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RCA TVPRAMP1R Outdoor Antenna Preamplifier

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TVPRAMP1R

 | Catalog #: 55065042
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Product Summary

Designed specifically to improve the performance of outdoor antennas in low signal strength areas, the RCA Outdoor Antenna Preamplifier features separate or combined inputs for UHF and VHF. Your customers will appreciate the switchable FM trap that reduces interference from FM frequencies and the improved performance from separate UHF and VHF band amplification.

  • Designed specifically to improve the performance of outdoor antennas in low signal strength areas
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RCA TVPRAMP1R Outdoor Antenna Preamplifier
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to setup (3)
  • Improved audio/video (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Works great

    By Jim

    from Centreville, va

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Fast Setup

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about RCA TVPRAMP1R Outdoor Antenna Preamplifier:

    Works as advertised

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Poor quality, but it works.

    By sps

    from Milton, FL

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Setup
    • Improved Audio/Video

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about RCA TVPRAMP1R Outdoor Antenna Preamplifier:

    When I was setting it up, I accidently put the wrong cable on the output. When I turned it to unscrew it, it would not unscrew. The barrel would turn also. I had to take it appart on the roof of the house and use a pair of pliers to hold the barrel to lossen the cable connector. It looked like the post that held the connector was not properly soldered to the board. I repaired it myself and finished the installation. It has helped a little, but I am on the edge of coverage for some of the channels.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Excellent Value

    By Mike from Webster

    from Webster, NY

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Setup
    • Improved Audio/Video

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about RCA TVPRAMP1R Outdoor Antenna Preamplifier:

      I dropped cable and went with a medium range directional outdoor antenna. I was able to receive excellent reception of ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and PBS from the antennas 10 miles aways(not only the primary feeds, but their 2nd and 3rd channels). However ION, 37 miles away, was pixelating. The pre-amp solved the problem. The only drawback was that my strongest original stations had poorer signal strength with the pre-amp, probably because they were overamplified slightly, but the picture quality is still excellent on all channels. So don't buy this unless you KNOW your antenna needs a boost.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Works Great!

      By AWD_Guy

      from Reno, NV

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Aerodynamic
      • Improved Audio/Video
      • Improves Signak
      • Improves Signal
      • Weatherproof

      Cons

      • Rg-59 On Power Injector

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about RCA TVPRAMP1R Outdoor Antenna Preamplifier:

      This works very well. The only minor issue I have is that the power injector has a soldered in tail of RG-59 with a cheap old style crimp on end instead of a female connector or a RG-6 with a good compression end.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent reception, easy setup

      By harryhendo

      from western New Jersey

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Attic/Roof Mount

        Comments about RCA TVPRAMP1R Outdoor Antenna Preamplifier:

        I live about 50 miles due east of Manhattan. TV reception is very poor due to the distance to the transmitter in Manhattan. I had cancelled cable TV because of the ridiculous cost, but missed news and sports events, so I bought an outside TV antenna from Radio Shack, and this amplifier to see if I could bring in signals from that far away.

        I'm pleased to say that I get 76(!) stations, including CBS-HD, NBC-HD, FOX-HD, ABC-HD, PBS-HD, etc. The picture quality is outstanding. The amplifier is very easy to setup, with an attachment outside to the antenna mast.

        There are three coax connections, one from the antenna lead, one for VHF/UHF, and one for just UHF. If you use the combined VHF/UHF connector, the UHF is not used. But there is no rubber cover provided for this unused connector, so I worry that it will get compromised by severe weather. Nothing yet, however, after three snowstorms and rain.

        All in all, very easy to use, and provides clear, crisp picture quality.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        WOW!!! It Works!!

        By Mike

        from Marion, KS

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • easy set up
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Strong Signal

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about RCA TVPRAMP1R Outdoor Antenna Preamplifier:

            WOW!! This little thing works. Dropped paid cable service and went back to Over-the-Air antenna. That seems to be coming more of the normal now, with prices for TV going up and up. Anyway, had 6 channels with a new HD antenna and live about 60 miles away from the city. Ordered this to give it a try. Well now I have over 30 channels and HD. Signal strength is better than average on all channels. This may not work for everyone, but it worked for me and I am completely satisfied with the results.

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            • No

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