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denver
11-07-2006, 05:19 PM
I'm considering to buy a DVD Recorder, but I saw that Astro will launch a new gadget called Astro Max:



Thursday, 29 June 2006 07:37 PM
Kuala Lumpur, June 29, 2006 ~ Astro, the Direct-To-Home satellite television service provider, gave members of the media a special preview today of the first personal video recorder (PVR) in Malaysia – the Astro MAX - which promises to change the way Malaysians watch TV.

Malaysians can now record up to 60 hours of their favourite programmes without the need of any external devices. They can also pause and rewind “live” television so that they will never miss a moment of their favourite programmes or sports broadcasts. With the new Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), the Astro MAX allows for easy recordings of Astro programmes.

“With the Astro MAX, subscribers can now watch whatever they want, whenever they want. We are giving the chance to all Malaysians to finally be able to take control of their TV viewing,” said Rohana Rozhan, Chief Executive Officer of Astro TV. The Astro MAX offers the benefits of DVD recording and viewing – minus the needs for tapes and DVD-Rs.

“Astro MAX is a one-stop solution centre. Everything you need is found on the Astro MAX without the need of any other external devices. It is the latest evolution of Astro services,” she added.

ED: Yes, they gave us one to play around with - look out for more live photos and an exclusive review later today!

The Astro MAX is integrated with the latest EPG from Astro to ensure that all the functions of Astro MAX can be performed easily. Subscribers need to only locate their favourite programme through the EPG and press the Record button.

Astro MAX subscribers can also choose to record the current programme they are watching instantly by just clicking the record button. They can record programmes via the new on-screen TV Guide and Info banner and set recordings on a daily or weekly basis.

Astro MAX also features the Planner where subscribers have an easy reference of all recordings on their Astro MAX. It checks for hard disk space availability and any recording conflicts between scheduled recordings.

Other than recording, Astro MAX allows users to pause live action and resume watching whenever they are ready. Not only that, if they want to view the same scene again, Astro MAX allows them to rewind the show up to a buffer of 30 minutes. Viewers can also watch actions on screen at a slower speed by using the slow motion function while in forward mode.

“The Astro MAX is the perfect complement to the vast variety of content we have over the Astro platform. With all the features of the Astro MAX, we are offering our subscribers the freedom to watch all the great programmes that are available. We will continue to invest in content, both local and foreign, to ensure that our customer value proposition stays fresh and relevant. And as the content grows, with the Astro MAX, our subscribers can be sure to never miss a single moment of their favourite programmes,” said Rohana.

http://www.lowyat.net/v2/content/view/610/2/

This Astro Max seems interesting. To be able to record upto 60 hours is quite amazing. But it doesn't seem to say that it can record the movies on DVDs. What do you think of this device?

PJS
11-07-2006, 05:46 PM
Astro Max is a harddisk recorder if I understand it correctly, just like the TiVo digital recorder in the European market. Max wld hv no build in DVD player/recorder but u can probably send the output from Astro Max to your PC n burn into DVD if needed.

Advantage of the Max is that it is a direct recording from Astro channels so programming it is so much easier than having an additional DVD recorder hooked up to it. It will record the actual program based on a start signal direct from Astro, even if the program timing has changed/delayed at the last minute. u can't do that with a VCR or DVD recorder. With an external recorder u hv sync the start time, program the Astro channels, and kinda difficult to record 2 different channels back to back unless u hv a programmable remote with can switch Astro channels at preset times.

And I think there shd be a function(just like TiVo) that allows u to chase the recording... meaning if u recorded a soccer game that started at 10pm, and when u got home at 10.25pm, u can watch the game playback from beginning, while the HDD keep on recording in real time, with your playback 'chasing' by running 3-5% faster, u can chase up the real time game by 2nd half. Smart eh? ;)

wallace
11-07-2006, 08:59 PM
Any indication on the price?

denver
12-07-2006, 01:53 PM
Good points there PJS. Both have their own advantages. Hmm...

ericchan
12-07-2006, 02:01 PM
Any indication on the price?


