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    Converting the Pansat 2500A to a Fortec Ultra and Vice Versa



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    ##طريقة تحويل الفرتاك ultra الى PAnsat 2500A و العكس ##








    Converting the Pansat 2500A to a Fortec Ultra and Vice Versa

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    Since the Pansat 2500A and the Fortec Lifetime Ultra are internally

    identical receivers, it is possible to
    convert one receiver to the other by simply downloading the .bin file for

    the other and using the other’s
    remote control
    .


    Pansat Remote 2500A





    There are a few reasons for converting a working Pansat 2500a to a Fortec

    Lifetime Ultra or vice versa.

    The primary would be the case when the .bin for one receiver is not

    working and the .bin for the other is.
    Another may be that one prefers one remote control to the other or,

    maybe, one just likes the look or feel
    of one better than the other.

    Another reason would be to use the “Closed-Caption” feature of the Ultra,

    since “Closed Caption” is not
    supported by the Pansat 2500A. However, Closed-Caption is not fully

    functional with the current .bin
    because of receiver limitations. A faster processor and additional memory

    are required to process and
    buffer the Closed-Caption data. Closed-Caption cannot be fully

    implemented simply by modifying the
    .bin alone. For any practical use, it does not work. This information

    paraphrased from Sweepers:
    When testing on "good" Closed-Caption channels (PBS, CNN, A&E, etc.), the

    Closed-Caption
    was active but at times was slow to respond or did not respond at all. It

    often missed entire
    sentences or displayed gibberish. Sometimes it would seem to work for a

    few minutes and
    then switch to gibberish. Thus, Closed-Caption on the Fortec Lifetime

    Ultra is useless. For
    testing purposes, two computers with ATI AIW Pro AGP cards, a Toshiba 39"

    TV and a RCA
    29" TV were used. Composite video, S-Video, and channel 4 input methods

    were tested.

    The receiver’s processor chip is capable of outputting the Closed-Caption

    stream if it is
    present, but it appears additional circuitry is necessary, such as a

    buffer stage to regulate the
    data. Perhaps with the next era of software updates this will improve,

    but that is not realistic.
    The Pansat 2500A to Fortec Lifetime Ultra Conversion
    Note: You will need to use the Fortec Lifetime Ultra remote after the

    conversion. As newer .bins come
    out, you may have to experiment with different Loaders and STB Model

    entries until you find one that
    will flash the Ultra .bin to the Pansat 2500A.


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    Re: Converting the Pansat 2500A to a Fortec Ultra and Vice Versa







    1) As a precaution, reset the Pansat 2500A to the “Factory” state:
    • Download the latest firmware flash from

    http://www.pansatusa.com/download.htm; “Pansat
    2500A_040730_224_api(N).bin” is the current flash file.

    • Start “2300_2500_1500 Downloader.exe” and use the procedure described

    in section 1.3.3.1, but
    enter “Pansat 2500A” for the STB Model, and download the Pansatusa

    firmware flash file to the
    Pansat 2500A.

    الرابط







    2) Load the latest Fortec Lifetime Ultra .bin to the Pansat 2500A:

    • Download the latest Ultra .bin (Currently “Al7bar FTA

    Ultra_040920_247_api(NTSCPK0_
    rev2)-F.bin” but it will become outdated) and one of these loaders:
    “Blacklist T13a Loader” Click on “Fix!” to download.
    “Blacklist Updater 1.4.0.0.” Click on “Write Bin” to download.
    “2300_2500_1500 Downloader” Enter “key:global” for STB Model.
    “Fortecstar STB Updater v3.21” Enter “Al7bar FTA Ultra” for the STB

    Model.

    • Open the Loader/Updater and download the Fortec Lifetime Ultra .bin to

    the Pansat 2500A.

    الرابط





    3) Conversion is complete. Use the Fortec Lifetime Ultra remote.


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    Re: Converting the Pansat 2500A to a Fortec Ultra and Vice Versa





    The Fortec Lifetime Ultra to Pansat 2500A Conversion

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    Note: You will need to use the Pansat 2500A remote after the conversion.

    As newer .bins come out,
    you may have to experiment with different Loaders and STB Model entries

    until you find one that will
    flash the Pansat 2500A .bin to the Ultra.

    1) As a precaution, reset the Fortec Lifetime Ultra to the “Factory”

    state.
    • Download the latest firmware flash from http://www.fortecstar.com/;

    “Lifetime
    Ultra_040823_244_api(NTSC).bin” is the current .bin.
    • Start “Forecstar STB Updater v3.21” and use the procedure described in

    section 1.7.3.1, but
    enter “Lifetime Ultra” for the STB Model and select “Flash Rom File”.

    Download the Fortec
    Ultra firmware flash file to the Ultra.



    AL7BAR Downloading Tool





    Al7bar FTA Ultra_060110_290_api



    2) Load the latest Pansat 2500A .bin to the Fortec Lifetime Ultra:
    • Download Blacklist Updater 1.4.0.0 and the latest Pansat 2500A .bin.

    (Currently “Blacklist-X-
    85BL_2500A_041202_237_api(N).bin” but it will become outdated).
    • Open the loader/updater and download the Pansat 2500A .bin to the

    Ultra.




    3) Conversion is complete. Use the Pansat 2500A remote.




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