Mohu Sky 60 amplified TV antenna
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does not have 60 mile range. going to try to evaluate and see what happens
Item # 792SKY60 | MFR # MH-110585
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Mohu Sky 60 mounted in an attic.
The long-range Sky 60 HDTV antenna is an impressive 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 60 is based on antenna technology developed for the U.S. military. With its compact design, the Sky 60 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 60 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 60 provides crystal-clear picture quality for signals that are simply too weak for lesser antennas to grab.
The Sky 60 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 60 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.
So far so good. I receive 22 free local channels.
scott, Niles, MI
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does not have 60 mile range. going to try to evaluate and see what happens
Run don't walk away from this ;product. Am on my 4th and it is the worst. Twice 4 days with no coverage. Other days you never know what if anything you will get.
Cons: does not work
So far so good. I receive 22 free local channels.
Pros: It works
Great picture quality and easy to install
Very well built. Had high hopes for solving my problems but, got only three weird stations I never heard of. I have a friend with same situation and he did set his up and received dozens of channels. We can't figure out why my setup was so skewed.
Pros: Well built, looks like it will do as designed
Cons: Didn't work for me
Awesome! Works good not I have 17 channels now old antenna I only had 6 channels.
It was easy to setup and I get great reception. So long cable.
Wow! What a difference!
Not worth the money. My antenna in my attic did just as good as the Sky 60. I still can't pick up the UHF channels 38, 41 & 62. My as seen on TV Stick picks all of them up but won't pick up channel 9. I live 25 miles outside of KC. Hope this helps someone in the area.
Pros: Easy install
Cons: Don't work as expected.Crutchfield response on 3/28/2017 Mike, 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. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
This is a great antenna that works. I mounted mine on my roof. It is quilts made and easy to install. I picked up about 40 channels. Evan some as far away as Los Angles and I'm in San Diego. The LA stations had a weak signal though. My local stations were clear and better than cable. And I had channels that aren't even on cable.
Pros: Great picture, great quality, came with easy instructions and all parts.
Cons: Price a little high
The Mohu Sky 60 Amplified TV antenna arrived on time and as described online. The reason I bought this item was to fix a recurring pixalation problem on all of my TV channels being received OTA with an indoor antenna. We are only 15 miles from the TV antenna towers, and virtually all the towers of interest are clustered on the same ridge line just north of Knoxville, TN, so that makes aiming an easy task. The bottom line result was failure. Not only did the picture not improve with the Mohu Sky 60, it got worse. My existing indoor antenna still gives me a better picture. First, I installed the Mohu indoors. Since that failed to improve my picture, I installed it outdoors. That also failed to improve my picture. As part of both the indoor and outdoor installation, I tried the antenna without any amplification. In both situations, the picture immediately got worse without the amplification. CONCLUSION: The Mohu Sky 60 is a good product, but it cannot work miracles. Apparently, my TV reception problems are being caused by the signal having to penetrate a small forest of trees. I live on a ridge line that's facing the TV towers, but the signal must come through trees. My belief that the trees are causing my problems is based on the fact that windy days are routinely causing my bad reception, versus stormy weather. Mohu gave me a stronger signal, but it also magnified the negative impact of the trees. Good product; well made, but it can't work miracles.
Pros: Good product, well made. You get exactly what the description tells you. It's compact and easy to work with as a DYI person.
Cons: Can't work miracles. If you can't get your antenna above the tree line, expect problems even with this great product. Moving leaves and limbs will scramble your signal on most windy days.
Very poor product.
I've been testing this antenna out for a few weeks and was happy enough with the reception that I decided to permanently mount it. Mounting and installation is very straight forward and the mounting hardware is decent. I will say the screws provided will strip easily, so use care. I live between Washington DC and Baltimore and it picked up about 70 stations and the HD quality is exceptional. I can't speak for the long term durability, but so far am pleased.
Pros: Easy to install, great reception.
Cons: Screws provided are easily stripped.
This antenna is easy to install, and comes with all the hardware needed.. I put it on my roof and got 31 CLEAR channels! I was only looking for the basic channels (ABC,NBC,CBS, FOX) but got a great surprise. I have no complaints about any part of getting this antenna and using it.
Pros: Easy to purchase, easy to set up, great reception for 35 miles.
Cons: None that I can think of.
It is not any better than any other outside antenna. I have ran the gamete and if anything I am more disappointed because I actually get less reception than before!
Pros: Light and easy to install.
Cons: Not any better than trek or anything else that I have tried.Crutchfield response on 1/2/2017 Kaki, 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.
Over all it seems to work pretty good !
Pros: Compact Easy to mount works pretty good
Cons: Not as Omi-directional as advertised. Had to turn and tweek to get good reception. and It's a bit pricey.
I receive very few channels--I am not out in the boondocks. And the channels I get are not a done deal. I am watching a program and it just disappears or there is very poor reception. I run the channel and usually end of with fewer channels. Can I use an additional amplifier
Pros: Free channels
Cons: Don't get many channels and those don't' hold. This is my second one--first one was doaCrutchfield response on 11/30/2016 If you purchased this product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the set up and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website.
Picture very clear and sharp, i receive 31 channels most are programs from the 60's. How ever i receive the ones that were important to me fox 2, abc, nbc, cbs, cw 50,and 20. with high winds there is some interference, channel wants to cut out. Have lost the signal a few times, but I'm not complaining.
This antenna was part of my overall plan to eliminate cable TV in my household. We have 6 TVs. My TV and Internet service has been costing around $265 per month and this seemed excessive. Repeated contacts to my cable supplier yielded slight changes to my channel lineup and virtually no change to my cost. So, I installed this antenna for local content, installed signal amplifiers to feed all 6 TVs without signal loss plus I upgraded our wireless router and put Roku devices on all TVs for streaming content. The Internet-only component of my cable bill is less than $70 a month - big difference. I live about 40 miles from the "local" Pittsburgh TV stations and I get most Pittsburgh stations, though not all. I wanted to install this in my attic but the construction of my 2-story house (pre-1850) made running the coax cable from the antenna to the TVs too large of a project. So, I installed the antenna on a single-floor roof portion of the house and ran the cable behind a downspout and into the basement for distribution. I ran a 100' wire to a location near the existing incoming cable feed, installed a powered signal amplifier, connected the antenna cable to the input of the amplifier and then plugged the existing cable TV runs to the output side of the amplifier. All TVs have a decent signal for the channels we can get and this fulfills our requirement for local content. If you plan to use on multiple TV's, I think the unidirectional antenna is the way to g
So far works good. Hope to be able to use when we travel to football games
purchased MOHU 60 to upgrade from MOHU 30 Leaf, lost one channel and receiving more interference, still experimenting with indoor positioning, will try coupling the two signals for one TV input
Pros: don't know
Cons: not a direct upgrade for better reception than a MOHU 30Crutchfield response on 9/26/2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Quick delivery and it works great!!!
