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phoenix hd a850 setup.

Discussion in 'KryptView' started by cactikid, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. cactikid

    cactikid VIP Member

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    right folks as this box is getting popular hopefully we can have all the info in one spot.

    as you should know by now the kv server is gone latest files can have your own

    nline server only added.


    the specs of box

    kvhd specs:
    dvb-t2/t compliant
    mpeg2 mp@ml, mpeg2 mp@hl, mpeg4, avc/h.264 hp@l4
    mpeg-1 Audio l1/2, 2ch down-mix: mpeg-4 and mpeg-4 he dolby digital & plus, mp3, wma support
    Various video display format with ntsc/pal support
    7 favourite channel groups
    hdmi video output support
    component (ypbpr) video output support
    mono, stereo audio output support
    s/pdif audio output (coaxial)
    software upgrade via usb & rs232 from pc(pc to set) or set(set to set) support
    fast channel switching time
    Max, 10000 channels tv & radio programmable
    various video aspect ratio with 4:3, pan&scan, full screen and 16:9 support
    Advanced graphics and electronic program guide (7 days epg)
    timer function(coupled epg) for switch on and off
    Parental control of individual channels and system
    Subtitle support
    Teletext supported by VBI insertion and software emulation
    Zoom in/out
    Multi Language OSD menu
    Quickfind function in channel list
    Powerful sort in channel list (A-Z/Scramble/etc)
    Auto channel searching function
    program search in automatic, advanced and manual way
    Variable games (7 Games)
    Copy protection with ALPU (Algorithm License Permission Unit)

    this box also does 3d


    first time flashing this box changes it from a terrestrial box to a cable box.

    firmware is now in downloads currenthttp://www.techkings.org/downloads.php?do=file&id=414

    if file is in rar format it needs extracting first by a program called winrar also in downloads under pc,copy the file to usb as per instructions underneath.[/COLOR]
    and no it does not come with the box.

    flashing the box

    Please follow the instructions below

    (1) Format a usb pen drive to FAT32 on your PC first

    (2) Then get the file you have downloaded and copy it across to the usb then

    (3) Turn the box off at the back and put the USB into the front of the box

    (4) Then turn the power back on to the box when the box powers up go to the menu and select Software upgrade press ok

    (5) Then allow the box to reboot, after that you will see the cable scan option just scan as with the older box

    Ps if you see on screen usb initializing all the time your USB pen has not been formatted to Fat 32

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpdNBi5OEpo

    GUYS WHEN SCANNING FOR CHANNELS YOU MIGHT NEED TO SCAN ON ALL OF THE PROVIDERS MAKING SURE YOU FACTORY DEFAULT THE BOX EACH TIME, SO IF NO CHANNELS ON SCAN ON N*l SCAN ON EXCW, THEN TW, AREAS HAVE CHANGED OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS AND AREAS HAVE BEEN CHANGED

    use a hdmi cable instead of scart and not both to tv.


    best to scan your box from main coaxial feed no splitters or though extensions.
    connect the coaxial cable with the adapter supplied if needed to input
    have your lan cable ready but not plugged in yet
    plug in and power on box
    as there is limited info around of unsure if settings need to be adjusted
    installation choose auto not all to scan or is it scan networks instead of all.
    that should bring up provider to scan on and to pick up net ids.
    getting no net ids would suggest wrong provider,change provider,
    always factory default/reset box before scanning and this does not affect firmware.
    when your channels have finished and loaded connect lan cable.
    also when needed a reboot is powering off box modem and router for 30 secs then on
    it is suggested to add a variable -20db variable attenuator to your coaxial cable just before box
    as your signal may be far too high and need reducing. philex_variable_tv_attenuator.jpg

    this is a work in progress so will adjust when more correct info is added thanks to all.

    ok update many people are using the superhub and plugging their lan cable into this which is wrong as it loses its ip address and to add a wifi router and connect up to kv,switch off wifi on superhub to bring signal up higher.

    if you have the super hub and have problems you can try this also.

    found this elsewhere.he has the super hub.

    Ok since I last posted I decided to switch my not so super hub into
    modem mode(WiFi off) and connected to the hub a netgear dual band
    wireless N router brought off eBay for 35quid.
    Then connected my kV 780 to the new router. After using this method for
    over a week I have seen a vast improvement I rarely get a scrambled
    message with loss of picture. And channels that were previously terrible
    are watchable again as at worst the picture will freeze every 5mins or
    so for 2secs with the sound continuing then picture resumes.
    I know this may not work for every but if your still struggling with bad
    reliability buying a decent 300m wireless N router for 20quid and using
    this method I highly recommend.
    At worst if this method doesn't improve your viewing you'll have better
    WiFi range as in my case and many others the super hubs wireless signal
    was poor. .

    further update
    one member i know tried everything to get box to update but it would not,last few days he got the new suberhub2 and has everything connected to it,no need for router and his box updated easily and is running much better now.

