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.

The right place for your TV antenna will depend on a number of different factors and in most cases a professional antenna installation will be the best way to ensure that you are getting the highest possible picture quality and reception for your TV.

Here are a few things to consider when deciding where to place your TV antenna:

  • Where are the TV signals coming from? TV antennas work best when they are pointed towards the source of the signal. To be sure of getting the best signal you will need to find out where your nearest TV transmitting station is and direct your television antenna accordingly.
  • How far away is your TV antenna from your television set? Signals can deteriorate over distance so you should always try to position your television antenna within 15-20 metres of your TV.
  • How high do you want to go? The higher the better when it comes to receiving a strong signal. Where possible your TV antenna should be mounted above the highest position on your roof within a direct line of sight to the transmitter. Other buildings and hills can all block your TV signal and lead to inferior reception.
  • Are there any safety considerations you need to think about? Never install or work on an antenna located too close to high voltage power lines. You may also need to consider any local council regulations regarding how high TV antennas can be mounted.

Although it may be possible to mount your TV antenna yourself, it is usually better to seek help from a professional. An antenna specialist will know how to position your television antenna for the best signal and will be able to make sure that there are no safety risks from nearby power lines.

Professional antenna installation in Melbourne is not expensive and it can give you the reassurance of knowing that your antenna has been installed properly and reliably.

For high quality, professional antenna installation in the Melbourne area, contact New Image Antennas. With over 20 years’ experience servicing Melbourne and the surrounding areas we can take care of all your antenna installation needs.

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