So what is different in OpenViX Helios then?
As with OpenViX Zeus the main difference is core of the image or the OE (Open Embedded), this has undergone a lot of changes, updates and fixes (including fixes for the heartbleed bug in openssl). As a user you should not notice any differences between OpenViX Zeus and OpenViX Helios. (i.e. there are no real functional differences.)
OpenViX Zeus build 023 will be the final build in the Zeus series, and so Helios takes over the reins.
But why a new image so soon, you just launched Zeus?
Basically the recent update of the image OE (Open Embedded) to v 2.1, was very significant. This contains substantial changes and updates that mean you cannot use the online update feature from OpenViX Zeus build 023. Rather than asking users not to use the online update function, we have taken the step of changing the image name to ensure that users perform a fresh flash.
ViX compatible softcams can now be installed using the plugin feeds.
Users will still need to provide their own softcam configuration files. Support will only be provided for users with a legitimate viewing card and valid subscription.
Various new bootlogos have been added and are available to install via the plugin feeds.
Support added to open PiP directly via long-Up/Down. Also zapping in PiP can be done via long CH+/-.
VIX EPG (includes CrossEPG 0.8.1)
Quite simply, OpenViX offers the best EPG experience of any Enigma2 based image bar none !!
Includes Graphical EPG, Text mode, Infobar EPG and Bouquet list graphical EPG modes
All EPG screens are now available while watching a recording, for easy switching back to live TV or setting timers.
Support added to change font sizes and number of rows.
Support added to have a 3rd event showing (Skin dependent)
Support added to display start time and end time for all events shown.
Added help screen to all epg selection screens.
Added support to change font sizes and number of rows.
Added English (UK) to available languages.
Added support for English (UK).
You may now sort Menus, Settings and Plugin Browsers alphabetically.
Uses less memory duringscan.
Moved to new Setup Mounts screen.
Added network info.
As part of streamlining the image, removed NFS, AFP, Samba, OpenVPN, Inadyn, MiniDLNA & uShare from default image (can now be installed/de-installed through Network setup screen).
On Screen Hints
Now available as options are selected.
From channel list, EPG or current channel.
Enhanced Movie List Features
It is now optional to play next movie, when a movie reaches the end. Configure in menu of movie selection screen.
â€¢Crossepg bug when running XEPGDB and XMLTV within CrossEPG. The software will not successfully download data from these sources due to incompatibility of CrossEPG and newer libraries within OE2.
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