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

by PCT
4.4 out of 5 stars 2,043 customer reviews
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  • 2 Ports with a +11dB boost per port, boosts your signal strength 12x.
  • 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 PCT Distributor/Dealer. Warranty not valid when purchased through other outlets.
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Product Description

Size: 2 Port

PCT's miniature MA2 drop amplifier series has improved performance and ultra-low noise amplification of broadband signals for subscriber drop installations. The MA2 series provides better performance, enhanced shielding protection, and IEEE B3 6kV, 3000 amp combination wave surge withstand on all ports for superior lightning protection. All F ports also include PCT patented Digital Seizure Mechanism (DSM) for superior center conductor retention, electrical performance, and additional protection against transient surges.

Product Details

Size: 2 Port
  • Item Weight: 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001BMKNZI
  • Item model number: MA22PN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,043 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 24, 2008

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Size: 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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Size: 8 Port Verified Purchase
The cable signal coming into my house is not the greatest and the channels have always tiled a little - some days were worse than others, but it was pretty annoying. Then in April 2011 I built a HTPC using a Ceton InfiniTV 4 Digital Cable Quad-tuner Card PCIe because I got tired of only having two tuners in the DVR rented from the cable company. Two tuners is definitely not enough for me, especially during football season. Anyway, the InfiniTV 4 tuner is very picky about having a very strong signal so the tiling was much worse after I switched to the HTPC that I built - it was annoying on a good day and pretty much unwatchable on a bad day. I scheduled service calls with the cable company a few times to try to get them to clean up the signal coming into my house but they had no interest in fixing the issue - as luck would have it, it was only intermittently tiling when they arrived for the service call and they said it was normal for the channels to tile sometimes, which is complete bull crap when it tiles multiple times within a five minute period. Before escalating to a supervisor I figured I would give this amp a try first since it had so many positive reviews. I've been using it for two weeks now and I have yet to see the picture tile even once. Also, I can have all 8 coax cables that go to all the rooms in the house connected, whereas previously the cable company said they only supported up to two video devices using their two-way splitter.Read more ›
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Size: 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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Size: 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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