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Digital TV Box
« on: October 01, 2015, 02:03:31 PM »
bought an RCA DV1401 last night. sulit. linaw channels. perfect alternative sa abs cbn tv plus dahil sa mahal ng benta nila at very limited features yung box nila. di ko din kelangan yung mga exclusive channels ng abs so im happy and satisfied with the RCA.

anyone here using digital tv boxes for their tvs? share kayo kung may antenna mods kayong ginawa. and kung ano ang effective na external hd antenna sa unit nyo.


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Re: Digital TV Box
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2015, 02:17:45 PM »


^ malinaw ba talaga sir marzi? san ka nakascore at magkano? naka Baron antenna pa din kasi kami sa bahay
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 02:40:45 PM »

^ malinaw ba talaga sir marzi? san ka nakascore at magkano? naka Baron antenna pa din kasi kami sa bahay

yup. its clear. malaki yung difference sa analog antenna signal.

sa sm appliance ako bumili. meron din sa ace hardware at electronics boutique(where i first saw it).

btw, DV1402 yung model name ng nabili ko at hindi DV1401. yung mas bago(DV1501) mas malakas daw sagap ng antenna nya dahil powered na.

heres the site kung gusto mo makita

http://sci.com.ph/digitaltvbox/

went home, set it up, channel scan. malabo channels at parang low res ng youtube ang dating.

moved the tiny antenna close to the window. did a factory reset. rescan. boom! linaw. kaso wala lang talaga ABS CBN channels kahit yung free viewing na main channel di masagap sa area namin.

perhaps a little tweaking on the location of the antenna might work. i have a cdr king antenna lying around somewhere and i might try hooking it up later.

yung RCA units na yata pinaka sulit sa mga nakita ko dahil may built in media player sya supporting the commonly used file types(mp4, avi, mkv, etc.) and it has the capability to record the tv shows that you dont want to miss.
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Re: Digital TV Box
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2015, 03:16:35 PM »
kelangan ba ng subscription for it to work? Sorry, naka-analog pa rin kami sa bahay.
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2015, 03:36:34 PM »
no subscription and other fees required. just buy the unit, install, setup and youre good to go.

the product is best used with a LCD/LED tv. sulit yung picture clarity. para kang naka cignal na sat tv, wala lang talaga yung paid channels.

and ive seen buses na may abs cbn tv plus. dun pa lang malalaman mo na malawak yung coverage ng mga channels na nag digital na.

may mga nakita din ako na mods hooking up the unit to their cars entertainment system. feeling ko yung size nung rca yung pinaka sulit dun kahit yung antenna parang yung sa car radio lang.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2015, 03:38:48 PM by marzi »
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2015, 03:55:03 PM »
^^^ get an HD antenna.. you can get 1 from your trusted CDRking. make sure it's labeled HD Antenna. i think it has something to do with the frequency or value of resistance or something like that for digital signal.

please note that even though these boxes are being advertised as HD DTV (high definition digital television), it's not. it's just digital signal. the signal that are being transmitted is just SD (Standard Definition) or 480p. HD(high definition) signal will show @ 720p. again, it's mainly because of the networks transmitting these signals.

if you have an HD/FHD LED TV and you have a digital tv box, notice the quality of what you are watching, its basically being stretched - but, yes it is clear. although i can only say this for what im using (abs cbn black box).

who knows, maybe one day, networks will transmit FHD digital signal sometime.. well maybe after 20years, lol. *pun intended*

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Re: Digital TV Box
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2015, 04:16:57 PM »
Can you make a list of channels na talagang malinaw? thanks
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Re: Digital TV Box
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2015, 06:43:27 PM »
Can you make a list of channels na talagang malinaw? thanks

+1. gusto ko rin malaman.

regarding mkv/mp4 playback, na-try mo na ba magplay ng mga 1080p movies from yify (H264)? walang bang piyok? pwede ba siya saksakan ng 1 tb hard drive?
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Re: Digital TV Box
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2015, 07:28:56 AM »
^^^ get an HD antenna.. you can get 1 from your trusted CDRking. make sure it's labeled HD Antenna. i think it has something to do with the frequency or value of resistance or something like that for digital signal.

