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Rocketfish - Bidirectional Mini Drop Amplifier

Connect up to 4 devices to the coaxial connection from your cable or indoor/outdoor VHF/UHF/FM antenna with this mini drop amplifier. It works with the DC power provided by components, or with the AC power provided by the included adapter.
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Will this amplifier work with an over-the-air HD TV antenna

Using this amplifier, can I use one HD TV Antenna to supply adequate signal to 4 TVs
6 months ago
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Yez, it will.
3 weeks, 5 days ago
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FloridaGator
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answer 2
I connected three tvs. I had bought 3 flat antennas for three tvs and was ok with result but not thrilled. I bought the rocketfish and connected 3 tvs to just one antenna and returned the other 2 and my reception is great and I saved over $100 returning the other antennas. I can't see why 4 would be any worse. I had to move the antenna several times and put it in the basement by a window on the south wall to get great results. Good luck. My tvs are all flat screens. one 55 inch one 50 inch and one 32 inch
2 months, 1 week ago
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answer 3
It has four outputs. I am using two TV's on mine. One Samsung smart tv and other analog with converter box. Both work well with this.
6 months ago
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T2TOM
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answer 4
More than likely yes. It will depend on how strong the signal is. As long as you have a strong enough signal, you can split it between 4 TV's with this.
6 months ago
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It is Bidirectional Can I use it in reverse to conect 3 antennas to 1 line/tv ?

4 months ago
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No, it is not bi-directional in that sense. The reverse direction only passes the lower frequencies. You need to use an un-amplified combiner that uses an architecture that allows multiple incoming signals to be mixed into a single signal.
2 weeks, 5 days ago
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TomComputer
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I do not believe this adapter will work for your application. The bi-directional function is referring to being able to pass digital information back to the source as needed for digital cable TV applications. Cable wiring from a cable company passes all kinds of digital information both ways because it also includes Ethernet information.
To use two or more signal sources for one TV (or other display appliance), you would need either a video A-B or A-B-C selector switch or a component stereo system (that would decode surround sound for a home theater system) with selectable inputs.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Wireman
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Pottstown, PA
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answer 3
No, it won't work that way sadly. It can still take only one input but it can send the signal in multiple directions.
3 months, 4 weeks ago
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Is the amplifier weather proof?

4 years, 3 months ago
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No. it is not sealed.
1 year ago
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Dwaltr
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No
1 year, 2 months ago
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Does the amplifier provide 4db gain per each pole or is the gain split to all poles.

4 years, 1 month ago
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4 dB gain on each output
9 months ago
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CatskllLover
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Lancaster MA
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answer 2
My experience is that there is noticeable gain from each port. I have no way of verifying how accurate the 4 db number is, but I suspect that it varies somewhat across the whole RF band.
1 year, 3 months ago
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Does it work with digital signals

2 years, 5 months ago
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Yes, this amplifier will work with over the air antennas and with cable tv signals from your local or community company provider!
1 year, 5 months ago
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It will work by amplifiying the signal from your ISP to you by ~3dB but your uplink signal (You to the ISP) will suffer by -7dB. Will not help out overall.
2 years, 4 months ago
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Will this work with a DTV converter box?

I have an 25 foot tall HDTV antenna and i want to hook 3 TVs, the den, living room and bedroom. will this keep the signal strength for all 3 TVs?
2 years, 2 months ago
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Assuming that the signal output from the antenna is sufficient to work well with each of the TV sets taken individually, the answer is "yes." 3 db gain is only twice the power, so if the signal from the antenna is insufficient to run any of the TVs, at least marginally, then an additional RF amplifier giving 10 db (or maybe more) gain will probably need to be added between the antenna and the splitter.
1 year, 3 months ago
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answer 2
i put this product where my cable wire splits in my basement and ran 1 wire down and 1 wire up to a second and third floor on the third floor i split the wire again with no amp and it works well with my converter box after the second split
2 years, 1 month ago
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john
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can it be used as a 1:4 splitter without power

1 year, 9 months ago
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I tried it without power and it attenuted digital signals. I lost one of my Digital stations all together.

Don't use it four a four way splitter.
1 year, 1 month ago
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buzzboy
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answer 2
It seemed to work in my system, but there was an obvious loss of signal level. I didn't notice any cosstalk.
1 year, 3 months ago
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Does splitter degrade the internet speed?

I get my internet (25mb) through my TV cable network. The G1179 decreases the internet speed (down to 2mb) when splitting the cable between my modem and a cable ready TV. Is this typical?
1 year, 2 months ago
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It hasn't impacted my speed.
1 year ago
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mitchisaacs
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Muncie, IN
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answer 2
A splitter will tend to degrade the signal a bit, but usually not this drastically.
1 year, 2 months ago
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Difference between the RF-G1179 and the RF-G1178

I have a bunch of cable drops in my house and have been using the RF-G1178 and it's been great for boost throughout house. I've got one cable box that may need a little boost because all of the features are not available from the cable box. The RF-G1178 is discontinued. So, are these basically used for same thing? But the RF-G1179 will boost 4 things and not just one?
1 year ago
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This unit has one input and four outputs, each with 4 dB gain. This is a splitter and booster in one.
9 months ago
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CatskllLover
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Lancaster MA
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answer 2
That is correct. The specs are the same, but the RF-G1179 boosts 4 devices
1 year ago
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IS RF-G1179 AMPLIFIER PASSIVE RETURN OR ACTIVE RETURN. THANK YOU

11 months ago
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5 to 42MHz Passive in the reverse direction.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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WatertownTechGuy
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Delafield, wi
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Passive return.
9 months ago
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CatskllLover
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