Sorry for necroposting pero I just want to add my opinion
-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
-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
-Longest running Pay TV operator in the Philippines (can anyone confirm???)
-Most number of channel offering (overall/total)
-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.
-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)
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
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
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???