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Enjoy Free Over-The-Air TV Shows in HD with Mohu Leaf [Giveaway] mohu leaf review giveawayThe Mohu Leaf is a paper-thin TV antenna you can hang on your wall to get HD-quality television, for free. Cable is quaint. Web-savvy consumers ditched that overpaid service a long time ago: it’s simply cheaper to stream shows online or purchase them later, especially if you only watch a few.

But ditching cable doesn’t mean you need to ditch live TV altogether: all the major networks and an occasionally surprising amount of other channels are available to you free of charge over-the-air, if you have an antenna. This means you can watch many of the most popular shows, along with many major sporting events, in high definition for free.

We’re giving away one Mohu Leaf Plus and two regular Mohu Leaf antennas valued at $150. Read on to find out more about the Mohu Leaf antennas and how to win them!

The Mohu Leaf isn’t magic: it’s just a TV antenna which you plug into your television, similar in many ways to the ugly rabbit ears you might remember from older televisions. It’s certainly less of an eyesore than those rabbit ears, however, and generally doesn’t need to be adjusted once it’s set up. Hundreds of reviewers on Amazon love this antenna; you might too.

Using The Leaf

There are two models of the Mohu Leaf (which retails for $37.99): the Leaf and the Mohu Leaf Plus (RRP $74.99), the latter of which uses USB for extra power. Both models look the same; the only difference is performance.

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This antenna looks like little more than a piece of laminated paper, with a wire coming out of it. Here it is next to my favorite coffee mug, for context:

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As you can see, it’s not huge. It’s two sided – one side is white, one side is black. Which way it faces makes no difference whatsoever in terms of reception: the colors are there to make it easier to match the antenna with your decor.

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If you grew up without cable (I did) you probably remember adjusting an antenna, struggling to get a decent picture. The picture rarely looked perfect: there was inevitably a certain amount of “snow”.

Put those thoughts out of your mind. Terrestrial broadcasts today are digital, high-definition and crystal clear. This is great, but also means there is less wiggle room than before. With digital television there is no fuzzy picture: it’s all or nothing. This means you need a good antenna to consistently see your shows.

Putting The Mohu Leaf To The Test

Mohu suggests that customers who live within a 30 mile radius of their neighbourhood broadcasting tower to go for the Leaf antenna, whereas those who live 10 miles further should ideally use the Leaf Plus instead. I just happen to live in one of the hardest towns in America to get television reception – Boulder, Colorado. I have a cheap antenna from Radio Shack, and I can get most channels but it’s inconsistent: some stations work well, others are a hassle. This can get annoying: I had to stand in certain places to maintain reception throughout the Stanley Cup Finals this year.

In this environment, the regular Mohu Leaf simply won’t work well, so I decided to put the Mohu Leaf Plus to the test. The Mohu Leaf Plus, unlike the Mohu Leaf, requires a USB port to be powered.

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You can plug this into your TV, if your TV has a USB port, or the USB port on your game console or media computer. If there are no USB ports near your TV, don’t worry: an adapter you can plug into the wall comes with the Leaf Plus.

Back to the test. How many channels did I manage to get? Here’s a chart comparing the Mohu Leaf Plus to my old antenna, channel-for-channel:

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The list includes every channel I could hypothetically get in this area, though I doubt any antenna could pick most of them up. As you can see, I managed to receive channels I didn’t before. Sure, most of those channels are in Spanish, but still: new channels!

Even better, and this doesn’t come across in the spreadsheet, I can get the channels I like without the need to constantly tweak the antenna. Every channel worked once I set the Leaf Plus up, although for PBS I do need to move it occasionally.

I’m seriously impressed with this antenna. Sure, I need to use the Plus and its USB power source, but that’s only because I live in one of the worst reception areas in America. If you live away from the mountains the Mohu Leaf will probably work for you.

Interested in which channels it’s possible to get where you live? This reception map can help if you live in the USA.

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What do you think? Eager to try out the Mohu Lead? We have one Leaf Plus and two Leaf antennas up for grabs in our giveaway. Join below and be in the running to win!

How do I win a Mohu Leaf antenna?

Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form

Please fill in the form with your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner.

The giveaway code required to activate the form is available from our Facebook page, Twitter stream and Google+ page.

