It was 3 years ago when I blogged about the Digital Box of ABS-CBN, Here finally, NTC has provided its IRR or the Implementing Rules and Regulation for Digital Television. Luckily it was ABS-CBN who has been constantly preparing for this approval and release that just about a month after the NTC's signed IRR, it is now available for commercial selling.
The digital box will be available in a lot of stores, even in SM Cyberzones as ABS-CBN partners with dealers you trust as well. It will come with an antenna, remote control and RCA connectors (for TV to Box connection). It also comes with a warranty of one year, so do not lose your warranty card and submit the filled up form upon purchase.
The boxes that you will see will be the one on the front of this picture, The TV Plus with ABS-CBN Logo as the signal strength. Gone is the old and "fun" loud colored design. ABS-CBN now means we are in business and we are serious to provide you the best digital tv experience.
See who endorses the TV Plus! Its Sarah G!
TVPlus gives you a clear TV reception for a one time fee of P2,500. Unlike cable services, you need to pay monthly of least P550 pesos, and the screen won't be as clear as when you are hooked to this box, because HD boxes are more expensive for different cable companies.
As of this time, DTT signal coverage is initially offered to Metro Manila, key cities in Luzon (Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Benguet) and Metro Cebu. This is now basically almost all of Luzon, soon expansion will be on its way since as per NTC, Philippines will have to shift to Digital TV within a span of 5 years.
* Make sure to buy this product from authorized sellers only! Also, look for the TV Plus logo to be sure that you have the authentic product! (Tip: ABS-CBN Digibox comes with a free ABS-CBN Mobile sim and a free load of 50 pesos) =)
More information on the product here: TVPLUS Site