Easy setup and perfect reception. Installed in attic.
It did much better than I expected. I placed it in my attic and got about 12 channels. I got twice that when I put it outside. I plan to locate it permanently outside soon. It got two of my major networks and a lot others I haven't heard of (bounce, Grit,.ect.) I will be going to my cable provider next month with a big smile and with final payment!!! Yeah.
Pros: Extremely easy to install.
Cons: You really need the signal booster on every TV, unfortunately they only give you one and they are not cheap! Also Crutchfield doesn't even sell the boosters separately.
Wasn't sure what to expect since I hadn't used an antenna since the 80's. Anticipated maybe 10 channels, ended up with 57, some radio stations, all with excellent picture quality. Was concerned about cable run length, did not affect my set up. Ran about 100 feet then split to two runs of about 75 feet each. Quite impressed. Mounted to side of house under eve of second floor for some protection from Idaho weather. Too soon to comment on longevity. 4 stars due to price.
Pros: Everything to install was included in box, works well
Cons: Seems a bit expensive for what it is, Don't have anything to compare to though
Easy install. Worked perfectly right away with no tweeking. ,.
Pros: Light weight, attractive appearance.
Cons: None apparent.
I live in Chicago suburbs and according to all the hype about these HD antennas you should get a lot of the channels that you can get from your paid service. I only received about 20 channels and about 4 were Spanish and several other channels were just duplicates. So I think a more realistic count is about 14 channels.
Cons: For the price I paid, I expected a lot more channels living in a major metropolitan area.Crutchfield response on 7/18/2016 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.
Works well, I'm feeding 4 tv's with the amplified version of the Mohu
I originally bought a Mohu 50 for my house on the northern Outer Banks and could not get any channels at all although it worked OK when I set it up as a test in Richmond. I called Mohu and they said the broadcasters were 43 miles away and therefore too far for this model. I thought being at sea level with no obstructions between my location and Norfolk I would be OK. I bought the SKY 60 and connected it to my old Vizio and again could not pick up any channels. I called Mohu and got a competent customer service rep who said my TV was too old and I needed a HD converter which I could get at Best Buy. I was waiting to set up my new Samsung TV and when I did I picked up all the Norfolk stations with great pictures. This made me wonder whether the Mohu 50 would have worked. I tried a splitter for another TV and that did not work. It maybe that this second TV is too old. Incidentally, I have the antenna just laying flat on top of a built in bookshelf in a cathedral ceiling room
Pros: Great picture, easy set up
Cons: Poor original customer service advice from Mohu
Loving this easy to install antenna! It was easy to install. Works with no problems, picks up lots of channels and some of the channels are better quality than what I was getting with my satellite provider, which by the way I no longer have because this product offers all I need in tv entertainment. It has saved me a lot of money already!
Pros: Easy install, works great, no problems
Cons: no problems
I installed it with the included hardware and adjust edit a couple of times. Now I get over 100 channels. Many I will never watch but I get all the major channels with no issues. Definitely recommend this attena.
Pros: Easy to install Compact size All the necessary accessories are included.
Originally, I had intended to install this in the attic, and was measuring and planning where to drill holes in the house to conceal the cable. So forth... When I received my antenna, I decided to hook it up temporarily to see how it works "down here". I'm getting most of all the available channels in my area, and are being picked up from the basement. I then decided "Screw the plan!". I'm gonna leave the antenna right where it is. Granted, this is my own experience. Yours may vary. I live in a 53 year old house, in a suburb of Washington, D.C. My experience might be better if it was in the attic or outside. However, I am happy with what I have. NBC and ABC are transmitted in 1080i. FOX and CBS in 720p, other channels in those HD resolutions, as well as some in 480p and 480i. This morning, I'll be taking back the cable box.
Pros: Simple installation, quality hardware, superior product, exceptional reception (in my experience)
Cons: Won't do my laundry. Is unable to file my taxes. Won't respond to the voice command "OK Mohu!"
Just put up today in the cold weather here in North Carolina. Got 18 channels that are crystal clear. Best part is I do not have to pay cable anymore. It was easy to put up also. Thanks, Crutchfield.
Pros: Easy and what a sharp picture. Get one you will be glad you did. Got all the major networks. NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS and many others. Good buy cable!
The product arrived quickly and packaged well. It was easy to connect and we chose to place it in the attic where we were able to connect it to the (former) cable splitter, since we switched to DSL internet which comes in through the phone line. All that was left to do was remove the Comcast boxes and connect directly from the "cable" outlet to each tv. We are located in the north area of Naples and most of the channels are approx. 45 miles away. We are able to pick up 20 channels, although 4 of those were in Spanish, so I've skipped them. ABC (2), NBC (2), FOX, PBS, ME TV, CREATE and WRXY all come in very strong. CBS was a bit more of a challenge, but it's now coming in clearly as well.
Pros: FREE HD and SD channels Connected right into the "cable" outlets Worked during a very heavy rainstorm
Cons: I'm told during bad weather we may loose signal, but so far it's been fine. Some brief skips in signal on weaker signal channels.
Works great, easy to install. Mine is mounted in my attic & i used a splitter to send it to my 2 TVs. I get all the channels & very clear hd quality!
Pros: Easy to install, looks great, cleat picture. Works in the attic
Great little antenna. Compact and unobtrusive design. Pulls in about 80 stations. The multidirectional is good for my location because I have stations north and south of me.. When I first put it up I pulled in more stations but a couple of the farther ones don't always come in.
Cons: 30' cable was just a little short my application
It was a snap to mount and wire the Mohu in my attic. Get 33 HD channels; half of which I won't watch. I had to tweak the angle and I am still trying to maximize the strength of the product. I would highly recommend giving it a try. It saves a lot of money, and is worth the cost.
Pros: Ease of installation. Help of tech line.
Cons: None so far.
Great product. Easy to install. Channel resolution is outstanding. Picked al the avalable channels. Highly recommend. I ditched my cable provider, installed Apple TV for movies/ shows and with this antenna local channels.
Pros: Easy to install. Small antenna. Perfect screen resolution , better than satellite tv
My objective with the purchase of the Mohu Sky 60 was to provide local channels to 3 TVs in our home as part of our new year's plan to cut the cords on our Satellite TV service. Since we live in a rural area, I also needed an antenna with good range. From my research, the Sky 60 had the range I needed and was capable of providing signals to multiple sets. I did have to add a splitter and additional cabling to reach all of the sets. Now, all 3 TVs have great picture quality. The product works as advertised.
