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Winegard ANWI8700 Winegard AP Signal Amplifier (Discontinued by Manufacturer)


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  • High performance, low noise TV antenna preamplifier
  • Provides gain of 17 dB VHF, 19 dB UHF
  • Amplifies digital signal for HDTV broadcasts
  • Built in FM trap to prevent overload from strong local FM stations
  • Power supply and power injector included
  • 17 dB VHF, 19 dB UHF
  • Amplifies digital signal
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Winegard
  • Model: ANWI8700
  • Antenna Type: Internal
  • Width: 4.70 inches
  • Weight: 0.00 pounds
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 11 x 9 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001DFZ5EW
  • Item model number: ANWI8700
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (333 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 16, 2008

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Winegard HDTV Antenna Preamplifiers are engineered to the highest specifications ensuring consistent signal amplification performance. The Winegard AP-8700 preamplifier is specifically designed to amplify DTV signals at the antenna 17 dB on VHF frequencies, and 19 dB on UHF frequencies, boosting the digital signal to overcome any cable or splitter loss in your TV antenna system and minimize dropouts.

Winegard Ap-8700
Boost digital signal to overcome any cable or splitter loss in your TV antenna system

In a low signal area, a setup with long cable runs, or a multiple TV system, the AP-8700 preamp may be the solution you need for a perfect digital picture. Winegard AP series preamps are constructed of tough, high-impact ABS material and the zinc plated steel hardware ensure electronic parts are safe from the elements. They feature a selectable and tunable FM trap to reduce strong local FM stations from interfering with your perfect digital picture. They also employ specialized circuitry featuring an ultra-fast recovery diode. A power supply and mounting hardware are included.

Minimize HDTV Signal Dropouts

The Winegard series of pre-amplifiers feature a 75-Ohm input with flexible polyethylene boot covers for convenience and easier installation. The universal housing can be used with any off-air TV antenna. Made of high-impact ABS material, the Winegard pre-amplifier can be mast mounted for easy installation. The AP8700 comes with zinc-plated steel hardware, and all mounting hardware is included.

A selectable FM trap reduces FM signals (88-108 MHz) by -15 dB to prevent overload. A tunable FM trap reduces a 3 MHz band width by -12 dB. Both are adjustable and switchable without opening the housing.

Transistor burn-out is virtually eliminated with specialized circuitry featuring a fast recovery diode that protects against lightning-caused pulses. The pre-amplifier has an operating temperature range of -40 to +140 degrees F, and a 117 VAC, UL, and CSA-approved power supply is included. (Does not include F-connectors.)

Note: Preamplifiers and/or amplifiers only amplify the signal your antenna receives. They cannot extend the receiving range of an antenna or help pull in signal. Also, do not use the higher gain models within 35 miles of your transmitters.

What's in the Box?

Winegard AP-8700 Pre-Amplifier, PS-1403 power supply, power injector, 6-foot coax cable, mounting hardware, instructions.

Product Description

Features 75 or 300 ohm input for convenience and easier installation. Universal housing can be used with any off-air TV antenna. Made of high impact ABS material, mast mounted for easy installation. Flexible polyethylene boot covers on 75 ohm; hinged cover on 300 ohm models keep connections clean, dry, weather-protected. Zinc-plated steel hardware.General Information--Product Model--AP-8700::General Information--Product Name--AP-8700 Signal Amplifier::Miscellaneous--Country of Origin--United States::Warranty--Standard Warranty--90 Day::Technical Information--Frequency Range--88 MHz to 108 MHz::Technical Information--Impedance--75 Ohm::Technical Information--Signal Loss--3 dB::Technical Information--Gain--17 dB - VHF, 19 dB - UHF::

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Now all tvs get great signal strength and all of the channels are received.
E. Thompson
I'll try a local electronics store next to see what they recommend, but this item was a waste of time and money (until the refund is issued).
evilipoo
Really, this is just the coax "output" that should go "downstream" to the included metal power splitter.
A. Huntsman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

405 of 412 people found the following review helpful By Clyde Havard on April 27, 2010
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TV Antenna Source said this about install of TV antenna amplifier.
The TV signal from your TV antenna becomes weaker as it travels through the coax cable to your TV.The farther it must travel the weaker it becomes. Signal splitters also weaken the signal. The more times the signal is divided the weaker it becomes. The splitter itself creates the signal loss, it doesn't matter if the TV's are on or off or even if all of the connections on the splitter are used the loss still occurs, it's called insertion loss. The line loss that occurs getting the signal from the TV antenna to the TV or TV's can be overcome by installing a preamplifier near the TV antenna amplifying the signal before the signal loss occurs.

