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The GMA Affordabox: GMA’s digital broadcasting set top box

The “digital box” for TV has been around for a few years already. This is because broadcasting is already migrating to digital broadcasting.

“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.


As of this writing, there are several “digital boxes” in the market. ABS-CBN started their digital box initially called “black box” in 2015. Other brands such as EasyTV, Win, RCA, and Starcube.

This year, GMA launched their own digital TV box, the GMA Affordabox.

Unboxing GMA Affordabox


The GMA Affordabox retail package comes with the following items:

  • GMA Affordabox with integrated AC plug
  • Remote with free battery
  • Indoor antenna
  • Warranty card
  • Audio/Video cable
  • Installation and quick guide

GMA Affordabox price and availability

It is now available in most online channels with a very affordable price tag of P888. 

GMA Affordabox Price

 

You can score the box from Lazada from this link.

GMA has put up a microsite dedicated for the GMA Affordabox, you can visit https://www.gmanetwork.com/affordabox

GMA Affordabox areas of coverage

The next curious question would be, is our area covered? May signal kaya dito sa probinsya namin? Here’s the initial list of areas that will have a signal when you buy and install the box.

  • Metro Manila
  • Benguet
  • La Union
  • Pangasinan
  • Bulacan
  • Pampanga
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Tarlac
  • Batangas
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Quezon
  • Rizal
  • Cebu
  • Bohol
  • Leyte
  • Davao de Oro
  • Davao del Sur
  • Davao del Norte

How to Use GMA Affordabox

 

What happens if you lost the user manual and installation guide?

In case you accidentally damaged or lost the user manual and the guide, you can download them in the links below.

After the initial boot-up, your TV will display the logo of GMA like what’s on the photo below.

GMA Affordabox Review

The next step should be to scan the channel. You’ll be greeted with this “Installation Guide” on the screen. You have to select the location using the remote control provided.

GMA Affordabox Installation

It will just take a few seconds to complete the scanning of available channels in your area.

Next, you’ll be greeted with GMA’s flagship channel, GMA 7.

GMA Affordabox Channels

Final thoughts

The GMA Affordabox is really a bang for the box. Obviously, it comes with a very, very affordable price tag of only P888.

And for people in the remote areas, they can already watch the digital channels of GMA 7 by investing a little amount.

 

 

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