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Mohu Curve 50

Amplified multidirectional indoor HDTV antenna

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Overview

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If you've had limited success receiving over-the-air TV broadcasts, it may be time to replace your old-school antenna with Mohu's smartly engineered Curve 50. Its ultra-thin design uses advanced technology originally developed for the U.S. military. You can conveniently place the Curve 50 on a shelf, countertop, or table near your TV — it works either standing upright or lying flat. Like most antennas, the Curve 50 generally performs best when located fairly high in the room or near a window.

Mohu Curve 50

The power to pull in your favorite TV shows

If you've had limited success receiving over-the-air TV broadcasts, it may be time to replace your old-school antenna with Mohu's smartly engineered Curve 50. Its ultra-thin design uses advanced technology originally developed for the U.S. military. You can conveniently place the Curve 50 on a shelf, countertop, or table near your TV — it works either standing upright or lying flat. Like most antennas, the Curve 50 generally performs best when located fairly high in the room or near a window.

Mohu's signal amplifier extends the Curve 50's range

The Curve 50 includes Mohu's high-performance Jolt antenna amplifier, which uses patent-pending technology to increase reception range while filtering out the RF noise that can harm picture quality. Compared to the unamplified Curve 30, most people find that the Curve 50's antenna/amplifier combo lets them receive more stations, while also producing a clearer picture on stations with less-than-perfect reception. The compact amplifier module connects between the Curve 50 and your TV.

You have a couple of options for powering the amplifier. There's a mini USB port on the amplifier module, which allows you to power it off of any standard USB port on your TV — the USB-to-mini-USB cable is included. The advantage of USB power is that the amplifier will only draw power when the TV is turned on, instead of 24/7. If you don't have an available USB port on your TV, the amplifier also includes a regular AC power adapter, which you can plug into any standard wall outlet.

Ordering process was a breeze and loved the in depth descriptions and reviews. Picking up 25 channels in my area!!

Bryan, cheshire, CT

What's in the Box:

  • Curve antenna body
  • Stand
  • 16' White coaxial cable (male F connectors on each end)
  • Amplifier with attached 1' USB and coaxial cables
  • 5' USB extension cable (Male Type A USB on one end and female Type A USB on other end)
  • AC power cube with Type A USB port (DC output: 5V 600mA)
  • Instruction Manual

Product Highlights:

  • receives digital and analog TV signals — high-band VHF (channels 7-13) and UHF (channels 14-51)
  • range is 50 miles
  • thin, curved design can lie flat or stand upright
  • includes amplifier module with 15 dB gain and Clean Peak™ filter technology
  • mini USB jack for AC power — amplifier can be powered via USB port on your TV or via standard AC wall outlet (cable included)
  • includes 16-ft. detachable coaxial cable
  • 11-11/16"W x 7-3/4"H x 2-3/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Mohu Curve 50 Reviews

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22 Reviews

Amplified to Make Better

Written by: TwoTees from Charlottesville, VA on April 19, 2016

The first Mohu antenna I purchased from Crutchfield was a Leaf 30 for my family room TV. It provided an excellent HD picture, but I was repositioning the antenna more often than I had expected. It serves me well now with a TV on an upper floor. I replaced the Mohu 30 with a Mohu Curve 50 from Crutchfield and my family room TV's picture was quickly transcended to a thing of beauty. We also gained an additional eight stations from ciities sixty miles away. I love Mohu!

Pros: The Curve 50 is a relatively low cost, attractively designed, easy to implement, very effective indoor antenna that produces excellent reception.

Cons: Although an infrequent occurance, a modicum of repositioning is needed to eliminate a pixelated image.

Nice antenna but not better than leaf

Written by: John from Ozone Park, NY on April 16, 2016

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Purchased a leaf several years ago. Sometimes could be spotty. After talking with an advisor, he mentioned that the amplified curve might help. Unfortunately, no better than the leaf with out amplification. As the advisor mentioned hit or miss. As always Crutchfield great to deal with, only place I go for electronics. Either way sticking with leaf. Curve going back.

Pros: Nice look. Book shelf mounting.

Cons: Didn't seem any better than cheaper leaf model.

Mohu Curve

Written by: Bryan from cheshire, CT on March 10, 2016

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Ordering process was a breeze and loved the in depth descriptions and reviews. Picking up 25 channels in my area!!

