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Included amplifier my be getting you less channels!!!
on January 28, 2018
I am writing this to let everyone know that the amplifier that comes with this antenna could hinder you from getting all the channels that you possibly could get. I connected the antenna directly to the back of my tv (without amplifier) to make sure that where I placed my antenna in the attic would get me the most coverage and it pulled 52 channels. I then made my own quad shield cables to make sure I had the very least amount of interference possible, connected everything back up and used the amplifier and it only pulled 12 channels... I thought I messed the cables up that I made myself so I was just going to go back to the store and buy pre-made cables to use and decided to just remove the amplifier and test it... when I did it pulled 52 channels again.
The reason being is that amp that comes with the antenna may be (in my case, WAS) interfering with the amp that is already built into your current tv. Run the channel setup with and without the included amp to see which works best for you. A lot of the negative comments may be because of this issue. FYI