Crystal clear LED TVs are as affordable as they’ve ever been, but even now, the average Juan doesn’t necessarily care to pay for a video streaming service to take advantage. Thankfully, there are DTV receivers you can buy, and the GMA Affordabox is one of the most affordable and accessible options out there. And of course, it isn’t just limited to LED TVs. You can even give your old pre-2000s CRT TV new life and start watching free-to-air digital TV channels available in your area.
What’s more is the Affordabox doubles as a multimedia player and digital video recorder of sorts. Thanks to a USB port, you can plug in a flash drive or external hard drive to playback your personal media library and watch your own videos, view photos, or even listen to your own music files. You can also record any of your favorite shows you might have missed from GMA, GMA News, or Heart of Asia, whether by recording them on the fly or scheduling them for later.
The GMA Affordabox was unveiled as part of GMA’s 70th anniversary celebration and you can pick one up for just Php888 and no monthly fees. Currently, it’s available online and stores where GMA’s digital signal has coverage: 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. To learn more, just head on over to GMAaffordabox.com or check out their social media using the handle @GMAaffordabox.
Interested in a full review? I have a unit on hand so let me know in the comments below and I might do one on my YouTube channel!