Pros: Great Product

Cons: None so far

Mohu Curve 50

Written by: C.L.W. from Monmouth, IL on January 27, 2016

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I'm really satisfied with this antenna. It took me about 5 minutes to get it hooked up. I can get 14 channels and that's all right with me because I don't watch much t.v. It's a lot less expensive than cable or the Dish network.

Pros: Easy set-up and inexpensive.

Cons: None yet.

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Written by: Bernie P from Colchester Vt. on January 17, 2016

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Installed the Mohu Curve 50 , crystal clear results . Picked up 10 over the air fee channels.

Pros: More than I expected.

Cons: None

Not as crisp reception as cable, but close enough

Written by: PK from Georgia on December 20, 2015

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In my attempt to "cut the cord", I bought the Mohu Curve 50 to see what local channels I could get. I will keep this antenna and cancel cable; however, I am making a few concessions. The reception is not as good....and the screen pixelates every now and then -- and the audio breaks occasionally as well. But with a subscription to Hulu (which I haven't tried yet), I can save $100/month. It's worth it to me. (one caveat to keep antenna....see "cons")

Pros: Can get local channels and cancel cable.

Cons: It was a bit challenging to find the best placement for the antenna. Every small angle made a difference in the number of channels the TV picked up with auto-tuning. And without moving the unit, I lost local NBC. This meant auto-tuning again....which meant resetting the favorites on the TV so the channels I did not want to scroll through each time did not display. If this keeps happening, I will return the antenna.

Fantastic addition for cord cutting!

Written by: Returned RPCV from Ohio on December 14, 2015

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Ordered this item in anticipation of cutting my cable. Have had it hooked up for a couple weeks and it works flawlessly. Fantastic item.

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Mohu Curve 50

Written by: Anonymous from Colorado on November 9, 2015

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Appears to be as good as any in the price range aside from something that you could stick on top of a flag pole. Is a little better than a cheaper one that I have been using. Don't see any way to hang it on the wall with the way the cable connects

Pros: Works OK. Basically I like to support the local free digital TV broadcasts as opposed to paying conglomerate cable money hungry monopoly corporations. I am not comunist, just someone that thinks public support of community based services is worth the effort

Cons: Not designed to hang on wall

This is the one to get

Written by: Mark M from Teaneck, NJ on October 28, 2015

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Although we live a short distance from NYC transmitter towers, we got mediocre reception from a Mohu leaf 50 on our living room tv, mounted on an interior wall on the first floor of our two story house. A very helpful guy at Crutchfield told me the Mohu Curve 50 was in fact a stronger antenna. Boy was he right! Stations that came in poorly with the the leaf are rock solid now, and one, more distant, station that I didn't think we'd get at all comes in clear as a bell. The Curve has an elegant look to it, "way better than a cable box", as my neighbor said. If you've had iffy results drawing in stations in a 50 mile range with other indoor antennas it is worth giving this one a try. We are very content.

Pros: Draws in signals similarly rated antennas don't. Free-standing, needs no wall mount. Graceful appearance.

Cons: Honesty can't think of any.

Good performance

Written by: BB from Virginia on October 16, 2015

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Very good performance in Washington DC; sensitive to elevation but receives all the channels I want, well made, well packaged, very straightforward to use and does what they say it will.

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Works Like a Charm

Written by: J Ingram from Indianapolis, IN on October 11, 2015

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We picked up this antenna to assist in our cord-cutting from U-Verse. We live in an downtown, urban setting with our television at the rear of our house (as it relates to the source towers). We're about 10-12 miles from the towers and the Mohu Curve, with the amplifier in place, picks up more than 60 channels. Without the amplifier, it picks up 16. The reception is clear and we're enjoying the uncompressed HD picture from out local stations. If you're in an urban area you'll likely need to use the amplifier (which isn't a big deal, really) to offset any line-of-sight issues.

Pros: Aesthetically superior to competitors; great reception in our area; 60+ channels; easy to set up; amplification allows for versatile placement

Cons: None so far

Better than Expected

Written by: Anonymous from Virginia on September 9, 2015

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We picked up 15 channels of very clear HD TV. This product is very hard to beat.

