ABS-CBN TVplus now available for Php2,500

ABS-CBN TVplus now available for Php2,500

Yesterday, we reported that ABS-CBN will launch today its Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) service. Now the TV network has announced that its ABS-CBN TVplus, also known as “The Mahiwagang Black Box”, is now available for purchase.

The ABS-CBN TVplus will offer free-to-air digital channels including ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Sports and Action and four exclusive channels:

• dzMM Teleradyo – an all-day news and current affairs channel
• Yey – an all-day kids entertainment channel
• Knowledge Channel – an informative and educational channel
• CineMo – an all-day movie channel


Below are the areas where signal or frequency is available:

1. Metro Manila
2. Rizal
3. Cavite
4. Laguna
5. Bulacan
6. Pampanga
7. Nueva Ecija
8. Tarlac
9. Pangasinan
10. Benguet
11. Metro Cebu

The box is offered at a one-time payment price of Php2,500 with no monthly fee. It comes with an ABS-CBN Mobile Prepaid Sim Card with Php50 load which can be used for calls, texts, and other mobile services.

It can be ordered online through www.abs-cbnstore.com with free delivery in areas where signal is available. Or at selected appliance, hardware and IT stores including SM Appliance Center, 2GO Express, Solid Service Center, VillMan Computers, and Silicon Valley.

source: ABS-CBN

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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81 Responses

  1. jojo logs says:

    pwede kaya install ito sa kotse na may tv?

  2. Noa says:

    When will the rest of the Philippines get the signal as well?

  3. wasaknawasak says:

    tingin ko pwede sa kotse to, kung di ako nagkakamali parang ganto rin ung nasa mga bus e.
    kelangan mo lang ng inverter or kung may power supply to na DC pwedeng pwede

  4. leypascua says:

    ABS-CBN should ship 4G-enabled set-top boxes. This is a golden opportunity for them as first mover to take on multimedia content sales through a proprietary market. Just imagine the revenues from teleserye sales from this!

    Hoping to try how well this thing works in Batangas.

    Pascua’s Freestyle Kitchen – Bauan, Batangas

  5. Bucci says:

    what’s the USB port for?

  6. Easy E says:

    Ano ang ibang alternative dito na brands (na mas mura) na set-top boxes?

  7. mirror says:

    sana may ganito sa mga probensya ng mindanao. malaking tulong ito lalo na sa mga malalayo. hopefully ABS-CBN will make this as their calling to provide signal to the rest of the phil lalo na sa mga maliliit na public school.

  8. Lunch Box says:

    Yan ang gamit ko sa sassakyan. Sulit lalo na kapag ubid ng trapik.

  9. Candy Rose says:

    Sana mayron din sa iloilo

    • Rex Valenzuela says:

      Wla pa yan sa Iloilo kasi wla pang digital signal ang abs-cbn d2. apparently malapit na. I have already installed this on my car and waiting for the digital signal of abs-cbn to be active. hope soon.

  10. ross says:

    Can we watch competing free-to-air channels (like GMA-7 and ABC-5) through this black box? Or there will be issues like in Skycable?

    • Red says:

      Yes. Other channels are available as long as they offer digital service as well.

      “ABS-CBN DTT head Chinky Alcedo said other networks outside of the ABS-CBN Group can also be received by the box, but only if these networks are offering digital services.

      “Our Mahiwagang Black Box can pick up the transmission of all free-to-air channels broadcasting digitally, so if they configure something that will disallow them to be received by our box, hindi ko masasagot ‘yan,” she told ABS-CBNnews.com when asked if other networks may choose not to transmit to ABS-CBN’s TVplus.”

  11. RaM says:

    May mga local channels ba yan or puro abas-cbn lang?

