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Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« on: Sep 10, 2010 at 10:22 AM »
For those in the market, there's an alternative to Sky, Destiny, Dream and Cignal. It's called Cablelink and, from their promo spots, is available in the following areas in Metro Manila: Las Pinas, Paranaque, Muntinlupa, Taguig, Pasig, Pasay, QC and Manila.

Website: http://www.cablelink.com.ph/index.html
Monthly fee: 495

No, i'm not connected with them. I'm just a subscriber.

Cons: very limited sports channels (only ESPN, Star Sports and Solar); no ANC; no BTV
Pros: all the Discovery channels I can think of, History, Bio

Right now, it's test-broadcasting Al Jazeera, Warner TV and this asian movie channel called screen red or screen R3D (can't figure out exactly).

Used to be from Skycable. I miss BTV and ANC. I hear Balls is showing the US Open, so I guess I miss it too, sort of (never liked any of the other programming).

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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #1 on: Sep 10, 2010 at 10:27 AM »
do they do analog (read: connect more tv in your house) or digital subscription?

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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #2 on: Sep 10, 2010 at 11:32 AM »
alam ko "analog".  nag splitter sila kahit per TV yung bayad ko. ::)

pero sulit sa dami ng movie and kiddie channels. hindi ako lilipat sa mas mahal with lesser channels.

a few days ago they were offering dsl bundled with cable TV.  Baka sa scheme na to digital.  ???
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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #3 on: Sep 10, 2010 at 05:19 PM »
i live near marcelo on the west service road between bicutan and sucat and i wanted to subscribe here some years ago kaso when i called them, they didn't have cable service in our area. now i saw their website, kasali na kami kaso naka-subscribe na ako for one year sa sky...sayang.
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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #4 on: Sep 10, 2010 at 09:28 PM »
I've been with them for more than 3 years and I'm very satisfied with their service. I don't really watch that much cable tv  but the channels that I'm looking for are included in their package. Some of the channels included are CNN, BBC, Discovery, Animal Planet, NatGeo, History, CI, Bio, HBO, Star Sports, Espn, Star Movies, Nickoledeon, Nicktoon, and Disney. They don't have BTV but they have NBA League Pass. Btw, it is for only P495.
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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #5 on: Sep 10, 2010 at 09:55 PM »
do they do analog (read: connect more tv in your house) or digital subscription?

analog lang

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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #6 on: Sep 10, 2010 at 09:57 PM »
They don't have BTV but they have NBA League Pass. Btw, it is for only P495.

pero nawala na around playoffs :) hope it comes back.

i also wish they'd add more channels. maybe golf channel. all other channels, i'm happy with.

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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #7 on: Sep 10, 2010 at 10:13 PM »
pero nawala na around playoffs :) hope it comes back.

Ang alam ko yung finals lang ang nawawala kaya magtyatyaga ka kina Andy Jao at Quinito Henson.   ;D Aside from that, very much happy with their service too.  :)

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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #8 on: Oct 20, 2010 at 08:25 PM »
Universal channel is back on Cablelink.

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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #9 on: Oct 25, 2010 at 09:26 PM »
To all subscribers, can you email customer service to request for BTV? :) (assuming you like basketball, of course)

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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #10 on: Oct 27, 2010 at 09:23 AM »
anong channel ang universal sa cablelink?

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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #11 on: Oct 27, 2010 at 03:02 PM »
would anyone know who are there principals or financial backers? are they a viable long term service provider?

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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #12 on: Oct 27, 2010 at 03:19 PM »

im a subscriber of more than 5 years...

they recently upgraded their lines/cables... its clearer now and more channels.

there is a golf and tennis channel... at the far end of the spectrum, can't recall the channel number...
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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #13 on: Oct 27, 2010 at 09:41 PM »
anong channel ang universal sa cablelink?

before Jack TV.

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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #14 on: Oct 27, 2010 at 09:42 PM »
im a subscriber of more than 5 years...

they recently upgraded their lines/cables... its clearer now and more channels.

there is a golf and tennis channel... at the far end of the spectrum, can't recall the channel number...

wala akong makitang golf and tennis channel. hmm..

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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #15 on: Oct 28, 2010 at 03:33 PM »
before Jack TV.

Thanks for replying.

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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #16 on: Oct 29, 2010 at 10:47 AM »
wala akong makitang golf and tennis channel. hmm..


channel 90 and 91...
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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #17 on: Oct 29, 2010 at 05:34 PM »
been a subscriber for many years now since they were still laspinas cable. im satisfied with their service no complains here. :D

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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #18 on: Feb 19, 2012 at 10:37 PM »
My latest bill came with a flyer wc said to watch out for HD channels. Coming soon daw. Hmm.

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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #19 on: Feb 29, 2012 at 02:50 PM »
^^
will watchout for it.
btw, i'm subscriber since 2001.

