Residents in the city of London who choose to watch TV with a Freeview set top box will soon find out the importance of a top quality aerial installation. London residents whose aerial is not adequate enough to pick up a digital signal will run into problems with channels or even lose them once the switchover has taken place in April 2012.
Problems You May Encounter
Here are some of the numerous problems residents may encounter if their aerial is not adequate:
Freezing of the TV picture;
A picture that stutters or breaks up;
Crackles in the sound and picture;
Ghosting of the picture;
A loss of some of the channels once the switchover has taken place or worse still, losing all channels.
The above of course only relate to those residents who have chosen to watch digital TV through their built in set top box or who have purchased a set top box. Anyone choosing satellite TV will take advantage of the digital signal through a satellite dish.
Anyone who suffers from any of the problems above at the moment may want to give some thought to upgrading their aerial with a digital aerial installation. London residents should then be able to enjoy all channels that Freeview provides. Another problem for residents that live far from the closet signal or who are surrounded by tall buildings or live in a dip, may find they have a very weak signal.
How to Remedy Signal Strength Problems
In the case of being unfortunate enough to live in an area where the signal is poor an aerial installation company may be able to help with wide band aerial installation. London residents should then be able to enjoy a better signal and there is a better chance of residents being able to receive all of the channels offered by Freeview.
A high gain wide band aerial is specifically designed for areas where the signal strength is poor. Generally the more elements there is on this type of aerial the better the signal. Some aerials of this class have been known to have as many as 100 elements; however 45 elements or even 75 are most common. Aerial fitters may also be able to help to boost your signal by fitting your aerial as high up as possible. If needed they use poles and brackets.
As you can see good quality aerial installation in London is needed if you want to get the most out of Freeview TV in the London area. A quality aerial and installation should help to bring all of the 50 channels that are provided by a Freeview set top box. Your family will be able to enjoy a wide range of programs plus be able to listen to crystal clear radio too.