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Plasma TV Reception

Our TV works at one end of our house but not the other end. We have a TV antenna. We even had another antenna put up but still can't get reception.
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Bro the reception in that area of the house must be poor, as you've said. The walls in that area of the house must be too thick, or some part of the house is blocking the signal that the attena emits. You should consider getting an antenna that can be placed outside the house, like on the roof top. Make sure it isn't being blocked by anything, like trees with large branches or whatever.

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