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ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #30 on: Sep 26, 2014 at 12:11 AM »
Price?pm po

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #31 on: Sep 26, 2014 at 10:39 AM »
Boss question?...is Digital transmission already available outside of Metro Manila (NCR) area?  What are the current available coverage of this future digital transmission format?

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #32 on: Sep 27, 2014 at 11:23 AM »
As per my sms conversation with you, bro. Kindly reserve 1 unit for pickup tomorrow.

thanks,

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #33 on: Sep 27, 2014 at 09:46 PM »
sir meron pa? reserve me one meetup bukas umaga if possible mga 7:30 am. Im calling you gamit landline

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #34 on: Sep 28, 2014 at 07:12 PM »
Wala akong makuha na signal... :(

I'm wondering if it's because I'm 30 stories up, here in the condo?

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #35 on: Sep 29, 2014 at 09:35 AM »
not all area are covered
and also, the digibox being "given" is not the final approved by NTC digital box
it does not even have an HDMI.

those digibox are early unit version of abscbn for early adoptation.
but they cannot sell it due to delayed digital tv launch.

be careful also, those selling digibox in olx has duped alot of potential buyer
they require deposit on a bank account... P700
ended up as scam.

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #36 on: Oct 01, 2014 at 08:58 PM »
« Last Edit: Oct 14, 2014 at 02:26 AM by digibox »

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #37 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 07:54 AM »
Wala akong makuha na signal... :(

I'm wondering if it's because I'm 30 stories up, here in the condo?

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your antenna must be facing the transmitter antenna
on a line of sight basis, baka nakatalikod yung location mo...
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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #38 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 08:02 AM »
di kaya si ted failon or si joey rebate ang TS? :D.. interested din ako dito.. but this needs an aerial antenna diba?  what will happen kung skycable tv (live line) ang kinabit mo sa kanya? :d
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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #39 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 10:37 AM »
di kaya si ted failon or si joey rebate ang TS? :D.. interested din ako dito.. but this needs an aerial antenna diba?  what will happen kung skycable tv (live line) ang kinabit mo sa kanya? :d

May kasama po itong Indoor antenna, nasa 5m coax cable tapos yung dulo de-magnet yung antena parang pang wifi. Depende po talaga sa location yung sagap ng channel. Na-test ko itong nabili kong unit sa ibaba namin tv, nakasagap sya ng 10 channels tapos nun inilipat ko sa room ko sa 3rd floor using indoor antena nakasagap ng 21channels.

This serves only as our back up since naka Cignal HD po kame sa bahay.

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #40 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 10:45 AM »
Boss question?...is Digital transmission already available outside of Metro Manila (NCR) area?  What are the current available coverage of this future digital transmission format?

same question. for example I have this black box, can I pick up a signal if I'm in Tagaytay?
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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #41 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 11:18 AM »
this digibox is still in the testing phase
signal is inconsistent in most areas.
it is "use at your own risk" for those who just want to try the digital format soon.

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #42 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 11:27 AM »
from my limited understanding, these boxes receive signal from designated towers. i just don't know where these towers are.  the location of the towers will tell us the signal coverage.

true, you can use it in your car while mobile or you can use it in multiple locations but one location at a time since it is a wireless device.

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #43 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 11:44 AM »
di kaya si ted failon or si joey rebate ang TS? :D.. interested din ako dito.. but this needs an aerial antenna diba?  what will happen kung skycable tv (live line) ang kinabit mo sa kanya? :d

i doubt that it is ted failon, because i heard him say that these digibox are not
for sale yet, that is why they give away a unit each day, 5 days a week, so that this
promo has been going on for over two years now so that a total of
more than 520 boxes have been given away...
Ted Failon mentions that they are seeking approval from NTC, the system
they are using is the same as the ones used in Japan...
so that the question is still, what if NTC do not approve and approves another system instead?

if living in a condo, i would advise to avoid locating units near elevator shafts
or big columns, medyo makakaharang ng signal...
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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #44 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 12:04 PM »
ISDB-T standard has been defined and approved for Philippines
this digibox from ABS is their first release which is not type approved yet by NTC.
it is not allowed to be sold at his moment, the reason why they give it away.

but since they have lots of it... they will make a way to dispose it before the approved type of digibox is released.

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #45 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 12:29 PM »
It's not HD quality. It is SD quality comparable to Skycable SD signal. It only has composite video rca jacks. No hdmi. All my channels are clear. I stay in Morato Ave. Very near ABS-CBN, and GMA.

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #46 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 12:41 PM »
Called up ABS-CBN and they claim that even if NTC has already finalized the IRR, the tv+ boxes can still be used.
I guess, they won't really "sell" it if they will not stand by their product. They will be ashamed if all of these boxes will be rendered useless once the IRR has been finalized.

Besides, the boxes are OTA upgradable so if there will be changes once the IRR is finalized, an update can be pushed to the box.

Another thing, the box is already the latest version. The one on top of the latest one was the initial version of the tv+ box.




