Fortecstar Passion

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Fortecstar Passion

Set Top Boxes - Dish and Receiver, Receiver - Digital - with USB Interface

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Review of "Fortecstar Passion"

published 15/11/2008 | Glen123
Member since : 08/10/2007
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About me :
Not for me
Pro Free To Air receiver, no contract required. Two CAM slots
Cons Unstable and unpredictable in my example.
Ease of Use
Ease of Installation
Remote Control
Range of Features

"Fortec Star Passion HD"

A capable receiver that seems to be, in my case, hampered by problematic hardware and software.

Continual software upgrades seemed to eliminate one problem but create another and the receiver could be described as being in a continual phase of developement.

During use results could be described as unpredictable in my case, re-booting, freezing and other odd quirks would come and go depending on a particular function used or even at random.

I did return my first receiver thinking it was problematic but unfortunately the replacement also continued to be a problem.

Support from Fortec Star direct was vague with them often not returning my e-mails or telephone calls.

Tuner sensistivity seems average.

This is really an enthusiasts receiver and I would certainly not recommended it for those wanting something quick, easy and predictable.

All said and done, picture quality is good with excellent results in HD. Later versions of software make use of the Freesat EPG but this seems to be in an experimental phase.

I finally returned mine for a full refund having 'put up' with its continuing problems for some nine months and bought an alternative... Problems solved!

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Product Information : Fortecstar Passion

Manufacturer's product description

Set Top Boxes - Dish and Receiver, Receiver - Digital - with USB Interface

Product Details

EAN: 0833509000512, 0833509000321, 0833509000468, 0833509000710

Manufacturer: Fortecstar

Category: Dish and Receiver, Receiver


DVB-T: not Terrestrial Receiver


Analogue Satellite Receiver: No

Reception Standard: Digital

Dish Diameter in cm: 65

Number of Receivers: 1

Twin Tuner: No

HDTV: HD Ready

Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes

Show View: No

Ethernet: No

USB Interface: with USB Interface

Built-In Modem: No

Number of Card Reader Slots:

Number of Common Interface (CI) Slots: 2

Free-to-Air: No

Table / Portable: Table


Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

1080p Upscaling: No

Terrestrial: FTA Upgradeable

IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No

Number of Scart interfaces: 2


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