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    Thumbs up OpenViX 5.3 Released!

    OpenViX 5.3 is based on the OE-Alliance v4.3 core. You cannot perform an online update if you are currently on OpenViX or older.

    You can download and then flash the new 5.3 image using Image Manager. You can still flash by USB if you prefer.

    You can restore settings and plugins from OpenViX 5.2 series images after you have flashed the image. This will restore most things to how you had them before.


    There are many guides to flash/restore. Here is another

    So what is different in OpenViX 5.3 then?
    OpenViX 5.2 build 045 was the final build in the 5.2 series.

    As with previous images, the main differences are core of the image or the OE (Open Embedded). This has undergone a lot of changes, updates and fixes.

    CrossEPG is no longer pre-installed in OpenViX 5.3. OpenTV EPG has now been embedded, EPG Refresh is now pre-installed to enabled re-freshing or EPG data for Sky UK Astra 28.2deg and Sky Italia Hotbird 13deg. See EPG Refresh setup guide HERE (thanks to Abu Baniaz for the guide). Thank you goes to LraiZer for the OpenTV code and thank you Huevos for merging the code into OpenViX.

    Apart from the above users should not notice many other differences between previous OpenViX 5.2 and OpenViX 5.3 (i.e. there are not many functional differences.).

    Known Image issues
    Dreamplex - Some users in certain setup's may have issues.

    Known Plugin/Receiver issues
    Older receivers with lower amounts of memory struggle with downloading OpenTV EPG data using Cross EPG downloader. Use a swap file in such cases.
    Some 3rd party plugins may not be currently compatible with OE-A 4.3 core, streaming plugins may require their respective author's to add dependencies for GST 1.xx.
    HbbTV not working for all receivers. Please raise issue with respective Manufacturer.

    Button Mappings

    Short Red** & *** - Show current channel EPG info (ViX Single EPG).
    Long Red ** & *** - Sort single EPG info when in channel list.
    Short Green** & *** - Timers.
    Long Green*** - AutoTimer Timers.
    Short Yellow*** - EPG Search.
    Long Yellow*** - Instant IMDB Database search on the current programme.
    Short Blue - Extensions.
    Long Blue*** - Plugins Menu.
    EPG - Opens ViX EPG.
    Left/Right** - Opens ViX QuickEPG.
    Left/Right** - Opens ViX QuickEPG.
    Up/Down** - Open Full Screen Channel List.
    Long Up/Down - Open PIP list on boxes that support PIP.
    TV Button** - Open Full Screen Channel List.
    Long TV Button - Open Bouquets List.
    ** Can be changed in ViX Menu
    *** Can be turned off in ViX Menu

    Special Thanks

    • Rytec, doglover and all the teams that host EPG feeds for EPG Importer, for their continued support.
    • All developers for their plugins used in the feeds of this image.
    • All of the ViX Beta team for their hours of testing and dedication on improving the image.
    • All those who have submitted patches/fixes
    • To all who have submitted translation work for OpenViX.
    • Huevos for his work on blindscan and ABM.
    • Peter de Jonge, abu baniaz & Huevos for their work with Andyblac to improve ABM.
    • Rob van der Does, rossi2000, abu baniaz and Huevos for OpenViX skins.


    Receivers no longer supported in 5.3

    Due to limited resources some end of life models will not be built in version 5.3. If you want to use OpenViX with these receivers please use version 5.2 or build version 5.3 yourself. The following is a list of the receivers not supported in version 5.3:

    • VU+ Duo
    • VU+ Uno
    • VU+ Ultimo
    • Xtrend ET-7x00
    • Xtrend ET-9x00
    • Miraclebox Premium Twin
    • Miraclebox Mini Plus
    • Miraclebox Mini Hybrid
    • Miraclebox MB-Micro
    • Miraclebox MB-Micro v2
    • Miraclebox Premium Twin Plus
    • Miraclebox MB-Premium Ultra
    • Octagon SF128
    • Octagon SF138
    • Octagon SF228
    • Technomate TM-Twin
    • Technomate TM-Nano 2 Super
    • Technomate TM-Nano 3T
    • Gigablue HD Quad
    • Golden Interstar LX3
    • Mutant HD11
    • Mutant HD1200
    • Mutant HD1500

    Receivers no longer supported in 5.2

    • Technomate TM-Single.
    • Technomate TM-Nano-OE.
    • Technomate TM-2T.
    • TM-Nano-2T.
    • Mutant 500C.
    • Octagon SF8.
    • Octagon XP1000+.

    Receivers no longer supported in 5.0
    Due to limited resources some end of life models will not be built in version 5.0. If you want to use OpenViX with these receivers please use version 4.2 or build version 5.0 yourself.
    The following is a list of the receivers not supported in version 5.0:

    • Gigablue SE Plus
    • Gigablue UE Plus
    • Golden Interstar LX1 & LX2
    • Media Link Ixuss Zero
    • Miraclebox Mini
    • Opticum DVBC-1
    • Spycat
    • Venton HDx
    • Xtrend ET4x00
    • Xtrend ET5000
    • Xtrend ET6x00

    Receivers no longer supported in 4.0
    Some receivers that lack resources (only have 333MHz CPU, insufficient flash, lack driver support, etc) will not be built in version 4.0. If you want to use OpenViX with these receivers please use version 3.2 or build version 4.0 yourself. The following is a list of the receivers not supported in version 4.0:

    • GB Solo
    • GB 800SE
    • GB 800UE
    • Mara M9
    • Venton Unibox
    • VU+ Solo

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    Last edited by abu baniaz; 22-08-19 at 11:35. Reason: colour of discontinued receivers
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    Below are links to the change logs for OpenVix 5.3:-

    Enigma2 changelog:
    OE-A core changelog:

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