Mohu Leaf 50
The antenna does not pull in some of the weaker stations in the area. Rabbit ears are better in that respect.
Mohu Leaf 50 mounted on a window.
The Leaf® 50 is one of of Mohu's best performing super-thin TV antennas. It mounts easily to a wall, or just about anywhere, really. You can even hide it behind a picture on the wall. The Leaf 50 can receive free over-the-air HDTV broadcasts from multiple directions, so you don't have to move it to pick up signals from different TV towers.
The Leaf 50's sophisticated super-thin design is modeled after a mud flap antenna designed for the U.S. military. It can pull in stations in the UHF and high-band VHF ranges (channels 7-51). You'll generally get the best reception if you can place the antenna fairly high on a wall or close to a window, away from the TV and other components. The Leaf 50 is white on one side and black on the other, and is also paintable for even greater room décor adaptability.
The difference between this model and the Leaf 30 is Mohu's high-performance antenna amplifier. It uses patent-pending technology to increase reception range while filtering out the RF noise that can harm picture quality. Compared to the Leaf 30 alone, most people find that the Leaf 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 Leaf antenna 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.
Works very well. Pulls 11strong channels on a 7th floor in San Juan, PR.
Antonio F, San Juan, PR
Average Customer Review(s):
The antenna does not pull in some of the weaker stations in the area. Rabbit ears are better in that respect.
Not worth it, missing so many Station close to home even I hang it on second floor window with no obstruction. Waiting for one more week to see any improvement before returning. Not a Crutchfield issue.... always love them
Equipment arrived very quickly and was as advertised. Set up was straightforward per the instructions and my TV scanned for channels without a hitch. Not sure of the full range of station pickup, but I live on the northern side of Richmond and I am picking up stations from Fredericksburg as well as Charlottesville. I would recommend the Mohu Leaf 50 product, especially since it includes a signal amplifier. As always, quality electronics from Crutchfield. I will certainly continue to shop there.
SUPER SATISFIED with this product. I purchased this to complete our efforts at cutting the cord. We dropped cable and are using this to get local channels. Towers are about 35-40 miles away. The Leaf 50 is doing a fantastic job of getting signal. Picture clarity is great - if you are considering cutting cable expenses this is a great product that will allow you access to several local channels. Not sure if weather will be a factor as since setting up weather has been clear.
Pros: Easy set up, good reception, free t.v.
Admittedly my reception is blocked by houses and trees, but reading the reviews and product description, I thought that I could at least get the 3 major networks and PBS. No PBS and only CBS. The amp seems pretty lightweight to be honest...Going for a rooftop model instead.
Pros: looks easy installation
Cons: poor reception not multi-directional at allCrutchfield response on 12/5/2017 We're sorry you're disappointed with your antenna. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
Works very well. Pulls 11strong channels on a 7th floor in San Juan, PR.
Pros: Easy to set up
The quality of the picture is amazing.
Pros: Its slick and small. I hid it behind our TV so no one can see it.
Cons: Non so far.
Great product. Thanks to Crutchfield help, it was a simple set up. Easy to move around to find the best location. Amazing pictures.
Pros: Great picture. Simple set up and operation. Fantastic Crutchfield support.
Not as advertised! I live roughly 10 miles away, flat terrain from a major TV station and it won't even pick it up. Other channels come in, but picture breaks up often. Better than rabbit ears , but not much.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 10/9/2017 We're sorry you're disappointed with your antenna. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
I bought this after hurricane Irma. We are very impressed with this product! We were able to finally watch tv and get important information.
Great product. better than cable. clear pictures. Amazing!
I have used this in a couple of different states and pick up 8 channels. It's pretty good for the most part. I like how you can try to hide it or blend in so it's not so obvious. One side is white and the other black, also its very thin. It's easy to hook up but you have to find the best spot for it for the best reception. I would recommend it.
Pros: Easy to hook up and takes up little space. It does pick up most channels within 50 miles and provides a good picture.
i love this thing we only watch about 4 channels this is better than cable we stop are cable and kept the internet are bill went from 142.50 to 39.45
Pros: easy to set up cost very low cbs nbc fox channels clear as a bell
Cons: not for every one if you view all 240 channels that cable puts out. cbs nbc fox carrys about all you need.
