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What To Do When There’s No Sky Signal

Imagine this. You made sure to have all your chores finished just in time for your favourite TV programme. You make it to the living room with a bowl of chips, sit down on the couch, and turn on the television. To your horror, your Sky box shows the words: “Sky No signal.” In only a few moments, your show will have started, and your Sky box won’t be available to record the video. What do you do? While you may try contacting Sky for an engineer, we know from experience that they might not be able to visit you until a few days later. You need your signal fixed immediately.

There’s good news waiting for you: you don’t have to tear your hair out because there’s no sky signal. And the even better news is that you can troubleshoot your Sky box without having to wait for a technician.

Diagnose the Problem

There are a lot of reasons as to why your Sky box has no signal on tv. If the weather is bad in your area or if you hear the wind howling outside, this will definitely reduce the quality of your sound and image. We recommend waiting out the storm until testing your system’s satellite signal again. If weather conditions are favourable, try changing the channel and see if your Sky box still doesn’t have a satellite signal. Should the other channels work fine, you can wait a few minutes before going back to the previous channel; but if things still aren’t looking great, then your network coverage might have a problem.

Check your service status. You can also send them a message if you have their contact details. If there happens to be a network outage in your area, we recommend waiting that out, as well. If there are no such reports of Sky being unable to provide satellite signal, reboot your Sky box and check if any of the cables are loose. These are the basic techniques that generally save a lot of time and solve the majority of signal problems with Sky.

Resetting your Sky Box

Click the ‘Standby’ button on your remote. If your model has PVR or recording capability, you will need to wait for the hard drive to stop spinning for a short while. Once it ends, you may switch off your Sky box, your TV, and other devices that are connected to it. You will also need to switch off your mains and disconnect your Sky box.

Take note: When inspecting it, make sure not to take the small plug out of the power socket at the back of the device. When the power is on, take care not to touch the plug as this can cause damage to the internal circuits, and an internal fuse may fry up.

Look for the HDMI and SCART cables attached at the Skybox’s rear. All of these should be firmly attached to both the television and the Skybox. After tightening connections, wait for five minutes before switching everything back on. This allows the capacitors inside the satellite receiver to completely discharge and cool down. There will be times that your satellite receiver freezes and an excellent way to break this is to do a complete reboot. After turning it back on, you might notice that the Sky logo will flash across the screen. This is the start of the initialisation process. Make sure to wait for a few minutes before trying to change the channel to prevent the Sky box from being overloaded with commands.

Correcting your TV Source

If the words ‘No Signal’ are coming from your television screen and not your Sky box, check the cables once again. This could mean that your Sky box is working correctly, but your cables are not configured properly. If this is the case, double-check if your Sky box is on, with the green light showing. Then go to your handset and press ‘TV’ and then ‘Help’. If the handset is not configured to your TV, you will have to your television’s handset instead. Look for the words source, input, or AV. Depending on the manufacturer, this should lead you to the input settings for your Sky box. Keep rotating through the input options until you find Sky TV. This will hopefully restore your television’s audio and video.

Making sure your subscription is active

If your subscription-based TV services are not working, but terrestrial-free-to-air services are, you will need to check your subscription. Go to your Sky box and check the viewing card inserted in it and the viewing card paired with it.

Your viewing experience relies on a lot of devices. While it may seem daunting at first, doing these basic troubleshooting techniques will save you some money. However, when the time comes that you will need professional help, be sure to contact us and we’ll be there to assist.

How To Use A TV Aerial Splitter

Let’s clear something up. A lot of people often use the terms “aerial” and “antenna” interchangeably. While we know it can be confusing, these two objects are not the same. The antenna’s job is to transmit radio waves. An aerial’s job, such as the satellite dish sitting on top of roofs, are only receptors of television signals and not transmitters.

Another example of a receptor is the aerial used for car radios. All TV sets used to have aerials on them before cable and satellite televisions were released to the market. While they used to be made of wires that are cut to a specific length, they are not made with aluminium tubing to support them on roofs.

When installing aerials in your home, whether the traditional wires or the satellite dishes, people tend to put one for each TV in the house. If you go around your neighbourhood, you will find a lot of properties sporting multiple—old and new ones—on their roofs. The good news is you can run numerous TVs off of one aerial and not need dozens. The not-so-bad news is you will need to order a TV aerial splitter.

In theory, the signals your aerial receives can be amplified and split for different TVs–and they can be split up for as much as you need. If you notice the flats in your area, they connect a multi-switch system to a single aerial, split up the signal and amplify it for their respective televisions. In some cases, you won’t even need to increase the signal with amplifiers.

