Finally, the much-awaited digital TV innovation from ABS-CBN was launched last week which more popularly known as the “mahiwagang black box,” to the public. Promises to bring revolutionary digital-clear TV for non-cable households that are not able to afford to pay monthly subscription fees.
The Cignal cable-like blackbox boasting is capability to transform the viewer’s analog TV into a digital one packed with premium channels but not as feature-rich as Amazon FireTV which obviously supports wide range of channels. So far the ABS-CBN blackbox have just started to rolled few channels to watch and only offers limited coverage areas.
According to ABS-CBN Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) head ,Chinky Alcedo, the ABS-CBN TVplus will be available where digital signal transmission is currently available to the ff areas:
1. Metro Manila
7. Nueva Ecija
11. Metro Cebu
ABS-CBN executive has promised that within the year, they’ll activate additional areas including Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro, Taragis, a manila-based tech-blog said.
Currently, the TV+ can receive available digital TV channels free-to-air like ABS-CBN, Studio 23, GEM HD and PTV. Featuring CineMo, the first all day Filipino movie channel with blackbuster’s comedy movies of FPJ, Dolphy and many more.
Also offers additional exclusive channels: Yey!, Knowledge Channel, DZMM Teleradyo and ang TV.
- Provides super clear TV reception and audio
- Tool free installation. Everything is plug and play
- One time payment.No recurring monthly subscription charges.
- Comes bundled with and ABS-CBNmobile prepaid SIM card with P50 load that can be used to call, text and surf the Internet
- Able to watch most of the DTT shows on your ABS-CBNmobile phone or smartphone.
- Users can also check program schedules and even interact with the channel with promos like viewer voting and crowd-sourced choice of programs
- Beside ABS-CBN other digital TV networks can be received through the TV+
- Portable.It can be installed in buses or jeepneys with analog TV
- Workable on all types of TVs including the vintage ones.
The ABS-CBN TVplus or ‘mahiwagang black box’ is offered at an affordable one-time payment price of P2,500 only, with no monthly or installation fee. It has also been developed to work with all kinds of TV sets, even older ones, to get crystal clear signal.
WHERE TO BUY? PACKAGE
There are three ways to buy the box. One, by visiting the ABS-CBN Store, ABS-CBNmobile Store, SM Appliance Centers, 2Go Express, Solid Service Center (Sony Authorized Service Channel), Villman, Silicon Valley, and other electronic, appliance and hardware stores; two, by buying from authorized ABS-CBN TVplus sales agents who are selling house-to-house; and three, by purchasing it online on www.abs-cbnstore.com, calling (632) 488-8888 and 1800-10-4888888 (outside MetroManila), or sending a text message to 23661.
ABS-CBN mentioned to offer blackbox soon in many community hardware stores and appliance centers, at a community purchasing level. Aside from that, there will be an authorized house-to-house agents to sell at a barangay levels.
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- TV+ Unit
- RCA audio-video connector set
- Small indoor antenna that can be magnet-ed on top of the box
- Remote control.
SOURCES : ABS-CBN | Taragis | Philstar | Kamo Throughts