The giveaway is over. Here are the winners:
  • Donavyn Elliott
  • Christian Caldwell
  • Patricia Alsup

Congratulations! If you were selected as a winner, you would have received an email from jackson@makeuseof.com. Please respond before Sep 19. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

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This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, September 7th. The winners will be selected at random and informed via email.

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  1. Jebi Tiong dela Cruz
    November 21, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Can this antenna be compatible with ISDB-T reception in the Philippines in order to get the local channels (like GMA-7, ABS-CBN, BEAM TV et al) in my area?

  2. Emma
    November 18, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    I hear great things about this antenna, and certainly is unobtrusive, however i picked up 0 additional stations with it than with just the tv alone. Clearly is not just distance (I'm < 30 miles from all major stations in SFBay) but I'm guessing it's very dependent on LOS

  3. Jim
    January 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I have been using a xxx powered antenna to get signals from transmitters located at 10,000 feet and about 30 miles away line of sight. Most come in of, but some break up digitally at times. Being an indoor antenna hanging in my window, I am at a loss as to improving it, short of a new external antenna or finding a way to protect this one & locate it outside.
    Do you think the leaf might work better or have similar issues?
    I also just bought a Roku2 XS and put it on my cable internet. What a great way to save money. One month on cable tv is more than I paid for free movies on the Roku. The $8 for Netflix is way cheaper than my video rental bill per month.
    So getting local stations and news off air is what I want to improve.

  4. Ayan Panja
    November 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Does this work well in India?

  5. Steve Joy
    September 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Thanks for the link for fcc.gov for finding US broadcast stations. I've been off air and streaming only for years and actually prefer tvfool.com. It provides more information on station broadcast locations and relative signal strengths, including compass direction to the transmitter and related stations and land features that can impact reception. It can also help one determine "how much" antenna is required based on local conditions/distance. Here in the SF Bay area, I get over 70 channels off-air with a large rooftop antenna pointed halfway between my two nearest transmitter sites.

  6. achyut reddy
    September 6, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    hope i win

  7. Yang Yang Li
    September 6, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Wireless broadcasts in HD stream at 19.3 Mb/s. Unless the Leaf has USB 3.0, there is no way it can stream HD to a computer without lag.
    Despite not being able to achieve true HD, a USB TV tuner for the computer is nice.

    • Justin Pot
      September 6, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      It's not a TV tuner: it's an antenna. The USB is only on the Leaf Pro, and it's only used as a power source.

  8. Eric
    September 6, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Really cool!!

  9. Dee Wheat
    September 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I checked the channel list for my area, and unfortunately it doesn't have any of the channels I typically have on in the background while I'm doing something else. ;) I didn't really expect it to, since none are local, but hey, an old woman can dream, can't she?

    I wish it did, because it could save me a ton of money.....but the local networks here aren't good for much more than news and weather, so I guess I'll be paying for cable for the duration.

    • Justin Pot
      September 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      There's no way around it: if you want cable channels you have to pay. Or pirate, but we're not getting into that today...

      Anyway, thanks for stopping by.

  10. Ellen Odza
    September 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    oooh.... just what I need - more ways to NOT work at my computer. Mine please! :-)

    • Justin Pot
      September 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      It's designed for a TV, and won't work on your computer without a TV tuner. Just so you know. :)

  11. Ram Chandra Giri
    September 6, 2012 at 3:38 am

    good giveaway

  12. Kevin Fegan
    September 6, 2012 at 2:10 am

    My computer has a tuner and this antenna would be a great accessory to have for watching on-air TV.

  13. Corina Carrasco
    September 5, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    This is what I have been looking for. I live up against the mountains between Portland, Oregon and Mt. Hood and our TV reception is really crappy. DirectTV is in the middle of disputes with local providers so for half the day, DirectTV is black. It's so frustrating to not be able to watch the news because they can't get their act together. I can stream everything else I am interested in watching but not the local news. So this would be perfect. I will definitely be checking it out on amazon, maybe I can put it on my xmas wish list. Thanks for the review of what seems to be a wonderful product!

    • Justin Pot
      September 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      Be sure to enter the contest! You might not need to add it to any list...

  14. Jeffrey S
    September 4, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I'm in !!!
    Good luck to all !!!

  15. Rohitmittal3003
    September 4, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Will it work all over the world

    • Justin Pot
      September 4, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      Depends on the broadcast standards in your country, but it should work in most places.

