Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

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Re: Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

#31 Post by aminpro » Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:29 am

Unfortunately I don't have a HDTV :( lol
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Re: Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

#32 Post by mnd_43 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:02 am

aminpro wrote:Unfortunately I don't have a HDTV :( lol
... Its time to upgrade ! :mrgreen: :$gone:

wow ... :$$: to all HD tv vendors ...

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#33 Post by naim » Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:27 am

mnd_43 wrote: ... Its time to upgrade ! :mrgreen: :$gone:
Sure one! Am getting a new LG 42" LCD for AstroHD in the lounge, while the current Samsung 40" LCD goes into our AV room. :D
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Re: Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

#34 Post by naim » Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:47 pm

The Astro installer finally makes a house-call on Xmas eve to set ours up. After much discussion we decide to put the dish (slightly larger than the old one) at the front of the house due to easy access and satellite line-of-sight.
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The white coax cable snakes its way along the white side wall to the lounge at the back (we have a dual-frontage house), where a hole is drilled at the thinnest part of the wall into the telephone socket. From there the cable goes to the decoder and LCD.
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Installation setup commences and with a little amp fixed along the lengthy cable from the dish to boost the signal, ...
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... we get max strength! Even the installer is surprised at this, first time for him, said he.
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Astro Supersport HD is my first test.
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Serie A match in progress. I believe the ori video is in 1080 format, and hence the great quality.
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Excellent start, esp. with HBO HD Xmas/NewYear goodies!
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Re: Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

#35 Post by ara_ffat » Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:10 am

:thumbsup: _
nice..still awaiting the installer to call
me for appointment..
still no news after 10days..??? :bike:
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#36 Post by naim » Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:55 am

ara_ffat wrote::thumbsup: _
nice..still awaiting the installer to call
me for appointment..
still no news after 10days..??? :bike:
Better call customer service. My installer came 10 days after I applied. He said he only got the work order from Astro the day before - not his fault.

HBO HD has lotsa goodies now - tomorrow is Batman marathon: http://u.nu/6stc4

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Re: Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

#37 Post by nyem » Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:12 pm

I've just called astro to install byond on my parents house. But I'm not yet willing to let go of astromax at my house for byond. Too bad there's no more 2nd decoder for 50% off offer or I'd get that one for byond.

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Re: Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

#38 Post by ara_ffat » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:14 pm

ara_ffat wrote::thumbsup: _
nice..still awaiting the installer to call
me for appointment..
still no news after 10days..??? :bike:
haha \:D/
after a call yesterday..the installer ring me up this evening
and and finally can watch the NGC HD with "wow" coming out from my mouth
can wait to watch World Cup 2010 in HD.. :thumbsup:
only the down side no more RF connection on the new set top so cannot link up with my second TV in my bedroom
but dun worry within few weeks this problem will be solve.. :mrgreen:
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Re: Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

#39 Post by naim » Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:34 am

Just watched Batman's The Dark Knight on Astro HBO HD. With a Full HD 42" LCD just 7-8 feet away, I thot I was watching it on Blu-ray. Audio 5.1 was also excellent. Good stuff! :D
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Re: Astro To Launch Next Generation HDTV Services Friday

#40 Post by adilothman » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:24 am

The astro installer coming petang today to fix Byond - yay!

Naim - what i wanna know is whether the decoder has a second video output - be it coaxial or RCA or whatever. My FullHD TV sits in the gaming room next to the bedroom - dedicated solely to umm .. gaming (my mother in law constantly rants that she cannot understand how a thirty something still plays videogames. Hey! Only adults can afford it ma!)

Mainstream / Astro TV watching all done in the bedroom on a smaller 32" HD ready TV. So i was thinking of having the HDMI signal routed to the FullHD TV and the second signal to the HD Ready LCD. Not sure if it is possible ..

Either that or I get a HDMI splitter - if ever there was such a device. And then i need a mega long HDMI cable .. We'll see what the installer says today ..
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