Fortec Star Beta

Messages
2
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Sky HD +Toshiba 32 inch LCD TV. Fortec star Beta receiver . 80 CM Dish on motor.
My Location
Suffolk
#1
Hi all. I purcahsed one of the Fortecstar Beta receivers from Maplin as they were being sold off cheap.. After many years of being in the wilderness with only a fixed dish on 28 east I thought I would get back into scanning the skys again. The receiver has a 80Cm dish on a motor fitted and at the last count I was up to 15 Satellites but this stupid damm box locks up, adds duplicate TPs to lists that you then cant edit or remove and is generally a pain in the Ars*.'O'-red
On the Fortec site it lists a software download which is 9 months younger than my current version and which I hope will be more reliable , has anyone loaded this and does it work or is this box just a pile of pooh ?.
On the download side of things is the info given on the Fortec site correct ?. Any info would be very welcome ...cheers .;)
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,678
Likes
1,281
My Satellite Setup
Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
My Location
Berkshire
#2
Unfortunately I think that whilst the latest software may help, the box is actually a pile of Poo, the only two I've seen have both locked up under pressure.
 

Robbo

Super Moderator
Messages
6,424
Likes
5
My Satellite Setup
TM6800HD, TM1000, TM600 Linux,TM2200 motor, Channel Master 1.2m motorised, TD110 dish Meter=Satlook Micro+G2 NIT
My Location
Gravesend,Kent,UK
#3
ChrisWW said:
Hi all. I purcahsed one of the Fortecstar Beta receivers from Maplin as they were being sold off cheap.. After many years of being in the wilderness with only a fixed dish on 28 east I thought I would get back into scanning the skys again. The receiver has a 80Cm dish on a motor fitted and at the last count I was up to 15 Satellites but this stupid damm box locks up, adds duplicate TPs to lists that you then cant edit or remove and is generally a pain in the Ars*.'O'-red
On the Fortec site it lists a software download which is 9 months younger than my current version and which I hope will be more reliable , has anyone loaded this and does it work or is this box just a pile of pooh ?.
On the download side of things is the info given on the Fortec site correct ?. Any info would be very welcome ...cheers .;)
Emm, yes I had one of those, it used to do odd things like that too.

I did a factory reset when it did.

I had the lastest software on it too. It came with it from Maplins.

If you load the firmware yourself it supposedly invalidates the warranty, unless done by an authorised agent.

I took it back and got a technomate.

Much better.;)
 
Top