Was considering Mohu60 and mounting in attic. After looking at Mohu 50 decided to go with it. Not disappointed. Easy to install. Unobtrusive (flat profile and paintable to blend well with any decor). Great range provides clear picture for 20 stations. Over the air picture is much sharper then what was getting through cable. Cut the cord and Just watch regular TV or pair this antenna with another service(Hulu, Sling etc) and you may be able to save a few dollars over cable.
Pros: Range. Ease of installation. Not real noticeable.
Cons: After using for about 10 days have no negative comments.
Function is as advertised. Insure placement is as recommended & initiate a scan for channels every time you move it. Picture quality is very good for what channels which are within range.
Pros: Enables reception without the cable company & reduces their market share. All positives.
Cons: None, as long as you keep the expectations realistic.
Hassle free installation and worked as advertised. Surprisingly good reception and easy to hide or overlook. Since basically purchased for emergency use and cable alternate I installed on FM receiver. WOW, no more dropping of stereo carrier, clear & strong reception without amplifier!
Pros: Easy Installation
This antenna far exceeds my expectations. This is a vacation home in the Naples Florida area. All local channels picture and sound are crisp and clear 24/7. More distant channels are great after 5 pm with blurring of picture during the earlier day. This might self correct as we move antenna. I highly recommend this antenna,
Pros: Easy to install, great picture and sound. Very economical compared with cable TV.
Mohu Leaf 50 pulls in lots of stations. It replaced my amplified rabbit ears antenna. But the best thing about it is that it improves reception greatly when the wind outside is really blowing. Digital signal breakup drives me crazy. This antenna solves a lot of the problem.
Pros: Good quality and performance.
Cons: none so far.
Works very well and easy to install. Reception is excellent but placement is important.
Really great !!!!!
Allows to view a lot of over-the-air TV stations. However I left only about 10 that are HD and DT. I placed antenna on the window with provided Velcro mounts. Antenna is only about 8 feet from the ground and on the the side of the building that faces TV stations towers. Most of them are 15 miles away. I do not have large buildings, trees in close proximity to antenna. That makes reception good and stable. I used 15 feet long RG-6 cable instead of one that provided in Mohu Leaf retail package.
Pros: Works as expected, easy to mount.
Cons: Will not help a lot when signal is too weak, however it's expected, and in most cases will require antenna placement on the window or outer wall of your residence that faces towers
This antenna does work well if placed near a window. We did try to place it out of site behind the TV and we weren't able to get all of the stations in a 24 mile radius - then when placed by the window, all of them came in. Placement is important when in the home.
Pros: easy to setup thin
Cons: still have to be concerned about placement even with stations less than 25 miles away
Reception of stations 30 miles away very sensitive to room placement.
Trying to cut the cable cord and bought the Mohu. Am more than satisfied. Plug it into your TV, let it scan for channels and done. Receive all the major networks. Goodbye Comcast! Also had great help from Crutchfield in getting the Mohu to pass thru the sound to my home theatre system.
Pros: Exactly as advertised and great customer service from Crutchfield.
I wanted an over the air antenna primarily as a backup for when my satellite dish signal is interrupted. I already had an indoor/outdoor rotatable antenna but I could never get all of the available channels, even with the amplifier. I was disappointed with the number of channels and the inconsistent reception and I thought the Mohu Leaf 50 was worth a try. I replaced the original cable with a 25 ft. RG-6 cable and experimented with mounting locations. I live at least 50 miles away from any station towers but I was amazed that I could get all of the channels in my area and all channels maintain a consistent strong signal. The small flat design makes it easy to mount anywhere you need. This Mohu isn't the cheapest antenna available but it is actually made in the USA and the performance has exceeded my expectations.
Pros: Small flat design for easy mounting. Included cable can be replaced with longer RG-6 cable. Capability of long range reception with consistent strong signal. Once a good mounting location is found there is no need to constantly reposition to maintain good reception.
Cons: Included cable is only RG-59 but is easily replaced with a better RG-6 cable. Not the cheapest antenna of this type but has good performance and is made in the USA.