please note that even though these boxes are being advertised as HD DTV (high definition digital television), it's not. it's just digital signal. the signal that are being transmitted is just SD (Standard Definition) or 480p. HD(high definition) signal will show @ 720p. again, it's mainly because of the networks transmitting these signals.

if you have an HD/FHD LED TV and you have a digital tv box, notice the quality of what you are watching, its basically being stretched - but, yes it is clear. although i can only say this for what im using (abs cbn black box).

who knows, maybe one day, networks will transmit FHD digital signal sometime.. well maybe after 20years, lol. *pun intended*

yeap, i saw on some posts in PinoyDVD that the cdr king antennas work. a Php280 multi-directional HDantenna works wonders daw.

and yes, the transmission received is at 480p. although there are some rumors that some local channels might transmit at 720p HD(good enough for me) - i wish these networks wont be that stingy and upgrade their facilities to deliver what they promised.

funny i didnt notice it being stretched out though.

Can you make a list of channels na talagang malinaw? thanks

channel 2(malinaw when i tested it in sm appliance but when i got home, di na sya masagap). theres also Sports+Action(free) pero same origination lang naman ng channel 2 so di na rin masagap.

channel 4

tv 5 and aksyon tv

channel 7

gma news tv

BEAM(has 4 sub channels lahat malinaw)

GEM TV(ito yata yung sa iglesia ni cristo)

UNTV

and some other channels na hindi ko pa pinapansin dahil channel 7 at news tv pa lang pinapanooran ko.

RPN 9(CNN Philippines) is weird though. mag start pa lang yata sila mag switch to digital in the coming months. weird dahil its a well known news channel and they shouldve required RPN to deliver quality transmission before they started.
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2015, 10:09:49 AM »
^^^
i have the same as well
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abscbn sports channel
dzmm teleradyo - exclusive to abscbn blackbox
knowledge channel - exclusive to abscbn blackbox
cinemo - exclusive to abscbn blackbox
YEY - exclusive to abscbn blackbox
catsup - basically re-run of tv5 segments

pros of abscbn blackbox - exclusive channels
cons - no hdmi out - although not biggie coz of the signal @ 480p
-no usb input for watching movies thru external drive / usb flash drive - again not biggie coz my tv already have that (saves electricity since i dont need to turn on the box just to watch movies thru usb)
-no direct recording;

BTW, some are reporting they can get 2nd avenue and jacktv! i dont have the RPN9 though...

list of frequencies:
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ETC Frequency: 521.143MHz
Jack City
2nd Avenue
HSN (Blink TV "Test Broadcast")

GMA Frequency: 551.143MHz
GMA News TV
GMA 1SEG (for mobile 1seg built-in tuners)

BEAM SD 1 Frequency: 581.143MHz
BEAM SD 2
BEAM SD 3
BEAM SD 4

UNTV-1 Frequency: 617.143MHz
UNTV-2
ADDTV
UNTV 1seg (for mobile 1seg built-in tuners)

SMNI Frequency: 629.143MHz (offline)

PTV SD1 Frequency: 641.143MHz (New Frequency
PTV SD2
PTV SD3

ABS-CBN Frequency: 647.143MHz
ABS-CBN Sports+Action
CINEMO! ------------------- (Encrypted) Only available on TVplus
YEY! ----------------------- (Encrypted) Only available on TVplus
Knowledge Channels ------ (Encrypted) Only available on TVplus
DZMM Teleradyo ---------- (Encrypted) Only available on TVplus
ABS-CBN 1seg (for mobile 1seg built-in tuners)

Hope Phil HD Frequency: 653.143
3ABN
Hope Inter SD

INC Frequency: 683.143MHz ( offline )

TV5 Frequency: 695.143MHz

AKSYON TV
CATSUP (Test Broadcast)
TV5 1SEG (for mobile 1seg built-in tuners)

try doing a manual search, maybe you can get those channels. again, it depends on the location and how good the position and/or the quality of your antenna.