Its Rm988 as pointed out..do a google search and all the existing info is there,
here is one for you.

http://www.theedgedaily.com/cms/content.jsp?id=com.tms.cms.article.Article_1fc2cc7 f-cb73c03a-1c01ba90-cec0a72f

Firefly
12-07-2006, 02:08 PM
Can I watch 1 channel while it records another?

narx
12-07-2006, 05:49 PM
Thats expensive. RM988.

Would suggest looking into using a pc to download movies and output it to the tv.
Lower cost, less hassle, and no censorship :D

wallace
12-07-2006, 09:14 PM
Usually expensive when something is newly launch. I'm sure the price will drop in a few months time.

Wild_Explorer
12-07-2006, 09:47 PM
Can I watch 1 channel while it records another?
Yes, you can. The Astro Max come with two tuner which allow the viewer to watch one channel while recording another.....this is also another plus point compared with an external DVD HD recorder which can only record the channel that is being shown.

usjfly
13-07-2006, 12:05 AM
Does anybody knows what kind of video output is available on Astro Max? I'm hoping it has component video output.

Thanks in advance...

Teeque
13-07-2006, 01:05 AM
Yes, you can. The Astro Max come with two tuner which allow the viewer to watch one channel while recording another.....this is also another plus point compared with an external DVD HD recorder which can only record the channel that is being shown.
Aiseh, why so susah??? Just get a second decoder free and record on one and watch on the other. Solve the problem ma. Wanna pay RM988 some more, u must be kidding....

Sugarfree
13-07-2006, 09:54 AM
Thats expensive. RM988.

Would suggest looking into using a pc to download movies and output it to the tv.
Lower cost, less hassle, and no censorship :D
Keyphrase is "NO CENSORSHIP". We've been treated like 3 year old kids for far long enough. Thank God for broadband. Btw, even Astro programs are censored, though to a lesser extent than, say, programs aired on RTM. But still there's censorship. So, there.

syltel
13-07-2006, 10:57 AM
But why would anyone want to pay $988 to record movies over astro? Dont they keep replaying over and over and over again the same movies? Has it happen to you when you look through the movie channels you realised, you have seen it all on astro over the years? I remember 1 movie which I never could catch the whole movie (due to heavy rain, blackouts and timing). So over the years, I managed to first catch hold the beginning, the middle and finally the end of that movie...Honestly!! it was over a period of 3-4 yrs!! :eek: I guess, recording news or sports is a better bet...but for $988???

PJS
13-07-2006, 11:01 AM
Aiseh, why so susah??? Just get a second decoder free and record on one and watch on the other. Solve the problem ma. Wanna pay RM988 some more, u must be kidding....

Decoder is free but is the monthly subsription for 2nd decoder also free?

syltel
13-07-2006, 11:06 AM
Decoder is free but is the monthly subsription for 2nd decoder also free?

I remember adverts claim for 2nd decoder there is a 50% off on monthly subsription...but dont know if the 50% off is for few months or for ever

ericchan
13-07-2006, 11:22 AM
Unless Astro improves on the present package of movies which are outdated and repeated and also introduce somemore quality channels I feel its not worth investing on this gadget at the moment.
But i can understand Astro's predicament of Governments censorship boundary.

atom
13-07-2006, 01:57 PM
Aiseh, why so susah??? Just get a second decoder free and record on one and watch on the other. Solve the problem ma. Wanna pay RM988 some more, u must be kidding....

Eh... did I miss something..? Can the current decoder record?

burntan
13-07-2006, 02:25 PM
I guess the main benefit of Astro Max compare to separate DVD recorder is that is can be program to switch channel as well. For example when you are out, you can program it to recorder Fear Factor at AXN in the afternoon and Walk with Dinosaur at Discovery during night time. DVD recorder can schedule record time, but can't help you to switch Astro channels.

