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Affordabox
« on: Jun 28, 2020 at 01:13 PM »
Anyone tried this yet?

Curiois on the ff:
What's the output resolution? Is gma's signal HD?
It says on the box that it has an indoor antenna, how effective could that be?

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #1 on: Jun 28, 2020 at 07:19 PM »
Shipping pa lang sakin from LAZADA. Will report back.
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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #2 on: Jun 29, 2020 at 10:54 PM »
Timing is very convenient for this box. Baka hindi na rin magamit ang TV Plus in the near future eh.
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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #3 on: Jun 29, 2020 at 11:54 PM »
not sure if you have tried just connecting an antenna to your TV... the two TV's that I have (both LG's) are compatible with our DBV-T digital signal ... if your TV already support such, and your purpose is only to get free to air channels, there's not much advantage getting a tv box ... I actually purchased a TV Plus and another tv box (Easy TV i think) and gave both to my brothers when I tested that direct connection of antenna to the tv works - less complexity as you only need one remote control, and it's actually clearer
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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #4 on: Jun 30, 2020 at 05:41 AM »
^bro are you getting a 16:9 feed for GMA channels on your TV? I seem to be getting just 4:3 aspect only.
« Last Edit: Jun 30, 2020 at 05:46 AM by oznola »

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #5 on: Jun 30, 2020 at 10:06 AM »
Anyone tried this yet?

Curiois on the ff:
What's the output resolution? Is gma's signal HD?
It says on the box that it has an indoor antenna, how effective could that be?
ordered mine for our old LCD TV, hindi pa din dumadating. pero from what I saw in the ads, RCA connection lang ito just like first version ng TVPlus.

not sure if you have tried just connecting an antenna to your TV... the two TV's that I have (both LG's) are compatible with our DBV-T digital signal ... if your TV already support such, and your purpose is only to get free to air channels, there's not much advantage getting a tv box ... I actually purchased a TV Plus and another tv box (Easy TV i think) and gave both to my brothers when I tested that direct connection of antenna to the tv works - less complexity as you only need one remote control, and it's actually clearer

afaik, ISDB-T ang Phils. and I think most new TVs nowadays have ISDB-T tuner na.

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #6 on: Jun 30, 2020 at 10:39 AM »
ordered mine for our old LCD TV, hindi pa din dumadating. pero from what I saw in the ads, RCA connection lang ito just like first version ng TVPlus.

This one shows with HDMI output





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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #7 on: Jun 30, 2020 at 10:43 AM »

afaik, ISDB-T ang Phils. and I think most new TVs nowadays have ISDB-T tuner na.

this is true. most don't even advertise it na sa specs nila. just check the TV settings, if it shows digital, it can receive the signal. just get a decent digital antenna.

This is what i use: https://shopee.ph/product/45528824/1195658957

im only interested lang din naman with 2 channels, CNN at yung GMA. minsan GMA News TV 11.

« Last Edit: Jun 30, 2020 at 11:04 AM by oznola »

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #9 on: Jun 30, 2020 at 11:52 AM »
galing naman ng GMA.. pwede mo narin gawing media player.

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #10 on: Jun 30, 2020 at 06:16 PM »
not sure if you have tried just connecting an antenna to your TV... the two TV's that I have (both LG's) are compatible with our DBV-T digital signal ... if your TV already support such, and your purpose is only to get free to air channels, there's not much advantage getting a tv box ... I actually purchased a TV Plus and another tv box (Easy TV i think) and gave both to my brothers when I tested that direct connection of antenna to the tv works - less complexity as you only need one remote control, and it's actually clearer
I don't think pwede kasi imported from US tv ko heheh. but thanks for the tip!

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #11 on: Jul 06, 2020 at 02:53 PM »
finally got one and here's my take on it:

cheap set top box that gets the job done.

GMA channel is clear, probably 480P, but talo pa rin ng HD before ni ABS CBN sa Cignal. Mas malinaw pa 'yung nakukuhang signal ng CNN HD.

I can use the antenna of my Cignal satellite dish, but hindi nya nakukuha 'yung ibang channels (ie. walang CNN HD).

Included antenna is long enough (around 3 meters). Added bonus - magnetic base 'yung antenna if you want to mount it to a metal.

Switching channels would have a second delay on the video (audio is instant). Probably because of the chips used.

Walang kasamang HDMI cable.

Remote control is OK, small but easy to use.

Set up was a breeze, and signal searching takes less than a minute.

With front USB slot for easy access when you want to plug in a drive for movie viewing.

Also able to control my TV to turn on and off when I turn the affordabox's power.

Switching power supply (110v-220v).

My main complaint is how grounded the whole thing is. Buong back panel nakaka kuryente.

Bottom line - sulit naman bumili ng affordabox. Got it for P888 from Shopee with free shipping.
« Last Edit: Jul 06, 2020 at 02:56 PM by curvis »

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #12 on: Jul 06, 2020 at 03:48 PM »
^^ same observation :)

I got mine for 795 pesos using shopeepay voucher & coins ;)

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #13 on: Jul 06, 2020 at 04:47 PM »
Why are people buying this kung meron na silang TVplus?  I rescanned my TV Plus and nawala lahat yung ABS frequency channels and natira lang ung 3 GMA , GMN and Home TV  Asia.

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #14 on: Jul 06, 2020 at 06:11 PM »
Why are people buying this kung meron na silang TVplus?  I rescanned my TV Plus and nawala lahat yung ABS frequency channels and natira lang ung 3 GMA , GMN and Home TV  Asia.

kung my tv plus ka na no need to buy this.. wala pa naman exclusive channels ang GMA eh. except kung gusto mo my extra media player ka. kasi pwede mp to eh

ang tanong sa mga meron na. ano anong mga file ang kaya sa media playing nya? baka mp4 o avi lang.

