In a previous blog post, we discussed how a signal booster can freshen up the digital TV signal from your rooftop antenna. This is especially true for Hamilton residents; however there are certain factors to consider before purchasing and installing a signal booster or amplifier.
First, consider the antenna that is already erected on your rooftop. Is it old? Is it damaged? Did a recent weather event maybe turn the antenna a different direction without you knowing? Many times we jump from point A to point C, without considering the most obvious reason that something doesn’t work. I am guilty all the time. Our lives would be so much simpler if we didn’t always think the sky was falling and go running around like Chicken Little.
My point? Before you think that you cannot get a good digital signal without amplification, make sure that all of your existing technology is working.
Coaxial cables can be a troublesome component to some rooftop antennas in Hamilton. If you know what you are looking for, you can check to see if the cable is connected between the antenna and the line that travels into the house. Cables come lose all the time because of weather, wildlife and poor installation. A simple reattachment or adjustment could be the answer while saving you the time and money you would spend purchasing a signal booster.
Your current rooftop antenna could be an older model that is simply not performing the best it can at its’ age. If you suspect the age of your antenna could be the issue, calling a professional installer and having them check out the antenna is an option that will provide you with quick answers. An installer will easily be able to tell you what is going to save you the most money. Leave the existing antenna and buy an amplifier, or install a new antenna, automatically providing you with the best picture possible.
If after you have considered every angle to improve your reception and you are still interested in a signal booster, make sure you check around to price the boosters and always have them professionally installed. Staying safe is the best way to guarantee that you will be able to watch your amazing, new digital picture.