How to Install a TV Aerial: Your Ultimate Guide
Discover the ins and outs of installing a TV aerial. From choosing the right equipment to troubleshooting common problems, our comprehensive guide has got you covered.
We offer a wide range of television and radio aerial fitting services in and around Cheshire – read on to learn more about the different types of aerials we can install.
Freeview is the UK’s digital terrestrial television service, bringing you the nation’s favourite shows through your TV aerial, free of charge. All you need to enjoy over 70 standard channels and 15 HD channels featuring the most up-to-date entertainment, sports, film, and current affairs is an appropriate digital TV aerial, and something to watch it on. With a working aerial, internet connection, and suitable television or set-top box, you can also watch live, catch-up, and on-demand TV with Freeview’s hybrid service – Freeview Play.
Looking for a professional Freeview TV aerial installer in Cheshire? Our digital aerial fitters are widely available – contact us today for a no-obligation quote, expert advice, and help setting up your new Freeview system.
BT TV provides free-to-air channels through your digital aerial, and premium channels via broadband. When using your BT TV box in internet mode, you’ll have access to fewer free-to-air channels than when the box is connected by aerial. Make the most of BT TV with a working television aerial and BT TV compatible cabling, giving you full access to the best entertainment available on Freeview.
Our qualified TV aerial fitters are fully trained to install and connect a digital aerial to your BT TV box and can usually complete the job the same day you get in touch – contact us today to request a quote, or for more information about our Cheshire BT TV aerial fitting service.
Prefer to listen? Radio reception is often poor when using the small, weak aerials supplied with your radio, or in areas of your house where reception may be subject to interference, such as the ground floor or basement. Installing a radio aerial is the best way to overcome common issues such as crackling, hissing, fading out, or total loss of radio signal, and to improve reception throughout your property.
Our professional Cheshire aerial fitters can perform both DAB and FM radio aerial installations, using the highest quality radio equipment and components to ensure effective and long-lasting results. Simply give us a call, or book online to schedule a no-obligation signal survey and quote.
Industry-Approved Aerials in Cheshire
We’re pleased to stock a wide range of high-performance, CAI-approved TV aerials which can usually be installed there and then if you’re happy with our quote. This includes both indoor and outdoor aerials, ensuring you get the very best picture quality possible for the location in which you live.
Our most popular premium aerial installations include a free 2-year warranty, with all work guaranteed for a minimum of 12 months. Moreover, we promise we’ll never be beaten on price, so you can rest assured you won’t find a better deal elsewhere.
Over the years, we’ve completed thousands of jobs, equipping our technicians with the necessary experience and expertise to confidently advise you on the best solution for your property. Our local aerial fitters are familiar with your area, CRB checked, CAI Plus accredited, and fully trained to install, service, and repair all aerial types, whether on your roof, outside wall, or in your loft space.
We offer extensive coverage throughout Cheshire, including the following areas:
Give us a call or book online to request a quote and arrange a property survey. It won’t take long – we can often attend the same day you get in touch.
A local aerial fitter will visit your property to discuss your needs and assess the signal quality available.
After surveying your property we’ll provide a full quotation, ensuring you have a clear understanding of our findings and the options available. If you’re happy with our assessment, we can usually complete the job the same day.
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As a professional television aerial installation company, customer satisfaction is at the forefront of everything we do. From rapid response rates to unbeatable prices, we’re committed to providing a friendly, efficient, and professional service – this is reflected in our ‘excellent’ ratings and reviews.
Engineer “Sean” was punctual, polite, and very skilled. The problem was resolved quickly, without fuss. I would definitely recommend this company, the price charged was reasonable. Thank you, Sean, and TV Aerial Specialists !
Shaun gave us a very reasonable quote in the morning and was back that afternoon to wall mount our TV. He was very professional, friendly and honest and is an asset to your company. The job was done quickly and we are really impressed with the work. Would highly recommend!
Richard and Shaun came out to mount a tv and put an ariel into my loft for better quality. From ringing for a quote and carrying out the work it was very quick. They described everything to me and did a fantastic job. No mess and very professional. Highly recommended. I need some more work carried out in future and will be using this company again.
Shaun helped us both to install a new TV aerial point and mount a TV to a wall. Shaun was highly professional, knowledgeable and also good company, who explained each job step by step. The price was reasonable considering the job and we are very pleased with the work completed today.
Highly recommend! Needed a new TV aerial bracket as the previous one was poorly secured and rattled. Sean turned up on time, and gave a sensible quote to fix it there and then. Even looked at an aerial booster in the loft as some TVs couldn’t receive terrestrial channels. Completely satisfied and would definitely use again.
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With access to more on-demand channels and streaming platforms than ever before via a suitable internet connection, you might wonder if it’s worth installing a TV aerial. However, if you have a poor internet connection, are looking to improve picture quality, or want access to additional channels and services, then investing in a high-quality, expertly fitted digital aerial can significantly enhance your viewing experience.
Our friendly and professional aerial installers are available 7 days a week to visit your property, assess your unique requirements, and provide expert advice on how a new or replacement TV aerial could benefit you. Simply give us a call on 0808 169 2929, or book an appointment online today.
Whether or not you require a TV aerial depends on what you want to watch. While you can view certain channels on internet-connected devices without one, if you’re looking to receive Freeview channels live on TV through the TV guide, you’ll need a working digital aerial to access them.
