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Philips Passive Indoor Antenna (SDV1125T)

  • Model #: SDV1125T
  • Web Code: 10171764
4.0
(75 ratings)
$19.99

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Overview

This easy to install Philips passive antenna has been designed to provide good reception of digital broadcasts, including over the air HDTV. VHF/FM dipoles allow for expanded reception, and a 12 position UHF/VHF fine tuning control lets you get the best reception for each frequency. Construction is environmentally friendly and PVC / BFR free.

More Information

  • 12 adjustable VHF/UHF tuning positions
  • Enhance digital reception including HDTV signals
  • VHF/FM dipoles for expanded reception
  • Constructed PVC and BFR free

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

4.0 / 5
Based on 75 ratings,61 Reviews
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  • 5 Stars
    45
  • 4 Stars
    13
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Star
    11

Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 81%

52 Reviews

Critical 18%

9 Reviews

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  • from Toronto
  • Jul 19, 2015
5.0

Thrilled

Just bought this today. Plugged it in, scanned and already found 19 stations. I'm on the third floor of a condo facing east toward cn tower. I hope to get more stations once I play around with the settings, but if not, I'm impressed regardless. I think 19 is pretty good. I highly recommend it.

  • from Mississauga, ON
  • Jul 09, 2015
4.0

Recommended buy!

Saw this on sale and picked it up pretty much on a whim. We're not big TV watchers but have a few proffered shows on a couple of the major networks. Extremely pleased to be receiving 16 channels that include Global, City, CTV, CBC, PBS, and CW. This is coming from indoors on the second level, facing SSW, surrounded by taller buildings. Worth it for such a cheap price!

  • from Mississauga
  • Jun 21, 2015
5.0

Great!

Purchased this antenna on a whim for our 2nd TV in the bedroom. We get 25-30 channels on it, with better picture than cable. We now use it on our living too tv too with a splitter. Same HD channels, with Dolby 5.1 surround sound!

  • from Coquitlam, BC
  • Jun 03, 2015
1.0

only works outdoor

I have to open my balcony door and bring this think outside on top of a box, otherwise it doesnt work inside...peace of garbage

  • from Markham, ON
  • May 29, 2015
5.0

Very good antenna

It is very good on my Sony TV (read 9 channels), while it is not good for my Dynex TV (cannot read any channel). I think the quality of the TV tuner in the TV makes a big difference. That's the reason that some people has bad reception with this product.

  • from Aurora
  • May 26, 2015
1.0

Disappointing! ! !

This product could probably work in core downtown areas but in the suburbs its just a paper weight. So much so that even the sales rep advised me against getting this product.

  • from Oakville, ON
  • May 20, 2015
5.0

No complaints about this TV Antenna

Just plugged it in and ran a TV antenna scan from the menu within my TV. The TV is located in my basement. It picked up 7 local channels from Oakville with crystal clear reception. I did not even have to make adjustments. At this price I bought another one for a second TV on the main floor. Between the 7 local channels and Netflix all of my TV needs are covered. I discontinued cable TV service several months ago and was still able to receive a handful of channels through the cable. When the cable company upgraded my modem for internet I lost all but two of the stations. Looks like I got them back with this antenna. 95 % of my TV watching is through Netflix in any event and I really am enjoying the savings.

  • from Welland, ON
  • Apr 25, 2015
5.0

Great antenna and price

I bought the [price] RCA amplified antenna and all I could get were 4-7 channels. I took it back and bought this little Phillips antenna for [price] and now get 16 channels, but I am still not able to get CBC in Welland for some reason.

  • from Calgary, AB
  • Apr 13, 2015
5.0

6 out of 7

Excellent reception of 6 Calgary digital channels, every one except the french channel. More expensive active antennas were up to 4 channels max. I live on a hill in SW. Well engineered piece of plastic and metal from Philips.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Apr 12, 2015
5.0

Great!

I live in a condo in Toronto, this little $20 thing picked up like 20-30 channels and many are HD with Dolby Digital playback .. this is a great buy!, time to cut cable.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Mar 30, 2015
5.0

Best $...ever spent, well worth it!!!

Initially was planning to buy the higher model, but they were out of stock. The sale person suggested to give this one try and I'm glad I did. I had to playing around with the position of the antenna and re-scan a few times, eventually I are able to get all the local GTA channels and CHCH (Hamilton) as well. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to get the local FTA channels, but if you are expecting to get the US FTA channels then try something else.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Mar 26, 2015
5.0

Best $[...] ever spent, well worth it!!!