Pros: The product works as advertised.
Cons: Price. I would be even more satisfied if this product had been a little cheaper.
Performed better than expected. Picture quality much better than Direct TV. We weren't sure what to expect and we're a little apprehensive about dropping Direct TV. We live in a rural area and was only expecting 4 or 5 channels. We receive 15 channels. We purchased an 8 way amplified splitter seperately to allow tv in all areas in the house. All we had to do is ask the Crutchfield folks to Recamend an antenna. Couldn't be happier with Crutchfield and our decision
Nice looking product that did increase my signal, but not enough to help in my remote location
When it works it is wonderful. I have an outside mount about 40 feet up and am surrounded by trees about 70-80 feet high. The antenna works well until there is water in the air and on the surrounding leaves. I am less than 20 miles from Charlottesville stations and 45+ miles from Richmond. I pick up Charlottesville, with the above exceptions, but no Richmond. Great service from Crutchfield employee.
Pros: Great picture when atmosphere is clear
Cons: Some interference with wet conditions.
I had a cheap, interior digital antenna, which gave incredibly spotty HD reception on only a handful of channels. Once football season came, I got sick of messing with the rabbit ears, so I purchased the Mohu Sky 60. It took maybe an hour total to install on the roof and get the cable inside and up to the tv. TV detected 37 channels, of which about half are able to be picked up well enough to watch consistently. The signal does go in and out on some days more than others, which can get frustrating; however, I'm watching Sunday Night Football right now with limited reception interruptions...no ridiculous cable or dish expenses ever again! The only thing that really kept me from rating this antenna with a five-star rating was the cost. I think $150 is too much for what you get, even with the included 30 ft. of cable.
Pros: Great reception with no need to adjust antenna; easy set-up.
Purchased for my mother in Roanoke,put in attic on rafter and worked out great.
Purchased on a different website but wanted to review. 4 stations within 35 miles of my location. I installed in the attic with little success picking up anything. Purchased and installed a pre-amplifier and reception better on 3 of 4 stations. Had to move it outside to get the last one then picked up 4 more for a total of 8 channels. Don't waste your time installing in the attic, just take it outside to get the best result. The included amplifier did nothing to improve reception so go ahead and get a Channel master pre-amplifier if you buy the Mohu 60.
Pros: easy to install outside since it's so light
Cons: amplifier did not help reception for me.
I had to mess with positioning quite a bit to find the best reception but once found I received all the major networks with great reception. I have this on my sailboat and moved it from top of mast to 1/2 way up to find the groove. I'm now worried about it being weatherproof.
Pros: Great reception with proper positioning.
Antenna worked ok but signal is only good for one TV. At first I mounted it in an attic space with the amplifier right by the antenna and I only got six stations, of which only three came in clear. I move the booster down to the TV and now receive 13 stations of which only about 8 come in clear. The antenna is mounted in the highest part of the house which is about 40 feet away so I had to use a long piece of RG-6 to connect the device which could be part of the problem. For the price you pay I think it should do a little better then what it does.
Pros: Easy to install
Cons: Low signal strength, expensive for what it does (you could get the same results for less)
Seems to be a pretty decent antenna I pull in 10 channels with good quality just a couple of them like to digitize more often then the rest must be the further away stations but over all good product.
Pros: cheap way of getting local tv
Cons: none yet
It took 90 minutes to mount this unit on my roof, run the wire through the attic and downstairs, connect cable to tv and set the new tv up. The result is 35 channels, all sharp - and I'm delighted. I live 20 miles northeast of charlottesville and 100 miles southwest of DC - and get channels from both directions. Having a house on a hilltop probably helps, but I'm surrounded by trees and that doesn't seem to matter.
Pros: Lots of channels, all sharp quick and easy installation relatively inexpensive
Cons: why didn't i think of this sooner?!
We hesitated before purchasing an antenna as we are on the edge of the acceptable distance (65 miles) but after reading the reviews, decided to try this one. It was very very easy to assemble. We installed it in the attic in front of a dormer window, connected to the splitter, plugged the amplifier into power and within minutes we had four televisions with excellent displays. Very pleased with the antenna.
Pros: Easy to install, easy to set up.
Cons: I previously purchased another antenna for $39. The reception was only fair so I purchased the Mohu in hopes that I would get better reception, considering how much more it costs and that it claimed twice the capture distance. Granted I used it inside the house (rafters) but it performed no better than the inexpensive antenna. In fact I'm using that one instead. So I can't recommend it.
Easy to install and works great. I installed the antenna in my attic and am able to receive at least 30 channels crisp and clear.
Pros: Easy to install with no worries about direction. Small fits pretty much anywhere.
Cons: Must have the cable ran from the antenna to all TV boxes.
I finally ditched cable and wanted to find an outside antenna that was the best. I really liked the Mohu Sky 60 and decided to give it a try. I put an RCA indoor antenna on right after I got rid of cable and was able to pick up 38 channels. I mounted the Mohu antenna at the highest point on the roof and was able to pick up 38 channels. That really didn't bother me because the antenna is good for all 5 TVs we have. I am very satisfied with the performance and the looks of this antenna. The picture on the screen is much better than cable and with the cost savings of not having cable it paid for itself in less than 2 months.
Pros: looks good no like a typical antenna. works great did not need the amplifier.
Cons: mounting bracket was too large for the fascia board but was able to bolt the bracket to a piece of 1 3/8 zinc steel punched flat bar and got it mounted.
It's a nice product. I get 13 channels in, and they look very nice. My only problem was the mounting bracket they supply. It's larger than a 2 by 4, so I simply added a block on top of the 2 by 4 when mounting it in my garage.
Pros: Channels come in very clear.
Cons: Installation required a little modification in my situation.
Was only able to get 3 channels about 45 miles away. With this antenna, I was able to get over 60 channels. Great job.
The Sky antenna replaced an indoor UHF/VHF antenna. After mounting the Mohu antenna upside down in the attic we were able to receive channel 2 which was unreceivable, now we can get 56 channels without pixelilation and signal drop out. These problems were caused by airplanes landing at O'Hara field and wind blowing the pine trees close to the house. Now our TV reception is sharper and stable 99% of the time. We used the pre-amplifier powered from the USB port on our TV. We are pleased with the antenna and would recommend it highly.
Pros: Easy to install, the instructions manual was clear and easy to follow. Antenna and all the other components are well made and allowed it to be easily installed and mounted.
With a simple coax connection I am receiving 43 channels !!! And since I have a short coax cable run there's no need for the power amp. This thing works !!!
