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PostHeaderIcon TV and DVD Recorder Repairs

We have a Qualified Repair Technician with more than 40years experience in the electronic repair industry. We now can offer the service of Electronic Equipment.

PCB Repair

 

Sunshine Coast Repairs for TV, Video, DVR, Hard Drive Recorders, Remote, etc

We can provide Insurance Inspections & Reports as well 

Give George a call on 5479 1999 and he'll let you know if it is viable for your product to be repaired.

We also have a pick up and delivery service if you are unable to drop the item in to us here at 25 Fishermans Road, Maroochydore.

 

 CALL George on the Sunshine Coast  1300 736 888 or  5479 1999 for all your repairs needs.

 

PostHeaderIcon Home Theatre Design

All of our installations are custom designed.

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We offer a free 'walk through' where one of our Home Theatre professionals will come around and discuss with you your plans, ideas and space to work with you to create the perfect Home Theatre set up for you.

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PostHeaderIcon Digital TV FAQ

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Digital Television


What sort of digital recorder would you recommend?

There are 2 clear choices in our opinion:

  1. If you just record TV programs and you may sometimes want to record 2 programs at the same time or watch a recorded program while recording another then the Nextwave PVR6990 is the pick of the bunch. Very easy to operate and over 100 hrs of recording time and it records in HD as well as SD and it has all the latest connections.
  2. If you want to record TV but also record Pay TV or anything else such as video camera onto Hard drive or DVD or play back your Digital camera SD card directly or record it to disc and as also use it as a DVD player then the new Panasonic DVD recorder with Twin HD tuner and 250g hard drive at $1099 is the current pick of the crop.
Last Updated on Saturday, 07 August 2010 09:37
 

I've just moved house, there's an antenna on the roof, but we get NO picture.

The most common cause of this problem is that the power supply for the TV antenna booster is missing, not plugged in or not turned on.

Check for a small black transformer (similar in size to a mobile phone charger) It is normally plugged in to the power point and TV point in the lounge or family room. If it is there, turn it on. If not there, obtain one either from the real estate, previous owner (may have taken it by mistake) or from us - we sell them and advise how to install.  Or call us and we will come and check it for you!

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 August 2010 16:15
 

Do I need a digital antenna to get Digital TV?

Not always but it is recommended. If you are in a good signal area you can sometimes keep using the old Analogue antenna, but if it starts playing up then its time to upgrade. If you are in a fair to poor signal area then almost always upgrade.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 August 2010 15:58
 

Do I need a different digital antenna for high-definition Digital TV?

No, all digital antenna are also suitable for High Definition. However for High definition it sometimes pays to go for the more powerful (larger) digital antenna for better reliability.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 August 2010 15:10
 

TV's


Where to get good tv advice?

See us at Sunshine Antenna Service!!!

Last Updated on Monday, 30 August 2010 19:05
 

I want a flat screen TV - is plasma or LCD better?

Neither is outright better than the other but each has its best application.

Plasma is best from 42" and upwards, in bright rooms with side lighting or when viewed from side angles a lot. Plasma is cheaper, brighter and still better for fast action.

LCD is best for normal TV viewing up to 40" maybe 46" at a pinch, lots of light directly behind you at the viewing position, video games and where it is also used as a computer monitor or media centre display. LCD is getting cheaper but still more expensive than Plasma. Also LCD is greener - i.e. it uses less power and generates less heat. This also makes it perfect for small spaces and caravans. LCDs are also lighter to carry.

Hope that helps!

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 August 2010 09:37
 

Set Top Box


What do I do if my digital TV picture breaks up too often?

It is time to call in a professional with the right test gear to check from the antenna to the TV to find the cause and advise the remedy. Without a proper digital meter you are flying blind.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 August 2010 09:38
 

The TV picture sometime feezes or goes blocky. Is this normal?

Yes, even in the best possible installations this still occurs occasionally.

2-5 times in a half hour show is not unusual. But if it is frequent or continual then there is something wrong. One of the trickiest things with digital is that it goes from a perfect picture to a frozen or no picture and back with no in between showing you what is going wrong. Digital is susceptible to electrical interference caused by power lines, microwaves, electric motors and faulty light transformers and dimmers- to mention a few!

On analogue TV you just got a few dots and dashes across the screen and the picture and sound was still OK. With digital the image cuts out and back often losing sound and picture for a moment.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 August 2010 09:39
 

Want more?

Have more questions about Digital TV and upgrading before analogue TV is switched off in 2013? Watch this.

 

PostHeaderIcon Tune-Ins

Do you help in setting up your TV, Recorder, Audio System, Netflix Streaming or Foxtel?

Our experenced Technicians can help in connecting and tuning your home electronic equipment.

We also can supply detailed instructions on how to use and operating your equipment.

How many remote controls does one household need???

We can put you in the picture by programming a universal remote to do all the work for you regardless of what equipment you are using in your lounge, bedroom or family room.

Call us today to find out what we can do for you 1300 736 888 or 5479 1999 on the Sunshine Coast

 

 

PostHeaderIcon Home Theatre Installations

All of our installations are custom designed.

We offer a free 'walk through' where one of our Home Theatre professionals will come around and discuss with you your plans, ideas and space to work with you to create the perfect Home Theatre set up for you.

Home Theatre needn't be complicated or difficult. Have our professional team help you take the worry out of it.alt

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PostHeaderIcon Caravan Antennas

Are you holidaying on the Coast and can't get a decent picture? Or on the way for that big trip? Maybe you just want to watch the news or the footy while resting at your favourite camping spot.

If there is TV signal available where you camp then we can find an antenna that will work for you!

There are differences in the TV frequencies for each area of Australia as you may well already know, and there are some large differences between Metro and Regional areas.

We make sure we know the right questions to ask so we can advise you properly. We have been solving caravan reception problems for over 22 years. Whatever your travel plans give us a call or drop us a line and we will help with the best service this side of the "black stump"

We provide full on site installations at all Sunshine Coast Caravan Parks or you can bring it to our Office where we have easy van parking.

If you want to get the best picture possible call us 1300 736 888 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or drop in at Shop 5 / 25 Fishermans Rd, Maroochydore

What else can we help with?

  • Supply and/or install TV brackets in Vans
  • Fault find existing antenna set ups
  • Replacements for Winguard antennae (top only)
  • Portable Caravan Satellite Dishes
  • Caravan Masts and Mounts, Splitters, Wall plates and Cables

and... If we don't do it we can usually can find someone who can!

CALL US on 1300 736 888 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or drop in at Shop 9 / 25 Fishermans Rd, Maroochydore

 
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