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Re: PLDT's Cignal HD
« Reply #120 on: Sep 24, 2009 at 12:46 PM »
My father-in-law subscribed to this... pero parang hindi sulit sa price so he will stop the subscription first. Once there are more HD channels, and if the price is lowered, he will consider it again. medyo buggy rin kasi yung set-top box. Sometimes, it doesn't react well with the remote. You'll need to reset the unit for it to work again.

Siguro if they have around 20 HD channels already, and the price is the same, then join na rin ako! :-)


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Re: PLDT's Cignal HD
« Reply #121 on: Sep 28, 2009 at 11:34 AM »
Has anyone tried purchasing another box to accomodate another separate TV?

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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #122 on: Sep 30, 2009 at 12:30 PM »
Share ko lang guys from filsat.com

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Starting October 1, you guys will be the first to have have HBO HD on Cignal's HD Package. It's just a mirror channel of HBO Asia SD but on HD.

http://worldscreen.com/articles/display/22645

http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/200909294830/hbo-goes-hd-in-hong-kong.html

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/world/news/e3ife9d9d88fcefbc dcd697f8b82ba8a724

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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #123 on: Sep 30, 2009 at 12:54 PM »
Just called Cignal, here is the list of HD channels this Oct 1

1. ESPN-HD
2. Star Sports -HD
3. Star Movies -HD
4. HBO-HD
5. F/X HD
6. Sony Entertainment HD
7. Playhouse Disney (full program na daw ito, dati kasi preview lang huh?)

for SD channels

1. Cinemax

1,299/mo na ang babayaran ng dating 790/mo

You have the option not to get the 7 new HD channels.

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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #124 on: Sep 30, 2009 at 05:23 PM »
so it will be a total of 10 hd channels including voom, history and playhouse that was already there before? I don't mind paying additional 500 as long as you have better choices for hd channels. That is the reason why i subscribe to Cignal.

I hope Cignal can give us free 2 months for early subscribers like me.  ;)

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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #125 on: Sep 30, 2009 at 07:01 PM »
any news on when this will be available in Manila ? I saw some commercials on Tv already

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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #126 on: Sep 30, 2009 at 10:44 PM »
Just called Cignal, here is the list of HD channels this Oct 1

1. ESPN-HD
2. Star Sports -HD
3. Star Movies -HD
4. HBO-HD
5. F/X HD
6. Sony Entertainment HD
7. Playhouse Disney (full program na daw ito, dati kasi preview lang huh?)

for SD channels

1. Cinemax

1,299/mo na ang babayaran ng dating 790/mo

You have the option not to get the 7 new HD channels.

wow talaga? all of those HD channels tomorrow? I have skycable HD, pero mukhang mas maganda ang lineup ng cignal so far.

Is this an exclusive deal for Cignal?

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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #127 on: Sep 30, 2009 at 10:51 PM »
wow talaga? all of those HD channels tomorrow? I have skycable HD, pero mukhang mas maganda ang lineup ng cignal so far.

Is this an exclusive deal for Cignal?

yeah ang ganda ng HD channel line up ng Cignak, pero sana iimprove din nila yung SD lineup nila. :(
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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #128 on: Sep 30, 2009 at 10:53 PM »
Just called Cignal, here is the list of HD channels this Oct 1

1. ESPN-HD
2. Star Sports -HD
3. Star Movies -HD
4. HBO-HD
5. F/X HD
6. Sony Entertainment HD
7. Playhouse Disney (full program na daw ito, dati kasi preview lang huh?)

for SD channels

1. Cinemax

1,299/mo na ang babayaran ng dating 790/mo

You have the option not to get the 7 new HD channels.

sir do you know the latest list of SD channels?  thanks!
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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #129 on: Sep 30, 2009 at 10:56 PM »
yeah ang ganda ng HD channel line up ng Cignak, pero sana iimprove din nila yung SD lineup nila. :(

for the consumer who wants it all, it seems the best way is to avail of another service provider's SD, like sky or global, and get Cignal's HD content din. however this is a hassle. and way more expensive.

