01-19-2009 06:56 PM
01-19-2009 09:27 PM
You are kidding right? A TV can be used in any room of the house. If it is a Plasma a room with alot of sunlight or lighting can produce some pretty bad reflections. LCD TV'S do not have this problem as the screen is a matte finish.
01-20-2009 12:17 AM
01-20-2009 07:04 AM
No signal? How do you receive your broadcasts? Is it by antennae, satelite or cable? It sounds like something is not hooked up right. I would double check all connections to start with.
01-22-2009 09:08 AM
I'll assume you use an antenna as the source on TV.
Insure the antenna is plugged in. Play with the position of the antenna to get the best results. You may need to adjust the position of the antenna from channel to channel. This is normal. Run the channel setup/search again, too.
01-22-2009 02:26 PM - edited 01-22-2009 02:28 PM
I'm quite surprised you have worse reception in an upstairs room than in the basement.
Typically, for the purposes of over the air reception of radio signals (including broadcast TV), the higher the better for the antenna.
Of course, if you have a roof mount antenna (or cable) feeding house wiring, then all bets are off as the wiring could be counterintuitive.
In the case of cable, the cable feed might enter in the basement (and hence be strongest there) and may go through splitters before being routed to the rest of the house.
In many cases roofmount antennas leverage existing wiring, and guess what - that existing wiring often starts from the basement and the antenna's feedline is dropped to the basement and then signals are routed back up through the house.
Edit: To the original poster,
Cable TV or Over-the-Air Broadcast?
If OTA Broadcast, are you using one antenna to feed in-wall wiring of the house, or do you have an antenna attached directly to the TV?