Mohu Curve 50
Amplified multidirectional indoor HDTV antenna
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Item #: 792CURVE50
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Your price: $79.99 Earn up to 80 Rewards points
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.
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.
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.
Installed the Mohu Curve 50 , crystal clear results . Picked up 10 over the air fee channels.
Pros: More than I expected.
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.
Ordered this item in anticipation of cutting my cable. Have had it hooked up for a couple weeks and it works flawlessly. Fantastic item.
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
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.
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.
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
We picked up 15 channels of very clear HD TV. This product is very hard to beat.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!).
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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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 ]
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