The degree a signal amplifier increases the signal strength is measured in decibels (dB). The higher the amplifiers dB rating is the greater the strength of the signal is increased. "Wait a minute, I know what your thinking "I'll just get the biggest high output amplifier I can get and that will solve all my problems. I have one word for you, OVERLOAD. When too much signal is present overload can and does happen. Signal overload can occur in the amplifier, the TV tuner or both. Use the guidelines below, to select the proper amplifier for your system.

Selecting the correct TV antenna amplifier is a simple mathematical process.

Add-up the total amount of signal decibel loss that will occur as the signal travels from the TV antenna to the TV with the longest cable run. Add the signal loss from the cable length and any splitters between the antenna and the TV. Choose the amplifier with the dB gain rating that is from 5 to 10dB greater then the total loss. EXAMPLE: 100 feet of coax cable and a 2 way splitter have a signal dB loss of 8.7 dB.
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72 of 74 people found the following review helpful By E. Thompson on August 23, 2009
Had an antenna (HDTV) in the roof connected directly to one tv. Got great reception and all of the channels. The cable run from the attic to the tv was approximately 100 feet. When I wanted to add more tvs to the antenna, I bought a splitter and then my problems started. Started out with just an unpowered splitter then tried a couple other powered splitters but none would provide acceptable signals to 3 tvs off of the antenna. Got the Winegard AP-8700 and installed it in the attic approximately 1 foot from the antenna...problem solved. Now all tvs get great signal strength and all of the channels are received. Even added a 4th tv a couple of days later, and it works great too.

Something of interest/relevance. This pre-amplifier requires power. I almost didn't get it because I didn't want the hassle of getting power to the attic. But never having messed with it before, I didn't realize that you plug in the power to this device wherever is convenient and with the supplied adaptor, it sends power to the pre-amplifier and the antenna signal over the same wire. So it was a mute concern.
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97 of 104 people found the following review helpful By Mark LaRock on August 18, 2008
I used a nice quality Winegard 1080-HD antenna, but it was significantly smaller than my old antenna and did not pick up the Boston channel digital signals as strongly on its own (1 bar out of 6, compared to 2-3 bars for my old antenna)but once I added the Winegard Ap8700 pre-amp BOOM! The digital signal exploded into an unbeliveable 6 out of 6 bars! No more dropped pictures and fantastic picture quality, visually in my opinon better than what the cable provider was giving me and I am saving $50.00 per month - SUPER NICE!

WARNING WARNING WARNING - The bracket for this pre-amp is made of plastic and can easily be over tightend and snap off!

Boston to Shirley 40 miles, highly wooded, antenna sits on top of a second floor chimney, cable run from chimney to pre-amp 3', cable run from pre-amp to Samsung digital converter box approximately 40'.
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76 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Rick Lambert on January 7, 2011
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Winegard AP-8700 Preamplifier High Gain Low Noise 19 dB UHF 17 dB VHF for HDTV Antennas I bought this item about a week ago. Yesterday the power injector (part # PS-1403) died. This is the second one that has failed on me. The first one conveniently waited until the 90 day(!) warranty had elapsed. I called the company, and after I told them about the other reviews that mentioned the same problem, the guy confessed that yes, they know about it. He recommended I buy something else. I will, but not from Winegard. Anyway, I recommend to you what their technician recommended to me: buy something else. Also be aware that many, if not all, of Winegard's preamplifiers and amplified antennas employ the same power injector.
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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful By CATHY Eckers on October 21, 2008
When we built our home ten years ago, we made the mistake of having our electrician install our tv antenna. He ran the antenna wire from the Winegard antenna he installed in our attic down to the basement and back up to all the rooms. He obviously never check the connections because we got terrible reception in all locations of the house. We live in the a very rural area about 50 miles from the transmitters. No cable available here. After messing around with a whole gamut of different things that still only gave us medium reception on some channels and none on others, the finality of Feb. 2009 made us decide it was time to either get this fixed ourselves, buy a dish, or have a large outside antenna installed with a rotator and a pre-amp. When we went to the video store, they weren't too sure that this pre-amp would do much for our high def reception using our attic antenna. Wow! We get every station perfect on every TV in the house. We couldn't be happier. We paid more than this Amazon price ($70), but it was well worth it. Let DTV2009 come!
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