When watching TV through the analogue signal there was no real worry about the aerial on your roof. However in the London region the analogue signal will be switched of in April and changed to the digital signal. This means that anyone watching TV through their aerial and Freeview needs to give some thought to whether or not they need new aerial installation in London.
Will I Be Able To Watch Freeview With My Old Aerial?
This is something that residents of London will have to give some thought to. The majority of individuals will go through the switchover without any problem and continue being able to watch TV through their existing aerial while a few may have to have a new aerial installation in London to be able to continue receiving all the channels.
The region you live in may depend on whether you need a new aerial installation in London or not. The majority of properties in London should be able to get around 50 channels; however some may need what is called a wide band aerial to continue picking up all the channels. One factor to take into account is the condition of your existing TV aerial. Anyone worried about whether they need a new aerial installation in London may wish to consider their service at the moment. Residents watching TV through their aerial and Freeview set top box can go on the quality of their picture at the moment. If your picture quality is ok to good then the chances are that the signal will be even stronger and better once the switchover has taken place. Residents whose picture quality is poor however may find that even the improvement when the analogue signal is switched off won’t make much difference. If this is the case then you may need a new aerial installation. London residents who have a wide band aerial installed will then
be able to receive a much better signal, in their poor signal area.
Wideband Aerial Installation in London
Of course you may wish to known if you already own a wideband aerial. These aerials are often easy to spot as they typically can be identified by the black stopper which sets it apart from what are known as the grouped aerials. They also tend to have elements that are of different lengths and with different spaces. The difference between high band aerials and grouped aerials are that wideband aerials cover the whole of the UHF band and work with all of the frequencies in the UK.
If yours is not a wideband aerial and you happen to live in a region where the signal strength is classed as poor then you may wish to consider new aerial installation in London and have a wide band aerial installed. After doing so the chances are that you will get a much clearer signal and you will be able to pick up all the digital channels offered by Freeview.