Basic Principles For Good TV Reception
There are a few basic principles for good TV reception which can help to find a better signal. Good TV reception relies upon many discerning factors, for example: The type of cable be to used, Aerial type, location of the Aerial and the line of sight.
For good reception, where possible a chimney mounted aerial will always fair better than those located in a loft as it will gain a lot more signal and the quality of that signal will be greater. Once a strong and good quality signal has been detected it is then transported to a TV tuner via the coaxial cable, the quality of the cable is important in delivering the signal to the tuner without any loss of quality or strength.
A good quality coaxial cable, such as CT100, will have a high copper content, the inner core will be pure copper and it will also be shielded with a copper foil. This type of cable is known as double screened. Standard type coaxial cables are not screened or only have a silver foil if they are screened.
A Good TV Aerial Doesn’t Cost Much
The Aerial to be used does not have to be the most expensive to be the best, most Aerials will perform well if they are installed in the correct location and aligned for maximum reception. Since the onset of digital, Aerials have changed in design and have to meet a standard benchmark, this meaning that most moderately priced Aerials will meet the benchmark standard.
The location of a TV Aerial is very important with lots of factors needing to be considered, for example: If you live in a detached property with two gable ends and a chimney, assuming your incoming signals were coming in towards the front of your property and there is a large tree in the front garden you would ideally site the Aerial where the incoming signal was not coming through the tree first. Check see to if one of the gable ends would give a clear line of site to the side of the tree, this would be the best place to site the Aerial.