I've got a Mohu Leaf--simple & effective. I get all of my local channels, which wasn't the case before I got the Leaf. Any more channels/stations from outside my area would just be duplication. The picture & sound are perfect 99% of the time, especially for the PBS channels, which are the only ones I really care about.
Mohu + Roku = all I need
At least, for 40 bucks, you didn't get hurt too bad. Apparently, in your location 'all you need' are TV stations under 20 miles from your antenna and in that case a tuned 10 cent coat hanger would have performed equally well.
Mohu Leaf claims 15 dbi gain - which is fresh, unfiltered, puree of hogwash. A leaf antenna has almost 0 gain. The amplifier might have 15 dbi gain, but I don't even know what that means. The antenna we were just talking about - http://www.amazon.com/AntennaCraft-10-E ... 58SZZDBQ8P
- is a VHF high band (ch 7-13) antenna with a real gain of 9dbi which is an enormous amount of gain for an antenna in those frequencies. That kind of gain can't be produced by a leaf antenna and that means Mohu is either misrepresenting the truth, or telling a flat out, bald faced lie.
A Mohu leaf won't do 7-13, in fact, 4 of these won't do 7-13 either - http://www.amazon.com/Antennas-Direct-9 ... 718E8E8K6B
- that's why the owner of that array above had to stack a pair of those 7-13 antennae under his UHF array. A thing of beauty.
You have done yourself a solid however, by putting up an antenna (no matter what it is) and receiving free Television that probably looks better than anything you could stream. You didn't have to erect an antenna array like the one pictured on the roof above, nor endure the visual assault my living room equipment and blue tape would inflict on a 'normal' human being - and that might have been worth the 40 bucks. In the end, you are to be commended. Hat tip to you.
This thread is dedicated to 'antennaheads' - those folks who are willing to go to extremes, in varying degrees, to get free TV. You are one of us. Welcome aboard. If we had met before you got your leaf we could have gotten you some plans for a home made antenna you could have built for pennies, a little more if you had to go out for blue tape.