How do I split my aerial?

It’s time to clear your roof of its extra aerials and keep the latest model standing. There are two ways to distribute your signal to multiple TV sets:

1. Get a TV Aerial splitter

These can range from the T- or Y-shaped TV Aerial splitter that has two outputs up to the sixteen-way splitter with metal spikes protruding from a plastic centre. One of the spokes serves as the input where the signal enters and then splits to each output port. Depending on the strength of your signal, you can connect, however, many TV sets you want to. The price of a few Aerial splitters is only a few pounds, at most, a small amount for the ability to watch TV in multiple rooms

But there is a caution to the tale: the more times the signal is split, the quality of the image and sound lessens. A lot of splitter manufacturers will print how much signal reception is expected to come out of that port. In this case, using amplifiers or aerial boosters may help. This means if you have, say, five available TV sets connected to your aerial when the signal is already weak, your device needing the strongest signal should be plugged in the port with higher output. If, however, most of your devices need strong signals, then you have more to lose than to gain. Splitters can only do so much. This brings us to the next option.

2. Use an amplified splitter or booster

Should you choose to get amplifiers for your TV, the signal that leaves, it will be more reliable than when it entered. Comparing this to passive splitters, they rely on electrical currents to function. These are usually placed in a loft or basement, where the cables run throughout the home and feed high-quality signal for every TV.

If you don’t have a power supply available in your basement, you can install a masthead or line-powered version. This involves installing a power supply at one of the TV set, allowing it to send about 12V to amplify the cord that feeds its signals.

For households, we recommend keeping to your aerial splitter. For most of the installations we’ve handled, the signals were strong enough to power two to three TV sets in the home without needing an amplifier. If your apartment houses 30 appliances, then that could be another story. Getting an amplifier will also mean an increased noise figure, causing more signal glitches and higher changes of system breakdown.

If you plan on upgrading your system entirely, we recommend getting an LNB with a higher gain so that your satellite dish can receive better signals.

Once you have a splitter for the aerial on your roof, whether amplified or not, you are not only saving money, but you are also lessening the burden on your roof (physically and metaphorically speaking, that is).

Installing and repairing TV aerials is our expertise. We can provide the best advice and assistance so your home can receive a strong Freeview signal. Give us a call here.

LNB 101: What It Is and How to Choose The Right One

In the past decades, satellite dishes have started replacing weaker antennas on rooftops, allowing higher signal delivery and more information reception. This translates to clear, crisps images and sounds onscreen and less room for glitches. While they will need replacing, these small satellite dishes are designed to withstand elements, including time. In moments that you want to want to upgrade its capabilities, you will need to replace the LNB.

What Is an LNB and how does it work

If you’ve seen a satellite dish mounted on roofs, you will know that it is composed of two parts. Most of it will be the concave metal that gives this machine its distinct look. The electric part attached to the metal arm is called Low Noise Block downconverter; generally referred to as the LNB or LNBF. It is also called LNB satellite or satellite LNB

As these dishes are sitting around 22,000 miles from satellites orbiting around the planet, the signal gets weaker as they travel to your home. The round plate focuses this weakened signal onto the LNB. It then does two things: amplify and downconvert. First, this object is a low-noise amplifier. As the name suggests, it gathers weak satellite signals and amplifies it. Second, it is also a block downconverter. After increasing super-high satellite frequencies on the dish, the LNB converts them to frequencies your TV cable can digest. The LNB consists of the following parts:

Low Noise Amplifier
Frequency Mixer
Local Oscillator
Intermediate Frequencies Amplifier

All of these parts help the LNB function properly. When talking about its common types, their main difference lies in the number of outputs. As this allows more satellite receivers to be added, your TV will get extra points and will enable you to connect your PVR (personal video recorder).

Single LNB

Only one cable can be connected to this LNB, allowing a standard satellite receiver like a Sky or Freesat box connection. While you can join a Sky+ or Sky+HSD, you will not have to be capable of recording one programme while you watch another.

Twin or Dual LNB

While these types are not that common in the market, it has two outputs. You may opt to either connect two separate satellite receivers or connect a PVR on the other. This works well as your first LNB purchase. However, if this is not your first time buying, we recommend installing a Quad LNB instead as a more affordable investment. The price of a Quad LNB may be steep as compared to other alternatives, but its utility is also better.

