Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any difference in the type of AV leads you can purchase?
Yes. A good quality lead is always the best way to go. This doesn’t mean you have to pay a huge amount of money for a lead. Some un-braded leads are just as good spThis depends on the type of cable & the condition of the cable. It’s recommended that the coax cable be a type called RG6Q. The ‘Q’ stands for Quad, that is the layers of shielding. This doesn’t mean that a tri (3 layer) or a dual (2 layer) screened coax cable won’t work perfectly adequately for digital.ecification, but because they don’t come in a fancy packet are a lot cheaper.
Can I install my own antenna?
Yes, but all means. We can supply any parts you require, offer you free advice and if you do get into trouble; we can finish the job off for you.
Can I run more than one TV from my antenna?
Providing your signal is of sufficient strength & meets the digital parameters require then ‘Yes’. If however the signal is weak or poor then it will require antenna work. Perhaps moving the antenna or installing it higher. It may require an amplifier to boost the signal. Usually by increasing the strength of the signal there are ways to run more than on television in a house.
I can't get Briz 31 on my analogue TV, what’s wrong?
Briz 31 no longer broadcast on the analogue service. It is now available on the digital service CH44. If you need assistance getting the digital service for Briz31 on your TV, please give us a call (07) 3888 1998.
Some of my pictures break into squares. Is this a TV fault or antenna?
It could be either but more likely to be the antenna. It could be the antenna itself, trees or buildings surrounds your location, cable (coax), splitters, connections, wall plate etc etc. By far the most obvious place to start is the flylead. This is the cable that connects your wall socket to your TV. Replace it with a RG6Q type & see if this fixes the problem. If not it may require more investigation.
When does the Analogue TV service switch off in Brisbane?
In some areas it already has. Brisbane metropolitan areas the switch of date is 28th May 2013.
Will I need a new antenna when analogue TV turns off?
This depends on how old your antenna & what type it is. Most antennas installed since 2002 are Analogue/Digital, which means that they should be able to receive the digital signals providing they are in good working condition.
Will I need a new television when analogue TV switches off?
No. By purchasing a Set Top Box (STB) you will be able to convert the digital channels to your analogue television.
Will I need new cable from my antenna when digital TV starts?
This depends on the type of cable & the condition of the cable. It’s recommended that the coax cable be a type called RG6Q. The ‘Q’ stands for Quad, that is the layers of shielding. This doesn’t mean that a tri (3 layer) or a dual (2 layer) screened coax cable won’t work perfectly adequately for digital.