Initially was planning to buy the higher model, but they were out of stock. The sale person suggested to give this one try and I'm glad I did. I had to playing around with the position of the antenna and re-scan a few times, eventually I are able to get all the local GTA channels and CHCH (Hamilton) as well. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to get the local FTA channels, but if you are expecting to get the US FTA channels then try something else.

  • from Bolton, ON
  • Feb 25, 2015
5.0

Great Antenna LOVE IT!

I am waaaay out in Bolton and was skeptical as to how many, if any, channels I could get out here. From absolutely nothing to plugging it in I get the local channels and news, it works great! A handful of channels beats nothing so I am ecstatic, The fine tune knob also allows some harder to come in channels work. I spread the antenna fully extended and apart it in an open area in front of a large window then I rescanned to add even a few more channels. Then I put it back so it is not visible. If I ever need those channels, I simply move the unit and put it back after watching. And its digital clear quality which is way cool!

  • from Vancouver BC
  • Feb 20, 2015
3.0

didn't work well for basement suite

return next day. i live on first floor of apartment building, east vancouver, buildings and trees all around me. so i cant say it is a bad product. return unit and bought the rca flat for ...., was better but return next day also. i am using "home made tv antenna open source". basically, i...used copper wires.... and am getting 2 to 3 channels now. sounds funny but it actually is better in some respect. it doesnt look nice though but it works.... today, i order ...clearstream from thecource. didnt know bestbuy had them or else i would consider buying from them too, thesource has 30 days return policy. hope this works better, 4 to 6 channels, solid everytime is what am looking for. not dreaming of seattle or some far away station...lol... if this clearstream doesnt work, i will try channel master 4221HD....

  • from Brampton
  • Feb 13, 2015
5.0

**** Cable

Got rid of cable. Tried this little antenna. Very inexpensive [...]. I live in Brampton on 24th floor facing CN Tower. I get lots of channels. Chrystal clear. Very happy with this. Actually the picture quality is twice as good as cable. Very clear. Easy to hook up. Would recommend this antenna. Works for me.

  • from canada
  • Feb 08, 2015
4.0

Philips Passive Indoor Antenna (SDV1125T)

works better than any indoor antenna for over the air digital channels.. works best with a powered amplified plug in booster...

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Dec 06, 2014
4.0

Great buy

Cancelled cable and now using this antenna. Simple to hook up and I'm getting 10 channels (live on to floor of a condo right downtown T.O). The picture is crisp and clear - definitely a great buy for the price.

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Nov 06, 2014
5.0

Supasses my expectations

I live in Ottawa in apt building on 9th floor facing West (overlooking the city with clear line of site South-West, West & North-West). Put antenna in window with rabbit ears fully extended straight up. I get 15 channels clear as you can get and comparable with cable HDTV. Here is the list of networks: Network list: - CBC - Global (1080i) - Global (480i) - Radio Canada (french) - CHCH Hamilton - CTV - OMNI 2 - TVO - CIVO (french) - Canal V (french) - TVA (french) - CTS - CTV2 - OMNI 1 - City TV Only network missing is PBS.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Oct 03, 2014
5.0

Solid little unit

I picked this up after cancelling my cable recently, and for the size and money it's great value. I live in a condo and wasn't interested in mounting an antenna on my balcony. This unit picks up 11 channels with the rabbit ears collapsed and tucked behind my TV. On occasion I'll pull it out, extend the rabbit ears and do some fine tuning, but for the most part that's not needed. I was hoping to pick up some US channels for a wider variety of NFL games, but I haven't figure that out yet. That said, I can get the Thursday night game, and the 1:00 and 4:00 games broadcast on CTV.

  • from Whitby
  • Aug 30, 2014
5.0

Phillips Passive Indoor Antenna

Awesome product so worth the $[...]. So easy just plug into TV and search for channels got 21 right away and this was during thunderstorm. Was talked into buying the $39.99 Phillips (next model up) first was told would be stronger and better picture but it wasn't only got 9 channels. I was also told that if my TV was more than two years old it likely wouldn't work without buying a $80.00 component so stick with cheaper model.

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Aug 29, 2014
5.0

Goodbye cable!

Able to pull in 15 channels with little to no adjustment, extremely happy with the purchase.

  • from Calgary, AB
  • Aug 25, 2014
5.0

Excellent

Excellent antenna, its inexpensive and very easy to install just plug it in! I can get CTV, CBC and Global with this which is excellent since I only watch CTV anyway. No more cable bills!

