FORTEC STAR FS6D dish

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yep I have one :)

Works really well for what I use it for. I wouldnt get it if you plan on subscribing to some C-Band stuff but it works good for the FTA stuff

You may have some interference problems with 2 satellites that are strogn next to each other. As an example, I get the nets on G4 (G16) and a couple stations off IA5 at the same time :)
 
Iceberg said:
yep I have one :)

Works really well for what I use it for. I wouldnt get it if you plan on subscribing to some C-Band stuff but it works good for the FTA stuff

You may have some interference problems with 2 satellites that are strogn next to each other. As an example, I get the nets on G4 (G16) and a couple stations off IA5 at the same time :)
I will be using it fo free to air Icberg.The store call me and told me the solid dish would give me 20 percent better reception.This i do not believe.What do you think.I live in arkansas so getting all the satellites not a problem.



Satellite system - 180 DVB-PF for C-Band and Ku-Band

-Receives C-Band and Ku-Band analog and DVB digital programs
-6-ft SAMI mesh prime focus dish
-C/Ku Corotor Feed
-.17 C-Band LNB
-.6 Ku-Band LNB
-Servo motor
-18-inch Superjack actuator
-80' ribbon cable with sensor wire
-ORB-7500 analog satellite receiver with VCRS capability
-Viewsat 2000 Platinum DVB receiver with power scan
-DiSEqC 2x1 switch
-High frequency signal splitter [2]

DIGITAL DVB RECEIVER FEATURES

Includes remote control, 4x1 DiSEqC switch, manufacturer supplied PC cable

Viewsat VS2000 offers picture in/on picture capability for up to 8 inputs!

Features
>Mpeg-2 Digital and Full DVB
>On-Screen Display with 256-Full Color Interface
>DiseqC Control Version 1.0, 1.2 and USALS
>Renamable 8 Favorite Channel Groups
>Powerful Channel Control by Favorites, Loc, Skip, Move and Channel Sorting by Alphabet, Transponder
>10 Languages [OSG and Menu]: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French,
German, Turkish, Arabic, Parsi
>Extended EPG and Program Reservation through EPG
>Teletext Support [OSD and VBI Insertion]
>Last Channel Memory Function
>4,000 Channel Memory Capacity
>Pre-Installed Channels [Optional]
>Multi-Satellite Capable
>S/PDIF Stereo Output
>Parental Lock/Installation Lock
>Zoom-In Function

Specifications

See the Viewsat specs and manual here.

Tuner and Channel

Input Connector F-type, IEC 169-24,Female
Loop Through Out F-type, IEC 169-24,Female
Frequency Range 950MHz ~ 2150MHz
Input Impedance 75? unbalance
Signal Level -25 to -65dBm
LNB Power 13.5V/18V, max.400mA
22 KHZ Tone [22±2]KHz, [0.6±0.2]V
Diseqc Control V1.0/1.2/USALS Compatible
Demodulation QPSK
Input Symbol Rate 2 ~ 45 Ms/s
FEC Decoder 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 with Constraint Length K = 7

MPEG Transport Stream A/V Decoding

Transport Stream MPEG-II ISO/IEC
Profile Level MPEG-II MP@ML
Input Rate Max. 15 MBit/s
Video Formats 4:3, 16:9
Video Resolution 800 x 600, 800 x 480
Audio Decoding MPEG/MusiCam Layer 1 and 2
Audio Mode Stereo/Joint
Sampling Rate 32 Khz, 44.1 Khz and 48 Khz

Main System

Main Processor STi5518
Memory Flash-ROM: 2MB
SDRAM: 8MB
EEPROM: 256KB

A/V In/Out

Video RCA/Cinch, Video Output [CVBS], S-Video
Audio L/R RCA/Cinch, Dolby Digital, Volume and Mute Control [16 bits DAC, Max. 2Vrms]

Data Port

RS-232C Transfer rate 115 kbps, 9 pin D-sub type

RF Modulator

RF Connector F-type, IEC 169-24, Female
Frequency CH 3: 61.25 MHz
CH 4: 67.25 MHz
Output Channel CH 3/CH 4
TV Standard NTSC-M
Preset Channel CH3 [or TBD] Software changeable by Menu

Physical

Size [W x H x D] 260mm x 54mm x 232mm
Net Weight 1.8 Kg
Operating Temperature 0 ° C~ +45 ° C
Storage Temperature -10 ° C~ +70 ° C

