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Choosing the correct aerial installation for the outside of your Central Scotland home

Buying the right outdoor television aerial can be a little tricky for the uninitiated and the inexperienced. Effectively, in cases such as this you are relying on the advice you get from the aerial installer. But, many people are also guided on price but there is more to consider than this in the decision as to which is the right aerial for you.

Please note this article is a guide only; every household differs and so it really does pay to get in touch with us so we can advise you correctly.

Checking the signal gain

In order to get the best television picture, you will need the right size aerial for the terrain or environment within which it operates. The best way of gauging this is to take a walk in the immediate neighbourhood and not what aerial installations other properties in the area have.

Take note, for example, in which direction the aerials are facing – this way you can see from which direction the strength is signal is best. However, if you see that aerials are pointing in all different directions, then it may be apparent that there are difficulties with the signal and an amplifier may be needed.

There are also various websites online that will tell you the signal strength in certain areas but all this can make for a very piecemeal approach to getting the right aerial in the right place. And this is a great reason why contacting a professional aerial installations company local to Central Scotland can reap the benefits!

UHF, VHF and digital signals

At one time, you plugged the TV, flicked the switch and the TV came on. You had a choice of 3 channels (in the very early days) and you were scuppered if you wanted to watch TV passed midnight.

Now, with 24 hours television and hundreds of channels across the digital landscape, knowing your UHF, from the VHF and digital signal can be a little difficult. Not all digital channels fall within the UHF bandwidth and so if you want high definition signals too, then you will also need to tap into the VHF signal too.

In this sense, do not assume that the more expensive an aerial is, that it will support all signals!

Outdoor and indoor aerials

An outdoor aerial installation at your Central Scotland home are trickier to install, especially for the novice. You will need all the right tools and ladders, as well as a head for heights! In all honesty, and for your own safety, looking for a professional company, experienced in aerial installations in Central Scotland is the way to go.

Are you looking for a new aerial? Do you require help and advice? Call us today as we have the answers!

Where We Can Help

Mathers Satellites provide home aerial services across Central Scotland:

Glasgow, Edinburgh, Paisley, East Kilbride, Livingston, Cumbernauld, Hamilton, Ayr, Kilmarnock, Greenock, Coatbridge, Airdrie, Falkirk, Stirling, Irvine, Rutherglen, Motherwell, Wishaw, Clydebank, Bearsden, Cambuslang, Newton Mearns, Bishopbriggs, Renfrew, Bellshill, Blantyre, Dumbarton, Kirkintilloch, Clarkston, Bathgate, Stenhousemuir, Barrhead, Kilwinning, Giffnock, Uddingston, Penicuik, Johnstone, Erskine, Larkhall

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