If you have upgraded to a Sky Q, you might be confused that its LNB comes with two outputs. This is a Sky Q wideband LNB and works differently. This type has two outputs: vertical and horizontal. These cables carry different services without needing to polarise the signals. While you use a Sky Q wideband LNB, your Sky Q box needs to be connected to both cables to watch all the channels and avail of Sky Q’s services. This has a higher frequency range than universal LNBs, using 300Mhz to 2340Mhz. However, this means that your Sky Q box cannot be used on a communal IRS system.

Quad

Being the most favoured type of LNB installed, they are produced in larger volumes and priced lower than the rest. As it has four outputs, you may choose to connect four satellite receivers, or two PVRs and receivers, or only one PVR. If you want a more powerful connection, you will need to have it upgraded to an Octo LNB.

Octo

As the name suggests, Octo LNBs allows you to connect up to eight separate satellite receivers or a combination of receivers and PVRs.

Quattro

One of the more common hybrids, a Quattro LNB is a practical choice for those who have multiple TVs in their home. Traditional LNBs are not the best choice for a communal IRS TV system. While this also has four outputs like the quad, a Quattro’s outputs can be used with multi-switches.

A multi-switch amplifier has separate inputs for VL (Vertical Low), VH (Vertical High), HL (Horizontal Low), and HH (Horizontal High). These are dedicated to a specific cable, polarising the signals at horizontal and vertical planes. This helps the satellite reuse the same frequency for more than one signal and transmit the same image and quality to different televisions.

Aside from these universal LNBs and Quattro, here are more LNB types: high gain, monoblock, dSCR or dCSS, etc. Though the options may be confusing, it’s essential to choose the right one for your home. There are also digital systems that come with a Sky or Freesat LNB already. However, if you want to look for your own, here are a few factors to consider:

How to pick the right one

1. Take note of the noise figure: To define some terms, the noise figure measures how much noise the LNB might add to the signal that you want to receive. The lower the number, the better your LNB will receive the weaker signals. This is often expressed in K or Kelvin.

2. Choose the LNB with the right gain level: The gain tells you how high the LNB will amplify your signal. The required LNB gain for most digital systems would be between 55sB to 65dB. It’s essential that these numbers are not affected by temperature changes, as well. Anything higher than this can cause the signals to get distorted when the LNB amplifies it, causing low-quality performance.

3. Check the stability of your local oscillator frequency: When choosing an LNB, make sure to check the frequency conversion oscillator.

Dielectric Resonant Oscillator (DRO) Types – This has a free-running oscillator that uses a small metal to determine the frequency.

Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) Types – For this type, a crystal oscillator and a digital phase circuit are used to determine the conversion oscillator frequency.

External Referenced Phase Locked Types – The satellite receiver is responsible for providing the reference signal for this type. Therefore, it is found outside of the LNB.

Choosing the right one is crucial not only for your satellite receiver but also, ultimately, for you and your family’s home entertainment. If you need more guidance choosing the right LNB upgrade for your system, make sure to contact us now!

Watching Sky TV From Multiple Rooms: A Guide

It is with no shame that we claim how Sky TV is a leading company in TV distribution: may it be satellite, aerial, or home AV. And now that Sky Q has been released, with just one box, a Sky multiroom set-up is ready to go! It would work even if there was a tv in every room, as Sky Q was built to function for TV in multiple rooms! This works best because it eradicates confusing wirework and it makes it easier to catch up on shows from any TV in your house!

Although, to any great thing there are certain problems arising. Some common issues on migrating from existing Sky TV packages such as Sky Standard or Sky HD to Sky Q are of the following:

Playback doesn’t work for you anymore

A common set up to have Sky in another room or Sky in different rooms is to use an i/0 link add-on modulator or RF2 output via a coaxial cable to reach a TV in another room. You may also have an aerial amplifier connected in the middle of the Skybox and the 2nd TV so as to create some sort of multiroom set-up. This would then sync everything up, especially your desired playback. The problem with this is that the Sky Q receiver does not support this system anymore, so we built this blog to help you fix it. 

a Sky multiroom system or having Sky Q in another room won’t work

Sky multiroom is a £10 offer to have Sky operate in multiple rooms individually inside one household. This does not work for Sky Q anymore because the LNB is not compatible anymore for this new service, rendering the old system obsolete. But don’t worry we have this blog for you to help you figure out what’s going on. 

How to have Sky Q as a Multiroom TV System

Below are some ways in which we can have the optimal tv multiroom Sky experience. 