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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #130 on: Sep 30, 2009 at 11:06 PM »
sana tapatan ng skycable ung hd line up ng cignal pati ung price
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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #131 on: Sep 30, 2009 at 11:17 PM »
any news on when this will be available in Manila ? I saw some commercials on Tv already

It's already available in QC. I wonder if Sky cable will allow cignal to broadcast UAAP in HD

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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #132 on: Oct 01, 2009 at 08:08 AM »
Checked this 4:30AM, updated na EPG, nakalagay na 7 new HD channels, kaso Star Sports and Sony Entertainment pa lang ang may broadcast, maybe later in the day, mag bro-broadcast na lahat ng HD channels. Ang nadagdag lang na SD channel ay Cinemax, pero more to come pa daw na SD and HD. Now, check ko muna quality ng new HD channels. Will keep you guys posted.
 

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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #133 on: Oct 01, 2009 at 08:11 AM »
Yup, total of 10 HD channels, ako din hoping for free month para ma check quality ng HD. At least ito na lang regalo nila sa mga naunang Cignal HD subscribers

so it will be a total of 10 hd channels including voom, history and playhouse that was already there before? I don't mind paying additional 500 as long as you have better choices for hd channels. That is the reason why i subscribe to Cignal.

I hope Cignal can give us free 2 months for early subscribers like me.  ;)

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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #134 on: Oct 01, 2009 at 09:07 AM »
voom hd channel was taken out of the line up. Only 8 hd channels as of now. They were HBO (no signal yet), star movies (no signal yet), FX (broadcasting), History, Playhouse, Sony entertainment (broadcasting), ESPN (no signal yet) and star sports (broadcasting).

Customer service of cignal informed me of additional hd channel on oct. 19.

I hope cignal subscriber can get full broadcasting for the next few days.


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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #135 on: Oct 01, 2009 at 11:14 AM »
pati additional sd channels.....

cinemax lang ang nadagdag as of today ???
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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #136 on: Oct 01, 2009 at 12:17 PM »
what I saw this morning, the F/X channel being broadcast today is actually voom hd content,

voom hd channel was taken out of the line up. Only 8 hd channels as of now. They were HBO (no signal yet), star movies (no signal yet), FX (broadcasting), History, Playhouse, Sony entertainment (broadcasting), ESPN (no signal yet) and star sports (broadcasting).

Customer service of cignal informed me of additional hd channel on oct. 19.

I hope cignal subscriber can get full broadcasting for the next few days.



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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #137 on: Oct 01, 2009 at 09:22 PM »
whats the official SD channel line up?

Gawa na ang tayo muna ng moving list, edit na lang pag may nadadagdag or naaalis.

So far heto ang HD line as per Grimlock?


HD Channel Line Up

1. ESPN-HD
2. Star Sports -HD
3. Star Movies -HD
4. HBO-HD
5. F/X HD
6. Sony Entertainment HD
7. Playhouse Disney


-tama ba sir?


SD channel Line up EXCLUDING free to air channels
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???????
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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #138 on: Oct 02, 2009 at 08:16 AM »
Bro Anchit, here is the status of channel line-up of Cignal as of Oct 2, 2009.

HD Channel Line Up

1. ESPN-HD- no broadcast
2. Star Sports -HD- w/ broadcast not true HD, upconverted SD
3. Star Movies -HD- no broadcast
4. HBO-HD- no broadcast
5. F/X HD- w/ broadcast but Voom-HD content
6. Sony Entertainment HD- w/ broadcast not true HD, upconverted SD
7. Playhouse Disney- HD broadcast
8. History-HD- HD broadcast

SD Channel lineup(sama ko na free SD kasi kasama ito sa transponder)