Due to downsizing, I needed something to pull in OTA channels and this fits the bill nicely. Works well. It's exactly as described and pulls in a lot of channels in my area. Crutchfield is always at the top of my list when looking for home electronics. Customer Service is always there and nice to talk to and I don't get transferred via the internet to India or some other country. I am hard of hearing and have trouble with strong accents.
Pros: Pulls in a lot of channels in my area.
Cons: For me, the bright white color was not a good choice. I can see it running along the baseboard, but that's minor.
I could receive a picture from stations about 30 miles away but nothing between that and 55 mi. This was in northern Wisconsin. I tried the antenna in the Chicago area about 35 miles from the downtown and could not get any signal. Perhaps the fact that the building was made with metal studs.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 11/17/2016 Tom, we're sorry the antenna didn't work out for you. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
I live in a condo and I know that there is a lot of interference. But since this review is about my experience, here it is. This product does not work well for me. I upgraded from the Mohu Leaf 40 because the 50 has an adapter. There is no difference at all with the reception. In fact, it's no better than the original box that we got we TV changed over 8-9 years ago with my bunny-ears antenna. I am disappointed with technology since then and this antenna.
Pros: ease of installation?
Cons: doesn't work for meCrutchfield response on 10/4/2016 We're sorry this antenna didn't work out for you. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
The antenna was easy to assemble and test out. We couldn't pick up any local channels on a standard rabbit ear antenna and wanted to try a better antenna. The Mohu Leaf 50 immediately got us 3 main digital stations which resulted in 8 channels being picked up. A much better result than I anticipated based on the rabbit ear results. The antenna was placed on the main floor of the house (not the second floor) and it was able to capture channels even over the Blue Ridge Mountain chain in Charlottesville. That will allow us to look to unplug the tether of pay TV and go to different more affordable options.
Pros: Very simple to install and use. Antenna can be place almost anywhere and be very inconspicuous. Comes with most everything you'll need to install it.
Cons: Cable to the antenna seems larger than it would need to be. Makes it harder to hide than the antenna.
I had an older version of the Mohu Leaf that was not amplified. It work ok, but it would get interruptions in the signal at unlikely times, such as when the weather was clear. I decided to try this version that is amplified to try & get rid of those weird interruptions. Unfortunately, this did not fix the issue. The signal can be good with a clear picture, but I still am getting broken signals when I feel I should not.
Pros: Easy install
Cons: Signal is easily interrupted
I could not get a reception so I had to returned it.
Very easy connect and easy to setup. Had hoped for more channels but certainly better than no tv. Found the "booster" was unnecessary and had to be removed as it made the picture worse-recommended by website.
Bye bye cable..... Hello local Tv channels. Simple install and lot of channels available with this antenna.
Pros: Super light. Easy to install.
I bought this for a second home on the northern outer banks. Prior to taking it there I tested it in Richmond and was surprised how many stations I received and the good quality. I took it to the beach home and thought I would get similar stations out of Norfolk which I figured was about 50 miles with no elevation to interfere. However the Leaf could not even recognize any available sttaions. I called Mohu and they had me take the amplifier off and I had the same results. I have returned it to Crutchfield and have ordered the Sky 60 which I hope works as I have dropped DirecTV.
Pros: Worked great if you are close enough
Cons: Not good if you hare fifty miles away.
Have only used the antenna sporadically but it seems to pick up all the available channels in my area and the picture is crisp.
I cancelled my cable and decided to give the airwaves another try. Living near in a large metropolitan area I was sure I would get the basic channels, and bought the amplified Mohu try to pick up Baltimore as well. So....I connected my antenna (pretty simply) and, viola! Thirty-seven channels. Boy oh boy...why would anyone ever stick with cable?!? Well....after clicking though the channels, I found that many of the channels were in foreign languages, or advertising stations. A few were "classic" TV stations playing shows from the 60s and 70s that I couldn't even bear to watch when they were the only things on. However, the upshot is that the antenna picks up what I was looking for (major networks and PBS), and even a few extras. However, on Super Bowl Sunday I watched a few minutes of the game and there was some pixelation. I don't know if moving the antenna around would help, but I was pretty surprised given my location to see such interference.
Pros: Easy to install. Connected to main coax line and all TVs work off of one antenna. Gets the main channels easily. Picture is as clear as cable. Being able to cancel cable.