Go Wireless

Sky offers the option to ditch wires and to have other TVs outsource from the Sky Q box to a Sky Q mini-box. This is not only efficient and space-saving but also serves as a WiFi amplifier. Sky Q makes use of the mesh wireless network so it does not disrupt your WiFi signal but you have to make sure the repeaters are in the range of the main box and in between one another. Currently, a maximum of 4 mini boxes can be installed while only 2 can run simultaneously. 

However, if you are thinking of using a Sky Magic Eye to conceive a Sky multiroom set-up, then I hate to be the bearer of bad news.  The Magic Eye, unfortunately, does not run on a Sky Q set top box but rather on standard Sky boxes, the Sky HD box, and the Sky Plus HD box. Again, the closest thing you can get to a multiscreen subscription with the Sky Q plan is by availing of the additional Sky Q mini boxes for an additional upfront cost per box. 

Run it over wired LAN

If your walls are thick or foiled and wireless is not the best way to go, try using either a Cat5e or Cat6 data cable. There are already built-in RJ45 ports in both the Sky Q box and it’s mini boxes, eliminating the hassle of wireless if that’s your problem. Although comparatively, it’s a lot of work and it limits you to 4 mini boxes still. 

Opt for Coaxial Cabling but with an HD modulator

It’s a quick fix if your current set-up is having an RF2 output or i/0 link outsourcing signal from a Sky system. You can put an HD modulator in between and have it linked to the HDMI port of the Sky Q box. This would make it a sort of digital multiplex and have it connect to your aerial amplifier turning it into some sort of a Sky Q multiscreen that can be viewed as a digital channel. Be careful though, choose wisely on the UHF output on the modulator so it would not clash with the transmission of other signals in the area. 

The only problems that come with this are modulators are a luxury in the market right now. The price might be too steep to justify this fix unless you have the pounds to spare. Another problem here is having 4K transmitted from your Sky Q box. Unfortunately, an HD modulator can’t do this, so you get yourself an HDMI switch to fix this. Now you have to run HDMI cables from the 4K TV to the switch then to the modulator to fix the solution, but it’s a hassle and a dent on your finances. A good thing to note about this though is that you get to have the pictures in a clearer digital format that an RF2 or i/0 can’t provide.

Final Thoughts

While Sky Digital TV’s Sky Q requires you to completely overhaul your multiroom viewing set-up, it does improve the overall viewing experience. This multiscreen subscription package ensures that while you are viewing from essentially one main TV box, it will look, feel, and sound as though you’ve got multiple Sky TV packages running in your home. 

Additionally, you will get access to Sky TV, Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and many more! Sky Q offers several channels on 4K Ultra HD, and a choice between a 1TB box or a 2TB box, both of which are UHD-ready. For an extra cost, you may also avail of Sky Ultimate TV, Sky Sports, Sky Cinema, and the ultimate On Demand TV options. If it interests you, may opt-in for access to BT Sport with Sky, Sky Box Office, the Sky Store, Sky Go Extra, and many more. 

For existing Sky customers, you may upgrade to Sky Q by contacting your service provider directly. Meanwhile, for those looking to switch over to Sky from other service providers,  you may want to check this out and make sure you’ve got the right kind of satellite dish for the TV deals you want to avail. To do this, you may call us to set up an appointment.

A Hassle You Don’t Need To Stomach: Why Am I Dealing With Freeview TV Interference?

freeview tv

It’s never always nice to have bad TV reception interrupt your favourite programming. Imagine yourself waiting for a specific episode that exploits a big reveal that you just suddenly can’t watch because of weak TV signal strength or even no TV signal. Instead of a clear image, you get pixels or worse, you get the “Cliff Effect.” This is what you call the TV image when it turns grainy or snowy, and I believe we’re all totally on the same page when we say we don’t want that for us. 

It’s never the same solution and reason for every problem, as TV interference is a valid occurrence. You can never not have it, only prevent it. So the actual troubleshooting here would be to find out what’s that root of it all. The television interference you’re getting from your Freeview subscription is normal, so don’t panic. 

To add before we start, just in case you’re missing channels such as Viva or Dave, it’s probably just that you’re using the wrong transmitter for it. Do know that Freeview also offers other services such as Freeview Lite or Freeview Light. These are usually transmitted by a relay transmitter that throws signals in places that generally have low reach. Unfortunately, it only carries half the amount of channels a standard Freeview subscription can. 