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #15 on: Jul 06, 2020 at 08:10 PM »
Ahh...oks..Thanks thought I might have been missing something na sa new box na to...Curious lang how many digital broadcast na kaya nyan TV Plus and affordabox ang kayang i view?  Here samin sa Bats. City now 3 channel na lang all from GMA.  How about the other channels TV5,13 and all other FTA channels are they now in Digital broadcast?

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #16 on: Jul 06, 2020 at 10:20 PM »
ordered mine for our old LCD TV, hindi pa din dumadating. pero from what I saw in the ads, RCA connection lang ito just like first version ng TVPlus.

afaik, ISDB-T ang Phils. and I think most new TVs nowadays have ISDB-T tuner na.

My sony x80e (2017 model) is DVB-T/T2 so it is compatible with TVPlus?   

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #17 on: Jul 07, 2020 at 06:47 AM »
My sony x80e (2017 model) is DVB-T/T2 so it is compatible with TVPlus?   

You don't need any box. All you need is an antenna.

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #18 on: Jul 07, 2020 at 07:19 AM »
Why are people buying this kung meron na silang TVplus?  I rescanned my TV Plus and nawala lahat yung ABS frequency channels and natira lang ung 3 GMA , GMN and Home TV  Asia.

for me, I have an old LCD TV (2009 Panasonic) kaya duon ko nilagay affordabox kasi mostly GMA lang pinapanuod ng byenan ko hehe.

My sony x80e (2017 model) is DVB-T/T2 so it is compatible with TVPlus?   

basta may RCA yung TV mo, compatible sa TVPlus. yung affordabox, may HDMI na din.

You don't need any box. All you need is an antenna.

ISDB-T ang Phils, not sure kung may makukuha sya channels kung ang tuner nya eh DVB-T/T2

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #19 on: Jul 07, 2020 at 08:18 AM »
ISDB-T ang Phils, not sure kung may makukuha sya channels kung ang tuner nya eh DVB-T/T2

Hmm. I thought it is compatible tol receive ISDB-T signal. thanks for pointing that out

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #20 on: Jul 10, 2020 at 01:26 PM »
this is true. most don't even advertise it na sa specs nila. just check the TV settings, if it shows digital, it can receive the signal. just get a decent digital antenna.

This is what i use: https://shopee.ph/product/45528824/1195658957

im only interested lang din naman with 2 channels, CNN at yung GMA. minsan GMA News TV 11.



Hi... my dad's TVPlus has difficulty receiving channels, particularly GMA. Probably because of location (Sta Rosa, Laguna).

Would you know if this antenna is better than the stock antenna that comes with the TVPlus? Thinking of buying one and connecting it to the TVPlus. Thanks.

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #21 on: Jul 10, 2020 at 01:40 PM »
^naku can't say for sure. baka same lang or even weaker pa nga. baka mas maganda mag aerial digital antenna na lang given na hirap nga sumagap sa area.

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #22 on: Jul 10, 2020 at 01:47 PM »
^naku can't say for sure. baka same lang or even weaker pa nga. baka mas maganda mag aerial digital antenna na lang given na hirap nga sumagap sa area.

haha... ok lang... no worries. thanks for the quick reply.

I might give it a try... 100 lang naman  hehe   :)

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #23 on: Jul 10, 2020 at 07:26 PM »
I live in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and using TV Plus but with Baron Antenna ... before hindi stable signal ng GMA channels pag stock antenna lng gamit ko.  Not sure if their signal has improved but happy with the reception I got with my current set-up.

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #24 on: Jul 10, 2020 at 09:46 PM »
I live in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and using TV Plus but with Baron Antenna ... before hindi stable signal ng GMA channels pag stock antenna lng gamit ko.  Not sure if their signal has improved but happy with the reception I got with my current set-up.



Hi Czarsky. Thanks for the feedback.

By Baron antenna, you mean the one for analog TV? I believe my Dad has one of those. I'll try connecting it to the TV Plus.


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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #25 on: Jul 10, 2020 at 10:14 PM »
baron antenna.. masasagap ng maayos yan.

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #26 on: Jul 10, 2020 at 10:26 PM »
Hi Czarsky. Thanks for the feedback.

By Baron antenna, you mean the one for analog TV? I believe my Dad has one of those. I'll try connecting it to the TV Plus.



Yup, the same aerial antenna na gamit ko nuon sa Analog TV, konting pihit lng ayos!

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #27 on: Jul 11, 2020 at 03:38 PM »
Curious ako dun sa USB movie reading capacity nito. Ilang GB kaya kaya nyang basahin? 4GB kaya?
Also kaya ba nyang basahin lahat ng movie media files? 5.1 audio?
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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #28 on: Jul 11, 2020 at 09:16 PM »
Curious ako dun sa USB movie reading capacity nito. Ilang GB kaya kaya nyang basahin? 4GB kaya?
Also kaya ba nyang basahin lahat ng movie media files? 5.1 audio?

Yun din tanong ko sa taas. Yung mga meron na.pa feedback naman dito..

4gb ata bro kayam 4tb ata ibig mo sabihin. Malamang di kaya nito

Sa tingin ko with the price of 888 as bonus media player malamang basic playing lang to. Yung mga yify files lang.hehe

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Re: Affordabox
« Reply #29 on: Jul 12, 2020 at 09:05 AM »
Ay tama 4TB ang tinutukoy ko and not 4GB. Ty.

Yun din tanong ko sa taas. Yung mga meron na.pa feedback naman dito..

4gb ata bro kayam 4tb ata ibig mo sabihin. Malamang di kaya nito

Sa tingin ko with the price of 888 as bonus media player malamang basic playing lang to. Yung mga yify files lang.hehe
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