Gadget Review: ABS-CBN TVplus

You may have seen the commercials about this “magical black box” that’s supposed to change the way you watch your TV, but what is ABS-CBN TVplus exactly?  Well, I bought one to find out and here’s my review.


In the era of internet and widescreen digital smart TVs, over-the-air (OTA) TV broadcasts in the Philippines still remain in the analog 4:3 format.  While analog broadcasts still do work well, their quality isn’t always the best.  The source is low resolution compared to digital broadcasts and signal isn’t always great so even if you have the most expensive and advanced TV money can buy, analog OTA TV is your last resort.  ABS-CBN TVplus is supposed to make TV watching much more pleasant by making pictures much clearer.

Digital broadcasts has been around in the country for many years now but the standards (ISDB-T) had not been defined by National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) until the middle of 2010 so unless your digital TV (DTV) is sold recently, chances are it’s incompatible and is using the former DVB-T standards the broadcasters used before the announcement.  Analog broadcasts are supposed to end by the end of this year (11:59PM December 31, 2015) but it seems that it has been postponed to 2020.  So the closest thing we currently have to DTV would be though the ABS-CBN TVplus.

The supplied remote

ABS-CBN TVplus is actually a DTV receiver and a really simple box.  You just attach your antenna (labelled “ANT IN”) and connect the supplied RCA cables to your TV.  There’s also a USB port in the front but it’s currently only used for software updates.  Speaking of which, software updates are normally received OTA.  I’ve managed to receive an OTA software update on my initial use of ABS-CBN TVplus and I was actually surprised how fast it was!  No internet connection or Wi-Fi required.

Back view of the unit

I got my ABS-CBN TVplus from an appliance center and the sales person was very honest on what it can and cannot do.  I admit I was a little disappointed with the quality as when I think of DTV I immediately think HD and the output of ABS-CBN TVplus clearly is not, but I still got one otherwise because OTA TV signal on our ground floor was not good so we’re missing some channels, ABS-CBN in particular.  Compared to using just an antenna, ABS-CBN TVplus really does receive OTA TV signals much better so the missing channels were back, but there are also channels that I also lost!

ABS-CBN TVplus booting screen after being turned on…

Here are the channels that I can receive in north Quezon City with our ABS-CBN TVplus (in order of appearance):

Settings menu

Default output is 4:3

  1. ABS-CBN
  3. CINE MO!
  4. YEY!
  5. Knowledge Channel
  6. DZMM Teleradyo
  7. TVplus Xtra Channel
  8. GMA
  10. Service HD
  11. BEAM SD 1
  12. BEAM SD 2
  13. BEAM SD 3
  14. UNTV-1
  15. UNTV-2
  16. ADDTV
  17. TV5
  19. TV5 OneSeg
  20. CATSUP

Notice that the stations do not appear as they do typically (i.e., 2 for ABS-CBN, 5 for TV5, 7 for GMA, etc.) and there are channels that you don’t receive OTA.  Interestingly, I was only able to receive some of these channels after texting a keyword to a specific number (as shown on screen) using the supplied ABS-CBN Mobile.  Looking back at the list closely, did you notice the missing channels?  Those that I’m missing are:

  • NBN
  • CNN Philippines
  • IBC
  • Most of the UHF channels (21 and above)

I retried a few times to do a full scan but I really was not able to successfully receive these stations.  I even used our roof antenna to no avail.  One probable reason is that these channels are not yet broadcasting in the DTV frequency, or those that do are not in range.

Scanning for channels…

According to Wikipedia, we currently have these DTV stations available OTA:

  • UNTV
  • PTV
  • TV5
  • GMA
  • Eagle Broadcasting Corp. (NET25)
  • BEAM
  • SEC
  • SMNI
  • Hope Channel

Good thing about DTV is that you have info on what you are watching (if supplied by the broadcaster)

You also have a built-in program guide per channel per day (broadcaster supplied)

Since there are redundant channels, you may skip some by making a list of favorites

Software updates are provided OTA; internet connection not required


When it comes to the promise of delivering clearer pictures, ABS-CBN TVplus really delivered.  I got ABS-CBN clearly with just the supplied antenna whereas I wasn’t able to before using this device.  In fact, all the stations that it was able to receive was much clearer than the just the OTA analog reception.  But like any OTA signals, it may still suffer from poor reception.  When it does, you may expect the picture to freeze or sometimes have that sharp squeaky sound like you’re watching a scratched DVD or VCD.  The supplied antenna is pretty good but it can only do so much with whatever signal it receives.


