Recent rains have seen us answer more calls to investigate Digital TV picture breakup. Bad TV reception can be caused by many things, but water getting into the system certainly causes problems. Years of being out in the sunshine can perish cables and once the outer protective layer is damaged there’s no keeping the water out. That’s when you’ll start noticing your TV picture breaking up.
Have a look up at your antenna on the roof. If you can see the cable has perished then it’s time for it to be replaced. Depending on the age of your antenna, it could also mean its time to upgrade to a good quality Australian made one, designed especially for our harsh climate.
The cable at the top of the photo is an old cable from the antenna into the roof space, clearly past its best. The cable at the bottom is a brand new RG6 quad shielded cable, the highest standard available. It’s what we use on every installation.
Call us on 0430 888 138 if you’re having reception problems with digital TV picture breakup. We’ll come and assess the cause of your TV picture breakup and work out a solution for you.