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Mohu Paper Thin Leaf Indoor HDTV Antenna EXPIRED

gabe23111 24,939 February 12, 2013 at 01:53 PM in Tech & Electronics (3)
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Promoted 02-12-2013 at 03:32 PM View Original Post
Adorama has Mohu Paper Thin Leaf Indoor HDTV Antenna for $25 with free shipping. Thanks gabe23111

Price Research: Our research indicates that Mohu Paper Thin Leaf Indoor HDTV Antenna is $15 lower (38% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting at $40. - yuugotserved

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Edited February 12, 2013 at 03:22 PM by widgit
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The Mohu Leaf Indoor Television Antenna is a paper thin antenna that connects to your TV and mounts on the wall, behind a picture, or just about anywhere to enable you to receive free over-the-air broadcasts. The Leaf is unlike any other television antenna on the market and provides unparalleled performance, installation options and value. Because the majority of television antennas on the market today are unsightly and tend to be an "eye-sore", design aesthetics were a primary driver in the design of the Leaf antenna. The antenna is black on one side and white on the other providing a variety of installation options.

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#61
Quote from DerickD View Post :
Is there anyone using this in greater Seattle area?

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I have one and use it just north of Seattle so I imagine you would get better reception closer. I get 15 channels. Most are not that good but I do get ABC NBC CBS FOX CW. Those are the only channels I needed so works great for me.

All in HD of course. Kinda nice only having a few channels to spin through for live stuff. Otherwise Netflix or Hulu.
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Picked one up for my gal a few weeks ago off Amazon when she moved into a new place and wanted to cut costs. Tried 3 different antennas from local stores (Target, Radioshack, Big Lots) with decent results, but they all seemed to pick up a few of the main channels (for us - CBS, ABC, NBC, & FOX are all that matter) well and one of them would always be lousy.

Ever since I put this guy up, all of them come in crystal clear - no messing with antennas, hidden behind the tv, works great!

We're in Denver, which typically has great antenna reception since all the towers are on top of a mountain that broadcast over the whole city, but she is in a basement apartment and we've got it on an interior wall nowhere near a window - and it works significantly better than all the others we tried.

Obviously, people have had a wide variety of experiences with antennas - gotta say that Mohu impressed us - and its a great deal at this price. Anyone in Denver looking to cut the cord - jump on it!
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#63
Well, many have obviously bought this, but the Blade from SS has beat the Leaf in every test they've tried and it's regular price is only $28.

http://www.solidsignal.com/pview....0370580509
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#64
I love my Leaf antenna, it gives a great picture on my 40" Samsung LED. It's pefect for anyone that just needs news and weather.

edit: Just bought another one for the bedroom. I think the lowest price ever posted on SD was $19.99 for an open box one.
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#65
have had this for a couple years and it works great in the bay area. i wanted to see if the amplified version would give me more channels but can't seem to pull the trigger at $90. i guess i'll stick w/ this version again.
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Quote from seanleeforever View Post :
just want to clear up some concept here, since a lot of people seems to have a wrong idea about how amplifier works.

the amp only amplifies the "received" signal, meaning, it will improve your signal quality if you have a long cable between the antenna and TV, or if you have a splitter from the antenna to multiple TV. the amp does nothing to improve your reception at the antenna end. it is used to compensate the additional noise introduced by the connector and cable between antenna and your device.

so no, if you living in the woods or surrounded by large buildings, the amp version will not help, not even a bit. in fact, it may introduce undesirable effect because it might increase the noise floor and make your TV reception less sensitive for weak signals.
So the signal quality gets a boost resulting into a picture which wouldn't be strong enough without an amplified version. Help me understand how my original statement is incorrect? Thanks!
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#67
I have 2 usb tuner on my computer; can I use a standard cable splitter and split the signals up to feed into the 2 separate usb tuner sticks? Thanks in advance.
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So the signal quality gets a boost resulting into a picture which wouldn't be strong enough without an amplified version. Help me understand how my original statement is incorrect? Thanks!
It amplify's the signal. Its more or less like turning up the volume on the radio, you are still going to get static if you are near the end of the broadcast area.

Also if you have VHF channels in your area (as I do) you want something that is designed to get VHF.
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Quote from mrbobhcrhs View Post :
It amplify's the signal. Its more or less like turning up the volume on the radio, you are still going to get static if you are near the end of the broadcast area.