  • Clearer picture quality over analog OTA broadcasts
  • Relatively inexpensive (SRP ₱2,500) with no recurring costs (aside from electricity of course)
  • Supplied antenna is compact but good and comes with a long cable (5 meters) and has a base made of magnet for easy and fixed placement on metal surfaces
  • Additional free and exclusive channels
  • OTA software update


  • “Missing” channels
  • Output is not optimized for modern TVs (still 4:3 by default and not HD)
  • Audio volume on the softer side
  • Box gets a bit hot during operation
  • Box is inoperable without remote

ABS-CBN TVplus in action.  It is compact enough to fit on the base of your LCD TVs.  The LEDs tell you that it is working and there’s another orange LED (on the right of the green one) that turns on when the device is turned off, so strangely you have all its LEDs turned on when it’s off! o_O

Overall, I could say that ABS-CBN TVplus is a good buy if OTA analog TV broadcasts is your only source, especially if your reception is a bit poor.  It has its limitations though, but it really improves on what it has.  The “missing” channels though are a bit of a letdown especially that there are good channels missing.  But you can always use your free antenna as a workaround to get these channels back (reverting to analog OTA broadcasts).  What you can’t escape though is its analog output.  You may have the most expensive and sophisticated TV but your only option to connect is through RCA cables.  Nonetheless, using it is still better than just your plain antenna.  The additional channels may be worth considering too!

ABS-CBN TVplus currently works in these areas:

  • Metro Manila
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Rizal
  • Tarlac
  • Cavite
  • Pangasinan
  • Laguna
  • Benguet
  • Bulacan
  • Metro Cebu
  • Pampanga

138 Responses to “Gadget Review: ABS-CBN TVplus”

  1. 1 Cybertrasher
    2015-05-18 at 11:04 PM

    DTV Update

    Online Channels
    Metro Manila (Mega Manila)

    Frequency: 647.143MHz
    ABS-CBN 2
    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
    TVplus Xtra Channel (Pay-Per View) —— (Encrypted) Only available on TVplus
    ABS-CBN 1seg (for mobile 1seg built-in tuners)

    Frequency: 677.143MHz
    PTV SD1
    PTV SD2
    PTV SD3
    PTV 1seg (for mobile 1seg built-in tuners)

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

    Frequency: 695.143MHz
    TV5 OneSeg (for mobile 1seg built-in tuners)
    CATSUP (Test Broadcast)

    Frequency: 521.143MHz
    Jack City
    2nd Avenue
    HSN (Blink TV “Test Broadcast”)

    Frequency: 581.143MHz
    Service HD (Offline)
    Service 1Seg (for mobile 1seg built-in tuners)
    BEAM SD 1
    BEAM SD 2
    BEAM SD 3

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

    Frequency: 629.143MHz
    SMNI SD 2
    SMNI 1seg (for mobile 1seg built-in tuners)

    Provincial Areas
    ABS-CBN – Central Luzon Frequency 533.143MHz
    ABS-CBN – Calabarzon 677.143MHz
    ABS-CBN – Cebu City Frequency 611.143MHz

    Offline Channels
    INC Frequency: 683.143MHz
    Hope Frequency: 653.143
    TV5 Frequency: 641.143MHz
    9TV (CNN Philippines) Frequency 503.143

  2. 2015-07-20 at 12:29 AM

    Can somebody notify ABS CBN Please,,,,missing channels I beleive are not due to locations,,,,I can see 21 channels are detected during scan,,,but only default ABS CBN and TV5 channels are displayed in the actual received signals,,,I think its the box’s program problem,,,other channels are blocked…not really missing..I bought last July 9, 2015..

    • 10 Glen
      2015-08-09 at 4:50 PM

      Try to reset the box. Press menu>settings>installation>factory default. Then input password. The default password is four zeroes “0000” select yes and press ok in the remote control. Press menu button in remote a few times until you go back to the tv+ homescreen. Then scan again for channels by pressing the “scan” button in your remote control. Hope that helps 🙂

    • 11 glenn
      2016-02-17 at 11:10 PM

      Bumili ako ng tvplus last oct.2015 sa robinson imus walang masagap n channel kung d abs at cinimo lng dto place ko sa bacoor dnala ko sa service center nila sa anabu imus tabi ng bdo bank sinubukan nila daming nsagap n channel like gma7 ect. Sabi skin bumili ako ng upgrade antenna nila work 800php sa akala ko at sinabi nila n mkakasagap n ng maraming channel nabigo at napagastos lng ako sayang lng d nkakasagap ng channel outdoor antenna yun inilagay ko n sa bubong nsmin n pagkahaba haba n ng tubo it means mataas n antenna pro wala p rin….itinawag ko ulit sa service center sabi nila wala n silang magagawa sorry lng isinagot sakin…. Kya yung mga nkabili at bibili p lng sure nyo muna if yung location nyo is good receiver ng frequency ng tv plus try nyo muna magtanong sa iba before u buy👍👍👍

      • 12 ivan clinth
        2016-05-31 at 6:08 PM

        Pede bang gamitin ung antenna ng analog sa tv plus ?? Nasira kc ung orig na antenna ng tv plus namin ee .

        • 13 Herbert
          2017-02-24 at 9:02 AM

          Lagi g error 58 ang lumalabas…. makakabili ko lang ng tv plus ko area muzon bulacan.

  3. 14 Petr
    2015-07-27 at 8:45 PM

    OTA update just killed my box. Any ideas how to get a USB firmware ?

