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Hi Peeps.
I am looking to buy a motorized system. I have seen Fortec 5100 @ sat*logue (f*lly p*tched). Would this be a good receiver? To update k*ys would i use remote, or download files? . The more i read more :confused i get. :-newb

Grateful for any advice.:)

Yorks.
 
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Good choice. Update with new patches via a PC - receiver downloading program (_www.fortecstar.com), or enter your own keys via code menu.

Disecq control of your motorised dish, CI slots for cams if you decide on this route.

Patches and codes available from many sites.

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Llew said:
Good choice. Update with new patches via a PC - receiver downloading program (_www.fortecstar.com), or enter your own keys via code menu.

Disecq control of your motorised dish, CI slots for cams if you decide on this route.

Patches and codes available from many sites.

Llew
Thanks Llew,
I will have a look at the downloading program. I take it that is for updating firmware and nothing to do with k*ys. No doubt I will be back for more advice. Thanks.

Yorks :-newb
 
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Yorks said:
Thanks Llew,
I will have a look at the downloading program. I take it that is for updating firmware and nothing to do with k*ys. No doubt I will be back for more advice. Thanks.

Yorks
:-newb

Have had a look at downloading program instructions. Can you tell me what the Fl*sh Rom file does. Am i in effect able to p*tch the machine myself? Or do i need to buy a fully p*tched machine and just update it myself? Sorry to be a pain but cautious is my middle name.
Thanks,

Yorks:-newb
 
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Doesnt matter - you just connect up, fire up the loader programme find your receiver patch which you have downloaded, and wait 2 minutes. :)
 
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Yorks said:
:-newb

Have had a look at downloading program instructions. Can you tell me what the Fl*sh Rom file does. Am i in effect able to p*tch the machine myself? Or do i need to buy a fully p*tched machine and just update it myself? Sorry to be a pain but cautious is my middle name.
Thanks,

Yorks:-newb
Use the downloading program as shown here -

h**p://www.geocities.com/nhfs49/Fortecstar.gif

Obtain the latest patch for your particular receiver from e.g -

h**p://www.al7bar-soft1.com/

Follow the instructions in the gif, that's it :)

Llew
 
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Thanks for your help guys! I'm progressing from the sitting up on my own stage - crawling next!
 
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I have been reading peeps comments about second generation encryption. Will i only be viewing FTA in the near future or am i just a born optimist? lol
 
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Who knows - thats half the fun of the hobby. The new encryptions will fall eventually, but if they will be available to the current generation of receivers is anyones guess.

Look at whats happened in the lats few months - Seca2 fell open. Videoguard is half open - (at least you can use your Sky cards on some non Sky boxes now).

12 months ago, you would have been laughed at for suggesting you could watch Sky One on a non Sky box withinin a year.
 
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Analoguesat said:
Who knows - thats half the fun of the hobby. The new encryptions will fall eventually, but if they will be available to the current generation of receivers is anyones guess.

Look at whats happened in the lats few months - S*ca2 fell open. Videoguard is half open - (at least you can use your Sky cards on some non Sky boxes now).

12 months ago, you would have been laughed at for suggesting you could watch Sky One on a non Sky box withinin a year.
I have a lot to learn :)
 
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Well you are in the right place to learn! :D

I'm certainly up for it. Just hope all the encrypted channels don't disappear b4 i get a systemO-Ha .

So just to recap on the Fortec Star (and other receivers for that matter), by flashing the unit and uploading p*tch s/w i can increase the viewing capabilities so to speak. A bit like unlocking a DVD player and changing to region 0?

Am i getting close?

Yorks :-newb
 
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Yep.

The hardest part is mentally accepting the chucking of some unknown software at your luverly new box.

After that, simple (but regular) updates to keep everything ticking over.

Just prepare well, follow established and tested SW links, and you'll be fine.

At the end of the day, although extremely unlikely, you just have to accept that the worst thing that can happen is that your box has to go away to be reflashed by Mr. Star

Llew's your man.

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BGonaSTICK said:
Yep.

The hardest part is mentally accepting the chucking of some unknown software at your luverly new box.

After that, simple (but regular) updates to keep everything ticking over.

Just prepare well, follow established and tested SW links, and you'll be fine.

At the end of the day, although extremely unlikely, you just have to accept that the worst thing that can happen is that your box has to go away to be reflashed by Mr. Star

Llew's your man.

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Thanks m8,
The fog is gradually starting to clear. Unlike outside @ the moment!
Appreciate everyones help:)

Yorks :-newb
 
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Yorks said:
Thanks m8,
The fog is gradually starting to clear. Unlike outside @ the moment!
Appreciate everyones help:)

Yorks :-newb
Thanks to everyone for your invaluable help.

Yep... I've finally committed myself (no not to the mental home), to buying a system. :-clap

Had to spend some dosh :-cry1

At least now I will be able to discuss proper issues, instead of figments of my imagination. O-zzz

Thanks,

Yorks :-newb :D
 
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