An astounding amount of study and engineering went into the design of the Leaf® TV antenna. It wasn't until one of our engineers decided to convert from cable television to over-the-air broadcasting that we realized that there were no high performance indoor antennas on the market. The Leaf® Antenna was designed by experienced antenna engineers who have been designing antennas for the US military for years (see our sister company GreenWave Scientific).
Uses USB powering option, unlike anything else. The Leaf Ultimate™ is powered via a USB port located on the amplifier, which allows you to power the amplifier using an open USB port on the back of your TV. The advantage of doing so is that the amplifier will only draw power when the TV is turned on, eliminating parasitic power consumption when the amplifier isn’t needed. If you do not have an open USB port on the back of your TV, the Leaf Ultimate™ also includes a power cube that will enable you to power the amplifier using any standard AC wall outlet.
Product Dimensions: 9 in X 11.5 in X .04 in
Cord Length: 16 ft
Gain: 15 dB
Connector: 75 ohm F connector
Pattern: Multi-directional reception, no adjustments needed
There are no implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purchase except to the extent that implied warranties of either sort are required by applicable law, in such case, each warranty is limited in duration to the one year.
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The Leaf® is designed to work within 35 miles of the towers with the above criteria.
The Leaf Ultimate™ is designed to "amplify" or boost the clarity of your picture when it falls into the moderate or yellow areas and also provides an additional 10 or 15 miles or so in range. The range of the Sky is approximately 60 miles. In all cases these are estimates as each location is unique.
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Nothing. The Leaf® Antenna is a one-time purchase. The Leaf® will allow you access to free OTA (Over the Air) network programming such as NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox (varies by location). There is no monthly fee.
This is false. The Leaf® does receive VHF or Hi-V stations. The Leaf® is optimized for UHF stations, which comprises about 95% of the TV stations today. The Leaf® will still receive VHF stations but it will not be able to receive them from as far away as the UHF band stations.
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- Great Technology!!! - Review by Bodiddly on 4/6/13
I purchased the Leaf and did not expect it to work well. I was very impressed with the picture quality. I receive about 15 channels and the only reason I gave it four stars is because I wish I could have pulled in double that amount. Otherwise, great product and will be purchasing more in th future.
- Awesome!! - Review by Sharolyn West on 3/28/13
I am so glad I have this antenna-It works really well-Thank you MoHU.
- Outstanding - Review by Anita Stoltz on 3/20/13
This antenna is outstanding! It was very easy to install and the picture is great. I will be buying another one for the family room so that I can watch local tv channels and then add Netflix for other shows/movies and will drop Satelite tv. Don't waste your time with other antennas.
- Stop searching. This is the one! - Review by Ichiban on 3/17/13
When I discovered that it was possible to receive over the air broadcasts here in Western Canada using an antenna, I recently tested many antennas to see which would work best. I did a detailed study with a RCA loop, RCA flat omni-directional, two Philips loops, and Terk units and none could even meet the quality of signal I could receive with the Mohu Ultimate leaf. The best I could obtain with the others was 9 channels on the Terk. The Mohu Ultimate picked up 14 channels ans the best thing was once I found the best location for it, it works every time! As others have stated, you need to test out various mounting locations and even inches up or down , left or right can make a difference. I have bought two units and one is mounted near the floor on a lower wall, while the other is mounted above a window on the wall. Strangely placing it on the window did not work as well. Probably because there is a bug screen in front of it to contend with. Thanks Mohu! I highly recommend your product. The best Indoor antenna out there! I'm cutting my cable.
- Amplified improvement over Mohu Leaf & Leaf Plus - Review by Andrea Polk on 3/12/13
Previous to this purchase I tried the Mohu Leaf Paper-Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna - Made in USA and Leaf Plus Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna at my home. Neither product worked better than the Philips SDV2750/27 Amplified Superior Digital Design Antenna, and none of the three could pull in more than five channels.
In other words - they didn't work for me.
When I saw the Mohu line had a new one - the Mohu MH-004092 Leaf Ultimate, I was pessimistically optimistic that with a 50 mile range it might be able to reach the tower located 43 miles away and pull in a couple more channels. TVFool had indicated I needed an outdoor antenna to grab over-air signals in my area, but I decided to give this one a try and if it didn't work - I could always return it.
