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cignal or sky?
« on: Jul 02, 2011 at 08:56 PM »
If i will avail of HD channels, which is better, Cignal or Sky? i'm considering cost, service, signal strength (esp. when there is rain or typhoon) and most number of good channels.

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Re: cignal or sky?
« Reply #1 on: Jul 03, 2011 at 10:13 AM »
If i will avail of HD channels, which is better, Cignal or Sky? i'm considering cost, service, signal strength (esp. when there is rain or typhoon) and most number of good channels.

Cignal seems to be gaining ground, for a pure digital HD signal source.  Rains or typhoon, sabi ng Cignal di na problema kasi they have a huge satellite dish unlike the previous satellite dish providers.  Service wise, mukhang ok naman kasi PLDT owned to.  And yes, cheaper.

Been wanting to shift to Cignal (from my SKY) kaya lang, mawawala yun Channel 26 Teledradyo DZMM ko which is exclusive to SKY.  He he ;D

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Re: cignal or sky?
« Reply #2 on: Jul 03, 2011 at 11:10 AM »
You just need to look for the thread of Cignal users. The transmission still disappears when it rains.
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Re: cignal or sky?
« Reply #3 on: Jul 03, 2011 at 01:03 PM »
Cignal for me (yes, I'm a Sky HD subscriber). I prefer Cignal because they have surround sound encoded programming for certain HD channels, while Skycable HD only has 2 channel audio. We use Cignal HD in the office, and it's been quite reliable so far (I guess it depends on the location and the dish installation/aim).

As for programming, Cignal has Food Network HD and StarWorld HD, while Sky has Fox Crime HD. Price is almost the same, with Cignal being cheaper by about 108 pesos per month for a similar channel lineup. Cignal had waived the receiver and installation fee for HD subscribers (aside from an initial lease fee of 1290), versus Sky's 5000 peso charge for the HD box, plus installation charge (I don't know if they've changed the prices though).

However, if you're after an extensive SD Channel lineup, then Sky would have you covered (Gold + Platinum packs).



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Re: cignal or sky?
« Reply #4 on: Jul 03, 2011 at 01:17 PM »
You just need to look for the thread of Cignal users. The transmission still disappears when it rains.

+1, madalas mainis dad ko pag umuulan at lalo na pag na tiempo na Balita na. but overall maganda talaga HD lineup and quality kahit ng SD channels. and not to forget ang mura ng PPV nila
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Re: cignal or sky?
« Reply #5 on: Jul 03, 2011 at 02:15 PM »
SKY for me, more channels to enjoy, CIGNAL great pics quality problem lang when the weather is not good ;)
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Re: cignal or sky?
« Reply #6 on: Jul 03, 2011 at 02:37 PM »




Current promos.  I'm looking for good HD service as well.

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Re: cignal or sky?
« Reply #7 on: Jul 03, 2011 at 02:49 PM »
thanks for your replies. actually my priority is the HD channels, since i will maintain my existing cable (cablelink, i'm from paranaque) because we are using 5 tv and only 2 are LED/LCD (full HD). split ko na lang signal from my bedroom and living room para maenjoy HD channels.

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Re: cignal or sky?
« Reply #8 on: Jul 03, 2011 at 02:51 PM »




Current promos.  I'm looking for good HD service as well.

sir, up to June 30 lang yung promo?

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Re: cignal or sky?
« Reply #9 on: Jul 03, 2011 at 04:53 PM »
thanks for your replies. actually my priority is the HD channels, since i will maintain my existing cable (cablelink, i'm from paranaque) because we are using 5 tv and only 2 are LED/LCD (full HD). split ko na lang signal from my bedroom and living room para maenjoy HD channels.

You need separate outlets and set-top boxes either way (unless you want both TVs to display the same channel).

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Re: cignal or sky?
« Reply #10 on: Jul 03, 2011 at 08:13 PM »
You need separate outlets and set-top boxes either way (unless you want both TVs to display the same channel).

ok lang same display. maintain ko pa naman yung existing cable ko (Paranaque cable). para pwede mag HD sa living room esp pag may bisita at may laban si pacquiao :D

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Re: cignal or sky?
« Reply #11 on: Jul 29, 2011 at 04:07 AM »
channel comparison between the two.. taken from their respective websites. hindi ko lang sure kung updated yung listahan nila sa site.

SkycableCignalTV
HD ChannelsHBO HDHBO HD
Star Movies HDStar Movies HD
NBA Premium HDNBA Premium HD
ESPN HDESPN HD
Fox Crime HDFox Crime HD
Nat Geo HDNat Geo HD
Discovery HDDiscovery HD
History HDHistory HD
Food Network HD
Star World HD
SD ChannelsMax (Cinemax)Cinemax
HBO
Star MoviesStar Movies
Cinema OnePBO
Thrill (62)Viva Cinema
Teleradyo*Audio Radio Channels (89.9 FM, etc)
ANC
CNNCNN
BBC World
Bloomberg
Channel News Asia
Aksyon TV (59)Aksyon TV
CNBC (111)CNBC
Fox News (112)
Al Jazeera
Euronews (155)
Disney JuniorDisney Junior
Cartoon NetworkCartoon Network
Hero TV
Nickelodeon
Animax
Disney ChannelDisney Channel
Asian Food Channel
Diva Universal
Lifestyle Network
Velvet
E! (57)
Living AsiaESPN News
ESPNESPN
Star SportsStar Sports
BTVBTV
Balls
Jack TV
Fox Crime
Kix (63)
Solar Sports (70)
Manila Jockey Club
FX (156)
Universal Channel
AXN BeyondAXN Beyond
AXNAXN
Star WorldStar World
Fox ChannelFox Channel
CGE.TV (72)Fox Family Movies
Discovery ChannelDiscovery Channel
Animal PlanetDiscovery Turbo
National GeographicNational Geographic
Knowledge Channel
History
BiographyBio Channel
MYX
MTV Asia
Local ChannelsLocal Channels
International (Arirang, etc)
Religious (EWTN, etc)
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Re: cignal or sky?
« Reply #12 on: Jul 29, 2011 at 08:45 AM »
If you want more HD channels go for Cignal. May rumors din na madadagdagan ung lineup ng HD channels ng Cignal this year so watch out for it. Sana Balls HD yun. hehe. Ang hinahanap ko lng na channel na wala sa Cignal is yung Animax,'coz of Alodia  ;), and Jack TV.

As for the Signal of Cignal, ok naman sya minsan lang talaga tinotopak kaya walang signal pero nung kay bagyong Juaning hindi naman nawala yung Signal.  ;D At least for Las PiƱas area. :)

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Re: cignal or sky?
« Reply #13 on: Apr 15, 2014 at 03:12 AM »
update po sana on this topic..
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Re: cignal or sky?
« Reply #14 on: Apr 16, 2014 at 11:19 AM »
alam ko marami na hd channels ang sky

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Re: cignal or sky?
« Reply #15 on: Apr 16, 2014 at 03:56 PM »
alam ko marami na hd channels ang sky

Actually mas madami na ang sky hd channels kesa cignal ngayon