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Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« on: May 05, 2013 at 02:12 PM »
Which is better?

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013 at 02:33 PM »
been a skycable subscriber for over 10 years but when i transferred to a new house non was available kaya went to destiny pero malabo at pinagtyagaan ko for more than 2 years. last month i switched to cignal and i'm very happy with it. pero if sky lang is available sa sky na ako kasi with the horror stories of cignal losing signal when there is heavy rains or a typhoon and if mawala sa allignment with the satellite you'll have to pay service fee of P600. so far hindi ko pa naman na experience but come the rainy season...let's see, hopefully hindi naman mawala sa alignment.

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013 at 02:50 PM »
they are both okay

Cignal is HD everywhere, Sky is not, as it depends on service area
Cignal packages are okay, except for Sky proprietary channels which they cannot carry

So, it is the subscriber who has to decide.
they both carry the most premium HD channels so far.

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013 at 04:36 PM »
sa tingin ko mas maganda ang HD package ng Cignal kahit compute'n mo.
problema kasi sa sky mahal ang ppv at nasa separate package ang nba premium which is additional cost.

ang maganda lang sa sky is naka line kaya no worries sa signal interruption.

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013 at 05:22 PM »
mas maganda at affordable mga package ng cignal, mas marami nga lang hd channel ang sky kung galit ka pera sa sky cable kana...hehe
un lang talo ka sa customer support ng cignal

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013 at 10:11 PM »
Heard there's already Cignal over Fibr (fiber optic Internet).  May bundle sila. With this, there's no need for a satellite dish.

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013 at 10:14 PM »
Heard there's already Cignal over Fibr (fiber optic Internet).  May bundle sila. With this, there's no need for a satellite dish.

Yah meron na problem is pag wala naman Fibr sa location. One more cheal PPV sa Cignal pag mga 2 months before the fight 100 pesos lang subscription basta maaga mag subscribe. Mag 1 year na subscription ko pero sa experience ko wala naman issue pag malakas ulan and maulap.  ;D ;D
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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013 at 10:23 PM »
Gusto ko sana ipapreterminate yung Sky DualDef ko since meron na kaming Fibr.  Meron silang plan na add 999(19 HD channels) sa mga naka 8mb Fibr plan.  Problem ko lang is that aside from that 999, meron pang additional 230 per box every month.  So kung 2 tv mo, may dalawa ka ring box, 460 pesos +999 ang babayaran mo.

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2013 at 10:29 PM »
that is cheap, I believe that add on 999 is already plan1590. thus you save P600 on subscription and it is now 23 HD channels.

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #9 on: Jul 03, 2013 at 09:26 AM »
Cignal is the best.
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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #10 on: Jul 03, 2013 at 10:53 AM »

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #11 on: Jul 03, 2013 at 02:34 PM »
::) di ka naman biased? ::)

fair na fair. coming from an unbiased source yan bro. :D

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #12 on: Jul 04, 2013 at 11:09 AM »
fair na fair. coming from an unbiased source yan bro. :D
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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #13 on: Jul 04, 2013 at 06:41 PM »
Mods, please merge with the below thread...

http://www.pinoydvd.com/index.php/topic,177319.0.html

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #14 on: Jul 07, 2013 at 09:13 PM »
Ill leave this topic open for the HD section.

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #15 on: Aug 16, 2013 at 10:00 PM »
Typhoon labuyonjust passed us... Any updates from CIGNAL users? Very much interested.

Thanks!

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #16 on: Aug 17, 2013 at 01:19 AM »
Typhoon labuyonjust passed us... Any updates from CIGNAL users? Very much interested.

Thanks!

Cignal user here moonwalk paranaque.
Happy to say that labuyo was no match for cignal's signal. :)
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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #17 on: Aug 17, 2013 at 07:04 PM »
cignal kasi walang skycable sa amin. atleast my alternative.

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #18 on: Aug 17, 2013 at 11:16 PM »
Cignal user here moonwalk paranaque.
Happy to say that labuyo was no match for cignal's signal. :)

Thank you! Last question... How was your total cash out? And do you pay a monthly amount formthe box? I'm a bit confused with the payments in their site. Many thanks again!

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #19 on: Aug 18, 2013 at 04:11 PM »
Less than 1100 all in all coz of the current promo (switching ako from destiny, although i still retained it) so ang sunod na bayad ko is after 2 months pa. I got plan 990 by the way. Plus 100 per month for the box maintenance fee. So i expect to be billed 1090 per month when my bills start to come.

I dont want to set your expectations too high. Syempre may signal drops when the rain gets hard. Pero balik agad sya pag tumila ng konti.
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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #20 on: Aug 18, 2013 at 11:05 PM »
atleast po sa Cignal, alam na po natin na pag makapal ulap at bubuhos ang malakas na ulan, affected talaga ang reception. Sa part ng Sky, I am still wondering, palagi nawawalan ng signal ang subscribers nila, mostly primetime. Yung signal interruption umaabot pa ng days.

