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Winegard AP8275 Chromstar 2000 Signal Amplifier


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  • Technical Information - Gain - 29 dB - 3 dB Noise - VHF, 28 dB - 3 dB Noise - UHF
  • Technical Information - Housing - Zinc
  • High performance, low noise TV antenna preamplifier
  • 29 dB VHF, 28 dB UHF
  • Amplifies digital signal
  • Built in FM Trap to prevent overload from strong local FM stations
  • Power supply and power injector included

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Winegard
  • Model Number: AP8275
  • Width: 4.80 inches
  • Item Display Weight: 0.00 pounds
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: NINETY DAYS LIMITED

Product Description

Technical Information - Frequency Range - 88 MHz to 108 MHz; Technical Information - Impedance - 75 Ohm; Technical Information - Gain - 29 dB - 3 dB Noise - VHF, 28 dB - 3 dB Noise - UHF; Technical Information - Housing - Zinc; Manufacturer - Winegard Company; Manufacturer Part Number - AP8275; Manufacturer Website Address - winegard; Brand Name - Winegard; Product Line - Chromstar; Product Series - 2000; Product Model - AP8275; Product Name - Chromstar 2000 AP8275 Signal Amplifier; Product Type - Signal Amplifier; Miscellaneous - Package Contents - Chromstar 2000 AP8275 Signal Amplifier Power Supply 6 Foot Coax Cable; Technical Information - Frequency Range - 88 MHz to 108 MHz; Technical Information - Impedance - 75 Ohm; Technical Information - Gain - 29 dB - 3 dB Noise - VHF, 28 dB - 3 dB Noise - UHF; Technical Information - Housing - Zinc;

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5 x 5 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B001DFVJ4W
  • Item model number: AP8275
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,456 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 4, 2007

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Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

53 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Book Nitpicker on April 18, 2009
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One of the highest-gain mass-market TV preamps you can get, good in fringe areas where all the TV signals are weak; however, if you also have a strong TV station nearby its signal can overload any high-gain preamp and degrade all channels. Also, nearby lightning strikes within a few blocks can blow preamps even without direct contact.

This one from ANTOnline worked OK, but be aware that Winegard has outsourced production to China and it seems that reliability of this and all items formerly made in the U.S. have fallen drastically (not just my opinion!) - this is the 2nd Winegard preamp I've bought and the first one (not purchased from ANTOnline) was DOA and had to be replaced under warranty with the added postage expense. So, if you get a Winegard preamp that works that's good, but don't be surprised if it doesn't. Geez, even the simple packages of pre-cut RG-6 TV coax cable you need to wire this preamp up can't be trusted if they come from China - I bought 2 separate U.S.-branded packs now made in China and one was shorted and the other open, I had to cut the connectors off and put on new ones. And that wasn't all - I also bought a new antenna rotator that had been outsourced from the U.S. to China, and it broke down in just 2 days! Give us a break! It almost seems like a conspiracy!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Pileated VINE VOICE on September 27, 2009
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I really didn't have high hopes for this device when I ordered it. All of the HDTV signals in my area (NE CT) are 40-60 miles distant over hilly terrain, and my house is surrounded by tall trees. After I bought my Panasonic Viera I experimented building a DB8 style antenna out of random junk I had lying around (coat hangers, curtain rods, hardware cloth---not pretty) and was able to receive no more than 7 signals usually at 50-60% signal level according to the Panasonic signal meter. I then tried running about 300 feet of cable to a point higher on my property and the DIY antenna pulled in a few more channels, sometimes over 60%. A lot of the time the Panasonic couldn't read any signals at all since it seems to need a minimum of 50% to form a good picture.

I hooked up the Winegard 8275 near the antenna, climbed down off the ladder and went back to the house to turn on the TV, not expecting much. But whoa---the Panasonic scanned 30+ signals, most of them 70% or better and a few at 100%! I only wanted PBS and a few local channels out of Boston, but I'm now receiving channels from all over Massachusetts and Providence RI. I watched the Patriots beat Atlanta today in high def and tonight was the first part of Ken Burns' National Parks special in detail and color that was hard to believe. If this keeps up I'll be living in digital heaven.

A word on antenna rotators: I didn't buy one for the makeshift antenna, first because I've had 4 or 5 of them over the years and they all fail after a few months(there's a dead one on the roof now mounted on an old antenna), and second because no matter where I aimed the DIY antenna the signals I could reliably tune were all in the same direction anyway (Boston).
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By John R. Neely on August 27, 2009
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Ever since the change over to DIGITAL I have had problems. Mostly cut outs. It don't get fuzzy anymore it goes off and resets (about 5-10 sec) watching any program it becomes frustrating.(News especially) With the Wingard AP-8700 this is 95% improved and I get 5 more digital channels, I real would not expect anything less from Winegard. I live over 70 miles from LA on far fringes of Broadcasting area. I have a 110 element far fringe Wingard antenna which had always pulled in the analog channels, but since Digital I have been frustrated with cut outs. I firmly beleive it works because it is a Wingard. For the price this is the best solution on the market. Scary part is that the (POWER INJECTOR)(T-Adapter) get very hot. I think Winegard should let you know this is normal on their instructions sheet.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mark Savoia on June 19, 2009
After a few days of playing with the position of my rooftop antenna I was just about to give up when my internet research said a pre-amp could help. I got this one and went from five channels with a signal strength of 60 to thirty six channels with a signal strength of 80+. I live about 60 miles from New York City and have a large mountain and plenty of trees between me and it. The setup was very easy and I like the idea of the power source for the amp being located inside the house and supplies power via the same single cable I have coming from the antenna. Even my FM reception improved dramatically.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Walnutgrower on March 1, 2010
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This amplifier greatly improved my TV reception. I have a very tall antenna about 70ft from the ground overall and still had trouble getting more than a handfull of stations. Sometimes even those handfull of stations would not be available when the weather got bad. Now I always get those stations and many more. I live about 50 miles from the nearest transmitter so this amplifier is ideal for my situation. I also get stations that I thought I never would get. They usually only come in during the day, but they are at least 100 miles away over the mountains and I do not even have the antenna turned in their direction. I have not experimented yet to find out if I can get even more stations by turning the rotor, but I am sure that I can. By the way, I did not follow the directions yet of putting the amplifier within 6 feet of the antenna and I am sure this will help also. My new amplifier is about 100 ft from the antenna. I think I will wait until the weather is ideal before I climb my tower.
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