What’s your dog watching on TV?
It’s common knowledge that a dog is a man’s best friend who’s pampered and treated better than the kids. And why not, they’re more loyal, obedient and responsive. However, up until recently, the poor pooch wouldn’t have been able to watch TV with the same quality of viewing as those dastardly kids due to what’s known in the scientific world as “Flicker Fusion Frequency” i.e. the three F’s.
Refresh rate of your television; humans vs dogs!
Human’s (including children in that grouping) require around 16 to 20 images per second to perceive a continuous image whereas Rex and his pack need closer to 70 images per second. Older televisions refresh images 50 to 60 times per second and because a dog’s visual system is sensitive to flickering (which apparently helps them perceive motion) a dog’s brain may “read” on screen imagery as a dancing flip book or strobe light effect.
In that case, thank goodness for technological advances as new television models have a refresh rate of 70 images per second. So if you want your dog to watch TV alongside you had better nip out to the January sales toute suite!!
Avid followers of AB Aerials blogs (both of you) will be aware that criteria for the purchase of a new TV can be found in “8 top tips to choosing a TV” and “A good day to buy a 4K TV” previously drafted as an infomercial.
The one doggy issue televisions cannot cater for is the sound quality because no matter what fantastic sound bar you may get or super subwoofer installed (pun very much intended) the difference in hearing frequency ranges between humans and dogs mean that loud noises may be painful to old Rex. So if your wonder pup is jumping up and down for no apparent reason to “Later .. with Jools Holland” on a Friday evening it’s probably because Muse or Noel Gallagher are playing one of their raunchier numbers and it may be a case of “get down Shep” or your ears drums will be perforated.
So if your dog’s getting overly excited by the new season of Game of Thrones it’s more likely that it’s because your new TV refresh rate is better than the old telly rather than the prospect of Cersei Lannister walking naked around Westeross, which of course is why half of GoT viewers tune in!
New TV Aerial Installation – for the dogs too!
If you need a new TV aerial installation for your new television, or if you are looking for multiple rooms to watch your new television set up with then you could do a lot worse than to contact us. We are 5-star reviewed and take great pride in our work, to make sure you’re aerial installation, satellite set up, home AV and CCTV are all in the best shape possible!
Helping you choose the right TV aerial installation
and DAB radio installation for your home
AB Aerials have been operating around the Sheffield and South Yorkshire region for over 35 years.
This gives us the expertise and local knowledge to provide you with the best TV aerial and DAB radio aerial installation solutions. All our TV and radio engineers are City & Guilds qualified and are Registered Digital Installers so you can be confident that whatever you require will be dealt with competently and effectively to give you peace of mind.
Not only do we carry out first time TV aerial and DAB aerial installations but also aerial repairs as a result of general wear and tear, storm damage or a heavy bird presence. This may be a more cost effective solution than replacing the existing with new apparatus.
At AB Aerials we like to offer an all encompassing service so if you’re not technically minded we can set up your digital service such as Freeview, Freeview HD, BT Vision, Talk Talk, EE, You View and Amazon Firestick and if you’re feeling brave we can show you how to do it so there’s no future call out charges to retune the TV.
New smart TV’s can be set up for you and connected to the internet providing access to catch up TV through BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub as well as app services such as NETFLIX, YouTube and Facebook.
Other Great Aerial Installation Services Include
Multiple TV points around the house
TV aerial wall sockets installed instead of cable direct to the TV
Data cabling to hard wire the TV to the router
Same day or next day emergency service
HD channels to multiple rooms from the digital receiver box
TV’s wall mounted
Signal issues corrected
What our clients say about using AB Aerials
I would highly recommend AB Aerials. They were on time which is rare these days, very friendly and reassuring. The price was very competitive and they worked quickly and did the job perfectly as I requested.
AB Aerials were superb. Professional, punctual and totally reliable. Offered the best solution at a cheaper price than others. I would definitely recommend A B Aerials to anyone.
My husband and I wanted an extra Sky box set up for our daughter's bedroom. Mr Walker did an excellent job which seemed to take no time at all. His rate of pay was reasonable also. We would thoroughly recommend Mr Walker and AB Aerials.
Mrs. M Ingram
Communication was excellent, and all work was carried out in a timely professional manner. Completion of the work was thorough.
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Our pricing is more than competitive as no VAT is charged giving a 20% saving straight away and we offer free call outs for problem diagnosis and free no obligation quotes.
If you can find a cheaper price for the same products and a service we offer AB Aerials will price match as we want to make sure you get the best service at the best price. Once the work is completed you will receive a 2 year rolling guarantee.
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So if you are experiencing a problem with your aerial service such as Freeview breaking up, or a loss of TV channels, call us for free expert advice to rectify the issue. Or if you need a TV aerial or DAB aerial to serve one or many rooms we can quote for free over the phone or pop round at your convenience.