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TV Aerial Repairs

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TV AERIAL REPAIRS

TV aerials are very recognisable. We are all familiar with the strange looking metal contraption, fixed on top of the roof of a house. Without a Television aerial, there  would be no signal received from the transmitter, so it is essential they are in full working order.

Our TV aerial repair service provides first class assistance should your receiver stop working. There are many reasons why an aerial may need repairing and fixing.

Damaged TV Aerials

Not all, but many aerials are fixed on top of the roof of any building that receives television signals. This could be homes or commercial business properties. Due to the fact that they are outside and high up, exposes them to the elements. A TV aerial will get battered by the wind and rain and can suffer tremendously in the winter months, especially in parts of the country where poor weather is common-place. 

TV aerials receive the transmission and send the signal down a coaxial cable. This cabling can also be exposed to poor weather. You may have seen the cable run down the side of a property. Any number of things can interfere with the cable, overgrown hedges, trees or even animals can break the coaxial cable causing a poor signal to the television.

Many TV aerials are hidden inside a loft space. These can be a great solution guarding against poor weather however, they may not provide as good a signal, especially if the roof is constructed from metal. Aerials in loft spaces can get damaged through misuse, especially if the user regularly tries to move it to find a better signal.

The coaxial cable runs into a wall socket which the television connects to. If coax cables are regularly plugged and unplugged they can become damaged, which will again cause a poor signal to be received from the aerial.

Satellite dishes are also unprotected against poor weather conditions. Sometimes their poor design can lead to rust and if neglected will eventually become damaged.

All of these potential issues with a TV aerial will cause any viewing to be hampered. This could be anything from pixelated screens, as the poor signal fails or even losses of TV channels and nobody would want to miss out on their favourite programme.

How We Can Repair Your TV Aerial

Here at Elite AV Services, we offer a full TV aerial repair service. We will come to your location to assess the problem. If there is no apparent damage to the aerial we will complete a through fault finding survey to identify the issue. Our qualified and skilled technicians will measure the quality of signal being received by the aerial through our specialist equipment.

If the TV aerial does need repairing we will advise you on the best course of action. Our engineers have all of the necessary safety equipment to gain access to the aerial should it be on your roof. We will examine the aerial and can replace any parts if necessary.

If we need to repair or fix any part of the aerial system, inside the property, our television repair engineers will work in a tidy and efficient manner, causing you as little disruption as possible. If the engineer needs to get on to your roof, you can be assured they will operate in a careful manner so as not to damage any of the roof structure.

Which TV Aerial Are You Using?

To the untrained eye all TV aerials look the same however there are many different variations and you can identify which aerial you are using.

Yagi Aerial

A Yagi aerial is probably the most common of all TV aerials. These are instantly recognisable and are often used on top of buildings including most houses. Yagi aerials are mounted on a pole and have a large reflector at the back. The aerial is made up of smaller metal rods which are placed at a ninety degree angle to the main central arm and an equal distance apart.  Yagi aerials tend to be the most common because they are very good at picking up signals, relatively straightforward to install and can pick up most if not all available digital television channels.

Loft Aerial

In appearance these types of aerial can look very similar to the Yagi. They have a central rod or arm and have metal elements that are fixed at right angles to the arm. Some, but not all loft aerials have the rear reflector, however these will only be used in areas where there is a good signal to receive. It is recommended that loft aerials be used in areas in and around 15 miles of the transmitter.

High Gain TV Aerial

This type of aerial is often used in areas where signal reception is extremely poor. A high gain TV aerial can increase power to the receiver, which is essential for tuning in as many Freeview channels as possible in poor signal locations. These aerials look similar to the Yagi aerial but can have two reflectors. They are often mounted on large masts to overcome any obstacles that could affect signal strength.

Grid Aerial

These are almost square in shape and are often used alongside a Yagi aerial. They have several metal bars and a reflector. Used by themselves a Grid aerial is not very efficient at receiving digital channels however when used with a Yagi the signal quality will be much better.

Satellite Dish

Depending on location satellite dishes are often fixed to the wall of a house and face the relevant direction. There are some larger dishes that can operate from the ground. They have a protruding arm called an LNB which attaches the cabling. The cable runs from the dish to the receiver and should enter the premises at the most convenient point.  

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How Much Will It Cost To Repair Your TV Aerial?

The cost to repair an aerial depends on what damage has occurred and what aerial is being used. Our engineers will offer the best guidance and our aim is to provide complete customer satisfaction with both price and the finished job.

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