"Mohu Ultimate - A Nice Surprise!"
Unboxed it looks and feels very much like the other two Leaf products (white on one side, black on the other), but it has an amplifier dongle, that is powered by USB. You can use the included AC adapter (with USB port on it) to power it by AC, or you can plug into a USB port on your amplifier or TV to power it. I chose the AC adapter, and plugged mine into a surge protected power strip. A blue light on the amplifer came on when it was powered up.
Directions for the Mohu Leaf Ultimate are simple and straightforward. There's not a lot to get confused about, which is great. Anyone can set this antenna up!
Assembly is as easy as attaching the cords per the directions, powering up the amplifier, and hanging the Mohu Ultimate in the best spot for over air reception. Finding the optimum placement for the Mohu Ultimate to work its magic is the tricky part!
It took me 5 attempts at hanging the Mohu (taking note of channels received after auto-tune and the signal quality of those channels) before I finally found the perfect spot to receive all of the HD channels in my area from CBS, NBC and ABC.
Hung 7' away from other electronics, about 1" down from the ceiling, and about 5" from the corner on an East facing wall with a large window opposite the wall, the Mohu Ultimate did what none of the others could accomplish. The over-air HD channels I'd been hoping I could pull in from 43 miles away, through mountains, were now mine without being hooked up to cable! Crystal clear reception on all available HD channels, with no dropped signals or pixalation.
That was something the Mohu Leaf Paper-Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna - Made in USA and Leaf Plus Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna had not been able to accomplish for me, due to shorter range and perhaps never before finding 'just the right spot' to place the Mohu for optimum reception.
However, depending upon where you live, you might be able to save yourself some money. If you live in a urban area with lots of towers nearby, you may not need the 'Ultimate' and its amplified range. Consider saving a bit of money and going with the original Mohu leaf first, after you check with TVFool and/or antennaweb for signal strength and range in your area.
Mohu Ultimate is a top notch device that works as promised when correctly placed for optimium performance. It's build quality is solid, and it's easy to set-up and use.
Do I wish it was a tad less pricey? Sure, but for its unobtrusive good looks, outstanding performance and money it's going to save me in the long run over cable - it's worth it!
I will be using the Mohu Ultimate, a Roku 2 XS 1080p Streaming Player to stream Netflix, HuluPlus and Amazon Instant Video. That combination will save me approximately $100 a month in cable bills. Something I thought I'd never be able to do with a very simple looking indoor antenna.
Definitely worth a look no matter where you live - rural, suburban or city dwellers - if you want to cut ties with cable TV.
Tips to getting the Mohu Ultimate to work for you:
1. To find the best placement for your Mohu, check TVFool for towers in your area. Knowing what channels are available, their strengths, and distance from you, and direction, is very helpful in finding the best spot for this omni-directional antenna.
2. Try at least half a dozen spots in your room to find what works best, and then you can neaten up your wiring as needed. Do a channel search after every new placement and take note of each channel's quality and tweak accordingly.
3. Hang the Mohu as high up on a wall as possible for the best reception to start, and then adjust as needed.
Getting nice clear HD reception from all the biggies in my area (CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, and FOX). Learned that if I moved the Mohu up or down on the wall - even as little as 2" makes a difference in reception! I actually lost ABC when I placed the Mohu too high on the wall, but gained it back by dropping it down 2".
To get proper placement you may want to get a second person to help you, especially if you know the channels that should come in (because the towers are close enough and/or you've received the signal before), and have them make minor adjustments up and down to get things adjusted for optimum reception.
I have noticed a slight delay on audio over air on one channel, but otherwise, looks as good as it did using Charter cable.
- Best I've tried!!! - Review by PJS on 3/10/13
It's a great antenna, and works really good. I really like the design. The white or black make it easier to make it less noticeable; then the traditional rabbit ear design. I actually have it on the area of wall right behind the tv. You can't see it, and no ill effect on reception.
This was a great addition to our Roku 2. We now have all the roku has, and major broadcast channel with the local news. Don't get me wrong, it's not a cable line up, but how channels do you actually watch with them.
