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Channel 4 is abandoning Freesat

Channel 4 HD from the 22nd February 2018 will not be available on Freesat.

The channel will still be shown to Sky viewers in HD and will also continue on Freeview HD.

If you would like to continue to have this channel then Freeview would be a good choice.


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• Un-pack your new TV and equipment safely
• Move TV to desired location
• Connect other devices to your TV
• Tune your TV
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How to improve a poor TV signal

After a long day at work or school, there is nothing better than sitting alone or with your family to watch your favorite TV show. It could be your only chance to unwind during the day. But the problem is that if you have bad reception or if your TV has a poor signal, this relaxing time can become very irritating.

In this article we will explain the most important tips to help you improve your TV signal:

Update your aerial:
Most cases of bad reception are related to issues of frequency compatibility and broadcast location. Your aerial should be able to receive digital signals at a sufficient strength or you will end up picture breakup. Sometimes an upgrade is a must to receive certain broadcasts. You can also try to change the location or the height of the aerial. Sometimes doing just that is enough to strengthen the signal. Note that outdoor aerials usually get better reception than indoor aerials. Also the higher the better reception.

Check your wiring:
Make sure that your cables are all intact. Many times the poor TV reception is related to one faulty or loose cable. Make sure that all plugs are properly fitted and check the socket to see that it is snug and secure. The problem could be as simple as one loose cable that was left unattended.

Install a Pre-amplifier:
You must install a signal splitter if you are using the same aerial to supply signal to multiple televisions. This is because the divided signal becomes weaker and this causes your TV to lose signal all the time. You should install a pre-amplifier and drive it through the coax cable in order to strengthen the signal. If this doesn’t work you might need to strengthen it from the aerial outside the splitter.

Buy a signal booster:
This should only be your last resort as it can make your TV signal more subject to interference, which could become a serious problem on its own. Buy a quality signal booster because the cheap ones are not worth the hassle.

Get an amplifier with filtering:
In many cases, TV reception is affected by the interference from cell phone towers. This problem is easily solved by buying an amplifier with filtering. You just need to put it in line with your OTA aerial and your reception will be back to normal.

Replace your coaxial cable:
Sometimes replacing your cable with a better and newer one can easily fix your TV reception problem. A new high quality cable will better at helping with electromagnetic interference and signal noise.

Get a better TV tuner:
Some TVs come with high quality tuners while others simply don’t. That is why you will see that 2 different TV will have different reception quality even if they are using the same aerial. In that case buying a freeview set top box might be the answer. You should buy a high quality TV because they normal come with this built in. But you can also buy a freeview set top box for your old TV and you will immediately see an improvement.

Contact a professional:
If you are unsure on any of the above or if everything fails, then it’s probably best to call a professional aerial engineer.

Here at Aerials Above we will be happy to advice you on the best way to fix your problem quickly and affordably.


Weak Signal effecting Freeview this summer

A lot of engineering work is being carried out this summer on the UK Terrestrial TV network and it may cause disruption to Freeview users.

Your reception may be effected due to transmitters running at reduced power on many of the UK transmitter sites. Engineers are working on the masts and towers that broadcast to Freeview whilst the weather is good.

Digital UK confirms that Freeview across many parts of the UK may experience weak signal, which may result in picture break-ups or interruptions over the next week.
In the Yorkshire region, a weak signal maybe possible from the transmitter at Belmont. This transmitter covers some Sheffield households.

If you are unsure if you use the Belmont Transmitter, the good way to check is if you receive Lincolnshire news instead of our Yorkshire Calendar News.
This transmitter also provides TV signal across the East Riding of Yorkshire, most of Lincolnshire and North Norfolk.

What you can do
On-screen messages will let you know when changes to Freeview signals are taking place in your area.

After changes are made in your area, if you experience missing channels then you may need to retune your TV equipment to continue watching programmes.

The work being carried out is essential across regions as part of technical work is carried out as part of a UK wide programme.

For further information on each region:


Re-tuning your TV

Ensure no loss of your favourite TV channels, keep up-to-date on latest re-tunes.

To find out dates for re-tunes in your area click here.

Don’t know how to re-tune your TV? Call now for free advice, we are happy to help.

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What is 4K TV and why is it better?

4K, Ultra HD, UHD and 4K Ultra HD all represent the same thing and is a TV that displays four times the detail of current Full HD giving you a more crystal clear picture making it feels almost 3D. Most 4K TV’s are 40inch or over so you can appreciate the higher picture quality and many big brands are stocking them. It is worth bearing in mind when next upgrading your TV but there are limits on 4K content that can be watched whilst it is early days but it certainly looks like the future and will be worth the investment.