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Scott Greczkowski
04-19-2007, 12:11 PM
This is one of the hottest items on display at this years SBE 2007, the Fortec Passion High Definition Free To Air receiver!

I will have more pictures of this receiver from our SatelliteGuys photo booth later but since they only have one of them here and everyone wants to see it I can't get my hands on it for photos.

One things you might note that is not mentioned which this receiver will be able to do is 4:2:2 digital! I know many of our Free To Air fans have been waiting for that!

Anyways here are some pictures to tide you over for a little bit with more to come later today or tommorow.

All photos are copyright 2007 SatelliteGuys.US and may not be used without permission.

04-19-2007, 12:46 PM
That brochure shows SCART connectors on the rear.
What does the unit have?

I think the 4:2:2 will win over many.
Any answer to delivery date, price, (in the US, of course)
...or confirmation on blind scanning?

edit: Oh, sorry, that IS the Euro model.
Well, no matter, tell 'em we don't mind the SCART connectors and will deal with 'em. :rolleyes:

re-edit: Clipped from another thread:

I had a great meeting with David from Fortec and I got to say if you are a TRUE FTA Fan you are going to want one of these units when they are available later this year.

I will have lot of pictures of this unit for you tommorow, however don't expect any screen shots at this time as the receiver David has needs new software as the software on it only does PAL. From the specs on the thing and all the connections on the back, this is going to be a very impressive unit!

Scott Greczkowski
04-19-2007, 03:35 PM
It will do Blindscan. They are only making one model for all countries.

The american version will come with an american power cord, and other contries will come with the proper power units as well.

When you turn it on the first time you will see a map on your screen, select your country and the proper software will then be installed on the box (NTSC or PAL)

This means it WILL has SCART's as well as HDMI and component outputs.

I am going to go over and try steeling it for photos in a little bit.

I am going to go over and try

04-19-2007, 03:40 PM
FTA HD boxes, old news, they have been around for a couple of months now

04-19-2007, 03:49 PM
FTA HD boxes, old news, they have been around for a couple of months now

not one that does 4:2:2 ;)

04-19-2007, 04:00 PM
... and not one that does Blind Scans. :eek:
It's about damned time!

Now, if they'd just put recording capability into it... but I digress.
Sounds wonderful.
Tell 'em 50 SatGuys will take the first batch off the boat! :rolleyes:

Scott Greczkowski
04-19-2007, 04:48 PM
Now folks here are some REAL pictures. :)

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04-19-2007, 05:17 PM
Wonder how many pints of blood I'm gonna have to sell to get this one??
Looks good!

04-19-2007, 06:31 PM
That will look right at home in the cabinet with the Tivo Series 3 (similar case design).

Here's praying for a MSRP I can afford to impulse buy ;).

04-19-2007, 06:32 PM
I might have to hold off on a receiver for now. When will this come out?

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