Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

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Re: Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

#21 Post by wsian » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:39 pm

Official link for subscribe:
http://www.astro.com.my/byond/index.asp

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Re: Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

#22 Post by nyem » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:59 pm

Too bad the recording feature is not yet available, else I'd swap my Max.
The old decoder should work with the new b.yond dish right?

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Re: Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

#23 Post by wsian » Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:45 pm

Don't think you can retain the max box. They are going to swap everything.

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Re: Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

#24 Post by ara_ffat » Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:05 am

wsian,
hv u registered...

i've done it...will wait the CSO to call me to set appointment with the installer \:D/
as for the max yes they will change it but i'll believe the new box will hv the same capability as the max since it have recording function too.. :thumbsup:
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Re: Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

#25 Post by wsian » Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:27 am

No, not yet.
I think there is no deadline yet. Let's see some demo first :mrgreen:

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Re: Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

#26 Post by nyem » Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:54 am

wsian wrote:Don't think you can retain the max box. They are going to swap everything.
FAQ: How do I sign up for Astro B.yond Box?
If you want to keep your current Astro box, you are required to pay a RM80.00 standard installation fee.
Can keep for RM80, but it'll be useless without the smartcard
ara_ffat wrote:believe the new box will hv the same capability as the max since it have recording function too.. :thumbsup:
FAQ: Can I swap my Astro MAX box with the Astro B.yond Box?
At the moment, the Astro B.yond Box doesn't have recording function unlike Astro MAX
The record button on the remote is reserved for future .. probably when they figure out how to hook the decoder to external disks

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Re: Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

#27 Post by wsian » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:48 am

Have a look on the decoder here
http://cblog.cari.com.my/html/59/192959-216303.html
Composite video out, component video out, hdmi, audio & digital audio, network port, 2 usb port (front & back)

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Re: Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

#28 Post by kploh » Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:58 pm

my wife hometown got Samsung LCD TV "HD ready", Does it support Astro HDTV services ?
Or we need to buy "Full HD" LCD TV ?

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Re: Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

#29 Post by ara_ffat » Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:44 pm

kploh wrote:my wife hometown got Samsung LCD TV "HD ready", Does it support Astro HDTV services ?
Or we need to buy "Full HD" LCD TV ?
From Byond FAQ:
I see two different types of High-Definition television sets at the retailers. Some have the label HD-Ready and some have Full HD; which one should I buy?
Both HD-Ready television and Full HD television are capable of displaying standard definition and high definition broadcast. You should buy a television set that meets your budget requirement. :$gone:
so no need lah to buy a new LCD if u already have HD ready set :thumbsup:
by the way u also can get ready with 1 or 1.5TB Buffalo external disk once they introduced the recording capability...again :$gone:
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Re: Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

#30 Post by ara_ffat » Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:02 am

wsian wrote:Add RM20!!!! I want :mrgreen
civic98 wrote: That's additional RM20 PER MONTH, for the rest of our lives! And who knows how much more when they add other channels?
the extra charges will not be effctive immediatly..it will be charge sometimes on Apr '10 onwards..
probably they want the customer to feel the HD effect first :drinkers:
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