Pros: Easy installation and setup.
There was a glich with the antenna as we installed it and had no reception. Crutchfield was great about the return and advising us on other options. We ended up buying a booster for our existing antenna and are more than pleased with the reception. We went from three stations to 43 stations.
Pros: Great customer service
Cons: Broken antenna
Works great. I am picking up several channels I didn't expect to get. Based off the map analysis I was a couple miles out of range for the low band VHF channels but was still able to pick them up. Free TV is awesome and the HD pictures are great. Not all channels broadcast HD but the major networks do and the picture is amazing.
Pros: Small, Lightweight, easy to install, great picture, good range, omnidirectional.
Cons: If you are beyond 50 miles (vhf) or 60 miles UHF you will need a bigger antenna but otherwise it works perfect.
Had the antenna installed at my vacation home in Barbados, WI. Quick and easy installation. Resulting in a picture perfect viewing
Pros: Looks good.... small ... not big and clumsy like other antennas
Cons: So far, no cons
Excellent......37 channels from inside my upper attic. I will now spend the time to mount it another 15 ft higher on the outside. I should get a few more channels and better reception and clarity. Take that Charter
Pros: easy install and small size
The writeup for this model sounded great. My location is not exactly ideal for easy TV reception. Though I live in the LA area, my house is partially in the shadow of nearby foothills, that block line-of-sight with Mt Wilson, where the major channel TV transmitters are located. When I first installed this in the first floor attic, it would not pick up the major TV stations of 2, 4, 5, 7, and 11 in the LA area. When I turned the antenna 90 degrees 2, 4, 5, and 11 came in very clearly, but 7 disappeared completely. The next day, channel 2 & 5 disappeared. I changed the location of the antenna to the 2nd floor attic, thinking a higher elevation would be better, and only 1 channel tuned in. I changed the angle of the antenna and then my TV couldn't find any channels. After many frustrating adjustments of changing direction of the antenna, cable connections, and still not able to tune in any channels, I tried removing the powered amplifier and my TV found 28 channels. I moved the antenna to an outside upper deck, and was able to increase it to 65 channels. But later that evening, some of those channels were already losing signal strength and were impossible to watch. The next day, channel 2 disappeared. This antenna may be marketed as multi-directional, it does not work that way at my house. Its a bear to get it aligned to pick up the major TV channels and very frustrating that it cannot keep a consistent signal lock on those channels.
Pros: Small, easy to set up
Cons: Difficult to find optimum antenna orientation, powered amplifier stopped working within a day
Installed in attic in under 30 minutes. I was able to use existing cable installed by cable company. After initial instillation, I had some reception issues on CBS. Even though it is supposed to be multidirectional, I moved it and pointed it in the direction of the towers and now everything is perfect. I cancelled my cable TV a week ago and have not had one dropped signal or any interference at all. Crystal clear picture and am getting all local stations and a few extra. Should have done this years ago.
Pros: Light weight and easy to install for a 64 yr old female.
Cons: so far, none
This is a great antenna for people looking to ditch cable or satellite tv.
Opened box and assembled quickly. The hardest part for me was climbing out the window onto the roof. We realized that we couldn't route it through the "whole house" cable network. Of course it worked but we only picked up 6 channels on all TV's (we have 4), when we went with a direct connect to one TV we picked up close to 20. So to get any channels on the TV's upstairs I had to purchase separate antennas.. the downside...more money.
Pros: Ease of use, nice design and no re-positioning after a storm
Cons: Works only with a direct connect to one TV
Easy install and with some tweaking was able to pull in 21 clear channels. Great option if you want to cut the cable.
Pros: Easy install and can be mounted out of sight in roof area
Cons: Price seemed to high compared to other ones available on the market.
Installed antenna easily and received over 20 channels using auto search feature of tv. HD channels appear more sharper than satellite signal. Disconnected satellite service the same day.
Pros: Sharper image, easy to install and adjust.
Cons: None so far.
We live 40 miles East of Indianapolis in a very rural area. I mounted this in the attic and was able to pick up 49 digital channels, some as far away as Bloomington. After blocking all the duplicates, religious, and At Home Shopping channels, we are left with 30 solid channels. They are very clear and barely any digital glitches except when a heavy rain comes through.
Pros: Works great
Cons: It's too expensive. When you see the actual product, you'll agree that this was probably made by a Chinese manufacturer for $20. Why it retails for $150 is beyond me, but it works and costs the same as one month of DirectTV, so I won't complain.
I mounted the antenna on top of my roof, with clearsight lines to both sides of the roof.. I am approximately 30 miles North of the city of Chicago, and approximately 50 miles south of Milwaukee. After I mounted and did some directional adjustments, I get over 50 channels, Some Chicago, and some 2-3 Milwaukee channels. Antenna does fade in and out on the distant channels. Could probably use more amplification to be effective. still evaluating.
Pros: small size, easy to handle
Cons: signals tend to fade
This antenna really works good for me, I am quitting Cable now and start saving Serious Money!! I mounted it in my attic and it works for all directions.. GREAT!! I will recommend it to my friends!
Pros: It works really well!!
I had no problems with this from the purchase thru the installation. I live 30 to 35 miles from 2 towns in complete opposite directions, and I've had excellent picture quality from all broadcast stations in these areas with my antenna placed in my attic. It's light weight and size made this simple to install in the attic. I would highly recommend this to everyone.
Pros: Easy installation, great reception and light weight
I mounted the antenna in my attic, and directed it to Chicago 55 miles away. I am able to receive 55 digital channels with excellent clarity. The reception is better than I expected, and I am driving 4 TV's from this antenna. This is a great product.
Pros: Easy to mount, easy to connect - excellent reception.
Cons: None for me.
Clear reception, easy setup and I like that the amplifier can be attached behind the TV while the antenna is placed on the roof line outside, unlike some units that require the amplifier be attached to the antenna. Didn't know about all the digital channels available that cable refused to carry.
Pros: Easy setup, small profile.
Seems okay so far. Haven't had any major storms lately to knock the satellite.So haven't used it much. It's for backup. So far so good. I hope it works when I need it.
Pros: Easy to install!!!
Cons: None at this time.
When I hooked up the TV Antenna and plugged in the booster into the 110volt outlet, it worked great. I got channels that i had never received before. That only lasted for a couple of weeks. I am assuming that the little booster failed and now I am back to receiving a couple of channels. I will try to update this after I talk with Crutchfield to see if they can get me a replacement booster.
Pros: The channels were awesome before it quit working.
Cons: Failed after a couple of weeks.Crutchfield response on 8/20/2014 After speaking with the customer we have shipped a replacement.