- Best Antenna I Ever Had - Review by Polly Griffith on 3/6/13
For many days I was looking for an antenna to replace my expensive cable bills. I looked in stores such as Fry’s Electronics and Best Buy, but always came back disappointed. After a lot of searching, I found the Leaf Ultimate HDTV Antenna. I contacted Mohu’s customer service and a very nice lady, very professional, answered all my technical questions, and even located a Sam’s Club in Phoenix, Arizona that has this item available. I went and bought it and I could not be happier. It received 48 channels and the HD picture is better that my previous cable company used to give me! I strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to give up their cable bill.
- Over on Oahu - Review by JLN4579 on 2/23/13
I bought this on review from a friend. I was skeptical because there are a lot of hills and mountains here. I was able to get 24 channels downstairs in my home and 27 upstairs. I am able to get ABC, CBS and NBC. Those are what matter to me. :) Thank you for saving me money and being made in the USA!
- TV for free?! Sign me up! - Review by Farris on 2/22/13
I've owned this for over a year, and love it! I've recommended this to many friends and family over the past few months, and I get over 30+ HD channels in Portland w/ the Leaf. Line of sight is important when setting it up--If you live behind a hill... good luck. Otherwise, it's worth the one-time purchase price to never have to pay a subscription to cable or satellite again!
- Amazing!! - Review by WolfDog on 2/22/13
So we have an antenna on our roof (40' above the ground) which could only get us 10 channels. Right now with the Leaf we get 42 channels and the leaf is in a transom window above the front door. I will be purchasing another for my other home soon. Thank you for giving us awesome broadcast TV! Between you and Roku, there is no need for cable. Buying your antenna paid for itself the first day. All I can say is AWESOME!!!
- Very happy with this product! - Review by Kameleon on 2/20/13
Worth every penny, great reception, crystal clear. I'm getting double amount of channels that I had with my previous antenna. Would definitely recommend this product, very easy to install too.
- Excellent product - Review by Awesome on 1/9/13
I have never owned a digital antenna, so I do not really have anything to compare this to besides my dish service. I live about 30-40 miles away from most of the towers. However, I received 16 channels with this thing. I live out in the country, which is actually better for reception since there are not as many buildings etc. that could potentially interfere with the signal.
The picture is AMAZING. I simply cannot believe that this antenna boasts true 1080p through a coaxial cable, but it DOES. I was amazed... No HDMI, no HD boxes, nothing... Just hooked into the back of the TV. It is pretty obvious to me at this point that cable/satellite companies are really taking advantage of customers with all of the HD charges. My plan is to use this antenna with a used series 3 Tivo that I purchased on eBay. If you purchase a used Tivo with lifetime service, you do not even have to pay the monthly surcharge for Tivo (otherwise it's like 13-15 per month). Tivo normally charges $499 for the lifetime activation (plus the cost of the box), so it really pays to find a used box on ebay. So really, all of this means that I will be able to get HD DVR service with 16 channels with a digital guide, including all locals, for literally $0.00 per month.
Overall, this antenna is great if you are in a good location to receive channels. I used tvfool.com to predict which channels I would get based on my address. It was pretty accurate, but I actually got more than it predicted.
- Very Worthy Upgrade - Review by jreffner on 12/17/12
In short: I bought an expensive indoor Terk and Winegarden antenna. They pulled in 2 or 3 channels. Then I bought the amplified Leaf and it pulled in just under 40 channels. I bought one for each TV. I just tried the Ultimate Leaf, and it pulled in all of the missing channels. I now get everything that is possible in the Cincinnati area. I just ordered two more. Wow! Amazing. I now get everything my neighbor does with his high end outdoor antenna. This is simply an amazing product!
- Excellent reception - Review by Leat O Campbell on 12/12/12
After buying 2 other in-house air antennas, I was only able to get 3 channels on my new flat screen tv. Now that I purchased the MOHU Leaf in-house air antenna, I get 51 stations very clearly. AND, I have not had to connect to cable and the monthly fees of cable. I don't have to use a digital convert devise. The MOH Leaf air antennas is a cost-effective benefit, I only had to pay the cost-effective one time cost of $89.