Blog: Articles & Advice

Do you like reading articles and free advice about the TV Antenna industry? Well, you are in luck!

On this page, you will see a number of articles, information snippets, and significant recent news or events that are related to TV Antennas, Antenna Installation, TV Wall Mounting, Foxtel, Telecommunications and anything in between!

Foxtel’s Shift Away From Cable: A Transformative Decision

June 30 2023

Foxtel, the Australian media company synonymous with cable television, recently announced the planned shutdown of its cable network. The target switch-off date is set for June 30, 2023. However… Read More

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TV Antenna Installation Melbourne Inside The Roofspace

25 February 2022

If you are considering a TV antenna installation in Melbourne, and you want to hide the antenna inside the roofspace, then read this…. Read More

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Does Foxtel iQ5 Need A TV Antenna?

21 September 2021

Everything you need to know about watching Free To Air TV channels on the Foxtel iQ5 set-top box…. Read More

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Free TV Antenna Quotes – Why We Don’t Quote Over The Phone

10 May 2021

If your TV reception has failed recently, or you are starting to get pixelation at night time or during rainy weather, you probably want to get your TV channels back up and running quickly and with a solution that will serve you well for the next 20-30+ years… Read More

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TV Antenna Installation Cost

13 January 2021

TV antenna installation cost in Australia can vary quite dramatically. In the majority of cases, a new TV antenna installation costs between $300 – $600 (including GST) including … Read More

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Do Electricians Fix TV Antennas?

6 January 2021

Here are a six reasons why an electrician should not fix your TV antenna.. Read More

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The Role of The ACMA In Fixing TV Reception

5 January 2021

So, you have got bad TV reception and you have decided you want to get a new TV antenna installed. You call around the local companies available in your area and one offer sounds too good to be true. There is advertising outlining a “$199 Antenna Installation” offer, but all the other companies offer a free onsite quote. Here is what you may experience if you choose the cheap antenna installation… Read More

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The “$199 Antenna Installation” Cost Offer – 5 Reasons You Want To Avoid This Type of Installation

28 July 2020

So, you have got bad TV reception and you have decided you want to get a new TV antenna installed. You call around the local companies available in your area and one offer sounds too good to be true. There is advertising outlining a “$199 Antenna Installation” offer, but all the other companies offer a free onsite quote. Here is what you may experience if you choose the cheap antenna installation… Read More

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6 Hacks on How to Boost Antenna Signal

2 April 2020

Clearer is always better. From sports to movies, maximize your TV watching experience with these 6 hacks on how to boost antenna signal… Read More

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Were There Any TV Reception Outages Today?

8 November 2019 

If you have experienced TV reception outages today, we know this can be annoying! Stay tuned by reading the information below to see if any of the networks experienced any TV reception outages. It doesn’t matter if you had TV reception outages in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth or Adelaide, we have the guide for you… Read More

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An Expert’s Top Tips For TV Antenna Installation In Sydney

8 November 2019 

Here, we will give you a Sydney regional breakdown of the top tips and tricks for TV antenna installation in Sydney, provided by one of our senior RF technicians. Whether you are a DIY-er, an electrician performing a one-off antenna installation, or a seasoned antenna installation professional, we hope the following tips help get you perfect TV reception… Read More

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Antenna Installation Guide: 9 Tips For Installing a Home Antenna

31 October 2019 

If you want access to free to air TV, you will need to do an antenna installation. Which is where we come in. Installing an antenna is a process, and you must do it right, otherwise, you might end up with a hole in your wallet and still no TV signal. To ace the installation of your antenna, read on to pick up these 10 installation tips… Read More

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Foxtel iQ4 Upgrade – Strata Manager Guide For MDUs

14 October 2019 

Have Any Of Your Buildings Requested A Foxtel iQ4 Upgrade? If they have requested a Foxtel iQ4 upgrade, and Foxtel have sent them your way, then it probably means they need a building upgrade. Don’t stress… Read More

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Digital TV Manual Tuning Guide Sydney