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 3 pounds, the Sky HDTV 60 indoor/outdoor antenna is a powerful, amplified TV antenna solution that was developed from research for the United States 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 SKY HDTV 60 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 SKY HDTV 60 also includes a power cube that will enable you to power the amplifier using any standard AC wall outlet.
60 Mile Range: The SKY HDTV 60 antenna performs best within 60 miles (UHF) and 45 miles (VHF) of 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: The Sky HDTV 60 antenna is multidirectional and does not have to be constantly readjusted for optimal signal strength. Because the Mohu SKY HDTV 60 is multi-direction, there is no need to point the antenna in any particular direction.
Mounting Options: The Sky HDTV 60 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 Sky HDTV 60 includes a 30' detachable RG59-coaxial cable.
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It remains to be seen how well this works, but it might be the first step towards "cutting the cable"... [ R W Feb 01, 2018 ]
It seems to get good reviews and it doesn't look as ugly as most outdoor long range antennas [ S Jan 23, 2018 ]
I chose it because it because it had the reception range and quality I was looking for, I didn't have to aim it, had a small profile, the color didn't stick out like a sore thumb, was easy to install and it had excellent reviews. [ Ron Jan 08, 2018 ]
We wanted to have over the air television reception in a rural area. [ Dan Oct 22, 2017 ]
Excellent reviews, pricing and range [ MATTHEW Sep 21, 2017 ]
great reviews and online help. [ ANTHONY Sep 19, 2017 ]
Tired of paying for cable [ Scott Sep 19, 2017 ]
Researched [ Diane Aug 08, 2017 ]
This product was phenomenal. It far exceeded specifications. I was picking up channels from both Nashville, TN and Bowling Green, KY from Pembroke, KY in HD. If a directional antennae will not work for you this Omni-directional antennae is the best. [ JASON Aug 05, 2017 ]
After a lot of research, the Moho Sky 60 should fit my needs to maximize receiving OTA channels in the rural area where I live. [ James Jul 14, 2017 ]
I like the simplicity of installation and the compact design. We are cable cutters but indoor antennas are spotty at best so hope this antenna will improve reception for local channels. [ Kristine Jul 09, 2017 ]
Cutting the cable. [ Richard Jul 04, 2017 ]
Great reviews good price [ CHRISTOPHER N Jul 02, 2017 ]
To get OTA TV signals. Fairly good, but definitely directional, despite the advertising. [ Derek May 28, 2017 ]
The confidence of the products that Crutchfield sells. Have purchased many items from Crutchfield. They don't sell poor quality products. [ John Apr 30, 2017 ]
Reviews have been good, and I hope the TV reception proves out. [ CREIG Mar 25, 2017 ]
Attractive outside antenna [ FRED Feb 28, 2017 ]
The antenna is more appealing visually which is important to our homeowners association. Also, I needed the 60 mile signal strength and vhf uhf ranges this antenna supports. The sale price helped as well as the excellent tech support from Chuck to help me determine if this antenna would work for me. [ Steven Jan 24, 2017 ]
Dumped cable. Going free over the air and Netflix.....90.00 month savings. Antenna works great, going to move it higher in spring to see if I can get a few more channels. [ L Jan 13, 2017 ]
Needed an antenna for a rural area. Lot's of research pointed to this one. Crutchfield support sealed the deal. [ Richard Jan 03, 2017 ]
The size and availability of channels [ Tresa Dec 06, 2016 ]
Want to cut the cord and this antenna had good reviews. [ Wallace Dec 03, 2016 ]
Read reviews [ David Nov 29, 2016 ]
Needed omnidirectional antenna with small visibility on roof. Trusted Crutchfield recommendations and data. [ MARSHALL S Nov 29, 2016 ]
Want to try it as first step to get away from cable. Like the 60 day return policy. Recommended by Crutchfield and for decades you never steered me wrong. [ New User Oct 29, 2016 ]
This is the 2nd Mohu Sky 60 that I've purchased. I'm 20 miles west of Richmond, and 60 miles east of Charlottesville. I can pick up all the digital channels out of Richmond (18) and 4 channels out of Charlottesville. Depending on weather, sometimes I can get more or less. Overall, the range is better than I expect, and the Mohu is cheaper than one month of cable television! This antenna works perfectly mounted on the outside of my house, but it is also designed to be mounted in attic space. [ Denton Oct 21, 2016 ]
Heard many good reviews about this antenna. [ Carol E. Oct 19, 2016 ]
Trying to cut off my cable TV due to inflated prices. [ James Sep 05, 2016 ]
Had good reviews, I hope it works for me also [ Scott Sep 02, 2016 ]
I chose this item because it is small and unobtrusive, it allows for attic or rooftop installation, plus it came with the necessary mounting bracket & plenty of cable. [ Angela Aug 31, 2016 ]
I was looking for an antenna that did not require aiming for optimal reception. I installed one on my sister's house and know that it works well. [ James Aug 29, 2016 ]
Cutting the cord [ C Aug 13, 2016 ]
Because Brooke recommended it!! Brooke's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=128 [ Joseph Aug 08, 2016 ]
Appears to be equipment I need to eliminate cable service. [ David Jul 22, 2016 ]
My wife and I, like many, many other consumers are just completely over cable. We also have the added bonus of living in the Philadelphia suburbs and the twin shadows of Comcast Corporate towers, or, in my personal opinion, "Crapcast". So if you want to pay $2600 - 4000 per year for cable have at it, it's a free country. We're moving on. Thanks to our Crutchfields CSR Chance for taking the time to explain our antenna options. I will follow up with a performance review in a few weeks Chance's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=173 [ Tom Jun 26, 2016 ]
Because it stated on your site it is a non directional antenna [ Gene Jun 21, 2016 ]
Because Ringo, the salesclerk did his job so well and narrowed my "possiblities" down to meet my needs!!! Ringo's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=164 [ Phoebekins May 26, 2016 ]
Because of it's sleek look out on the roof. [ Sherrie May 22, 2016 ]
very helpful [ Marie May 13, 2016 ]
It's time to cut the plug! Based on research and customer reviews of the Mohu Sky 60 antenna, we are downsizing our bills! [ B May 04, 2016 ]
High reviews! [ Angela Apr 15, 2016 ]
Friends recommendation [ Timothy Apr 12, 2016 ]
The unit just flat works! [ JIM Mar 25, 2016 ]
good reviews [ Robert Mar 22, 2016 ]
your reputation [ randy Mar 08, 2016 ]
best rated [ ernest Mar 07, 2016 ]
Based on what I was looking for and what my Crutchfield technical advisor (Troy) suggested, this was the best antenna for my needs. I should add that Troy was very knowledgeable and patient answering my detailed questions concerning my installation requirements. Thanks, Troy! Troy's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=4 [ DINO Feb 17, 2016 ]
Daniel helped me choose the appropriate antenna for our needs. Daniel's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=178 [ Todd Jan 29, 2016 ]
Amp included. Good reviews. [ William A. Jan 19, 2016 ]
FREE HD TV:) [ Kevin Dec 29, 2015 ]
