The GMA Affordabox is priced at a one-time payment of Php888, with no monthly fees. It is available online via Lazada or Shopee and in stores nationwide. To know more about GMA Affordabox, see below its features, how to’s, list of channels, and supported locations.
GMA Affordabox Features
- Digital TV receiver
- Multimedia player via USB
- Personal video recorder (GMA, GTV formerly GMA News TV, Heart of Asia, Hallypop, DepEd TV, and I Heart Movies)
- National Emergency Warning Broadcast System (EWBS)
- Auto-on Alert Feature
- Digital Display
- Info Display
- GMA Affordabox unit with AC plug
- Indoor DTV antenna with 5m cable
- Remote control with two (2) size AAA batteries
- AV cable (RCA and HDMI ready)
- Quick Installation Guide
- User Manual
- Warranty Card
GMA Affordabox How To’s
These are the lists of tutorials on how to use GMA Affordabox.
Guide on the connectors in the back of the GMA Affordabox device
In the back of the unit, you can find the following:
1. Digital TV signal input (the port for antenna)
2. Digital TV signal output
3. Digital coaxial output
4. Digital HDTV video output with CEC, HDMI version 1.4 (the port for HDMI cable)
5. Analog audio output (the port for AV cable – red and white)
6. Composite video output (the port for AV cable – yellow)
7. AC cable (the port for AC plug)
Does GMA Affordabox allow another antenna?
Other than the provided antenna, you can use another antenna for GMA Affordabox. According to ISDB-T standard, it is recommended to use an outdoor antenna mounted on a pole ten (10) meters high.
Is it allowed to use other remote control?
How to scan digital TV Channels in GMA Affordabox?
Step 1. Press the SCAN button on the remote to open the “Do you want to Auto Search?” Window.
Step 2. Press the OK button on the remote control to start the channel search.
Step 3. Wait for the channel search to finish.
It is recommended to re-scan GMA Affordabox when there’s an announced advisory on TV or when you noticed missing channels.
How to update the software of the GMA Affordabox via USB?
Step 1. Go to gmaaffordabox.com and download the software update. Save the .bin file to your USB flash drive.
Step 2. Insert the USB device into GMA Affordabox.
Step 3. Go to MENU > SYSTEM TAB > SOFTWARE UPDATE > USB UPGRADE > UPGRADE FILES. Select the file you’ve downloaded.
Step 4. Kindly wait for the firmware upgrade process to finish. After that, you can watch TV again.
Can the USB port be used?
Yes. The USB port can be used to connect a USB drive to view photos, play music files, and watch videos saved on it.
Is it possible to record shows?
Shows from GMA, GMA NEWS TV, and HEART OF ASIA can be recorded through Instant Recording or Scheduled Recording features. Watch the recorded video using GMA AFFORDABOX only.
For more frequently asked questions, visit https://www.gmanetwork.com/affordabox/faqs
GMA Affordabox channels 2022
The availability of the following list of digital TV channels may vary depending on your location.
- GTV (formerly GMA News TV – GNTV)
- Heart of Asia
- I Heart Movies
- DepEd TV
- BEAM UHF TV31 (PIE Channel)
- TV Shop
- Pilipinas HD
- Life TV
- Knowledge Channel
- TV 5
- One Sports
- One PH
- CNN Philippines HD
- PCOO TV
- Salaam TV
- Solar Learning (DepEd TV ALS / NCR Prime / Central)
- Shop TV
- IBC 13
- Light TV
- Light TV SD1
- A2Z Channel 11 (Zoe TV)
- INC TV
- NET 25
- Truth Channel
- SNC (SMNI News Channel)
- RJ DigiTV
- Oras ng Himala
- Radyo Bandido TV
- Rock of Manila (RJ Rock TV)
- TV Maria
Take note that ABS-CBN free-to-air channels are currently not accessible on the GMA Affordabox due to the cease and desist order issued by NTC. But if things return to normal, expect to see ABS-CBN free channels (ABS-CBN and S+A) on the Affordabox, but not the TVPlus exclusive channels (CineMo, TeleRadyo, Jeepney TV, and MYX).
GMA Affordabox supported locations
- Metro Manila
- La Union
- Ilocos Sur
- Nueva Ecija
- Camarines Sur (including Naga City)
- Bacolod City (and adjacent areas)
- Misamis Oriental (including Cagayan de Oro)
- Davao de Oro
- Davao del Sur
- Davao del Norte
If you can’t find your location on the list, don’t worry. It is expected that GMA will soon add more location support to expand their coverage area.
The GMA Affordabox list of channels and supported locations will be updated once there are changes from channels or additional location support, so stay tuned.
For more details, visit www.gmaaffordabox.com or its official social media accounts: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/gmaaffordabox/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/gmaaffordabox). For inquiries, you may contact the hotline (02) 8857-4627 within Metro Manila from 8 AM to 10 PM, or call 0961-252-9393 for outside Metro Manila, or e-mail [email protected]
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