  4. 16 John
    2015-08-20 at 8:44 PM

    my location is in metro cebu can anyone help me how to set mine para maaccess ko yung ibang channel? kasi puro abs cbn lang nakukuha ko walang TV5, GMA

    • 2016-02-09 at 3:51 PM

      Taga Cavite Carmona po ako bakit walang GMA nasasagap sa TV plus namin or black box sabi kasi pati GMA nakukuha pero kahit manual search ko 551143 frequency signal lost eh.

  5. 18 arnold estrella
    2015-08-29 at 6:03 PM

    bumili ako ng tv plu noon abril 2015 pag uwi ko sa bahay kinabit ko at sinonod ko ang instruction ayun installation, ngayun po itong mga nakaraang linggo ay mawala wala po ang signal ano po ang dapat gawin namin, kasi po nawala na po ang recibo pinagbilhan sm manila sana mabigyan po kami sapat na payo kung ano karapat dapat gawin maraming salamat po

  6. 19 jsm27
    2015-09-09 at 8:12 AM

    With regards to clarity , there is no concern. It is really at par comparing with the analog antenna. Aside from some hang-ups and squeaky sounds , it is still bearable. Main concern is the lack of channels . I am from Laguna and we cannot access other channels especially GMA7. Available are ABS-CBN defaults and TV5. I thought it was just our area until yesterday. I was browsing the channels when I come up with GMA 7 and even their news channel. I was happy that the signal was clear. But after about 15 minutes , it hanged up. When I transfer to Channel 2 , it was clear. Then I returned again to Channel 7 and the signal was lost again. I don’t want to think that ABS-CBN had something to do with these. I believe that they should be fair with their customers . Their rivalry with the other channels are a different concern , their product here is the BLACK BOX. It was so disappointing ….

  7. 20 Ace
    2015-09-10 at 2:30 PM

    Ironically sa akin naman baligtad, 99% malinaw ang gma pero halos di ko mapanuod ang abs at mga exclusive channels. Antipolo area here. Fyi, nag bbigay ang abs ng outdoor antenna or ung high gain antenna. Pero ganun pa din, wala yung abs cbn channels sa amin

  8. 21 Joanna
    2015-09-12 at 12:07 AM

    Good day! May tatanong lang po ako.. .. Nag factory default po kami sa aming abscbn tv plus after nun wala na kami na sagap na mga channels besides the 7default channels ng abs cbn di na namin makita ung tv5 gma7 at iba pa.. , paano po ba namin makukuha ulit ung ibang channels sa menu.. Thanks in advance..

  9. 22 Vanessa mae reyes
    2015-09-22 at 6:49 PM

    Gud day! How many channels fo you have. We bought TV Plus several months ago but we only have 8 channels no programs from 9 to 15. We’re always having difficulties watching our favorite shows in channel 2. M9st of the time it’s hunging and signal is lost. But getting good reception on channel 7 and 8.

    I like watching OTWOL. and I cant even watch the program beacause of the said problem.


  10. 2015-10-03 at 12:30 AM

    Recent software update will wipe many of your channels and erase the activation status of ABS-CBN exclusive channels. To fix this, do a re-scan and text the number with the message on the screen using the supplied ABS-CBN Mobile SIM.

  11. 24 Grayceh
    2015-10-12 at 12:17 PM

    Im from Laguna. Bought TV plus last Saturday and so far im happy with the results. At first installation you would notice the lagging of some channels but i tried to move the antenna to find better reception and it works. Even GMA 7 has a good reception.

  12. 27 dtzk
    2015-10-23 at 9:56 AM

    I bought my TV plus last 28 August 2015 at Automatic Center in SMDC Light. In less than 2 months nag-power off ang digital box. I contacted “ALL” that I can get my hands to so I’ll be able to have it work since it was cut when the PSY teleserye was just starting. I finally had it over to its Service Center in Pasong Tamo. My question is…when is ABS going to send stocks of TV plus adoptor to their service center? Sony service center gave me a telephone number for follow up but seems bogus…ring lang ng ring walang sumasagot???

  13. 28 Don Nadal
    2015-11-16 at 7:57 PM

    I just want to ask if the block box or abs cbn tvplus is available now in camarines Sur, thank you!

  14. 29 Roberto Ignacio
    2015-11-19 at 12:33 PM

    Bakit walang Solar Channels at PTV 4? Paano aayusin yun? Kasabayan Metapod Antenna ang ginagamit ko.

  15. 30 tifa
    2015-11-22 at 3:22 PM

    Just bought yesterday…so sad no signal in my area smile citihomes zabarte… any suggestion…

  16. 31 Mizzy Angelz
    2015-11-24 at 11:59 AM

    ummm….i recently buy TV plus 9 channels lang available sa TV ko is it possible kaya na mas marami masagap na channel kun un analog antenna pang outdoor ang ikakabit sa black box instead of indoor antenna na kasama sa tv plus?? i want to try kya lng ang worry ko baka masira nmn un black box??? please kung meron ng nakatry paki share nmn kun ok ba un ganon?? ty..

