What is Digital Television ?
Digital television is a replacement technology for existing free-to-air (FTA) analogue services. It will provide better picture quality and reception, plus a variety of new features that will greatly enhance the viewing experience. Australia has chosen the European DVB standard as the Digital Terrestrial TV or DTTV standard. DVB is proving to be a very high quality system and is being used in many countries around the world. In Australia it will replace the analogue PAL system.
Reception Problem Solutions from just $70*
Do you have problems like pixilation ? There could be many reasons for this from low signal, terrain, antenna age, antenna damage, cable type, splitter and or Mast head amplifier. However, before you waste money buying equipment yourself, you may not need (only to find out you have the same problems!), have one of our experienced technicians survey and quote to repair or replace your current antenna system.
Now that we are in the digital age, many picture faults may begin to appear that perhaps you never had before, especially if you have just bought a new digital TV or set-top box. This is because this transmission works differently with the new equipment and these new imperfections could be caused by your old antenna or its cabling.
Have one of our experienced technicians survey and quote to repair your current antenna system, no fault too big or small for our expert techs. In most cases they can sort out your reception issues on the spot!
We also provide a service call at the following rates for,
Senior Pensioners: $50*
Returned Service men or women: $40*
Ambulance Officers: $40*
*Parts not included.
Need a TV point in the bedroom ? What about a TV point in the rumpus room so the kids can watch their own programs without being under your feet, perhaps an outlet in an outdoor entertainment area ?
An additional television outlet in any room may solve your viewing problems and can usually be connected to your current antenna system. ADT Antennas will install as many additional outlets as you require anywhere in your home even the garage! ADT Antennas uses quality digital ready RG6 cable which reduces interference and produces excellent picture quality, we can even re-run an old outlet that my have dated or inferior cable.
Why use a portable antenna with poor reception when a call to ADT Antennas can give you clear reception and solve your viewing needs.
ADT Antennas has a vast range of antenna options to suit your area.
Is your old antenna causing you problems ? Tired of seeing interference or pixilation ? Or do you need an upgrade to a full digital antenna ? ADT Antennas has a range of antennas for your area and can install an Australian made antenna to suit your requirements.
With the transition date from analogue to digital TV already passed isn’t it time you upgraded your current antenna ? Your old antenna system may not be able to receive digital signals due to many factors and need upgrading. An old and broken antenna, worn and inferior cable, even the wall plate can be items in your current antenna system that require replacing in order for you to receive the best digital pictures.
Our technicians are local and experienced in recommending the correct antenna to suit your region. ADT Antennas can install antennas on most roof types. We also provide a discount for Senior Pensioners.
I can’t get a good reception. What could be the problem ?
Poor TV reception no matter how hard you try ?
There are a number of factors that effect your reception. In simple terms they are:
1. Distance and “line of sight” from main transmitting towers.
The quality of reception received is directly related to the physical distance between your location and the transmission towers of your local TV station. Good reception should be expected up to say 30km from your nearest transmission tower depending on the transmission output, though this is not the sole criteria.
Also important is whether there is a relatively clear line of sight (i.e. no major physical obstacles such as mountains or tall buildings) between your location and the transmission towers.
Generally speaking, the closer you are to a transmission tower and the clearer your “line of sight”, the better your chances in receiving good TV reception.
2. Physical environment
Should your line of sight be impeded by physical obstructions, then this may effect the quality of TV reception you receive.
Do you live in a valley surrounded by high mountain ranges? Are you surrounded by a number of tall buildings? Tall Trees? You could be living in what is known as a reception “black spot”. Indeed, any number of factors could be preventing you from receiving the best possible TV reception.
If you are experiencing reception problems we suggest a site inspection and antenna system check from a trained ADT Antennas technician. They are best equipped to advise what problems you may be having and how to fix them!
3. Condition, Age or Type of existing antenna.
There are approximately 7 million households in Australia, yet only 600,000 antennas are estimated to be sold in Australia every year. Looked at another way, a householder may only ever consider servicing or upgrading their antenna system once every 10 to 12 years, with the average age of antennas probably somewhere around 5 years.
A lot can happen in that time, from a gradual deterioration of the antenna and cabling itself, changes to the local environment, or even changes in network transmissions.
Antennas older than around 4 or 5 years may not digital compatible therefore they will need to be upgraded in order to pick up full digital.
Now the Federal Government has leased the air space from 694mhz to 800mhz for use on high speed mobile DATA, it is expect older antennas and even recently installed
antennas in just the last 2 years most likely wont have a filter installed as part of the antenna allowing the ingress of unwanted mobile phone signals causing pixilation or loss of signal.
By upgrading to the latest digital antennas your system will be protected from this issue. ADT Antennas has been installing this technology for our customers for 3 years now.
4. Changes to your TV /Home entertainment set up.
Changes to your TV /Home entertainment set up.
This is quite common (especially if there is a DIY/Handyman in the house!). Not many people realise that this has a direct effect on the quality of TV reception they receive.
5. Consider this. Have you recently;
• Added additional TV points (and even more Televisions off the single antenna!),
• Extended the distance between your TV reception point(s) and your antenna
• Changed the physical location of your external TV antenna
• Manually (or inadvertently) adjusted the direction of your external antenna
• Upgraded your Home Entertainment System (particularly to Digital TV!) All of these factors may have a bearing on the quality of reception received.
• Condition of your TV!
This sounds obvious, but often isn’t. Despite advances in television manufacturing technology, the age of your television may be a contributing factor to TV quality.
• Network transmissions (Digital)
Generally speaking the transmission quality from the major networks is unquestioned.
Much has been written recently regarding the increase in general interference (in certain areas) to existing TV reception caused by test Digital transmissions by the major networks. Much of this testing has now been completed. The Federation of Commercial Television Stations (FACTS) is able to update customers on the current status of such transmissions. Their contact details are [email protected] , Mail: 44 Avenue Road Mosman NSW 2088, Telephone: 02 9960 2622 or Facsimile: 02 9969 3520.
• Local interference
Finally, poor TV reception could also be caused by local (and sporadic) interference such as the usage of electric devices, machinery, CB radios and so on.