Author Topic: Cignal satellite cable  (Read 523731 times)

0 Members and 3 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline jay2

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Collector
  • **
  • Posts: 378
  • Hi, I'm new here!
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Cignal satellite cable
« on: Apr 19, 2009 at 07:34 PM »



Has anybody tried this new satellite provider?

http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/cignal.html


Inaadvertise sa sulit.com
( http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/1245695/Cignal+Digital+TV+Cavite-+Pacquiao-Hatton+Fight+Live! )
free ang pacquiao-hatton fight next month and the picture quality ay parang dvd.

Been thinking kung papalitan ko na subscription ko sa dream eh.


Offline checkyoulater

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 22
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009 at 04:07 PM »
bago pa kasi sya.  PLDT's first foray into digital cable, i read somewhere that they plan on offering HD content in the future too.  If that happens it'll be a toss up between what they have to offer vs what skycable has.

hopefully, this turns out to be healthy competions with the consumers receiving most of the benefits lol...
42PV80 | WDTV | PCH A-110 |

Offline Grimlock

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Collector
  • **
  • Posts: 347
  • No Magic Mr Slinky!
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2009 at 10:37 AM »
Just got my Cignal last Saturday, very clear reception nga. initial set-up is 4,390 w/ free 1 month, then 390 pesos a month. As per my Cignal agent, channel line-up posted in http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/cignal.html is fixed for the 390 pesos subscription, then additional channel line will be introduced on June, 2009 probably together with the HD channels at additional cost. Soft launch of Cignal in Cavite, Bulacan, Laguna areas. Full launch is also on June, 2009. FYI.

GROOOWL!

Offline Grimlock

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Collector
  • **
  • Posts: 347
  • No Magic Mr Slinky!
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2009 at 10:50 AM »

GROOOWL!

Offline Grimlock

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Collector
  • **
  • Posts: 347
  • No Magic Mr Slinky!
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #4 on: Jun 03, 2009 at 12:13 PM »
Cignal HD channel are now available!. HD channels are History-HD, Disney-Playhouse 1080i and
Cignal HD Channel featuring NBA Finals 2009. You can call Cignal at 8956353 for more details & pricing

GROOOWL!

Offline cHess

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • DVD Addict
  • ***
  • Posts: 522
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #5 on: Jun 03, 2009 at 01:08 PM »
ano ano pa po ang HD channels nila?

Offline newwaveboy

  • Trade Count: (+12)
  • DVD Guru
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,769
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 22
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #6 on: Jun 03, 2009 at 01:43 PM »
@Grimlock ..... are the HD channels come as additional channels (added montly fees)? Or included na dun P390 channel line-up?

Good to know, meron nang alternative sa Dream Satellite ..... sobrang garapal kasi itong Dream - taas nang monthly fees nila pero minimal channel line-up.

No choice kaming mga taga-Laguna & Cavite areas.


 


Offline ganicru

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Collector
  • **
  • Posts: 273
  • Hi!
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #7 on: Jun 03, 2009 at 02:26 PM »
Di daw included sa P390, bali P790 per month. Upgrade pa daw ng box to HD, P4800 + P1K installation, ibabawas yung cost ng old SD box.  Pero wait daw till July, may standard signal na rin nung mga HD channels.

wait muna koh.
Panasonic PV70
Bose acoustimass 7, vcs10, mdl100x3
Velodyne CHT 8R
Kenwood KRF X9090D
Sony BDP S

Offline Grimlock

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Collector
  • **
  • Posts: 347
  • No Magic Mr Slinky!
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #8 on: Jun 03, 2009 at 02:50 PM »
Bro, as per cignal agent, 790 per month for the 3 HD channels plus the basic package of 390, so lumalabas
400 pesos for the 3 HD channels. Pag existing cignal user ka, you need to pay for P4,090 for the digital STB box, 2 meters HDMI cable and installation fee. Pwede na din. They are also working to get Discovery-HD. I la -launch na ang cignal sa public this June so wait tayo for developments.

@Grimlock ..... are the HD channels come as additional channels (added montly fees)? Or included na dun P390 channel line-up?

Good to know, meron nang alternative sa Dream Satellite ..... sobrang garapal kasi itong Dream - taas nang monthly fees nila pero minimal channel line-up.

No choice kaming mga taga-Laguna & Cavite areas.


 



GROOOWL!

Offline newwaveboy

  • Trade Count: (+12)
  • DVD Guru
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,769
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 22
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #9 on: Jun 03, 2009 at 06:15 PM »
Thanks for the info mga pre.

Wait na lang din muna ako till June/July ..... ubusin ko na muna itong 1-month load ko nang Dream Satellite.

By the way, I saw the channel lineup for the basic P390 CIGNAL package ..... still a bit basic compared to your local wired cable provided - BUT sill much better the P390 DREAM package.

