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This review is from: Leaf Plus Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
I tried it and returned it. On the plus side, it's attractive and easy to set-up.
But check the fcc.gov website (mb/engineering/maps) before you buy. Some stations appear to transmit on a particular channel but actually transmit on another channel. The Leaf appears to work well on stations which actually transmit on the UHF band. I even got a good and consistent picture on a distant (35 miles away) UHF station. However, some stations were allowed to remain on VHF after the conversion to HDTV. The Leaf does not work well with VHF signals - especially Low-VHF signals. Check the FCC map to see the actual channel your stations use. If any are listed as Lo-V or even Hi-V, you may want to consider an antenna listed as VHF-UHF (such as the Winegard SS-3000). If all your channels are UHF, The Leaf is probably a good choice for you.
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Initial post: Jun 15, 2012 12:16:24 PM PDT
The Leaf Plus DOES receive VHF and Hi-V, just not from as far away as it will the UHF.
Posted on Jun 18, 2012 12:36:23 PM PDT
Per the other comment, the Leaf DOES receive VHF!!!!
Posted on Jul 11, 2012 2:19:13 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 11, 2012 2:19:38 PM PDT
Sam Condon says:
I noticed that I don't receive either ABC or NBC using the Terk FDTV1A antenna, which are both listed as VHF-Hi. They are between 15 and 16 miles away and broadcast at about 40 dBm. Is the Leaf-Plus any better at picking up VHF than the Terk, or do I need rabbit ears? Is it possible to integrate rabbit ears with the Leaf-Plus somehow?
Posted on Aug 11, 2012 8:56:57 PM PDT
VHF channels are lower in frequency and have longer wavelengths, so small antennas basically cannot receive them so well as they can UHF. If you really need low VHF channels and you are in a weak location, you might need a big old-school rooftop kinda thing.
Posted on Sep 23, 2012 9:11:58 AM PDT
Frank AZ says:
By it's nature Ultra Hi Frequency (UHF) signals stay stronger over a longer distance.
Posted on Oct 1, 2012 8:56:44 AM PDT
Leah Soucy says:
I bought the Leaf Antenna & it didn't work at all. I had to return it and lost money which frustrates me. I obviously don't know much about it but does anyone know why it didn't work at all??? I was wondering if the plus was any better?
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2012 2:50:19 PM PDT
Did you change your TV's input from cable to Over The Air (OTA). It can be difficult on some TV's to find the right setup screen.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2012 11:44:06 AM PDT
Leah Soucy says:
I'm not exactly sure. I ran the setup, changed it to antenna & let it scan the channels. The only input channels I have are TV, HDMI 1 2 & 3, Component & Video. Is there something else I should have done?
Thank you for taking the time to respond.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2012 6:09:28 AM PDT
tracy moreau says:
does this wor on non flat screen tv
Posted on Nov 14, 2012 12:44:17 PM PST
Robert Severance says:
Thank you for the additional info. Very informative.