    • 2015-11-24 at 3:24 PM

      Ok lang naman gamitin kahit anong antenna pero kung hindi naman sya outdoor baka wala rin masyadong pinagkaiba. Subukan mo na rin baka sakaling mag-improve yung reception. 🙂

  17. 33 JAMAICA
    2015-12-01 at 11:32 AM

    hi good am… yng antena pwde lang ba ilagay sa labas? kasi sa loob nang kwarto walang makuhang signal..

  18. 34 brenda anosa
    2015-12-24 at 9:46 AM

    Paano po yun sa tv plus po nmin nwalan po ng signal brenda anosa electrical pasay city

  19. 35 Ronie Amihan
    2016-01-03 at 10:04 AM

    Bakit ayaw gumana ang TV-Plus ko sa sa nabili kong Samsung UA32J4100AR ? Please help..Thanks

  20. 37 rage
    2016-01-04 at 1:39 PM

    hi bakit di ko pa masagap ang tv 5 at aksyon tv?

  21. 38 daisy
    2016-01-05 at 12:28 PM

    ,elow poh!pnu poh maactivate poh ung 4 channels n ksma poh s blackbox!?

  22. 2016-01-09 at 10:09 AM

    Sa reception at abot ng signal talaga magbabase kung anong channels ang pwedeng mapanood gamit ang black box. Tanong ko lang kung sa Metro manila lang ba ang black box?

  23. 40 Al
    2016-01-24 at 7:34 PM

    I receive an abs-cbn TV Plus as a christmas gift and im so happy i put it in my room but the signal is so so so low i need to put the antenna out side the room and i can’t watch tv espcially when the door is close because the signal is very very low and when you are watching the signal get choppy it stop you already miss what you are watching and i feel super very sad because im expecting if i have abs-cbn tv plus very thing will be okay but its not o feel sad and upset about that i just want to remove it and just bring it back to normal channel at list dun tuloy tuloy ang panonood ko kahit hindi malinaw hindi naman putol putol naisasara ko pa ang pinto ng kwarto sana maayos ang antenna o signal para kahit saang parte ng bahay puwede

  24. 41 Michael
    2016-02-01 at 8:42 AM

    Hi~ Thank you for this. Very informative. So mas dadami pa po yung channels in the future? Yung arrangements po ba ng channels pwede nating mabago?

  25. 42 mj
    2016-02-02 at 2:02 PM

    Puwide ba yan dito sa mindanao?

  26. 44 gambino
    2016-02-09 at 6:54 PM

    Bakit walang tv5 at aksyon tv\????

    • 45 dalen
      2016-06-10 at 9:59 AM

      Hi gambino until now ba wala pa rin tv5 at aksyon tv.. kabibili ko lng. Same problem ung aa amin.. nakakainis..

  27. 46 grace
    2016-02-10 at 8:33 AM

    i bought one. madalas wala some channels like teleradyo. so disappointing. i do not recommend this product

  28. 47 Jeff
    2016-02-15 at 12:13 PM

    Hi guys! Can you help me fix the color showing on the screen. Malinaw naman lahat, at sagap ko ang lahat ng channel, tama naman ang installation. The problem is black and white ang color. Diyahe! Wala man lang customer service ang ABS CBN, kelangan pa tumawag sa landline, dapat kahit naman sana mobile number na CSR lang para mas mabilis mag raised ng concern. Hope ABS CBN can read this community blog!

  29. 54 gideon
    2016-02-26 at 10:02 AM

    saan po kaya pwede bumli ng remote control ng tvplus nawala po kase yung remote ko tnx po sa sasagot

  30. 55 nhad
    2016-02-26 at 10:14 AM

    hello gud day po …. ask ko lang po dati po kasi gumagana sa tv plus box ko ang ptv4 channel pro bakit bigla nlng po nawala ? please lang po paki help nmn po ako sa problem ko… dagdag ko na rin po un ibang local channels like rpn9,ibc13,net25,etc at iba pa

  31. 56 JesseJoy
    2016-02-29 at 11:22 AM

    Taga dito po ako sa angeles pampanga. Nagsscan po ako ng nagsscan 28 total channels naman ung nasasagap nya pero pagkatapos ng scan at iccheck ko mga channels 10 channels lang yung nakukuha. Ano b dapat gawin para makuha lahat ng channels? Thanks.

  32. 57 chzel
    2016-03-08 at 1:07 AM

    Bkit young TV plus ko nagkkaroon ng hang ung TV5 dati naman malinaw. Ska ung PTV 4 nwala na run bigla. Nasingit lng ung inc ska net 25 n channels biglang wala ng signal ung PTV 4 ska net 25. Ung etc wala din sana meron dito sa malabon caloocan

  33. 58 Sarah
    2016-03-11 at 6:26 PM

    Hindi masagap ang 7 or any channel po, help please

  34. 59 Carlos
    2016-03-14 at 12:14 AM

    Hi paano ma fifix ang E41 sa tv plus kahi manual search at auto wala eh

  35. 60 Jeannie
    2016-03-18 at 6:03 AM

    2 days ago, the volume of GMA 7 lost it’s volume but picture is very clear. I tried rebooting the digibox but nothing happened. What should I do?

