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RCA TVPRAMP1R Outdoor Antenna Preamplifier

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TVPRAMP1R

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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
 
3.9

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to setup (4)
  • Improved audio/video (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Did not work for me.

    By THer

    from Spring, Texas

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RCA TVPRAMP1R Outdoor Antenna Preamplifier:

          All of the stations are at 181 degrees and about 55 miles from me in Spring, TX. Two were coming in weak and channel 2 not at all...the others were OK before installing this amp. After installation, only one channel could be received. I followed directions and checked the switches carefully to no avail. Had to return for a refund.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Only one to pull in FOX

          By Beth

          from Gorham, ME

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Setup

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about RCA TVPRAMP1R Outdoor Antenna Preamplifier:

              I tried multiple antenna/amplifier combos. This was the ONLY preamp to pull in a clear, consistent FOX picture(station is @ 40 miles away). That was my only goal with a preamp and this one succeeded! Have it attached to an outdoor antenna that is mounted in the attic. A tidbit of advice, FOX only comes in with the antenna in one particular spot, so keep scanning in different locations.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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