard and high definition digital signals at a good strength resolving most of
the common TV reception problems.
Points to consider
In an ideal world aerials to provide terrestrial
TV reception in Bristol should be located outside, as
high as is possible and pointing directly at the TV
The wire connecting your aerial is very important,
a good quality "low loss" coaxial cable
should be used without inline breaks or connectors.
TV signals can be blocked by trees, hills and tall buildings
close by, the services of a professional, familiar with
your area of Bristol is vital in these situations.
Indoor TV aerials (set top or loft) are generally not
suitable for Freeview TV reception however in certain
areas of Bristol, with good signal strength, it is sometimes possible
to get acceptable reception at least some of the time.
Loft mounted aerials are not a good first choice for
trouble free TV reception as roofing tiles (worse when
wet) and water tanks etc. can reduce or distort the signal.
that Bristol is covered by several different TV transmitters,
one for your own area will use either
vertical signals which require aerials' elements
to be up-down, or horizontal signals which require them
to be parallel with the ground. Selecting the correct
"polarisation" is fundamentally important for
good TV reception where you live.
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