How to install a satellite dish

While you may think installing a satellite dish is a difficult and time-consuming task, it can be easier than you think. Follow our handy step by step guide to safely install and connect a dish yourself. Choose your receiver If you’re installing a standard, single set-top box, you will only need a single cable, which […]

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What uses Watt?

Infographic Source: ADS Digital It’s easy to boil a kettle ten times before you finally manage to make a cup of tea. Perhaps the phone rang or maybe the bath overflowed. In well-developed countries, electricity is there for our convenience, and luckily so because life is simply too chaotic for it not to be so. […]

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Sky Signal Problems and Fixes

Signal failure is most commonly caused by misalignment; however, there are also various other internal and external problems that can have the same effect. To troubleshoot your Sky box visit the Sky Diagnostics website. If you can’t find a solution, continue reading. To begin, switch your Sky box off at the mains. While you’re waiting […]

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Why Your Satellite Dish Points The Way It Does

Ever looked at your satellite dish and thought it was in an odd position? It’s no mistake. While you may have seen other houses with dishes in less conspicuous places, yours should probably stay where it is – unless you’re willing to sacrifice signal quality. Satellite dishes not only need a clear line of sight […]

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Sky Manual Tuning Help

Manual tuning allows you to access content through your Sky box that would otherwise be inaccessible. As digital programming is broadcast via the Astra 2 satellite system, which is approximately 28.2 degrees above the equator, you must first find the rough compass setting. The Astra 2 system consists of three satellites, all of which are […]

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How to Boost a Weak Freeview Signal

If your Freeview has an intermittent signal, or perhaps even a complete loss of channels, make sure you check through the basics before getting onto your roof and tampering with your aerial. In most circumstances the problem will be something simple that you’ve overlooked. • Is your aerial cable connected to both your television and […]

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Protecting your Satellite Dish from Rain Fade

Satellites are vulnerable to poor weather, particularly heavy rain, no matter how well installed they are. The UK averages 133 days of rain or snow a year and so, unfortunately, many of you will have experienced poor signal due to wet weather. This is commonly referred to as ‘rain fade’ and can be extremely frustrating […]

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Reasons for Having a Weak Television Signal

There’s nothing more frustrating than sitting at home trying to watch television when the image is blurry and keeps cutting out. Calling the experts isn’t always convenient, especially if you’re in a hurry to get your signal back. Luckily, not all issues require the attention of a specialist. In fact, you can probably fix the […]

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The History of Television

The television has impacted human life more than any other household device. The technology has significantly advanced since the first broadcast in 1928 and continues to shock and awe consumers from all over the world. Originally the television processed just 12.5 images per second and a mere 40 lines, which was just enough to reproduce […]

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