  12. Lenbe says:

    Eto list of channel, Caloocan Bagong Barrio Area

    1. ABSCBN
    2. Sports+Action
    3. Cinemo
    4. Yey
    5. Knowledge Channel
    6. DZMM Teleradyo
    7. GMA
    8. GMA News TV
    9. Beam – ACJ
    10. Beam – Ten Asia
    11. Beam – ACJ
    12. UNTV-1
    13. UNTV-2
    14. UNTV-3
    15. TV5 HD
    16. TV5 SD
    17. PTV SD1
    18. PTV SD2
    19. PTV SD3
    20. TV5 SD

  13. norie says:

    puede kaya yan sa toledo city, cebu?

  14. gabriel07 says:

    buti nlang out of stock sa farmers Plaza 3k ang bintahan, 2,500 lang pla sa abscbn store. thanks YugaTech

  15. Dingdong says:

    Ayos to para hindi na mapilitan mga taong manood ng mga mabababaw na palabas sa ch7.. Napipilitan manood ng ch7 kase pangit ang quality ng ch2 sa maraming lugar dito sa manila. At least ngayon may choice na :)

  16. denise says:

    pwede rin kaya ang splitter dito para sa multiple connections ng mga TVs sa buong bahay? kung pwede, hanggang ilang TVs kaya?

    • redival says:

      im sure u don’t have more than 10 tv units in ur home. rca connection is hard to split but it can be possible. splitting this can carry 3 to 4 units of tv and also u have to consider the distance bet tv units coz the resistance of the signal will be disrupt if its to much far apart.

    • denise says:

      rca connector ito?.. kala ko tulad din ito sa ordinary cable/antenna connection lang.

  17. Harry Acay says:

    pwede po yan install sa car. nakapag install na po ako. kaya nyo yan diy. sobra linaw nya kahit mabilis takbo ko 100kph. eto po picture http://instagram.com/p/y0qQthKQ3W/

    bsta yung headunit nyo mo pah video and audio in for rca cable then gamit na lang inverter or car lighter adapter. 12v lang po ang power input nya. tapos yung antenna naman nya mafnetic or kahit sa loob nyo na ng car ilagay ok pa din reception

  18. Mr A says:

    Does the box has a HDMI output? It appears that there are channels broadcasting in HD.

    Also, I’m interested to see if CDR-King can find supplier that can also make these. I feel that the appropriate price for this is around 1K.

  19. Churba says:

    Medyo mahal yung box nila lam ko nasa 700-800 lang digibox n yan dati

  20. Gawgaw says:

    For that same amount, makakakuha ka na ng cable tv connection with no monthly fees… If you know where to look.

    Just sayin’. Peace!

  21. jade13 says:

    long overdue na ‘to. sa amin sa Lipa City ang hirap makakuha ng malinaw na channels. sayang ung mga LED, HD tvs natin. sana dumami pa ang competition para sa settop boxes mag mura. thnaks yugatech. hoping maaccommodate na ang Lipa, Batangas area.

    • bobby says:

      Ala eh lakas ng loob bumili ng HD TV pero hindi makapagpakabit ng CATv eh. Masabi lang na may bagong TV eh.

  22. loadex says:

    Instead na bumili ng antenna na ilalagay sa roof, parang eto nalang ang kapalit.

  23. ipaz says:

    Does it means it will make the abs cbn channels in HD if you’re using ordinary antenna?

    • Digital TV is different from HD. They may broadcast in Digital TV, but they can still adapt the SD format until they are ready to go HD. As far as local content go, most of them are already being filmed in HD.

      So, can you receive Digital TV signals with an ordinary antenna?
      Yes, if you have a television set with built-in ISDB-T receivers.
      No, for everything else. You need a set-top box that can receive ISDB-T signals from TV networks.

    • redival says:

      precisely no, bcoz ordinary antenna is in analog form yle this tvplus is in digital form already. it has a different signal.thats y this tvplus has its own antenna so that it can only take digital signals. the free to air ordinary antenna is an analog signal.

