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Channel Master 3414

4-output RF distribution amplifier

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Channel Master's 3414 is a compact, versatile RF distribution amplifier designed for indoor use with coaxial cables. It lets you distribute amplified antenna or cable TV signals to as many as four TVs without the signal degradation caused by splitters.

Channel Master's 3414 is a compact, versatile RF distribution amplifier designed for indoor use with coaxial cables. It lets you distribute amplified antenna or cable TV signals to as many as four TVs without the signal degradation caused by splitters.

The 3414 can improve reception whether the problem is weak signal strength at your antenna, or loss of signal quality due to a long cable run. Unlike the inexpensive boosters you find in hardware stores, the 3414 is a "bi-directional" design that provides a return signal path for use with a cable box or cable modem (return signal is not amplified). The included AC power supply connects to the 3414 via a short length of coax cable, which is also included.

Anytime you split an antenna into 4 rooms you lose signal quality. That is why I bought this product. It amplifies the signal to what it was before you split it into 4 rooms... Just like you have a single antenna in each room... Works great as described!

Tommie, Huffman, TX

What's in the Box:

  • RF amplifier (+8dB/1 input-4 outputs)
  • AC/DC adapter (DC Output: 15V/250mA)
  • 6' Coaxial cable
  • Installation Instructions

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with antenna and cable TV signals
  • cable company approved for digital cable, HDTV, and high-speed Internet
  • bi-directional for digital services
  • amplifier gain: 8 dB
  • operating frequency range: 54-1002 MHz
  • return path frequency range: 5-42 MHz (for cable modem applications)
  • 75-ohm impedance
  • noise: 2.7 dB
  • six F-type coaxial connectors (1 input, 4 output, 1 power)
  • included AC power supply provides power to amplifier via coaxial cable connection (cable included)
  • 6000-volt surge protection
  • weather-sealed housing resists corrosion
  • 4-7/16"W x 1-1/4"H x 4-5/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • RG-6 cable is recommended

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Overview: The Channel Master by PCT Model 3414 RF amplifier has a single input and four outputs. Unlike most conventional amplifiers, it has a passive return path which allows it to be used with a cable modem. The +8dB gain gives you a strong and balanced signal. The unit is powered using the included AC/DC adapter. The unit features weather-sealed housings for superior corrosion performance.

Bandwidth: The 3414 has an operating frequency of 54 to 1002 MHz with a passive return path bandwidth of 5 to 42 MHz. The amplifier supports both analog and digital broadcast signals, as well as HDTV and CATV distribution.

Inputs and Outputs:

  • DC 15V/250mA Input: threaded coax input for use with supplied AC/DC power supply
  • Cable Input: threaded coax input, used to connect your cable or antenna lead
  • Outputs: 4 threaded coax outputs, each with a +8dB gain

Dimensions: Width=4.433", Height=4.308", Depth=1.237"

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Customer reviews were very positive. Their descriptions of the results of their experiences with the product sounded exactly like what I need the product to do. [ Michael  Dec 15, 2016 ]
Someone in the reviews mentioned they got a splitter amplifier [ Jim  Nov 27, 2016 ]
I already have a Channel Master rooftop 30 db amplifier but I need to split the signal inside the house four times, so I wanted to avoid further signal loss. [ JOHN  Nov 24, 2016 ]
It meets my needs and all reviews that I have read for this product were very favorably [ ROBERT  Nov 18, 2016 ]
Brand name [ Charles  Jul 30, 2016 ]
I purchased this item earlier months ago. The CM-3414 is still performing perfectly. Very happy with Channel Master's design & performance. Now, I want to purchase another one to give as a birthday gift to my brother. He needs to replace his simple 3 way splitter with this 4 output 8db DA. [ Dorothy  Jun 26, 2016 ]
Reviews identified the product works as described for the specific application I required. [ JAMES  Apr 30, 2016 ]
customer reviews and tech help [ LARRY  Apr 27, 2016 ]
Recommended by support person. [ Stanley  Apr 16, 2016 ]
I had hoped that the Channel Master 3414 would reduce or eliminate over the air digital TV signal drop out. It helps just a bit, not much. [ Robert  Mar 31, 2016 ]
I needed a distribution amplifier and this one had good reviews. [ Evan  Mar 03, 2016 ]
because other people emailed me with answers to questions and confirmed this would enable me to get rid of cable tv [ Carol  Feb 20, 2016 ]
Your support person helped with my choice [ Larry  Feb 12, 2016 ]
on-line reviews and Channel Masters reputation [ Stephen M.  Jan 22, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

From what I understand, yes you can hookup the CM splitter to tvs, using the outdoor antenna. Then on the cable splitter you should only have one wire in and one wire out. This is to feed the internet. If this is true, you can eliminate the cable splitter and put a "barrel connector" in line to join the cable. This will also eliminate any signal loss through the cable splitter. Hope this helps. [ ROBERT B  Feb 16, 2016 ]
I have my internet and antenna cables run separately. I do not have a signal amp. on the internet. The 3414 has a input and 1 output two directional ports if you use it as a cable TV and internet amp. You should not need to amplify the internet in your application. So use the 3414 amp. on the antenna cable so you do not get signal drop if adding more TVs. If you have DTV ready TVs you do not need the converters boxes. If you have analog TVs you will need to hook the boxes back in because, the cable company was converting it for you. Hope that helps. [ DOREEN  Feb 15, 2016 ]
This amplifier is intended for antenna signals. It works for over-the-air broadcast signals but I cannot make a recommendation for cable use. Channel Master's website states: Channel Master distribution amplifiers can be used in HDTV, CATV, off-air, analog and digital RF distribution applications where high performance and reliability are required. The CM 3414 is a high quality miniature four output digital TV amplifier with passive return, which means the distribution amplifier does not have any amplification for signals in the return path frequency range (5-42 MHz). This frequency range is used in cable telecommunications networks to allow cable modems and set top boxes to communicate back through the cable network. Passive return amplifiers are the most commonly used in-house distribution amplifiers by cable operators. Hope this helps. [ KEVIN  Feb 11, 2014 ]
I use the 3414 to boost my incoming over-air Antenna signal. It works great for that. I have a longer run and needed to install another one to reach that distance. Seems about every 100ft with an over air antenna. This should boost any signal but I'm not familiar with how the phone works with the cable system. Hope this helps in some way. [ Mark  Feb 10, 2014 ]
I just recently installed this at my place. We are running cable internet only but our signal coming in from the street was weaker than it should have been. The cable company tried to help boost the signal, but they stated because we weren't subscribed to cable TV also, they can only make the signal so strong (uh huh? yea right). So, I installed this and now we get a very strong internet signal, and we can get all the basic TV channels coming through the cable. An we have a few splitters too. In a nut shell, it worked really well on our weak signal, and the internet hasn't dropped since. Plus, it's only $40 bucks. that's not much of a risk. [ Steve B  Feb 10, 2014 ]
I am not familiar with cable service. My application for the distribution amplifier is to feed the signal from a regular off the air TV antenna to 4 TVs in the house. It definitely made a big difference compared to using just a regular splitter. [ Esteban  Feb 10, 2014 ]
I used 2way splitter to drive phone modem, then remaining tap directly to the Channel Master amp. Each output of the Amp goes to a separate TV, some 60' or more from the TV amp. Results are excellent. I have marginal signal strength coming into the house. [ Charles  Feb 10, 2014 ]