GMA Network has officially launched the GMA Affordabox Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) receiver in celebration of the network’s 70th anniversary.
The GMA Affordabox is a plug-and-play device that can easily be connected to an analog TV (RCA and HDMI) in order to receive digital television broadcasts. Users can watch GMA, GMA News TV, and the most-awaited Heart of Asia in digital display, as well as all other free-to-air digital TV channels available in their area.
Aside from being a DTT receiver, the GMA Affordabox also has the following features:
• Multimedia Player – can play videos and music from a USB drive, personal video.
• Personal Video Recorder – can record shows from GMA, GMA News TV, and Heart of Asia channels for later viewing.
• Nationwide Emergency Warning Broadcast System (EWBS) – receives alerts from the NDRRMC about any calamity warnings in their area.
• Functional Auto-on Alert Feature – the GMA Affordabox will automatically set off an alarm when it receives an emergency warning.
• Digital Display
• Info Display Enabled – for additional information about programs, schedules, and line-up.
“In celebration of this milestone of reaching seven colorful decades in the industry, we are more than grateful for the Filipinos’ continued trust in GMA Network as we reaffirm our commitment to deliver excellence in news and entertainment. Kaya naman, kasabay ng ika-70 anibersaryo ng inyong Kapuso Network, buong puso naming inihahandog sainyo ang high-quality at abot-kayang digital TV receiver na Para Sa Pilipino—ang GMA Affordabox,” said GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon.
“GMA Affordabox stays true to its name as we make it available in the market at an affordable price, without compromising quality. GMA Network has teamed up with the best product developers and engineers to give you a device built with additional features and high-quality materials at an accessible price. Now, more Filipino homes can start enjoying digital TV viewing,” GMA Network President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr. stated.
The GMA Affordabox is available for a one-time purchase of PHP 888 with no monthly fees. It is now for sale online (Shopee and Lazada) and in stores for the following areas where GMA’s digital signal is already available: Metro Manila, Benguet, La Union, Pangasinan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Bohol, Cebu, Leyte, Davao de Oro, Davao del Sur, and Davao del Norte.