Philips Passive Indoor Antenna (SDV1125T)

  • Model #: SDV1125T
  • Web Code: 10171764
$19.99

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
  • 55 kilometre TV antenna max range

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Application
    TV Antenna
  • Application
    TV Antenna
  • TV Antenna Type - Amplified
    No
  • TV Antenna Type - Indoor
    Yes
  • TV Antenna Type - Outdoor
    No
  • TV Antenna Max. Range
    55 km
  • Supported Reception
  • HDTV
    Yes
  • UHF
    Yes
  • FM/AM
    Yes
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

4.0 / 5
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Ratings in Detail

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    63
  • 4
    25
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    6
  • 2
    4
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 82%

94 Reviews

Critical 17%

20 Reviews

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  • from East Toronto, ON
4.0

Great for the price

East end Toronto, I pick up 25 channels minimum, ctv, cbc, cbc french, global,city, nbc abc, cbs, 2 pbs channels, ch.11 Hamilton, star tv Toronto, ctv 2 barrie, lots of the american channels,etc Very pleased and no more rogers or bell for tv.. This antenna works very well for me.


  • from Toronto
5.0

Great value for money

Can't go wrong for [price] bucks. Get 10 channels at my apartment in downtown Toronto and 18 out on Scarborough. Take some time to experiment and keep using the channel scan on your tv. Could maybe do better with another antenna, but this works well for watching news, hockey and network shows


  • from Toronto, ON
3.0

Good price, but very limited channel selection

North York Toronto. I am able to get a couple of channels, but its some tinkering is required. Some people suggested tinfoil to amplify the signal.


  • from Winnipeg, MB
4.0

Not bad for the price

I'm in downtown Winnipeg and can pick up a french cbc channel, cbc, and global in hd. Hoped to get ctv as well but I seem to be out of range. Easy setup, played around with tuning knob a bit to get a clear signal. Global glitches sometimes but CBC comes in clearly. I'd recommend if you're in a city and close to the towers. You can check tvfool.com to see what channels are in range of your address.


  • from Verdun, QC
4.0

works!

i live in verdun qc. my tvis approx 9 feet from south window. i hung it above tv on wall. i get global cbc and ctv in hd. its all i need. bye bye cable bill. the antennae are not even extended. i'd give it a 5 if it was just a bit more decorative.


  • from Montreal
5.0

Great product for Montreal downtown

Was able to receive five channels in HD: CTV,CBC,TVA,Radio Canada and City.


  • from Markham, ON
3.0

Only 3 channels received

I only received 3 channels when I set up this antenna. CBC, TVO, and one french channel. For the price you pay it's not bad but I would recommend spending a little more money and getting an antenna that has better range.


  • from Vancouver, BC
5.0

Works great.

Had to setup the TV for the antenna, which was tricky. But once that auto scanned for channels I got five right away, did it again and picked up the sixth. Sometimes you need to turn the knob to get all the channels, but that is so much better than moving the rabbit ears. May consider an analog tuner box with usb for recording favorite shows to an external hard drive or flash drives. True basic TV for free.


  • from Barrie, ON
5.0

No equal for indoor use

This antenna works just as good as a $500 high out door antenna in my house. Both antenna's in the house. Actually this antenna works better because the high gain had to be in the window to work, this thing works anywhere in the house.


  • from Gatineau, QC
5.0

Highly recommend

Highly recommend


  • from Calgary
4.0

Great antenna for the price

Get 5 channels all in HD that is as good if not better than cable. Can get a sixth channel if I play with it. Very happy with this as it provides all the channels I needs. Cut the Shaw bill in half as all I have now is Internet.


  • from Halifax, NS
5.0

Phillips Passive Indoor Antenna

Had a bit if of difficulty getting antenna to work SO I called the maker of my TV help line and a wonderful telephone person in Manilla walked me patiently thru the steps of settings ,etc , to properly connect the antenna and get tv to recognize it...works perfectly. Great buy as I only wanted it on little spare tv in spare room. Much cheaper than renting a " box" at $6.00 a month!


  • from Sarnia, ON
1.0

Can't even get it connected

Screwed it in but "no information". The most difficult task is always turning the thing on. Plus our smart tv has no options called Antenna. Plus we live in Sarnia, so maybe there is nobody even broadcasting a signal within the 20 mile limit for our URBAN antenna to pick up anyway!


  • from Cambridge, ON
3.0

Good enough

When I plugged the antenna directly to the tv I got, technically, 1 channel - Global in HD and SD. *But* when I connected the antenna to a coax cable by joining the two with a coax coupler I got 3 additional channels. The antenna is positioned in the east side near a window. The channels that come in are clear whether the "rabbit ears" are up or down and so goes with the middle panel; it doesn't make a difference I just keep them folded down and out of the way.


  • from Mississauga, ON
5.0

Great product

lots of free TV channels for a one time $20 bucks payment. This Antenna works like a charm.


  • from Ottawa Ontario
5.0

Well worth the $20

I am very pleased with the product. Very easy set up. I can get CBC, Global, CTV ,CTV Two, CityTV crystal clear. I tried to set it up on the opposite sides of the house. One side wasn't as good as the other side. It all depends where you are located. I looked at tvfool.com to see what channels are available in the area. Best money I've spent.


  • from Oshawa
5.0

great antenna

the quality of the tv picture from the antenna is better than cable.i put it by the southern window,and get 9 stations.


  • from Windsor, ON
5.0

Good replacement for regular cable

It picks up 23 channels in my home, not positioned near a window. I am in Windsor, ON so it is mostly American channels that get picked up (NBC, ABC, CBS, CW) but it also picks up the local CBC feed here. Picks up a few independent Detroit stations as well. Definitely worth it for $[price] if you don't watch a lot of TV and are OK with the basic stations.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Clair pictures

I was really surprise because the image not fussy but very clear. No more cable bill for me and I got 11 channels. Awesome !


