Craig Anderson - Melbourne TV antenna specialist

An interview with Craig Anderson by Danielle Read

Meet Craig! Craig services the whole of Melbourne and can be contacted on 0487 805 555 for all of your TV antenna, home theatre and wall mounting needs.
Craig is a friendly and professional member of the TV Magic team and is qualified to solve all of your TV issues! Learn more about Craig here 

  1. What were you doing with yourself before TV Magic? A - "I was a stay at home dad, computer programmer and bus driver"
    Wow! Sounds like you were busy!
  2. What's your favourite TV Show? "Oh there are so many - Chicago Fire, Grim, NCIS..."
  3. Tell us something that not many people know about you. "I like lego " 
  4. Your favourite job to do? "TV Wall Mounting - it's one of the most visually impressive for the customer!" 
  5. Go-to TV snack? "Chips"
  6. What do you do in your spare time? "We've recently had a little one but I really love going bike riding, camping, kayaking and ball room dancing" 
  7. Describe your average day in three words. "Interesting, varied, challenging"
  8. Catch Craig on the dance floor or repairing your TV Antenna!

Craig Anderson is a TV tuning, Home theatre installation, Satellite Dish installation, TV antenna installation and TV wall mounting specialist! 

Servicing Lilydale and the Great Melbourne Region. 

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What materials are being used in your antenna installation?

 

Not all antennas are made equal. The antenna that is powering your antenna system will determine how long and how good the system performs. For this TV antenna, all it would take is one little bird to sit right there to cause a temporary short out. This will cause an immediate drop in signal strength and quality. As a worse-case scenario a user may experience immediate TV reception symptons such as freezing or pixelation. Best case scenario - it's only a matter of time before the spring in the metal fails to bounce back and it shorts out permanently. This is a typical design flaw. 

Antenna installation that won't leave you paying twice - don't let this be you!

On a weekly basis, TV Magic replace worn out, underperforming TV antennas that are no longer serving their purpose. The reasons why they are under-performing are numerous but here are a couple ..

  • They are incorrectly installed
  • The wrong style / type antenna was selected for a particular area / suburb 
  • A poorly designed / manufactured TV antenna 
  • The antenna was installed up side down letting water get into the balun! (This is no laughing matter! - It happens quite frequently)
  • The antenna is good, but the antenna installation is being let down by other faulty components that should have been replaced 
  • Broken elements - plastic goes brittle in the sun after a few short years and large birds are good for business

Why need an antenna installation at all?

 

At TV Magic, we aim to fix your TV reception for the next 10-15 years!*

It's sad, but it happens. A quarter of antenna installation jobs we get called out to is to replace something that the customer has already paid for. .... quite recently...

An antenna installation is only going to have long lasting performance if the correct antenna is used for the area!

Do you live in an area where there are high antenna masts everywhere? Sometimes TV Magic comes along and we can guarantee flawless TV reception with a small antenna pole - enabling us to get rid of the huge chunk of scrap metal atop of your roof. Other times, you may be the one and only person in the street that has an extended antenna installation (and/or no-one else has a high mast in the whole neighbourhood). In these cases, it can be confusing to see why we may recommend that you need an extended mast. What we have often experienced, is that once you take the leap ... more times than not it is discovered that extended mast antenna installations start popping up left, right and centre in your street or throughout the neighbourhood. It is then later discovered that your neighbours were ...

  • Putting up with bad TV reception - thinking 'that's just the way it is'
  • Watching Pay TV services - not needing an antenna 
  • Neighbours only watching TV at a certain time of the day - happens to be the time of the day when the signal is just "ok" 
  • Not watching TV all (yes some people don't watch TV!)

In some areas - high masts are required for the antenna installation - (Watch the video below)

TV Magic have years of experiencing extended masts and high mast antenna installations. Our installations are designed to withstand 150km/hr winds. Basically that means that the tiles on a roof should be coming off before any cyclonic wind will blow it over. This is important as it is not that common to have 100km/hr winds at 5m above roof top level during a severe storm. 

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