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The Best

Written by: Bevann from California on September 6, 2015

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We purchased locally two indoor antennae of different brands and couldn't get even the major channels at the same setting. So we ordered the Mohu 50 Curve. It is amazing! With the Curve we can get the major channels and many others, around 90 in all. For us it was perfect.

Pros: Pleasant to look at, long coaxial cord, ease of setup.

Cons: non

Did not help reception!

Written by: Dejbp, Bloomfield from New York on April 15, 2015

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Made absolutely no changes in our already poor reception. We have 11 channels with a broken roof antennae, and still only 11 channels with the MOHU Curve 50.

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Mohu Curve 50

Written by: Mike from Nevada, Las Vegas on February 4, 2015

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The Curve worked better than I expected. I picked up what the TV said was 73 channels. The amazing part is its in the middle of the house, far from and window, its just not possible to place it anywhere else, and it works very well! Most are religious and/or Hispanic, so in the end I netted 20+ channels that are usable to me. We dropped Satellite over 2 years ago because of the expense, picked up Netflix which is great, and now I get all the local news channels plus a few home improvement channels with this device.

Pros: Super easy to install and set up, comes with everything you need.

Cons: A wall mount would be a nice addition to this device, increases its versatility,

More channels than I thought!

Written by: Pat R from Connecticut on January 27, 2015

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My brick bungalow cape usually blocks reception, but this antenna, on a high shelf upstairs in the peak, gets maybe a dozen or more stations in Central Connecticut. Much better than I had expected. (Relatively unobtrusive, and the stations are also very clear.)

Pros: Lots of stations.

Cons: none

Very Happy

Written by: Shirley C from Bradenton, Fl on January 26, 2015

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Definitely will cut the cord! Got all of my network channels from Tampa. Pointed it towards Tampa in front of a window.

Pros: Very attractive design, everything included for a professional looking setup.

Cons: None

Not Too Shabby

Written by: Avery from Colorado on January 20, 2015

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I finally decided to cut my cable cord and go with a less expensive option. I ordered the Mohu Curve 50 after reading reviews on Crutchfield and running my address to see the number of channels I could expect. Installation was quite simple and I'm pleased with the reception. I picked up 20 or so channels with my Mohu positioned in a central location within my residential home and an additional 20 channels with the antenna positioned in the window.

Pros: + easy to install + consistent reception + antenna design + free major network channels

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Great design

Written by: JS from Sauk Rapids, MN on September 15, 2014

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Be sure your close to a metropolitan area. I am a ways away and I purchased this because of the 50 mile radius. After hook up the Muhu Curve worked fine but I only received 6 channels and most of them were shopping Ch. The design is great but in my area not many Ch. are available. If you are closer to a metro area I would recommend the Mohu.

Pros: Great Design with everything included

Cons: Not much reach in my area

Mohu Curve 50

Written by: John D from White Hall, VA on March 14, 2014

Product improved reception of local Charlottesville and Richmond channels. Included cables allowed optimal placement of the antenna.

Pros: Worked well. Innocuous antenna design. Flexible placement of antenna. Easy set up.

Cons: None

Works surprisingly well.

Written by: Matt from Colorado on December 17, 2013

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I found that with a little effort this antenna performs pretty well. As with any antenna I've found that placement and orientation are critical to tune in specific channels. Although the manufacturer claims the antenna is more or less omnidirectional, this is not optimal. I don't recommend permanently affixing it to a wall... Keep it on a shelf or table near a window, within easy reach so you can point it and improve your reception for any given station. That said, once I got used to it, I am able to pick up stations up to 70 miles distant, a pleasant surprise. Additionally, I did not experience the problem with the amplifier piece that the other reviewer on crutchfield did, mine seems to work fine. He must have gotten a defective unit. Overall, a good alternative to rooftop or attic antennas. I am receiving the stations I wanted to get, so I'm pretty satisfied.

Pros: Great range. Compact, lightweight and not too ugly.

Cons: May require adjustment depending on your situation.

