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How to Better Your TV Reception

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Some residents of the country may have problems with receiving excellent TV reception. Part of this could be a result of your location. If you live far away from the towers, you may have scratchy reception. While living on the edge of coverage limits cannot be changed (unless you decide to move), you can take the following steps to give yourself the optimal reception possible for your location.

Your Antenna's Fit

One problem that you may have in receiving channels is that the antenna is not right for your television set. The type or design of the antenna may not be the right fit for your television. Some antennas are designed to receive only certain frequencies. The reason you may not be receiving your favorite channels is that the antenna you bought was not designed to receive those channels. You may need a band-specific antenna that can receive better reception. Talk to a professional who can evaluate what type of television antenna installation you have and if changing the antenna will better your reception.

Your Antenna's Features

Your antenna must be strong enough to grab the TV signal. If it is not doing so, you may need a signal booster to amplify your signal's reception. Also, your antenna can be adjusted so you do not spend your signal's strength on receiving unwanted signals. Last of all, your antenna's strength must be able to withstand harsh weather conditions. Changing your antenna to an antenna that is hardier against the weather will allow you to have good reception even when the weather is savage.

Your Antenna's Frequencies

If neither of the above is your problem, you may need to adjust the frequencies your antenna is receiving. In Australia, signals are broadcasted as VHF Band III, UHF Band IV, and UHF Band V. Depending on where you live, your antenna may need to be adjusted to receive the band that is broadcasted in your area. Your antenna may be able to be adjusted to receive the correct frequency, or you may need to have a new antenna installed altogether.

Your Antenna's Location

An indoor antenna may make your TV more sensitive to interference, so you may need to have the antenna moved outside. Last of all, if you have multiple antennas installed in the same area, they may interfere with each other. Having a professional evaluate your antenna's location and receiving signal possibilities will help you discover the problem and be able to receive the signals you want.