How Can Aerials Direct Help With Your Aerial Problems?


Aerials Direct are a family run aerial installation business based in Romford in Essex.   We provide all aspects of aerial and satellite installations, for domestic and commercial aerials.  Whether you’re looking to join the digital switchover or install Sky multi-room, we are happy to help.

Our engineers are committed to providing you with a bespoke service that gives you exactly what you want as our TV aerial installation engineers carry a broad range of TV aerials, to ensure they can meet your home viewing requirements. We also specialise in the installation of DAB digital radio aerials, and can fully install any digital aerial system in conjunction with a multi-room system, to provide your property complete access to any home entertainment system you have in place.

We’ve compiled some ideas of how you can check your home aerials, and common problems you may encounter.

wet weatherThe trouble with television signals is that they can get affected by almost anything as they fly through the ether from transmitters to your aerial. Generally speaking, TV signals travel in straight lines, so anything that gets in the way, may stop or degrade the signal.  The aerial on top of your house, must be able to “see” the transmitter, i.e. pick up the signal freely.  Bad weather is the most common reason for problems with your reception or loss of picture altogether.  Read on to discover how you can check for potential problems with your aerial. 

First of all, ensure that the aerial you have on your roof is of good quality.  Not all aerials are the same, and quality is key.

  • Always check that your aerial is placed at least 10 metres above ground level, this will generally mean that it is above the roof line.
  • Ensure that the down-lead is of good quality. The higher quality cable the better!
  • Consideration should be given to replacement (or at least an inspection) about every 10 years or so, including the aerial terminal block, which could have started to corrode.

There are other things you can check on as well:

  • It is usually a good thing if you can ask your neighbour(s) if they are getting the same problem that you are.
  • Are you getting the same problem on all the TVs in the house
  • are they using the same aerial?
  • Is the problem on all channels, or just one?
  • Is there a VCR/DVD in the aerial path to your TV
  • is that performing correctly?
  • Are you confident that the TV is tuned in correctly?

There are many problems that affect our TV pictures, these can include but are not limited to:

  • Ghosting
  • Noisy pictures
  • An aerial defect
  • The downlead: The transmission path
  • Distribution systems
  • Lack of picture/sound

Most of these problems will have an easy fix solution, but will need an experienced  professional installation engineer to come out and fix for you.  At Aerials Direct we offer a 7 days service in and around the Essex area.  Our digital aerials are all benchmarked and compliant to the CAI standards, and can be installed to improve the quality of reception for your home.

Aerials-Direct-VanAt Aerials Romford all installations are carried out by experienced aerial installers, and furthermore, backed by our 1 year guarantee, providing you with peace of mind and confidence in our service.

For more information about our services please contact us on 01708 347257 or click here to contact us by email.

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