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ISDB-T gets official nod from President Aquino




During a conversation with Shinzo Abe, the current Prime Minister of Japan, President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III mentioned that our country will soon be migrating to ISDB-T (Integrated Service Digital Broadcasting – Terrestrial) signal from the current analog setup.

According to President Aquino, the determining factor that finally swayed him to give the go signal was the reliability of ISDB-T even during calamities such as the Fukushima incident in Japan.

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Before the decision was made, NTC has already zeroed in on two possible candidates; the ISDB-T and Digital Video Broadcasting – Terrestrial 2 (DVB-T2) from Europe. Based on their research, the Japanese standard proves to be the better option as far as the migratory cost is concerned. Moreover, unlike the DVB-T2, the ISDB-T is equipped with early warning mechanism which will come in handy during typhoons and earthquakes.

Although the decision puts the long-delayed transition to digital broadcast one step closer to reality, NTC commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba claims that it will take five more years for the transition to be finished.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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18 Responses

  1. ShaiLong says:

    under Pnoy lang nag ka Digital Television angbtagal no

    • pixel says:

      actually mga late 2000’s pa yan na proposal college pa ako nyan at nagpapaseminar na nun about ISDB-T kaso madaming epal like ng GMA. Ang target sana ay 2015 na fully digital na ang Pinas. Kaso nung napagkaisahan na ang ISDB-T na gagamitin dun naman nabinbin ng mahigit 4 years sa mesa ni PeNoy.

  2. IC DeaDiPoL says:

    i remember those early warning popups when watching anime from japan, it shows a superimposed map of the effect on the lower left and additional text information regarding the incident (magnitude, location and other advisories). Hope migrating our existing tv sets would be easy.

    • kamote says:

      Ang mahirap kasi dito eh madami nanamang mga aalma lalo na yung mga less fortunate. Magrereklamo yan bakit kelangan pa nilang bumili ng additional na equipment para lang maka-panood eh gumagana naman na dati pa tska wala naman silang makikitang pagbabago.

  3. Dredd says:

    Sana mabago na rin ang mga palabas sa TV sa Pilipinas! Puro na lang mga walang kabuluhan na telenovela ipinapalabas e. Puro basurang noontime shows at puro walang kwentang programa! We need entertainment on our TVs not the current trash we are getting on our TVs!!!

    • zaffron says:

      Wow dude makapagsalita ka. Wala ba kayong cable TV? laki ng problema mo. sumulat ka sa abs-cbn at gma kung yan ang himutok mo.

    • robrob says:

      mejo totoo naman mga sinasabi nya. ahehe, madalas ang mga palabas natin eh mga walang katuturan at mga walang sense, at kung papanuorin mo eh nakakabobo, of course there exceptions.
      kawawa naman ang mga kabataan natin dito, ang mga pinapanuod ay mga telenobela na minsan ay may violent or sexual scenes.
      buti pa noon may hirayamanawari, sineskwela, etc.
      ngayon puro bad influence na mga palabas. kaya pabobo ng pabobo henerasyon dito eh.

      opinion lang, sana walang masaktan at walang violent reaction

    • Packing Tape says:

      Agree! Yung mga telenovela sa TV puro naman mga walang katuturuan at ang masama pa, tinturuan ang mga kabataan ng kalaswaan at karahasan. Tapos, ang mas masama pa, yung mga telenovela dito sa ‘Pinas, sobrang clichéd…as in walang kasawa-sawa ang mga nanonood sa mga palabas na halos pare-parehas lang ang kwento, characters at premise. Mga utak fifth-grader siguro yung mga producer ng mga telenovela dito sa Pinas eh…pare-parehas lang ng kwento yung mga palabas, pinapalitan lang ng pangalan. At eto pa, tinuturuan pa ang mga kabataan ng same-sex marriage na sadyang napaka-imoral. Yang mga walang kwentang palabas sa TV ay siyang lumalason at kumakain sa isipan ng mga kabataan ngayon.

      Nagbubukas lang ako ng TV kapag may balita or documentary pero kapag humirit na ang mga bulok at clichéd, uninnovative na gameshow at telenovela, patayan na ng telebisyon.

    • ???? says:

      Sang ayon ako sa paskil ni Dregg.

      @zaffron: Wala naman sigurong masama sa pagsasabi ng opniyon niya sa mga palabas sa TV hindi ba? Lalo na at may katotohanan naman.

    • wew says:

      cmon guys hindi lang po kayo ang nanonood ng tv, kung kayo npapangitan kayo sa mga palabas ung iba eh hindi. kasi nga sabi nyu parepareho na lng,pero still nakakpagon air parin sila kasi may mga nanonood. try nyung magcable nang di na kayo magreklamo.

  4. Iyan Sommerset says:

    Can’t wait. We already had our cable cut and are using homemade digital TV-compatible antennas (total cost, 300php from Ace Hardware materials)…only to find out that the current frequencies local broadcasters use are too low to be clear with the homemade antennae. Here’s hoping the migration to digital UHF frequencies for the major networks will be seamless.

    • Mickey says:

      Hi, I am interested on how you did it. I hope you can help me, I bought an ISDB-T receiver in China but it doesn’t seem to work, I don’t know if its incompatible or is it just me. Thanks.

  5. silentwarrior says:

    TV?

    Mas nanonood ako ng Youtube kesa sa local TV natin. Pag nawala ang mga local TV channels one day, I won’t miss it.

  6. Francis says:

    Maganda talaga ang digital TV. I was able to watch over the air digital TV in Canada. The system might be different than DVB-T but the picture quality is like direct from a blu-ray. No shadows plus there are additional data carried showing the schedule for the whole day with details about each show.

  7. Name: mdm782010 says:

    epal nman talaga GMA7…ayaw gumastos sa bagong technology kasi yung mga clear signal ng tv transmitter nila pagsimula ng digital tv magiging junk or surplus na.

    • Mang Kanor says:

      Ser, mukhang nahuli ka na sa balita.

      May ISDB-T test na po ang GMA pero tama ka parin na epal parin strategy nila.

  8. Mickey says:

    Mga Sir, ano po ba yung pinamimigay ni Ted Failon na black box? kasi nakabili ako ng isdb-t one seg sa China nung mapadpad ako dun, pero pag try ko dito sa Manila “no signal” sya kahit anong scan ko walang masagap. Salamat.

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