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I’ve been having Astro B.yond PVR service for a few months now, so I suppose it’s a good time to recap a little bit and run a short review.

astro PVR

First, a list of the important features

  • being able to pause, rewind, and play live TV (and fast forward back to live)
  • record current TV show
  • watch a show while recording another at the same time
  • schedule recording in planner
  • simultaneously schedule 2 shows to be recorded at the same time
  • automatically record series
  • play in slow motion

Heats 2011 NBA finals

The two types of programs I record most would be American sports and cooking shows.

Like the NBA finals that always happen on 8 or 9am on working days. It’s awesome to be able to recap when I come home in the evenings. Watching basketball on PVR is also particularly awesome cos you can skip all the way to the last 5 minutes when a close game really counts. No need to waste any time loh if really busy.

I have all the games recorded, and Miami Heats lost to Dallas Mavericks in 6 games after being up 2-1. I guess James, Wade, and Bosh will have their shots again. James is the only current NBA player that I saw live when I was in the states.. oh well, next year!

license to grill

As for cooking shows, I  mean, how  many times have you look at the instructions and then realized you’ve just forgotten something? With PVR you can always repeat till they are pretty much imprinted in your brain. It’s really really useful.

That or you can always pause and play back the show as you cook. I don’t have a TV in the kitchen so it’s actually a walking back and forth affair when I do this (I should joins some contest that wins me a TV!).

To be frank, I’m so spoilt now I don’t know how to watch TV without the freedom of having the PVR services.

astro winner holiday

And remember the contest I wrote about on this post? The winners are out:

A bit congratulation goes to Nor Iman from who won the grand prize of a 3D/2N getaway to Sutera Harbour in Kota Kinabalu! The full list of winners can be found here.Congratulations to you guys too. I’m sure you will enjoy the services and probably like me, can’t live without it now. Enjoy!