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Re: Digital TV Box
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2015, 10:53:48 AM »
^might drop by cdr king over the weekend for that antenna. is that passive or active powered? ive no more outlets to plug in to and the heavy duty panther extension i bought is being used by my microwave.

may kasabay ako bumili nun sa sm appliance and they were there testing out the tv plus. they mustve heard me asking for the rca at tinanong nila ko kung ano difference. i just told them that tv plus has those exclusive channels while the one i asked for doesnt. di ko na sinabi yung iba pang cons ng rca dahil baka mag decide sila na yun na kunin and that would mean no sale for the rep assigned to it. so i waited for them to leave before i tested my rca.

sige try ko mag manual search. pansin ko nung nag skim ako ng channel list parang wala yung Jack at ETC channels eh. the wife would be disappointed with that.

and im waiting for cnn to broadcast soon.
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Re: Digital TV Box
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2015, 03:38:04 PM »
it's passive, so no need to find extra outlet.

BTW, for those who wants to watch digital TV on their smartphones, say no more:

http://olx.ph/item/new-gotv-dtv-007-isdb-t-digital-tv-for-android-and-ios-ID6NxfM.html?p=5#0b07e7fe24

it basically livestreaming the content of that digital tv gadget to your cellphone thru wifi. not sure how many devices can connect though.  :-D

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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2015, 04:12:27 PM »
Bumili nako neto, ayos kasi narerecord ko yung mga palabas na inaabangan ko - late night sport shows ng abs/studio23 di nako magpupuyat.
walang ngang cnn. malinaw aksyon tv and tv 5 na dati di namin masagap. can't find untv and net25.
data consumed written on recording is approximately 500mb per 30 minutes.

I used our old indoor antenna na may booster sa digibox na yan, tapos yung antenna na provided ng digibox yun yung kinabit ko sa analog input ng tv. pag sa analog yung signal, yung GMA, Newstv saka studio 23 lang malinaw. haha pag GMA ang pinapanood namin late night (news) analog yung ginagamit ko kasi mas ok yung movement ng images, feeling ko mas mataas ang pfs. Plus din yung nakaka pag play ng digital files yung rca kasi namimili ng video format yung tv namin (limited to mpeg4 and avi) now di ko na kelangang mag convert.

buti nalang di ako bumili ng abscbn blackbox kahit binaba pa nila presyo. salamat sa pagbabahagi!
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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2015, 09:53:56 PM »
SD - Standard Definition (480p) - tvplus



HD - High Definition (720p) - cable channel



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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2015, 08:26:12 AM »
Bumili nako neto, ayos kasi narerecord ko yung mga palabas na inaabangan ko - late night sport shows ng abs/studio23 di nako magpupuyat.
walang ngang cnn. malinaw aksyon tv and tv 5 na dati di namin masagap. can't find untv and net25.
data consumed written on recording is approximately 500mb per 30 minutes.

I used our old indoor antenna na may booster sa digibox na yan, tapos yung antenna na provided ng digibox yun yung kinabit ko sa analog input ng tv. pag sa analog yung signal, yung GMA, Newstv saka studio 23 lang malinaw. haha pag GMA ang pinapanood namin late night (news) analog yung ginagamit ko kasi mas ok yung movement ng images, feeling ko mas mataas ang pfs. Plus din yung nakaka pag play ng digital files yung rca kasi namimili ng video format yung tv namin (limited to mpeg4 and avi) now di ko na kelangang mag convert.

buti nalang di ako bumili ng abscbn blackbox kahit binaba pa nila presyo. salamat sa pagbabahagi!

oo so kelangan 16gb na flash drive ang nakasalpak para madami ka shows na mai save.

ang alam ko kung kakabitan mo ng 3rd party antenna yan tv box kelangan UHF yung antenna dahil yung digital signal sa UHFrequency gumagana.

@Hunk - hehe exclusive lang sa Sky at Destiny cable yan HD di ba? di nila kaya pa mag transmit dun sa reserved frequency nila sa digibox dahil malaki bandwidth at kelangan nila i-let go yung 4 na exclusive channels nila.
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Re: Digital TV Box
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2015, 11:34:53 AM »
^^

Not sure if UHF nga yung antenna, pero kagabi nung naka on na yung booster mas malinaw na, pag naka off parang filtered kasi yung image, and ch 2 is not losing signal. natawa ako nung makita ko si julius babao, hahaha bat ganun yung itsura/outfit nya.

anyway, dito samin GMA, CNN, Newstv and Studio 23 has a good analog signal,  pag jan sa mga channel na yan ako manonood analog gagamitin ko (i still like the slightly grainy images)lol and louder sound ng analog kasi tv speaker lang ginagamit ko.

