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Astro Is Driving Me Nuts

Argghhhhhh! I can’t watch Lost, Amazing Race, Alias, Project Runway, America’s Next Top Model, American Idol, Commonwealth Games and many more because somehow in some ‘mysterious way’ my area’s Astro reception had gone mad especially during the evening and night for the past 1 week.

Thank god I managed to watch all my favourite shows in last week’s Saturday afternoon repeats. What about this week? Will I be that lucky? I missed yesterday’s Lost. I even got up for the repeat at 2am this morning but there were still no reception. And the funny part is some channel eg. ch 902 we can see some ‘cacat’ digital graphics but at some channel eg. ch 17 there are no picture at all.

WooOOOoo what happened to Astro? Is it all mainly due to the hazy, thickety clouds above? There were no rain at all man! Astro reception is that weak?? or is it because something fishy is going on at Astro?

Kindly someone, enlighten me.

p/s: Astro is killing an avid idiot box’s fan slowly…

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  • Reply Jee March 21, 2006 at 10:32 am

    Well it works well enough for me.. something wrong with your decoder perhaps?

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 21, 2006 at 10:46 am

    Jee, yeah maybe. ohh don’t tell me my decoder has brokedown. πŸ™

  • Reply ShaolinTiger March 21, 2006 at 10:48 am

    Perhaps it was raining, lol, stupid Astro.

  • Reply Joshua March 21, 2006 at 11:09 am

    I have similar problems as well. Its unlikely that its the decoder if it still works at times. I believe its the position of the disc. Remember there were strong winds and storm of late and it could have altered the angle of your disc and a small change can have big impact on reception since Astro (most people dont realise) have short-changed the public with a under-spec size disc.

    May need to call a service man rather than the useless call-center.

  • Reply Jason March 21, 2006 at 11:31 am

    Ask your electrical shop or astro dealer to check out on it, or else u will be paying 1 month subcription fee for nothing.

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 21, 2006 at 11:48 am

    ShaolinTiger, yeah raining and winds. πŸ™

    Joshua and Jason, ohh yeah strong winds. now I remember. You see, last mon-fri totally bad or no reception at all. Then Saturday and Sunday afternoon the reception was extremely good. Bad reception or totally no reception only happened in the evening and night. Huh wonder why. I can’t check the reception on weekdays afternoon as I was working.

    Also my astro status is 75 points which is good yet I can’t get any reception. Urggh…
    Yeah will ask someone to check it out..sigh

  • Reply moz monster March 21, 2006 at 12:18 pm

    I had a similar problem which got fixed relatively easy …

    I called tech support in Astro, waited 15 minutes to get a human to answer, then I was told to switch off Astro, as in switch off the main power, leave it alone for 5 minutes like that, then power on again. Solved it.

    I’m not sure if you’re having the same problem as I do. Call Astro when you have about 30 minutes of spare time (which you should, since you have no reception anyways =) )

  • Reply Wuching March 21, 2006 at 12:18 pm

    don’t watch too much TV! just do BLOGGING!

  • Reply Jeremy C March 21, 2006 at 12:26 pm

    yeah, stoopid astro, depriving che-cheh dear and poor chester of watching tv… dun worry, i can update you on sports results though πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 21, 2006 at 12:45 pm

    Moz Monster, wow that simple ? alright gonna try it today. Thanks again πŸ™‚

    Wuching, Msia is not so happening as in Melb. I don’t have much to blog about unlike you πŸ˜›

    Jeremy C, hahahaha good words. Thenkiu πŸ™‚
    I thought you will be away today.

  • Reply Wuching March 21, 2006 at 1:27 pm

    nonsense! u can blog about your days, your family’s days, your friends’ days, chester’s mischiefs, the gossips in your office, the gossips in your neighbourhood etc etc..look at 5xmom, she stays home & blog till the cows come home! do that!

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 21, 2006 at 1:55 pm

    Wuching, ya I was talking nonsense. Oppps you’re gonna scold me. You give me some ideas what to talk about next week already. Muahhh…

  • Reply chengsim March 21, 2006 at 4:09 pm

    hmmm. how come i never experienced that problem?
    then again, try calling their hotline.
    they always got ways to solved the problems ur having.

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 21, 2006 at 4:22 pm

    Chengsim, you’re lucky! πŸ™‚
    OK I will. Thanks.

  • Reply Jacky March 21, 2006 at 6:35 pm

    I think is the rainy days…

    How about try MiTV… (or something like that)??

  • Reply dreamcatcher March 21, 2006 at 8:49 pm

    whattt!!! so little willpower… n u call urself a jedi?!! heh!heh! u poor weak jedi!

    clear cut enough, the guy that took ur filter pipe has taken the discs n exchange ’em with wok!!!heh!heh! check it out!!! :PP

  • Reply Bryan March 22, 2006 at 2:59 am

    Opss… New header. Heheh…

    Nice one. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 22, 2006 at 7:28 am

    Jacky, yeah rainy days + something else…
    Not sure MiTV offers the show that I mentioned in my post.

    Dreamcatcher, this is just a simple problem. Therefore I decided not to use my force.

    Hahahaha wok???

    Bryan, did you get a shock ? hahaha
    Thank you.

  • Reply Bryan March 22, 2006 at 1:39 pm

    Got a shock when I see “proudly hosted” in the About Me page. LoL…

    Thanks a lot. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 22, 2006 at 1:44 pm

    Bryan, hahaha that one not April’s fool joke.
    Welcome πŸ˜€

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