How to get the best signal on TV Antenna?

The transition from the analog signals to the digital signals has led to better quality in terms of picture as well as sound. But at certain times when the signal reception is weak then it can lead to trouble in viewing your favourite shows on TV. In case of analog signals, when the reception signals are weak the TV screen would show up as grainy and snowy but still something would be visible. However, in case of digital signals, when the reception signals become weak then the TV screen would become all blank or the video/audio may cut in and out. Hence it is important to ensure that the TV antenna is set up in a proper manner so that you enjoy problem free entertainment.
Below we provide some tips on how to get the best of signals on the TV antenna:

  1. First and foremost, it is important to re-aim your TV antenna. There are times when the antenna may have been shifted slightly due to bad weather or some other reasons. Hence check the position of the antenna and point it properly towards the broadcasting tower direction. Also check the other connections and wiring. By doing so, you can get an idea if there are any loose connections that has led to weak signals. For those who have an indoor antenna, you can try moving the antenna few inches away from its original place and see if that is making any difference. Just move the antenna slightly and see if there is any improvement in the reception signals.
  2. For those who are making use of the same TV antenna for multiple television then they would also need to install a signal splitter. However, one downside of doing so is that it would lead to weakening of the signals. Hence to get this problem solved, you can install a pre-amplifier so as to boost the strength of the signal and also drive it through the coaxial cable. In case if this pre-amplifier still does not help then probably a distribution amplifier would be required for further boosting the reception signals. If you have a single TV and there is no built-in amplifier, then try getting the amplifier device and connect it to the antenna. Re-scan the channels and it should work the trick.
  3. Another option would be to make use of signal boosters. However, you can use them as a last resort since they have the tendency to cause the reception signals prone to certain interference. If you are residing in an area that is already providing poor signals, then you can go in for masthead amplifier.
  4. Another reason for weak signal can be wireless electronic devices. Hence it is time to turn off those devices. Once you turn them off, check the reception signals. If it looks good, then slowly one-by-one turn on those electronic devices and see which of them is causing interference. Once you catch the culprit, you can decide on switching it off if not in use or you can change its location so that it does not lead to interference.