I had a recent exchange with Pansat about the 9000. As Iceberg noted, it does not have Blind Scan (nor does it have hard drive or 4:2:2). Interestingly, I was told they hope to have the 9200 out in a few months. It will still lack 4:2:2, but will have Blind Scan and support for external SATA drive*.:river :river :river
I might have to divert my savings to the "soon to be released" Pansat HD receiver. IF, it has blindscan and some of the other goodies!!
I had a recent exchange with Pansat about the 9000. ... and support for external SATA drive*.
* I guess it is time to learn about SATA drives.
I have only been using laptops for the last several years and haven't kept up.
Initial testing of the Engineering sample of the Fortec Passion has yielded a very stable receiver. The current firmware displays PAL on the composite outputs, but the next firmware version will support NTSC output. The channel editor has not been released, yet.
The firmware update file is easily loaded via a thumb drive USB port and providing some great features:
4:2:2 - Yes
Which firmware version is installed in your test unit?
These receivers have recently gone on sale in Europe, but so far users have been unable to clear 4:2:2 transmissions.
The firmware is beta and not in current release. I do confirm 4:2:2 reception and no lock-up on the radio list. In fact, had it parked on a Galaxy 25 feed overnight and just switched over to the TV list and surfed channels without issues.
If anyone wants to PM a specific feed, I will check it out.