  16. disruptive_t3ch
    September 4, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    The Mohu may work fine but I find it kind of an eye sore. Right now I use the NV20 Pro indoor antenna & get about 15 channels in including both US & Canadian broadcasts - I'm based out of Toronto, ON

  17. Mishaal
    September 4, 2012 at 10:02 am

    i need one......

  18. Kathy McClean
    September 4, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Thank you for all competitions!

  19. Jeff Hamilton
    September 3, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I have been waiting for a better, more reliable DTV TV antenna. This sounds like it!

  20. Rick Davis
    September 3, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    it would be great if i could get more than 4 chanels

  21. D. G.
    September 3, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Comment removed.

    • Justin Pot
      September 4, 2012 at 11:26 pm

      We really want everyone to be able to enter. Jackson, the giveaways editor, will be around to help you soon.

    • Jackson Chung
      September 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      D.G. There's no need to use that language here. If the form isn't recognising your code, that means you don't have it right. Be patient and try again. We understand that it might seem a little tricky. Here's a hint: there's only one number in the code and that's 3. The rest are alphabets.

  22. Mirza
    September 3, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Sounds a nice experience to enter into this contest/hope i am lucky :0

  23. Ron
    September 3, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Nice giveaway. Hope I win.

  24. dvorah sorell
    September 3, 2012 at 8:17 am

    The code listed in my email is 13af. I ALSO checked on facebook...and it lists the same code. Unfortunately, it keeps getting rejected by YOU, so I can't enter the giveaway because I can't access the form using the code sent to me by MUO.

    • Justin Pot
      September 4, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      Jackson, the giveaways editor, will help you as soon as he sees this. I'm terribly sorry for your frustration.

    • Jackson Chung
      September 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      It's not a number 1. It's actually the letter L. Try it again, please.

  25. Mani Ahmed
    September 3, 2012 at 5:19 am

    we never got this device or the likes in our country even though 60% of the country still uses normal antenna's i am not sure if this would help in the case but an interesting read none the less.

  26. john wheelock
    September 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    send me the antenna

    • Justin Pot
      September 4, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      You have to win the contest first!

  27. RonD
    September 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    would like to win. How does it compare to an antennas direct db4e?

  28. Doug Hayes
    September 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    sounds interesting, I would like to try it.

  29. Nguyen Tran
    September 2, 2012 at 7:39 am

    It's so great!

  30. Ron
    September 2, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Nice giveaway. Thanks for the contest.

  31. Shirl S
    September 2, 2012 at 2:59 am

    I would love to have one of th ese. We need to get rid of cable to save money. Haven't found more than a little part time work for years. What a blessing it would be to be able to have access to tv without paying those ridiculous cable bills!

    • Justin Pot
      September 4, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      Even if you don't win you should buy an antenna: it's cheaper than cable by far.

  32. Dan Jacobsen
    September 2, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Tried to enter your giveaway for the Leaf antenna using the code in your Email and I keep getting an invalid code message. Is this a con?

    • Jackson Chung
      September 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      Did you get the confirmation email?

      • Dan Jacobsen
        September 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm

        I couldn't even get to enter. The code was invalid. I did not receive any other Email other than the original offer.

      • Dan Jacobsen
        September 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm

        Jackson-Thank you. I tried the copy and paste you suggested to another post, and it worked fine. I should have thought of that myself. I don't feel so smart now.

        • Jackson Chung
          September 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm

          It happens, no worries. Good luck!

  33. raymond mcnatt
    September 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Help with ditching cable is a ggod thing

  34. Shahzad Billimoria
    September 1, 2012 at 4:33 pm


  35. Anatoly
    September 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    thanks for the giveaway!

  36. ashok
    September 1, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    how do i win the giveaway . tell me the process.

    • Justin Pot
      September 1, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      The instructions above are meant to be clear. Is there something specific that you don't understand?

  37. Dmitriy Sukhanov
    September 1, 2012 at 11:23 am

    thanx for the chance!

  38. Va Du
    September 1, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Very skeptical about the claims of another indoor antenna. I have tried a couple and it just doesn't work well unless you love the idea of streaming channels with bad internet connection which is what it felt like. Had to buy a larger outdoor one and it works so much better. Maybe tech had changed the last couple of years so bring it on.

