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Here is the HD Antenna you must buy if you want to cut out cable

March 31, 2012

We’ve just taken a major step in our effort to “cut the cord” from cable and stop paying so much money for essentially nothing worth watching. Yesterday, the HD Antenna I ordered arrived. I’d anticipated that I would write a decent length post about hooking it up and using it for the first time, but the damn thing is SO easy to use that there really isn’t much else to say.

I opted for The Leaf HDTV Indoor Antenna by a company called Mohu because it’s gotten rave reviews and is very reasonably priced, and it’s lived up to every one of my expectations. I got it for under $40, it’s very easy to set up, and the quality of the picture is absolutely fantastic. I don’t think I could have gotten a better value.

The Leaf is about the size of a standard piece of paper, plugs in to any digital signal ready TV, and hangs on the wall with two pieces of sticky backed velcro that come in the box. Setting it up took about 10 minutes – including the time it takes to find the best place to hang it to to get the best quality signal for every available over the air channel. In my case that’s about 20 channels – all the major networks plus PBS, and also a bunch of secondary networks like the CW. To be honest, it’s more than I expected.

I know this sounds like some kind of crazy sponsored post because it’s such a glowing review, but I assure you it’s not. The Mohu Leaf just works – perfectly. I’m currently watching the Kentucky vs. Louisville Final Four game, and if you walked in to the room right now you’d assume I was watching a cable or satellite provided HD signal, but I’m not. In fact, I hope to never do so again.

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