As I explained in my guide to choosing the best TV antenna, no single antenna will suit everyone. Which choice is the best can vary based on your location. One variable that is especially problematic when selecting an indoor antenna is having channels in the VHF band. There aren’t many indoor antennas that handle UHF and VHF channels well. That was the case until I tested the Mohu Glide.
Mohu Leaf Glide Review
In order to understand why the Mohu Leaf Glide is my new favorite indoor antenna, we need a bit of background on antenna reception. The majority of TV channels in the U.S. are in the UHF band. However, there are usually one or two that are in the VHF band. Unfortunately, these channels tend to be a major broadcast network like ABC, NBC, CBS, or FOX.
A VHF station is one where the Real channel is 13 and below. UHF are channels 14 and above. I cover this topic in more detail in my guide to TV antennas. However, for purposes of this article, you just need to know that few antennas on the market do a decent job of receiving channels in the VHF band.
However, the Mohu Leaf glide excels at picking up channels in the VHF band. It also boasts better range when it comes to receiving UHF channels. It is a definite upgrade in all regards over the standard Mohu Leaf. It looks similar in style, but it’s a bit longer measuring in at 21.5 inches long.
It’s available for purchase on Mohu’s website. It retails at $89.99, but get 25% off by entering the promo code “super25” at checkout.
Mohu Leaf Glide Performance
To get an idea of how the Mohu Leaf Glide performs, take a look at my TVFool.com signal report below. If this is your first experience with a signal report, don’t worry. All you need to know is the green area is generally something an indoor antenna should receive.
My standard Mohu Leaf holds its own and can pull all the green and even PBS 67 which real channel is 29. However, I occasionally have trouble receiving channel 11 with the standard Mohu Leaf. This usually happens in bad weather.
This is not the case with the Mohu Leaf Glide. Not only can I pull all the UHF channels up until WTTG 5 (it’s UHF because the real channel is 36,) but I have absolutely no trouble with the VHF channels 11 and 13. I can even receive WJLA 7 which is a VHF channel nearly 30 miles away. This completely shocked me. Not only is the Mohu Leaf Glide better than the standard Mohu Leaf, it’s easily the best indoor antenna I have tested this far.
Mohu Leaf Glide Specifications
The Mohu Leaf Glide measures in at 21.5″ x 11.5″ and includes the following:
- Jolt TV amplifier that filters out FM and cellular signal interference
- 16 feet of coaxial cable
- Paper-thin and reversible Leaf Glide Antenna (black on one side and white on the other)
- Push pins and hook & loop tabs included for easy installation
Installation is easy just follow the steps below
- Attach the Leaf Glide in a location that gets’s good TV reception.
- Connect the Jolt TV amplifier to the TV per the included instructions.
- Use the included coaxial cable to connect the Mohu Leaf Glide to the Jolt TV amplifier
- Turn on your TV and scan for channels
If you are looking for an indoor antenna it’s going to be hard to find one better than the Mohu Leaf Glide. It works great on channels in both the VHF and UHF band. It easily earns 5 out of 5 stars.
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