Probable Happenings Why You Have Bad Freeview Signal

Let’s break it down: digital TV works in such a way that data is transmitted as computer code. These are basically on (1s) and off (0s) commands that are transmitted to send in varying sequences. These, in turn, provide data for HD, radio, digital TV, and around 150 more other services in which some can be availed via Freeview. 

  • Signal Strength Is Not That Strong

This one is too common, and it will be obvious when this is the problem because a prompt shows up from your TV or set-top box when this is the dilemma. When this is the case, the TV would have a hard time making sense of the data being transferred for a given stream. Hence, the poor Freeview reception. Don’t worry, troubleshooting this won’t be as painstaking as you think it is. You must check all probable sources such as trying to replace cables, fly leads, wall plates, or even re-aligning your TV aerial. If these still bring up tv signal problems, try installing an amplifier or booster by the aerial to increase the signal strength. Do note this is done to overcome issues with splitters and cable lengths, nothing else. 

  • High Signal Strength

This may sound ridiculous to most, but it’s true! This is because your system has a threshold and can only take in so much, that a tv signal interference also occurs when you have a strong TV signal. Lucky you if this is the problem because this is way easier to solve than weak signal strength. First, check if you’re running any amplification that’s been causing interference on your digital tv reception. If that’s not the case, try going for installing a splitter or an attenuator or two to lessen the blow of the signal. But before you go ahead and do this, check a transmitter map of your area just in case. If you are super near one, this is probably it. 

Interference. It’s not getting more complicated than that. 

In the day and age of the wireless, there are just too many types of signals and radio frequency around in the air. Sometimes, this gets mixed up with the signal being transmitted by Freeview, thus giving you terrible TV aerial interference. The following interference causes are just some of many possible perpetrators. For example, it doesn’t matter if my aerial is installed right. I still might get TV interference in my area.

  • Interference via 4G

With the rising and fast improvement of mobile internet technology, there has since been more bandwidth to consume in the airwaves. Given that digital TV needs less bandwidth, it has since been transferred to something lower than a UHF signal because UHF is now for mobile these days. A Freeview TV reception interference or TV antenna interference may occur upon the presence of a 4G mast nearby, disrupting your television viewing. This can quickly be resolved by availing a TV interference filter that blocks out 4G signals from disrupting your aerial. 

  • Interference via neighbouring transmitters

By availing only Freeview lite, you may be experiencing interference from a weak out of area transmitter that is being only amplified. This then leads to an overload of signal on your TV. You may resolve this by availing bandpass filters or a notch filter.

  • Interference via Impulse Noise/ RF

It is innate with every electronic equipment to emit its electromagnetic field. Even though most equipment comes with suppressors, not all of them may suffice in not leading to pixelation on your television screen. These may come in the form of daily objects such as your WiFi router, a toaster, the refrigerator, or even the electrical equipment that utility workers are using outside your home. This can be resolved by keeping both things away from each other, to ease the tension between them.

There are much more issues with TV interference that we can discover. For now, the best failsafe troubleshooting we have are the methods above, and performing manual retuning on your TV.

Or maybe, it’s out of your control

Unfortunately, TV interruptions cannot always be explained away with reception and interference issues or the over-transmission or under-transmission of signal to your tv aerial and cables or set top box. Here are some other reasons as to why you may be seeing blurry tv pictures or poor sound quality;

  • Weather Changes

Weather conditions can also affect the signal a TV transmitter or a radio transmitter is sending towards your aerial system In some cases, some strong winds or torrential rain can disrupt the positioning of your satellite TV equipment. In this case, all you have to do is wait for things to go back to normal. However, if there is fine weather, you may want to check for something else. 

  • Technical Issues

Do consider that your television reception issues may not be on your end. It is  possible that even with all the signal boosters, 4G filters, and aerial amplifiers, Freeview itself is experiencing some technical difficulties. Whether it be due to their tv transmitter, distribution amplifiers, or even their broadcasting licences, all you can do is wait it out.

If you have performed the troubleshooting methods above, you may want to check out Freeview’s Troubleshooting Guide. If none of these seem to work, you may want to consider contacting a professional to help you figure everything out. I do wish you resolve your problem and hope nothing else arises, though. 

A Definitive How-To on Aerial Boosters: Can They Really Boost the TV Signal? Let’s Find Out!

tv signal booster

In the line of all the uni-taskers, “As Seen On TV” products, and hardware hard sells, how about this time we shine a light on debunking another superfluous claim for a miracle product and find out if it really works! So the catch here is, would installing signal amplifiers or a TV aerial booster really improve the signal? Let’s jump on the textbooks and find out. 