Cons: Still some pixelation on major stations. Don't know if I were a sports lover if that'd be acceptable, or if moving it around might help.
Excellent HD reception. As good, if not better, than a cable box. Easy to hook up too.
Pros: Easy to hook up. Ascetically pleasing. Great picture quality.
Knowing where the local transmission towers are and having used a bulkier antenna for some time, I was fairly confident about this product's likelihood of success. It did not disappoint. The added height afforded by wall-mounting behind artwork has eliminated most of the interference I had contended with. There is occasionally a dropout due to atmospheric conditions but they are rare and completely cancelled out by the otherwise pristine broadcast signal. Combined with online content via computer and wifi, this antenna offers the best of both worlds in a functional yet unobtrusive package. As always, Crutchfield service gives me the confidence to experiment, so I always come to them first. Completely satisfied!
Outstanding...life is just fine without cable or satellite. Can live well with 30+ channels. At worst minor adjusting of antenna location and I mean a wiggle.
Pros: Cost, convenience,efficiency
Bought this to replace the old rabbit ears. I no longer need to make adjustments when switching between different channels, one position gets almost all of them! Thin and compact design.
Pros: No longer need to make adjustments when switching between different channels
Tacked this thing up on the wall and plugged it in, Wow! I got stations I didn't even know were available! It blows away the rabbit ears I was using.
Pros: Easy sheemesy, no adjustments in my case, just plug and play and cut the cable with it's monthly bills.
Cons: Now I watch too much TV, sigh.
Install was very easy and product works pretty good. I am pretty far from the TV stations, but I still get a couple of the major network channels. I was hoping to get all three, but I must be too far.
I think this is a fabulous alternative to cable.
Pros: Extremely easy to install and excellent price. I plugged it in ran the program for channels and immediately had access to 12 channels (major networks, fox and both pbs stations among others).
Cons: None that I am aware of.
Three locations (including a window) and no improvement. Fewer channels and loss of connections and or pause / freeze interruptions. My 90's unit from a local retailer does better. I am returning this item this week.
Pros: Dealing with Crutchfield reps and techs. True professionals. I Have several things to buy and will buy from you.
Cons: Week product, all the hype; was just that!
Great product. As advertised. Fantastic picture - better than cable! Easy to install. I have two. Best thing is - no more money to the cable company.
Pros: Price. Picture quality. Ease of installation. Free TV...no cable!
Cons: Doesn't pick up the local ABC channel.
In the center of the room with lots of large windows all around it won't bring in one station clear.
Cons: wasted money
So ok I live in an area that gets signals from many cities...in the suburbs of Chicago, about an hour east of the city. I live in a second story apartment, so am unable to put anything outside or up in the attic. I bought the Mohu Leaf 50, and after a lot of trial and error finding the "perfect" location, I get 74 channels. Granted, many of them are duplicate programming bouncing from different towers (Joliet, Chicago, Gary Indiana) but I get alot none the less. I also get every PBS station out there which puts me in 7th heaven. The only problem I have is CBS. Sometimes it comes in great..then will just blip off to a black screen. What do to...what to do...why, buy a second Mohu Leaf...and tacked it on the wall where CBS will come in, no matter what. The only reason I don't use that location 100% of the time, is the PBS stations won't come in at all in that spot. The antennas are in my bedroom, I ran a 50 ft cable to the front of the apartment and picture on old HDTV plasma TV is wonderful. I also bought the best cables money would buy...that has a lot to do with getting the signal from the antenna to the TV. I wouldn't trade it for anything. But it operates of location, location, location. Your location to the towers, and where you put the antenna in your house.
Pros: Great picture! Ease of install!
Cons: Can't think of any. I have recommended this antenna to all my friends who are looking to cut the cord with cable, literally.
I was using an inexpensive antenna from a discount local retailer and wanted to upgrade to an amplified one to get better reception. I'm still using the discounted one. The Mohu sometimes gets all the local channels, sometimes gets a few of the channels, sometimes none. But with every channel it pixelates. Honestly, don't buy it. For the price, it should outperform an antenna from a local discount retailer, not under perform.
Tacked it to the wall, Didn't have to move it around much to get a good signal.
