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    In at the Deep End with Gigablue UHD 4K

    Just got the UHD 4K DVB-S2X OpenVix box and completely in at deep end coming from a Humax Foxsat HDR.

    So some really basic Qs:

    Is image just another name for the software eg OpenVix image??

    What is the supplied OV EPG?? and why is Cross EPG better??

    Think there could be a simple glossary somewhere to explain it all. Eg like this old one but more detail - www.toppy.org.uk/glossary.php

    In my old Humax, I could scroll up and down in the Guide/EPG a page at a time using the programme channel rocker button. Searched through the settings but can't find anything except setting number of rows.

    I appreciate the amazing flexibility but it is extremely geeky.
    For example the WLAN. I think most now days would expect just to select a network followed by the password box, with all the DHCP etc settings behind an advanced button.

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    Stick a wifi stick in it then you can have your select network and put in password WLAN is far better than wireless IMO

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    2 & 8 page up and down in the EPG, 4 & 6 page left and right.
    CH-/+ is - or + 24 hours.
    9 takes you to primetime and 5 back to current time.
    7 shows more or less rows in the EPG and 1 & 3 expand and shrink the times shown on screen.

    Configurable buttons for the EPG are a work in progress but working well so far:

    https://www.world-of-satellite.com/s...-2-Button-mods
    Last edited by Willo3092; 24-06-20 at 09:38.

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    .... and the < PREV / NEXT > buttons change bouquet.

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    ..... and the help button (if you have one) can be useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willo3092 View Post
    .... and the < PREV / NEXT > buttons change bouquet.
    Many thanks. Found those. Also saw the config buttons so will explore further.

    Any comments on Cross EPG ??

    An uphill learning curve!!

    Amazing - Harmony has listed.

    I have got Bluetooth audio working so I can listen to radio.
    Last edited by CRMS; 24-06-20 at 12:52.

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    I don't use CrossEPG, only EPGimporter which has always been fine for me.

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    >EPGimporter

    Is that the standard one in OpenVix??

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    CrossEPG is no longer pre-installed in the image. As someone just commented, the guides have not been updated. If you want to use it, you will have to install it. It is listed in the system plugins

    Don't use EPG importer as that needs internet connection. (Unless you use the radio times emulator plugin, but let's not complicate things.) Ensure that the OpenTV EPG reader is still enabled. Then activate/zap/view/watch the IEPG channel for two minutes. It is on 11778 V 27500

    You can automate the zapping using EPG refresh. Although I wrote the guide on forum, I despise the plugin because it is can cause a vicious lock up if run while another process is working. It is random with its timings. EPG refresh is just a zapper, it does not do any epg fetchng.
    https://www.world-of-satellite.com/s...off-the-stream

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    Thanks for that.

    Is EPG Importer the one in Openvix??

    I'm aiming to use the GB receiver on a boat and won't have Internet all the time. And apart from when it is being used, it is fully switched off. My Foxsat updates the EPG each day when I switch it on and get a satellite signal.
    So, I'd like this to do the same.

    Zapping has lost me - to me it is just changing channel??

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    select/view/watch

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    Install CrossEPG from the system plugins. Menu > Plugins > Green Button


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    Followed the guide for CROSSEPG.
    Doesn't look any different - should it?
    So, when I press guide how do I get the channels list rather than bouquet? list??
    And radio stations??
    Thanks.

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    Press TV button, that will open up list of bouquets while in Grid EPG. Alternatively, in your Grid EPG, change the option to always show bouquet to yes

    Bouquets: Groups/folders of channels
    EPG = Synopsis

    Edit: Please see here
    https://www.world-of-satellite.com/s...l=1#post422630

    I had a guide thread on this and I screwed it up by accident. Will re-upload once fixed. Sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRMS View Post
    Thanks for that.

    Is EPG Importer the one in Openvix??

    I'm aiming to use the GB receiver on a boat and won't have Internet all the time. And apart from when it is being used, it is fully switched off. My Foxsat updates the EPG each day when I switch it on and get a satellite signal.
    So, I'd like this to do the same.

    Zapping has lost me - to me it is just changing channel??
    Zapping is changing channels or changing to a channel.

    I get all my EPG over the air for both Freeview and Freesat/Sky Free to Air (FTA). I don't use EPG Importer nor CrossEPG.

    Menu -> Setup -> EPG -> Settings
    Enable eit EPG = yes
    Enable Freesat EPG = yes
    Enable OpenTV EPG = yes

    I've setup EPG refresh (Menu -> Setup -> EPG -> EPG Refresh) to tune into (zap) to the IEPG channel for a couple of minutes to get the epg on Sky FTA that isn't also covered by Freesat EPG.

    https://www.world-of-satellite.com/showthread.php?62806 may be of some help with IEPG.
    Last edited by adm; 24-06-20 at 17:52.
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