Offline Grimlock

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Collector
  • **
  • Posts: 347
  • No Magic Mr Slinky!
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #10 on: Jun 04, 2009 at 08:24 AM »
Yup Sir, nasa initial phase pa lang ang Cignal kaya more to come pa daw esp. HD channels and additional
channel line-up

Thanks for the info mga pre.

Wait na lang din muna ako till June/July ..... ubusin ko na muna itong 1-month load ko nang Dream Satellite.

By the way, I saw the channel lineup for the basic P390 CIGNAL package ..... still a bit basic compared to your local wired cable provided - BUT sill much better the P390 DREAM package.

GROOOWL!

Offline DViant

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • PinoyDVD Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,763
  • HDMI ver 2.0
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 9
PLDT's Cignal HD
« Reply #11 on: Jun 05, 2009 at 12:32 AM »
If you find SkyCable's offering bad here's an alternative

http://www.filsat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8656&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

No corporate site yet but they're rolling it out this month.

Between FTTH and this I am in awe of PLDT's mad mad skills.

Offline iiinas

  • Kagawad
  • Trade Count: (+76)
  • PinoyDVD Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,903
  • -> THXed <-
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: PLDT's Cignal HD
« Reply #12 on: Jun 05, 2009 at 06:37 AM »
wow, thanks for the info. hope the price is competitive.  :)

Offline alvinthx2

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • DVD Addict
  • ***
  • Posts: 690
  • System= source+amplification+speaker+ROOM
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #13 on: Jun 05, 2009 at 07:00 AM »
Will install Cignal sa bahay today, 7590 total cash out for regular and HD bundle.
HAA ISF

Offline iiinas

  • Kagawad
  • Trade Count: (+76)
  • PinoyDVD Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,903
  • -> THXed <-
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #14 on: Jun 05, 2009 at 07:14 AM »
Will install Cignal sa bahay today, 7590 total cash out for regular and HD bundle.

sir alvin, ilang hd channel kasama sa bundle and how much ang monthly? thanks.  :)

Offline jeyps11_c

  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • DVD Addict
  • ***
  • Posts: 716
  • SARS!
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: PLDT's Cignal HD
« Reply #15 on: Jun 05, 2009 at 08:53 AM »
Parang nabasa ko sa Star yesterday ang advertisement nila sa isang article.
400+ (can't remember if 499) for the Discover HD and History HD channels.
Tapos meron ata 700++ for 2 channels on HD, they were even including the broadcast of the NBA Finals in HD.
Pero parang on top of you Sky subscription ang offer nila then you'll need to change your box.
Home is where the Theater is!
Pio AVS520K
Wharf 9.1 and WH2 Center
A-Audio FS
US Audio Sub
WDTV

Offline jeyps11_c

  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • DVD Addict
  • ***
  • Posts: 716
  • SARS!
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #16 on: Jun 05, 2009 at 09:02 AM »
Tama ba intindi ko dun sa channel line up. Around 20 channels pa lang plus the HD channels (if you avail) for 390 + 790.
Home is where the Theater is!
Pio AVS520K
Wharf 9.1 and WH2 Center
A-Audio FS
US Audio Sub
WDTV

Offline blued888

  • Trade Count: (+28)
  • DVD Guru
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,353
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #17 on: Jun 05, 2009 at 09:47 AM »
Tama ba intindi ko dun sa channel line up. Around 20 channels pa lang plus the HD channels (if you avail) for 390 + 790.

Ang alam ko P390 (standard, around 20 channels lang) + P400 (if you want HD).

Not sure where the rest is from. Maybe alvinthx2 can give us a breakdown. :)
« Last Edit: Jun 05, 2009 at 09:48 AM by blued888 »

Offline chris69ners

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Collector
  • **
  • Posts: 263
  • "If u shake it more than twice, ur playin with it"
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #18 on: Jun 05, 2009 at 10:01 AM »
Is this still limited to Cavite/Laguna area only for now?
7.2 / Wharfe9 / HK245 / Sammy51D450 / Philips5986 / Sony RackSys / DQ12x2 / WD1TB / Xtreamer Elvira

Offline radforce

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Collector
  • **
  • Posts: 130
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #19 on: Jun 05, 2009 at 11:56 AM »
im interested din with this provider :)

but will wait na lang muna for feedback from our fellow members, hopefully maging maganda yun Signal on Las pinas area :)

« Last Edit: Jun 05, 2009 at 12:00 PM by radforce »

Offline alvinthx2

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • DVD Addict
  • ***
  • Posts: 690
  • System= source+amplification+speaker+ROOM
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #20 on: Jun 05, 2009 at 03:42 PM »
Regarding HD, wala pa ako sa bahay, but Disney pa lang at NBA finals, wala pa raw History channel for now. When I get home, I'll check the line up, Hoping for the addition of Discovery HD channel sana.
HAA ISF

