HD Satellite Receiver - £159.99
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HD Satellite Receiver - £159.99

£159.99
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Found 14th Nov 2007
Digital satellite in high-definition quality
Receive over 250 free-to-air digital channels and HD broadcasts
HD upscaling for standard definition, improves picture quality through HDMI connection
''Plug ''n'' play'' ready; pre-loaded with all Freesat channels currently available in the UK
Parental lock facility
Plays MP3s from a USB memory stick
Complete channel list and pre-sorted favourites (general, news, children''s, music, films, other)
Last channel recall displays previous 5 channels
HDMI and component (YPbPr) outputs
2 CI slots
Multiple output resolutions: 1080i, 720p, 576p
Variable Aspect Ratio (4:3, 16:9)
HDTV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and MPEG2)
10,000 channel memory (7,000 TV, 3,000 radio)
MPEG4/H.264 is an improved compression process for digital television and HDTV, 1080i (interlaced) and 720p (progressive) HDTV video format

With the increase in Plasma and LCD HD-ready TVs, Fortec has created a receiver to provided HD quality at a great price.

20 Comments

I been looking for one of these for a while just got the finlux 1080p tv now need this anybody know if there are many free to air HD channels or how to get them?

all the hd channels with sky are on a fee basis (£10 per month).

I just cancelled HD as there are very few channels and its been that way for a while.

I ordered setanta with the money saved so i could watch more footy.

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vercity

I been looking for one of these for a while just got the finlux 1080p tv … I been looking for one of these for a while just got the finlux 1080p tv now need this anybody know if there are many free to air HD channels or how to get them?



Think its just the one, BBC HD.

vercity

I been looking for one of these for a while just got the finlux 1080p tv … I been looking for one of these for a while just got the finlux 1080p tv now need this anybody know if there are many free to air HD channels or how to get them?



Channel 4 HD is supposed o be launching soon (possibly before Christmas) and BBC HD is supposed to be offering a full schedule soon, instead of the evenings only stuff they are showing at the moment.

You can bet that ITV won't be too far behind after their trial broadcast during the World Cup.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

Here's a list of HDTV satellite channels in Europe: en.kingofsat.net/hdt…php

If you have a sky dish installed, you're pointing at 28.2E - seems only BBC HD is in the clear there...

You can pick up other non-encrypted HD channels if you are prepared to adjust your dish to tune to other satellites - if you are interested, i would recommend visiting digitalspy.co.uk and researching "diseqc" (which is supported on this unit) - try looking in the satellite / technical forums ;-)

i'd be interested in getting one as i've just bought a new 1080p tv and havent seen what it can do yet as i only have sky+! It doesnt have a PVR tho thats annoying, can you buy a sky hd box without paying the extra subscription?

If you want an HD satellite receiver that's a fair bit cheaper and probably a fair bit better built:

paceshop.com/sho…box

£99. I have one, it works well.

Could i put my sky viewing card into any of these boxes to get my sky channels through the box? obviously i know they'll not be in hd tho unless i pay the extra £10 a month

And also is it possible to have either of these boxes and a sky+ box running at the same time? Is there some kind of cable splitter to get the signal into 2 different boxes

kingnothing83

obviously i know they'll not be in hd tho unless i pay the extra £10 a … obviously i know they'll not be in hd tho unless i pay the extra £10 a month



You'd get the BBC HD channel (possibly the only one worth watching) for free.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

kingnothing83

Could i put my sky viewing card into any of these boxes to get my sky … Could i put my sky viewing card into any of these boxes to get my sky channels through the box? obviously i know they'll not be in hd tho unless i pay the extra £10 a month



I've done some digging and it wont work with a sky card so you'll need to add it to your existing setup

Recommend checking the BBC HD listings before buying - bbc.co.uk/cgi…day

There's not much shown at present...

furq

Recommend checking the BBC HD listings before buying - … Recommend checking the BBC HD listings before buying - ]http://www.bbc.co.uk/cgi-perl/whatson/search/daylist.cgi?service_id=2075&DAY=todayThere's not much shown at present...



Heroes and Live at the Apollo tonight, that'll do for me!

It's still officially just a "trial", but will be rolled out on an all day schedule soon.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

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cutthroat_jake

Heroes and Live at the Apollo tonight, that'll do for me!It's still … Heroes and Live at the Apollo tonight, that'll do for me!It's still officially just a "trial", but will be rolled out on an all day schedule soon.:pirate: CJ :pirate:



I wouldnt bank on it, i am sure i read they nearly pulled the channel due to the added cost involved.

Would this work with one of those motorised satellite dishes?

A while ago, there was a deal on here, with a decoder box and satellite including installation coming to £150...

however, no HD support...

I'd be interested to know how much the a motorised dish and installation would cost with this.

N20Y1D

I wouldnt bank on it, i am sure i read they nearly pulled the channel due … I wouldnt bank on it, i am sure i read they nearly pulled the channel due to the added cost involved.


From what I've read, it's more a question of when, not if.

There are several articles online regarding this from ]Ofcom, ]Digital Spy and The] BBC themselves to name but a few.

From the Ofcom website.....

The BBC’s proposed HDTV service

The channel would begin by broadcasting a selection of material from BBC1, BBC2 and other BBC channels. At launch the channel would offer a schedule of three to four hours per day building to nine hours in late 2008.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

Late 2008 is a year away.

Better off waiting for a dedicated box (which can record), imo.

redondo5

Would this work with one of those motorised satellite dishes?



Yes, if you look on the fortecstar site, you'll find it says:

# DiSEqC 1.0, 1.2 and USALS (1.3) compatible

That means it does. You need to get a H2H mount and a suitably sized dish. 80cm will get you most things. If you have a lidl near you, and they still have some, you may be able to get one cheap.

It also has CI slots, so you can add CAMs to help decode other things. There are lots out there - all have varying qualities.

you guys should really check out satellite forums/shops before buying

both pace and fortec star have bugs, hard to use, slow, don't have as many features as other hd receivers on the market..that's why they are going for cheap
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