Just purchased the "ultimate" leaf... due to our distance from the towers. All I can say is wow! We pulled all the major networks and some locals at about 54-60 miles away. Granted, we are on the west side of a mountain and have a pretty much unobstructed view to the west..but still. The HD picture is excellent and we are very satisfied. Super easy install, anyone can do this. Excellent product that does MORE than promised!
I called Mohu customer service (1-855-446-6648) and got right through to a very nice, fun and knowledgeable representative before purchasing this antenna. I was concerned about the phrase in the Amazon description that says "TVs labeled HD ready or HDTV monitors are not considered digital ready."
My kitchen TV -- the new Leaf's companion -- is labeled "HDTV monitor." Since it's only a few months old, the rep said it should be fine. If you have the same concern, though, I'm not suggesting to ignore the Product Description but to call Mohu.
The rep even looked up my Tucson address on TVfool.com and said it's a good thing I called since I was considering purchasing the Leaf Plus Amplified. He said I didn't need to spend the extra bucks, and the amplified is for receiving signals from transmitters further from my home. "People think more is better, but that isn't necessarily so when it comes to antennas." According to him and a few other expert and user reviews I had read, amplified can actually interfere with closer tower reception. I had been to TVfool.com as well as antennaweb.org before calling, but the Mohu rep went above and beyond to help me make more sense of the specs.
I was delighted by the number of channels received (33). For comparison, that's about twice as many as my old rabbit ears HDTV antenna in the kitchen picked up. Before, I was missing the NBC affiliate, or could fiddle around and receive it at the expense of losing the CBS affiliate. This antenna receives all the major networks plus PBS, their sub-channels and a few other stations I'd not realized existed, all without adjusting the antenna position or angle.
The antenna worked right out of the box by placing it on an unobtrusive place on the wall without having to experiment with different locations. And it looks a whole lot better than the old rabbit ears.
Your mileage may vary greatly. The area towers here are located in three different directions on mountains surrounding the city, and my house is in the valley in the greater metro area with the towers four to 22 miles away by air. You might need to experiment with placement, but I didn't at all. I just put it on the wall where it was unobtrusive and am quite sure I'm getting all over-the-air signals, including HD, available in the area.
Be sure to take a minute to read the quick Get Started insert. Four easy steps.
We cut the cable a long time ago and have even less justification for cable now with the Paper Thin Leaf. I refuse to pay for cable and deal with their price-gouging and lousy customer service.
I'm wowed by this antenna. It even picks up more channels than our supposedly digital-ready rooftop antenna connected to the main TV. I don't know if that's due to the respective locations of the antennas and TVs, or if it's because of the great technology and design of the Paper Thin Leaf. One thing I'm sure of is that it beats the old rabbit ears HDTV antenna, since it's in the same location with the same TV.
I hooked the Leaf up and went from around 30 channels to 50! I've never had much luck getting Fox here in Seattle, and it now comes in perfectly. My old Radio Shack antenna would also often provide low signal causing frequent drop outs. The Leaf provides a great and solid signal. Can't recommend this antenna enough! I also called the service dept regarding a shipping concern and they were super helpful and friendly. A++++!
I am literally blown away by the awesome reception by the Leaf antenna. It may be small, but great things come in small packages! I was hoping for 4 or 5 channels. We have 10 channels with great reception on all. Bye-bye cable! With this antenna and our Roku, we are set.
I just went through one of the worst experiences of my life. Hurricane Sandy arrived on October 29th. The wind wasn't bad but the surge filled up my basement with water and took out my electric. The entire coast line was a disaster. I fired up the generator on the front porch and ran extension cords to power up the kitchen. I disconnected the cable and connected my Mohu antenna and was able to see the aftermath of the storm and see all the devastation that people were going through. I realized at the time how fortunate we were because of that little antenna and was able to share information with my neighbors. I highly recommend your product to everybody. Thank you for an affordable superior product.
Bought this several months ago just out of curiosity and maybe to hook to a spare t.v. Then came Hurricane Sandy and the 'Leaf' took on a whole new level of importance.
Fios was out - TV running via generator.
Connected the Leaf - did a 'digital' channel search
and was watching news in no time !
It wont get every single channel - and proximity to broadcast source seems to affect it of course .. but you get enough to keep you occupied !
It came up with about 27 channels fo rme - we live 10 miles from NYC so I assume this is 'best case' but this is definatley a must have for a few reasons.. One including emergencies !
Highly recommend this product !!