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Channel locked on fortec star receiver

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Hi there,

I'm a bit new to all this so apologies if this is a dumb question. I've recently installed a dish and Fortec star receiver. Everything is working fine, picking up channels and have a good picture. The problem is channel 4 is appearing with a $ sign next to it and is unviewable? I thought channel 4 was a free channel? Is there any way I can watch channel 4?

Many thanks.
 

Llew

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#2
Channel 4 is not FTA on satellite with your receiver.

It's free to view if you have a Sky digibox and appropriate card.

Llew
 
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oh. So is there nothing I can do about this with my current setup?
 

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#4
Nothing at all except a digibox and FTV card.


L.:)
 

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If your Fortec has a CI slot, you could get a cam such as the Dragon/Trex and use your Sky card in that (if you have one). This'll open FTV channels and any others you subscribe to.

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Thanks for the replies :)

Bit of a bummer that. I'm not sure if the fortec receiver has a CI slot, i'll have to check.

Whats a CAM?
 

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Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
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#7
Which model Fortec do you have?

A CAM is a module that slides into the STB's CI slot to allow the MPEG decoder in the receiver to open the encrypted channels (usually with a provider's smartcard).

The Dragon is a multicrypt CAM, and is able to allow decoding of various provider platforms either with a smart card (in this case S*Y) or can be 'flashed' with various files to open up other providers.

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I have the Fortec Star Beta receiver so I guess im outta luck in this instance.

Thanks again for the help :)