Homepage FM - coming soon! WMA Realplayer Winamp Now playing...
Welcome to steves-homepage! Jul 19th, 2019, 8:01am
Welcome, Guest. Please Login.


Home Search Online Games Login
Pages: 1 2 3 4 
Send Topic Print
Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th (Read 36974 times)
cromwell
(Offline)
Forum Moderator
*****




Posts: 1347
Gender: male
Re: Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th
Reply #45 - Dec 13th, 2008, 4:18pm
 
You should have it now. let us know m8.
Back to top
 
 

Don't steal The government hates competition
  IP Logged
haga
(Offline)
Administrator
*****




Posts: 3328
Gender: male
Re: Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th
Reply #46 - Dec 13th, 2008, 4:24pm
 
Thanks F, got them, I'll have a play later, is there any known problems running Dragon through the Fortec.
haga
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
cromwell
(Offline)
Forum Moderator
*****




Posts: 1347
Gender: male
Re: Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th
Reply #47 - Dec 13th, 2008, 5:42pm
 
No m8, have mine working in it and you can put a S card in it.
Back to top
 
 

Don't steal The government hates competition
  IP Logged
billy
(Offline)
God
*****




Posts: 1345
Re: Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th
Reply #48 - Dec 14th, 2008, 10:52pm
 
anyone got a list of HD channels on this box with a moter dish ???
 
thanks
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
invalid
(Offline)
Moderator
*****




Posts: 6962
Gender: male
Re: Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th
Reply #49 - Dec 15th, 2008, 12:15am
 
there`s a list of all hd chans on kingofsat Code:
http://en.kingofsat.net/hdtv.php 


Just depends what card/cam etc you have 2 decode them.
i`ve got mine on a fixed dish 28e so i can only get bbc,itv & luxe tv in hd but if it was motorized then i should with a diablo 2.3  be able 2 get all hd on thor(conax) with the correct settings.(as i  can with my humax 2000 with diablo)
Don`t know about other sats as i don`t bother with them,never moved dish off thor after it was open.
 
 
                                           H.
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
billy
(Offline)
God
*****




Posts: 1345
Re: Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th
Reply #50 - Dec 16th, 2008, 12:59am
 
cheers H
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
haga
(Offline)
Administrator
*****




Posts: 3328
Gender: male
Re: Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th
Reply #51 - Dec 16th, 2008, 6:51pm
 
Oh well hear goes, it turned up today, instruction book in German!! downloaded the English version from the web site, loaded up and cant find channel 5 (yet) but most others appear to be there. Inserted cam and it recognised that ok, set the diseq 1.2 up and set 28, then went to old Astra at 19 east by manually moving the dish, did a scan and got channels, saved. went to go back to 28 and...........nothing, fcucking dish didn't move, so manually went back to 28 degrees, saved again, then went to 19 degrees again, nothing, fcucking dish didn't move, I can move the dish manually but it wont do it automatically, so gave up, ate tea, swore several times, had a row with the wife, now sitting and sulking.
I'll try again tomorrow when I'm in a better mood.
Always seems to happen to me, nothing is ever easy and straight forward.
haga (still with the hump)
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
invalid
(Offline)
Moderator
*****




Posts: 6962
Gender: male
Re: Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th
Reply #52 - Dec 16th, 2008, 9:37pm
 
Well mine is on a fixed dish but just had a quick look @ the settings 4 motor & it looks straight forward.
Right you`ve gone into menu,installation,antenna setup right,have you gone to positioner setup & set it @ DISEqC 1.2 for your motor then pressed red button 2 save ? Did you then press OK on remote 2 go into the diseqc 1.2 menu & set your motor up there ?
With the looks of it you have 2 setup the east west limits etc before it will work right from what i can make out.
My setup isn`t straight forward 2 get @ steve or i would connect it up 2 my motor dish & check it out properly 4 you m8.
Sorry i can`t be of more help
 
 
                                                  H.
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
haga
(Offline)
Administrator
*****




Posts: 3328
Gender: male
Re: Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th
Reply #53 - Dec 16th, 2008, 10:27pm
 
@H, lol mate, sorted thanks, my fault and you were spot on, once I'd set the Diseq 1.2 etc I hadn't noticed the save!!! I'm so used to pressing OK on the Echostar all these years to save I'd done the same on the Fortec, have put a post it note on the screen 'H Says Don't Forget to Save!'
deffo aint got 5 tho, so I'll have to do an update by the looks of it
 
cheers me old mate
steve
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
cromwell
(Offline)
Forum Moderator
*****




Posts: 1347
Gender: male
Re: Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th
Reply #54 - Dec 17th, 2008, 11:23am
 
The latest update is on here m8, what do you think of it ?
Back to top
 
 

Don't steal The government hates competition
  IP Logged
haga
(Offline)
Administrator
*****




Posts: 3328
Gender: male
Re: Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th
Reply #55 - Dec 17th, 2008, 12:02pm
 
Hi mate, still struggling to get other sats, I do all the saves and manually move it to the sat I want, get the list and save, push the sat button to go back to 28 east and nothing, I also have the transponder loaded for channel 5 but still aint got it, I'll get used to it eventually but I have to say it's giving me the hump at the moment.
haga
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
cromwell
(Offline)
Forum Moderator
*****




Posts: 1347
Gender: male
Re: Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th
Reply #56 - Dec 17th, 2008, 12:34pm
 
I have a twin LNB so my TM 1500 controls the dish m8. have a look to see if the limits are set.
Back to top
 
 

Don't steal The government hates competition
  IP Logged
haga
(Offline)
Administrator
*****




Posts: 3328
Gender: male
Re: Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th
Reply #57 - Dec 17th, 2008, 3:06pm
 
I've set limits, stored everything, it just refuses to move dish automatically, it's fine if I move it in manual mode, just wondering if it's not compatible with my V-Box, which converts diseq 1.2 to voltage. I'll have a play for the rest of the day, if I get no luck it's going back to Maplins.
haga
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
haga
(Offline)
Administrator
*****




Posts: 3328
Gender: male
Re: Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th
Reply #58 - Dec 17th, 2008, 4:52pm
 
I'm really dissapointed with this unit, I had high hopes, the picture quality was good but it would not move the dish no matter what I did, it would move east or west if I did it manually, but after setting it and storing it, no movement.
I called Fortec in the UK only to get a recorded message telling me to send an email, which I did, but I've heard nothing. At 160 I'm not prepared to keep it as a stand alone unit just for Freesat.
Have read through a few forums and it seems there are more faulty units out there than there are good ones.
Called Maplin and they are picking it up Friday and I'm getting a full refund.  
I will get another multi sat but rest assured my friends, it wont be a Fortec
 
haga
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
haga
(Offline)
Administrator
*****




Posts: 3328
Gender: male
Re: Ch5 goes FTA on November 18th
Reply #59 - Jan 3rd, 2009, 11:31am
 
As a foot note to the above, I never got a reply from Fortec, which I think is very poor, not even an acknowledgement. Maplins never replied to my emails either, I sent several regarding the refund which I paid by paypal and had to involve them to get my money back, which doesn't say a lot for Maplins.
I'm now waiting for the new Echostar HD which is due late Feb/March.
watch this space
haga
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Pages: 1 2 3 4 
Send Topic Print