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #21 on: Aug 19, 2013 at 02:50 AM »
Obviously, at this very moment, and with all this rain, patay si cignal.
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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #22 on: Aug 19, 2013 at 12:36 PM »
kahit maulan meron pa rin kaming Cignal.

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #23 on: Aug 20, 2013 at 08:37 PM »
mas maganda at affordable mga package ng cignal, mas marami nga lang hd channel ang sky kung galit ka pera sa sky cable kana...hehe
un lang talo ka sa customer support ng cignal

how does SD channels in Skycable compare with cignal. I don't have have skycable but  cignal sd channels are so blurred, mas okay pa ang analog free to air channels,  kung mayroon aerial


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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #25 on: Oct 10, 2013 at 06:46 PM »
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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #26 on: Oct 26, 2015 at 04:57 AM »
Sorry for necroposting pero I just want to add my opinion

Cignal

Pros
-Nationwide coverage (dahil satellite ang gamit nya)
-Pay TV via Broadband component seems more stable versus the competitor (Cignal via PLDT Fibr > Sky On-Demand via Sky Broadband)
-Plans and Packages have more linear scale
-Better Prepaid offerings
-Maybe one or two exclusive channels na wala pa sa rival (e.g. Tru TV; Kix in High Definition, Disney XD Asia, etc.)
-Easier deployment of infrastructure in certain areas like mall or convention center etc. (e.g. During the Animax Carnival Philippines 2015, si Cignal lang ang may live running broadcast ng Animax.....while sa Sky Cable booth, puro loop recording and replay ang Animax na pinapakita sa TV nila)
-More than 1 Million total subscribers (as of October 26, 2016). Cignal is currently the Pay TV operator in the Philippines with the most number of total subscribers.
-Dolby audio option is in effect

Cons
-No Select/Ala-carte option
-Sport channel offerings in HD are limited atm (e.g. no Fox Sports 1 HD and Fox Sports 2 HD and wala rin Bein Sport, ASN and Setanta.....which the rival has)
-Cignal Watermark Logo can be annoying (lalo na yung placement nya sa Animax channel)
-Some say due to the nature of Satellite TV nawawala daw ang signal pag umuulan.....
-Cignal does not have the most channel lineup offering of any Pay TV operator in the Philippines......not even close

Sky Cable

Pros
-Longest running Pay TV operator in the Philippines (can anyone confirm???)
-Most number of channel offering (overall/total)
-Ala-carte option
-No annoying watermark logo
-First to deploy On-Demand service option
-I heard na yung latest Verimatrix Set Top Box supports 1080p resolution (paki-confirm nalang). Cignal STB is currently 720p/1080i maximum resolution.

Cons
-Infrastructure is limited by cabling/wiring (e.g. which explains lack of nationwide coverage)
-Pricing for Packages and Ala-carte options can be conflicting and inconsistent (e.g. AXN HD is available of Dual Def 549 and 999..........BUT wala sya sa 1799 or 1999 na plan)
-On-Demand service requires Sky Broadband connection..............and I heard that may latency and inconsistency ang Sky Broadband. It makes me wonder kung mawawalan ang signal habang nanonood ako (although this remains to be seen)

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That said:

Right now, meron kami:
Sky Cable Dual Def 999 + Animax (50 PHP/month) + Comedy Central HD (PHP 50/month)........para sa bedroom and isa para sa living room

However:
I'm planning na maglagay ng Cignal TV next year malapit sa may computer room para makapanood ng TV ang kapatid ko while playing.

The choice would be either:
1) Cignal Satellite Prepaid 590
OR
2) Cignal via PLDT FIBER OPTIC PLAN 3500

That said, I need your opinion and insight.

Should I go for satellite dish or fiber optic broadband???

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #27 on: Oct 26, 2015 at 09:49 PM »
Which is better?
Skycable..trust me.

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #28 on: Oct 27, 2015 at 08:33 AM »
Cignal... dont trust me. :D

Check mo nalang sir channel line ups. Kung alin yun mas madalas mo panuodin at yung alam mong mas mamamaximize mo yung bayad.

From destiny cable, nag switch ako sa Cignal dahil sa NBA Premium, Fox sports channel lalo na yung Fox3HD dahil madalas pinanunuod namin Motogp and F1.

Kung mahilig ka sa NBA, kasama na sa Postpaid channel line up yung NBA premiums. Sa iba need mo pang magbayad ng extra.

Personal opinion ko lang ito.

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Re: Sky Cable HD vs. Cignal Satellite HD
« Reply #29 on: Oct 27, 2015 at 08:37 AM »
Free na rin NBA Premium HD sa Dual Def 999.