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Works great; pick up 45 channels easily.
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Mohu Sky mounted in an attic.
The long-range Sky HDTV antenna is the newest addition to the Mohu family, and offers a fresh take on the conventional rooftop or attic mounted antenna. Like Mohu's other models, the Sky is based on antenna technology developed for the U.S. military. With its compact design, the Sky can be easily mounted in an attic, and for rooftop use, its compact size makes it a more visually appealing alternative to typical large long-range antennas. You can also mount it to an exterior wall wall or under an eave.
The Sky can receive free over-the-air HDTV broadcasts from stations in the UHF and high-band VHF ranges (channels 7-51). It pulls in signals from multiple directions, so you don't have to move it to pick up signals from different TV towers. With a range of 60 miles, the Sky provides crystal-clear picture quality for signals that are simply too weak for lesser antennas to grab.
The Sky includes Mohu's high-performance antenna amplifier. Its patent-pending technology increases reception range while filtering out the RF noise that can harm picture quality. The compact amplifier module connects between the Sky 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 great; pick up 45 channels easily.
Average Customer Review(s):
Works great; pick up 45 channels easily.
Decent antenna. Easy to install (attic installation). No reception with only the amp that came with unit. I ended up using the amp that came with the unit between the attenna and splitter in attic and a second amp downstairs at the TV set, and that has worked.
Pros: Easy to install.
Cons: If you are in a fringe reception area, the antenna and amp that comes with it may not be enough.
Live in a second story condo. Placed on screen porch, and hung it upside down, this small antenna gives me great channel reception. No need to point in anyone direction. Thanks to all that took the time to answer my question before I bought it.
Pros: Size and picture quality.
The Mohu Sky is working great. We pick up all 13 of the local on-air channels, and the 5 that are broadcast in HD are as sharp and stable as they were when received via cable. After the cable company converted to digital-only, which reduced the number of channels in our basic package and upped our monthly fee by $48 (4 TVs x $7 per digital box + $5 per box for HD), we're doing fine with PBS programming and local/national news from the broadcast channels. I'll miss AMC and TBS, but our DVD/streaming service fills that gap nicely. Maybe someday the cable company will figure it out and provide a convenient delivery system at an attractive price, but until then it's free TV for me. The only stumbling block I had during installation was that the splitter serving our 4 TVs is on the external wall of the house where the cable was connected. So that I could connect the antenna amplifier in-line before the splitter, I to had install a weather resistant in-use outlet on that outside wall. The In-use outlet takes its power from an existing outlet on the interior wall. (I had the help of an electrician friend.)
Pros: Great HD signal.
Cons: Required external power for amplifier on the outside wall where cable enters the house via a splitter.
Product works great, disconnected cable tv, now saving money
This antenna worked fine for about a week, I had it outside on a a 20 ft. mast. No matter what the ads say, this antenna is pretty directional but I live pretty far from the nearest TV transmitters. After a week my signal strength would go from 0 - 75% in the slightest breeze and finally! no signal at all one morning. I think something inside must have failed. Crutchfield refunded my $$ and I purchased a regular big aluminum antenna and it works fine. When it worked, it did a good job, I may have just got a bad one.
Pros: Worked pretty good, received channel 12 from over 50 miles away.
Cons: Failed after 2 weeks.
I think this antenna would be best in an attic and not on a 20'ft mast like I had it on. It worked fine for a week or two and then the signal strength would continuously vary from 0 to 75%. Eventually, after two weeks it quit completely. It has been really windy here and I think something must have broken inside the antenna. It just doesn't seem tough enough to be outside all the time. Crutchfield was GREAT and let me return it, even waiving the shipping. I kept the distribution amp I bought and put up a real VHF/UHF antenna and am very satisfied, customer service with Crutchfield is excellent.
Pros: Works As advertised but it is pretty directional.
Cons: Just isn't built for mounting on a mast in the elements.
After installing the antenna , I was only able to receive about 7, channels , the next day when the sun hit the antenna I was able to pick up around 25 in perfect clear as cable channels. I contacted Mohu Sky and they said they were forwarding a new one. The only problem is that I'm a winter visiter in AZ and am returning home this weekend and probably not be able to have it installed until the fall when I return. When it works the picture is great I would recommend it .
Pros: Would like more channels
Easy to install. Antenna is very good, but the amplifier is a real piece of junk and I lost half the channels of (45) turning that on. Threw out the amplifier.
Pros: Antenna good
Cons: Amplifier junk, lost half the channels turning that on. Threw out the amplifier.
I'm pulling in 69 channels.......for FREE!!!! Many of them are HD and my picture looks as good or better than when I had cable. I was paying $80 a month for basic cable. This antenna has paid for itself in less than 2 months!!!! I don't miss cable at all!
