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RadioShack 1-to-4 Bidirectional Cable-TV Amplifier

Model:

15-2506

 | Catalog #: 15-2506
Price:
$14.97
$14.97

 

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Product Summary

Does your video need a boost?

This 1-to-4 bidirectional cable TV amplifier is ideal for distributing a cable signal to a remote location. The amplifier boosts your cable TV output signal up to 8dB, while minimizing interference. Plus, you can connect up to four devices, such as a TV, VCR, cable modem or HDTV. Allows bidirectional communication so you can enjoy pay-per-view, interactive TV and Internet. Distributes antenna signals, too. Cap off unused outputs with the supplied terminators to reduce signal leakage. Mount on wall or table.

  • Boosts cable TV signals by up to 8dB, while minimizing interference
  • Ideal for distributing a cable signal to a remote location
  • Connect up to 4 devices, such as a TV, VCR, PVR, cable modem or HDTV
  • Allows bidirectional communication for pay-per-view and interactive TV and Internet
  • Adjustable gain control for best picture quality
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What's in the box

  • 1-to-4 Bi-Directional Cable-TV Amplifier
  • User's guide
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Date added Document
November 11, 2009 RadioShack® 1-to-4 Bidirectional Cable-TV Amplifier (Guía del comienzo rápido)
November 11, 2009 RadioShack® 1-to-4 Bidirectional Cable-TV Amplifier (Guía Del Usuario)
November 11, 2009 RadioShack® 1-to-4 Bidirectional Cable-TV Amplifier (Quick Start Guide)
November 11, 2009 RadioShack® 1-to-4 Bidirectional Cable-TV Amplifier (User's Guide)

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Customer Reviews

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RadioShack 1-to-4 Bidirectional Cable-TV Amplifier
 
4.4

(based on 106 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (76)
  • Improves performance (65)
  • Highly compatible (44)
  • Professional quality (25)
  • Compact (18)

Cons

  • Poor performance (8)

Best Uses

  • Complex projects (9)
  • Home movies (6)
  • Home use (3)
    • How long have you owned it:
    • A month or less

       

      85% 

      (11 reviews)

      One-to-three months

       

      Three-to-six months

       

      More than six months

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (23), Homeowner (7), Business owner (3), Home owner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

Reviewed by 106 customers

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4.0

For use with Xfinity X1 Platform

By Mark Pugner

from Gitmo West Coast

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comcast
      • X1 Platform

      Comments about RadioShack 1-to-4 Bidirectional Cable-TV Amplifier:

      I just got the Xfinity X1 and was having issues with it's sensitive signals. After "troubleshooting" by Comcast standards I figured out it was my wrinky dink splitter causing my signal loss. Comcast offers a distribution amp for free but it would have cost me the same in gas money to go pick one up. The reviews speak loudly. If you are having signal issues or if your modem cuts out when you need it the most, you probably need one of these.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect for HD and analog TV

      By Billco

      from Prescott, AZ

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy Controls

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack 1-to-4 Bidirectional Cable-TV Amplifier:

          Easy to install and adust output boost. Works with mix of HD and analog TVs.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great booster for my application!

          By Numb3rTech

          from Odessa, TX

          About Me Old Geek Into Tech

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy Controls
          • High Quality For Price

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Multi-room Quality Signal

          Comments about RadioShack 1-to-4 Bidirectional Cable-TV Amplifier:

          I use this to provide a clear signal to multiple rooms in the house. I use special hdmi-svga-rf converters to supply some of the rf signals. I am getting another unit to supply signals to outside work shop & yard projector. These are great units. My current unit has been in use for 3 years and I do want to get spares.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worked Perfect! Worth every penny!

          By kev

          from ct

          About Me Gearhead

          Pros

          • Easy Controls
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Home Use

            Comments about RadioShack 1-to-4 Bidirectional Cable-TV Amplifier:

            I was having pixalation problems from a ong cable tv run, this fixed my problem perfectly and easy to install. FOr people that said it did not work, check your cabling as it is most likly not right.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Solved my tv watching problem

            By Tbone

            from St. Louis, Mo

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RadioShack 1-to-4 Bidirectional Cable-TV Amplifier:

                  This amplifier works great. I had almost given up on getting a good signal and switching to a satellite dish. I am now receiving twice as much signal to each of my three TVs and am getting 25 channels with no image loss. This is the best!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome, worked better than I had hoped

                  By RedNeck Radz

                  from Las Cruces, NM

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Install
                  • Excellent Result
                  • Worked out of box

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack 1-to-4 Bidirectional Cable-TV Amplifier:

                      Worked right out of box to increase the dB by more than 9x. Can use the TV and Cable modem at same time in more than a year even with Comcast techs trying to figure out the loss. Worth the money and less than 10 minutes to use.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Product...worked right away

                      By Happy customer.

                      from Penna.

                      Pros

                      • Easy Set Up
                      • Fixed problem

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Boost Signal Fr On Demand

                        Comments about RadioShack 1-to-4 Bidirectional Cable-TV Amplifier:

                        None.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Seems to Work Great

                        By Iowan

                        from Waterloo, IA

                        About Me Practical

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy Controls
                        • Lightweight
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Use

                          Comments about RadioShack 1-to-4 Bidirectional Cable-TV Amplifier:

                          The tech had plugged in the internet model after two splitters, seemed to have some drag to it. I also had a long 50-75 foot run of cable line that was real fuzzy on TV. I never tried splitting internet right off main line running in first without using amplifier, but with amplifier I'm getting 15 Meg download speeds and 4 meg upload speeds and long run cable not fuzzy at all.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Be careful if using cable modem

                          By cablemodemuser

                          from Ann Arbor, MI

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Great Tv Signal

                          Cons

                          • Weakens Outgoing Signal

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about RadioShack 1-to-4 Bidirectional Cable-TV Amplifier:

                            I specifically bought this because my cable modem was having trouble maintaining a connection. However, when I hooked it up, my modem wouldn't connect at all. I read the directions, and while the INCOMING signal is amplified, the OUTGOING signal is actually reduced by 8dB! It may be bidirectional, but it only amplifies in 1 direction.

                            So I wired it so my cable comes in the house and hits a 2-way splitter. 1 cable from splitter goes directly to the modem, and the other cable goes to the amp. The amp then connects to all the TVs in the house. Note that this approach may not work if your cable modem is on the same run as 1 or more TVs.

                            But in my case, this approach worked very well. The cable modem signal is much stronger and the TVs all have slightly cleaner pictures.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Solved the problem!

                            By Katzluce

                            from Sugar Land, Tx

                            About Me Practical

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Use
                                • Home Use

                                Comments about RadioShack 1-to-4 Bidirectional Cable-TV Amplifier:

                                After a thunderstorm, the amplifer I was using no longer worked and my cable moderm would not connect. The old amplifier has a single input connection and a single output connection. I replaced the amplifer and two splitters with this uinit and everthing worked great again. The using is well made and in a sturdy case like the stuff the cable companies use. Best of all, it works!

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                                • No

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