What Causes TV Antenna Interference or Loss of Signal?
Have you been experiencing interference with your TV antenna?
Interference is a common problem for all antennas, including those in homes and businesses. The best way to avoid this issue is by understanding the causes of interference and how it can be fixed.
By: Brian Cavanaugh, Denver, Colorado
90% of the Denver Front Range will get great reception with a more powerful outdoor or attic antenna adequately installed. Getting free TV signals can be challenging in specific areas; it’s all based on where you live, what’s in the way and having the right tools/hardware.
Unfortunately, getting free TV signal isn’t as easy as Cable or Satellite, because you cant control all of the factors since you are not paying $200 a month for service – it is free… 😉
Table of contents
- What Causes TV Antenna Interference Or Loss Of Signal?
- Top Reasons Digital TV Reception Cuts In And Out
- Common Sources of OTA TV Signal Interference
- Do Outdoor TV Antennas Work Better Than Indoor TV Antennas?
- How Do I Fix My Digital TV Antenna Reception And Get A Good Signal?
- Why StreamWise Solutions For Increased Antenna TV Signal Strength And Premium TV Picture?
- More On TV Antenna And Cord Cutting
What Causes TV Antenna Interference Or Loss Of Signal?
Many factors can affect signal quality; here is a detailed article on what causes interference. Most important is how good your line of sight is to the Network’s Free TV towers on Lookout Mountain in Golden, CO. This is why the #1 issue we see causing missed channels and pixelation is people using a cheap indoor antenna. INDOOR ANTENNAS WILL ALWAYS HAVE ISSUES!
Ideal TV reception occurs when your TV antenna is close to the local transmitter towers and can ‘see’ them with minimal or no obstruction. As you get further away from your local TV towers, you will most likely get interference such as obstacles like the earth’s curvature to impact your ability to receive OTA TV signals.
If your home is lower than the surrounding terrain, hill, dense trees/taller buildings are in your line of sight to the towers, this can cause channels to be missing or pixelating.
Top Reasons Digital TV Reception Cuts In And Out
- Mountains & Valleys
- Large Trees – Trees that surround or are near your home block OTA TV reception.
- Large Concrete Buildings – Especially for an indoor antenna, your digital tv signal will be blocked by the material from taller buildings.
- Your Home’s Construction Materials
Common Sources of OTA TV Signal Interference
- Power lines – Overhead power lines leading to your home can decrease the strength of signals from broadcast towers, leading to a reduced antenna signal.
- LTE Cell Phone Towers – TV antenna interference is expected due to nearby LTE cell towers.
- LED Lightbulbs
- Distance Between You And Broadcast Towers
Do Outdoor TV Antennas Work Better Than Indoor TV Antennas?
Yes, much better! To reduce interference from nearby buildings and other sources, go with an outdoor TV antenna installed by a professional. A less obstructed view of the sky means a stronger signal. We understand that indoor antennas are cheaper but come at the inconvenience of signal reception and channel losses.
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How Do I Fix My Digital TV Antenna Reception And Get A Good Signal?
Antenna reception is a complex problem that requires a lot of expertise to solve.
If you have an indoor TV antenna, we have bad news. Cheap indoor antennas are sold by companies who just want to make a quick buck. They don’t have the tools or experience to make sure they’ll work for you, so it’s best not to trust them with your home.
We do not recommend fixing this on your own if you are an outdoor antenna user.
Getting good Antenna reception is complex and daunting for many homeowners.
Going with an outdoor antenna installation service like StreamWise Solutions, located in Denver, CO, will help you optimize and boost your digital tv signal. As cord-cutting experts for the past 10 years, we know that cutting the cord by installing an outdoor TV antenna is an essential step towards lowering your monthly cable bill.
Why StreamWise Solutions For Increased Antenna TV Signal Strength And Premium TV Picture?
StreamWise Solutions has installed Outdoor or Attic antennas for over 10 years; we never have and never will install cheap indoor antennas.
We have the expertise and tools to give you the best chance for successfully getting as many channels as possible for free. However, we are not miracle workers, and there is no magical antenna or amp that will fix where your live and interference based on your location. This is why we offer a free initial consultation so you can find out if your home is in a good location to receive better HD TV for free via an OTA Antenna.
Get A True HD TV Quality Experience
When are you going to demand the best for yourself? Using an indoor antenna is only limiting you from high quality and satisfying TV picture.