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Prelude to Cord Cutting? Unboxing My Mohu Glide HDTV Indoor Antenna

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I unboxed my Mohu Leaf Glide HDTV indoor antenna with a possible range up to 65 miles.  It may be possible for me to receive up to 30 channels in my area.  I first attached it to my HDTV in the basement and was able to receive 6 channels – which seemed pretty good given the below ground level location.  Later I tried it with my 1st floor HDTV and received 7 channels. At a future date I plan to set it up in my 2nd floor attic to check the channel reception at that higher elevation attached to a Silicon Dust HD Homerun. I need to figure out how to get power and an internet connection to my attic.





Mohu Leaf Glide HDTV Antenna, Indoor, Amplified, 65 Mile Range, Paper-thin, Reversible, Paintable, 4K-ready, with 16 foot detachable cable








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Nice John.  Welcome to the Cord Cutters Club! 


Can you not put the leaf up in the attic and run a coax down to where ever you will put the HD HomeRun? I personally have a large antenna in my attic and nothing but a coax running to my basement. If it needs power for an amp it usually it has a power injector that goes on the coax where ever is closer to a power outlet.  It's better to be closer to the antenna but it will still work on the complete other end of it.


I get the same amount of channels no matter if I have an amplifier on it or not. The coax doesn't have that much loss to it on short runs from floor to floor.  Just an idea.

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My preference would be to run a Coax to the basement and tie into everything down there -- still trying to figure things out and take my time -- my objective is to be ready to switch within 11 months when Spectrum jumps my rates .....  Gives me time to experiment 


I think i should get a lot more channels with the antenna in the attic because of the height and its above the AL siding so outside the Faraday cage.

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Did the house not have a run to the attic?  Most do.


Yes, you should get way more channels.  I would test with a TV and the antenna on a window if you can.  


Also, use a locator.  Do you know where the broadcast towers are?  https://www.antennasdirect.com/transmitter-locator.html


When I was in Wisconsin I could get 20+ at over 46 miles.  Antenna was a beast and outdoors but it's still possible.

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