Leaf 50™ HDTV Antenna
- Product Review (submitted on January 9, 2013):
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.