If you already have a digital aerial installed but struggle with poor reception, you should check the cables for damage and make sure they are connected to the aerial point in your home. The aerial must be securely plugged into the socket in the back of your Freeview TV or recorder, as well as correctly positioned and not damaged by the weather.
If you’re still having problems viewing the full range of Freeview channels, worry not – our experienced TV aerial fitters can help. From installing a brand new digital aerial or amplifier, to repairing or replacing parts of your existing Freeview reception system, our expert technicians are fully equipped to provide an effective and affordable solution.
With Freeview, you’ll usually get more than 70 standard and 15 HD channels via your digital TV aerial. To see what channels are available in your area, simply enter your postcode into Freeview’s Channel Checker.
If you’re struggling to access certain channels, there might be a problem with your TV aerial. For help diagnosing and fixing the problem, contact TV Aerial Specialists today. Our experienced Cheshire aerial fitters are fully trained to install and repair all types of aerials and receiver systems, and can usually visit your property the same day to assess your unique requirements, perform a signal test, and provide a no-obligation quote.
The cost of installing a TV aerial is dependent on many factors, including the type of aerial you require, where it needs to be installed, who you choose to install it, and where you live. As every job is unique, we cannot provide an accurate estimate without visiting your property to assess your specific requirements. For this reason, we offer a site survey, during which a qualified local aerial fitter will visit your home or business premises, test the signal available in your area, and explain the options available to you.
At TV Aerial Specialists, we’re committed to providing affordable TV aerial installation services. Our lowest price guarantee means in the unlikely event that you find an identical product or service cheaper elsewhere, we promise to beat it. That said, if you’re unhappy with our quote, decide not to go ahead, or need a little time to think about our proposal, that’s absolutely fine.
How much it costs to install a TV aerial is largely dependent on your specific requirements. Some of the main factors affecting TV aerial installation costs include:
At TV Aerial Specialists, we’re proud to offer affordable TV and radio aerial installation services throughout Cheshire, as well as the wider North West and Yorkshire area. Our lowest price guarantee means we’ll never be beaten on price, so you can be sure you’re getting the best possible deal – contact us today to request a quote.
While in some cases it’s possible to install a TV aerial yourself, we highly recommend investing in the services of a professional aerial fitter. Before attempting a TV aerial installation, you should ask yourself the following questions:
Installing a TV aerial can be a complex job, so for your personal safety and guaranteed results, we strongly advise hiring a qualified local aerial installer to suggest the best option for you. At TV Aerial Specialists, our experienced aerial fitters are CRB checked, CAI Plus accredited, and fully trained to install, service, and repair all television aerial systems – so you can rest assured that your TV viewing experience is in safe and capable hands.
We also promise to match any written quote for an identical product or service offered elsewhere, ensuring we’re never beaten on price. To request a quote, simply give us a call on 0808 169 2929, or book an appointment online.
In short, yes – the signals your aerial receives can be split and amplified, allowing you to access your favourite TV channels in multiple rooms.
Depending on the strength of your signal, you can connect as many TVs as you like to your aerial using a splitter. As the name suggests, aerial splitters are used to ‘split’ incoming signals from a single aerial and distribute them between multiple end receivers. It’s worth noting that sound and picture quality will be reduced the more times the signal is split, but if your TV reception is good, this might not be an issue. In cases where the incoming signal is weaker, amplifiers or aerial boosters can be used to increase signal strength. This technique can be observed in large, communal TV systems, where hundreds of televisions can be connected to a single aerial.
Generally speaking, the further you live from a transmitter, the weaker the signal in your area, meaning you’ll likely need to invest in a larger, higher-quality aerial to ensure optimum picture quality. If you live in an area with good signal, you should notice that most of your neighbours’ aerials face in a similar direction, towards the transmitter. In areas with poor reception, you might notice aerials in different places, facing different ways.
That said, just looking at local TV aerials won’t always give you an accurate idea of the signal available or the best type of TV aerial for where you live. The best TV aerial for your area is something we can only properly ascertain once we’ve visited your property, carried out a signal survey, and assessed your unique requirements. Once we’ve gathered enough information on how many TV points you have or require, the signal strength available, and anything that might hinder or reduce reception, we can recommend a suitable TV aerial.
With so many different types of TV and radio aerials or antennas available, choosing the right one for your property can be an overwhelming task. Below, we outline some of the most common aerial types to help you decide:
Still unsure of which aerial type is right for you? Worry not – our professional aerial installers can help. All you need to do is book an appointment and we’ll carry out a signal test at your property, determine which aerial type you require, and provide a no-obligation quote for our services. If you’re happy to go ahead, in most cases, we can install a suitable aerial the same day.
As a professional TV aerial fitting company, we pride ourselves on providing quick and efficient aerial installations throughout Cheshire. In most cases, we can offer you an appointment the same day you get in touch, during which our experienced TV aerial fitters will visit your property, carry out a signal test, and provide you with a quote for our services. If you’re happy with our proposal, we can usually install a new or replacement TV aerial there and then.
The time it takes to fit your aerial and connect it to your TV is dependent on various factors, including the signal quality in your area, the type of aerial you are having installed and where, how many TV points it needs to be connected to, and so on, meaning we cannot provide an accurate estimate until we have assessed your property’s unique requirements. That said, most aerial installations take between 2 and 6 hours, so we recommend blocking off half a day to ensure we have enough time to complete the job to the highest standard.