Pros: Hook up was a cinch. Used existing cable wiring already installed in my walls. Installed in my attic. Easy! My husband was amazed when his petite little wife installed this without help!!!
Cons: I haven't encountered any cons with this product.
Very easy to assemble and hang. All the hardware was easily recognizable and easy to attach. Small and Compact so I can have it in my attic through New England Winters. Easy to attach to TV and quickly found 17 channels.
Pros: Small and Compact. My 2 year old loved the extra packing peanuts.
Cons: Didn't get a few of the channels I thought we would.
The antenna is light way, easy to install. Reception is very good.
Pros: Light, not that sensitive to direction, easy to install
Cons: Not sure the antenna amplifier is useful or not. I put it on and it does increase the signal strength. Could I got a bad one?
This antenna was very easy to install, light weight, and great reception. I needed an antenna that had a range of over 30 Miles and this one did the trick. It picked up over 30 channels, the HD signal was shocking. Everyone that comes over can't believe its just an HD Antenna responsible for the picture quality.
Pros: Easy to Install, Lightweight, Long Range
Cons: Price, needed masonry screws for brick installation.
When I decided to cut the cable I looked for a HD antenna for over the air channels. Performance not price was the main objective, after all what good is a cheaper antenna if it doesn't work. I also liked the size and that it came with a mounting bracket. I mounted the antenna in my attic (upside down since that was the best way for mounting it) and I was able to get 40 channels. I didn't use the supplied amplifier as I already had a better one I was using to boost the cable signal. I would definitely recommend this product.
Pros: Performance, size, mounting bracket
Cons: mounting screws are cheap so don't use them.
Antenna works very well. I can get around 30 channels in my area. Which is about 4 or 5 more than I could get with my previous antenna.
Pros: Small, Light Weight, Effective. Easy to install, good reach and angle of coverage. I have already recommended this antenna to friends.
Easy to install and receives all the channels available. I would definitely recommend this antenna to a friend.
Pros: Small and compact
My wife must watch the Tennis Channel which is only available on a sports tier plan with the accompanying extra costs that go with the pyramid of plans offered by Cable. This extra charge was vexing because we watch very little TV. I read about OTA's, especially the Mohu brand. I opted for the "Sky" (instead of the Sheaf) to mount in my attic. All the while, as I mounted (easily done) the antenna I was chuckling aloud, muttering that this was "old technology" and the result would be ghosts (literally) of the past on the screen. Well I was more than surprised when I went downstairs to the TV. The search for channels was up to 25% and yet there were no channels received. Then it started. I got 25 channels by 75% and a total of 37 channels when the scanning was 100% complete! The definition was identical to my CABLE HDTV reception. My wife agreed that the picture was excellent with no squirms, squiggles, nor ghosts. The bad news was that of the 25 channels (we found 12 duplicates) none of them included ESPN which was the alternate channel on which to watch Tennis matches. So back it went to Crutchfield where the return was made so easy with their UPS prepaid return address that was obtained on line. My wife suggested we keep the antenna installed in case ESPN became available. Well of course ESPN did become available two weeks after I returned The Sky antenna. I am not miffed because the product is easily installed and of rugged quality. I am delighted.
Pros: Solid construction and made in the USA. Crystal clear HD reception -you cannot distinguish between OTA and cable reception. Will no longer have to pay for 30 music other unwanted channels.
Cons: I can forsee no problems due to the heft and quality of the "Sky". And I am still impressed with the "Made in the USA" sticker.
I was using a Mohu Leaf antenna for OTA reception. It was an improvement over another retailer's indoor amplified antenna. But the new Mohu Sky is even better than their Leaf. All the hardware needed to mount it in my attic was in the box including a good 30-foot length of small diameter coax cable which was easy to snake through the stud wall behind the TV. The Sky improved my signal strengths about 10-20% across all the OTA channels I receive. That was definitely worth it.
Pros: Significant increase in signal strengths Easy to install in attic High quality mounting hardware included Generous return period to try it out
We receive strong signals from towers 30 miles away. This antenna is well built and includes an excellent in-line amplifier.
Pros: Good range for multi- directional and easy to set-up
Indoor/Outdoor Antenna: Weighing in at only 3lbs, the Sky HDTV indoor/outdoor antenna is a powerful, amplified TV antenna solution that was developed from research for the United States military. The Sky HDTV antenna is multidirectional and does not have to be constantly readjusted for optimal signal strength.
Amplifier w/ Clean Peak Filter Technology: The included digital antenna 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.
Range: The Mohu Sky HDTV antenna is recommended for use within 60 miles (UHF) and 45 miles (VHF) of transmission towers.
