Spotty DTV Reception? Try An Antenna PRE-Amplifier

Frustrated by your outdoor TV antenna reception after the Digital TV switchover? Intermittent, sorta - kinda - maybe reception on some chanels driving you crazy? It may be that your existing outdoor antenna is 'OK' - but some degree of signal loss through your household wiring may be sub-optimal. A television PRE-amplifier will boost the signal _at its source_ and will likely improve your current channel reception - as well as possibly bring in stations you're missing.

20db UHF-VHF Pre Amp

Alternately; consider the
Channel Master 7777 High-gain mast-mount antenna preamplifier

Note these are multi-piece units: A PRE-amp that attaches directly on your antenna outside - and the actual amplifier which is a small box with built-in wall AC transformer. Once connected, you may want to verify your existing station and reception quality - then do a RE-SCAN of all available channels.

For those with multiple cable runs indoors and throughout the house - a different type of indoor sigal amplifier is needed. This can apply to both those using antennas or those with cable television access. A passive splitter may be fine to branch off to 2 sets - but with more cable runs than that you really do want an amplified splitter to minimize signal degredation.

Motorola Amplifier - Splitter

In short - before you blame your tuner - or its source. Ponder everything in between. Its often the weakest link, and proper amplfication at the right points in your wiring runs can make all the difference in the world.

RCA's New Razor Thin Flat Antennas

RCA ANT2000 Smart Antenna
RCA is now shipping their unique flat-panel 360 degree Omnidirectional indoor antenna line. Ranging from the RCA ANT1400 to the larger and amplified ANT1550 Flat UHF-VHF Digital HD ready antennas.Omnidirectional HD antenna Recommended: the amplified units for best Digital reception without breakup or signal loss. Designs like this can be laid flat atop traditional television sets, or vertically wall-mounted and even painted to live less visibly behind Home Theatre setups. Is RCA onto something? Shades of the world in-famous Xium Air - which featured amazing 'Spilateral Technology'!