Pros: Good reception
This antenna is amazing. I cancelled cable for my Mom since she no longer watched TV (Alzheimers) and installed this antenna easily thinking she might get 3 or 4 stations. She is getting about 20 stations! I haven't fooled with it much to bring in CBS better because there's no need for her but I feel sure it would come in if I moved the Leaf. I would definitely recommend this product.
The Leaf 50 attenna works great. Easy to connect good reception. Simple
Pros: Simple set up As advertised
Reception in metropolitan Los Angeles is still not great. This may be the fault of the antenna, or it could be that the antenna locations I have to choose from are radio-obstructed. Either way, I am looking for other options, and am disappointed.
This indoor TV antenna works much better than my previous one, and allows me to have good reception on all broadcast TV stations in my area.
Pros: Allow good reception on all stations.
The Mohu is a bit sensitive in placement. We had o.k. reception when we positioned it on the wall and much better reception when placed in a window. We may try to move it outside to check the reception. Great improvement, however, over the dish antenna we presently have.
Pros: We went from three channels to 37 channels with good signal.
Cons: Not certain if the signal will hold once the leaves are on the trees. We may move the Mohu from indoors to outdoors to test the reception. We may need to upgrade to the next model with a stronger receiver.
This antenna is fantastic! We live in a small town, well away from the city transmitters, so I chose the powered version of the Mohu antenna. This antenna pulls in more channels than the other antennas wee have used in the past, even though it's connected to a TV on the ground floor, and hung on an interior wall. The antenna is light, and has a low profile, so it takes up almost no space. Connection and set up was incredibly easy. I recommend this antenna to anyone who wants high quality digital over-the-air reception.
Pros: Lightweight, easy to place in an unnoticeable location. Fast, Easy installation
I have been a Crutchfield customer for over 20 years, and when I found myself in the market for an over the air TV antennae, I decided to see what Crutchfield had to offer. I compared the Mohu Leaf 50 with many other brands in research over the web, and decided to buy thru Crutchfield because of their A+ customer service and return policy in case it did not work as I hoped. For me, I was hoping to get the major networks (CBS, FOX, etc) but was very concerned because I live in the North Carolina mountains, and until you try it, you simply do not know how well it will work. Before I get to the results, please know that your results could be very different than mine if you live in a challenging area like mine. I decided on an omnidirectional indoor antennae for the aesthetics and ease of install, and I knew it was a risk, as I do not live on top of a mountain, but down in a valley, with trees, landscape, and other obstructions that I was afraid would make the use of an indoor antennae out of the question. The results? I was hoping for 4 or 5 channels, and I got 14. Even the NBC affiliate out of Greeneville SC (none in Asheville). All in HD..... and no monthly bill. I hesitate to recommend this if you have a challenging environment to overcome, because for some in my area, they would need an outside antennae on the roof to do the trick. But for me , I hit the jackpot.
Pros: Super EZ to install.... takes longer to open the box and unpack than to plug it in for me
Cons: If you don't have decent results, try moving the pad and cord around. It makes a difference. I may have been very fortunate that the best place for my antennae just so happened to be where I first tried it,but when I tried other locations for the antennae, even moving it as little as 2 inches up, down, or sideways, I would lose various stations. Not really a con, but try different locations if you don't have the success you hoped for.
While this product does pick up stations broadcast in UHF very well, it does not pick up any VHF channels, a fact Mohu does not address in the product description. My advise, do your research if the product does not specifically state it picks up VHF and UHF transmissions keep looking. I ended up with an $18 "rabbit ears" antenna and it works fantastic.
Pros: Excellent UHF reception. Thin paint-able antenna.
Cons: No VHF reception, this was a deal breaker.
This Mohu Leaf 50 is the best. I love it! It works! It's very easy to install. You get all the local channels + the digital ones. You do not want to buy a cheaper antenna thinking it's going to work. You are throwing your money away. Just buy this Mohu Leaf 50 & be done with it. Why pay for cable or Dish when you buy this Mohu amplified antenna and get FREE TV. Read the directions & put the antenna by a window. In fact this Mohu works so well that I am going to get one for my other TV.
Pros: Very easy to install. Not a bad price. Great reception when you find the spot. This thing really really works!
Cons: In my personal opinion there are no cons to this product.
