Broadcast company GMA Network Inc.(GMA Network) started offering its own Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) receiver GMA Affordabox in time for its 70th anniversary
GMA Affordabox is a plug-and-play device that can easily be connected to an analog TV to receive digital television broadcasts. Users can watch GMA, GMA News TV, and other shows in digital display, as well as all other free-to-air digital TV channels available in their area.
“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,” said Gilberto R. Duavit Jr., president, and COO, GMA Network. “Now, more Filipino homes can start enjoying digital TV viewing.”
GMA Affordabox comes with a built-in multimedia player that makes it an all-around digital file access device allowing users to play compatible video files, view photos, and even listen to music using a USB drive.
Another advanced function of the GMA Affordabox is its personal video recorder that allows viewers to record GMA, GMA News TV, and Heart of Asia programs so they never have to miss any of their favorite Kapuso shows. Affordabox users can watch and re-watch highlights of the shows by instant or scheduled recording.
Emergency warning broadcast
In addition to these features exclusively available for GMA channels, the device also has a nationwide Emergency Warning Broadcast System (EWBS) that receives alerts from the NDRRMC about any calamity warnings in their area. It will automatically set off an alarm during emergencies with its functional auto-on alert feature for every household’s safety and preparedness.
For just a one-time purchase of P888 and no monthly fees, each GMA Affordabox unit promises to deliver a clearer and more vibrant TV viewing experience along with other bonus features.
It is now for sale online and in stores in the following areas where GMA’s digital signal is already available: Metro Manila, Benguet, La Union, Pangasinan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Bohol, Cebu, Leyte, Davao de Oro, Davao del Sur, and Davao del Norte.