The Jolt Digital TV Antenna Amplifier
- Product Review (submitted on April 15, 2013):
We live a rural area outside of Albuquerque. With a pair of seven dollar rabbit ears we were able to pick up 7 channels, but two consistently pixilated and cut out. With the same rabbit ears and the Jolt we are able to receive 22 channels. Granted, some of these are channels that I can certainly do without (preachers with big hair and clown makeup, shrill people selling junk...) but the Jolt does pick them up. The two that pixilated prior to adding the Jolt are much improved, one channel is now perfectly fine, and the other has only occasional jitters.
Keep in mind you A) do not use this with an already amplified antenna and B) it does require power. It comes with a usb wall charger and the usb cord. However the cord is pretty short (about a meter or 3 ft). Newer TVs may have a usb port in them, my older one does not.
For us, this is a significant improvement, but it seems that your mileage may vary, in an area with already strong signals perhaps the difference is not as great.