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#1
hello
i have just bought a fortec ultra 5100 and would like advice on what else i need to buy. This is my first dabble in sat and need some help. So if you can help a newbie please do i will do same in return in your computer forum since i hold mcse mcp ccna and so on.
Many Thanks
CMC
 

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#2
Welcome to the forum.

Depends on what you want to view, but a DiseqC motor and 90cm dish would be a good starting point and enable viewing (subject to sight lines) of many satellites.
 

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i would like to watch sci fi all sorts and childrens channels
i have bought an usb infinity programmer and would like advice got the funcard5 as well
any help would be really helpfull.
 

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Berkshire
#4
I believe that the Fortec is flashable, so no programmer or card should be required, there is also not much use for a funcard now, barring updating.
 

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#5
on a last note i have a multitude of P4 machines which card is best for sat
i use fedora core but cant invisage a problem i can either write a program if required to suit card if i know the chipset or use wine emu.
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#6
Are you referring to a PCI satellite card? If so, then you can't go too far wrong with a Skystar2.
 

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#7
And you don't even need to write your own program! Use an application software such as ProgDVB from-

_www.progdvb.com

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#8
Not sure if you can 'wine' ProgDvb like that, but you seem to have a good grounding in what is Xferable -

If you run a Linux PCI sys then your experiences will be more than welcome here
Good Luck & keep posting :)

L.
 

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Llew said:
And you don't even need to write your own program! Use an application software such as ProgDVB from-

_www.progdvb.com

Llew
Thats ok for Bill gates friends but alas i will not run MS Software
 

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The Flatlands of East Anglia
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cmcnetworks said:
Thats ok for Bill gates friends but alas i will not run MS Software
Yes, sorry, won't work with Linux. I understand some Hauppauge DVB cards are OK with that OS.

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#11
hi again
got my fortec 5100 ultra today but still stuck with my sky dish at present anyway can i set that up to reciever for now and how plugged it up says no programs found. Pleaseforgive me but first try at this. Give me a linux or MS server and can tell you the ins and outs and even setup a network with my eyes shut but this sat stuff i need to work at. If you can help i would beso grateful.
Many Thanks
CMC
 

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Berkshire
#12
If you are connecting it to your Sky Dish, you need to search on Astra2 28.2 East. Then you should find some channels, otherwise you can use the blind search.
 

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The Flatlands of East Anglia
#13
cmcnetworks said:
hi again
got my fortec 5100 ultra today but still stuck with my sky dish at present anyway can i set that up to reciever for now and how plugged it up says no programs found. Pleaseforgive me but first try at this. Give me a linux or MS server and can tell you the ins and outs and even setup a network with my eyes shut but this sat stuff i need to work at. If you can help i would beso grateful.
Many Thanks
CMC
If you haven't done so yet, go to Menu, for User Setup.

Change, (Right Arrow on remote), Antenna Setup, press OK, scroll to Astra 28E.

Press OK, LNB type Universal LNB, scroll to Satellite Scan, Choose FTA., OK to start scan.

You can only do an advanced or power scan after the initial scan. Don't bother with anything other than a FTA scan on 28.2E (Unless you want to add encrypted channels from this spot, which you can't clear on anything other than a S*y digibox) .

Llew
 

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Llew said:
If you haven't done so yet, go to Menu, for User Setup.

Change, (Right Arrow on remote), Antenna Setup, press OK, scroll to Astra 28E.

Press OK, LNB type Universal LNB, scroll to Satellite Scan, Choose FTA., OK to start scan.

You can only do an advanced or power scan after the initial scan. Don't bother with anything other than a FTA scan on 28.2E (Unless you want to add encrypted channels from this spot, which you can't clear on anything other than a S*y digibox) .

Llew
it said no programs found is there another setting i need
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#15
Is your dish aligned correctly? Is it a straight swap from your S*y digibox?

Llew
 

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Is your dish aligned correctly? Is it a straight swap from your S*y digibox?

Llew
yes if i plug sky back in its fine
 

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#17
In 'Antenna Setup', do the Level and Quality bars show a signal percentage?
 

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yes they do about 90% on each
could it be to do with the tp setting what ever that is
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#19
Can't think why it isn't scanning. What TP does it show?
 

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Llew said:
Can't think why it isn't scanning. What TP does it show?
LNB Universal1
LNB Local-Frq 9750/10600
22khz ----
diseqc off
LNB Power On
0/12v 0 volt
TP 10744 H 22.000
Positioner setting 1.2
scan fta
 
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