trying to cut the cable (TWC) [ D Dec 21, 2015 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield [ David Dec 16, 2015 ]
We are looking for an omni directional tv antenna and this multi directional model may work well for us. [ Richard Dec 08, 2015 ]
Reviewed customer input and talked to the Crutfield advisor. I live in central WA and so far with another indoor antenna I was only able to get ABC channel. I need at least FOX to watch the Seahawks, this is the only reason I need the antenna so I can drop my $113 Dishnetwork bill. We will see if this works.... [ Patrick Dec 08, 2015 ]
I don't know about your roof. But I put in my girl friends attic. It works good. About 25-30 miles outside Chicago. [ David Jan 10, 2018 ]
It did NOT ,in my case. [ Kenneth Jan 10, 2018 ]
Oh yes. [ stacey Jul 06, 2017 ]
I would recommend against painting unless you have some kind of electronic safe paint. [ Robert Jul 06, 2017 ]
I get about 30 channels. Sad to say the antenna died after about 9 months of use. I live about 50 miles away from both Rochester and Syracuse NY. Replaced with a different brand. [ Richard Oct 14, 2016 ]
The number of channels depends on the number of television stations around you. I live way out in the countryside and still get 40 stations. I love this antenna. The amplifier died on me about a year ago, so I opted to purchase a stronger one. I find that with a stronger amplifier, it pulls more channels in. [ Kathryn Oct 14, 2016 ]
We get 30 chanels and they are clear [ Edward Oct 14, 2016 ]
Go to the government's digital TV reception map website: https://www.fcc.gov/media/engineering/dtvmaps And enter your zip code. Anything in green or yellow, you'll get. Anything in brown, you'll get if the weather's clear. My antenna gets about 20 channels (all the major networks: CBS, ABC, NBS, FOX, CW, PBS) and a bunch of lesser known ones. [ Amberin Oct 14, 2016 ]
I live in a two story house, but I have a steel tile roof, so reception was poor in the attic. So I changed its location to just under the north west side second story roof eve. The cable run, approximately 40', snakes thru the second story attic to my first floor attic where I connected the Mohu amplifier to the input of a 4-way splitter. There are some channels that are weak, but for the most part it works great. [ Kevin Feb 08, 2016 ]
Honestly, I did not utilize my antenna with that much cable. I only used that length that came with the unit. I do believe that I saw in my research that some other users recommended a signal booster. You might want to look at the customer reviews on Crutchfield's website to see what others say. [ Paul Jan 29, 2016 ]
I don't have that long of cable Mine is about 25' Sorry I couldn't help much [ Steve Jan 28, 2016 ]
That should not be a problem with the included amplifier...I'm at 63 feet and have no signal degradation...YMMV [ CHRISTOPHER Jan 28, 2016 ]
I installed mine in the attic of my two story house. Then ran cable through walls to downstairs living room. I get great signal and the channels i cant get are channels that don't matter to me. The only thing I noticed is you can't split signal, it gets really weak. Hope this helps. And screw the cable companies. [ ALBERT Jan 27, 2016 ]
That's tough to say. My problem is I'm on the other side of a hill from the broadcast station(s), so the signal is very weak and usually very questionable. All the online topography graphs say my house is in the worst place. Doing some basic testing (like holding my antenna on a 30' pole on my roof, which I've done!), it worked perfectly, and at that point my coax was around 70'... but that's definitely not a functional "test". I know that my coax is now around 40', and it works great when weather conditions are ok. Very clear! Bottom line, I've had the coax length up to around 60 or 70' and it worked perfectly, but I can't vouch for it's performance day-to-day. [ Randy Jan 27, 2016 ]
A do-it-yourselfer can install this but location is the key. Have a partner on the ground check reception on TV while you test a couple different spots before securing. I have noticed as small as a 3 foot change can make a difference in signal quality. [ Dan Dec 30, 2015 ]
The installation is straightforward. Any challenges should be in getting on the roof and running the coax cable through the roof. You will need to plug the included amplifier in to a 110 volt electrical outlet. I did my own installation without incident. [ Ralph Dec 30, 2015 ]
Should be an easy install with a couple wrenches. This assumes that you have some structure on the roof to mount it to. Just need something to mount a vertical pole (about 1' long). Clamp the bottom to structure, antenna to top. I'd be surprised if a simple kit is not available at the local hardware. If not, they should have all the pieces/parts. (Couple bands, clamps, short pole, screws/bolts) [ ERNEST Dec 30, 2015 ]
Yes. The biggest question will be how you want to mount it. My husband uses his for his shop and just put it on a pole in the ground rather than making holes in his roof. Because it's multidirectional it is not as sensitive as other antennas to exact positioning so easy to get working with lots of stations. [ Rosalie Dec 30, 2015 ]
Total DIY, and if you get this high enough indoors, may not even need to go out on the roof. [ Sean Dec 30, 2015 ]
I installed my antenna in the attic. That allowed me to avoid holes in the roof and climbing on top of the house. It works very well just the same. [ Tony Dec 30, 2015 ]
First, understand I'm a 65 year guy with bad knees. So I had a pro install mine. It can be DIY and i think rather easily with just basic awareness of the procedure. You can use your existing cable wires if they're in place, otherwise the job is a bit more complex and requires drilling. Beyond that and despite what Mohu claims, I strongly suggest adding grounding wire in case of a lightning strike. [ James Dec 30, 2015 ]
The supplied cable is not required. I am using a longer run of RG6 cable because, I found antenna placement was the most important thing. A movement of a few feet in any direction made a big difference in signal strength and quality. [ Dan Nov 19, 2015 ]
It has a special weather proofing rubber cap on one end of it. You might be able to remove the cap and put it onto your cable [ Derek Nov 14, 2015 ]
Hello Paul S, My situation was the same as yours. I used my existing cable and didn't notice any problems. [ Ralph Nov 13, 2015 ]
Yes you can your existing cable. No there is nothing special about the coaxial included with the Mohu. However, you might also need to use an amplifier depending on where you live. On a side note, I suggest you explore users' experience with this antenna, especially users who have had it for a year or longer. I'm one such user. [ James Nov 13, 2015 ]
Yes, you can use the pre existing cable. The coax that comes with it is a regular coax. [ Sean Nov 13, 2015 ]
To answer you direct question Original Amplifier can be install before splitter and existing cable are will work on each TV. But i notice weak signal, at separation decide to purchased separate Signal amplifier from Channel master 777 and had installed next to TV antenna on roof. Then i had run a line to 3 way splitter; there I redirect signal in 3 direction that allow me to use a signal in separate areas of my house. i Used existing cabling from Cable company. From that point i had 2 separate areas with TV there. Recommendation to Raise Antenna as much as you can to get better performance [ Aleksey Sep 02, 2015 ]