Offline metalgodz

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Collector
  • **
  • Posts: 53
  • there is a GOD and you're not him...
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #21 on: Jun 05, 2009 at 04:33 PM »
Is this still limited to Cavite/Laguna area only for now?

i believe limitation is on the dealer / support side only not on the coverage (should be nationwide) since this is via satellite. you can always buy the kit (ant and box) and install it yourself wherever your are in the country.

thank you

Offline xdaatom206

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Collector
  • **
  • Posts: 222
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #22 on: Jun 05, 2009 at 05:02 PM »
hi alvinthx2,

could you please confirm the robustness of the the signal? i dont know if all direct to home satellites are all created equal but previously with dream, when it rains you lose the service thus prompted me to discontinue with the service.

thanks.

Offline alvinthx2

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • DVD Addict
  • ***
  • Posts: 690
  • System= source+amplification+speaker+ROOM
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #23 on: Jun 06, 2009 at 06:58 AM »
Yes, you loose the signal when the rain pours.

I have a strong signal coming from the dish and the picture quality is better than Dream. HD was excellent at 1080i and deinterlaced by my pre/pro to 1080p. I watched the NBA finals(replay) last night and the quality is a 10/10! Audio was in stereo and there were no commentaries from announcers. Have not fully compared the regular channels with Dream but it seems that Cignal does not compress as much as it's competitor.

For now just 2 channels for HD , Disney and NBA finals.
HAA ISF

Offline raptor

  • Trade Count: (+24)
  • PinoyDVD Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,184
  • Manila Tifosi
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 13
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #24 on: Jun 06, 2009 at 10:47 AM »
Sirs,

Does it use satellite disc at home similar to Dream, or via cable?
Lay low on AV

Offline alvinthx2

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • DVD Addict
  • ***
  • Posts: 690
  • System= source+amplification+speaker+ROOM
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #25 on: Jun 06, 2009 at 12:36 PM »
Just like Dream
HAA ISF

Offline jeyps11_c

  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • DVD Addict
  • ***
  • Posts: 716
  • SARS!
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #26 on: Jun 06, 2009 at 03:03 PM »
Sayang naman NBA Finals in HD kaso walang commentary. Ang hirap nun.
Home is where the Theater is!
Pio AVS520K
Wharf 9.1 and WH2 Center
A-Audio FS
US Audio Sub
WDTV

Offline Grimlock

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Collector
  • **
  • Posts: 347
  • No Magic Mr Slinky!
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #27 on: Jun 06, 2009 at 11:08 PM »
Just got my Cignal HD this afternoon. Wifey and I are enjoyng the HD very much  :)

HD channels right now is NBA live HD, if there is no game, it is Voom-HD. the other one is History-HD. HD channels are crisp and clear, highly recommended! Clear pa din kahit umuulan!

HD box is Humax XH7000, HDMI connectivity, ethernet and optical audio out, no digital coax audio out

Hope more HD channels and SD channel line-up in the future!



GROOOWL!

Offline jeyps11_c

  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • DVD Addict
  • ***
  • Posts: 716
  • SARS!
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #28 on: Jun 07, 2009 at 03:02 PM »
Sir Grim,

Ilan ang total channels? Baka lang nag iba na comapred to the original 20 that they advertised.
Ano yung Voom-HD...I mean what are they showing?

SAka 1 subscription per TV po ito right. Kasi kailangan ng box per unit. Or pwede din ba parang mga regular cable na splitter lang ang katapat.
Home is where the Theater is!
Pio AVS520K
Wharf 9.1 and WH2 Center
A-Audio FS
US Audio Sub
WDTV

Offline Grimlock

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Collector
  • **
  • Posts: 347
  • No Magic Mr Slinky!
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #29 on: Jun 09, 2009 at 08:19 AM »
There are 3 channels on the initial offering, History-HD, NBA-HD/Voom-HD, Disney Playhouse (to follow)
Then, there are 6 more channels in the testing stage, no list yet but according to my agent, probably, Discovery-HD, ESPN-HD, Nat-Geo-HD. Pag walang NBA game Voom-HD shows general interest shows, fashion docu, may motocross pa ako nakita.

As for the the subscription, you may choose from monthly or 10-months. You will be needing a HD Set top box receiver/decoder (Humax Xh-7000), a 75 cm sattelite dish. LNB, coax cable. This will be provided by Cignal.



Sir Grim,

Ilan ang total channels? Baka lang nag iba na comapred to the original 20 that they advertised.
Ano yung Voom-HD...I mean what are they showing?

SAka 1 subscription per TV po ito right. Kasi kailangan ng box per unit. Or pwede din ba parang mga regular cable na splitter lang ang katapat.

GROOOWL!