    • Easy E says:

      Antenna is antenna. As long as its dimensions are for a certain frequency(/ies), it will receive (or transmit) signals. All signals via radio (wireless communications) are analog. FYI

  24. Erom says:

    From searching the net, according to NTC this will be a national shift from analog to digital, so eventally lahat ng channel should comply…mag start na ata ang shift ng 2015 onwards and there will be a cut off date when all analog broadcasts will be stopped na…

  25. Rhea says:

    Hi po, applicable din po ba ito sa Bacolod City?

  26. kiko says:

    pwede kaya mag record ng programs ito sa usb ?

  27. Tony says:

    Porke sila ang unang nag announce sa public to use digital officially(though di naman sila ang first), tinaas ng sobra yung presyo. shifting to digital does not mean excellent viewing. A lot of factors will affect this. Theres no need to buy a device like this if the tv alone can pick digital signal. With the widespread and potential use of digital tv na sa pinas, sooner it will become the standard and theres no need to buy converter or set top boxes.

    • Kevin says:

      How much do you know would be the reasonable price?

    • Tony says:

      more or less 1k

    • bobby says:

      Exactly, analog TV sets will soon become obsolete. NTC placed a deadline, which is Dec 31 2019. There is a TV manufacturer (I forgot the brand) that sells TV’s that already have digital tuners built-in. Pero, given the ‘sachet economy’ in the Philippines, many consumers would buy this device at the moment before buying a brand new TV.

      Anyway, if you’re a cable subscriber, this won’t be necessary.

    • Tony says:

      Your right. Most of Filipinos cant afford to buy a new one most especially sa mga led and lcd na mahal. So the only choice is to buy a converter.

    • bobby says:

      Even most LEDs today do not have digital TV tuners. I think Devant has TVs with digital TV tuner. Look at your LED TVs if it has built-in ‘ISDB-T receiver’. Otherwise, you need to either subscribe to a cable provider or buy a separate box to receive digital signal. So kahit may pambili ng LED TV at hindi nagpa-cable, the TV can’t receive digital signal (HD or SD).

  28. Joyce says:

    Pwede n po ba yan sa batangas?

  29. booby says:

    Sino-sinong TV networks na ba ang nagfi-feed ng digital?

    • bobby says:

      Sa anong networks ba nagbobroadcast ang Solar Entertainment? Para digital na rin ang ETC, 2nd Avenue, at Solar Sports.

  30. otaku says:

    ano mas maganda yan setup box ng abs o un cignal?

  31. kerr says:

    We got ours for P700. It was last year I think. It was called Sky TV+. Then today it has it’s new branding which is ABS-CBN Tv plus.

  32. naalala ko pa dati may mga nagbebenta lang nito ng 1.2-1.5k sna kinagat ko na pala. nagpalit lang ng pangalan, tumaas na rin presyo. oportunista talaga ang abs.

  33. denise says:

    Andami kong nakikitang nagbebenta ng ganito na kasama daw ang mga solar channels like JACKTV, 2nd AVE., ETC, Solar Sports, etc. Totoo ba yun?

  34. Jaybee says:

    Nilaunch nila ng maaga dahil ang analog frequency channel nila ay below channel 6 which is madaling maapektuhan ang quality ng video.ito ang isa sa mga reasons kung bakit mahina ang ratings nila sa metro manila. .

    Sina suggest ko na huwag niyo bilhin ang BLACK BOX na ito dahil walang itong HDMI PORT. RCA PORTS LANG ANG MERON ITO NA ANG MAXIMUM RESOLUTION AY 720 X 480. SO DI SYA FUTURE PROOF. Di ito pang HD TV. . So kung may mga networks na nag bro beoadcast ng HD, 480 parin ang maximum reaolution mo gamit ang tv box.

    • jet says:

      Understand that it is intended for older as well as new analog sets so it’s gotta be backward compatible to be uaseful for just about any analog tv sets (of the masses most especially). If you’re looking for a more speced up box this ‘aint for you. . . .don’t buy this for your 4k tv and perhaps at the very least if you already got hdtv you must be on cable and surely don’t need this either.

