Installing an Aerial in Exeter Discussed by The Aerial Man
If you are looking to enjoy excellent services such as Freeview, you may be wondering how you can enjoy this service. If you have recently purchased a property, have moved into a property or are interested in enjoying services such as Freeview then you have likely been considering installing a television aerial.
Your television aerial is vital in enjoying digital TV, therefore, you will need to install a television aerial to enjoy this service. The Aerial Man has offered tv aerial installations in Exeter and the surrounding areas for many years. In this article, we discuss installing a new television aerial for your property or replacing / repairing your current aerial. We will also discuss how we can help you enjoy various television services such as Freeview after the installation of your television aerial. If you are looking for aerials in Exeter or aerial installers in Exeter then enquire with The Aerial Man today using an online contact form on our website or telephone our team now on: 0800 195 8056
Do I Need to Install a Television Aerial? What do I Need to Consider?
If you want to enjoy digital TV then you will be required to install a television aerial. All that you will need to enjoy services such as Freeview are a relevant television license for your property, a television aerial that is installed and operates correctly and a Freeview box which will let you access Freeview. If you have purchased a smart TV, you may not need to purchase a top-set box if your television has one in-built.
When considering if you can install a television aerial, you will need to obtain the relevant permissions if you are leasing the property and feel as if you want a television aerial to be installed. There is also the option to have an in-door aerial installed in your property which is portable rather than being fixed into the building. This can be a solution should your landlord not want to install a television aerial or a television aerial cannot be installed physically on-top of the property.
If you own a listed building then you will also need to consider if you are eligible to install an aerial on the roof of your property. It’s advised to contact your relevant council to discuss this. If you cannot install a television aerial due to the fact that you own a listed building or are not permitted permission for any other reason then again an indoor aerial may be more suitable.
How Does an Indoor TV Aerial Work?
If a rooftop aerial isn’t ideally suited for you or you find that you are unable to install a rooftop aerial then an indoor TV aerial can maximise your chances of getting great reception for your television. Our team of aerial experts can advise you on the various indoor aerials that are available as well as how to set up your indoor aerial and get the best TV picture that is possible. As there are several different indoor aerials that are available each with different features such as specially designed amplifiers, we can help you find the perfect indoor aerial that suits your home.
When you book a free consultation, one of our experienced aerial technicians will visit you in your home. We will be able to discuss with you the various benefits of installing an indoor aerial, especially if you are unable to install a rooftop aerial at your property. We can discuss with you the various indoor aerials that are available and help you purchase and install your new indoor TV aerial.
Do I Need More Than One TV Aerial for Multiple Televisions?
No, you will not need more than one TV aerial if you have multiple televisions in which you want to enjoy Freeview or other aerial services on. If you want to enjoy Freeview or other digital service on multiple TVs in your home then we can install extra TV points to ensure that you can enjoy your favourite television programmes, wherever you are in your house. All you need to enjoy Freeview in more than 1 room is another cable which will run from the aerial to the room. Our expert engineers will also be able to advise you on the type of aerial that you will need which depends largely on your location and surroundings. How many televisions you are planning to connect is also a factor so our engineers are more than happy to discuss this with you.
What is the Difference Between a TV Aerial and a Satellite Dish?
A television aerial allows you to enjoy services such as Freeview whereas a satellite dish allows you to enjoy services such as Freesat. The range of a satellite dish is further therefore you can receive foreign channels through a satellite dish and to be aligned to the apposite foreign satellite. Your television aerial allows you to enjoy digital services and choosing an aerial or a satellite dish is largely down to your personal requirements. Our experienced team of engineers can install digital television aerials as well as satellite dishes so we can help you regardless of your requirements.
Do I Need a New TV to Enjoy Freeview?
Once your new television aerial is installed, you will be able to enjoy Freeview as this is a free service. The only cost that is associated with Freeview is the installation of your television aerial and the purchasing of a Freeview top box should you require this. If you want to purchase a television that has a Freeview box integrated within the television then you can purchase a new television however you will not need a new television to enjoy Freeview. If your current television does not have a Freeview box integrated into the television then you can purchase a Freeview box or top box to enable you to enjoy your favourite programmes on Freeview.
