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Hi Guys.
Great site. And its the only one I can seem to join. The others never seem to send out their activation mails.
anyway. I have my shiny new dbox2, flashed with a new sportster image, did a scan and got nearly 300 channels (tw) through my cable nternet line.
I got a splitter and I can now use both fine. However, there are a couple of things I cannot seem to find the answer for:-
1. What advantage does getting a local services.xml and bouquet.xml file have? Apart from putting channels in the right order?
2. How many splitters can I get (ie how many boxes) can I run off one outside input? I have a media centre setup, and the more boxes I have, the more channels I can record to DVR at the same time. Are there any boosters that might help?
/*3. How to set up divx/video streaming from my NAS box? I have files I want to watch, but cant seem to set it up correctly.*/
-- FOUND GOOD GUIDES ON SEARCH OF FORUM - NO NEED TO ANSWER --
4. I got a bunch of games, but have no idea where to put them on the dbox2 in order for the games menu to pick them up.
5. If I flick channels a lot, I get a lot of sticking/blank screens. At the moment, I need to reboot the box to reset the signal. Is there an easier of resetting when this happens?
I am using 1.7+ uk5 2x sporter image.
Many thanks for your advise in advance.
 

adrian.b

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coleing said:
1. What advantage does getting a local services.xml and bouquet.xml file have? Apart from putting channels in the right order?

Yes, it puts them in a good order and usually in themes, like NEWS, MUSIC etc.

2. How many splitters can I get (ie how many boxes) can I run off one outside input? I have a media centre setup, and the more boxes I have, the more channels I can record to DVR at the same time. Are there any boosters that might help?

Yes you can use a normal booster, so really you could run quote a few boxes from one feed, make sure you use high qual splitters and cables. Keep an eye on the signal strength on your boxes, that`ll give you an indication of what your signal is like.

/*3. How to set up divx/video streaming from my NAS box? I have files I want to watch, but cant seem to set it up correctly.*/
-- FOUND GOOD GUIDES ON SEARCH OF FORUM - NO NEED TO ANSWER --

Good, there`s too much to put here

4. I got a bunch of games, but have no idea where to put them on the dbox2 in order for the games menu to pick them up.

It`s been a while since I installed games, I think they go in a plugin folder, then re start the box. Search around, there`s loads about games on here.

5. If I flick channels a lot, I get a lot of sticking/blank screens. At the moment, I need to reboot the box to reset the signal. Is there an easier of resetting when this happens?

If you use a good bouquet and services file, the bad channels that cause channel lock will prob be removed. Usually scanning over dead channels like nvod channels cause lock. Use the latest sportster, I dont get any channel locks now.

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coleing said:
Hi Guys.
Great site. And its the only one I can seem to join. The others never seem to send out their activation mails.
anyway. I have my shiny new dbox2, flashed with a new sportster image, did a scan and got nearly 300 channels (tw) through my cable nternet line.
I got a splitter and I can now use both fine. However, there are a couple of things I cannot seem to find the answer for:-
1. What advantage does getting a local services.xml and bouquet.xml file have? Apart from putting channels in the right order?
2. How many splitters can I get (ie how many boxes) can I run off one outside input? I have a media centre setup, and the more boxes I have, the more channels I can record to DVR at the same time. Are there any boosters that might help?
/*3. How to set up divx/video streaming from my NAS box? I have files I want to watch, but cant seem to set it up correctly.*/
-- FOUND GOOD GUIDES ON SEARCH OF FORUM - NO NEED TO ANSWER --
4. I got a bunch of games, but have no idea where to put them on the dbox2 in order for the games menu to pick them up.
5. If I flick channels a lot, I get a lot of sticking/blank screens. At the moment, I need to reboot the box to reset the signal. Is there an easier of resetting when this happens?
I am using 1.7+ uk5 2x sporter image.
Many thanks for your advise in advance.


glad you found the search facility usefeul ;)

dont want to sound picky as it is your first post
but normally ppl introduce themselves here:
General Phone Discussions
after telling us a bit about yourself read the rules here :
[DLMURL]http://www.world-of-digital.com/forums/rules.php?[/DLMURL]
then use the search facility which is here
Advanced Search - World of Digital
so as not to upset anyone, then post your questions or advice in the relevant room please after you have used the search facility . The basic stuff has already been covered many times before and it will save you annoying ppl you might need later on by asking basic questions
 
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coleing

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Ok, Hello World Post made :)

adrian - thx for ths info.

Found the games bit
/plugins then refresh plugin list.
 
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