What causes poor TV reception?
There’s nothing more annoying than having poor reception on your TV – especially if you are trying to watch an important sports game or your favourite film. Here are a few things that may be causing the problem.
Signs of poor TV reception include:
- Colour & sound distortion
- Images dropping in & out
- Strange noises
- ‘No signal’ message
- Some channels work & others don't
There can be many causes, but try these basics first:
- Make sure your TV and power cables are connected to the wall sockets as well as the TV.
- Try and perform an auto or manual scan for your TV channels (you may need to refer to your TV instruction manual for this one).
- If you have an amplifier in your system, make sure the power supply is plugged in and turned on.
Other issues that can affect your reception are:
- Badly installed or poor-quality cabling.
- Incorrect installation of splitters, connectors and amplifiers.
- Your antenna has been knocked out of alignment by the stormy weather or not set up properly in the first place.
- Poor internal connections.
- Heavy rain has caused damage to parts of your antenna system.
- Interference from mobile transmission towers, LED lights, electrical interference and even the solar panels on your roof.
TV reception and antenna issues are a complicated business, so it’s best to call your local antenna professionals. They can have a look at your home’s set up, discover the problem and advise the best solution.