If you already have an aerial tv installed and you want to watch tv in another room then you will need another aerial socket or aerial point installed. Find out how much does it cost to install tv aerial points or sockets in this guide.
Dodgy TV reception can be a real pain for you and your family; distorted sound and fuzzy picture quality reduces the experience of your favourite programmes. It might be tempting to just grab the ladder from the shed and re-position your aerial mast yourself, but the fact is that the problem is sometimes closer to home – and only a qualified engineer with proven experience should start tampering about with internal TV points.
Identifying TV Aerial Points Problems
But how will you know which part of your aerial connection is faulty? Well, first of all you can check the signal quality of all the TV points installed in your home by seeing if reception varies from room-to-room – if one set suffers particularly bad signal compared to others, then it is more likely that only the TV point needs fixing, rather than the outdoor mast.
Position & Quality Of Down-Lead
The only other option is to check the position and quality of your down-lead, making sure there are no obvious cracks or chinks that need patching up. If all is well, then you can pretty much assume your TV points might be suffering from poor signal quality or interior physical damage – meaning it’s time to call in a tv aerial contractor.
Benefits Of Hiring A Certified TV Aerial Installer
Hiring a full-qualified, CAI (Confederation of Aerial Industries) certified aerial installer will save time and money in the long-run, as they will be able to:
- Ensure you purchase the correct down-leads, co-axial plugs and TV wires to match your chosen TV points, so that everything neatly fits together and you get the smoothest signal possible.
- Position the TV points exactly where you want them, so the TV can be placed in various points across a single room and be arranged around the rest of the furniture rather than the other way round.
- Install as many TV points as it is legally possible under your existing digital-signal contract; reducing the need for shoddy portable aerials and ensuring all the family receives the best quality television from the comfort of their own rooms
- Install a booster-receptor in your loft or attic, allowing the TV signal from your mast to relay into several different rooms at once without the need for additional external down-leads or cables.
- Provide screened surface plates to protect your internal circuit-boards and prevent damage to the point or interference with the reception from inside your home (such as from pets or children etc).
- Test the security of your new points and the quality of your television reception once everything has been installed or fitted – so any changes or improvements can be made all in one visit, as soon as possible!
TV Point Installation Cost
The price of new TV point aerial installation will vary from home to home, but in most cases a contractor is likely to charge between £30 to £40 + VAT for each additional tv socket. The cost might seem a bit high but you will be sure that you get high-quality TV reception in a matter of hours – and obtaining a ten to twenty year guarantee means you won’t have to worry about any future damage for a long time either!