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A Happy Ending For Astro and Me

I promise this will be my last post about Astro because I can now watch Astro without going through any emotional breakdown. In other words, no more reception problem.

Guess what actually caused the horrendous reception problem ? Nope wasn’t the cables or decoder. It was our Astro satellite dish!!! That ‘thing’… hahaha circled in purple is the culprit.

My parents decided to get a new Astro since repairing that damn satellite will also cost us a few hundreds. Wise move! The new Astro decoder is smaller in size and more chick. The remote control is also different from our old’s one. What I like about this new Astro is I get a faster reaction for the program/ Menu/Guide/Info to appear. Less than a blink of an eye man! For my old Astro, I usually waited for about 2 secs for the program to appear.

Our old Astro decoder of 6 years. Cost us RM899 6 years ago.

Yeah! our new RM199 Astro decoder. (psst pict too dark, didn’t use flash)

Say hello to our new satellite dish.

When I was finally sitting down watching my favourite show on Astro, my dad asked me “Satisfy?”. Timidly I said “YES”. Actually I wanted to say out loud “Yes, I, the Queen is satisfy”.

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  • Reply Wuching March 30, 2006 at 11:42 am

    tsk tsk tsk..too much tv lah! [-X

  • Reply Jacky March 30, 2006 at 12:19 pm

    Hahaha… the Queen is satisfy now! Your new Astro decoder looks cool… my Astro’s reaction is very the slow too, have to point the remote control straight to the decoder and press the key on it properly, otherwise no response.

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 30, 2006 at 12:50 pm

    Wuching, cannot help it. TV is my life.

    Jacky, at least I don’t have to point the remote control straight to the decoder. hey time to change to a new one!

  • Reply Jason March 30, 2006 at 1:10 pm

    You should have done that earlier. πŸ˜›

  • Reply Jeremy C March 30, 2006 at 5:10 pm

    wow! i really love the last photo – the satellite dish with the sun rising (or setting?) as the backdrop… nice!

    and happy for you too πŸ™‚ yeah, astro rawks!

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 30, 2006 at 9:17 pm

    Jason, don’t know what went wrong then. If not I would have change earlier.

    Jeremy C, sun setting. Pict taken on that very day the new Astro was installed at my home.

  • Reply Wuching March 31, 2006 at 8:06 am

    last photo with the satelite looks like the millenium falcon’s satelite dish on its hull..what do u think princess leah? 8-}

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 31, 2006 at 8:57 am

    Ohhh Han Zolo, don’t you know I live in Millennium Falcon ? B-)

  • Reply dinosour June 17, 2006 at 6:25 pm

    ayo…jacky ah… go change your remote punye battery la… weak battery loh…

  • Reply Leo July 9, 2006 at 3:04 pm

    do u want sold your old decoder?
    pls email

  • Reply Che-Cheh July 10, 2006 at 8:37 pm

    Leo, sorry my old decoder is not for sale.

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