    • James Bruce
      September 1, 2012 at 7:29 am

      Large outdoor ones will *always* be better.

      • Justin Pot
        September 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm

        Yep, no way around that. Maybe we'll give away an outdoor one sometime soon...

    • Al Howe
      September 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      Certain areas will always be better suited for outdoor-mounted antennas, especially for those who live 60+ miles from the broadcasting towers. If you live within about 40-45 miles of the towers in your area, the Mohu Leaf plus should pull in most, if not all of stations that are available.

  39. Thomas Stachelski
    September 1, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Another great giveaway. Thx..........

  40. danny edler
    September 1, 2012 at 2:27 am

    I hope I win!

  41. Carolyn
    September 1, 2012 at 2:13 am

    I am entered and i shared on facebook and tweeted this giveaway as @CarolynRBarnett

  42. fvangroll
    September 1, 2012 at 12:15 am

    will work in sydney australia??

  43. Nightshadow
    September 1, 2012 at 12:14 am

    I live in an area with poor reception. I can certainly use this...it would be great to win it.

  44. Frank Klett
    August 31, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I am anxious to try the Leaf...not sure if I need the Plus or not....I am about 35 miles from NYC.

    • Justin Pot
      September 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      Don't know the area well, but my guess is you'd be fine. I'm 30 minutes from Denver.

  45. Bud
    August 31, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    No Big Deal, when the US went over to HDTV back in January of 2010 I believe, citizens were notified to purchase the converter and purchase a good antenna. Mine is an RCA model made in China, of course, and is identical in size and shape to this one, except all one color. Upwards of a $150.00 bucks? Sounds like a "snake oil" salesman to me!!! Anyone that stupid to pay that price should be fleeced........!!! Purchased mine for under 50/60 bucks and also have some 22-29 extra channels, too!

  46. Elton Woo
    August 31, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    There are trees just in front of where I live. I wonder how effective this would be? I don't have cable and it would be really nice if I won this.

    • Justin Pot
      September 2, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      I don't think trees would be a problem. The real issue is whether you're close to the broadcasting towers.

  47. Richard Borkovec
    August 31, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    This is sweet! I've always wanted one of these. Entered in!

  48. Heidi Smith
    August 31, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Has anyone tried this in the Seattle/tacoma area?

  49. Petey Pabler
    August 31, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    My mom needs one of these...they don't even offer satellite to her in the BFE she lives in!

  50. Stephen Lambert
    August 31, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Right now I user 2 tin cans split in half... it works!!!
    However, it is ugly as sin.

  51. Gena
    August 31, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I have heard about these and I hope I am one of the lucky ones to win one!

  52. tarzan2001
    August 31, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    OMG, I could totally use something like this in my house! We don't have cable, and the air channels come so inconsistently it's not even funny! The strangest thing is that upstairs Channel 4 comes through just fine, but downstairs it can't even get picked up at all--not even a bad, fuzzy picture or anything! I wouldn't think a 10 ft height distance would make such a difference, but it does apparently. We even bought a long extension cable thing and took the antenna outside to test for better reception, but to no avail! Do you think it could be something wrong with the TV itself? Strange...Anyway, I would love to have one of these antennas to at least get better reception for the rest of the channels! :D

    • Al Howe
      September 4, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      Do you happen to know whether or not you're using a digital-ready TV downstairs? Are you able to pull in any stations on the downstairs TV at all?

  53. Dora Harrison
    August 31, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    would love to give this a try

  54. jeff gerke
    August 31, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    i need one of these
    very cool

  55. Nezlo
    August 31, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Nice, and yes I did go without cable at certain points in my earlier days(Making myself sound really old here lol), so I definitely know the feeling very well.
    Anyways, not entering, just wanted to wish everyone good luck!

  56. Susan Stead
    August 31, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    My nephew could really use this.

  57. Leland Whitlock
    August 31, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I live about 7 miles from the nearest bi city and I think something like this would beat the antenna I am using now. It actually might pull in a few more channels that I can now which would be a big plus...

  58. venkatp16
    August 31, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    crazy technology... good one. I'm in india and so eventhough i win it, it is mere useless for me... :) wish others all the best.