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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #47 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 12:46 PM »
NBC got the box from TS.
I got the box from NBC to test if I can get signal. I knew his experience but decided to take the risk.
From New Manila and I am also not getting any Signal.
Just for the information of those interested.

Wala akong makuha na signal... :(

I'm wondering if it's because I'm 30 stories up, here in the condo?

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #48 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 12:47 PM »
It's not HD quality. It is SD quality comparable to Skycable SD signal. It only has composite video rca jacks. No hdmi. All my channels are clear. I stay in Morato Ave. Very near ABS-CBN, and GMA.


The box can decode HD signals but sadly it does not have an HDMI output.

Source:
http://www.adth.com/main/products_en_it7200.html

ADTH is the OEM of the box. Model is IT7200.

My experience with the SKY tv+ and comparing it with SkyCable's signal was quite weird.
ABS-CBN 2, ABS-CBN Sports, GMA 7 and GMA News TV are clearer and I mean a huge difference compared to SkyCable's signal. To think I am already using SkyCable's HD box.

On the other hand, TV5 and Aksyon TV are clearer on SkyCable's HD box compared to the tv+ box. Weird.
« Last Edit: Oct 03, 2014 at 01:39 PM by jason13 »

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #49 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 12:54 PM »
@jason13, where is your location?
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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #50 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 01:00 PM »
@jason13, where is your location?

Near fairview.

SKY tv+ and SKYCable HD Digibox  ;D

« Last Edit: Oct 02, 2014 at 01:04 PM by jason13 »

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #51 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 01:04 PM »
digibox is not type approved yet.
yes, it can be used once the approved digibox setup is released but with some limitation like what mentioned. no HDMI.

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #52 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 01:28 PM »
this digibox is still in the testing phase
signal is inconsistent in most areas.
it is "use at your own risk" for those who just want to try the digital format soon.


Sounds no different from Cignal na no signal agad sa konting ambon.
And lately, meron nang bagong error message si Cignal na no service due to 'Sun Outage'
Natural phenomenon achoochoochoo daw.

Dear thread starter: Id still love to take one of these boxes if it's free.
Sms sent to you sir.
« Last Edit: Oct 02, 2014 at 01:37 PM by xgh0st12x »
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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #53 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 01:35 PM »
Sounds no different from Cignal na no signal agad sa konting ambon.
And lately, meron nang bagong error message si Cignal na no service due to 'Sun Outage'
Natural phenomenon achoochoochoo daw.

Dear thread starter: Id still love to take one of these boxes if it's free.

ABS-CBN's tv+ box can still receive signals even when its raining or cloudy, well last time I've used it when we had Glenda, I was able to view ABS-CBN.

Sun Outage is true, it can affect satellite signals.
« Last Edit: Oct 02, 2014 at 01:36 PM by jason13 »

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #54 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 05:42 PM »
Where are the transmissions originating, and what is the coverage area? 

Am from south of Manila (Sta. Rosa Laguna) and am curious if the signals, which I assume are ISDB-T (terrestial)  Free-To-Air transmissions.  Sagap ba dito yan?  Am interested if ever channels can be viewed from this side of the world.  :)

*Curious what would happen to the SkyCable STB's which are DVB-C's when the IRR is implemented.  I assume they would later on be replaced by ISDB-C boxes.

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #55 on: Oct 02, 2014 at 05:44 PM »
Ted Failon in his radio program enumerates what channels are accessible thru this
digibox, the channels are few,  so it is amazing if you can get more channels from what was sold...
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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #56 on: Oct 03, 2014 at 07:10 AM »
it is an open box tuner, unless sky tv+ put a restriction on it.
meaning it can receive and decode all ISDB-T transmitted signal from all network station undergoing testing.
all network are on testing phase may it be alpha , beta and for sure ABS-CBN is already in the final stage since they are the one who initiated this standard. expect ISDB-T devices coming soon including 1 seg devices on mobile phone.

on reception, it is still thru tower transmission and is dependent on how far are you. you will still need an aerial antenna if you are too far from the digital tower. however, not all antenna are capable to get it. there are "digital" design antenna eg. yagi  that is being type approved as well.

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #57 on: Oct 03, 2014 at 07:37 AM »
I get 16 local channels. I listed them on page 1. I get ABS, GMA, TV5, Aksyon, PTV4 and their sub/news channels.

Make sure the box you get has the rubber ducky antenna with around 2m cable. If there is signal in your area, you will see a popup when you got to non ABS channels. This will inititialize other channels. About 30min.

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #58 on: Oct 04, 2014 at 09:10 AM »
Question lang po sa mga current users nitong digibox. Abs cbn signals na lang nakukuha ko ngayon unlike nung una na kasama pati gma at ch5. Sainyo din po ba nawala yung signals ng gma etc?

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Re: ABS CBN DigiBox
« Reply #59 on: Oct 04, 2014 at 09:16 AM »
No GMA,TV5, and Akson. Others I listed on first page are ok.