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Philips Passive Indoor Antenna (SDV1125T)

  • Model #: SDV1125T
  • Web Code: 10171764
4.1
(58 ratings)
$19.99

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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.

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  • 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

4.1 / 5
Based on 58 ratings,44 Reviews
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  • 4 Stars
    10
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 81%

37 Reviews

Critical 18%

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  • 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.

  • from Vancouver, BC
  • May 08, 2013
5.0

Pleasantly Surprised

I have had no cable connection for several years. I found this from bestbuy, bought it and tried it out. Wow, it is amazing to find HD channels over the airwave! Highly recommended if you don't have any cable or satellite and is interested to see what you can get. The price is right.

  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • Mar 31, 2013
5.0

Great Antenna

Its just an excellent antenna, I connected at the back of my TV scanned the channels and without any issues I got 4 channels 3 HD and 1 SD. I will recommend this product to anyone.

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Jan 31, 2013
5.0

Great little antenna!

Just bought this little antenna today. As easy as they come to set up. I live next to CHEO. I get 10 channels (5 in HD) with clear picture, some need a little turning of the dial but not much. CBC (eng), E!, OMNI2, TVO, TQ (fra), TVA (fra), CTS, A Channel (CHRO), OMNI1 and City TV. Great purchase for the price.

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Jan 17, 2013
5.0

Surprisingly nice reception

I totally echo many other comments. Bought this product last night. When connecting to the TV without any adjustment, I got six channels with cristal clear HD image! This is exactly what I was hoping for! Very happy with this Antenna!!

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Jan 08, 2013
5.0

Good antenna

Bought this antenna on sale last week. Hooked it up to a TV in a west facing bedroom on second floor. Got 8 channels with crystal clear pictures. Better than what I expected from a rabbit ear.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Jan 03, 2013
5.0

Great for the price

When fully extended, this antenna gets about 10 HD channels (CBC, CTV, CityTV, Global, TVO, WNED, and a few that seem rather unpopular like random French channels), in my south-facing downtown Toronto condo. With some tilting of the middle plastic flap toward my apartment window and moving of the rabbit ears, as well as turning the little dial to various positions until the signal strength improve, I was able to get a few more American channels like, FOX 29, CBS, and NBC! In total I get about 19 channels, some in standard definition, most in HD. It does suffer from some interference from time to time due to weather conditions (or even depending on where I'm standing in my apartment), but I don't think you can ask for too much at this price point! If you're really determined to get interference-free TV, go with a powered / amplified antenna.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Oct 06, 2012
5.0

Great reception, very little effort

While you can watch most TV shows online, we were missing Sunday afternoon football. For $[the price], this antenna is amazing. With no effort other than plugging in the antenna to the TV (no tuning, etc), we were able to get CBC, CTV, Global, CityTV, TVO & the 2 Omni channels!! (We are using this on the ground floor of a house.) The quality is also amazing.

  • from Toronto
  • Sep 04, 2012
5.0

It works!

I live in downtown Toronto on the 16th floor of a highrise, facing south. I am very pleased that I can get 10 local channels, all HD. I often need to extend and reposition the rabbit ears towards the window to get a strong signal. If you live in a lowrise building or a basement, I'm not sure if you will have as good results as I do.

  • from Toronto (Downtown)
  • Jul 31, 2012
5.0

Great value

Good build quality, I get 10 HD channels (Downtown). including CTV, CBC, Global, TVO.. Not bad for the price! Definitely recommend.

  • from Ottawa
  • Jan 16, 2012
1.0

Do not get any channel

I purchased this antenna last week. I live in downtown Ottawa and can't get a single channel. I don't know if it comes from the antenna or just my location (I live on the 1st floor of a 2 storey building). Anyway I'm going to return it.

  • from Toronto
  • Dec 31, 2011
5.0

Surprisingly good

I didn't expect too much. but it gives me 9 HD channels in downtown in north facing apartment. I was not able to get more than 4-5 channels before with more expensive antennas and with changing locations all the time. Not sure what is different with this antenna, but it works for me.