I purchased this in order to get a clear and consistent signal from a local PBS tower 28 miles away. All the other major channels were already coming in clear. Although this preamp is meant for outdoor, i connected it to my indoor flatwave antenna that i have mounted on the window. The set up was straightforward and easy. Not much of instructions, just a diagram for the respective hookups. You must supply your own stand alone coaxial cable to run it from the preamp to your TV. I would advise going to the Wineguard website to obtain more information.
After completing the hookups and plugging in the ac adapter, the PBS channel came in loud and clear. I was astonished. Surfed through the remaining channels to check if there were any distortions caused by the preamp. All was fine. The preamp is laying on the windowsill. I kept the TV on the PBS station , and after half hour there was some distortion, intermittently, but the station didn't black out. Probably due to high interference during that time of day in the Big Apple. Now it is evening, and the interference is gone.
This has been a 100% improvement in the PBS station quality. Very happy with purchase. Can't wait to watch Luther on (BBC series) , restarting in January. Happy new year!
Pros: Easy Installation, excellent signal
Cons: kind of pricey, plastic housing looks cheap and might crack.
Installed in my window. pick up over 72 digital channels and 12 radio stations. i have 2 TVs and it has worked very well with both of them. I live in tucker ga. My friends and family are considering doing this after they see the HD stations I get.. very pleased.
Item did not boost anything. It actually was worse than just the coax run by itself. I have tire...
October 8, 2020
Item did not boost anything. It actually was worse than just the coax run by itself. I have tired three other signal boosters and this was the worse of them. I would run into degregation of signal, not enough boost, or loss of channels. Finally had to spend more money on a ChannelMaster that is currently doing what its suppose to.
No problems, very easy to setup. May be over-powered for...
October 7, 2020
No problems, very easy to setup. May be over-powered for my area, but I have been disappointed before. Went with the extra amplifier, which may be making a big difference. You'll still lose picture during heavy thunderstorms, but other wise rock solid with a more detailed image.
Purchased two of these a few years apart kind of like giving a restaurant a "second chance" after a first bad meal. First one did not improve or make reception worse. This latest second one, got about 1/2 the number of stations I got without using it at all.