  59. Anthony Butka
    August 31, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I already have one TV using an indoor antenna in the hills of Los
    Angeles. 63 stations! (of course you need to know some foreign languages to use them all.. Good post

  60. Jack
    August 31, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Here's my tweet: https://twitter.com/jkitc/status/241579166447833088

  61. W.L. Yates
    August 31, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I live in the simi flat land area of Arkansas so it should work well here. Would be excited to win one

    • Justin Pot
      August 31, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      Best of luck to you!

  62. Bob
    August 31, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Well, when I first tried (in 2 browsers) to access the giveaway, I got a '502 invalid gateway' error. I came back later and was able to successfully click on the link. However, entering the code "13af" in the giveaway code box earned me the message that the code was invalid. Unsure if the first character in the code was alpha or numeric I tried it with a one and with an "I" to the same avail. Guess I won't be entering this one!

    • Jackson Chung
      September 1, 2012 at 10:38 am

      Hey Bob, where did you get the code from? I'd suggest just copying and pasting the code in.

      • Bob
        September 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm

        Thanks. That worked. Never had that kind of problem before on Makeuseof.

  63. Brad
    August 31, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    This would be a great backup to cable!

  64. John Bell
    August 31, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    These are definitely the best antennas for the price. Unless you want to mount an antenna mast on your house get either one of these!

    • Al Howe
      September 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      The best part is, the Mohu Leaf is easily mounted behind a picture frame or a poster. You can have this antenna completely out of plain sight and it will still outperform rabbit ears. Amazing.

  65. Kylee Kanavas
    August 31, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Am i allowed to enter, with the code i recieved in the email, by sharing or liking, and by using points or just one of the three?

    • Justin Pot
      August 31, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      As many as you want! The more things you do the more entries you'll have.

  66. AP
    August 31, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Goodone for people living in remote areas.

  67. Michelle Bynoe
    August 31, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I need this antenna, tired of being screwed by these cable tv providers up here in Alberta!

    • Justin Pot
      August 31, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      When I lived in Peace River there were only two over-the-air channels available. Not sure how different it is in the cities, but be mindful.

      Happily CTV broadcast The Daily Show and CBC had HNIC, so I basically got everything I wanted from my TV.

  68. alro
    August 31, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    love to have this.

  69. Irene
    August 31, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Good Luck to everyone. Hope I win one this sounds great to have.

  70. Joe
    August 31, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I'd really love to try one of these. I'm suspicious about a lot of these "HDTV" antennas, as I think quite a few are just gimmicks. I tried two different ones that cost over $50, that didn't work as well as my cheap old rabbit ears.

    I'd love to try a leaf, because it would look so much better.

    • Justin Pot
      August 31, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      This looks better and works really well, better than my cheap old rabbit ears. But of course your mileage may vary.

    • Al Howe
      September 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      Justin is absolutely right. If you live within about 45-50 miles of the broadcasting towers, the Leaf Plus should be able to pull in whatever stations are available in your area.

  71. anthonymonori
    August 31, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    It even looks good. Gimme!:D

  72. Andrei Anikin
    August 31, 2012 at 8:49 am

    oh, god! I need this sucker! thanks for the giveaway!

  73. fritz Richard
    August 31, 2012 at 2:09 am

    not applicable in the philippines according to your link in wikipedia :(

  74. Mila Kun
    August 31, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Not sure if it will work in my country...

  75. Austin Beatty
    August 31, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Yeah cable is obselete....unless your a sports fan. Good luck accessing any ESPN content, as well as NBCSN, CBSSN, all the FSN and CSN regional nets, NFL net, NBA tv, MLB net, Big 10 net, Pac 12 nets, etc. without cable. Heck, with the mess that is cable and sattelite contracts between the networks and the providers, you'd be lucky to get all you want even with the subscription.

    • Justin Pot
      August 31, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      Yeah, sports is the main reason to keep cable. I'm not sure it's possible for me to get the games I want, though, so I've never bothered.

  76. Brian
    August 30, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I don't see where you rated the actual picture quality you got. I know earlier in the piece you said it's great, but did you actually get a great picture? I've been flirting with and over the air HD antenna for a while but I'm still skeptical.

    • Justin Pot
      August 30, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      With HD it's all or nothing: you either get a great picture or basically nothing at all. I get a great picture.