A usual claim would be that it’s “faulty” or a “scam,” but what people fail to realize is that these instruments are highly functional when you figure out how to use it properly. The placement and timing are crucial. For example, if you try and summon the power of a TV aerial booster box for a network of communal TV systems or multiple TVs in your household, the throughput might just not cut it. This would always depend on the TV signal booster that you have purchased. If this is the case, might as well find out if it works and how it works. 

How does a TV Signal Booster work?

The principle here is every straightforward no matter what type, brand or model: an aerial TV booster will chew up your signal as input and spit it out stronger or less weak as an output. The problem is, the “boosting process” does not totally come out from nowhere; it does not beat the third law of thermodynamics. A usual occurrence and problem in these things are that when the aerial signal is amplified, other things around it are also amplified. This is usually unnecessary stuff you don’t want such as radio signals from another transmitter, interference, or electrical noise so it wouldn’t be best to install one if you don’t really need it. A problem only usually comes up with aerial signal boosters when you settle for knock-offs or a cheap indoor tv aerial booster. For best results, go for reliable manufacturers of only the best tv signal booster and best tv aerial signal booster such as Triax, Televes, Wolsey, Vision, or Antiference

When Do You Know You Need A TV Signal Booster?

I’m not particularly saying you shouldn’t buy a digital tv signal booster. What I’m pointing out is that you keep in mind the timing and placement of it. Again, it’s not a miracle worker that randomly fixes your TV signal when you plug it in, nor can it suddenly make the signal from the source work better for you. A usual spot where things go wrong is through the cables; either it’s too long, and you’re losing it to the coaxial cable or you split it to too many devices that the signal gets too cut off. In these cases, it would be best to amplify from the source rather than near the device. A stronger push would lead to a clearer output, hence making it work out in the end. 

Making More From Giving Out More: Overcoming Losses in Splitting

It’s pretty logical how throughput kills all the fun in this situation: the more TVs you source from one signal, the worse the signal you get for each unit. Do note, it doesn’t matter if it’s not all on or connected at the same time: as long as you’re using a signal splitter or a cheap TV link, you will have some problems in terms of picture quality and signal strength. In this case, it is highly recommended that you purchase yourself a digital tv aerial booster. Help yourself out a little on this. 

So, How Would You Install A Signal Booster Properly?

A big hassle on how to use a tv signal booster aerial amplifier would be its need for power or current. If you would install it from the source of the signal, wherever is that it usually does not have an available nor accessible power outlet. So your best bet for this is to have an electrician make things happen and work for you. Or you may also opt for the masthead tv amplifier that sources the power from the coaxial cable itself, making the cabling cleaner and the entire conundrum less of a hassle. It would be better because it can amplify a cleaner source of the signal given that it can be installed nearer to the source, making up for a stronger result. 

Common Problems In Using Boosters

Just when you thought it couldn’t go wrong, it goes wrong. Read through for forward-thinking preventive measures.

  • A Lot Of Signal

The math here is simple folks: There is such a thing as amplifying the signal too much. If it’s too amplified, there’s too much aerial signal, the system overloads. Effects on your TV would be pixelation, blocky images, a high noise figure, or complete signal loss. 

Whether you’re using a signal booster for tv, an aerial signal booster, or an indoor digital aerial signal booster, too much of it is going to cause you more problems rather than improve your picture quality. 

Extremely Amplified Signal Strength = Not Good

  • Wrong Signal Strengthened

Your booster can pick up radio signals from other transmitters in the area or even interferences such as tetra, 4G or 5G. In such cases, it would be wise to manually tune the television instead of an auto scan and using a built in 4G filter that blocks unwanted signals. The same goes for those who have a separate TV and 4G device. 

  • Massive Overlooks

You should never forget that the booster needs electricity or current to run. A common mistake would be to overlook the simplest source of the problem: sometimes it’s just really that the power supply is broken or unplugged.

Also, make sure everything is tightly connected to your TV or home cinema system. Any loose connections will no doubt mess with your TV reception.

  • Filtering Problems

Channels are usually separated by differences in signal. The further you go usually leads to a more obscure type of signal that may be considered interference by an installed filter with the booster. 

Final Thoughts and Verdict

It really does work, albeit not perfectly. Any solution to a common problem is always relative and highly dependent on the current environment of the set-up. With a little bit of tinkering and a quick skim on this article, you’ll do just fine. However, if you think you need the help, do not hesitate to call for a professional to help you out.