Also if you have VHF channels in your area (as I do) you want something that is designed to get VHF.
From their site itself: "The Leaf® is designed to work within approximately 35 miles of the towers with the above criteria. The Leaf Ultimate is designed to "amplify" or boost the clarity of your picture when it falls into the moderate or yellow areas but also provides an additional 15 miles or so. However, the Leaf Ultimate may not work well if the location is within 3 miles of the broadcasting towers, as the strong signals can actually overload the amplifier of the Leaf Ultimate and may reduce the overall performance."

Also this "Amplified with Clean Peak™ filter technology: most sophisticated amplifier on the market that removes unwanted RF signals and boosts the ones you want"

The way I understand is it does selective/intelligent amplification, resulting into what would not be available otherwise. I do live in an area which has a relative weak signals, and as stated originally I've seen the difference first-hand between the two. The Amplified version solved for the missing channels that I was looking for, so have been pretty happy since.
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Quote from z4m View Post :
So the signal quality gets a boost resulting into a picture which wouldn't be strong enough without an amplified version. Help me understand how my original statement is incorrect? Thanks!
well. without getting deep into RF engineering..

the biggest issue with RF signal is normally NOT your cable or the connector. it is the broadcast power, location (path loss) and antenna gain. the path loss from antenna to your TV, over the length of this cable is negligible unless we are talking about some serious distance here (like from your back yard to your house). while you may argue that every bit gain is a gain, the amp will provide the benefit so miniscule that it will not affect your ability to receive broadcast.

the amp, however, could potentially over saturate the signal and thus making your TV receiver not able to be as sensitive as it could potentially be. modern TV receiver are very sensitive that you almost never need antenna amp unless there is a good reason to do so.

think this way. if you like listening to music. you want to make sure the source is good. so you want to have a high bit rate MP3. a good antenna is like having a high bit MP3. but amplifier functions like turn up the volume. while it help if you are sitting FAR away from speaker, it doesn't help with the clarity of the music. in fact, if you are sitting very close to the speaker, maxing the volume will make the white noise become noticeable and actually decrease your fidelity. at extreme case it may cause you deafness (and that is what could happen when you input signal is too much to the TV receiver, it will overload your receiver and break it).

my point being, if your antenna sits right next to your TV, try not using the amp and you might actually got channel that you couldn't got before.
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#71
i've got both. the amplified leaf and non-amplified.

the amplified leaf gets more channels than the non-amplified version.

more importantly, the amplified leafs gets one or two more channels (depends on the day and time of day for some reason) from -MAJOR- broadcast networks.(in my case, fox and abc; i also get kron4 only with amplification)

i'll replace the non-amplified version with the amplified leaf if i can find it cheap enough.
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#72
Its better than most but I had to buy a signal amplifier to get all the channels clear.
It depends on how close you are to a transmitting TV antenna in the sky and whats blocking radio waves near your antenna. Do you have aluminum coated insulation or a big building near you? ...............Its still a great quality item. YMMV
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Quote from byron2112 View Post :
Does anyone know if the cord link is permanent, or is it just provided with a length of coaxial that screws into a female fitting at the bottom of the antenna?

I don't think 6 feet is gonna cut it for me, as I'd like to put it in a window.

Thanks
not sure, but it doesn't matter, you should be able to get a coupler for a buck or two that'll join two to give you whatever length you want
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#74
I had the amplified version of this, It sucked. I constantly had to move it for different channels. The constant adjustments led to the bottom plastic piece to get loose, eventually, something must have disconnected inside and it hardly worked anymore. From the getgo, it would either pick up ABC and CBS OR NBC and FOX, never all four at once.

So before the Superbowl, I went out and got a amplified RCA one for $30 at Walmart. It picked up every channel and did a better job.

Hard to swallow a $75 loss to a freaking antenna. I never bothered with warranty because they would have just blamed me.

Mileage may vary but I feel the leaf is overrated.
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Quote from woody88 View Post :
I have 2 usb tuner on my computer; can I use a standard cable splitter and split the signals up to feed into the 2 separate usb tuner sticks? Thanks in advance.
Yes, just made sure you use a higher frequency ones.
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