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Mohu Leaf Antenna Review: Small and Simple, But How Does It Perform?

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How many of us remember the good old days when a pair of rabbit ears sat on top of the TV? If you are looking for a way to cut your cable bill, then you will want to hear about the Mohu Leaf. HD television has made TV clearer than it’s ever been before, but of course, the cable and satellite companies are taking full advantage and raising their prices for that HD signal.

What Is the Mohu Leaf?

Mohu Leaf is a line of paper-thin HD indoor antennas that is perfect for picking up channels and getting a clear picture in suburban and rural areas. Many people today complain about the hefty price they are paying just to watch cable TV. With a Leaf antenna, you can get the quality without the price. Depending on the area you live in, the Mohu Leaf can pick up channels that are more than 30 miles away from a broadcasting tower.

Mohu Leaf Models

Mohu has several models of Leaf antennas to fit your budget and reception needs. All feature Mohu’s paper-thin design and multi-directional range and are black on one side and white on the other to blend with your decor.

  • Leaf Metro: Basic, small-size antenna with a 30-mile range.
  • Leaf 30: A little larger than the Metro, with a 40-mile range.
  • Leaf Ultimate V3: One of the most powerful indoor antennas available, with a 60-mile range and FirstStage amplification.
  • Leaf 50: Featuring the Jolt in-line amplifier, has a range of 60 miles and can optionally connect to your TV’s USB port for power.
  • Leaf Plus: Adds FirstStage amplification to the Leaf 30, range of 60 miles.
  • Leaf Supreme PRO: Twice as big as the Ultimate, but with a 65-mile range.

Other Mohu Antennas

Mohu has expanded beyond the Leaf (which can be affixed to your wall or sit on a table in a stand). Here are more options to get in on the free airwaves just floating around:

  • Mohu Arc: Stylish and functional, this 40-mile range table-top indoor antenna comes with its own base stand.
  • Mohu Arc PRO: As stylish as the original Arc, but with a FirstStage amplifier to bring it up to the 60-mile range.
  • Mohu Sail: A 75-mile range indoor-outdoor antenna with FirstStage amplification. Comes with its own mast stand.

Wrapping Up

If you are looking for a way to cut out your cable bills, order a Mohu Antenna today!

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14 replies on “Mohu Leaf Antenna Review: Small and Simple, But How Does It Perform?

This is something that we really need to check into, as my husband loves sports. We just don’t want to pay Dishes high prices to add the package on. Has anyone had an experience with this antenna that they would like to share with us?

I live near Philly (actually five minutes from the city). Thinking about getting this, but I fear I will lose some of the cable “must carries”, stations that are in Allentown, PA and Atlantic City, N.J. whose FCC license allows them to be a “Philadelphia” TV station. The one I fear losing the most is MeTV. Love it and I don’t think there is an antenna out there that is going to pull a signal from Allentown (75 miles from me).

Hi Rick – This is a legitimate concern. I checked out MeTV and it looks like they have a section of their website that allows you to search for stations near you: https://metvnetwork.com/wherewatch.php I am guessing you have already done this. But if not, you could combine this info with what you find at antennaweb to see if an antenna would provide a decent signal. But like you said, chances are that the signal is too far away. Only thing i will note is that you can probably find most of the shows that you watch on MeTV, through other means: Hulu, Netflix, etc. For example i looked up I dream of Jeannie on TV.com and found that there are a ton of free episodes offered on Hulu: [link removed] So if you could fill in a playlist of shows using other video streaming services – then bam – problem solved. I hope this helps, and I appreciate all your comments Rick. Best of Luck!

Yes, the TV station that carries MeTV, WFMZ is in Allentown, 75 miles from me. A Leaf will not pick up that signal. I’ve found a couple of Me shows on Hulu, in fact BEFORE Me came on line in my area…Emergency! being the Holy Grail….love that show.

How amazing is this? When I was a kid, we watched in anticipation as the local cable company ran the cable lines down out street. Couldn’t wait to get cable…which gave us in Philly WOR and WPIX out of New York, plus HBO and PRISM. The old Jerrold box with a 30 channel capacity. Soon we had SPN, USA and WTBS. Couldn’t wait! Now we can’t wait to get rid of it.

I’ve been using my Leaf Ultimate for about a week now, and here’s what I’ve learned:
-There are more local channels than the cable company gives you. I get 5 different PBSs, and each local network affiliate has an extra channel.
-The weather affects the performance.
-After reading pages and pages of online reviews, I realized your reception depends on the part of the house you put the antenna, and your location. That is, your mileage may vary. GREATLY.
-It’s not perfect. I get sometimes great reception of my local network channels, and other times, nothing. And everything in between, sometimes it’s just a hiccup during a show.
-It will pay for itself if you cancel cable.
-It’s not the complete solution for cutting the cord. But it’s part of the solution. The leaf+streaming media device+Netflix/hulu+/Crackle will give you more TV than you can watch.

Thanks Chas – your feedback is extremely appreciated. Are you using the Leaf standard or the Leaf Plus / Ultimate?

but you will be limited in programing…I need CNBC and just a few others like FOX News and care less for the zombie entertainment..

Agreed, an indoor antenna is not a full solution. The formula I think makes the most sense is: indoor antenna + video streamer + video streaming services (netflix, hulu, vudu, etc..) + full episode websites (https://hotdog.com/tv-channels/ ) = HUGE SAVINGS

Not necessary. Just like with a Cable TV coaxial cable, you can use a splicer to hook up multiple TVs.

Are there any statistics for the effective of the Leaf or the Leaf Plus in head to head comparisons with other indoor antennas?

Absolutely. Here is a study that Mohu did: https://hotdog.com/go/mohu
Additionally you can look at the rave reviews on Amazon. There is a reason the Mohu Leaf is the number one selling Indoor Antenna.

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