Our Picks: Best Amplifier Boosters for Over The Air TV Antennas

By | June 18, 2018

Best TV Antenna Over The Air Signal Boosters

Setting up an over-the-air TV antenna is a great way to get free TV broadcast.
 
If you live in a city getting a good broadcast signal is likely not a problem with the right digital antenna.
 
But what if you have a problem receiving a signal with pixelation and signal loss?

Thankfully there is an answer to this by using an over-the-air digital TV signal booster amplifier in combination with a TV antenna to get a good signal.
 
A booster can also help if multiple TVs are being used from the same antenna as the signal strength can degrade with multiple TVs pulling a signal.
 
If you do use more than one TV be sure to get an amplifier with more than one output port.
 
Installation is simple enough with a coax cable going into the input and output to a TV. The booster will increase the signal power as it goes through the box.
 
TV signal amplifiers can be outdoor or indoor depending on your setup.
 
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As always be sure to read reviews on Amazon, forums, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is the right pick for you.
 
Our Picks for Best TV Antenna Over The Air Signal Boosters
 
1byone High Gain Low Noise HDTV Antenna Amplifier Signal Booster for TV HDTV Antenna with USB Power Supply, Boost Any Non-amplified TV Antenna up to 15 Miles Range Gain 20dB Color Black

1byone makes this low-cost High Gain Signal Booster that is small but effective.
 
The setup up is simple by placing the inline booster between the antenna and TV on the coaxial line.
Best Amplifier Boosters for Over The Air TV Antennas 2017 2018
The kit comes with the in-line signal booster, power cable, and USB wall charger if needed. Many TVs now have a USB port to plug into for power.
 
It is built for indoors and is a good low-cost booster for those on a budget.
 
 
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Channel Master CM3414 4-Port Distribution Amplifier for Cable and Antenna Signal

The Channel Master has three different packages with 2-Port, 4-Port, and 8-Port outputs depending on how many TVs you have.
 
Best Amplifier Boosters for Over The Air TV Antennas
It can give 7.5db gain per output for multiple TVs.
 
If your getting bad to poor OTA TV reception the Channel Master Amplifier is a good unit to get.
 
 
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Channel Master LTE Filter Improves TV Antenna Signals

Channel Master has many good products including the LTE Filter which gets rid of all the cellphone signals that can cause problems with TV broadcast.
 
It will help with pixelation or channels loss in a highly used LTE area such as close to a cell tower or big cities.

It is not an amplifier but a filter for spots that cell signals interrupt TV signals
 
Some have had good success with the filter while other see little to no results. It is a good unit if you live in a high traffic LTE cellphone location.
 
 
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PCT 1-PORT BI-DIRECTIONAL CABLE TV HDTV AMPLIFIER SIGNAL BOOSTER WITH PASSIVE RETURN PATH

This HDTV amplifier booster from PCT can boost a signal up to 15dB.
 
It is another good basic unit that can help reduce freezing and pixelation caused by weak TV signals.
 
Summary
If your digital over-the-air TV antenna is having problems getting a good signal a booster can help.
 
There may be cases where the signal is just too far away but in most scenarios a booster will be of real benefit.
 
Setting up a TV amplifier is simple as the line from the antenna simply plugs into the input, and the line-out goes to the TV.
 
There are many good boosters available with those above simply some of our favorites.

One thought on “Our Picks: Best Amplifier Boosters for Over The Air TV Antennas

  1. Phil Appleton

    Hi guys, can anyone help me choose a booster please.

    It is an installation on a ship where we have 8 * DSTV Satellite decoders linked together by RF out on the 1st to RF in on the second, RF out on the 2nd to RF in on the 3rd etc until the 8th where the RF out on Number 8 goes around the ship to roughly 20 TV’s. The picture quality is poor as you can imagine with all these TV’s connected.

    As I have no details then of how it goes around the ship to each cabin I was hoping there may be one Booster with enough power to go between the output of Decoder to the rest of the ship. Biggest decoders I see online seem to be 36dB.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I don’t have much knowledge in this area.

    Thanks & Regards
    Phil

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