When it comes to satellite and pay TV installation you need to have a professional installer do the job. There are a great many places in Australia that do not have good digital TV reception due to the fact that there is something blocking the signal from the tower or else that there is no tower within reach. While remote locations depend on a dish for their TV reception, many areas that are not so remote also need a dish.
Much of NSW only has a variable signal, which means that if they depend on an antenna the picture will keep breaking up and may freeze – and so will the sound. This is annoying and frustrating to say the least. You need to have a satellite dish to access the good signal that is beamed down from space. No hills can get into the way of reception then.
However, you may not be eligible for free to air television channels funded by the government. Only if you receive a government payment or you used to watch Aurora before the analogue signal was switched off can you get free channels. Otherwise you need to sign up for pay TV; you will then be able to get many more channels and enjoy watching them without any ads. That alone makes it worth the monthly fee. These days you get to watch only 7-10 minutes of a movie or programme before 10 ads are played.
When you get free TV you will need to have a set top box with a smart card to register. You need to phone or go online with the activation information from the smart card. However, with a satellite and pay TV installation this is not necessary. Instead, your installer will set you up with pay TV and you will have to choose the package that suits you best. For instance, you might want to watch news and movies or just sports, or a combination of movies and sports. You can set it up how you like so that your favourite things will always be there for you to watch.
If you have a flat screen television you may want to have it put up on the wall where it always looks good and is safe from little fingers. Many people now have a sound bar too and this looks good just under the TV set since is it long and narrow. This is a special speaker that gives you stereo sound from one box.