Starmobile’s parent company announced a new product called the Starcube Digital TV Box to compete with ABS-CBN’s TV Plus.

It promises clearer video quality of TV shows compared to traditional analog televisions using an antenna. Of course, this depends on the digital TV signal coverage in the area. Big cities usually already have coverage of major channels.

The Starcube Digital TV Box supports playing movies and music saved on a USB flash drive including MKV files. Its Time Shift feature also allows recording TV shows for watching at a later time.

Starcube Digital TV Box

Back-side of the Starcube Digital TV Box showing its ports.

Connection options include HDMI for newer televisions with full HD capability as well as the more familiar red, yellow and white RCA for older TVs. A small active antenna is also included for better reception.

Availability of the Starcube Digital TV Box starts on the second week of February 2017. It has an official price of ₱1,490.00 but early buyers can enjoy a lower introductory price of ₱1,290.00 only. The discounted price is also available on Lazada.