  • from gatineau
3.0

not bad for price

have some channels but not all of them have another window antenna like this having additional 4 more channels.....


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Just as good as the expensive models

I tried an expensive version first -- got just as many channels with this one. Very happy with it. It took a few minutes for my TV to find all the channels, and I get more if it sits in the window as opposed to the middle of the room - but works great!


  • from North York , ON
5.0

Great antenna

I bought it because of the review that I saw. I really like how clear the images are. I went to menu and selected Air because my TV doesn't show antenna from the menu. First, I got only 4 channels then I downloaded again I got now 10 channels in total. I recommend it to my sister she bought one too. It's very impressive clear than my previous TV cable. I think, I still can get more channels if I change the position of the antenna


  • from Winnipeg, MB
5.0

Worked great for me

Advice on the internet says that your particular situation strongly affects the effectiveness of HD antennas. That being said... This unamplified antenna slightly outperformed a much more expensive amplified antenna in a side-by-side comparison. It took a little tweaking (less than 5 minutes) but I was very happy with the results.


  • from Edmonton, AB
4.0

Works Great

Was worried that basement location in townhouse complex would cause problems but receiving great picture quality. Had to experiment a little with antenna location but got it working well in one evening of watching TV.


  • from Ottawa, ON
5.0

Great product for the price!

I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered this.. but so pleasantly surprised that I was able to pick up so many channels. ( ctv, ctv2, global, cbc, chch, city and a few others) It's so easy to install.. there was nothing to it.. and for the price.. you can't go wrong!


  • from Thornhill, ON
4.0

Good value

Bought this antenna yesterday. Easy installation. Received 8 clear channels (I'm in Vaughan). I don't know what other antennas will do better, but it is good value for this one.


  • from Mississauga, ON
4.0

good for the money

I bought two antenna's - this one and the RCA CANT1400 to test both out. The Philips antenna will take a lot more playing around with the antenna location and antenna positions than the RCA CANT1400 so you will have to spend a lot of time scanning to just to find a good position. I am able to get around 15 channels with the Philips but what I did first was scan with the RCA CANT1400 and then hook up the Philips one and move it around until all channels were working. This allows you to find the right position for the Philips much faster because the channels are already scanned in your tuner/TV. I get CBC, Global, TVO, CityTV, Bounce, CHCH, and 3-4 more. Amazing value nonetheless


  • from Montréal, QC
5.0

Good Antenna for a reasonable price

I got a fancy antenna with amplifier, but It receives only 5 channels. I returned the expensive antenna and got this one which receives 12 channels including CTV, Global, and City. I think the fine tuner feature installed on this one helps to tune it based on your location.


  • from Toronto, ON
4.0

Worked as expected.

I bought this antenna and a flat amplified type (both phillips). I received 9 chanels with thus model and zero with the amplified model. Can't go wrong for the price.


  • from Montréal, QC
1.0

No channels

Could not get any channels with this model. Will return it for a better RCA antenna with amplifier.


  • from Scarborough, ON
1.0

Couldn't get a channel

No channels at all. My tv doesn't have the antenna setting they are talking about and no channels could be viewed. Will return ASAP.


  • from Halifax, NS
2.0

indoor antenna

works great for one channel only. Thought we would get at least three..


  • from Edmonton, AB
5.0

Works better than more expensive ones

I bought this today and the more expensive Philips flat one. This one picked up all the channels inside an office in my home in SW Edmonton. The flat Philips one with signal booster did not pick up the 2 VHF stations in the area (CTV, Global). Highly recommend!


  • from Toronto, ON
2.0

Not even as good as my old rabbit ears

Needs to be close to a window. I live near Kipling and Finch (north-west Toronto) and without the antenna being near a window I received 2 channels. By moving it to an east facing window I received 9 channels. But that was on a crystal clear day. Unless you're in the downtown core you'll probably need something more powerful.


  • from Saskatoon, SK
1.0

Not Recommended

Could only get 1 channel most of the time, eventually picked up 2 channels, When it works, gets clear 1080i High def display. Only works down stairs and not upstairs witch makes no sense, Is up right by the window where the best signals come from, In crappy weather it will get absolutely nothing. Will be returning for a better antenna.


  • from Vancouver, BC
1.0

Only 1

Only 1 (CBC) and have to keep antenna near the window. Will return it.


  • from Toronto, ON
4.0

Great antenna!

Picked this up today and after a few scans and a bit of playing around i'm up to 17 crystal clear channels! Going to keep playing around a see if i get more!


  • from Ottawa, ON
1.0

bad signal reception

Live in downtown Ottawa, very bad reception, only got 3 channels, and not stable.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

The best of the bunch!

I live in a north-east facing apartment in a high-rise in Toronto and recently purchased three antennas to see which one would work the best: The $120 one was useless as it did not even include the cable to hook it up to the TV, but the $80 did get 15 channels. The cheapest of the bunch (this one!) got 22 channels, so the other two got returned! My advice to anyone is to experiment with two or three antennas to see which one works best in your geographic location! The more expensive ones are not always the best!


  • from Windsor, ON
4.0

Decent Atenna

Pulled in more channels than the more expensive $40 models.


  • from Ajax
5.0

great antenna for the price

Got up to 12 channels on 2nd floor tv. Great picture quality. Very easy setup.


  • from Milton, ON
4.0

Bye Bye Satelite !

Catch only 7 channels so far / CBC / Radio-Canada / TVO / Gobal x2 / Yes Tv / CHCH.


  • from Surrey, BC
1.0

Does not work in Lower Mainland at all

This did not work in the city of surrey even though there are towers near. had to return it. zero channels.


  • from Toronto
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.


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