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Astro B.yond – The new HD Experience

I still remember when I was young in primary school, I saw a hot air balloon flying around KL area and it written “Astro” on the balloon, that time I have no idea what was that and years later I’m a Astro subscriber and enjoy watching Astro. Haha.

HD? Apa itu HD? “Hou Dim” in Cantonese ah? Haha… It’s High Definition la. You will be seeing this term everywhere when you go to look for LCD TV / Plasma TV.

Astro B.yond HD

ASTRO today launched ASTRO B.yond, a multi-phased innovative service starting with the first ever High Definition (HD) broadcast, setting yet another new benchmark in Malaysia’s broadcast industry.

Astro B.yond HD Device

Astro B.yond HD

High-Definition is the latest in a long line of major improvements in television technology, which has moved from black-and-white analogue to widescreen colour digital over the last 50 years. With High-Definition, viewers will enjoy approximately five times the detail of standard definition television broadcast.

And now, Astro B.yond, Malaysia’s first High-Definition broadcast, brings you a complete sensory experience – sharper pictures, more vibrant colours, cinematic surround sound, and a wider screen. Combined, it gives you crystal clear details and a viewing experience like never before.

Astro B.yond HD

On HD content, ASTRO will show three key genres that are recognized as HD content drivers globally – sports, movies and documentaries. ASTRO will start with four HD channels – ASTRO Supersport HD, HBO HD, National Geographic Channel HD and HISTORY HD on 18 December 2009, followed by ESPN HD in January 2010. Sports fans will also be thrilled to know that they can soon watch FIFA World Cup 2010 in HD. ASTRO plans to roll out more HD channels, including local content, in 2010. I love drama and hopefully Wah Lai Toi Channel 311 & AEC Channel 301 will be the next HD Channels!

To experience Astro B.yond, you will require a brand new set-up, which consists of the following:
* 1 Astro B.yond Box
* 1 Astro B.yond Dish
* 1 new Smartcard
* 1 new Remote Control
* 1 HDMI Cable

As an Astro customer you can exchange your current Astro decoder to experience Astro B.yond for FREE. The above mentioned set-up gives you access to your favourite channels in High-Definition for an additional monthly service fee of only RM20. Kindly note that these High-Definition channels will correspond with your current subscription package(s).

You may subscribe now here.

Join me @ Astro B.yond Bloggers Night.

I went for a shooting @ Desa Park City last Sunday for Astro B.yond tvc, come to see yourself on the Bloggers Night!

Desa Park City Shooting
There’s around 10+ blogger went for the shooting @ Desa Park City, it’s a very nice environment and stay tuned for the video! =)

Date : 13 January 2010 (Wednesday)
Time : 7:30pm till 10.30pm
Venue : Modesto’s, Desa Sri Hartamas

It will be a fun night as Astro B.yond will enhance your visual and audio senses. Refreshments will be provided. Moreover there’s 3 units of Astro B.yond set comprising 32” LG High Definition TV, Astro B.yond box, new remote control and new outdoor dish to give out along with free subscription to Astro B.yond channels! Could you be the one of the winner? 1 Winner from the Murder Mystery Game and 2 winners for the best post-event coverage. You’ll only find out if you are attending the Astro B.yond Bloggers Night.

You must be a Fan of the Astro Facebook and stay tued for the announcement of the Murder Mystery Game on Facebook. To get the invite do check it out here.

Happy New Year! A new year start with a new HD Experience.



Author: Saimatkong

This blog is a platform to share what I love in life: food (eat), travel (play), photography (art) and life (thoughts and ideas). With passion for food, I share my foodie adventures and indulgences here. “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”

Traveling makes us a better human being as we recognise the similarities and celebrate the differences of cultures between where we travel to and where we come from. “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

Photography do more than just capturing the best moments in our lives; they also help us tell our life stories. “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

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