Channel Master Titan 2 VHF/UHF/FM High Gain Preamplifier with Power Supply
I bought this preamplifier to replace an Antennas Direct PA18 preamplifier. Originally I decided to go with the PA18 because it was half the cost and in this case you get what you pay for. The PA18 was able to increase the signal strength but not enough on some of my weaker channels. With the CM7777 the signal quality on some previously marginal channels has increased from 1/10 bars to 7/10.
The only downside to this product is that it is expensive, no getting around that as it cost more than my antenna.
If you are looking for a preamp, save yourself the time and hassle, just bite the bullet and buy this one.
February 7, 2012
As of May 2012, its the v2 of this product
If you Google CM7777 you will see lots of positive reviews from those who need a preamp for a deep fringe setup. For me, I wanted to seperate VHF from UHF. But as you will note, the picture that is on the site, showing 2 inputs, is not what was sent. In Feb 2012 Channel Master released a v2 of the CM7777 and it has eliminated the separate VHF port. So, I returned the product promptly.
May 19, 2012
Solid piece, but really need it?
Appears to be of good quality, but some complaints. Firstly, it is in 2 pieces, the outdoor booster, mounted to the antenna, and the indoor power supply. These should be combined into one indoor unit. Secondly, the switches should have been on the outside of the unit for easy setting (if you only use the booster for television, not FM, and you have only one antenna for both, you would not need to change the factory settings).
FM reception was significantly improved, but the digital television reception was not. I can only mount the antenna on the balcony. If I could mount the antenna on a different wall, I would not need a booster. Also, the unit should not cost over $50.
February 7, 2012
It does not help
After reading of some comments about it I decided to try this one, but finally I was very disappointed with it. Even changed all the coxial connection cables, the digital signal strength got no any improvment at all, looks like the signal just bypassed.
August 18, 2014