Everything you need to know about finding an antenna specialist
Antenna service companies typically supply and install digital and analogue TV antenna systems. Other common jobs include the repair, troubleshooting and relocation of antennas.
Common Antenna Problems
Some of the most common problems associated with TV antenna include a deterioration of the antenna cable, loose outlet connectors, poor quality fly leads and poorly secured units. All these issues can lead to poor reception of TV broadcasts. An antenna specialist is best placed to advise all these cases.
What is Digital TV?
You would have heard a lot about the switchover to Digitial TV recently. This refers to the upgrading of all television broadcast signals from analogue to digital, scheduled for 2013. Practically you will either need a digital capable TV or set top box to recieve the new signal. From 2013 you will require an antenna capable of receiving a digital signal.
Hiring an Antenna Service Company
When hiring your antenna service, ensure that they give you an obligation free quote. Be aware that the system, and subsequently the quote, will depend on your location, the number of outlets you have, and any other technical issues. If you are getting a new antenna installed, ensure that it is digital ready for when the TV networks switch over. Ensure that warranties for equipment are also provided where appropriate.
How Much Do Antenna Services Cost?
An antenna service will generally have a call out fee for every job. Thereafter costs will be determined by the length of the job, materials supplied and the ease of access of the site. Expect to pay in the region of $60 per hour, though this figure may well be affected by where you live and how experienced the installer is.
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