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Aug 20, 2014
4.0

Good bang for the buck

Bought this yesterday. Took seconds to set up. Did a quick channel scan on my 3-4 year old Dynex flat screen TV and within a minute I was getting about 8 HD channels such as CBC, Global, City TV, CTV, TVO, CFMT, CTS and a few from the US like CBS, Bounce, WUTV. I put this antenna as close to my condo window as possible and used the little dial on it to fine tune these channels. Worked better than I expected!

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • May 15, 2014
4.0

Great video and audio

Crystal clear pictures and sounds. Super easy set up, no electrical plugs. Great price, but got only five channels: CTV, CBC, Global, Citi TV and Omni. Still quite happy about it.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • May 10, 2014
5.0

Try different places in front of window

Great value. I have tried 2 other Antennas both more expensive and this antenna is better and equal to others [more expensive]. Key is to have antenna in front of a window and find where along the window works best ...if needed attach the antenna to a cable wire so that the antenna can reach ideal place on window sill. Key is location ...buy extra cable to reach ideal place at window ... it can add 5-10 extra channels by placing in ideal window location !!!

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Apr 18, 2014
5.0

Great quality picture

I get about 10 channels with this and the quality is incredible

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Mar 27, 2014
5.0

good product

living around college park in downtown toronto. got this in bestbuy and set up was easy, after searching i have around 19 channel and most of them are HD. pretty satisfied with this product especially for its price.

  • from East Hamilton, ON
  • Mar 27, 2014
2.0

Ok

I have had this antenna for a little over a week. I get 2 channels (CHCH HD, and CTS HD). I have no cable so I think this is an inexpensive way to get a little bit of TV. My windows face south. I gave it to a friend who's windows face east and she gets 3 channels (CHCH, CTV Two and CTS). I have just upgraded to RCA amplified antenna and now I get all 3 as well.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Mar 17, 2014
1.0

not working in northern part of Richmond Hill, ON

not receiving any channel...

  • from Richmond Hill, ON
  • Mar 08, 2014
1.0

No channel received in north Richmond Hill

maybe I am too far away from tower, returned it next day...

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Feb 11, 2014
4.0

Sure Beats Paying For Cable!

I recently bought a Smart TV that has a ton of bells and whistles. Cable costs went up AGAIN - so I thought I'd travel back in time and try the ol' rabbit ear antenna. I am SO glad I did. I receive 18 channels. PBS is very dependent on atmospheric conditions, so it drops out once in a great while - but I ain't complainin'! And you can't beat the price. Good-bye Cable Pirates!

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Feb 09, 2014
4.0

Works great

Plugged it in and picked up about 10 channels

  • from Mississauga, ON
  • Feb 08, 2014
5.0

Amazing Product

I live on 22nd floor and I am receiving 23 Channels. I am glad that I purchased this product.

  • from Milton, ON
  • Jan 19, 2014
4.0

Great Product!

Amazing product, using it for few weeks now and it's worth to buy it for 10 bucks.. Getting 9 channels including global, Omni but not sure why I am not getting CBC in English.. overall i don't regret it buying.

  • from Calgary, AB
  • Jan 09, 2014
5.0

Amazing Antenna!!

I tried 4 different Digital TV antennas. This Phillips SDV1125T prove me that PRICE is not related to QUALITY. This is the cheapest of the 4 antennas I tried, and is also the BEST OF THEM!.. Excellent crisp HD QUALITY, and also fast channel tunning (6 channels, Downtown Calgary, Main floor of a house). The SETUP couldn't be more simple. Amazing product and Amazing price

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Jan 08, 2014
5.0

good product

I got more than 6 Channels with this

  • from Mississauga, ON
  • Dec 31, 2013
1.0

Not a good antenna

Bought this antenna after reading the reviews. Very disappointed with this purchase. This antenna picks up hardly two or three channels and even those are not stable. You have to move it around a lot and play with it to stabilize the picture quality. I would not recommend anyone to buy this antenna. I bought another much more reliable and a bit more expensive antenna that was on sale at another store.

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Dec 28, 2013
4.0

pretty good

I live in a town house, lots of interference, set this antenna up with the tv in my basement and pick up 2 channels....I wasn't hopeful we'd get anything. definitely worth getting this inexpensive antenna if you're looking to cut the cable/satellite

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Dec 19, 2013
5.0

Cheap and fantastic

We live in a west-facing apartment building on the 15th floor in East York. 22 channels without even fidling all . Beats paying for cable tv.