  36. 62 Maan
    2016-03-19 at 4:27 PM

    Why i cant access the abscbn tv plus here in st. Monique valais brgy pantok binangonan rizal

  37. 64 Merrly
    2016-03-23 at 7:16 AM

    Guys, anyone could help please.. alam niyo ung unang lumalabas kapag nagbubukas ng TV Plus? Dapat exit lang UN diba? But happened, naclick ung OK.. Then parang may lumabas SA screen Na downloading.. Also Hindi na namin inintay na matapos ung loading.. Na exit na namin.. Ang ending nag black and white na lahat ng channel.. Please help naman.. Nag on and off Na kami ganun PA din, Hindi Na colored .. Dati naman OK naman xa

  38. 66 dD
    2016-03-26 at 9:37 PM

    Why is it we only have 7 channels?.we bought this march 2016..no other local channels..and can i use my cable tv to be attached to my tv plus and connected to my pc monitor?

  39. 67 James
    2016-03-29 at 2:49 AM

    hi. any update concerning the quality of channels if the tv plus is installed in a moving vehicle? is there any special antenna required?

  40. 68 Bibeth
    2016-03-30 at 2:45 PM

    no audio for other channel like channel 7,11 & 5, been using since last year pa, only this feb nawala audio nya sa ibang channel malakas naman pag channel2, 23 cinemo..

  41. 70 jayson
    2016-04-03 at 4:52 PM

    could anyone can help me i installed tv plus and all channels was black and white how can i fix it?

  42. 71 apple
    2016-05-05 at 9:45 AM

    I just bought last month and to my surprise, 10 channels lang ang nakukuha, 7ABS CBN and 3 GMA. i called the hotline… ang sagot sakin, hindi pa daw naka digital format ang ibang local TV stations but when i read this article, naka digital na pala ang majority. I live in Mandaluyong area, walang TV5, net25 etc…. Ang akala ko ko, lahat ng local channels magiging malinaw….. DISAPPOINTING…. I REGRET THAT I HAVE BOUGHT IT… I DO NOT RECOMMEND>

  43. 2016-05-16 at 9:26 AM

    To those experiencing no audio, do a re-SCAN of the channels. I experienced no audio as well after doing a software update. Note that you’d have to rebuild your Favorites after this.

  44. 73 Cherry Custodio
    2016-05-27 at 8:29 PM

    Hi, thanks for writing this blog. I live in Project 4, Quezon City and I just bought this tv plus for my mom as she requested. I would really appreciate if you can give me tips on how to add those other channels (gma, tv 5) etc on to my tv as this is clearly new and i spent over 2 hours to look for solutions but to no avail 😦 I will wait for your response. My email is cbcustodio09@gmail.com

    Thanks in advanced.


  45. 74 erwin
    2016-05-30 at 4:22 PM

    kakainis lang ito hnd worth yung pera ko, sana pagkauwi ko ok na may nag inform sa akin gamitin ko daw yung outdoor antenna ko

  46. 75 amet
    2016-06-01 at 4:51 PM

    kabibili ko lang kapon nito abs cbn TV5 plus s Blade Megamall, un antenna nila 17 channels lang nasagap s area namin (bilibiran, bin, Rizal) ang ginawa ko, ginamit ko un outdoor antena namin naging 24 channels na pero un (TV5) di masagap, try ko ilipat ng pweste un antenna bka skali masagap ito..

  47. 76 AP
    2016-06-07 at 8:38 AM

    San po kaya makakabili ng remote control? hindi napo kami makanood dahil may update ang unit and need ipress ang ok ng remote..eh sira na nga.. 🙂

    • 77 Neil Balingit
      2016-06-16 at 11:19 PM

      Sir baka di remote ung problema. Sakin din di ma OK kasi kala ko sira remote. Triny ko sa ibang TV plus and gumana ung remote. Baka receiver problem din yan sir.

    • 78 Ethel
      2016-09-03 at 8:03 PM

      Me too.haaaays

    • 79 chris.
      2016-12-27 at 5:20 PM

      kuha ka cp mo , open mo camera , itapat mo remote control sa camera mo ,
      press mo ung mga keypad ng remote mo , kung may nakikitang ilaw sa tapat ng camera mo , hinde sira remote mo , unit po ang defect ..


  48. 2016-06-11 at 1:34 PM

    pwede bang gamitin ang tv plus sa portable dvd?

  49. 81 Neil Balingit
    2016-06-16 at 10:39 PM

    Hi guys. Ung TV plus ko ok a couple of days ago. Tapos ngayon di na nagana ung receiver. Aus ung remote eh kasi triny ko sa ibang TV plus. Ung update screen lang nakikita ko sabay sounds. Pano po ba mag OK pag sa box lang? tatlo lang buttons eh. Channel up and down tapos on and off ng box. Thanks sa sasagot.