    • simplynice93 says:

      FYI sir, not all digital channels are broadcasting in HD. Most major tv networks are still on SD. May I suggest you get a cabletv subscription if you wish to have HD quality tv and HDMI connectivity. sir jet is correct in saying tv+ is intended for CRT TVs

    • jaybee says:

      Simplicitynice, what i mean di sya future proof since rca port lang sya. so after 2 years na halos lahat na nang network nag bo-broadcast ng HD, Pag gamit mo ng tv+ kahit HD broadcast ay SD parin ang quality coz RCA LANG ANG PORT NITO NA ANG KAYA I OUTPUT IS 480. SO KUNG TV MO IS 32+ MAKIKITA MO ANG KAIBAHAN.

  35. cribix cruz says:

    Sa alibaba $10-20 P400-800 pesos lang yan… masyadong overpriced… lopez bussines model talaga…


  36. mon says:

    walang signal sa pampang yan

  37. Ged says:

    hi Sir Louie tanong lang..

    digital broadcast ang transmission, pero bakit Analog RCA cable ang gamit?
    ibig sabihin ba nito Analog na yung output?
    sa pagkaka alam ko kasi dapat digital cable din ang gamit para masabing digital yung napapanood mo. thanks..

  38. jeff says:

    Abo po mga list ng lokal channels.. Na pwedeng masagap dito.. Full list po.. Ty

    • Mendel says:

      sir jeff, ask ko lang po..anong dapat gawin kapag nag appear sa abs cbn yung “e16 service is currently scrambled”? dun lang po ito nag aappear sa mga extra channels nila like knowledge channels, cinemo, yey, etc.

      And bakit po kaya kapag nagloload yung mga channnels na nabanggit eh tumitigil..di ko tuloy magamit ung mga un =( may issue po ba ang signal? pero bakit ung ibang channels malinaw naman?

  39. Orly says:

    Ako din po same question with sir Jeff. Ilang channels? kasi sa website ng ABS-CBN parang 6 channels lang?

  40. gen says:

    Is there a possibility to connect this device to desktop lcd monitor? thanks

  41. carol says:

    Prior to launching the black box in our place we had a very good tv reception in all channels but when they introduced the black box abs cbn channel 3 ceased to exist on our screen. We can`t help but wonder if this is just a mere coincidence? So we have decided to switch to other networks and we have come to realized that they have more to offer, in terms of entertainment, sports and news and public affairs.

  42. Benedick says:

    Nakikita ko ito ginagamit ng mga FX driver. In fact channel 7 and channel 5 ang pinapanuod nila pero malinaw din. I think digital na din ang ibang network bago pa maglabas ng ganito.

  43. b says:

    Pinagbubura lahat ng comments about sa rca brand na isdbt receiver hdtvplus.com.ph

  44. Les says:

    E16 is currently scambled po nalabas sa free channels namin panu.po un

  45. two words: walang kwenta.

    shiyettt… wala man lang cnn? e sa cignal ko nga na may 50+ channels palipat-lipat na ako eh, dito pa kaya? bakit ka bibili ng device na pampa-bored? kahit cheapskate ka, you’ll understand what a waste of space this is. real cable tv or internet videos are a million times better

    • chris says:

      Hindi naman cable channels ipapalabas ng tv plus mga free to air tv lang na digital ang signal..bakit naman nila ipapalabas ang cable channels ng libre? Hindi sya nagcocompete kay cignal kaya wag mo icompare ang channels na narereceive ng cignal mo.. tvplus is intended dun s mga walang cable tv subscription na gusto makapanood ng malinaw

  46. Janjan says:

    how to fix e16 service is currently scrambled

  47. roger junio says:

    Ilang channel any makukuha?

  48. Lucila Cabonce says:

    Hindi pwede mag umaabot ng signal dito same sogod southern leyte

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  50. cris says:

    Kailan mgkaroon ng signal sa province of cebu sa north banda

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