USB/AC Powered: The digital antenna amplifier is powered via a USB port located on the amp which allows you to power the antenna 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 antenna amplifier also includes an AC power adapter that will enable you to power the amplifier using any standard AC wall outlet.
Mounting Options: The Sky HDTV antenna is designed to be mounted in either your attic or on the outside of your house, preferably on the roof. Most users will receive the best signal the higher they mount the antenna. A mounting bracket is included. The antenna should be positioned vertically (not horizontally).
30' RF-Coax Cable: The Mohu Leaf includes a 30' detachable RF-coaxial cable.
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I have mine hanging upside down in my garage attic and it works fine. I get several channels, some with a little pixilation, which is to be expected since I'm at least 30-50 miles from stations. The true test for me is when the trees leaf out![ Joseph Apr 17, 2014 ]
I think the receprion of antenna signals is omnidirectional. If you purchase it and it does not receive enough strong signals, you can return it for a nominal shipping fee and then know no antenna would suffice. Ray.[ RAY P Apr 15, 2014 ]
Mine is hanging upside down in the attic and it works in that position.[ ARTHUR Apr 15, 2014 ]
Steve,I am pretty sure it will; and if not, Crutchfield has a great return policy!The reason I say so is that mine was temporarily mounted on the roof in late December and stabilized with bricks until my chimney gets new mortar. One of winter's wind/snowstorms blew the antenna flat. The mortar job is a month away, but I still get programming!Hope this helps![ Alice Apr 15, 2014 ]
I don't know about upside down, but I hung mine right side up from two loops of speaker wire in the attic (criss crossed around the 'x') and it worked just fine.[ Amberin Apr 15, 2014 ]
You may be able to get some low band VHF signal, but this antenna is not really designed for those frequencies. With the transition to digital broadcasts VHF 2 to 6 are rarely used by broadcasters. This is due to channel 6 being close to the bottom of the FM band, and problems with noise in the other channels.[ Jeff Dec 18, 2013 ] Staff
If the TV is downstream and the Sky antenna is upstream the amplifier is mounted at the indoor splitter in my installation upstream of the splitter. I also have a cable amp downstream of the Sky antenna amp. I do not think the Sky amp is weather proof so it needs to be inside. Art[ ARTHUR Dec 17, 2013 ]
Hello, I installed this device a couple months ago. IF you install at the TV, you can power up from a USB port on the TV, if you install before split then you will need a power outlet. The unit has a male recepticle to power up. Harvey[ Harvey Dec 17, 2013 ]
After the included amp, or so this is what I saw on other websites; I would check the MOHU website which has a lot of info.[ Joseph Dec 17, 2013 ]
The amplifier itself needs to be indoors, or at least in an attic, covered porch or basement) because you've got to have a way to run power to it (an outlet or USB port) out of the rain. But the antenna could be outside. And though the wire coming off the amp is short - there's no reason you couldn't run a cable extension line (female-to-male) off it (inside) back outside to your splitter box. I had all mine together in the attic, but just because it allowed me to run shorter lines to all the TV's. And as I was feeding 5 TV's and 2 DVR's, I was worried about the longer lines weakening the signal.[ Amberin Dec 17, 2013 ]
Steve: I installed my amplifier right before the splitter in my system. Mine is inside in a utility room, but if you have yours protected in a weather proof box, an outside installation should work as well. Bear in mind that you need power to it from the USB (120V with adapter) source. Good luck![ ANTHONY Dec 17, 2013 ]
Hey Steve, the amp is built into the antenna and there's a USB device that powers it thru the coax cable. But that has to be between the antenna and the splitter, if you try and put it after the splitter it won't work. There's a great video on the MOHU Sky that lays out the install and the design of the antenna. I have the antenna feeding the house across three splitters and I am more than impressed with the antenna and it really does the job of one of those massive antennas. I used TV Fool dot com and I got every channel it said I would and I live 45 miles from the transmitter. Hope this helps, Paul[ Paul Dec 17, 2013 ]
Hi Steve:The amplifier (which is a rectangle only 2 inches by three inches) should be connected before the spliiter. Ray.[ RAY P Dec 17, 2013 ]
The amplifier should be inserted before the splitter i.e. on the antennae side of the cable.[ RAY P Dec 17, 2013 ]
Hi Steve. The amplifier needs to be hooked up between the antenna and your splitter. I have my antenna in the attic with the amplifier next. It then goes to my splitter and out to 3 TV's via the wiring in the house. The amp indicates which wire to connect to the antenna. I had to go to Radio Shack to get the appropriate adapters. This antenna works great! Beats paying Comcast.[ MICHAEL Dec 17, 2013 ]