Friday, March 23, 2012

ABS-CBN gives name to DTV Digibox called TV+, gives each studio audience a try

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Last March 22, ABS-CBN via its morning show Umagang Kay Ganda launched its digital terrestrial TV set-top box called the TV+. The TV+ is the network’s official market name of their DTV Digibox, which will be commercially available as soon as the government, particularly the NTC, gives its go signal to formally commence the digital terrestrial television in the country.

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We regret to have a record out of it, but thanks to our avid follower TheSandies through his Daily Motion, he shared with us among the DTV Pilipinas followers a short clip of Umagang Kay Ganda discussing the TV+.

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On the video, TV show host Andrei Felix introduced Miguel Mercado, head of ABS-CBN Digital Terrestrial TV Marketing, to compare the differences between the analog and digital TV signals. Two TV sets were tuned to same feed from Studio 23, one receiving directly from the antenna (a rabbit-ear antenna, which is common indoor antenna mostly on the urban areas) and the other is receiving from the TV+ box connected to the TV. As for analog, some interferences were visibly seen, like the snowy images and moving lines, due to high interferences of TV signals degraded by billboards and tall buildings. But for digital TV, the feed from Studio 23 looks like a feed from a DVD video, without the snowy images and lines.

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What defines the TV+ box is it has additional premium channels coming from the ABS-CBN digital TV channel, which was officially shown last year with our article (Read it here). The TV+ is bought for a one-time fee of approximately P 2,500. As of now, ABS-CBN is under test transmission of their DTV service.

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The TV+ package includes the TV+ box itself, an RCA audio-video connector that will be connected to the TV set, a small indoor antenna that can be magnet-ed on top of the box, and a remote control. Definitely, this TV+ will be available in the retail stores soon, once ABS-CBN has given the signal by the governing body to sell those boxes to households. Currently, the TV+ can receive available digital TV channels free-to-air like ABS-CBN, Studio 23, GEM HD and PTV. Once other TV networks go digital, they can also be received through the TV+.

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After the discussion, Felix surprised their studio audience from Brgy. Socorro who each gladly receive a TV+ box to try their own of having a clear and crisp TV signal available in the future.

(To understand more about ABS-CBN’s digital terrestrial TV service, read our previous article here)

Watch the video here:

40 comments:

glenrheid said...

saan pwede maka avail ng dtv? Thank You..

Kiamoy said...

not yet for sale, they are only giving away sample po for now. =) i got mine and is very happy with it! sana soon they sell it na!

john mark said...

May bagong tayo na tv transmitter ang Abs-cbn dito sa Cabanatuan. Digital siguro yun dahil may analog na sila dito.

bhots said...

since last year almost everyday tumatawag ako s abs cbn office dito sa olongapo city just to purchase a dtv box puro next month ang sagot sa akin hangang nawala na ang abs cbn dito sa gapo hindi pa din ako naka avail ng box pls help me how to avail kung my free why not?kung my bayad knino bibili?...rod amador

juan lucas said...

http://www.sfi1.biz/13840535

william advincula said...

Saan makkabili ng TV+?

edzel said...

Pls...san po makabili..im edz from calamba city...

Nelma Tabia said...

hi guys may promo ang abs cbn ngayun, makukuha na yung free digibox. buy 3 abs cbn mobile prepaid sim(w/200 load each) for only P700, get MAHIWAGANG BLACK BOX for free!!! pm mi. 09334903817

Nelma Tabia said...

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Nel Tabia said...

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jp palaganas said...

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TIA

francis jaradal said...

abs-cbn lng at mga channels n nasa list n nsa likod ng blackbox ang available so no choice kna kundi un lang ang panoorin.
for all i know mada2gdagan p ang channels bukod s channels ng typical analog tv. un pla mawawala lahat. that box is for loyal kapamilya only!!! so we decided to just put our antenna than still using it. malinaw din naman mas madami pang option. hindi nka stock s abs-cbn lang........

rhoodey manlangit said...

maganda sana itong product na ito kung kasama sana yung other local chanel....

clyde sumiog said...

okey sana to kung makaka-abot dito sa batangas ang signal nila..

kelan nyo ba plano paabutin dito sa batangas???

Ismael Loyola said...

bakit nga kaya ganun,puro abs-cbn channel lang ang mapanood...sana ibalik nila yung dati nang unang bili ko.dati kasi lahat ng local channels nasasagap.taz ngayun wala na.anu ba yan?kala ko ok,hindi pala.kinokontrol nyo (abs-cbn)ata ang transmission ng hd channel e?o sa inyo lang ata sumasagap ito,para kontrolado nyo ang channels!!its unfair!!!!

wes reyes said...