ABS-CBN 2
NBN 4
CNN International Asia Pacific
QTV 11
DZRH TV
Disney Channel Asia
C/S 9
Bio Asia
PBO
Viva Cinema
Basketball TV
TV 5
GMA 7
ETC
Studio 23
IBC 13
Cartoon Network
AXN
2nd Avenue
HBO Asia
Cinemax Asia
Net 25

SD only- P390 a month
HD only- 990 a month
SD+HD combo- 1299 a month

you may call Cignal at 8956353 or 8901165 for more details or visit www.cignal.tv


Please note that Cignal is a DTH satellite provider, so expect na hindi sandamakmak na channels unlike cable. Advantage ni Cignal, true digital, malinaw SD channels nya at HD talaga broadcast ng HD channels unless specified. For the new HD channels, will keep you posted on developments.

« Last Edit: Oct 02, 2009 at 08:20 AM by Grimlock »

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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #139 on: Oct 02, 2009 at 04:27 PM »
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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #140 on: Oct 03, 2009 at 02:26 AM »
question lang po regarding Cignal.

1. is this readily available sa Manila?
2. pwede ba sya gamitan ng splitter like cable na pwede kahit ilang tv or one connection one tv lang?
3. ano ito may parang "digibox" na instead na sa hdtv ka maglilipat ng channel eh dun ka sa "digibox" maglilipat? Di ko kasi magets yung nasa site nila na "Set Top Box"
4. Set Top Box = Digibox ??
5. Mabilis lang kaya magapply for this and what usually ang requirements?

Thanks in advance!! Pasenxa na kasi hanap talaga ako ng magandang provider ng HD Channels eh

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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #141 on: Oct 03, 2009 at 07:52 AM »
Bro Anchit, here is the status of channel line-up of Cignal as of Oct 2, 2009.

HD Channel Line Up

1. ESPN-HD- no broadcast
2. Star Sports -HD- w/ broadcast not true HD, upconverted SD
3. Star Movies -HD- no broadcast
4. HBO-HD- no broadcast
5. F/X HD- w/ broadcast but Voom-HD content
6. Sony Entertainment HD- w/ broadcast not true HD, upconverted SD
7. Playhouse Disney- HD broadcast
8. History-HD- HD broadcast

SD Channel lineup(sama ko na free SD kasi kasama ito sa transponder)

ABS-CBN 2
NBN 4
CNN International Asia Pacific
QTV 11
DZRH TV
Disney Channel Asia
C/S 9
Bio Asia
PBO
Viva Cinema
Basketball TV
TV 5
GMA 7
ETC
Studio 23
IBC 13
Cartoon Network
AXN
2nd Avenue
HBO Asia
Cinemax Asia
Net 25

SD only- P390 a month
HD only- 990 a month
SD+HD combo- 1299 a month

you may call Cignal at 8956353 or 8901165 for more details or visit www.cignal.tv


Please note that Cignal is a DTH satellite provider, so expect na hindi sandamakmak na channels unlike cable. Advantage ni Cignal, true digital, malinaw SD channels nya at HD talaga broadcast ng HD channels unless specified. For the new HD channels, will keep you posted on developments.



Sir,

How'd you know that these channels are upconverted from SD to HD? did they specify this or did you see notice from the signal quality? and another question - how do these upconverted channels compare to their SD counterparts? Malaki ba ang difference?

Thanks!


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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #142 on: Oct 03, 2009 at 09:59 AM »
Bro Anchit, here is the status of channel line-up of Cignal as of Oct 2, 2009.

HD Channel Line Up

1. ESPN-HD- no broadcast
2. Star Sports -HD- w/ broadcast not true HD, upconverted SD
3. Star Movies -HD- no broadcast
4. HBO-HD- no broadcast
5. F/X HD- w/ broadcast but Voom-HD content
6. Sony Entertainment HD- w/ broadcast not true HD, upconverted SD
7. Playhouse Disney- HD broadcast
8. History-HD- HD broadcast

SD Channel lineup(sama ko na free SD kasi kasama ito sa transponder)

