Aerial Connection And Repair Check List

When getting bad reception on your TV, you might think that your antenna is the problem and it either needs to be fixed or replaced. However, that is not always the case. There are several steps that you could take to find out if it’s time to call a television antenna repair and maintenance expert. In this article, we will be discussing some of the possible reasons why you are getting lousy reception and how you can test your antenna installation to see if it needs replacing or fixing. More info here:

Some of the general aspects that could indicate that something’s not working as it should include:

  • Turning your television on and instead of a channel loading, you get a “searching…” message
  • Your television signal keeps on going in and out
  • Some of the channels you’ve saved on your channel list are no longer available

If you’ve experienced any of the above, then here are some steps that could help you find out if you need to either replace or repair your antenna.

  1. Examine your Television Antenna

Examine your antenna to see if it looks bent or broken. Severe weather and strong winds could cause an antenna to break. It could also be because the antenna is old and has deteriorated over time. If your antenna is broken, then chances are it’s beyond repair, and you’ll need to get a new one.

  1. Check your Television Connection

While this sounds obvious, most of us often do not think about checking the television connection first. If you doubt your TV’s connection, try connecting your aerial to a different television and see if it still works. If it doesn’t, you might have to replace it.

  1. Check Cables

This is another point that seems obvious; however, it’s common for cables that have been in use for a long time to get damaged, causing a bad reception. As such, do not forget to check if your cables are secure and if they’re still securely plugged in. Also, make sure that they are not degenerated or twisted; two factors that could be the cause of unclear reception. If that is the case, then buy and install new cables.

  1. Check TV Mode and TV Tuning

If you do not see any channels, check to see if you are on TV and not HDMI or any other connection option. If you are connected to HDMI, which connects to your DVD player, gaming console, or a digital decoder, then no digital television channels will be displayed. Regarding TV tuning, consider scanning the channels again, as they could’ve been reset.

  1. Check Your Decoder

If you own an analogue TV and are using a set-top box, consider checking the connection between the two as it could get loose over time, or could have been knocked over by your cat or dog if you own one. Make sure that the box is firmly connected to your television.

We hope that you’ve found these tips of interest. Now that you understand TV connections better, you shouldn’t have a problem knowing when to call your local TV repair expert and when to resolve connection issues by yourself.