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Fortec star HD receiver now in maplin

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Fortec star passions HD receiver now out in maplin _http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?ModuleNo=99265&doy=22m6

_http://www.fortecstar.com/estore/storefront/default.asp?ProductID=101&CategoryID=13
 

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does it do the 4.2.2 feeds and whats the quality and software like anyone got one yet cheers
 
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I had the chance to use the new fortec star today and WOW it blows the pace ds810xe and humax hdci2000 away the passions is a real DXers receiver i now have one on order :D
 

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What can it do then RD100?
Any blind scan or 4:2:2 features?
Am so tempted its in my basket I just need to press enter!!
 

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staffspeted said:
What can it do then RD100?
Any blind scan or 4:2:2 features?
Am so tempted its in my basket I just need to press enter!!
No Blind scan, no 4.2.2
 

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hi rd100 just a few questions
1..when you say upscale from 4.2.2 do you mean it picks the 4.2.2 feed up same as my qualitv receiver used to do or do you mean something else
2... have you tried the firmware with a 4.2.2 feed
3 do you think its better than the topfield hd receiver that i currently have
cheers iwol
 

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I've just received one of these boxes. I'll do a comparison with my Humax HD re ease of use, picture quality etc., and if I like it, possibly sell the Humax on fleabay.

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Llew said:
I've just received one of these boxes. I'll do a comparison with my Humax HD re ease of use, picture quality etc., and if I like it, possibly sell the Humax on fleabay.

Llew
Will look out for this with interest Llew as I too am tempted.
How well does it loop thru your TD?

Regards Pete:)
 

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Not looping through anything Pete, have a priority switch between the Fortec and TD for three dishes plus motorised into a 4 -port diseqC switch.

First impressions (10 minute check) to a Sony Bravia LCD TV are very favourable, cleaner picture with HD and SD than the Humax. Faster channel change, still working through the menu system, always a little confusing with new boxes.

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someone at Fortec has an ugly stick, that's for sure ;)
 

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hi llew any views on my above post cheers
 

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Haven't had time to check today m8, but I understand Fortec are working on a beta software release that will enable 4:2:2.

There is a new beta release v.101/2 (26/06/07) I found on another site, will try it tomorrow.

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cheers llew just wondered how it matched up to my topfield 7000 hd box especially with the 4.2.2 facility any comments greatly awaited
 

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hi llew any update on the passion im chomping at the bit what frimware you using
 

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:-worshipThe Vantage HD 7100 I saw on Dr Dish looks very interesting.
Released in August the blind scan on the Vantages is second to none , would be interesting to see if they include this feature on the HD machine.
 

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iwol said:
hi llew any update on the passion im chomping at the bit what frimware you using
Looking good iwol, had another play today. Still need to get my head around the menu system though :confused

First, no 4:2:2 with the last s/w update, Fortec Holland are working on this (possibly blind scan too).

I particularly like the USB facility for uploading software and saving channel lists, better than having to take the box to your PC.:) Humax would do well to utilise their USB for these functions.

The last satellite list uploaded with the last software is very up to date - even has H/B 9E included.

Channel scans are very fast. Hotbird scanned in 5 minutes.

Cool in operation, unlike the Humax.

Power switch on the front is a bonus.

Diablo cam works ok, although I can only open Prem*ere ATM, I think I need to update the Stealth file.

Llew
 

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cheers llew will you let us know any developments especially 4.2.2 or blindscan got a topfield 7700 at minute ok but something not quite perfect
 

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This receiver has now been reduced to £149 at Maplin so unless it is a complete chocolate fireguard seems a deal too good to miss.

Any news on forthcoming software updates and what addditional features we may see??

Was the 4:2:2 and Blind scan just a rumour?:confused