Strengthens over-the-air HDTV signals
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This product has improved the picture quality of all the over-the-air HDTV channels I receive. It makes a big difference especially when the weather is raining or snowing. Before I hooked up this product, some HDTV channel only had 60% signal strength according the the menu on my HDTV. Now the same channels have improved to 100% signal strength. However, the signal quality percentage (a different measurement) for a few channels did not improve very much. But the important thing is that I noticed a good improvement in overall picture quality for all channels. I am using this product inside my home behind my TV stand. The coaxial cable from my antenna comes through the wall behind my HDTV stand. My over-the-air antenna mast is in the attic of my house. Another advantage to using this product is that it has 4 RF outputs for the 1 over-the-air antenna input. I have hooked up one output directly to my HDTV, another output to my Channel Master DVR (digital video recorder), and another output to my older DVD recorder/VCR which has a built-in digital tuner. Now ALL 3 of my video components with tuners have excellent signal quality for both watching TV or recording TV shows. Finally, this product has excellent build quality with a metal case/housing. (not plastic).
Pros: Improved HDTV picture quality and signal strength for all channels. Also, the flexibility to send the amplified HDTV signals to 4 different components or TVs in different rooms of the house. Solid build quality.
Cons: The only negative I can think of is that the power plug has a transformer block on it--so it takes up more space at the outlet where you plug it in. At least the 2 prongs on the plug/transformer box are both the same width so you can plug it into the outlet facing one of 2 different ways (at a 180 degree angle from each other).