I don't know for sure. I would think it would work with just a splitter. you would have to try it. [ David Sep 02, 2015 ]
One amplifier between the antenna and the splitter is working well for me; I currently have three tvs on this set up. For some reason I recently had to replace the amplifier (lightning?). Jeff [ Jeffrey Sep 02, 2015 ]
No. It depends on your broadcast strength if you even need an amplifier. I did and the midrange channel master worked. The long range boosted the noise too much and the channels wouldn't come in. But you want one amp as close to the antenna as possible to avoid boosting noise instead of signal. [ Sean Sep 02, 2015 ]
There is no need to have a separate amp for each TV. The existing cable from your sat dish install will work well. I currently use a 4-way splitter and it works well. Two suggestions: 1. replace the supplied usb power supply with a better quality usb power source. As great as the antennae is, they really cheaped out on that. 2; spend some time adjusting the antennae for best reception. Even though the antennae is 'Omni-directional', I was able to significantly improve my reception by turning the antennae for best reception. I use mine in the attic, I get excellent reception and it is a great product. I use mine with a TiVo Roamio OTA. [ David B. Sep 02, 2015 ]
Amplifier: Some people don't need one. Depends on their proximity to a transmitter and signal strength. In my case, I needed one. Existing Cable: Yes. That's exactly what I did and it worked fine. Splitter: Can't answer that except for hearsay. Folks on the MOHU forum sy yes you can. I don't require or desire two TVs so never tried a splitter. [ James Sep 02, 2015 ]
All you need is one amplifier for two or more TV's. I did put the Antenna and amplifier in the attic for best reception. [ Dale Sep 02, 2015 ]
YOur just need one amplifier and can use existing cable with a spliter. The amplifier I used was a spliter. I got about 30 channels most very clear.. [ JEFF Sep 02, 2015 ]
I Only have one amp for two tvs and it works. And the splitter should work that you used from your dish [ Jason Sep 02, 2015 ]
It should make no difference. This antenna is unidirectional and doesn't require any certain direction. [ Timothy Feb 17, 2015 ]
The documentation stated that the antenna was omni directional which was great as I was trying to determine how best to remove the old analog antenna and mount this one to the rotating base. I oriented mine so the "front" was facing east towards the greatest (and most distant) stations however the next biggest cluster of stations is south and a bit east. We have not seen any issues receiving them either. I'd mount it flat sides facing north/south but don't actually believe it will make much of a difference based on the performance we've seen. [ ERNEST Feb 17, 2015 ]
I would orient flat (wide) section directly square. ONe side would be North, the other South. I placed mine at the very top of my roof and get good reception. I get 14 channels when all conditions are ight, but 4 of them do not come in clear all the time. The only solution would be to put an electric turner on a mast and turn the Mohu to get a clearer signal. For the most part the channels are very clear and I am well pleased with the Mohu for the 6 months I have had it. [ Jim R. Feb 17, 2015 ]
I would try several angles and then see how many channels (channels that you actually would watch) come in at that position. [ Derek Feb 16, 2015 ]
You can find the coordinates of the closest tower/s on-line. Goodle frinding Free TV HD channels Antenna. Then you can use an iPhone with compass and coordinate the direction. You still may have to trial and error adjust the direction. Good Luck! [ Tony Feb 16, 2015 ]
For me it wasn't about orientation to the stations towers as it was moving it right/left and up/down three to five feet that made a big difference. I had someone watch channel signal strength as I manually moved it to a few different spots to find my best happy medium for all channels [ Dan Feb 16, 2015 ]
This is an omnidirectional antenna...orientation is not necessary. The only instance(s) where it might make a difference is if you live in the shadow of a large water tower or mountain [ CHRISTOPHER Feb 16, 2015 ]
This is a multidirectional antenna so it doesn't matter how you place it. I did find the reception was much better with it installed outside instead of the attic. [ Allen Feb 16, 2015 ]
It's omni directional. As long as you keep it clear of other interference it should work in any orientation. I found a medium strength signal amplifier to be helpful for an additional TV that was on a long run of cable. [ Sean Feb 16, 2015 ]
Kevin, Although the antenna is "omnidirectional" there are reception improvements to be made by adjusting The rotation of the antenna. This is most easily done with two people. If you cannot hear each other by directly speaking, using cell phones or walkie-talkies is most helpful. Simply adjust the antenna and talk back-and-forth until you determine where your best overall signal reception is received. This will likely take several minutes as you change the channels on the TV to check the reception improvements/changes that occur as you rotate the Antenna head. Hope this helps you! [ David B. Feb 16, 2015 ]
It's omnidirectional. That means that you can place it anywhere and it will pick up the available channels. I have had it for about 10 months and love it! [ Bryan Feb 16, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Oct 30, 2014 ] Staff
Your steel roof probably has iron in it and iron is hard to penetrate with most signals. If your roof is somehow grounded, for lightning purposes, then that makes it even worse. So the best thing to do is to locate the antenna outside on a gable instead of placing the antenna inside. [ Mark Aug 15, 2014 ]
We just installed ours in the attic of our home, which has a shingle roof and it works well. We live within 30 miles of most of the broadcasters. However, I think a steel roof would impair the signal quite a bit. The antenna is rated for 60 miles, so if you are trying to receive from 45 miles away you likely need to mount it outside. This is because going through any type of roof drops the signal strength. A Metal roof would weaken the signal significantly, metal has a big impact on signals. This would likely mean you will be unable to get those stations through the roof. Outdoor mounting seems best for this situation. [ Jonathan Aug 15, 2014 ]
Thanks much [ Tom Aug 14, 2014 ]
In a rural location, you need every advantage to receive remote signals which are frequency-modulated and thus stay low relative to the terrain. Any metal or EMI (think power lines) will be detrimental to signal quality and strength. Mount the antenna as high on the roof or mast as is practical. [ CHRISTOPHER Aug 14, 2014 ]
The steel roof will affect the reception. I would advise to install it outside. I had issues in my attic and it not made of steel, so I placed it outside and voila it works great. [ guadalupe Aug 14, 2014 ]