Sugarfree
13-07-2006, 05:59 PM
But why would anyone want to pay $988 to record movies over astro? Dont they keep replaying over and over and over again the same movies? Has it happen to you when you look through the movie channels you realised, you have seen it all on astro over the years? I remember 1 movie which I never could catch the whole movie (due to heavy rain, blackouts and timing). So over the years, I managed to first catch hold the beginning, the middle and finally the end of that movie...Honestly!! it was over a period of 3-4 yrs!! :eek: I guess, recording news or sports is a better bet...but for $988???
Repeats eh? Don't even start me on that! Haha. But, hey, the bright side of it is you do get to finish watching a movie, ok..never mind if it takes you 3-4 years to do it! Haha.
And another thing that I find movies on Astro unexciting...1. censored (but of course) 2. stereo audio. In this age of surround audio (5.1 to 7.1), stereo sound where got fun?

;)

Sea2004
13-07-2006, 10:59 PM
They should have brought this before the World Cup. Just imagine how many people had to fight with their familes and friends over the 9pm matches clashing with the movies or series on other channels. But now that the world cup is over, don't think they will get much support over this ..atleast not now ...except for those always obsessed with new technologies ofcourse. :D

Sugarfree
13-07-2006, 11:43 PM
They should have brought this before the World Cup. Just imagine how many people had to fight with their familes and friends over the 9pm matches clashing with the movies or series on other channels. But now that the world cup is over, don't think they will get much support over this ..atleast not now...
A missed opportunity indeed. :p

RobotdeNiro
14-07-2006, 10:31 AM
If it rains, what will Astro Max record? "Service currently not available" ??

Sugarfree
14-07-2006, 11:08 AM
If it rains, what will Astro Max record? "Service currently not available" ??
Just curious..urmm...during the moonsoon season, why do Astro subscribers watch? :p :D

:D

PJS
14-07-2006, 11:35 AM
When raining, record the white noise on screen with Astro Max as proof of service unavailability, then send the DVD to Astro to request for a pro-rated refund to your monthly subsription (deduct the total hours of downtime)!

YEAH!!!

Finally, Astro gave us a means to get even with themselves!! :D This gadget can actually pay for itself in the long run, muahahaha! ;) :D

stanleywkh
14-07-2006, 11:56 AM
But why would anyone want to pay $988 to record movies over astro? Dont they keep replaying over and over and over again the same movies? Has it happen to you when you look through the movie channels you realised, you have seen it all on astro over the years? I remember 1 movie which I never could catch the whole movie (due to heavy rain, blackouts and timing). So over the years, I managed to first catch hold the beginning, the middle and finally the end of that movie...Honestly!! it was over a period of 3-4 yrs!! :eek: I guess, recording news or sports is a better bet...but for $988???

Well for me recording movies from Astro is not really necessary. Recording children programmes is definitely my priority. Some children programmes are shown either in the morning or afternoon on weekdays where my child is at school or daycare so with the recorder i can record and let her watch maybe during the weekends. Mind u the original vcd costs RM14.90/pc and runs abt 45mins to an hour.

I have checked my daughter original vcd collection and they have already costed me almost RM1000 and still increasing.

But for RM988 I would prefer a HDD recorder. LG came out one that is abt RM1300 ( I think 80 GB HDD ) and u can burn the recorded files into DVD.

denver
14-07-2006, 05:19 PM
The issue here is more on which is better, Astro Max or DVD Recorders? Price-wise, Astro Max is cheaper compared to a good brand DVD recorders with hard disk (who would want to buy a DVD recorder without hard disk anyway). Usability, Astro Max would probably be easier to use and programme. But DVD recorders offer permanent copy without the hassle of transferring to PC and burning. These are the pro's and con's that I'm contemplating right now.

Regarding what to record, well, the reason why I wanted to purchase these is to record good TV shows, such as Lost, Grey's Anotomy, and sitcoms such as Scrubs, Becker, My Wife and Kids, Friends etc. Even some of the discovery channels programmes are quite interesting, like the Da Vinci code programme etc. Not so much for movies.

Ken2
07-08-2006, 11:54 AM
When it came to purchasing my Astro Max decoder I was under no illusion that the early adoption of such technology will likely bring problems especially given the fact that I understand its design and manufacture has been largely within Malaysia.

At its core the Max decoder should be able to do its basic role of recording programmes without persistently incurring crashes which render the unit unusable. In my case however there are numerous problems with the unit which are perhaps the result of inadequate development and tends to suggest the units have been put to market due to commercial considerations over and above its usability, functionality and most important of all, its reliability.

Finally things have deteriorated so bad that the decoder is now unable to provide any programming, live or recorded, thus we are now without any Astro broadcasts. The cinema has become our new friend!

Within Malaysia of course once the installer has done his job of delivering the unit he washes his hands of the matter (probably because he’s aware of the issues). The Astro Customer Support phone line are disinclined to assist – indeed they did tell me that I was not actually an Astro Max customer!! – and promised returned phone calls from Customer Services fail to materialize. So I then tried the email help address only to be met by an automated replay which enthusiastically states I’ll get a reply within five working days(!)


I tried Astro Max and found the following issues:

Reliability:
Unit re-boots itself multiple times when trying to start
Unit frequently fails to record at the allotted time and goes into a re-boot mode
Unit does not allow deleting of some planned recordings
Unit does not always show what has been programmed as a recording ('Hidden' recording)
Unit cannot manually download full schedules; re-boots itself each time
Menu's 'Freeze' requiring unit to be switched off at the power cord
Use of ‘Rec’ button results in menu freezing

Operationally
The design looks like it was inspired by the 1970's look.
The on-screen help system doe not work (by design!)
Programming by the TV scheduler can only be done for up to 7 days in advance
Unable to automatically repeat recordings (say, weekly) if using the TV scheduler; you have to do this by 'manually' setting up a recording
Due to the formatting of the TV scheduler you cannot read the programmes e.g. "America's Top Model' will be truncated to "A..."!!
The overall look and feel of the menu system is very poor.

In summary I'd say it was a good effort by some electronic college students as a proof of concept idea but in terms of a reliable and useable production standard unit it falls very very short of expectations.

Given the fact that these Astro Max units are probably seen as premium products I must say that I’m disappointed all around.

I’ll revisit the idea of Astro Max when the ‘real’ production units become available in a year or two.

denver
10-08-2006, 03:32 PM
Ken2, that's a lot of issues. Thanks for the update, I'll stay clear of Astro Max for the time being.

KelvC
11-08-2006, 12:00 AM
I have always passed the Astro Max billboard along LDP which said "Tak Dikejar Gunung Berlari" or something along that line. One day wifey asked what that meant, i said "well, if we don't understand it then most probably we're not the target group".

Sorry to digress.

Teeque
11-08-2006, 04:03 AM
...if we don't understand it then most probably we're not the target group"...

u r rite kelv. that target group has been 'targetted' as the guinea pigs for this project. at least if the project does not take off, astro's largest customer group wont get pissed...lol.

tesdniMa
24-10-2007, 01:21 PM
Finally things have deteriorated so bad that the decoder is now unable to provide any programming, live or recorded, thus we are now without any Astro broadcasts. The cinema has become our new friend!

Within Malaysia of course once the installer has done his job of delivering the unit he washes his hands of the matter (probably because he’s aware of the issues). The Astro Customer Support phone line are disinclined to assist – indeed they did tell me that I was not actually an Astro Max customer!! – and promised returned phone calls from Customer Services fail to materialize. So I then tried the email help address only to be met by an automated replay which enthusiastically states I’ll get a reply within five working days(!)


I tried Astro Max and found the following issues:

Reliability:
Unit re-boots itself multiple times when trying to start
Unit frequently fails to record at the allotted time and goes into a re-boot mode
Unit does not allow deleting of some planned recordings
Unit does not always show what has been programmed as a recording ('Hidden' recording)
Unit cannot manually download full schedules; re-boots itself each time
Menu's 'Freeze' requiring unit to be switched off at the power cord
Use of ‘Rec’ button results in menu freezing

Operationally
The design looks like it was inspired by the 1970's look.
The on-screen help system doe not work (by design!)
Programming by the TV scheduler can only be done for up to 7 days in advance
Unable to automatically repeat recordings (say, weekly) if using the TV scheduler; you have to do this by 'manually' setting up a recording
Due to the formatting of the TV scheduler you cannot read the programmes e.g. "America's Top Model' will be truncated to "A..."!!
The overall look and feel of the menu system is very poor.

In summary I'd say it was a good effort by some electronic college students as a proof of concept idea but in terms of a reliable and useable production standard unit it falls very very short of expectations.

Given the fact that these Astro Max units are probably seen as premium products I must say that I’m disappointed all around.

I’ll revisit the idea of Astro Max when the ‘real’ production units become available in a year or two.


Anyone forummers using AstroMax ?

So its now more than a year since the launch;

any feedback on Astromax and any reasonably priced DVD recorders?

online12793
24-10-2007, 01:56 PM
Well for me recording movies from Astro is not really necessary. Recording children programmes is definitely my priority. Some children programmes are shown either in the morning or afternoon on weekdays where my child is at school or daycare so with the recorder i can record and let her watch maybe during the weekends. Mind u the original vcd costs RM14.90/pc and runs abt 45mins to an hour.

I have checked my daughter original vcd collection and they have already costed me almost RM1000 and still increasing.

But for RM988 I would prefer a HDD recorder. LG came out one that is abt RM1300 ( I think 80 GB HDD ) and u can burn the recorded files into DVD.

I bought a brand new LG model RH298H on ebay for RM$1800 bucks
with 250gig HDD which is a bargain if you ask me.
250gig = 726 hrs worth of recording.

Only pay for it if you were to use it as $988 for Astro
is a bit too much as you can do that with a DVD recorder
might be a bit hard for the first time but once you get the hang of it
it just works like a charm good as gold.

online12793
24-10-2007, 02:02 PM
Thanks for the extra info Ken2.

Wild_Explorer
25-10-2007, 01:06 PM
Have been using Astro Max since Jan of 2007. So far no problem of system rebooting, it just that you need to put it at stand by after a couple of days, say at night, to let it get updates for the schedules and software to correct any bugs that might still be there.

I got mine free as a second decoder and paying 50% of the second subscription.

I can always watch one channel while recording another and if I come home while a recording is still ongoing, I can still watch the recorded part from start and chase up to real time by forwarding the commercials parts.

So far so good but of course there are always still room to improve especially on the intuitive part of the menu system.

jack12
25-10-2007, 03:48 PM
Thanks. Good information :)



Have been using Astro Max since Jan of 2007. So far no problem of system rebooting, it just that you need to put it at stand by after a couple of days, say at night, to let it get updates for the schedules and software to correct any bugs that might still be there.

I got mine free as a second decoder and paying 50% of the second subscription.

I can always watch one channel while recording another and if I come home while a recording is still ongoing, I can still watch the recorded part from start and chase up to real time by forwarding the commercials parts.

So far so good but of course there are always still room to improve especially on the intuitive part of the menu system.

tesdniMa
26-10-2007, 05:57 PM
Have been using Astro Max since Jan of 2007. .....

So far so good but of course there are always still room to improve especially on the intuitive part of the menu system.

Thanxs for taking the time to reply, wild_explorer and online12.

online12793
27-10-2007, 11:42 AM
Just buy a normal DVD recorder with 250gig HD from ebay just like myself,
this way you can record any programs you want without the hassle and
having to reboot or whatsoever at all.

When you pay for something you expect it to work and serve you well
for a few years of owning the product you just bought & not bringing
you problems and headache while trying to use it.

Wild_Explorer
27-10-2007, 12:38 PM
Just buy a normal DVD recorder with 250gig HD from ebay just like myself,
this way you can record any programs you want without the hassle and
having to reboot or whatsoever at all.

When you pay for something you expect it to work and serve you well
for a few years of owning the product you just bought & not bringing
you problems and headache while trying to use it.
As I have stated, the Astro Max has not given me any problem or hassle.

A normal DVD recorder can just record the channel that it is currently showing on you astro tuner or whatever that is plug into your recorder. The Astro max allows you to record any channel without the hassle of needing to manually change the channel. All you need to do is program it to record say HBO at 9am, Axn at 11am, Disney at 12pm, Hallmark at 1pm, Disney again at 2.30pm and then maybe your wife or mum's favourite chinese series at 8-10.30pm. You definitely can't do that with a normal DVD recorder. This is one of the point that I considered before I took up the free Max offer. This is especially good if you travel a lot like I do.

The second point is also the ability to watch another program while recording a different program on a different channel.

The rebooting happens or so call software updates happen as the astro constantly downloads new codec or functions which allows you to view maybe in better definition and with more function. This happen at the wee hour of the morning without you knowing around maybe 4-6am.

I have to admit that during raining season, I used to curse as I can't watch astro but now that doesn't happen that often with the new updates. So to me, that is a plus point and definitely not a hassle.

jack12
30-10-2007, 09:06 AM
Seems to be a good choice :)


As I have stated, the Astro Max has not given me any problem or hassle.

A normal DVD recorder can just record the channel that it is currently showing on you astro tuner or whatever that is plug into your recorder. The Astro max allows you to record any channel without the hassle of needing to manually change the channel. All you need to do is program it to record say HBO at 9am, Axn at 11am, Disney at 12pm, Hallmark at 1pm, Disney again at 2.30pm and then maybe your wife or mum's favourite chinese series at 8-10.30pm. You definitely can't do that with a normal DVD recorder. This is one of the point that I considered before I took up the free Max offer. This is especially good if you travel a lot like I do.

The second point is also the ability to watch another program while recording a different program on a different channel.

The rebooting happens or so call software updates happen as the astro constantly downloads new codec or functions which allows you to view maybe in better definition and with more function. This happen at the wee hour of the morning without you knowing around maybe 4-6am.

I have to admit that during raining season, I used to curse as I can't watch astro but now that doesn't happen that often with the new updates. So to me, that is a plus point and definitely not a hassle.

online12793
30-10-2007, 10:04 AM
As I have stated, the Astro Max has not given me any problem or hassle.

A normal DVD recorder can just record the channel that it is currently showing on you astro tuner or whatever that is plug into your recorder. The Astro max allows you to record any channel without the hassle of needing to manually change the channel. All you need to do is program it to record say HBO at 9am, Axn at 11am, Disney at 12pm, Hallmark at 1pm, Disney again at 2.30pm and then maybe your wife or mum's favourite chinese series at 8-10.30pm. You definitely can't do that with a normal DVD recorder. This is one of the point that I considered before I took up the free Max offer. This is especially good if you travel a lot like I do.

The second point is also the ability to watch another program while recording a different program on a different channel.

Yes i do agreed with you that a normal DVD recorder can't do what the
Astro Max can do, but my DVD recorder is not the basic version as it has
got all the gizmo functions that i wanted & with a 250gig HD and it can
do just about what the Astro Max can do plus much much more.

I usually program & record up to 3 mths worth of program or more sometimes
when i'm overseas this way when i come back i can burn them into a disc
and watch them & catch up on what i have been missing while away.

I can also record and watch another program all at the same time,
without interfering with my recording and watching at all.

Wild_Explorer
31-10-2007, 10:30 AM
Yes i do agreed with you that a normal DVD recorder can't do what the
Astro Max can do, but my DVD recorder is not the basic version as it has
got all the gizmo functions that i wanted & with a 250gig HD and it can
do just about what the Astro Max can do plus much much more.

I usually program & record up to 3 mths worth of program or more sometimes
when i'm overseas this way when i come back i can burn them into a disc
and watch them & catch up on what i have been missing while away.

I can also record and watch another program all at the same time,
without interfering with my recording and watching at all.
Wow that's fantastic...3 months forward programming!!!! No way Astro Max can do that as their schedules are basically for a week or two the most although Max can also record and watch another program without interfering with the recording.

Well, I am a bit of a Kiam Siap and as my Astro Max is FREE, I can't complain and compare it to your top of the range thousand buck machine. Is it available here in Malaysia or only in Australia??

Honestly, I am quite a gadget freak and subscribe to the latest gadgets and gizmos magazines and updates but have not come across a dvd recorder that have a tuner built in that caters for Astro programming as I have always thought that it is regulated by Astro chip card. :confused:

Wild_Explorer
31-10-2007, 10:54 AM
Just done a quick search on LG website and found the model that you mentioned and append herewith the specs and functions of the machine

Model : RH298H
Enjoy a Fully Compatible Digital Recording Experience
250GB HDD DVD Recorder

Recording
• 250GB HDD
• Max 726 Hr Recording
• MEPG4 Recording available
• Advanced Time-shift
• Simultaneous Record & Play
• Super Multi DVD Recording DVD-RAM/+RW/-RW/+R/-R/+R DL 4.7GB DVD Max 11 Hr Recording
• DVFX Recording Process / RGB Recording RGB In
•TrueView Pro
•PerfectView Pro
•TrueScan Pro
• Easy Recording
• Graphical Navigation

Viewing
• HDMI 1080i Up Conversion
• SIMPLINK (HDMI-CEC)
• Progressive Scan
• Maximum Playback Compatibility (DivX)

Sharing
• HDD -> DVD Fast Copying (up to x130)
• USB Plus
• DV IN Connection

I don't seem to see any built in tuner, maybe I am wrong....hmmm......without a built in tuner, it looks like quite a normal DVD recorder and without something like Astro channel schedules or US Tivo channel schedules, it would be quite a challenge to program 3 months in advance. :confused:

online12793
21-11-2007, 08:43 AM
This works exactly the same as a video recorder,
i program the channels into the DVD recorder.

ng
16-12-2008, 08:27 PM
Can we record astro program into normal dvd recorder ?

patrick
16-12-2008, 08:53 PM
Can we record astro program into normal dvd recorder ?

You can record astro or whatever tv program you want. I also heard that AstroMax may be coming out with a new model next year. So maybe you want to wait?

bslee
16-12-2008, 09:14 PM
What should benefit subcribers should be free extra decoder and card so others can watch other channels on another TV at home. I just think the existing system is a very selfish system, everything must pay pay pay..

tupai
16-12-2008, 10:42 PM
Now, I really, I mean REALLY *tabik spring* you guys.

With so many things to do/surf/lurk in the net plus time for REAL & pseudo work and time for play and time for sleep and eat and pottering around...where u guys find extra time to watch pay Tv and make recording for further viewing?

Don't you guys sleep? Party?Boys nite out? hobby? (oh, u better dont play badminton ,ok. A good friend of a friend just died -heart attack- playing badminton..Damn! playing this shuttle cock game is really courting danger, maybe even death! Poor bedminton chappie only 40yrs old!), Spa? tour? help take down illegal banners?

how? how? how?

Yang BAnyak Xada masa latotupai

Spartan
17-12-2008, 08:40 AM
I installed my Astromax about a year ago. The only issue with my set is it needs a good receiver. I have changed the receiver twice. Check with some friends with Astromax and they didn't have the issue. The technician told me Astro will be coming out with new receiver soon. Better to wait.

ESLord
17-12-2008, 11:25 AM
Same here, tupai! one day got 48 hours also not enough.
Too much to do and too little time left to play- where got time to watch TV?