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Cignal Digital TV Review

Cignal Digital TV is our cable tv provider now after we moved here in Lipa City, Batangas last week. Since there’s no cable line installed inside the subdivision, we only have 2 choices: Dream Satellite TV or Cignal Digital TV. We chose the latter because it’s cheaper and has HBO and AXN on its channel line up. We subscribed to Prepaid Plan 390.

Here’s my honest review of Cignal Digital TV for your consideration if you plan to subscribe with them.


To subscribe to Cignal Digital TV prepaid, all you need is just a valid ID and the money.

Initial Cost

We paid P 5,170. This payment is for the satellite dish, digital tv box, Cignal TV card, installation fee and three months advance payment.


Installation was fast. We paid last Friday. And after 3 days, it’s already installed and activated.

Channel Line Up

Cignal Digital TVThe channel line up is good enough for me. HBO, PBO and Viva Cinema for movies; CNN for news; AXN, ETC, 2nd Avenue for anything interesting; and Basketball TV for sports. Of course, it would be nice if they could include ESPN, Jack TV, and Discovery Channel in the future for Plan 390.

Here is the complete list of the 21 channels offered on Plan 390.

  • ABS-CBN 2
  • GMA 7
  • TV 5
  • QTV 11
  • Studio 23
  • NBN
  • SOLARtv
  • IBC 13
  • ETC
  • 2nd Avenue
  • Net 25
  • Basketball TV
  • HBO
  • Disney Channel
  • Cartoon Network
  • CNN
  • Pinoy Box Office
  • Viva Cinema
  • AXN
  • Bio
  • RHTV


Picture quality is superb. Sound is crispy on the ears. It’s like watching an original DVD movie! Digital TV at its best. It gives justice to the television set I have. You can have the best TV set, but if its crisp picture and sound quality can only be enjoyed while watching a DVD, then you’re not using it to its full potential. Get a Cignal Digital TV and maximize your tv set’s potential. You’ll get high quality pictures everytime you turn-on your tv. (I’m not paid for telling you this, I just really appreciate the quality of sound and pictures they have!)


Since it has a digital tv box, it has some nice interesting features worth sharing. Here are some of them:

Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). You can view the schedule of programs of some channels such as HBO, PBO, Cartoon Network, AXN and Disney Channel on your tv set interactively. Yes, not just some program list that flashes on your tv. You can scroll down and up, you can check the scheduled programs on a specific time, you can even read the synopsis of the programs listed.

Booked Programmes. You can book programs you found worth watching on the Electronic Programme Guide. Just select the program on the list and book it. Five minutes before the scheduled time, you’ll see a notification on your TV that your booked program is about to start. Then, it will automatically switch the channel to your booked program on the scheduled time. No more missing that HBO movie you found on schedule list but you forgot later. (Notification time and automatically switching channel can also be customized/reprogrammed, what I mentioned above is just their default behavior.)

These are just the 2 features. There are other features such as setting your favorite channels, listening to radio channels, checking your account, receiving and reading messages from Cignal TV, parental lock and many more.


As a conclusion, Cignal Digital TV is one of the best if not the best companion your tv could ever have. 🙂

Cignal Digital TV is available nationwide. We subscribed thru their partner at Comworks, Robinsons Place, Lipa. Just visit them if you have inquiries. Or you can check their official but outdated website here. I’m just a subscriber and this review is just based on my experience. You might see an update in the future if their service becomes sucky. 😀

Are you a Cignal Digital TV subscriber? Share your review on the comment box below!

Marhgil Macuha

Marhgil Macuha is a Computer Engineering graduate of Batangas State University. He is currently a Senior Solutions Developer at a Canadian IT company.


  1. wow pretty much like how directv and dishnetwork in the states is, hope they have better customer service though

  2. 16:9 na ba lahat ng channels? 😀 wooot

  3. Have been a Cignal Digital TV subscriber for around 4 months already, subscribed to it right after I bought my 40 inch LCD TV. I took the HD Bundle that they have para naman masulit ko yung subscription plus I do get duperb HD Versions of the channels.

    Ngayon madalas na ako sa HBO since the bundle I have both has the normal and the HBO HD version, iba yung logo ng HBO kasi ang nakalagay HBO HD, then National Geographic was not HD when I subscribed, upscaled lang siya then before December 2009 ended naconvert na nila yung NGC naging NGC HD na, iba pati ang programs compared sa NGC na normal (since I have a wired cable connected too.)

    History is also on HD, ESPN and Star Sports are both upscaled as of this time…

    Kulang na lang Discovery HD!! yun na lang at mahal ko na talaga ang Cignal hehehe….

    Of course the Pacquiao PPV Fights!!! no more messing around the internet for free Pacquiao Fights!! Free siya sa mga Cignal Bundle Subscribers na first time magpakabit, Nung nagpakabit ako libre yung PPV ni Pacman vs Cotto, in upscaled but very crisp broadcast!! weeee.

    Ngaun yung kay Pacman vs Clottey naman, pero may bayad na, I paid the promo of 450 PHP, hehe, sana in HD na nila ibroadcast laban ni pacquiao, panigurado dami subscribers nyan.

  4. watch out for the DTT of both Local channels..they will come free…I believe the Digital signal aren’t Digital they are still analog in someway.

    Let me ask? ano pong TV gamit mo?

  5. hmmm nationwide ayos ah. Need ko na lang siguro para bumili is ung discovery channel in HD 😀 Meron ba?

  6. su subscribe n ko. gusto ko may star sports.

  7. kamahal pala ng initial payment…
    i knew someone who is using a pirated kind of dream satellite, just purchase the satellite disk for 4K, then you have all channels the dream satellite has.

    but it’s bad!
    -Nhoel of http://www.keywordspeak.com

  8. i forgot to include the word “FOREVER”, meaning you have free cable forever. but it’s bad!

  9. tsk.tsk. mahal nga yung initial payment… stick to SKY nalang kami… d ko rin yata napapansin yan dito sa Cebu…

  10. Nakaka-entice din magsubscribe sa Cignal TV itong review na ito…

    Sarap siguro kung may maganda rin kaming TV. Ano ba TV nyo Sir Marhgil?

  11. Ayks!

    Mali yung website link ng una kong comment, sorry, hehe… (maybe you can edit it and delete this one, thanks!)

  12. huli ka, kaya ka pala nagko-comment richie ha. heheheee, nyways we all do this. smile.

  13. nakalimutan ko itanong..meron din bang bomba na channel sir marhgil…hehehehehehe

  14. meron po adult channels………..
    zamjari 1, zamjari 2 & baro tv.
    kailangan mo lang configure ang receiver para mapalabas. at every month sya lumalabas & it last for 2 days atleast.

  15. hindi maganda serbisyo ninyo! putol lng kayo ng putol kahit bayad naman kami..

  16. mahal mahal na nga hindi pa maganda ang service!!! hirap pang komunek sa line nyo!

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