    HTML:
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    someone asked about updating to new firmware i believe you use the internet upgrade and dont touch anything until it downloads and box reboots.
    factory reset/default and rescan from main feed with no splitters/boosters or variable attenuators and remember providers and net ids can change.


    http://www.techkings.org/downloads.php?do=file&id=414

    last online update is
    New Software Online
    Software Version: ** 1.02.07
    Software Date: may 26 2014
    just to add there is a mod been done on theses boxes to improve viewing and has been reported by others to be a worthwhile fix so no boosters or variable attenuators will be needed then.

    new boxes by now should have had the mod done at source before you get it,please check with supplier.



    as you know by now the old way is dead,online update box to use newcamd server of your choice nline.

    to get box working scan for channels and add your details below that you get from provider like this.

    " N: web.address zzzzz xxxxxx yyyyy 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
    You get this from provider

    Convert web address provided to ip and enter this on first option
    zzzzz is your port
    xxxxx is your user id
    yyyyyy is your password
    0102.... Without spaces
    Active = yes
    wait for couple of minutes
    not connected should change to connected

    you are good to go

    i scanned channels before entering this info. Not sure if makes any difference
     
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  2. M55RK H

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    Couldn,t of said it better myself,,,,lol
     
  3. jodav

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    Would be a good idea if a mod can sticky this thread, so any updates are freely and simply available :beg:

    jodav :)
     
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    {Celtic Supporter. Hail Hail!!
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    Stickied.
     
  5. cactikid

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    strange picture problem maybe owners of box had and fixed with hdmi.

    have an issue with my new KV a850. The default settings on the kv box are HDMI output and 1080i resolution. However when connecting to my hd tv it is very jittery and you can barely make out the screen. Instead the only way around it is to change the settings to 526i which is very low? I've tried different HDMI leads but no joy it seems like an issue with the box?

    Also my channels on 526i output are still very jittery especially all the HD channels?
    on a lg hd tv and on latest ...... SV 1.01.07 NOV 13 2012
    coaxial cable and lan not connected even bad picture on the menu.
     
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    in relation to the picture issues do we have anymore info i have used these boxs on 50" plasmas to small 19" lcd displays without any hassle used directly via HDMI cable picture does not look great until been flashed with new firmware. suppose simple check would be to check on another television and see if issues still occur.
     
  8. cactikid

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    have asked him to try another tv as that will rule out either box or tv ,scart signal works ok but no hd as expected,he is on latest firmware,i have also asked if any other hd product can be used on that hdmi cable and port.awaiting answer
     
  9. cheekygaz

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    can anyone pm me where you buy a hd box many thanks
     
  10. BoxT

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    done !!
     
  11. M55RK H

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    Hi Guy,s can anyone tell me how to make the writing at the bottom of the screen when i go from channel to channel just can,t find it anywhere in the menu,,, cheers guy,s
     
  12. cactikid

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    do you mean the channel info stays there for 5 secs then goes,in settings there should be a setting to reduce message on screen,or maybe transparency to reduce it to a ghost image lol,as i dont have this others can add to it.
     
  13. barryboom

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    The OSD does usually clear after a few seconds but sometimes just stays on screen. However pressing exit can clear if appears to have failed to auto close.

    Sent from my HTC One X+ using Tapatalk 2
     
  14. M55RK H

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    Sorry guy,s ment to say make the writing bigger just read me own post,,,,lol
     
  15. Steviegee

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    Can anyone pm me as to where i can purchase one.

    Thanks
     
  16. cactikid

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    if you have the super hub and have problems you can try this also.

    found this elsewhere.he has the super hub.

    Ok since I last posted I decided to switch my not so super hub into
    modem mode(WiFi off) and connected to the hub a netgear dual band
    wireless N router brought off eBay for 35quid.
    Then connected my kV 780 to the new router. After using this method for
    over a week I have seen a vast improvement I rarely get a scrambled
    message with loss of picture. And channels that were previously terrible
    are watchable again as at worst the picture will freeze every 5mins or
    so for 2secs with the sound continuing then picture resumes.
    I know this may not work for every but if your still struggling with bad
    reliability buying a decent 300m wireless N router for 20quid and using
    this method I highly recommend.
    At worst if this method doesn't improve your viewing you'll have better
    WiFi range as in my case and many others the super hubs wireless signal
    was poor. .

    think i heard its working better now.
     
  17. a1rgunner

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    yes ebay 250.00 pnd
     
  18. BoxT

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    I suggest you buy from a reputable dealer in case something does go wrong with your box, you have no come back on Ebay.
     
  19. a1rgunner

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    hi do you no were i can buy 1 of these boxes. please let me no thanks
     
  20. emeraldpride

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    Just purchased The phoenix hd a850, from dealer online it was priced at £250, best to buy from a good supplier than from ebay people.

    Now the firmware that's the question, it seems a quest for indiana jones to try and find this, It is hard. If any help comrades. That would be great.


    THANKS TO BOXT------------- I am now up and running, scanned for all channels from other people help here in Techkings pages.
    now just to delete the dirty channels like LIVERPOOL FC TV, DIVA and Sky Livingit, i will update soon as to how it is going and any issues which might others out in time to work out,
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2013