A New OpenBox Firmware

Discussion in 'Free To Air (FTA) Discussion' started by ke4est, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. ke4est

    ke4est Thread Starter Long Live FTA Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Ok I have been vigorously testing this new firmware for the OpenBox S9 - S10 - S11 - S12. Yes I know the microHD has been released, I even have one ordered. :) For those though that will still be using their OpenBox or cannot afford to buy the microHD right now.......
    Anyway I don't have my new toy yet so I continue to experiment with what I have. I have several FTA receivers, but only have one right now that will do S2. That would be my S10, and the S9 my friend has. Also for those of you that are already thinking what? this works on all of these-- yes it does. The S9 has component out in addition to HDMI. The S10, S11, and S12 are the same thing with a different number on the outside case. Only difference is the S11 and S12 come in SCART versions, but still the same under the hood. Now ya know.

    Anyway I have tried a lot with this firmware: motor, different channel types, Mpeg2, Mpeg4, S2 signals, Ku, C-band, etc. Like I said all but the PVR functions. I know several of you like the August 2011 firmware, but in the last few days I put that back in again. Went to the Ion mux on 103 locked up in seconds. Cleared went to ABC HD on 99 the PR mux locked up. The one I used for a long time was 07-14-11, not many lock-ups which was what I tried to avoid the most, but lip sync issues, and the blind scan would miss a lot. Crazy but would load 10-11-11 firmware(best blind scan for this model hands down until now), do a blind scan and then save the list and then re-load 7-14-11 to watch. The next section I copied and pasted from what I wrote in the download section.

    So yes somebody else try this put is through tests and let me know. Like I said above I have modified it to work in North America.

    Here is the link to the the download section where this is at here at SatelliteGuys: OpenBox S9 - S12 06182012-America - Downloads - SatelliteGuys - America's Satellite & Home Theater Technology Information Source!

    Ok I think I have typed enough, lets here the comments.

    BTW: I know we all joke, myself included about the s9, s12, s57, s667, etc. That is about the way it is, they just take same guts and put different label on outside of box....anyway this will not work on S16 which btw was the last S-Series, now they have went to the X series..:rolleyes:

    This version was released on 06-18-2012.
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  2. ke4est

    ke4est Thread Starter Long Live FTA Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    No I don't want to get into it but just thought it was interesting to note: What about S1, S2, S3 etc....yes they did start with S1, they were Mpeg2 DBS only until S8....if ya just got to know Google is your friend.
  3. Babadem

    Babadem Active SatelliteGuys Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    I will check this out later. Thanks
  4. ke4est

    ke4est Thread Starter Long Live FTA Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Thanks, I will be away most of tomorrow, but am looking for people to try and let me know what they think. I have tried several firmware that I never brought here, but this one, impresses me.
  5. jsattv

    jsattv Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    K4est anything new for the Openbox X3 which had its first FW Upgrade in May 5/21?
  6. Keystone7

    Keystone7 Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Hello Ke4est,

    I downloaded the file you said and installed okay on my s10. So far things look good. The transponders list has changed some what for the good. The grayed out percent at the scan is now bold. I can't set the local time yet. I will have to play with that unless you know the steps to take. The lip sink on the weathnation looks pretty good also. I will play around some more and let you know. I'll leave it on for few days to see if it holds up. I'm waiting for for MicroHD like alot of other people and will play with this s10 knowing I have the best enroute.
  7. Pixl

    Pixl Senior Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    I'm on vacation right now but will test the 6-18-2012 FW next week. This will keep me busy while waiting for the Micro.
  8. Keystone7

    Keystone7 Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Hello Ke4est,

    Okay, I got the date and time to read okay. I needed to changed the date to (30/06/2012) and user imput the time also. Looking good so far. I have not tried the PVR yet. So far I have scaned in C-Band on 87W.
  9. hwm

    hwm Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    I downloaded this file, unzipped it, and tried it in my S10 purchased in 2011 that tests "Not a clone". It refused to burn to flash memory and gave the following error message: Firmware is Mismatch.

    So it goes.
  10. xtgold

    xtgold Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    hardrive has to be fat32 or it won't record.Since my drive was ntfs and had previous recordings I didn't want to waste I reverted back to old firmware.
  11. brentb636

    brentb636 SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    I didn't have any problem with an NTFS drive, previously formatted with files on it. It was only a 160 GB drive, if that makes a difference. :)
  12. badin

    badin New Member

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    I would like to check it out but whenever I try to download it I get an error that says "Slow Down! You are trying to download files too quickly." no matter how long I wait or what browser (Firefox or Chrome) I use.
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  13. ke4est

    ke4est Thread Starter Long Live FTA Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    xtgold Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    I took it off now,but basically it lets you record like 6 items then burps,like 1 page worth on the mediaplayer screen.
  15. ke4est

    ke4est Thread Starter Long Live FTA Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    No not that I can find, just an update for the Skybox F3 for 06-11-12. This file is up in the downloads for those who want to try it.
  16. ke4est

    ke4est Thread Starter Long Live FTA Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Yeah I updated them a little but not the best. Didn't take the time to go crazy because most people, myself included, have their own list they will load.
  17. ke4est

    ke4est Thread Starter Long Live FTA Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    That is strange, but does not surprise me. Try the 2-15-12 one that is up in the down section. It works pretty good also. Note though that I did not take time to modify that one so it will come up in PAL and has an Eastern sat list, but if you like me that is no big deal, as you will use your own.
  18. perazzimx15l

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    Tried it on MY S10 and wont Blind Scan and it acts liks it hangs on the first TP it scans. I got mine from Sadoun and i could never Blind Scan with it.
  19. glater

    glater Member

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    Thanks for your work on this ke4est. I have tried different versions and the 10-11-11 release was the closest to fitting my needs, but still suffered occasional freeze ups and audio not in sync on some channels. I just downloaded this version this morning, and I'm very impressed so far. Blindscanning is much faster. I sold my cband dish and all of my receivers, but kept the S10 for ku only. I have been disappointed with the box and have been considering replacing it, but maybe, just maybe, with these improvements, I can get a little more life out of it. Don't want to let my wife down when college volleyball cranks up. Thanks again!
  20. pacificrim

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    Thanks for posting this firmware. Having the western sats and active transponders was awesome. This was perfect timing as I just turned my Fortec 1.2 into a minibud with ku sidecar a few days ago, so I needed to add Cband transponders and sats, so thanks for doing that for me :)

    I have avoided loading other firmware - mostly because mine worked (12/2011), but this one seems solid so far. I have tested recording on a 500GB NTFS drive - no problems. I haven't had any problems with my S10 since I got it last winter, except sometimes the minor motor issues. If that was the S10, maybe that's fixed now.

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