I liked it but had to return. I'm on the ground floor of a 2-story, newly built condo. The Mohu pulled in several channels but not all the majors. It probably has to do with construction of my condo but I'm still stuck with cable at this point.
Pros: I think this is a quality product but my location didn't work.
Cons: Unfortunately wouldn't pull in all the major channels
Love it! Picks up so many channels I could not get before using. Clear crisp pictures. Has a long cord, the amplifier can plug into the TV or wall outlet and is light weight for hanging. Would highly recommend!
Pros: Does what it is supposed to do
Great antenna! Totally shocked by the picture quality and the amount of channels that I am picking up for my area... I'm getting more digital channels than anything that I've had before! This thing is as thin as a credit card... Gonna order a couple more for my other TV's... Thanks Crutchfield for another great product!
Pros: Being super thin it allows for tons of mounting options and I love the USB power cord. No clutter with this antenna...
Cons: None that I can see....
Easy to set up. Pulls in more stations than Terk HDTVa, but after finding ideal positioning still find, occasionally, that a couple stations are a little weak. I'm in urban area, must be interference issues.
Pros: Easy to set up; non-obtrusive.
Cons: Occasional interference issues.
This is the 3rd digital antenna we've tried, and it's the only one that works. Our property has a lot of trees, and for some reason this affects our viewing. With this antenna this has not been the case. We'll likely buy a few more for our other televisions.
Pros: Small, works great.
I was using another flat, powered antenna in an attempt to improve TV reception in my basement. I had to move it depending on which channel I wanted to watch. So, I bought the Mohu Leaf 50 hoping it would perform better...and it did. I now can receive all the available channels. Having said this, the individual channel signal strength is lower than I would like. The range is from mid-70's to upper 90's. When the weather is less than stellar, certain channels start to break up or go away. So, yes, a definite improvement, but not as much as I would like.
Pros: Easy to hang, and it blends in well.
Cons: Needs an AC outlet nearby...powered antenna.
Mud-Flap style Antenna: The Mohu Leaf 50 indoor antenna is paper thin and modeled after a discreet mud-flap style antenna designed for the US Military.
Amplifier w/ Clean Peak Filter Technology: The included digital amplifier with Clean Peak Filter Technology is designed to amplify TV stations and filter out any RF signals that can hinder picture quality. The digital amplifier allows you to pull in a clearer picture, more stations, and increase overall performance.
USB/AC Powered: The Leaf 50 antenna's digital amplifier is powered via an integrated USB cable, 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 50 also includes a power cube that will enable you to power the amplifier using any standard AC wall outlet.
50 Mile Range: The Leaf 50 antenna performs best within 50 miles of TV transmission towers. Go here and enter in your zip-code to find out which free over-the-air HDTV channels are available in your area.
Multi-Directional: Because the Mohu Leaf 50 is multi-direction, there is no need to point the antenna in any particular direction.
Mounting Options: The Leaf 50 indoor antenna mounts on the wall, behind a picture, or just about anywhere to enable you to receive free over-the-air broadcasts.
Reversible & Paintable: The Leaf 50 is also reversible (black or white) and paintable to match your room's decor.
16' RF-Coax Cable: The Mohu Leaf 50 includes a 16' RG59-coaxial cable, giving you the flexibility to place the antenna much higher on a wall or close to a window for optimal reception.