Yung recorder baka sa susunod na mga model tanggalin na yun.hehe
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2015, 12:44:25 PM »
^baka naka VHF/UHF antenna kayo pre so may sagap pa rin yun. nirerecommend lang talaga nila na UHF gamitin mo as external para maximized yung signal reception.
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2015, 03:15:10 PM »
@marzi, yes exclusive lang sa sky at destiny.

BTW, join kayo sa FB group: PHILIPPINE DIGITAL TVPLUS ISDB-T (Mahiwagang Black Box) - di lang yan pang tvplus, meron din discussion dyan about other digital tv box.

also, when purchasing a new TV, most 40inch+ LED tvs have isdbt or digital tuner. if the rep is not sure, ask them to check the manual if the tuner is digital or isdbt. so malinaw na reception ng mga tvs ngayon dahil builtin na digital tuner.

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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2015, 02:19:42 PM »


BTW, join kayo sa FB group: PHILIPPINE DIGITAL TVPLUS ISDB-T (Mahiwagang Black Box) - di lang yan pang tvplus, meron din discussion dyan about other digital tv box.


mas active ba discussions dyan? yung isang group sa fb parang puro updates lang about digital broadcasting ang nababasa ko.
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« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2015, 03:32:12 PM »
mas active ba discussions dyan? yung isang group sa fb parang puro updates lang about digital broadcasting ang nababasa ko.

yup, active sila. dun ko nabasa na yung antenna ng cdrking, at ibang digibox.

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« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2015, 06:34:59 AM »
yup, active sila. dun ko nabasa na yung antenna ng cdrking, at ibang digibox.

sige join ako dun.

update: i mustve purchased a lemon unit. it stopped working a few days ago. had it sent back to SM appliance for testing and yesterday, i went back and was told that the supplier will have it upgraded to ensure that i get guaranteed signal quality.

good job RCA supplier!
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« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2015, 04:19:23 PM »
sige join ako dun.

update: i mustve purchased a lemon unit. it stopped working a few days ago. had it sent back to SM appliance for testing and yesterday, i went back and was told that the supplier will have it upgraded to ensure that i get guaranteed signal quality.

good job RCA supplier!

alam ko, bago yung DV1501 model nila, with the fat indoor antenna. you would probably get that. any idea how many days will you get the upgraded the model?

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« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2015, 05:23:20 PM »
alam ko, bago yung DV1501 model nila, with the fat indoor antenna. you would probably get that. any idea how many days will you get the upgraded the model?
Oo yun nga yung bago.di ko kinuha yun noon kasi plano ko kasing idalpak din sa kotse yung 1402 e.maganda kasi yung liit nya swak na pang kotse.

Ang sabi by monday daw meron na.but i had it delayed na din to thursday next week to give them ample time to ship and may mga lakad ako
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« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2015, 12:03:41 AM »
How much po yung price range ng mga gamit nyo?
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« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2015, 07:24:10 AM »
How much po yung price range ng mga gamit nyo?

i initially bought a Php1695 RCA box na in-upgrade ko to Php1995 na same brand.

may nakita din ako sa Fukuda na Php1695 at maganda naman ang kuha ng signals as the demo shows in SM Hypermart.

my isa pang brand na binebenta sa Ace Hardware, i forgot the name. nasa ganun price din. but based sa reviews sa tipidpc at pinoydvd, mukang pangit ang performance.

and of course, nagmura na ang ABS CBN tv plus. Php1995 na ngayon.

specs wise, id still go for the RCA. bukod sa same capabilities na meron sa ibang tv boxes, may media player din sya na kaya mag 1080p.

olats lang talaga tong si ABS CBN dahil wala na nga media player, standard definition pa ang picture.

yung isang di ko mapangalanan wala pa ko nakikitang demo.
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