7 October 2019 

Are You Having Problems Getting Digital TV Reception In Sydney? If you are, then the first thing you will want to try is re-tuning your TV. Every TV has an in-built TV tuner – that’s what makes a TV different from just a ‘dumb’ display or monitor. In some cases, you may have a set-top box that will contain a digital TV tuner, which then gets displayed on your TV… Read More

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Does the Skylink Antenna Work in Australia? An Expert’s Review

21 September 2019 

Whilst you may have heard of the Skylink Antenna, it doesn’t appear to be sold anymore. We have tried to find the manufacturer’s website to get the full product specifications, but we can’t find it! You may see a similar product advertised on eBay or Amazon, or maybe you are getting followed around the internet with hyper-targeted marketing techniques… Read More

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Foxtel Multistacker – Top 7 Use Cases

1 September 2019

The Foxtel Satellite Multistacker (“Multistacker”) is a device that has been developed for Foxtel that enables Foxtel’s full services to be viewed using a ‘single cable solution’. In Foxtel’s language, the Multistacker “combines 2 horizontal and 2 vertical satellite services from 2 orbital locations and combines them on a single RF cable so that a single RF input port on an iQ3 or later set top box can receive the signals”…Read More

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Does the TV Fix or TV Fox Antenna Work in Australia? An Expert’s Review

31 August 2019 

So, you have lost free to air TV reception in your house or apartment and all of a sudden you start getting display ads and other hyper-targeted marketing for an unbelievable new technology called a TV Fox. Somehow, you are able to get over 100 channels over the air for free using this new ‘super’ antenna developed by a NASA engineer….. Read More

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11 Factors that Go into TV Antenna Installation Cost

25 July 2019 

In Australia, TV antenna installation costs will depend on a range of things, find out how much you should expect to pay…. Read More

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Is Now the Time to Get a New TV Antenna?

23 July 2019 

We’ve put together some tips to help you get your setup right the first time around… Read More

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8 Costly TV Antenna Installations to Avoid

19 July 2019 

Planning your antenna installation soon? Want to make sure you get your antenna setup right the first time around? We’ve assembled a list of some of the most common issues… Read More

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Best Antenna Installation in Sydney

26 June 2019 

The best antenna isn’t always the most expensive one. Find out which antennas are the best to have installed in Sydney. Contact the experts … Read More

Antenna Installations in Melbourne – Which Direction to Face Your Antenna?

3 June 2019 

Curious about how antenna installations in Melbourne work? While antennas work basically the same all over Australia, each region has specific frequencies… Read More


12 Ways to Know if a Home Theatre System is the Right Move

2 May 2019 

Thinking about getting a home theatre installed? Find out what factors go into getting your home theatre setup and whether they’re really worth the investment… Read More


Guide to Autumn Entertainment on Foxtel: For Streamers, Cable-Lovers, and Those Impartial

24 April 2019 

Find out what’s on Foxtel this autumn and what your Foxtel subscription option is. Plus, read our quick guide to Foxtel installation so you know what to expect when your technician turns up… Read More


Better in Than Out? Indoor vs. Outdoor TV Antenna Installation

17 April 2019 

Before you purchase an indoor antenna or book an antenna installer to install your outdoor antenna, read this guide. We compare indoor and outdoor TV antennas and list the factors you need to know… Read More


Your Aerial/Antenna vs the Weather

12 April 2019 

Extreme weather in Australia can put a lot of strain on your aerial/antenna. Find out what you can do to prepare for storms, heat, wind, and more so to minimise damage to your antenna and potential disruption to your TV signal… Read More


All the Steps Involved in a TV Wall Mounting Service

3 April 2019 

Planning to book a TV wall mounting service or perhaps try to DIY your TV installation? Before you do anything, check out these 9 TV wall-mounting steps, so you know what to expect and how to do a safe and professional job… Read More


9 of the best TV wall mount installations

27 March 2019 

TV wall mount installation is the perfect time to assess the design of your lounge room and TV area. Get 9 cool design ideas for your room, from minimalist to retro glam so you can enjoy your favourite shows in style!… Read More