ABS-CBN 2
NBN 4
CNN International Asia Pacific
QTV 11
DZRH TV
Disney Channel Asia
C/S 9
Bio Asia
PBO
Viva Cinema
Basketball TV
TV 5
GMA 7
ETC
Studio 23
IBC 13
Cartoon Network
AXN
2nd Avenue
HBO Asia
Cinemax Asia
Net 25

SD only- P390 a month
HD only- 990 a month
SD+HD combo- 1299 a month

you may call Cignal at 8956353 or 8901165 for more details or visit www.cignal.tv


Please note that Cignal is a DTH satellite provider, so expect na hindi sandamakmak na channels unlike cable. Advantage ni Cignal, true digital, malinaw SD channels nya at HD talaga broadcast ng HD channels unless specified. For the new HD channels, will keep you posted on developments.




salamat bro! so far looking good, last time i checked walang AXN eh. Same question here sir regarding "upconverted" signals, how do they fare against SD channels? at bakit labelled HD? ???
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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #143 on: Oct 03, 2009 at 11:54 AM »
question lang po regarding Cignal.

1. is this readily available sa Manila?
2. pwede ba sya gamitan ng splitter like cable na pwede kahit ilang tv or one connection one tv lang?
3. ano ito may parang "digibox" na instead na sa hdtv ka maglilipat ng channel eh dun ka sa "digibox" maglilipat? Di ko kasi magets yung nasa site nila na "Set Top Box"
4. Set Top Box = Digibox ??
5. Mabilis lang kaya magapply for this and what usually ang requirements?

Thanks in advance!! Pasenxa na kasi hanap talaga ako ng magandang provider ng HD Channels eh
hi bro...i've been a Cignal subscriber since april pa po..

1.  yes, available in manila, (im from sampaloc area)
2.  no, one stb per tv.
3.  yes, you have to use the receiver's remote to navigate the channels. just set your HDTV to AV input
4.  yes, though it's a proprietary sat box but commonly referred as such.
5.  yes mabilis lang, contact their cust. service 895-6353 or by email at [email protected]

i only pay P390 / month (sd lineup) since wait mode pa sa mas maraming HD channels line up  :D :D

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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #144 on: Oct 03, 2009 at 02:59 PM »
just got info,,papalabas pala sa Cignal PPV yung laban ni Pacquiao against Cotto... pag sponsor daw ang Smart sa fight e free yung viewing, pag nde daw sponsor, may additional fee... :) :)

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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #145 on: Oct 03, 2009 at 06:51 PM »
One tv per digibox. But you can use splitter on other additional tv. Ang problema lang ay paglipat ng channel ng isa, yung iba din maglilipat ng channel. Di ko lang sure kung mag-iiba quality ng hd channels.

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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #146 on: Oct 04, 2009 at 11:22 AM »

ang medyo mabigat is yung mga one time fees. :(  nasa 4k right?
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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #147 on: Oct 04, 2009 at 04:42 PM »
i paid 6590.00 on the day the installer installed the unit. It includes. 1 HD Set Top box, Smart card, Cignal dish and 1 month subscription fee.

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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #148 on: Oct 05, 2009 at 07:20 AM »
merging topic with the one in the general hd discussion, i think it will be more appropriate there. thanks.

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Re: Cignal satellite cable
« Reply #149 on: Oct 05, 2009 at 10:11 AM »
on the question on how to recognize true HD and upconverted. Firstly, you will notice the broadcast. HD content are really defined, small things are noticeable, even makeup. Upconverted broadcast is like watching dvd on an upconverter/upscaller player, so clearer compared to SD. Second is that the station ID of the content provider usually boast that they are in HD, e.g. History-HD, Discovery-HD, etc. In the case of HBO HD, HBO flashes from time to time "you are watching "title of show/movie" in High Definition" since they can not put yet HBO-HD in their station ID since HBO is broadcasting the same show/movie in SD.
My initial experience w/ HBO-HD last weekend were superb. Watched Sydney White, Hellboy II and Mama Mia!, all in blu-ray quality broadcast.