Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 23
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Braeburn GE Distribution Amp
The only issue I have with this Distribution Amp, or to be more exact, Home Depot, is that the info says it comes with a 25 ft cord. When I got this shipped and picked up at the store, I found that the cord is only 5 ft long. I'm just glad I'll be able to run a little more coaxial cable to fix this. Otherwise, this would have been a costly error. The Distribution Amp itself is spot on great.
April 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by none 4-way
it was very easy to set up just plug it in and it's ready to go
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dj ?
Works great takes the small attenas signal and boosts it to feed 4 digital sets
May 3, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by VolRath217 Not enough gain
As mentioned in another review, the website says it's a 22dB gain, but it's only 4.5dB according to the manual. I've got about 25 ft between the antenna and the amp then 3 outputs: 1 30', 1 50', and 1 30' to a splitter to a 6' and a 25'. This definately boosted the signal enough for more of the channels to start showing up (especially on the 25' leg off the 2nd splitter) but several stations had choppy sound and tiling even on the 30' leg whose channels come in crystal clear if it's directly connected to the antenna. I believe that if I was already in the situation of getting all the channels only with choppy sound and tiling that this would have remedied it, but in my situation I'm going to have to take it back and find one with a little more gain.
Also, since all of this is going on in the attic, I had to install an electrical outlet in the attic. Fortunately the cables all come together right beside the wires that run the light fixture in the attic and I just tapped into it, but it would have been an issue elsewhere.
I'm going to say that I would recommend it, but only if you need a very tiny amount of amplification.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dg Good product
amplifier was easy to install. However the 25 foot cord advertised had shrunk to 5 feet. Just had to relocate a receptacle.
February 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by spatula Worse with it than without it
Switching from an ordinary splitter to this distribution amp actually *reduced* the signal strength, rather than improving it. And yes, I understand what a distribution amp is for; the idea is to be able to split a signal to multiple outputs without the loss of signal that comes from using a conventional passive splitter. Unfortunately, this unit does not do that; you get less signal out than in, the opposite of what it's supposed to do, and even less signal out than with a conventional splitter. Given the number of reports of exactly the same thing, either a lot of these units are defective, or the design itself is defective. I'd recommend against this thing.
Getting this thing out of the package requires destroying the package, unfortunately, making it really difficult / impossible to return, so I'm basically out $20.
March 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kerndtsr Works great!
I put a $100 antenna on my roof and was okay with the results. Being I was splitting the signal between two TV's with over a hundred feet of cable I bought this item. My signal strength went from 1 and 2 bars to 9 and 10! Plus a few more stations!
May 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shed Works for me?
Some of the info on HD's website is incorrect, the cord is 5 feet at most. That being said, I have 4 TV's and had to use multiple coax splitters to get to all of them. We have an OTA Antenna on our roof and this sits in the attic with service.
It seems to do the job needed. I wasn't expecting to get more channels, only that the channels we do have are more consistent and this seems to help with that.
March 29, 2013