Mohu Curve 50
Amplified multi-directional indoor TV antenna
Our take on the Mohu Curve 50 by Crutchfield's Steve Kindig
The power to pull in your favorite TV shows
If you've had limited success receiving over-the-air TV broadcasts, it may be time to replace your old-school antenna with Mohu's smartly engineered Curve 50. Its ultra-thin design uses advanced technology originally developed for the U.S. military. You can conveniently place the Curve 50 on a shelf, countertop, or table near your TV — it works either standing upright or lying flat. Like most antennas, the Curve 50 generally performs best when located fairly high in the room or near a window.
Mohu's signal amplifier extends the Curve 50's range
The Curve 50 includes Mohu's high-performance Jolt antenna amplifier, which uses patent-pending technology to increase reception range while filtering out the RF noise that can harm picture quality. Compared to the unamplified Curve 30, most people find that the Curve 50's antenna/amplifier combo lets them receive more stations, while also producing a clearer picture on stations with less-than-perfect reception. The compact amplifier module connects between the Curve 50 and your TV.
You have a couple of options for powering the amplifier. There's a mini USB port on the amplifier module, which allows you to power it off of any standard USB port on your TV — the USB-to-mini-USB cable is included. The advantage of USB power is that the amplifier will only draw power when the TV is turned on, instead of 24/7. If you don't have an available USB port on your TV, the amplifier also includes a regular AC power adapter, which you can plug into any standard wall outlet.
- receives digital and analog TV signals high-band VHF (channels 7-13) and UHF (channels 14-51)
- range is 50 miles
- thin, curved design can lie flat or stand upright
- includes amplifier module with 15 dB gain and Clean Peak filter technology
- mini USB jack for AC power amplifier can be powered via USB port on your TV or via standard AC wall outlet (cable included)
- includes 16-ft. detachable coaxial cable
- 11-11/16"W x 7-3/4"H x 2-3/8"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Curve antenna body
- 16' White coaxial cable (male F connectors on each end)
- Amplifier with attached 1' USB and coaxial cables
- 5' USB extension cable (Male Type A USB on one end and female Type A USB on other end)
- AC power cube with Type A USB port (DC output: 5V 600mA)
- Instruction Manual
Absolutely performs as claimed. We were able to pull 34 channels OTA ... not too shabby! It is easy on the eyes ... does not stand out like a sore thumb.
Anonymous, Murfreesboro, TN
Mohu Curve 50 Reviews
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Overview: The Mohu Curve 50 Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna is a simple plug-in solution for receiving over-the-air TV broadcasts. The Curve 50 has a clean, designer look, and can be placed on a shelf, countertop, or table. It is designed for users that live within 50 miles of a TV tower.
Amplifier: The Curve 50 has an in-line amplifier that provides a +20dB gain in the incoming signal. Clean Peak filter technology removes unwanted RF signals and boosts the signals that are desired. The amplifier receives power from the included AC power cube and USB cable.
Receiving Pattern: The Curve 50 is a multi-directional antenna, receiving TV broadcast signals equally well from all directions. You may have to experiment with antenna placement to find the best reception. The antenna can stand upright or lay flat.
Connections: The antenna comes with a 16' length of coaxial cable to run from the antenna to the amplifier. The amplifier's coaxial cable plug into the antenna input of the TV. The power to the amplifier runs from the power cube via the supplied USB cable and extension. The antenna should be placed within 6' of an AC power outlet.
Channel Scan: After connecting the antenna to the TV, you should perform a channel scan on the TV to see which stations are being received by the antenna.
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Why did you buy this?
Great reviews [ Jack Jul 10, 2018 ]
My daughter "cut the cord" and needs an alternative to cable for her local broadcast channels. Judging by the reviews, this looks like a good choice. Also, I trust Crutchfield to carry quality products. [ Gregory Apr 14, 2018 ]
Internet Reviews [ Steven Mar 06, 2018 ]
Based on several Consumer Reporting sites. Just the latest we've tried since cutting the cord, as new tech comes out. It took 3 tries to find the one we currently have. [ G Mar 04, 2018 ]
cord cutting and was highly rated [ Jonathan Jan 31, 2018 ]
per review.. [ RUPERT Jan 23, 2018 ]
Excellent reviews. [ Ron Jan 23, 2018 ]
Independent research and reviews rated this product quite highly and it appeared to meet my needs. [ Wayne J. Jan 18, 2018 ]
I read an article on cutting the cord from cable and called you and you verified it was a good choice. I trust your judgement implicitly. [ CHRISTINE Jan 13, 2018 ]
I am cutting the cord and my son advised me to purchase this. [ JoAnn Jan 05, 2018 ]
I wanted an indoor TV antenna to supplement cable, this was highly rated and in my price range. [ Alan Dec 28, 2017 ]
Because of the large amount of information about this product and information about TV Antennas in general. I looked on Crutchfield's web site because of their reputation, even though I saw this product reviewed in other places before checking their website. [ Kenneth Dec 08, 2017 ]
I've never used a TV antenna before, but I'm getting frustrated with the cable company. I'm trying this one based on other reviews to see how it works [ Mark Nov 23, 2017 ]
This HD antenna gets the best ratings from my trusted advising sites. [ Eric Oct 23, 2017 ]