I am using the Mohu in Guntersville Alabama. Had it for two weeks now. So far very pleased with it. Easy to install. Before installation I received four channels on an indoor flat antenna. With the Mohu mounted to my roof I now receive 16 channels very clearly. Very pleased if it continues to perform this well. [ Jim R. Jul 23, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy Jul 20, 2014 ] Staff
Depends on where you live. If hills, trees, or other natural or man-made obstacles are between you and the tower, reception suffers. If you have no obstacles and are situated higher in your surroundings, you get more. [ James Nov 13, 2015 ]
I think you'll love the effectiveness of this antenna, but the life expectancy of it working was very disappointing. Mine only worked for about a month. I think the booster quit working. I work out of town a lot and haven't been home long enough to talk with Crutchfield to get help. My wife is getting upset, so I need to do something about it. [ Todd Aug 16, 2014 ]
Hello Mike, I believe the advertised range is 60 miles. Our location is roughly 45 miles from the transmitter site and on a slope heading down into a valley so we placed the antenna in the attic which would place it slightly below the surrounding horizon. We received more channels and the reception is very good. This is inside an attic which research told us should reduce the range somewhat. We did locate it near the end of the roof up near the peak such that the majority of the signals we wanted were thru the attic vice the roofing. That being said, we have picked up signals from other directions with very good reception and clarity. Our fallback was to mount the antenna to an outside structure. The Sky 60 is rated for indoor/outdoor. We're sold on ours. The very clear return policy made it an even easier decision to give it a try. Hope this helps. [ ERNEST Jul 17, 2014 ]
I'm not sure. I live about 30 miles. It seems ok. I thought there would be more channels. I"m not sure if I'm really sold on it yet... [ David Jul 17, 2014 ]
It seems to depend on the topography around you. I live in a medium size community (N.E. USA) and can receive transmissions (some 10 channels very clear). I bought one for a friend who live 10 miles away from my town and is on a side of a hill and they can't receive any transmissions. My farthest station I can pick up is a bout 45 miles away. At 48 miles and relatively open rolling land you should have no problems in my opinion. Now the antenna is only on the upper most floor right now . So if it is on a long vertical pole it might pick up more stations up to the 60 mile limit as advertised. [ scot Jul 17, 2014 ]
I cannot give you an accurate response because I don't know how far away they are with a direct route. My husband uses this in his shop and gets twice as many stations (26) than with any other antenna he has had. Many come from 50-60 miles away when traveling by car. He loves this antenna. Hope this helps. [ Rosalie Jul 16, 2014 ]
I live in Valparaiso, IN and am picking up Chicago, IL stations amazingly. But it also depends on the terrain. I am surrounded by corn fields and the land is flat for the most part [ Derek Jul 15, 2014 ]
Difficult for me to answer because of the unique experience i had with this antenna. It's supposed to have a range of 60 miles. All I can do is share my experience. On first setup, i received as many as 25 channels. Some as far as Bowling Green, Kentucky which is roughly 132 miles from me. Pictures clear but after 30 minutes or up to two hours later disappeared. Or pixeliated, or appeared and disappeared off and on. The amplifier proved to be defective. So I used it without an amplifier. and got channels again as far away as Bowling Green and two from Somerset which is about 45 miles away. And one from Indiana. But they'd come and go as described above. I finally got an old-fashioned ceramic enclosed amplifier which stopped the pixeliation and on again off again, BUT now only picks up channels within 44 mile range. Which are all the channels local to my area. So what's the range? I don't even think the antenna itself knows based on my experience with it. [ James Jul 15, 2014 ]
It is around sixty miles [ Timothy Jul 15, 2014 ]
The range is listed at 60 miles. My antenna is 30 miles in one direction and 35 miles in the opposite direction from the transmission towers. Also my antenna is mounted in my attic. I have every channel available to me, and the quality is HD perfect. I would think that if you mount it outside, you should get the channels in your area. You might get them if mounted in your attic, but it will depend on any obstacles in its path. [ RICHARD M Jul 15, 2014 ]
I have had this antenna for 3 weeks and I'm very happy with the performance. Getting perfect HD picture 40+ miles away. I would think you will get good reception at 48 mile. [ Allen Jul 15, 2014 ]
Not good, transmitters are 40 to 60 miles away on flat terrain, digital break up especially at night. I'd return mine if I could. [ Roger Jul 15, 2014 ]
Mike I recieve all but one station with in 50 miles the one is sometimes broken up with no pattern why. I wanted a antenna I did not have to move so I could record without changing direction and this seem to do the job. Bill [ Bill Jul 15, 2014 ]
I live about 24 miles from six stations and I get four well and one so so and one not at all. I live 60 miles from Richmond Va and don't get any of those channels. Still I am happy with the ant. I have not tried aiming the dish in any way. It is on the railing of my balcony. Jim H. [ JAMES Jul 15, 2014 ]
I'm told that it had a 60 mile range. Our house is 30 miles in one direction and 35 miles the opposite direction from the towers. My antenna is in the attic, and the pucture is perfect on all channels. If it is placed outside, it might get even further reception. [ RICHARD M Jul 15, 2014 ]
On average I'm seeing about 40-50 miles. Good Product. [ Tony Jul 15, 2014 ]
Yes. You may need an after market amplifier, but this can be used with multiple tvs. [ Sean Nov 13, 2015 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff May 21, 2014 ] Staff
One of the banes of digital reception is it takes very little to interfere with reception. Leafy trees is one of the ways. The Mohu seems very sensitive to such things. After a year of use and realizing why my Mohu had "failed", I asked for and got a free replacement. same issue. Turns out the trees in my area had a good season in producing foliage. I ordered a UHF/VHF hybrid antenna with a rotor to orientate it. A Channel Master antenna with dual side antenna. The problem vanished and after 4 months thusfar I'm getting 22 channels whereas it was just 12 before. Now, again, clean signals of digital broadcasts are sensitive to all kinds of interfere: local heat layers, tall leafy trees, especially when they have moisture on them BUT some antennae handle this better than others. The Mohu isn't one of them. [ James Nov 13, 2015 ]
I am not sure, but try this Antennas Direct ClearStream4 HDTV Antenna , Terk RG6 Indoor/Outdoor, Satellite/Cable/Antenna Coaxial Cable - 100', Motorola Signal Booster 2-Port BDA-S2 Cable Modem TV HDTV Amplifier . If you need more than 2, then choose 4 w/ good splitter if needed. Then go to antennapoints. I installed these for my friend who has same problem like your. Make sure clear view with no tree or anything block. Good luck [ HOA May 23, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff May 16, 2014 ] Staff