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I bought one a few months ago and it has been great for watching local broadcasts. Easy set up, easy use. [ E May 29, 2018 ]
distance [ David May 22, 2018 ]
ratings, price, functional quality [ Luther Mar 11, 2018 ]
It was on sale, good range, (50 mile) amplifier can be powered via USB port, and it is thin. [ Mike Jan 25, 2018 ]
Recommend by Archer. [ Owen Dec 07, 2017 ]
Because I purchased a Moho antenna previously from Crutchfield and I am very satisfied with it. This is not a replacement, but a gift for a family member. [ Paul Dec 01, 2017 ]
Looking to cut the cord with cable - Mohu Leaf seems to be what will get me local channels - hoping for success. [ LANA Nov 20, 2017 ]
Want to try over the air free TV. [ Vincent St Oct 29, 2017 ]
I need an indoor antenna do to post hurricane situation. [ Magda Oct 07, 2017 ]
In crutchfield catalog [ richard Sep 23, 2017 ]
I've used the Mohu Sky 60 in a different location and it exceeded its stated capabilities. My new house is a rental and I'm closer to the stations so I hope this one perfirns as well. So far all the reviews match my experience with the Sky 60. [ JASON Aug 05, 2017 ]
I am fed up with paying for cable, don't watch 99.99% of the garbage that cable offers, and want to cut the cord. I need an HDTV antenna to do that. [ Fernando Jul 31, 2017 ]
Good results with an older amplified version of this. [ M Jun 30, 2017 ]
Good price. [ T PAUL Jun 03, 2017 ]
Tired of the high cost for CATV! [ Gary Jun 01, 2017 ]
I have the Mohu Leaf 30. It works pretty well, but it does not pick up all the local channels. I am hoping this one gets the channels the 30 can't. [ Anirudh Mar 19, 2017 ]
Tech specs, positive reviews, want to try over-the-air reception [ SERGEY Feb 16, 2017 ]
in my research it appears to be the best indoor antenna - with people who have tested various types of leaf antennas [ J Feb 06, 2017 ]
Good Reviews [ jason Jan 25, 2017 ]
Crutchfield recommendation [ THOMAS A Sep 11, 2016 ]
reviews were all great! Will have to see just how good the Mohu antenna is when I install it! [ Ronald Aug 08, 2016 ]
this antenna pulls in very clear channels from 150 miles away. [ Cary Apr 07, 2016 ]
Brought one to see if it works. Work great. Got 30 free channels plus the local ones. Just brought two more. Cutting the cable cord. [ TOM Feb 01, 2016 ]
Great brand, good range for the price. [ Vinnie Jan 18, 2016 ]
Sick of cable and features reviews for this product look good. [ Roberta Dec 30, 2015 ]
This did not work for me, I live in Central WA. Moses Lake. [ Patrick Dec 08, 2015 ]
Not sure if I can provide the correct answer as I have a Yamaha RX-A2070 receiver which has an ARC HDMI port. You can plug the Mohu into your TV's ARC port. How the Sony receiver has to be set up is probably a question for Crutchfield tech support. [ David Apr 09, 2018 ]
You must hook this antenna into something with a tuner. That's usually only on TVs. So hook it up to your Sony TV and use the audio out or HDMI ARC to your receiver. [ Brad Apr 08, 2018 ]
I think I know what is being asked, but I'm not familiar with an appropriate information source. I went to the FCC's DTV Reception Map, put in my zipcode and generated a list of high-def broadcasts for my area. [ ROBERT Oct 30, 2017 ]
Not sure what ranges but with my old antenna I got 3 stations now I am getting 19. Location 17 miles west of Utaca NY. Hunting camp. Pulling one NY city channel. Fox. [ Bryan Oct 30, 2017 ]
The TV channels are broadcast on either VHF or UHF. I recommend using the Mohu website tool that can accurately calculate what channels are within range of your location. It can predict what channels you are likely to be able to receive with each of their antennas. I have both the Leaf 50 and Leaf 65 and I think that the range claimed by Mohu are realistic. [ RANDY J Oct 30, 2017 ]
There's a government web site that will tell you. Google reception for antennas [ David Oct 30, 2017 ]
I put the antenna in our attic of or 2 story house. I ran the antenna cable adjacent to an upstairs TV and plugged the antenna booster into an electrical outlet. The other end went to a splitter that feed the TV and a splitter in the attic. From the attic splitter I then feed another TV on the 2nd floor and the main TV on the 1st floor. All works well and all TVs can be on and tuned to a different channel. [ DAVID Jan 09, 2017 ]
I purchased this product because I don't have an antenna on roof, research said that a roof antenna was the ultimate way to go, but I didn't want to get into all that, ie; buying right one/size installation..... so I opted for the Leaf. Found the sticky pads to attach to window or wall aren't very strong over long time so I use a fine nylon thread to hang from inside my curtains off rod, not heavy at all, and it came with its own splitter and that does "boost" a little bit more for rec'v signals. I rec'v over 40 channels, on the MA RI line so now I get both Fox new, Boston news weather AND Rhode Island news weather. I was thinking of buying another one for portable TV when and if power ever goes out. [ ALICE Feb 23, 2016 ]
