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

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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 Details

Size: 2 Port
  • Item Weight: 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001BMKNZI
  • Item model number: MA22PN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,212 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 24, 2008

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.

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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
This amplified splitter eliminated the signal loss I experienced from a non-amplified splitter, improving the quality of my televisions picture.
john dragon
4 Port Cable TV/HDTV/Digital Amplifier Internet Modem Signal Booster, worked great!
anthony lang

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

392 of 403 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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134 of 142 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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86 of 91 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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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By MacFringe on April 1, 2009
Size Name: 2 Port
I have a Silicon Dust HDHomeRun dual QAM/ATSC tuner feeding a Mac Mini that is hooked up to a HDTV. The same cable feed is used for a cable modem and a direct connection to the HDTV. A passive 4-way splitter was doing the job for over a year, but the HDTV and internet performance was slowly declining. The cable guy replaced the drop cable to house, but unfortunately, the signal strength did not improve significantly. The signal going into the house was +10.5 dBmv (typical expected value), but after a fifty foot run and a final 4-way split, the signal was -8 dBmv at the cable modem (the signal typically varied between -9 and -7 dBmv). The HDHomerun tuners were detecting a signal strength of about 80%, which is at the extreme low end of providing a reliable QAM signal. In fact, many recorded shows were less than perfect. After doing some additional research and reading the reviews of all the PCT amplifier products here at Amazon, I decidied to purchase the 2-port PCT amplifier.

My final setup is a passive two-way splitter where the cable enters the house followed by the PCT amp followed by a fifty foot run, and finally, the original passive 4-way splitter (2 HDHomeRun tuners, HDTV, and terminator on fourth output). As it turns out, the cable modem should either be dirctly connected to the cable (impossible if you have a TV) or at the MOST, after a 2-way split. The outgoing (upstream signal) is often overlooked. Thus, the cable modem has a separate feed from the initial passive 2-way splitter. The upstream cable modem signal went from 53 dBmv to 48 dBmv (below 50 dBmv is great) and the downstream signal varies between -2 and 0 dBmv (-5 to +5 is ideal; note that the cable modem was NOT amplified). The HDTV has been spectacular!
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