Before you go ahead and get a new aerial, it’s worth doing some research to help you make the decision about which TV aerial to choose. And it’s possible that you might not even need a new aerial.
Take a look at these points and see whether any of them apply to you before you splash out on a new aerial.
You might need your aerial repaired instead of a new aerial
If you’re not receiving any signal through your aerial or the signal is weak, you might think you need a new one. But you might be able to just have it repaired or upgraded. The best thing to do is ask a professional who will be able to tell you the best thing to do.
How many TV points do you need?
You can have as many TV points in your home as you want, but bear in mind that the more wall points you have, the weaker your signal will be. You might need to get an amplifier booster.
Do you need more than one aerial?
If you do have multiple TV points in your home, you might find that the signal is weak. That might lead you to the conclusion that you need more than one aerial. But the answer is no. You just need a signal that is strong enough to operate all the televisions to a suitable signal.
If you have a digital TV aerial installed, will you automatically be able to enjoy HD channels?
No. You’ll need to get an HD ready TV to be able to watch HD channels, or get an HD receiver box attached to your TV. But if you’ve bought a TV in the last 10 years, the chances are your TV is HD ready.
If you consider these points before calling an aerial installer to put in a new aerial, you could save yourself a lot of money. You might just be able to get away with them repairing your antenna for you, so it’s worth thinking about as well as getting advice from trusted companies.