Mohu Curve 50 - winner with an asterisk

Written by: Chris H from Twin Cities, MN on November 8, 2013

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End results with the Curve 50 definitely merits 5 stars; however, I had some problems getting there, so I'm going with 3 stars overall... I previously was using a Mohu Leaf Ultimate, and was pleased with its performance, but I was interested in a different design aesthetically, so I tried the Curve... In the looks department, the Curve is great - much easier to "hide" the cable in various configurations - that's a win. Anyway, I put everything together and fired it up. Did a channel search and got zip-nada. I was dumbfounded, since I knew the connections were all good. On a whim, I decided to swap the Curve 50's amplifier for my old Leaf Ultimate amplifier, and when I did that, the stations came flooding in... I got more stations with the Curve than I did with the Leaf, and they were all rock-solid and crystal-clear. I tried the Curve amplifier one more time, and still got nothing. So, I'm VERY pleased with final results overall, but I'm also very happy I had that old amplifier to use! Maybe my Curve 50 amp happened to be a dud, or maybe that new amp design is simply whacked - who knows...

Pros: The Curve antenna itself appears to be a better design (in terms of reception capability) than its Leaf counterpart -- I was ultimately able to pull in more stations with the Curve than with the Leaf. I hung the Curve on a wall, and it certainly looks much nicer there than the Leaf did. Win-win.

Cons: The amplifier I got with my Curve 50 was either a total dud, or this new amplifier design they are using with the Curve 50 is completely worthless. When I tried to use it, no stations could be located (yes, I do mean zero!).

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What's in the box?

Download the Mohu Curve 50 manual

  • Curve antenna body
  • Stand
  • 16' White coaxial cable (male F connectors on each end)
  • Amplifier with attached 1' USB and coaxial cables
  • 5' USB extension cable (Male Type A USB on one end and female Type A USB on other end)
  • AC power cube with Type A USB port (DC output: 5V 600mA)
  • Instruction Manual

Product Research

Features

Overview: The Mohu Curve 50 Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna is a simple plug-in solution for receiving over-the-air TV broadcasts. The Curve 50 has a clean, designer look, and can be placed on a shelf, countertop, or table. It is designed for users that live within 50 miles of a TV tower.

Amplifier: The Curve 50 has an in-line amplifier that provides a +20dB gain in the incoming signal. Clean Peak filter technology removes unwanted RF signals and boosts the signals that are desired. The amplifier receives power from the included AC power cube and USB cable.

Receiving Pattern: The Curve 50 is a multi-directional antenna, receiving TV broadcast signals equally well from all directions. You may have to experiment with antenna placement to find the best reception. The antenna can stand upright or lay flat.

Connections: The antenna comes with a 16' length of coaxial cable to run from the antenna to the amplifier. The amplifier's coaxial cable plug into the antenna input of the TV. The power to the amplifier runs from the power cube via the supplied USB cable and extension. The antenna should be placed within 6' of an AC power outlet.

Channel Scan: After connecting the antenna to the TV, you should perform a channel scan on the TV to see which stations are being received by the antenna.

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Chuck helped me select this HDTV indoor antenna. It works well, so I am ordering a second one and cutting cable. Chuck's bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=58 [ John  May 03, 2016 ]
Purchased this for our son who doesn't have cable. Easy to install and works great! [ Harold  Apr 06, 2016 ]
Reviews and easy set-up. Will be adding an outdoor antenna at a future date [ Arthur  Mar 31, 2016 ]
I am looking to cut the cord with my cable company, so I am trying this product to see if it will work for me. In reading the reviews, I am hopeful that this antennae will get the reception it advertises, and I will have enough options to stay off the cable grid. [ JEANNE  Mar 29, 2016 ]
outstanding reviews [ Brad  Feb 21, 2016 ]
Nervous about making the switch to save tons of money from cable TV to antenna and wanted the best! [ Cynthia  Jan 30, 2016 ]
Wanted to watch MeTV in Denver. [ MATTHEW  Dec 08, 2015 ]
We're out in the country, about 45 miles from tv stations, trying to get better over the air reception. [ VIVIAN  Dec 05, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

I'm getting the Dish Hopper with sling in two weeks. I've heard I can connect with that device to add OTA stations. I live in central Massachusetts and I would love to get the HD channels from the Boston area. Would this be the best atenna for this purpose? Thanks! [ Emery  Mar 30, 2014 ]
This antenna is designed for use with a single TV. If you would like to connect multiple TVs to an antenna, then you may want to look at one of the larger ones. A quick call or chat with an Advisor should help you choose the best antenna for your system. [ Jeff  Dec 04, 2013 ]  Staff
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