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Why didn't I get this earlier?
on September 10, 2013
I live in a townhouse, in a lower elevation surrounded by lots of trees, and no TV towers for ~20 miles. AT&T and Verizon cell phones are totally dead on the lower floor of my house. I finally got fed up with the cable company screwing me out of $90 a month, and cut the cord. Now time for an antenna. I checked out the recommended AntennaWeb.org site which put me mostly in the "Blue" and "Violet" zones, indicating that I'd need a "large directional" antenna; which I was totally prepared to invest in given that I'd just saved myself $90 a month.
Then I stumbled upon the Mohu Leaf Ultimate. "This thing?", I said. "I live in such a crappy building, and I'm miles away from any TV towers. That little rectangle won't work for me! Besides, it will look ugly hanging up in my living room!" But for $62 after shipping, I said, what the heck.
It came in 2 business days later (thanks Amazon) and I pessimistically did my first mount on the wall, putting it as high as it would go on my wall and being still able to hide behind the TV. Absolutely no line of sight view of any windows, and on the first floor. 18 channels! Amazing! All while the big sites said I'd need a $200 roof-mount antenna, this little thing did the job for $62!
I'm sure I could probably pull in more channels if the install were on the second floor, or if I hung it up way high on the ceiling so that everyone can see it. But I've got all the major networks, so no need. $62, works GREAT, and virtually invisible unless you look behind the TV for it.
Bottom line: if you live in a place with bad TV reception, at least TRY this thing. I'm not saying it'll work for everyone, but I had my doubts, and the Mohu Leaf Ultimate surprised me big-time. See ya cable company!