      • James Bruce
        September 1, 2012 at 7:28 am

        Heh, that's not true. If you get bad reception, you can have picture freezing, audio missing, lots of strange artifacts - HD or otherwise. The fact you didn't means you got a good reception though!

    • Cary
      August 31, 2012 at 12:52 am

      For the channels you can get, your picture quality with this will actually be BETTER than with cable, typically. This is the same signal your cable company gets, in fact, but most cable companies "compress" the signal so the lose some quality as a result.

      Yes, the cable company just picks up your local channels using an antenna and "repackages" them... no value-added. Similarly, they get their NATIONAL feeds off of satellite signals... same thing.

      • Brian
        August 31, 2012 at 12:55 am

        That's awesome! I've heard that before. I never thought of it as the cable companies compressing the signal. Makes sense now. Thanks!

      • Al Howe
        September 4, 2012 at 1:28 pm

        This is 100% true. You really have to see it to believe it, an over the air TV picture is simply unmatched in terms of overall picture quality.

  77. Rigoberto Garcia
    August 30, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Great. I need one. Thanks...

  78. gary
    August 30, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    im not on any of them things! so i guess im outta luck

    • James Bruce
      September 1, 2012 at 7:26 am


  79. Erlis Dhima
    August 30, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Does this work on a PC or laptop??
    Or it's needed a tv tuner to work?

    Is this giveaway available for me, who lives in the south-east of europe?

    • Justin Pot
      August 30, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      To use this with a computer you'll need a TV tuner; the Mohu is only an antenna.

      I'm not sure where the giveaway is and isn't happening; Jackson, who runs the giveaways, will let you know. I'll send this to him to make sure of that.

      • Silviu Despa
        August 31, 2012 at 9:26 pm

        I am also interested in knowing if us europeans can participate/ win. I am from Romania. As far as the rules for giveaways go I read them and I haven't found anything regarding this matter.
        Please let me know when you have an answer! Thank you!

        • James Bruce
          September 1, 2012 at 7:25 am

          There's regional restriction, but it's up to you to figure out if the device will work or not.

      • Erlis Dhima
        September 2, 2012 at 2:36 am

        Thanks! ^^

  80. Nart Barileva
    August 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    would there be many channels in Canada??

    • Justin Pot
      August 30, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      You should be able to get the networks, such as CBC and CTV. Depending on where in Canada you are Global, City TV are also possibilities.

      If you're near the USA you might get some American channels as well – growing up I got ABC, NBC, CBS Fox and PBS because of my family's proximity to Buffalo.

  81. Kao Vang
    August 30, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I wanted to buy one of these but it was a little expensive at the time.

  82. amcfarla
    August 30, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I live in Northglenn, CO (pretty close to you) and after getting the Mohu Leaf, I was able to pick up every channel with the antenna(took a little bit to get the exact location for the antenna to get all the local channels). I have not been able to find another antenna that I can pick up all the channels without having to point it in another direction, and the Mohu leaf one doesn't need moved to pick them up, so I would highly recommend this antenna.

  83. phil
    August 30, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    These are great antenna's, I would love to have one, and the plus is just what I need.

    • Justin Pot
      August 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Good luck!

    • Muz Rileks
      September 3, 2012 at 2:55 am

      I hope the same dude, XD

      Good luck for you...

  84. Dylan
    August 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Does this work well in all countries?

    • Justin Pot
      August 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      It should work anywhere DTV is the standard. Someone from Mohu might correct me, but I think the countries listed here should all be supported:


      Note that this is intended primarily for urban users. Ruralites far from broadcasters are probably better off with something outside.

      • James Bruce
        September 1, 2012 at 7:25 am

        Something tells me this wont work in the UK. I have an Elgato DVB-T hybrid USB thingy, and that doesn't work with a regular arial because of some weird technical reason.

      • Al Howe
        September 4, 2012 at 1:19 pm

        Believe it or not Justin, the Mohu Leaf will work for both digital (DTV) and analog stations that are still being broadcast, assuming that the stations are UHF. The most important factor of determining whether the antenna will work or not is to find out what frequencies the antenna is designed for. The Mohu Leaf and Leaf Plus are both designed for UHF frequencies, which consists of roughly 90% of the TV stations being broadcast today. As a general rule of thumb, any channels that are listed as 13 or higher are considered UHF stations and should work with the Mohu Leaf.

    • jpgwapo
      August 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm