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    Astro Ch 732 CI (Crime Investigation)

    How many of you who used to watch this channel is aware that it has now been removed from the freebie section?

    Quietly they removed this channel and one fine morning when I switched on to this channel....voila!!! "I did not subscribe to this channel..."!! Dont Astro even have the courtesy to inform customers first before removing it??

    I only found out when I called them. And they conveniently asked if I wished to have this channel re-instated. Would cost me an additional about RM15 for this package called Metro!! I am not debating the package or pricing. It's a willing buyer willing seller. But the way they go about doing it.....gosh...not very courteous at all!!!

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    That is the ASTRO "stealth" tactic. Introduce a new channel for free. After a few months when some people get hooked, they move it into another package where you have to pay extra.

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    its like peddlers offering free drugs, and when you're addicted, they tell you its not free...
    Luckily I don't subscribe to ASTRO


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    Red face

    Quote Originally Posted by TiNKeRFY
    its like peddlers offering free drugs, and when you're addicted, they tell you its not free...
    Luckily I don't subscribe to ASTRO
    Yeah..you can say that again!!! Unfortunately....!!!

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    Patrick, I don't remember explicitly but Astro did inform that some of the new programmes will be moved to specific channel slots once they start realigning the programme's channel numbers. Hence if your favourite gets slotted into the Metro channel and you do not subscribe to that mini package, then it is no longer available to you. Can't really fault Astro here - I guess most of us do not pay attention to the administrative announcements

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwchang
    Patrick, I don't remember explicitly but Astro did inform that some of the new programmes will be moved to specific channel slots once they start realigning the programme's channel numbers. Hence if your favourite gets slotted into the Metro channel and you do not subscribe to that mini package, then it is no longer available to you. Can't really fault Astro here - I guess most of us do not pay attention to the administrative announcements
    No lah Chang. It's not about moving the slot. They have removed it from viewing because I only subscribe to a very limited package. So now to view it, I was told I have to subscribe to the Metro Package whereas it was available free earlier.

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    yeah, I had the same experience too. Sad that I now have no access to this channel but I figured I lived without it before, I can continue to live without it.

    Don't see the point of paying extra just to be able to watch it once in a while - I don't spend much time watching tv. I find watching CI interesting but am also sad because these programs are making money out of some other person's misery. Luckily, the programs are done tastefully.

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    patrick - If you have good internet connection, why not download it from some of the internet tv sites. I used to watch the cantonese series till I discover I can dl it from the net with english sub-titles.
    I am also watching the latest CSI series and Heroes seasons 2 on the net.
    Wish We could be like the east malaysian with their free satellite channels. Know any body that can help you install it?
    Astro is now for my spouse EPL and my kids programs.

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    Hi Racheljansz,
    I heard from my fren now we can buy the satellite disc and decoder from China, and you can watch many satellite channels for free, including Taiwan, china , HK and Japanese movies/tv series. I don't know whether they have US channels or not. Heard that it is about RM300-400 only, and pay once only. I don't know it is legal or not, but looks like it is illegal. Anyone got one already at home?

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    If you have not subcribed to the "Metro Package" which includes channels
    731 BBC Entertainment, 732 Crime & Investigation Network,
    733 Discovery Home & Health and 734 Discovery Real Time, the channels will not be viewable by end of the month.

    The free view channels 121 Astro Aruna, 122 Astro Kirana, 303 KBS World and 611 Astro Ceria will also face the same fate...... these according to Astro customer service personnel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahtal68
    If you have not subcribed to the "Metro Package" which includes channels
    731 BBC Entertainment, 732 Crime & Investigation Network,
    733 Discovery Home & Health and 734 Discovery Real Time, the channels will not be viewable by end of the month.

    The free view channels 121 Astro Aruna, 122 Astro Kirana, 303 KBS World and 611 Astro Ceria will also face the same fate...... these according to Astro customer service personnel.
    Sorry to correct you. 732 is already not viewable!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chanseng738
    Hi Racheljansz,
    I heard from my fren now we can buy the satellite disc and decoder from China, and you can watch many satellite channels for free, including Taiwan, china , HK and Japanese movies/tv series. I don't know whether they have US channels or not. Heard that it is about RM300-400 only, and pay once only. I don't know it is legal or not, but looks like it is illegal. Anyone got one already at home?
    It is ILLEGAL. But so is corruption, drugs, abuse of power, marching in groups of more than 5 people etc. Many houses in small towns in N.S. & Johore have them. The suppliers advise to install it so that it cannot be seen from outside the house at ground level.

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    Patrick you are correct , the customer service personnel did mention that these channels will be slowly phased out one by one till none of them be viewable by end of the year. I guess making Channel732 not viewable now, is just a ploy by Astro to get subscribers to upgrade their subscriptions....

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    Angry

    Quote Originally Posted by ahtal68
    Patrick you are correct , the customer service personnel did mention that these channels will be slowly phased out one by one till none of them be viewable by end of the year. I guess making Channel732 not viewable now, is just a ploy by Astro to get subscribers to upgrade their subscriptions....
    If only it was possible for all Astro to take a concerted stance and refuse to subscribe to the new channels deleted from our viewing!!

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    I am already paying RM130+ for subscription. I am a regular of 732, and my son is a fan to 611. So now, how much more we have to pay??

    But come to think about it, let's live with whatever we have. Whatmore with everything forecasted to be rising in 2008 ....

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