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Astro B.yond HD

When I came back from my Europe vacation almost 2 months ago I discovered a new and big shiny object in our home. Why my dad and mom have bought a new LED TV! Thing is dad didn’t say a thing when he fetched sis and me back from airport. Cheeky him. I don’t agree with them by simply spending few Ks buying a new TV when the current one is still in good condition. Better keep the money for emergency matter. Well what’s done is done. I guess they beh tahan wanting to watch movies/series in high definition kua.

Dad pestered me to call Astro for setting up B.yond HD few days later in early June but B.yond didn’t arrive in our home until 2 weeks ago. They said they’re out of stock wor.

Now here’s what I like about the new Astro B.yond HD:
1. HD shows are so clear.
2. I get more Astro channels and get to save $$ a little because of my subscription to Super Pack 4.

What I don’t like about Astro B.yond HD and LED TV:
1. The setup box takes such a long time to boot. Nearly 40 seconds… crazy!!! I timed it.
2. Non HD channels are so not-clear. Ohh… my beloved KBSWorld channel. Update: KBSWorld will convert to HD come Sept 3rd 2012. Yipee!!! KBSWorld HD is now available at Astro ch392 (16th Oct 2012 onwards). WOOHOOO!!!

Now I can only hope that all channels will be turned to HD real soon or else where is the joy man of owning a HD TV and Astro B.yond HD, right???

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  • Reply Constance Ant July 19, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    yaya, the few HD channels are really super clear.

    what i don’t likey LED tv is, the proportion is unappealing lo. the people all look stubby one :S

    • Reply Che-Cheh July 19, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      For that if I watch HD, I use 16:9. Non HD I use 4:3. Leceh lo need to keep changing.

  • Reply jam August 1, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I had the Astro telemarketers calling me yesterday and today, pestering me to subscribe to Astro Beyond, which I turned down flat. Don’t see the need as there is not many HD channels yet in ASTRO.

    • Reply Che-Cheh August 1, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      Ya agree not many HD channels yet but at least get to watch some in HD oklah. Only extra RM20 per month.

  • Reply ija September 3, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    now watch kbsworld hd but not really clear as others hd channel.why ah?

    • Reply Che-Cheh September 3, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      According to Astro they are having some technical difficulties. Once it’s solved we will be able to enjoy KBS HD. So have to wait patiently.

      Called them again a week and half later since the conversion, now Astro is saying not sure when they’re launching the HD version. I hope they’ll do something about it. There’re so many Korean dramas and K-pops fans in Malaysia!

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