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Philips SDV2710/27 Passive Enhanced Digital Performance Antenna (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Philips

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  • Passive indoor antenna
  • VHF/FM dipoles for expanded reception
  • Receives digital and analog signals; UHF, VHF, FM and HDTV reception
  • Better reception over conventional loop
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NamePhilips
Item Weight12.3 ounces
Product Dimensions1.9 x 6.9 x 8.2 inches
Item model numberSDV2710/27
Color Namesilver
  
Technical Specification
Additional Information
ASINB001JE9G56
Shipping Weight1 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableDecember 17, 2008
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Philips
  • Model: SDV2710/27
  • Warranty: One Year Part & Labor

Product Description

Thе SDV2710 passive indoor antenna bу Philips іѕ designed tο provide reception οf both analog аnd digital broadcasts. Thе SDV2710 саn receive VHF, UHF, FM аnd HDTV signals. Thе reception elements аrе optimized fοr digital broadcasts аnd ensure better reception οf ATSC/HDTV signals thаn a conventional loop antenna. Thе compact, foldable design mаkеѕ іt easy tο store whеn nοt іn υѕе. Antenna includes 6-foot coaxial cable.

Customer Reviews

All of the images are very sharp and clear.
G. Chen
To be honest, it works ok but not really better than the basic RCA rabbit ear antenna that I purchased at the same time.
J. Chesnut
So, you cannot even see the antenna and I have all of the local channels in crystal clear HD!
Dr. R. Lookatch

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

61 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Tracy on November 26, 2009
I've gone through a mess of indoor antennas, including some amplified models that cost as much as $100, this was the best of the breed (including the famous "silver sensor.") With it's rabbit ears it can do VHF, which many "hi def" antennas don't do.

In my experience, with digital TV, amplification is only for when you have long cable runs (if you install antenna in attic) or if you have splitters which weaken signal. If you don't get a good digital signal it doesn't matter whether you amplify it or not...it will still break up.

During the digital transition, most stations transmitted their digital on UHF. However, now some are switching back to VHF, as is the case in our area with WJBK. Make sure you get an antenna that supports both UHF and VHF if needed.

Step one, when buying and setting up any antenna is to check for your stations @ antennaweb dot org and tvfool dot com. Antennas are directional. Use the websites to determine where your towers are and face the antenna appropriately (unfolded flat side facing towers.) There is actually an ideal tuned antenna length for VHF. For my area the rabbit ears work best about 1/3rd extended and facing 180 degrees apart.

We pick up all the stations rated Yellow on antennaweb with this antenna. This was the only antenna I tested that did this consistently. Others were too directional so they had to be turned back and forth or they broke up on some stations and still others didn't pick up VHF at all.

The only negative I have for this antenna is that it does not sit up when unfolded flat. We had to support it against a wall in one case, and a cabinet, in another.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By CQ DX TOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 10, 2009
Here in the Cleveland metro area/burbs, I needed an inexpensive and compact, but still decent VHF/UHF antenna for my small HDTV kitchen set. I tried all kinds of antennas, including 'rabbit ears' and even some more expensive 'powered' antennas. Imagine my surprise when I hooked up this small PHILIPS, and pulled in 27 digital HD TV stations! Previously, I could not pull in the NBC and FOX affiliate, whereas now I can easily. Even the PBS station (that is split up into several sub-channels) comes in perfectly, with no signal dropouts. The key to success with ANY of these antennas is to try several different positions (position the unit in various different physical spots) with the unit itself, and with the telescoping elements. Then try your HDTV's 'automatic channel scan' a few times, and take note which position enables you to receive the most stations, and with the strongest reception. All in all, considering the low price, and the performance, this small HDTV antenna is a GREAT choice!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Beck on March 23, 2009
I bought this antenna to replace an older analog antenna on a TV in the master bath, not connected to cable. The reception in that room had never been clear, always showing some fuzziness, but with this antenna we immediately got an analog picture as clear as when this little flat screen TV was temporarily connected to cable in another room. Since then we have added a digital converter box, and now the TV picks up about four times as many channels as before, and most have a cable-quality picture. We are very happy with it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Maynard on July 12, 2010
I've tried 3 different antennas on my TV. First was an antenna from the dollar store. I thought I could do better, so I then bought a $9.95 RCA branded antenna from Best Buy. Still wanting more, I bought this Philips model. Bottom line: they all perform about the same. I think I got one more channel on the Philips than the others, but because radio waves are fickle, I can't always get a picture when tuned to that channel anyway. Since the antennas don't have any moving parts, I really wonder how different they could perform from each other.

Antenna placement within your dwelling is much more important than the brand or model of antenna that you use. Lesson learned: place the antenna in a window if possible for the best reception. I put my antenna in the bedroom window, and used a 15 foot coax cable to connect it to the TV.

The Philips antenna looks more attractive, so if aesthetics are important to you, you can get this one. However, you can get an antenna that works the same for only a dollar.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 24, 2009
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When digital TV became the "norm" I thought I had it made with my small rabbit ears. Although not all of the channels came through I could pick up the one I really wanted to see. My small digital TV was in our office and I only watched a couple of shows on it. Somehow the stations changed their signals and only one station came through -- not the one I really wanted to watch, of course.

I saw the Philips antenna on the Internet and decided it might do the job for me. We are about 17 miles from the towers (no hills or tall buildings in the way) and since most of the reviews were positive I put in an order. There is no comparison. I can get all of the major local stations and the picture quality is great. I would totally recommend it to anyone having picture breakup. Don't know what happened to the one person who had the negative review...maybe they have a bad TV or got a bad antenna. I'm happy!

August, 2010
While my daughter waited for her cable to be transferred over to another company I loaned her the antenna. She had just bought a new HDTV set and didn't expect much. Her reception was great - the HDTV picture came through sharp and clear - almost better than the picture she got with the cable company.
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