Astro B.Yond Personal Video Recorder Wi-Fi (PVR) - My Experience

In recent years, I've noticed nearly every household around my area have installed Astro, which is basically the closest thing to meet the couch potato's perfect living dream (ie: me). Now I've been a subscriber to Astro for the past 7 years or so, even opening up a line for my parents' house on top of mine. Well, did you know now Astro has this latest Astro B.Yond Personal Video Recorder Wi-fi Enabled (PVR) service, which is just what the doctor ordered. Check out my experience in using it in recent weeks. 


Astro B.Yond Personal Video Recorder Wi-Fi (PVR) - My Experience
Astro B.Yond Personal Video Recorder Wi-Fi (PVR) - My Experience

Since I was already on Astro, the upgrade to Astro B.Yond Personal Video Recorder Wi-fi Enabled (PVR) was fairly simple, with a change in the decoder and the satellite dish by the Astro technician. So what's so special about this new device? I mean, it is an upgrade, so there should be a busload of new features and stuff right? Read on then, on the really cool new features I got to play with. 


The official website's info on the Astro B.Yond Personal Video Recorder Wi-Fi (PVR)


My all-new Astro’s Personal Video Recorder (PVR) comes with a myriad of new features, some of which were pretty cool ones, such as the ability to record any channel, TV shows or movies on its large hard disk (500GB) which translates to over 290 hours of SD and up to 100 hours of HD recording. Imagine how many hours of movies I can download to keep and watch at a later time!


One click recording of one of my favourite movie of all time, The Matrix on HBO
One click recording of one of my favourite movie of all time, The Matrix on HBO
Rewind, Pause Live TV, with Dual Tuner and a really large Hard Disk Capacity
Rewind, Pause Live TV, with Dual Tuner and a really large Hard Disk Capacity

On top of the HD channels, and the large hard disk capacity, the new Astro B.Yond PVR has this Dual Tuner function as well. What is it? Well, basically it means I can record up to two channels simultaneously, while watch a pre-recorded channel! That's pretty nifty if you asked me. Gone are the days where I had to choose which channel to watch, as I could virtually watch 3 channels at a go, albeit at a slightly later time. 


Some of my recorded channels which can be accessed via the PVR
Some of my recorded channels which can be accessed via the PVR
Series Link, Record On The Go, and VOD
Series Link, Record On The Go, and VOD
Check out the Series Link feature where I have the choice to record the entire series!
Check out the Series Link feature where I have the choice to record the entire series!

Another cool feature which can be found on the latest Astro B.Yond Personal Video Recorder Wi-Fi (PVR) would be the Series Link feature. With just one click, ALL the episodes of my favourite TV programmes are queued and set to record automatically. This is pretty handy especially for Janice who follows very closely all the TV dramas shown on Astro. 


Playing back my recorded movies is a breeze, where I can fast forward or rewind to my heart's content
Playing back my recorded movies is a breeze, where I can fast forward or rewind to my heart's content
Astro B.Yond Video On Demand
Astro B.Yond Video On Demand

Did you know Astro B.Yond has these video on demand thingy, or VOD for short? From as low as RM1 per episode, their new interactive service lets you select programmes from a library at any time. That's a lot of hours of entertainment from blockbuster movies to all-time classics in both standard and high definition (6000 TV shows and movies available, and counting)

There are also free content available for download. Check out these free content below!

Game of Thrones – Season 1, 2, 3
Board Walk Empire – Season 1 to 4
Sex & The City – Season 1 to 6.



Astro B.Yond Video On Demand
Astro B.Yond Video On Demand on the TV Screen

I did buy for myself a few of the latest releases which I missed out in the cinemas due to my work commitments. The VOD gives me the flexibility for me to choose the type of content I want & when I want to watch. When wi-fi is enabled, I have access to both Astro B.Yond VOD as well as their very unique Catch Up TV.

Connect your PVR to your home internet and enjoy Astro B.Yond VOD!
Connect your PVR to your home internet and enjoy Astro B.Yond VOD!


Astro recently updated their TV Guide as well, with some of the updated feature which I will take the liberty to list it down below (which can also be found at the link: www.astro.com.my/epg)
  • A Multilingual TV Guide to provide a richer and more meaningful experience for customers who prefer to find and watch their favourite programmes in a preferred language, whether in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin or Tamil.

Multilingual TV Guide
Multilingual TV Guide
 
  • Enhanced Video On Demand (VOD) catalogue that enables better browsing and search capabilities according to genre, title, season and episode, providing customers with more control and choice over how they enjoy entertainment.
  
Powerful search engine
Powerful search engine

  • An improved recording experience which allows customers with connected PVRs, to manage and browse their PVR recordings and VOD purchases, all from one place.
  • An enhanced and more capable Search engine for easy navigation and content discovery, where recordings or titles are categorised according to language, year of release, broadcast date and time. 

enhanced and more capable Search engine
An enhanced and more capable Search engine

A short step by step on how to enjoy Astro B.Yond PVR Video on Demand and Catch Up TV


So what are you waiting for? Get Astro B.Yond Personal Video Recorder Wi-Fi (PVR) now, and enjoy what I have been experiencing the past couple of weeks! Do check out Astro B.Yond PVR's official website at Astro Beyond PVR Page to find out their latest promotion. Upgrade your Astro now, you will experience the difference!


5 comments :

  1. This is good, but too bad I'm just using Astro NJOI.

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  2. No, thanks. Missus hogs the tv day and nite, no chance for me...and I'm paying. Tsk! Tsk! :D

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  3. the dual tuner part is what I really like

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  5. need to pay RM150 for installation of PVR service

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