Front Console Physical User Interface

3-Keys Channel Up/Down, Standby
4-Digit 7-SEG Channel No. or Time Display
2-LED Standby, Remote

Power Supply

Input Voltage AC 90 ~ 250V
Type SMPS [Switching Power]
Power Consumption Max. 20W
Stanby Power Max. 8W
Internal Protection [LNBF input contains surge supression module]

ANALOG RECEIVER FEATURES

ORB-7500 C/Ku Analog Receiver with Power Supply Built-In!
MSRP 349.95, Our Price ONLY $122!

US Electronics manufactures the ORB-7500 C/Ku satellite receiver. This receiver features extensive on-screen displays, 2 week/4 event timer, pre-programmed C and Ku-Band satellites with the ability to store up to 64 in all and 10 favorite channel programming [100 video/50 audio for 650]. It also features a UHF remote, auto peak tuning, digital audio sound, parental lockout control and integrated TI filter.

With the ORB-7500 receiver, you'll never miss your favorite concerts, shows or sports events again, even if you're away from home. You can now set your receiver to turn on and tune in to the programs you want to record. The rest is automatic!

`2 week/4 event timer
`Access to hundreds of channels of programming
`Easy-to-use on screen display
`Crisp, clear pictures with CD-quality sound
`Parental password control
`Selectable FAVORITE CHANNELS for easy access
`Anywhere® UHF remote control
`Videocipher RS Descrambler Slot [VCRS not included]

DISH FEATURES

Model UPS6
F/D Ratio .375
Diameter 6 feet
Focal Length 26.25 inches
Mainlobe Beamwidth:
C Band: 2.915 degrees
Ku Band: .972 degrees

4 sections with 1"X1" ribs
screw attached digital/C/Ku flattened .032 small hole mesh
16" Little Hercules Polar Mount

Box dimensions:
Mount:22"X17"X9"
Dish: 37"X37"X9" pie
Weight: 76 pounds

Quantity shipped in 40foot truck 250
Quantity shipped in 40 foot Hi Cube 210


EITS Rating:
C/Ku satellite systems are also called PRIME FOCUS ANTENNA systems. This system utilizes two receivers. One, the ORB-7500 analog receiver contains a power supply to send power to the actuator [dish motor] on the satellite dish. The other receiver, the Viewsat 2000 Platinum DVB receiver, is a slave receiver. It receives all of the digital DVB [in the clear] signals that are present on the satellite. This is a wonderful system.
Installation should be performed by a professional or someone that is very knowledgeable and understands that this is an involved process. The dish will need to be installed on a 4-inch OD schedule-40 pipe.
Please do not purchase this system with any intentions of returning it. The freight charges involved make this system a keeper. When purchasing a C/Ku system, one should consider his/her a purchase an investment and a hobby. At Eye In The Sky, we consider it the very most enjoyable hobby we know.

This is what i ordered but they told me i should switch the sami 6ft dish for the FORTEC STAR FS6D polar mount.What do you think?i attached a picture of the sami mesh dish.What do you think
 

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i'm not really a fan of the Viewsat because it deosnt work with a motor real well (but the C-Band would control it so thats moot) but the Viewsat Extrem has blind scan. I dont think the Platinum does and if that's the original Viewsat, honestly the best thing I can say is ewww.

I had an original Viewsat and I didnt like it. Too hard to work with.
 
PSB said:
I use the same 6' Sami dish! And it works GREAT !
This is what they wrote Eye In The Sky wrote:

> If you want the very best signal reception, let me ship you the solid 6 foot dish. Much better reception for both and I will upgrade you to the Viewsat Extreme and throw in a digital modulator too so you can send your signal all around the house from both receivers. Or just use it on one TV. Makes things so much more versatile.
> I would not tell you a story here. The solid dish is getting rave reviews.
> I can get all of it out the door today.
> I guess you do not get email at the other email address?PSB what do you and Iceberg think?Should i get the solid dish or the 6ft sami mesh dish?
 
I would go for the solid dish if given the choice!

Yes I only check my other e-mail a few times a day :(
 
PSB said:
I would go for the solid dish if given the choice!

Yes I only check my other e-mail a few times a day :(
thanks PSB solid it shall be
 
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