Where to put your TV antenna for the best reception

If you are installing a new television antenna you want to make sure it is located in the right place. A poorly placed TV antenna can end up causing a lot of frustration and irritation and could mean that your TV signal isn’t as reliable as it could be.

Parental filters for TV: What every parent needs to know

Parental filters for TV: What every parent needs to know The switchover to digital television in Australia means more channels and more programs are being added all the time. We understand that monitoring your child’s TV consumption and ensuring they are only watching…

MATV Systems Explained

MATV stands for Master Antenna Television. It’s the way reception in large buildings such as hotels, schools, office blocks and apartment blocks is conveyed to every TV in the building, using a single master TV antenna. In simplified terms, a MATV system is made up of two main sections…

Mobile antennas: How to choose the right outdoor TV antenna

Purchasing a mobile TV antenna for your caravan or motorhome is very different to purchasing an antenna for your home. For most houses, an outdoor digital TV antenna is set up by a professional antenna installer to receive transmissions from one transmitter, and is never moved again…

The Dangerous Life of an Antenna Repairman

Like many homeowners, you might enjoy pottering around your home doing odd jobs and repairs, and for the most part DIY can be rewarding. However, there is one area where the idea to do a little DIY should be put aside in favour of being smart and calling…

Does your TV signal get worse at night?

Digital television offers image and sound quality that is far superior to the analogue TV reception of the past. However, the digital TV signal can suffer from a problem that didn’t occur with the old analogue system. This malady is known as the digital cliff.  The digital cliff…

Indoor TV Antenna VS Outdoor TV Antennas

Until fairly recently, TV in Australia hadn’t changed much since it was first introduced to the general public in high-end electrical store windows in the 50s. Then, it was a simple matter of bringing your new TV home, placing a standard indoor TV aerial on top, and catching…

Why an electrician should NOT install your TV antenna

When it comes to TV, Australia is in the digital transition phase, so you may be beginning to experience picture faults. If your old TV antenna system isn’t set up to receive the new frequencies required for digital television viewing, it’s easy to fix. It’s simply a matter…

How many TVs can run on one TV antenna?

With the widespread introduction of digital television across Australia, many people are reviewing their TV reception, and their TV antenna design. And, with several televisions in a single household the norm these days, one question that often pops up is how many televisions can be run effectively off…

Are you Ready for the Digital TV Change over in Australia?

The digital TV change over in Australia has been on the cards for years, and many people have already made the switch as the analogue signal is progressively turned off across the country. While it might seem a bit daunting if you haven’t upgraded your electronics in recent…

Tips on Planning a Home Data Network

With the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout just around the corner, and a growing proliferation of internet enabled devices appearing in the typical household, a home data network has become more of a necessity than a luxury. But is your home data network design in Melbourne the best…

Tips on Safely Installing Wall Mounted TVs

Having wall mounted TVs has become the norm in most homes these days. More than just entertainment devices, wall mounted flat screen TVs are now often regarded as style statements as well. But, however you think of your TV, there’s no denying that wall mounting is practical when…

Is your television antenna guaranteed for life?

Finding the right television antenna can often seem like a confusing and overly technical process. But the truth is, it is easy – once you find the right digital TV antenna provider.  You should ensure that the company that performs your digital antenna installation is trustworthy, credible and…

Digital antenna installation: What you need to know!

Around Australia, analogue TV services are being progressively switched over to digital TV signals. If you aren’t “digital ready”, it’s probably time to consider digital antenna installation so that you can experience all the benefits that digital TV offers. You have two options if you want to get…

Digital TV antenna.

As Australia adapts to Digital television, viewers now have the chance to take advantage of the highest quality audio and visual programs available. One sure way to ensure the best viewing experience is by setting up a digital TV antenna. By setting up a digital television antenna you…

The digital TV switchover isn’t far away

On 10th December 2013 Melbourne will say goodbye to analogue and hello to digital. That’s less than 18 months away! There’s been lot’s of new aerial installations performed all over Australia because a lot of Australian homes had ancient aerials and needed to improve their signal. Luckily a…

What happens to my old TV when digital takes over?

It depends. Do you have a digital set top box? If your TV can connect to a digital set top box or a digital TV recorder then you can use your old TV for as long as you like. Have you thought about your TV aerial? If you’re…

Questions to ask so you get a fair deal from an ‘antenna man’

As we get closer to the big digital TV switchover there will be more and more ‘antenna men’ knocking on your door wanting to carry out a digital antenna installation for you. But wait! Before you hand-over your hard-earned cash you need to ask some important questions first….

Thousands Of North Queensland Complain About Bad Digital TV Reception

An old or incorrectly placed television antenna is one of the reasons nearly 5000 North Queenslanders have lodged calls to the Digital Switchover Taskforce. One in five complaining about picture freeze, no sound and blue screens. Weather can be a factor with both analogue or digital TV reception,…

How do I know if I have a digital TV?

An easy way to tell if you are watching digital TV, is whether you can receive ABC2, ABC3 or GO. These are all standard definition digital channels, so if you can view them (and you don’t have subscription TV like Foxtel), it means your TV is capable of…

Things to Know If You Are Receiving Poor Digital TV Reception

Almost everyone knows about the digital TV switchover happening until 2013 and that some suburbs have had a full switch to digital TV. In fact regional Victoria is now using digital TV alone with analog TV fully switched off. We all seem prepared for this change, however we…

Get the Most Out of Your Digital Antenna Installation

Antenna Installation for your digital TV may seem “old school” to some, however, a growing number of customers who know better are finding this to be necessary in getting the best experience from their digital TVs. The slow but sure switch to digital TV broadcasting has eliminated most…

TV in Australia

- Here’s a great ad that Foxtel was running a few years ago. It takes us on a journey through the years of Australians and television. How things have changed. (thank goodness!) How far back do you go?

