Originally posted by ddeloach
Peter: since you are working with VOOM, do you have any thoughts on this?
I don't. Haven't gotten a unit set up for myself, so I can't say I'm familiar with the updates they are doing.
Originally posted by samsterdog
Which AP preamp do you recommend? 8700? 4700?
Depends how long you are going between the antenna and receivers. I use the 8700 normally, and the 8725 if its a long run with lots of splitters and receivers. They key to remember is you don't want to overdrive your receiver, it will act as if the signal is low. Try the 8700 and you should be fine, at about 17dB gain even if its real close to your receiver it probably will not overdrive it. I have never used the 4700, and I can't remember what I usually get on 11, the only benefit would be if you were getting at least -5 dB at the antenna which I don't think has ever happened to me. I would try nothing first. This is the chart with all the pre-amps. http://www.winegard.com/offair/pdf/Chart29.pdf
Remember, ultimately, you can't choose what amp you need unless you know what you have at the antenna and you need a meter for that, so everything else is guess work. Hope that helps.