A Complete Guide for Antenna Repairs

20 March 2019 

Find out everything you need to know about antenna repair, including what you can safely DIY, diagnosing antenna problems, and more. Read this guide before you call your antenna man, so you know what to expect… Read More


Advice From the Antenna Man: 10 Tips for Selling Homes

13 March 2019 

Get ready to call your antenna man! What’s more embarrassing than when you’re trying to sell something with a demonstration, and it doesn’t work? Not much. But if you’re a real estate agent selling a home, that is exactly what a house showing is… Read More


Antenna Point Installation Cost: How Much Should You Pay

07 March 2019 

Before you get your new TV points installed, read our comprehensive guide to antenna point installation costs and considerations. It’s everything you need to know to help you compare quotes and get a fair deal… Read More


17 Common Digital Antenna and TV Installation Problems – How to Avoid Them

20 February 2019 

In our line of work, we see a lot of situations where a digital antenna or TV installation was either DIYed or done by an amateur and needs fixing up. This can be a frustrating and expensive process for homeowners… Read More


How to Know You’re Getting a Quality TV Wall Mount Installation 

13 February 2019 

Before you book your TV wall mount installation, make sure you’ve got the best service provider for the job. Follow our 15-point checklist, which covers points like safety, reliability, knowledge, and more... Read More


Guide to Mounting a Television: Wood studs, Metal Studs, or No Studs 

6 February 2019 

How do you install a TV for different types of walls and studs – wood, plaster, studs, or brick? Find out everything you need to know in this comprehensive guide before you book your TV wall mounting service... Read More


Your Guide to Antenna Repairs for Apartment Living

30 January 2019 

Does your apartment need an antenna repair? Find out what might be wrong and who’s responsible for fixing it: you, your landlord, or body corporate?... Read More


Can I Get Free to Air Channels on Foxtel?

23 January 2019 

Can you ditch the aerial antenna once you get Foxtel installed? Generally, no. Find out why then follow these steps to help you get free-to-air channels alongside your Foxtel installation... Read More


Digital Antenna Installation: Do I Need an Amplifier?

16 January 2019 

Your digital antenna installation doesn’t come with an amplifier. But if you can’t get good reception on your new antenna, you might need a signal boost. Find out what amplifiers are and why you may (or may not) need one... Read More


How to Prepare for Your TV Installation

9 January 2019 

Booked a professional TV installation? Find out everything you need to know (and prepare) from choosing the right TV, setup, location, and more. You’ll be all set for a smooth installation exactly how you want it!... Read More


What Type of Digital Antenna Do You Need for Prime Reception

2 January 2019 

About to book your digital TV antenna installation? Before you do, check out these essential tips. We cover the importance of good reception, types of digital antennas, antenna features, and why you should never DIY... Read More


Tips for a Clean Antenna Installation for Your Restaurant

19 December 2018

Looking to get a TV antenna installed in your restaurant, pub, or café? We’ve covered all the benefits, factors to consider, and steps to get started, so you can entertain your guests with their favourite TV shows... Read More


Guide to Antenna Services: How Many Do You Need For Your Home?

13 December 2018

Get your question about antenna services answered in this guide to antennas. Find out how many you need, what type, and what you can do about a bad signal... Read More


Looking to Add More TV Points in Your Home? Read This

05 December 2018

Planning some additional TV point installations in your home? This guide has everything you need to know, including how many outlets you need, the best locations, and what you need to be aware of if you’re thinking of DIYing... Read More


The Bar-Owner’s Guide to Getting Ready for Sports Season with the Best Antenna for Digital TV Reception

28 November 2018

Tis the season (not that season) – sports season! And it’s sure to bring in extra traffic to your bar when local sports fans need a place to watch their favourite games.... Read More


How to Lower Your Pay TV Bill

21 November 2018

The cost of pay TV can add up quickly if you don’t know what to look for. As your satellite and tv aerial installation pros, we’ve listed 14 smart ways to cut your Foxtel bill while still enjoying your favourite shows. ... Read More


13 Signs It’s Time For An Antenna Repair

14 November 2018

If you can’t get a reliable signal or connection on your TV, you might need an antenna repair. Or you might not. We’ll take you through all the different components to check and diagnose a potential issue – and maybe even get it sorted yourself without calling a technician... Read More


Digital vs. Analogue: Which Antenna (and Service) Do You Need?