  • from Toronto
  • Dec 03, 2013
5.0

Best product

Just bought this antenna.. Like its the first time m going for an antenna i live in scarborough on 11th floor and guess what i got 8 digital channels.. Such a great product for this price.. So excited and happy with the purchase.. If ur looking for some antenna so u shud def go for this!!

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Dec 02, 2013
5.0

Fantastic!

Great antenna for the price - I get 10 channels in east Toronto with no problem. Quick & easy setup.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Oct 19, 2013
4.0

Pretty good!

I was worried this would suck, because its so cheap. Boy, was I wrong. I live on the ground floor of a short condominium. My bedroom is partial underground, so I got 0 channels there. In my living room, I get 4 very clear channels, stunning, actually. CBC, CTV, TVO and some French channel. If I move the unit outside to my veranda, I get about 8 channels. I will buy an outdoor unit, and save this little guy for future use. I'm sure it will work awesome with less obstructions...

  • from Burlington, ON
  • Sep 30, 2013
4.0

Philips Passive Indoor Antenna

Just purchased one based on the positive reviews and the price point. My TV is in the garage and went from 8 channels to 16. Very impresive. A few stations I could do with out, but for the money it's a real winner.

  • from Downtown Toronto, ON
  • Aug 09, 2013
1.0

We are sad and very disappointed

After literally reading all the reviews (especially the person who also lives downtown toronto) my boyfriend and I decided to get this antenna because pretty much we only watch Global and CTV and didn't want to pay all that money for those two channels. We have plugged it in to all three tvs we have in our home and it doesn't pick up A SINGLE channel. Maybe someone can offer some advice but as of this moment we are going to return it. VERY VERY SAD! :(

  • from QC Gatineau
  • Jul 17, 2013
5.0

Feedback for the Philips indoor antenna

Great product, not as expensive as others, works great. at the moment it is next to the TV in the middle of the house giving me 7 channels, i tried to hang it on a windows i got 11 :) very clear picture. definitely 5+ star [...]

  • from London, ON
  • Jul 15, 2013
5.0

GREAT BUY!

Works as it should. I get 5 digital channels....CTV Two, CTS, OMNI 1, OMNI 2, TVO. I'm surprised I can't find a CBC station here in London.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Jun 22, 2013
5.0

Excellent performance (Downtown Toronto)

I live in a 15th floor and windows are facing west ( Yonge & College). This antenna works great. I was able to receive 9 HD + 1 SD channels. The signal gets lost only in two channels while walking near the TV but I solved this issue facing the antenna to the wall. The VHF/UHF fine tuning helps to improve reception on wick signals as well.

  • from Regina, SK
  • Jun 19, 2013
5.0

It's the cheapest... and the BEST!

I have tried 4 different indoor antennas to try to receive HDTV signals OTA in Regina. There are only 4 channels: CTV, CBC, Global, and French CBC. All other antennas, I could only get one or two of the channels. Usually CTV and CBC. This is the ONLY antenna (even out of all the expensive power boosted ones) that gets GLOBAL in my house. I recommend this antenna to potentially get the widest range of channels Over The Air, and in beautiful HD!

  • from Calgary, AB
  • May 25, 2013
1.0

You get what you pay for

I live in a highrise in the Connaught area, just SW of downtown Calgary and recently decided to try life without cable. I bought two different models of antenna, one a fancy, amplified job, plus this one which I thought I'd check out because of its high rating. Honestly, i cannot figure out why it gets such high customer ratings other than its dirt-cheap price. I was only able to get three of Calgary's 7 over-the-air TV stations, and every time I'd change the chanel I'd have to have to re-orient the antenna elements and/or adjust the wierd little tuning knob to try and get some kind of usable signal. Even on the strongest station, the sound kept dropping out and the picture would periodically freeze up or pixellate. You'd have to be pretty desparate for just ANY shred of a TV signal to consider this thing a workable solution, at least in a sprawling city like Calgary. The amplified omnidirectional antenna I bought from another store does a vastly superior job of pulling in signals and requires no adjustment whatsoever from one station to the next. By contrast, this thing is just a waste of good beer money!

  • from Mississauga, ON
  • May 12, 2013
5.0

Great antenna for the price!

I love this antenna. We get 16 channels in Mississauga and they are amazing quality. Sometimes get tiling but nothing that we can't resolve by adjusting it. The only channels that we don't get that I wish we did are Omni and CHCH. Otherwise, no complaints and you can't beat the price.