  50. 82 James de Leon
    2016-06-22 at 1:23 AM

    Just want to share my experience using my abscbn tv plus. For some that saying na bina-block daw ni tv plus ang other network such as gma and tv5 it is not true maybe yung signal lng sa area nyo or ng antenna ninyo ay mahina so you need to find a perfect place for it then try nyo ulit mag scan pwede nyo rin makita ang signal by pressing the signal button sa remote nyo pra makita nyo kung ok ang signal sa channel na hinahanap nyo.

    • 2016-12-08 at 3:36 PM

      just wondering why abs-cbn nga ang nagproduce ng tv plus pero nwawalan ng signal sa channel 2 at nagsstop xa pag may dumadaang airplane,tas pag nililipat q sa gma ndi nman nagsstop, mas consistent ang signal ng gma7 pag nililipat q, sa gma malinaw at hindi nawawalang ng signal..kaloka abs-cbn tv plus pero mas better ang signal ng gma..tsk tsk

  51. 84 Cel
    2016-06-30 at 7:49 AM

    Not recommending … bought mine 7 months ago for P2500 and I’m only getting 4 ABS-CBN channels .. okay lang, baka kako pang ABS lang talaga … then it stopped working. Called support, sabi dalhin ko sa service station. Sabi dun sira and antenna and I have to buy a new one for P395 yata basta almost P400. One month warranty lang daw ang antenna kasi accessory daw siya. GRRR …

  52. 85 krizia kaye yonzaga
    2016-07-03 at 8:17 PM

    2 months ko plang nabili ang tv plus nandito ako sa boundary ng muntilupa bakit ganun yung 1 tv plus ng kapitbahay namen may channel 7 gma news tv 5 at aksyon tv samen kahit nilagay na sa bubong wala pa din! yung hotline ng tv plus walang kwenta ang sagot parati depende sa area at signal sira ba ulo ng mga operator nyo eh mgkaparehas ko lang sinubukan ang antena ng antena ng tv plus ko at sa kapitbahay sa kanila meron saken wala! Eh buti pa yung kaibigan ko sa Calamba Laguna meron!! Aba ayusin nyo serbisyo nyo Nanloloko kau ng tao… Tapos sabi pa dahil hndi daw digital yung sa kabilang station porket kalaban nila obvious!! Pano nyo mapapaliwanag eh 1 pinto lang ang pagitan ng kapitbahay namen?? Alam ba ng NTC yang ginagawa nyong panloloko ! Nasayang na pera ko naabala pa ako.. Feedback nman sa merchandising ng tv plus eto landline ko 8157890… walang kwenta hotline nyo! grabe kau sinayang nyo lang pera ko!!

  53. 86 marlie maximo
    2016-07-15 at 11:54 PM

    may service center b ang tvplus pra sa mga remote control na ayaw mag function kahit n bago p ung battery ?one month plang ung tv plus nmin.. tnx

  54. 87 analyn
    2016-07-19 at 10:23 AM

    Kagane ininstall namen yung tv plus. Lage lng lumalabas “set up location” sine set namen . Since sa pasig area kame so ang pinipili namen pasig pero pag pi press n ung “ok” button. Ayaw naman. Puro left and right button lng gumagana dun sa tv plus remote control kahit papatayin yung tv pkus using remote control ayaw din.

  55. 88 Rosiel De Chavez
    2016-07-21 at 12:50 PM

    Kainis na… 3 araw n kmi wlang signal… nailipat ko ng position ang antenna… nagtanong na ako sa text. Fb. Pati sa email wala man lang sagot kung pano gagawin…..

  56. 90 Leah Alfonso
    2016-07-23 at 9:54 PM

    what to do if forced upgrade by NIT?and OTA downloading error?pls tell me what to do.tnx

  57. 91 Joan de leon
    2016-07-26 at 7:38 PM

    Cable subscriber kami before, wala kaming ibang antenna. Then i decided n bumili ng abs cbn tv plus. Sinunod ko naMan ang instruction on how to install the tv plus sa TV namin. Kaso, wala naman nanyari.. Blanko lang.. Sa guide may nakita ako na picture ng analog antenna, kailangan pa ba non?. Akala ko kasi TV plus lang OK na..

    • 92 Reji Kun
      2016-07-28 at 4:44 PM

      Salpak mo sa likod yung itim na antena dapat ok ka na nun…

      Kapag di pa din gumana… Isoli mo sa pinagbilhan mo…

  58. 93 Phoebe Haliwell
    2016-08-20 at 9:33 PM

    What’s the use of the usb port in front of the box?

  59. 94 Jeff
    2016-09-02 at 6:26 PM

    hindi masagap ang TV5 at Aksyon TV. Buenavista 3, Gen Trias, Cavite.

  60. 95 Julian
    2016-09-11 at 10:09 PM

    My tv plus just suddenly turns off while watching. I don’t know what happen just heard it click then iy shutdown. Is there any way to do hard reaet or any troubleshootong steps to fix the issue?

  61. 96 Maricel Pascual
    2016-09-26 at 11:54 AM

    Pwede ba ilagay sa labas ng bahay yung antenna? Malabo kasi po sa loob ng bahay pag ilabas sa bubong ok na clear na yung pictue. Additional question. Ok lng ba maulanan yung antenna ? Thanks po. Please reply to my email address attached. Thank you.

