Philips Passive Indoor Antenna (SDV1125T)

  • Model #: SDV1125T
  • Web Code: 10171764
3.9
(118 ratings)
$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
  • TV Antenna Type - Amplified
    No
  • HDTV
    Yes
  • TV Antenna Type - Indoor
    Yes
  • TV Antenna Type - Outdoor
    No
  • TV Antenna Max. Range
    55 km
  • UHF
    Yes
  • FM/AM
    Yes
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

3.9 / 5
Based on 118 ratings,97 Reviews
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  • 4 Stars
    25
  • 3 Stars
    8
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79 Reviews

Critical 19%

18 Reviews

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  • from Vancouver, BC
  • May 09, 2016
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
  • Apr 03, 2016
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
  • Mar 29, 2016
5.0

Highly recommend

Highly recommend

  • from Calgary
  • Mar 26, 2016
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
  • Mar 19, 2016
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
  • Mar 05, 2016
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
  • Feb 26, 2016
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
  • Feb 17, 2016
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
  • Feb 15, 2016
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
  • Feb 11, 2016
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
  • Feb 05, 2016
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
  • Jan 29, 2016
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
  • Jan 27, 2016
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
  • Jan 25, 2016
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
  • Jan 16, 2016
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
  • Jan 11, 2016
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
  • Jan 07, 2016
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
  • Jan 03, 2016
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
  • Dec 31, 2015
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
  • Dec 10, 2015
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
  • Dec 06, 2015
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
  • Dec 02, 2015
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
  • Dec 01, 2015
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
  • Nov 29, 2015
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
  • Nov 25, 2015
2.0

indoor antenna

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

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Nov 13, 2015
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
  • Oct 14, 2015
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
  • Oct 11, 2015
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
  • Sep 18, 2015
1.0

Only 1

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

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Sep 12, 2015
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
  • Sep 03, 2015
1.0

bad signal reception

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

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Aug 27, 2015
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
  • Aug 26, 2015
4.0

Decent Atenna

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

  • from Ajax
  • Aug 23, 2015
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
  • Aug 04, 2015
4.0

Bye Bye Satelite !

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

  • from Surrey, BC
  • Aug 03, 2015
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
  • 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....