Fortec Beta on the way....

Psychobiker

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#1
Hi,

Ordered myself a Fortec Beta kit from work (Maplin)...
Jsut curious, is this receiver patchable? I guess it is, as I *think* I've found compatible firmware on a site (the name escapes me..again!).
What does the patch do? And does anyone have a list of channels from 2D available after patching?

L
 

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Psychobiker said:
Hi,

Ordered myself a Fortec Beta kit from work (Maplin)...
Jsut curious, is this receiver patchable? I guess it is, as I *think* I've found compatible firmware on a site (the name escapes me..again!).
What does the patch do? And does anyone have a list of channels from 2D available after patching?

L
The list of pay stations from Astra 2D is easy:


NONE!

All pay channels on the 28E satellites are subscription or card share only
 

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#3
Not sure if you can patch it, but if you can I doubt it will make any difference to what you can receive from 2D which are either NDS/videoguard encrypted or FTA.

EDIT...Too slow today...
 

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#4
Installed a Beta the other week and it didn't work, the guy had to take it back for a replacement. Don't know if they are patchable.
 

Psychobiker

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Aha..aha aha aha..aha (remember the Da Da Da song?!), what other birds to look at then? It's mainly the BBC I'm after, which is only from 2D unless I'm wrong.
 

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#6
BBC is FTA so no need for any patch or card :)
 

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#7
I know, sorry (brain off today!) But I'm just wondering to experiment...which channels (not necessarily on 2D) will the patch allow me to watch? And what does the patch do?
 

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#8
This site has patches for the Alpha/Beta STB -

_www.al7bar-soft1.com/

May be out of date, but, as with other Fortec patches, will presumably provide you with a code menu with which to update key$.

Also on that site are tools to upload the patch to your box.

Llew
 

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#9
Llew, that site drops support of many boxes quite quickly. I've had a Lifetime Diamond and a couple of Ultimates and once anything other than a simple key change happens the box becomes next to useless (the only saving grace of these Fortecs IMHO is the "free" channels while they last)
 

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#10
I know, Skip. They were very good with updates earlier on when they first started up. I was able to keep my Ultra 5100 up to date regularly until key changes became more frequent.

As far as I know, there wasn't any other site servicing patches for the box (other forums such as Yahoo just copied the AL7bar patches).

Llew
 

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#11
Given up on the BETA and got a Lifetime Ultra +. Will try flashing it later tonight

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