  62. 97 Fritzie Magno
    2016-09-29 at 9:50 AM

    Purchased TV plus yesterday. Installed it properly per instruction sa manual. No Signal captured. Many times tried scanning. “Search Failed” . Tried to locate the antenna on higher place same result “search failed”. I live in Bulacao, Talisay City, Cebu. May problem ba sa signal sa location namin? What to do? please help. Thank you.

  63. 98 albert nazareno
    2016-10-02 at 5:05 PM

    pwede ba sya sa dalawa lang ang kabitan ng rca cable? audio at video lang.

    2016-10-13 at 8:23 AM

    Is there a signal in Compostela Valley Province, particularly in Montevista? I rescan for so many times. Wala pa rin. Is there anybody who can help me? I have registered to 23661. Replied babalikan po daw ako sa lalong madaling panahon. Peru, hindi pa rin siya bumabalik hanggang ngayon. Sana hindi niya ako Indianin…

  65. 2016-10-22 at 11:01 AM

    Hello everyone! I’m planning to buy the abscbn tvplus box dto sa baguio,,meron bng mga taga baguio dto na nakabili na? Kumusta reviews nyo sa product at ilang channels nakukuha nyo? Thanks everyone i hope someone responds

  66. 101 mhyatot
    2016-10-23 at 11:52 AM

    Binili ko ang tv plus ko oct.22 night. Excited kami kasi gumana mga abs channels at mga exclusive channels nila like cinemo etc.. Lakas ng signal namin aabot ng 80 – 90%… Then niregister sa warranty kasama name at location (batangas) namin sa 23661… Then boom!!!! Biglang 0% ung signal namin… Parang na block ung tv plus ko… Pero ung katabing bahay at bayaw ko ilang buwan nang gamit tv box nila ok pa rin.. Pero di kasi nila inactivate ung warranty.. Pota sayang pera ko….

  67. 102 waku waku
    2016-10-29 at 8:05 PM

    ako kahit ordnaryong antena.. meron paring chanel.. kaso walng tv 5 at gma d2 kami sa iloilo

  68. 103 reianne
    2016-11-22 at 10:20 AM

    question po.. papano magkakaroon ng gma and tv5 ang tv plus? kakabili lang po namin and walanyung ibang channels 😞

  69. 104 JHANE
    2016-12-19 at 12:46 PM

    paano po mag activate ng KBO at KNOWLEGDE CHANNEL ? metro manila po location ko..thanks

  70. 105 JEN
    2016-12-23 at 9:39 AM



  71. 2017-01-05 at 10:51 AM

    Good day! paano mo pa ma resolba yong error sa tv plus namin..hindi sya maka updatekasi daw No HL. or destroy must update it..error E004: Tuner tune error.

    • 107 Lea Amante
      2017-01-10 at 8:21 AM

      Sa akin naman, nag-manual scan kami, tapos hindi na sya gumana,,kaya papapalitan ko ung box sa pinagbilhan ko sa robinson. Buti may 7 day replacement sila. sana pumayag.

  72. 108 mimi
    2017-01-09 at 11:46 PM

    Hi! ung TVplus ko is nagpapatay sindi without turning off ng box then ndi cia nagtutuloytuloy… anung ggwin ko .. pag nsa channel 2 cia na eencounter ko un pro pag GMA nman ndi nman cia namamatay … pls anyine could help me

  73. 109 joanne
    2017-01-10 at 8:35 AM

    Hi good day po…may tv plus po kame 1month old palang po sya ok naman po lahat tapos po nitong nakaraang araw bigla nalang po nag oon off pag nag sscan naman po ako hindi nag oon off pano po un ma fix plss help po..thanks po😊

  74. 110 Rai
    2017-01-10 at 9:32 AM

    Laging nag ooff at on ang tv plus namin. Di namam nawawala ung signal. Kasi usually nagfefrreze ung screen or may lumalabas na no signal kapag walang nasagap na signal. Nag ooff mismo ung black box. Anung nangyayari?

  75. 111 sidski
    2017-01-15 at 9:11 PM

    bat wala kami masagap na gma7 dito sa cabuyao ha sabi nyo my makukuhang 7. tsk tsk

  76. 113 nene
    2017-01-16 at 7:46 AM

    here in cebu ok po ba yang tv plus?

  77. 2017-01-21 at 4:05 PM

    Kung susubukan po kaya yan dito sa Dagami Leyte zip code 6515 gagana po kaya? Wala kc sa list ng location nyo ang lugar namin eh.. Please update nmn po ito lara makatipid kysa magpalagay pa ng sky cable.. Ito kasi wala ng monthly bill pa eh…

  78. 115 abdul
    2017-02-04 at 9:19 PM

    Good Pm po Pede Ba siya mgamit sa cotabato kahit malinaw lang ung chanel ng 2 ok lng pde ba siya thx sa reply cotabato maguindanao =)

  79. 116 Gil
    2017-03-02 at 1:29 AM

    Saan po pwede ipagawa itong unit .dito po ako sa bacoor cavite.

