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This review is from: Antiference 1 Way Digital TV Aerial Signal Booster / Amplifier (Electronics)In the summer my TV reception goes to pot. After reading a few reviews I decided to buy the A1100R, but was wary if it would work. In context, many reviews of alternative products also state they have problems, so it was a case of suck it and see.
I don't have the option of getting near the aerial as I live in a ground floor flat in a 4 storey building, so couldn't install anything near the mast, which seems to be the most adviseable way of achieving an improved signal, so needed something I could plug in near the TV, which the Antiference does plus it offered a wide frequency range in comparison with others I'd looked at.
My set up is a Humax HDR-Fox T2 Freeview box running into a Philips 56" TV. I don't know if either of these items have an increased effect on the reduced reception (both are new since last summer), but I lost all HD channels, ITV2, all the Channel 4 broadcasts to a greater or lesser extent, Five, and sometimes ITV1. Once I plugged in the A1100R the effect was instant and all channels I'd previously had were restored.
My concern, from reading some reviews, is how long it lasts, but even if it's only a couple of years, it's not an expensive product and I'd have had good use from it.
I may have missed it in the specification on Amazon but there was no inclusion of a co-axial extension lead with 2 male connectors. I notice it is a suggested item to purchase on the Amazon product page, but I often find many of the items suggested aren't required! Fortunately, I had a spare one at home, but it is worth noting if you choose to buy this product.