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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #20 on: Mar 01, 2012 at 06:59 PM »
ok yan kung magka-HD sana lang wag magbago price nila

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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2012 at 08:49 PM »
just got off the phone with a customer service rep. They now have digital channels, including NBA premium. Monthly subscription is 1,200 (compared to the original 495). Installation fee is 4,000 but they've got a 50% promo for the first few subscribers.

Parang di sulit sa akin ngayon kasi halos tapos na NBA season, and my team is already eliminated. Hehe.

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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #22 on: Jun 07, 2012 at 05:02 AM »
just subscribed to their HD pack ... includes NBA and free Pacquiao vs Bradley fight on HD ... it's 2k cash out for the set top box and 1.2k per month ... i've been wanting to get Dream or Signal on my home, but not possible as i'm living in a condo ... this is a  good alternative for me

i'll update the thread on the quality and added channels ... it will be installed either Friday or Saturday
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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #23 on: Jun 07, 2012 at 05:04 AM »
Eto pala yung additional channels with the HD-pack subscription -

Cablelink New Channels in Digital on Standard Definition (SD Format)

Fox Crime
Fox News
Fox Movies - Very Soon
Fox Family Movies
TCM
TeleNovela Channel
FX - Soon
HBO Hits - Soon
HBO Signature - Soon
HBO Family - Soon
Thrill
Kix
Screen Red
Star Chinese Movies
TvN
Channel [V] - Soon
Discovery Science
Discovery Home and Health
Kids Co.
CBeebies
Baby TV - Coming Soon
Knowledge Channel
Boomerang
Aljazeera
CNBC Asia
NBA Premium TV

Cablelink New Channels in Digital on High Definition (HD Format)

NBA Premium TV HD
ESPN HD Asia - Soon
STAR World HD - Very Soon
Fox HD - Coming Soon
Fox Movies Premium HD - Coming Soon
Fox Family Movies HD - Coming Soon
HBO HD - Very Soon
National Geographic Channel HD - Very Soon
Nat Geo Wild HD - Very Soon
Discovery HD World - Very Soon
History Channel HD - Very Soon
Cartoon Network HD - Very Soon
Fashion TV HD - Soon
MTV Live HD - Coming Soon
Outdoor Channel HD - Coming Soon
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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #24 on: Jun 07, 2012 at 05:07 AM »
there's a cheaper package btw, it's called Fox-HD package ... yung mga Fox-related channels ang dagdag for an additional 250 per month, and you also have to pay 2k for the set top box, and Pacquiao-Bradley fight is not free (1.3K to watch) ... for an additional 100 per month, you get the NBA channel
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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #25 on: Jun 07, 2012 at 05:11 AM »


Note: PhP 2,000 lang installation fee for current subscribers - 50% discount promo period

Hindi ako connected sa Cablelink ... medyo na-excite lang ako kaya sunod-sunod ang post ko ... been using Dream Satellite in my previous place in Malate 7-years ago before I moved to this condominium in Paranaque and have to contend with Cablelink analog transmission for the past 7 years ... hopefully di ako ma-disappoint sa quality pag na-install na ... i'd be very satisfied kung same quality ng Dream Satellite ko 7-years ago  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #26 on: Jun 08, 2012 at 07:40 PM »
I had my HD-pack installed this morning.  As expected, the quality of digital transmission, including those HD channels only is quite impressive.  Same quality or probably even better than the Dream Satellite I had 7 years back, and similar to US broadcast.  HD channels are even more impressive.

There are some caveats however with Cablelink's implementation.  At present, they haven't migrated all their channels to the digital transmission, hence you have to use the TV cable connection and remote for the original channel line-up and use the set top box remote for the new channels - this is something that would go away anyway, I don't think it is beneficial for them to maintain both systems in the long run. 

The other issue is the set top box itself.  I've notice that it emits a lot of heat just after about an hour of use.  The unit may not last that long if this is the case.  I'm just hoping that it is effectively using the case as a heat sink, otherwise it will not last long.

Some positive things that I'll be exploring is the PVR feature of the set top box.  This is not advertised by the company, but the box has the feature as indicated in the menus, and it has a USB port.  I'll try hooking up an HDD this weekend and try if I can record anything.
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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #27 on: Jun 08, 2012 at 10:04 PM »
@raptor, can you post a pic of their version of the digibox and remote?

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Re: Cablelink (cable tv provider)
« Reply #28 on: Jun 09, 2012 at 02:02 AM »
@raptor, yung free na NBATV sa 1200, is this already HD? :D

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« Reply #29 on: Jun 09, 2012 at 06:55 PM »
@raptor, yung free na NBATV sa 1200, is this already HD? :D

not yet HD, but comparable in quality ... much clearer than the analog channels
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