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Thread: FTA HD Channels

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    FTA HD Channels

    So how many HD channels are now available FTA on satellite?

    If the channels are already listed on lyngsat.com can you list them here as well.

    Fortec will be introducing a new HD FTA receiver in NA soon. I guess it is the step-child of the PASSION project.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadoun View Post
    So how many HD channels are now available FTA on satellite?

    If the channels are already listed on lyngsat.com can you list them here as well.

    Fortec will be introducing a new HD FTA receiver in NA soon. I guess it is the step-child of the PASSION project.
    Nowhere near enough!
    I'll stay out of the 2nd one...
    I hope the new Fortec HD receiver isn't toooo disappointing for us
    I know you can't please everyone, but it would be nice to not disappoint so many..!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadoun View Post
    So how many HD channels are now available FTA on satellite?

    If the channels are already listed on lyngsat.com can you list them here as well.

    Fortec will be introducing a new HD FTA receiver in NA soon. I guess it is the step-child of the PASSION project.
    From Lyngsat:

    24/7 on ku band is PBS and that's it.
    NASA has a HD feed part time on c-band I think.

    Rest are feeds, which we don't discuss here in an open forum.


    Oh, and if you talk to the Fortec folks, please pass on that if their new box doesn't blind scan DVB-S2, they can save themselves a lot of effort. IMO it won't sell well to us true FTA'ers. We already have many options for HD receivers, and all of them display HD very well. We NEED a DVB-S2 blindscan unit very badly.

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    Another dream feature is 4:2:2 Chroma support. A single box that would handle everything we see over NA would sell a few copies.

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    Thanks for the heads up. Any specs on the new box?

    I hope Fortec listened to us in the survey we took part in.

    I'm interested in the upgrade to a dedicated DVB-S2 capable receiver myself without adding cards and such. I hate the fact that S2 can't be blind scanned on the receivers already out there. Is there a technical reason for that?
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    I don't have the detailed specs, but as soon as they are available, I will post them here for you.

    Can someone PM me the list of HD feeds available.

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