The Jolt Digital TV Antenna Amplifier
- Product Review (submitted on April 15, 2013):
- I have been a fan of Mohu for almost two years now as I have not had cable in my apartment and was just streaming until I got a Leaf. I am not home much and most of what is on cable I can get with my Smart TV apps. I now have two Leaf antennas in my apartment, one in the living room and one in my bedroom. I live in Manhattan and get 78 channels on one and 71 on the other. I probably would get more with this amp but I don't really need anything more than I already receive. However, I did get two Leafs for my parents in Garden City so they could return two of their cable boxes in the basement and the guest bedroom. Garden City is about 20 miles outside of the city and they get about 25 channels with their two antennas. However, according to my mom, if it snows or is super windy the signals pixelate and even cut out for a second or two. I was going to get them two Ultimate but then saw this thing. So, the point of the review is that I got them two Jolts, shipped from J&R and got to their house in two days. I set them up last weekend and they are now getting 45 channels on each of the two televisions. Pretty sweet. The Jolt's actually look like the images and have some sort of soft touch finish on them. They look expensive and it a shame they sit behind a television. I am not sure if the "Cleanpeak" filtering is applicable because they are not too close to any towers (if anyone is, I am on 63rd Street) but the 15dB of gain has given them more channels. I have to wait and see if the reception is going to be more consistent but I imagine it will be. Definitely recommend this product if you need to amplify your leaf or any other antenna you have although from Mohu's web site this is not meant for a Leaf Plus as its already amped. Five stars as they now have two tv's powered with 45 channels for about 200 bucks. Next stop is my grandma's Christmas gift. Mohu seem to have their act together.