07 November 2018

Need an antenna service or upgrade? Make the right choice the first time with our comparison guide between digital and analogue. We list common reasons why you might get a poor quality image on your TV and how a technician can help... Read More


11 Reasons to Keep Your Digital Antenna and Reconsider Paying for Video Streaming Services 

31 October 2018

Don’t ditch your digital antenna just because you can stream shows on Netflix. Check out these 12 reasons to keep your TV connection and how to get the best digital antenna for free, reliable entertainment at home... Read More


10 Creative TV Point Installations for Your Home 

23 October 2018

Renovating your home and wondering where to put some new TV points? Before you book your TV point installation, check out our top 9 common (and creative) places to put a TV.  Choose the right spots to add a TV point and future-proof your home.…. Read More


How to Figure out What Kind of TV Wall Mount You Need

17 October 2018

Whether you’ve purchased a new TV recently, moved house, or just want to make the most of your living room space, mounting your TV on the wall is nearly always a good idea. But if you’ve searched online for information on TV wall mounts and TV brackets, you might be feeling a tad overwhelmed.  So, how do you figure out what kind of TV wall mount is right for your TV?…. Read More


11 Reasons to leave your TV Wall Mount Installation Up to the Pros

12 October 2018

Do you really need to hire a professional to do your TV wall mount? Or could you get away with a DIY job?

Yep, you guessed it! This is one job where you should almost always hire a pro. There are so many factors to think about when wall mounting your TV….. Read More


The Mover’s Guide to Antenna Installation 

11 October 2018

So you’re about to move to your new house or business… or you’ve just moved and you’re wondering how and when to get your antenna installation sorted?

You’re in the right place!  Moving can be a stressful time… there are just so many things to tick off your list!.Read More


What is a Digital Antenna and Do I Need One?

3 October 2018

Want to find out what a digital antenna actually does? And whether you need one for your TV? Read our ultimate guide to digital antennas, including TV channels in Australia, frequencies, how they work, and different types of antenna systems you can install. Plus, how to know if you need to upgrade your antenna (or not).Read More


Types of TV Cable Used in Australia

12 August 2018

One of the most commonly neglected parts of a TV antenna system is the cabling used to bring the TV signals from the antenna to the TV receiver. This is due to a misunderstanding of the types of cabling available and the manufacturers’ intended use for each type of cable… Read More

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Will VAST Survive The Current Government Review?

29 July 2018

The Viewer Access Satellite Television (“VAST”) service is currently under review by the Australian Government’s Department of Communication and the Arts. Given there is a significant amount of funding provided by the Government to fund VAST, this review is addressing… Read More

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Top 5 Reasons Customers Want A Professional TV Wall Mount Installation

1 July 2018

So you have recently bought your brand new flat screen TV, got it home without a scratch and you start to unpack the box. And you realise, like up to 50% or more people who buy new TVs, that you don’t want it just sitting on your cabinet or a stand. You want a TV wall mount installation… Read More

What is Digital TV and Do I Need a New TV Antenna Installation?

24 June 2018

Prior to Digital TV, there was Analogue TV. Analogue TV transmissions make use of analogue signals to transmit video and audio. Analogue signals are processed using rapid variations of the radio-frequency wave attributes to indicate the colours, brightness, and sound. An example of these attributes are… Read More


The Future of Television Broadcast

18 June 2018

Television is currently broadcast in Australia through a variety of means. Broadly, they can be classified as either: (1) Terrestrial, (2) Satellite, (3) Cable, (4) IPTV. … Read More


Foxtel Moving Customers From Cable To Satellite

28 May 2018

How Is Foxtel Currently Distributed To Your TV? If you are getting it from the street cable network, things might be about to change… Read More


4K Resolution Free To Air TV In Australia!

18 April 2018

So What Is The Difference Between SD, HD, Full HD, and 4K Resolution? Broadly speaking, the quality of any video transmission you can achieve on your screen is a combination of… Read More


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