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8-Port Bi-Directional Cable TV HDTV Amplifier Splitter Signal Booster with Passive Return

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8 Port
  • 8 Ports with a +4dB boost per port, doubles your signal strength
  • Ultra small form factor for ease of installation in confined spaces
  • Reduces snow and prevents image pixelation with digital cable. Coaxial cables not included.
  • Compatible with all standard and digital Cable TV services
  • 5-year warranty when purchased from an Authorized Channel Master Distributor/Dealer. Warranty not valid when purchased through other outlets.
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8-Port Bi-Directional Cable TV HDTV Amplifier Splitter Signal Booster with Passive Return + F Type 75 Ohm Terminator - 10 Pack + Cables to Go 40669 Right Angle F-type Adapter (Silver), 10 pk
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Technical Details

Size: 8 Port
  • Brand Name: PCT
  • Model: MA28PN

Product Details

Size: 8 Port
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 4.8 x 3.6 inches ; 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000WDR94U
  • Item model number: MA28PN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,029 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 25, 2007

Product Description

Size: 8 Port

This amplifier provides 8 ports for multiple TV sets, cable boxes, or cable modems. It boosts signal strength by more than double (+4dB), Improves Analog, Digital & HDTV Picture Quality, and Improves UHF/VHF/FM Antenna Reception! This amplifier provides the exact same OR BETTER specs as the ones that other sellers are selling for much higher prices. PCT amplifiers are designed to fit into smaller spaces, while providing the FULL performance of larger sized amplifiers.

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Customer Reviews

I split 8 tv's over one hd antenna and I get all my free channels on every tv!!!!
Just Joe
I've even tried both ways and there is no discernible difference in picture quality or cable modem signal strength.
Morgan Culp
4 Port Cable TV/HDTV/Digital Amplifier Internet Modem Signal Booster, worked great!
anthony lang

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

343 of 353 people found the following review helpful By Maynard Handley on March 30, 2009
Size Name: 4 Port Verified Purchase
I'm very happy with this device. Looking at the reviews, I think those who are unhappy with it do not understand what it does:

An amplifier like this is not a magic box that will convert an unusable signal (say from a digital TV antenna) into a usable signal; rather it solves a very specific problem.
Suppose you have an signal that is usable at the point of the antenna, but is NOT usable at the point where you want to use it. This might be because you have a long run of coax cable between the antenna and your TV/converter box/tuner/whatever; or it might be because you want to split the signal to feed it into multiple TV/tuner boxes/etc.
If this is your situation, the device works very well.

If your problem is that your signal is too weak to be useful directly at the point it comes out the antenna, even before it goes through any long runs of coax or splitters, then no amplifier in the world is going to help you out. What you need is to acquire a better signal. Depending on your circumstances, this might be done by
- changing the angle/orientation of your antenna
- moving it around the room (so it's nearer windows or away from metal or whatever)
- moving it higher (if necessary going outside the house and onto the roof)
- or getting a larger antenna with a larger collecting area.
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122 of 129 people found the following review helpful By B. Myers on April 15, 2008
Size Name: 8 Port
I have a new house with very long cable runs. When they built the house they ran a seperate cable to each room, instead of splitting them upstairs in the attic. I had an issue with the digital cable and the modem loosing signal and picture freezing before I purchased this item. It took about 5 minutes to install the amp and all picture issues are gone. Before I could not have the signal split into more than 3 lines before experiencing picture issues. I now have 7 lines running out of the amp without issue, including the cable modem. Great product, and you can not beat the price.
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76 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Randall S. Goodwin on August 22, 2008
Size Name: 8 Port
I acquired one of these after I was having problems with digital cable reception on one of the longer runs in our house. Previously, the incoming cable was connected to a two way splitter with one end of the splitter connected to a cable modem for internet service and the other end connected to an amplifier. Then from the output of the amplifier, it fed into an 8-way passive splitter that was distrubuted to the outlets in the various rooms.

Needless to say, my old setup required many extra cables and did not drive all the outputs sufficiently even with the unused splitter outputs terminated with a termination resistor. Even the cable modem required a special filter. It may have just been a bad amplifier, but after recognizing that I could consolidate four components (2 way splitter, cable modem filter, amplifier, and an 8-way passive splitter) into one it made perfect sense to use this product.

Installation was simple. At first, I thought it was strange to use a coaxial cable for power. Then, a friend told me the obvious - the distance from the outlet to the location of the splitter varies from installation to installation, so it's possible to cut a coaxial cable to "just the right length" for each installation. That made perfect sense and that is exactly what I did.

The structured wiring cabinet in our house looks much "cleaner" now with less components and internal cable runs. TV and Internet service is working great too. No more digital drop outs and audible "squeaks".

This product is a bargain (less than half the price) when compared with other options I researched on the internet. At first I thought that was "too good to be true", but I was pleasantly convinced otherwise after using it for about a month now.
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74 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Cody on January 1, 2009
Size Name: 4 Port
I had a new house that included a GE Smart Center with an amplifier for both cable and satellite. After the purchase of a new HD TV it was obvious the cable signal to the new TV that was 75 feet away from the GE amp was terrible. The cable signal coming into the house at the GE amplifier was good. Replaced the GE amp with this PCT amplifier and the picture was just like having the TV hooked up where the cable entered the house. It was an incredible difference and the PCT amp is literally 1/15th the size of the GE amp it replaced. The unexpected bonus to this purchase is the internet connection. The cable modem is now hooked up to the one port on the PCT amp that boosts the signal in both directions. It has speeded up the internet connection considerably. This product far exceeded my expectations which warranted this write-up. Be advised it only works with cable not satellite systems.
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86 of 94 people found the following review helpful By JoJo on January 14, 2008
Size Name: 1 Port Verified Purchase
This Drop Amp works great! I have a two story home with a several TV's at the far end of the house that never had clear pictures. They have always been grainy and just never looked right. Well after talking with the cable company they told me they could come out and put an amp on the cable to boost the signal and it would cost me a service fee plus the cost of the amp which would be a total of $150 bucks. I would have thought they should have fixed it for nothing. Luckily I talked with a friend of mine who had once worked for a cable company and he told me that I could get an amp myself and recommended one of these. So I bought one and installed it myself! It took maybe ten minutes to get this thing up and running! I also found "thanks to the cable company" they had extra splitters in my cable run in the attic that was not needed "this will also degrade your signal". Now my TVs have clear pictures and look great all for $35 bucks!
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