  80. 2017-03-17 at 10:08 AM

    i live in taguig. i have abs cbn tv plus the first box went out in market.. my area is down slope i had no channel gma 7.

  81. 118 mithea
    2017-03-20 at 1:55 PM

    gud pm po..saan po ba pede makabili ng remote control ng abs cbn tv plus?

  82. 119 louie
    2017-03-24 at 1:15 PM

    wer to download the latest firmware of the box?

  83. 121 Gerard Brian Esplana
    2017-04-05 at 11:22 AM

    Kakabili ko lang po ng Abs Cbn TV Plus tapos nilagay ko sa bubong yung antenna tapos pagka scan ko 7 channels lang walang TV5 o GMA… Magalang,Pampanga po ako.

    2017-04-16 at 5:43 PM


  85. 2017-07-14 at 3:37 PM

    Bakit walang ETC, Jack, 2nd ave, CNN Phils. sa bagong nabili ko ng ABS-CBN TV+ ?

  86. 2017-07-27 at 9:47 PM

    bakit po black and white ang abs cbn tv plus na connected sa samsung hd tv?

  87. 125 keane soriano
    2017-08-05 at 7:15 PM

    saan makakabili ng remote ng abs cbn tv plus ?nasira na po kase yung remote namin..

  88. 126 MikeB
    2017-08-10 at 11:49 AM

    from Calauan Laguna.. so far ok ang tvplus na gamit ko. malinaw lahat channels. 19 channels pero 10 lang ang napapanood. my question is bakit walang tv5 and aksyon tv? laban pa naman ng Gilas! and gusto ko manood PBA.. ano pede gawin? thanks

  89. 127 frida
    2017-08-27 at 12:04 PM

    may i ask how to fix system upgrade timeout? 3 days ng wlang signal ung tv plus namin. sabi system upgrade will took up 10-20mins but it wont go through dahil nagta-timeout. please help

  90. 128 Kc
    2017-08-30 at 7:53 PM

    Hi may i ask kasi okay naman pagkabit ko sa tvplus namin, kaso no signal lumalabas, what to do? Thanks in advance 🙂

    • 129 chelchel
      2017-10-19 at 9:26 AM

      saan mo po inilagay ang iyong antenna. hahanapan mo po yun ng signal hanggang sa lumabas ang logo ng abs cbn, hanapan mo ng signal kahit saang parte outside your home

  91. 130 Rogenell Mojado
    2017-10-07 at 1:49 AM

    Mga Boss.

    ung Phone q may IR blaster.
    may nkpagtry npo ba sa inyo gamitin ung android phone bilang remote?? may mga android Apps sa playstore to remote TVs.. pro d q pa din maremote ung tv plus.. help naman.

    Phone: Cherry Mobile Flare S5 Power.

  92. 131 sonny magno
    2017-10-11 at 9:12 AM

    pwde dn b gamitin ang tvplus sa hindi flat screen na tv.. i mean ung old model na tv’

  93. 133 Dick Bolt
    2017-10-14 at 11:39 PM

    As we are going to Philippines very soon from US, I am now wondering if the once Free converter boxes here in US that converted the new at time digital stations for the old digital US TVs. I have a box to go & may put one unused & now obsolete small box in the bulickbyon box. I think they had a F connector output ( most ck). Any feed back on this? Might be a flood of old boxes useless here going over!

  94. 134 chelchel
    2017-10-19 at 9:23 AM

    hello bakit po hindi namin masagap ang abs cbn channel and 4 exclusive channels ng tv plus which is cinemo, yey etc 3 days user na po ako ng tv plus bagong bago pa lang. Antipolo rizal area. please i need your response thank you.

  95. 135 KrizzaMay
    2017-10-29 at 6:38 AM

    hi, meron akong lumang tvplus at bumili ako ng bago .. ung luma working sia at tinest ko ung bagong tvplus.. pagkakabit ko ng bago, no signal sia.. kung ano pwesto ng lumang tvplus na antenna same din sa bago.. tapos binalik ko ulit ung lumang tvplus pero ganun na din ang problema ‘no signal’ na .. tinry ko sa ibang tv ung luma at bagong tvplus at nilagay sa bintana ang antenna.. ayaw na talaga gumana ng luma pati ng bago .. sinunod ko naman po yung sa manual.. pahelp po ako.. salamat

  96. 136 16:9 HD fan
    2018-01-03 at 4:28 PM

    abs-cbn is still using 4:3 format. binanat lng nila ang picture kaya akala mo 16:9 which is the format of LED TVs today. cnn philippines lng ang nakita kong may true 16:9 format but now di ko na sila makita sa Digibox ko.

  97. 137 lorna
    2018-03-10 at 10:03 PM

    hello po bakit wala po yey at cinemo ang tv plus po nmin binili q lang po ngaun december ano po dapat na ggawin yon pa nman habol q yey para sa kids q

  98. 138 Caye
    2018-04-30 at 9:33 PM

    Sakin dn po wla yey at cinemo

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