Crutchfield review. [ EFRAIN Oct 13, 2017 ]
Recommended by Otis, awesome Crutchfield advisor! [ Deborah Oct 07, 2017 ]
The reviews [ John T. Sep 09, 2017 ]
Best reviews. Good shipping time. Good price. [ Craig Aug 26, 2017 ]
Wanted best possible information antenna.Red Tom s review.He said it was good.Also like dealing with crutchfield if possible. [ Cary Aug 08, 2017 ]
Good reviews, seems to be just what I need. [ THOMAS A Jul 31, 2017 ]
Need an indoor antenna with longer range [ Steven May 29, 2017 ]
I live in DC and wanted to avoid cable bills. I tried two of these; finally, the trick was to disconnect the preamplifier and connect the antenna directly into the tv; and that has worked fairly well. I probably would want to find another unit, given the foregoing, since my reception seems still a bit limited (and there is something a miss with the preamplifier, on both units I have tried). [ James Apr 22, 2017 ]
Able to receive local channels when I no longer use a paid Cable/Satellite service. [ Kelly Mar 13, 2017 ]
A more cost effective means to watch PGA golf. Fore! [ John Feb 22, 2017 ]
Recommendation from relative. Cool look. Effective & cost effective. [ Kenneth S. Dec 15, 2016 ]
i get your emails which are good info, thanks!! [ KIM Oct 03, 2016 ]
Looking for better reception and still mount inside apartment [ ROBERT Oct 01, 2016 ]
I chose this specific model because of the numerous positive reviews, and because I was so pleased with the Crutchfield service when I ordered a new TV from them several months ago. So if it works as well for me as it apparently has for so many others I will be happy. We'll find out soon. The free shipping and no sales tax was also very important. Bob L. - Indiana [ ROBERT F Aug 24, 2016 ]
reviews were pretty solid [ Keith Aug 11, 2016 ]
The first one we received worked great! This is for the bedroom TV. [ Karen Aug 05, 2016 ]
I have been reading extensively about "cutting the cord" and leaving cable service. Most advice is to get a Mohu antenna. We'll see! [ Amy Jun 04, 2016 ]
Crutchfield's description, buyer reviews and easy navigation on it's website made all the difference. I'm a customer for life!! [ Rob Jun 02, 2016 ]
There are many TV antennas to choose from on the market - I trust this because Crutchfield offers it, and I think they do thier research. They explain the benefits of different models carried. And, I know I can call if I need any tech support. [ Sheryl May 15, 2016 ]
the reviews and style of it. [ NATHAN L May 05, 2016 ]
Chuck helped me select this HDTV indoor antenna. It works well, so I am ordering a second one and cutting cable. Chuck's bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=58 [ John May 03, 2016 ]
Purchased this for our son who doesn't have cable. Easy to install and works great! [ Harold Apr 06, 2016 ]
Reviews and easy set-up. Will be adding an outdoor antenna at a future date [ Arthur Mar 31, 2016 ]
I am looking to cut the cord with my cable company, so I am trying this product to see if it will work for me. In reading the reviews, I am hopeful that this antennae will get the reception it advertises, and I will have enough options to stay off the cable grid. [ JEANNE Mar 29, 2016 ]
outstanding reviews [ Brad Feb 21, 2016 ]
Nervous about making the switch to save tons of money from cable TV to antenna and wanted the best! [ Cynthia Jan 30, 2016 ]
Wanted to watch MeTV in Denver. [ MATTHEW Dec 08, 2015 ]
We're out in the country, about 45 miles from tv stations, trying to get better over the air reception. [ VIVIAN Dec 05, 2015 ]
3 questions already asked
Sorry but I don't know. I really do not thing that the Mohu has any advantage over cheaper and simpler antennas. [ James Apr 07, 2017 ]
I have a similiar situation. Before answering your question I went to each room and turned on the same channel on each televisions with no interference whatsoever. [ Bernard Apr 06, 2017 ]
That should work with no issues. The antennas are receiving information from the off air broadcasters, not sending. The only interference with "over the air" antennas are caused by materials that would block the incoming signals. Such as concrete walls, metal roofs, etc. I hope this helps [ Tim Apr 06, 2017 ]
Have mutiple antennas in house with no interference from one to another but would recommend terk hdtv1 over mohu even though its a little bulkier [ Dennis Apr 05, 2017 ]
One to another if I was going to get another antenna though I'd go with the turkpoll HDTV one I find it has a stronger reception than the yellow just a little bit ball care [ Dennis Apr 05, 2017 ]
This is an antenna that receives broadcast TV signals. I don't know what the antenna's exact technical capabilities are but the limiting factor is the resolution with which each TV channel decides to broadcast. Currently, many TV stations broadcast in 1080i, some broadcast in 720p. I don't know of any channels that broadcast in 4K and few, if any, broadcast in 1080p. Whatever the broadcast resolution is for a given channel is the resoution you'll get on screen with this or any other antenna capable of receiving those channel frequencies. [ Michael Sep 30, 2016 ]
I'm getting the Dish Hopper with sling in two weeks. I've heard I can connect with that device to add OTA stations. I live in central Massachusetts and I would love to get the HD channels from the Boston area. Would this be the best atenna for this purpose? Thanks! [ Emery Mar 30, 2014 ]
This antenna is designed for use with a single TV. If you would like to connect multiple TVs to an antenna, then you may want to look at one of the larger ones. A quick call or chat with an Advisor should help you choose the best antenna for your system. [ Jeff Dec 04, 2013 ] Staff