The Leaf is an antenna so, if you already have an antenna that pulls in all your available local channels, then, no, you won't need to add the Leaf. If you have multiple tuners to connect from your single antenna, yes, a splitter/amplifier is great way to do that: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_6593414/Channel-Master-3414.html I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan Feb 17, 2016 ] Staff
Cable that came with it Is quite long, but it appears to be an average cable, maybe could purchase longer similar cable, I believe could do the same, worth the try because we love ours. [ ALICE Mar 18, 2015 ]
I don't know why not it's almost just like a regular antenna [ Ritch Mar 05, 2015 ]
Thanks so much that's exactly what i was thinking of doing. [ Lainn M. Mar 05, 2015 ]
I have not done so myself, but I see no reason why you can't. As I'm sure you already know, be sure you buy a cable that has both ends already on the cable. Attaching the threaded ends yourself would not be easy. You may find as I did that you may gain and loose different stations depending on the location and position of the antenna requiring you decide on which station your willing to not receive. As I moved mine across the wall I found that just 18 inches would make a difference. Try every available position to get the most stations you can. Good luck! [ HARRY K Mar 04, 2015 ]
It has a standard coax connector to connect to the tv, so a coax splicer is all you need to extend the cable. For a really long cable run, (50'+) you may need an in-line booster, but it should work fine without one. [ Scott R. Mar 04, 2015 ]
I haven't dealt with that specific issue but in my general experiences with cables, the longer the cable the greater the potential for signal loss. I would only do as you are thinking if I had no other choice for antenna location. In addition, I purchased another brand for a second TV antenna connection and it provides better signal strength and less buffering than the Leaf 50. Check out the Winegard FL5500Y, Flat Wave Amplified HDTV Indoor antenna, it is my first choice based on reception and signal strength. [ Dwight A. Mar 04, 2015 ]
I did on mine, I actually have it going to a splitter & it picks up stations on 3 separate tvs and 2 are in the basement, while the antenna itself is mounted on first floor. The extra length coax it goes thru is probably @ 25' in length. [ Jay Mar 04, 2015 ]
My Leaf is located within 3 feet of my TV in an upstairs bedroom against an interior wall, not near a window. Reception is good (pick up about 20 broadcast channels) and picture is superb! I'm no technophile, but I would think the length of the cable would have little effect. [ Geoffrey Mar 04, 2015 ]
I suppose ireception may also be affected by how much space between the back of the TV and the wall to which the antenna is mounted. Mine is located behind, but above the TV. The back of the TV is less than 2 inches from the wall. The TV is located in an upstairs corner bedroom in a single suburban house. I receive about 20 channels. Picture clarity and resolution, in HD no less, is way better than cable. Hope this helps. [ Geoffrey Nov 25, 2014 ]
I installed it above the TV on the wall so as to place it as high as possible. However, before I "permanently" installed it with the include push pins I held it behind the TV and everything worked well. That said, my TV is on a wall mount that is flexible so the TV is about 9" away from the wall in front of a recumbent bicycle. [ Karl Nov 14, 2014 ]
We did not install it behind a TV so we can't answer the question. It did work OK when it was close to a window and up the wall about 7 feet high. [ HARRY E Nov 13, 2014 ]
Hi Wesley, I just installed the Mohu Leaf 50 on my TV. I had to try different places within the house to get the most channels. I found that placing the leaf in a south window works the best. You will have to hide the cable the best you can. I am getting 11 channels that are very clear. You will have to do a channel search to see how many you can receive. Your TV will tell you how strong the signal is for each channel. If signals are week, move your antenna. Good Luck [ MELVIN Nov 13, 2014 ]
I can not answer that question specifically, but would not suggest such installation. From my current experiences, the immediate issue would be unobstructed placement of the antenna. Any objects blocking the antenna from the broadcast station signal will cause "buffering". I have had the Leaf 30 in addition to the 50, both work best if installed in a window with no interior or external obstructions. In addition, the antenna found multiple station broadcast in my area, but only a few have signal strength strong enough to view clearly. [ Dwight A. Nov 13, 2014 ]
I tried to hold antenna behind TV, mounted on wall near TV and window glass. Reception is the best if it's on window. It does not work well if it's behind TV. [ VICTOR Nov 13, 2014 ]