Set Top Boxes - Dish and Receiver, Receiver - Digital - with USB Interface
2 reviews from the community
Review of "Fortecstar Passion"
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.
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!
Product Information : Fortecstar Passion
Manufacturer's product descriptionSet Top Boxes - Dish and Receiver, Receiver - Digital - with USB Interface
EAN: 0833509000512, 0833509000321, 0833509000468, 0833509000710
Category: Dish and Receiver, Receiver
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
Twin Tuner: No
HDTV: HD Ready
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
Show View: No
USB Interface: with USB Interface
Built-In Modem: No
Number of Card Reader Slots:
Number of Common Interface (CI) Slots: 2
Table / Portable: Table
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No
1080p Upscaling: No
Terrestrial: FTA Upgradeable
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Number of Scart interfaces: 2
Listed on Ciao since: 05/03/2008