What is Freeview?
Being the largest digital terrestrial television service, Freeview offers the most popular TV and radio channels without a subscription charge. As mentioned, the only costs that are associated with Freeview are the cost of the installation of your television aerial (if you do not have one already installed) the Freeview box or television with in-built Freeview box should you require this. Although the standard package doesn’t include subscription packages, you can choose certain packages to enjoy certain pay to view channels such as sports packages which allows you to enjoy the subscription packages that you choose rather than having to pay for a subscription which includes channels that you do not watch.
What About Streaming Services Such as Netflix?
Freeview boxes (especially more recent models) more likely than not come with features that integrate Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Smart TVs feature applications that allow you to watch your favourite programmes on these streaming platforms. As these are seperate ways to watch your favourite programmes that are not necessarily shown on TV, this is another reason why many opt out of subscription based television in favour of a combination of Freeview or Freesat and their preferred streaming services.
Many consumers (especially the younger generations) prefer streaming platforms and this has seen a huge rise in popularity in Netflix and other famous streaming platforms. These integrate seamlessly with your Freeview box and allows you to watch a variety of your favourite programmes without having to pay for a digital television subscription.
Freeview play is a TV service that combines catch up TV services with live television. This allows you to browse through catch-up TV services such as Channel 4 on Demand, BBC iPlayer & ITV player.
The Aerial Man – Official Humax Trade Partners
We are official trade partners with Humax which means that we can offer you the best possible deals for the complete Freeview package with your new television aerial installation. We offer competitive prices on our entire range, including recordable PVRs. Using a Humax box, you can enjoy Freeview with your brand new television aerial and with multi-room Freeview play boxes such as the H3 Espresso – you are able to access what’s on your Freeview play box from another room.
Improving the Picture Quality of Your TV
Another service that we have to offer in conjunction with our aerial installation services is our ability to diagnose and solve issues with the picture quality of your television. There are many issues that may cause a lack of picture quality and our experienced aerial technicians are more than happy to come out and have a look at your aerial or your television. If you are experiencing problems with your television reception then you may find:
- Objects blocking your aerial such as trees.
- Incorrect installation of your current aerial.
- Current aerial has becoming damaged.
- Cabling of current aerial has become damaged.
- Current aerial has been knocked out of place.
- Current aerial has sustained environmental damage.
- The current signal is weak.
As there are many issues that could be causing this issue, one of our aerial technicians can visit your property for free to take a look at your aerial and the setup of your cabling to see if there are any issues that can be resolved. Once a solution has been identified, we will let you know what the issue is and offer you a highly competitive quotation to resolve the current issue that you are experiencing. If you are happy with the quotation that has been provided then we will be more than happy to carry out the work then and there, to ensure that your picture quality is clear as crystal and you can enjoy your favourite television programmes without the annoyance of poor picture quality. Enquire with our team of expert television aerial specialists to find out more about all of the television aerial services that we have to offer.
Resolving Issues With Your Current Television Aerial
If you already have a television aerial then all you will need to do is connect your Freeview box or smart TV to your aerial socket and you will be able to enjoy Freeview. If you are experiencing issues with connecting to Freeview or other issues such as poor picture quality then there may be an issue with your television aerial.
We have recently been discussing the 700 mHZ clearance and how it has been disrupting our clients. Work is scheduled to be carried out on the Beacon Hill transmitter on the 27th March 2019. This may cause disruption to television reception with some TVs having reported to display a message saying that a channel is moving. If you experience issues with this then we can help and have a look at your aerial to see if there are any additional issues.
Contact our Aerial Installation Team Today
Whether you are looking to install a new aerial in your property or need to find a replacement aerial / are in need of a repair – we can help you. We have helped many of our clients in Exeter and the surrounding areas and are more than happy to help you find your ideal aerial. If you are also suffering from issues with the 700 mHZ clearance then we can assist you with this. If you are looking to install a television aerial for your property or if you are looking for an aerial in Exeter then ensure that you enquire with The Aerial Man today using an online contact form on our website. Alternatively, call us now on: 0800 195 8056