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Fortec Star Passion HD

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15.11.2008 (22.01.2009)

Advantages:
Free To Air receiver, no contract required .  Two CAM slots

Disadvantages:
Unstable and unpredictable in my example .

Recommendable No:

Detailed rating:

Ease of Use

Ease of Installation

Range of Features

Value for Money

Remote ControlSatisfactory

InstructionsQuite Helpful / Understandable

DurabilitySatisfactory

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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 details

EAN 0833509000512, 0833509000321, 0833509000468, 0833509000710
Manufacturer Fortecstar
Category Dish and Receiver, Receiver
DVB-C No
DVB-T not Terrestrial Receiver
DVB-S DVB-S2 (HD)
Analogue Satellite Receiver No
Reception Standard Digital
Dish Diameter in cm 65
Number of Receivers 1

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  3. Bollinger28

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