Haha, adik ka ba, hindi naman ABS nag control ng signal ng ibang channels e, dependent lang ung box sa signal ng mga stations, pag wala, edi walang masasagap

LéX Wii said...

Mga adik kayo! Ayusin nyo kasi yung antenna. Bakit naman sa amin tv5, GMA 7 kuha naman pati ibang channel.

maritess lavinia said...

good eve ask ko lang wer po ako pede makabili ng mahiwang box ng abs cbn?
tnx so much for your positive responce

Urban Angel said...

Marami na bibebenta online 1,300-1,500 ang price. Expensive! Yung tv cable converter nmin nasa1k lang price pero maraming local channels nasasagap. I hope Abs Cbn can designate the legit store outlets and correct price.

Rico Bagcal said...

Urban Angel saan ka po nakabili ng 1k n Black Box? bbili din sana ako, thanks

LéX Wii said...

Antayin nyo sila sa mga baranggay nyo. Nagpupunta sila, mas mura 750 lang. Yung sim card lang ang bibilin nyo tapos free na yung tv+ box.

Richard B. said...

para po sa nahihirapan sa signal, gamitan ng splitter un tv antenna nyo, un isa papunta sa digitv box, un isa para sa tv, kagaya ng nasa larawan: [url=http://postimg.org/image/fo92zxfun/][img]http://s27.postimg.org/fo92zxfun/IMG_20141109_100933.jpg[/img][/url]

Richard B. said...

DTV Lifehack: kapag may splitter po switch na lng kayo sa Audio/video then back to TV source kung manood sa local channel na wala sa dtv box.

Richard B. said...

ito po un larawan: http://postimg.org/image/fo92zxfun/

antonio valdez said...

ang pagkakaalam ko mga sir malakas ang sagap ng mga channels kapag nasa bandang Metro Manila kayo! kasi po daw yun ang HomeBase ng SKYTV+, unlike po sa akin na pitong channels lang ang nakukuha ko dito sa location ko PANIQUI, TARLAC area.. pero sa palagay ko napaka imposible na hindi makuha ang GMA7, ang iniisip ko bina-block ng ABSCBN ang frequency ng GMA dahil gawa ng KAPAMILYA ang SKYTV+ o Mahiwagang Black Box.. ano sa tingin nyo mga sir?

LéX Wii said...

Block? Definitely NO. Try nyo ilipat lipat yung antenna para makasagap ng ibang channel. Before di ko din makuha yung GMA pero now ok na.

maxi erasmo said...

pls.... where can we buy a digibox. from san mateo rizal

marlon patayan said...

nagbebenta po ako ng tv+ marikina area po.. 1500.00

09178532964

emo_carlo39 said...

Sa abscbn meron pa ba ito buy sana ako 700 o 750

JURISH largoza said...

Please pa txt naman ako kung saan pwedeng bumili nitong digibox. thanks,

09176696261

Martin Manlapaz said...

saan po ako pede bumili ng skytv?
ipang rregaglo k po sa pasok sa lahat ng kamag anak at mga kaibigan ko. ty po ito po number ko 09165833409

Raymund Solitario said...

Please pa txt naman ako kung saan pwedeng bumili nitong digibox. thanks...

0917 9222262

Maria Carmela Santos said...

Hi, we are now selling Black box. If you want to order paki email nalang po ako. carmelasantos18@yahoo.com

Mon Antonio said...

The digibox is now out in the market at SRP2,500..To place an order please text or call at 09165555832 / 09225858911

Elvie Mariquit said...

FOR SALE TVPLUS!
Visit https://www.facebook.com/abstvplus
or call/text 0925806186
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Unit 304 JEMCO Bldg. C.Raymundo Ave. Pasig City

gesonne esparagoza said...

Maam Elvie Pwebe po ba yan sa Davao Region at ask ko din po kung magkano yan

Lowie Jalla said...

may 750 ba talaga na blackbox may nabasa ako kung mismong pupunta sa abs totoo ba yun ty

Lowie Jalla said...

may 750 ba talaga na blackbox may nabasa ako kung mismong pupunta sa abs totoo ba yun ty

Gerzhyck Conor said...

I got one blackbox, pero ndi x nagbooting for tv+ channel, ok nmn po ang set up, ano po ba mali? Taguig City area po kmi., pls help tnx

Jade Graham said...

As for analog, some interferences were visibly seen, like the snowy images and moving lines, outdoor antenna