Mind the TV Antenna

It that time of the year again, when we get all excited about Christmas and the associated festivities. For some, getting into the Christmas spirit means decorating a tree, wrapping presents and maybe going so far as singing carols in public. Then there’s the folks who like to…

Call the Antenna Guy

We’ve all had situations with our TV’s where the picture has been bad. Unfortunately, sods law says that this will generally happen when you really, really want to watch something – or worse when you’re halfway through watching something. Here’s one way to fix the antenna and get…

Get a Better TV Picture

Whether you’ve had your digital flat screen TV for a while, just purchased or thinking about purchasing one for Christmas, we could all do with some help when it comes to getting a great picture. Here’s some great advice on getting a decent picture from your TV: don’t…

The Latest TV From…Apple?

In a review of Apple guru Steve Jobs biography, the Washington Post indicates that Apple has been working on a new Apple TV. Steve Jobs and Apple have brought us same amazing gadgets, all of which have had a major impacts on their competitors. From the first mac,…

The Coat Hanger HDTV Antenna

As antenna specialists, we have a range of antenna solutions to suit everyone’s needs. The result is the best picture possible, and from only $120! Or, you can build your own, the coat hanger HDTV antenna!! Why not call us 1800 351 121, we’ll put up something a…

Antenna Installation Tips

We get asked all the time what should we be looking for when choosing an antenna system to get the best picture. Here’s a few things to consider: the type of antenna the type of mounting being used what masthead amplifier is being used quality of the cablilng…

How Smart is Your TV?

TV’s used to be simple things. Kind of like a fish bowl sitting in a box, showing 4 channels and a couple of other ones that were usually covered in snow. If you wanted to watch a different channel, you had to physically get out of the chair,…

Its Footy Finals Time!

How quickly footy finals roll around. This time its not the one day in September, but the one day in October. Or if you’re a fan of one or the other rugb codes, there’s 3 big finals to get excited about. Aside from the AFL grand final, (does…

Wierd Antennas

At New Image Antennas we take pride in our work, something our many customers have complemented us on. But just because we are extremely professional in what we do, backed by years of experience, equipment, training and endorsed as part of the government’s digital TV installation scheme doesn’t…

Using Social Media to Find Help

Social media has exploded across our computer screens over the past few years. Sites like facebook, youtube, twitter, flickr and others have helped make being online more fun. We can keep up with what our friends are doing, where they’ve been and what they’re thinking. But these sites…

Freeview Digital TV

- Have you got Freeview? What is Freeview you may well ask. Well, according to www.Freeview.com.au, its the free digital television service, made up of all our free to view broadcasters including the ABC, SBS, Seven Network, Nine Network, Network Ten, and regional networks PRIME7, WIN Television and…

3D TV the Video

Not so long ago we talked about where things were at with 3D TV. Is it the coolest toy on the block or will it be the TV equivalent of the beta max video? Well, either way, we came across a pretty cool ad for a 3D TV….

What happened to HDTV?

According to a recent article in ‘The Age’, titled “Network Ten abandons AFL – the great Aussie high-def swindle” we’re being dudded when it comes to being able to watch our favourite shows in high definition. (HD). For sports fans in particular, the lack of HD live sports…

New Image Antennas on YouTube!

Among all those dancing cat videos, baby videos and wedding disaster videos on YouTube, you’ll now find New Image Antennas! Now let’s be clear, we’re not trying to compete with those categories, or any other category for that matter. We just thought it would be great if you…

Get Ready for Digital TV – With an Endorsed Installer

It’s an exciting time for people who enjoy home based entertainment. There’s a bigger range of bigger and better TV’s than ever before, with what seems like new models coming out almost every day. When you add to that the whole home theatre experience as well as the…

Hang on to Your Antenna – Its Winter

So far winter in Melbourne has given us the variety only a Melbourne winter can. We started off with some fairly cold weather, with the opening of the ski season in early June blessed with plenty of the white stuff. Then we had quite a mild stint, with…

Have You Considered a 3D TV?

3D TV is here. In the past few years, we’ve seen the rise of 3D movies, with the likes of Avatar and a host of kids movies that have reinvented the whole 3D experience. Remember Jaws 3D? Well 3D has finally arrived, and the experience is amazing. But…

Antenna Installation for Your New House

Are you lucky enough to be building your dream home? Have you thought about making sure you’ve got the best TV reception, especially if your house has a home cinema. As part of the joy, hard work and sometimes frustration of building your new home, its important to…

Federal Government Announces Digital TV Assistance

A few days ago, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy provided an update on the government’s household assistance scheme. The scheme was announced to help people in the switchover to digital TV, currently being rolled out across Australia.

A Better Picture with a Better Cable

As a homeowner or renter, you may be able to get a better picture on your digital TV. One of the most important things to consider is the quality of your antenna and cabling. Most antenna solutions should work after the digital switchover, but a few may need…

Recycling Your Old TV

As more and more people switch over to digital TV by upgrading from their existing TV, the next question to aks is, “What do I do with my old TV?” Well, if you live in the Albury region, one solution, as reported by the ABC Murray Goulburn, is…

Finding a Quality TV Antenna Installer

With many people upgrading their TV, either as a result of the national switch over to digital TV or simply because of the range and relative low cost of quality TV’s available, the question to ask is whether your existing antenna is up for the job. What’s the…