Poor TV Signal Reception

Honesty, Trust And Service

Whichever solutions we offer you, we will give you honest, practical advice and service. A tidy, courteous and timely installation by MKH Aerials will also cost you less than work carried out by many other providers.

Some areas have poor tv signal reception and Freeview digital TV quality can suffer under some conditions.  If your home is geographically isolated or there is local interference, the signal may be blocked.  Similarly, living in a dip or valley can make it hard for a good signal to reach you. Some houses have internal aerials, often in the loft.  These are subject to lower signal levels and more interference than roof mounted TV aerials. We don’t recommend internal aerials.  There is almost always a way to place a new digital TV antenna outside the house and aligning it to greatly improve your TV signal reception.

Solutions For Areas Of Poor TV Signal Reception

Whatever the problem with your Freeview reception, MKH Aerials will assess your issues and offer you the best solution. We take pride in solving TV signal problems.  We base our services upon an honest assessment of the possible issues.

We often find that our new digital TV aerials, rated as being ‘high gain’, solve the problem. These superior quality aerials maximise the efficiency of signal reception from the air and so provide a stronger signal to your Freeview box.

Improving Aerial Positioning For A Better Picture

widescreen tv no signalIf many houses in your area have very high TV masts, we may need to site your digital TV aerial higher to reach a clear signal.  MKH aerials fit a range of digital TV antennas and ‘masts’ to improve your Freeview TV reception.

Weathering may have caused your aerial to move.  It could be that it was poorly positioned by the original installers. In these cases we are happy to provide an aerial realignment service. We may suggest that you replace an old, poor quality or insufficient aerial with a modern digital TV aerial at this point. The extra cost of doing this is minimal compared to the benefits it offers and it saves the additional expense of calling us out for another visit.

High Quality Equipment For Better Picture Quality

On rare occasions, even a newly fitted digital TV aerial can provide a poor signal.  This can be due to insufficient quality cabling and fittings. MKH Aerials only use high quality, low-loss cabling.  We are happy to replace low quality cable where this helps to improve your signal.

In some areas, a properly installed digital TV booster may increase the signal to satisfactory levels. Boosters are most effectively installed close to the aerial rather than next to the digital TV receiver.

freesat logoInstalling a digital TV booster near the aerial (often in the loft) also allows us to route digital TV to more than one room in the house.  We can split and boost your TV signal to provide high quality throughout your home.

Freesat Or Sky TV vs Freeview

If our assessment shows that none of the above solutions will bring you the Freeview viewing quality you need, we may offer you a Freesat solution.

Freesat offers you the same improved choice of digital TV channels.  The advantage for some homes is that it utilises a small satellite dish rather than TV aerial to bring your home entertainment to you. This can be a great workaraound to situations where a strong enough Freeview signal is just not available.  We can advise you on a range of digital satellite TV solutions.

Freeview_retro_logo_solidSometimes you may find that you cannot easily receive a Freesat signal.  It may be that there are environmental barriers or blocks on installing a digital satellite TV dish on shared accommodation. If this affects you, we can advise and offer your Freeview digital TV aerials and receivers if an assessment of your property shows that you have sufficient signal to benefit from it.

You may decide to take advantage of a Sky, Sky+ or Sky HD offer at this time and we are delighted to install your new Sky TV equipment at this point.