Cable My Setting up experience

5bellies

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Hi,
I purchased one of these new fangled Zgemma H1 devices. It was a toss up between one of these and an openbox v8pro. I opted for this one, and on the whole I feel I made a good choice. The one thing I found was that there is not one post that I could find that goes through setting a box up from flashing to being able to sit with a brew watching TV, from the viewpoint of a novice.
I found this forum because I was after info on how to set the box up.
Yeah, I know about MgCamd, CCCam, and i've dabbled with building a Linux server running oscam. I have been playing with Satellite and Cable TV for 20+ years, when dmac was king. The world has moved on a lot since then.
But from taking this out of the box, with so many different things about them, different images etc.. I must admit I struggled to find things. I knew what I wanted, but not sure how to get it.

So as I played with my box with the openatv image on it, I wanted to try installing the vix image, and get it running with mgcamd on it, and using the RED skin. But I had no bloody idea.
So I made notes as I went along. They may be slightly hard to follow, but I tried to write them as if I was going to get my dad to set one of these boxes up.

Here are my notes - I may well edit them and tidy them up, but hopefully it will be useful for someone who doesn't quite know how these work yet.

I am assuming no real understanding or knowledge. Set aside an hour or so.
Always remember google is your friend
Download the image I got openvix-3.2.037.release-zgemma-star-h1_usb (current at date of posting)
from here
Code:
[URL="http://www.zgemma.tv/index.php?folder=WmdlbW1hLVN0YXItSDEvT3BlblZpWA"]Updates Zgemma Star Series - Index of: home/Zgemma-Star-H1/OpenViX[/URL]==
If links are not permitted apologies, and mods, please remove and I will describe where to get this from
They have others, but I will concentrate on this one.

On the website includes instructions for making the USB for it
( create a folder in the root of the USB Drive called zgemma and unzip the file into the folder)

Place USB in the rear of the box and power up. You need to momentarily press the power button when the display shows usb. It should change to flsh and go dark and look as though it is doing nothing for a few minutes.
When I was doing this I was worried that it wasn't doing anything, but patience is the key.

After that you will get an openvix image on the screen, and eventually you will get a wizard.
You can follow the wizard or go your own way, for this I followed it
The steps are pretty straight forward - select video format. I set HDMI = 1020p = 50hz
Language Select
Screen fill (Make the display smaller or larger (Underscan or overscan))
I found the best way to get this, was by making it smaller, then moving to the right until you can see the grey line on the left,and then go back to one or two presses until the grey line on the left disappears. Then altering the size again making the grey line on the right disappear.
Repeating in a similar fashion for the top and bottom
Check Network Settings - mine checked for updates at this point.
Then to Tuner Configuration
I selected not configured for Tuner A (If you want to connect it to a Satellite Dish here is where you do it)
Tuner B Set it to enabled
Select Provider to be a cable company near you
And select the network id EG Manchester is 41060
Here is a list, I think this is an old list, so it may be slightly inacurate. I found this on a surf, so its not mine. Credit goes to the original creator.
Code:
7 Kings NTL/EX C&W, 41050 666750 6952
Acton - London NTL, 41050 666750 6887
Abbeydale - Gloucester, 40971 651000 xxxx
Aldershot NTL 00003 755000 6887 (NEW 21.09.2006)
Ashton-under-lyne NTL/EX C&W, 41066 666750 6952
Ashford C&W, 41052 666750 6887
Aylesbury NTL/EX C&W, 41051 666750 6952 (Updated)
Barking NTL/EX C&W, 41050 666750 6887
Barnsley TW, 40926 539000 6952
Basildon TW, 40975 619000 6952
Basingstoke NTL, 00013 803000 6887
Bath TW, 40970 651000 6952
Batley NTL, 00001 755000 6887
Bedford NTL, 00005 755000 6887
Belfast - Ireland NTL, 00021 755000 6887
Bexleyheath NTL/C&W, 41050 666750 6887
Biggin Hill NTL 41041 666750 6952 (NEW 10.08.2006)
Bigglesworth - Beds NTL, 00005 755000 6887
Birmingham TW/C&W, 41011 643000 6952
Birmingham TDN Trial, 41022 499000 6952
Birmingham Trial BM01, 40993 643000 6952
Birmingham Trial BM01, 41008 643000 6952
Birmingham TDN, 41015 499000 6952
Blackburn NTL, 41048 666750 6952
Bolton NTL/C&W, 41060 666750 6887
Bournemouth C&W, 41043 666750 6887
Bradford - West Yorks TW, 40961 539000 6952
Brighton NTL/C&W, 41044 666750 6952
Bristol TW, 40970 651000 6952
Bromley NTL/EX C&W, 41041 666750 6887
Burnley -Lancs NTL/EX C&W, 41048 666750 6887
Bury TW, 41060 666750 6952
Camden / Kilburn London TW, 40985 515000 6952
Camberley NTL, 00003 755000 6887 (NEW 20.10.2006)
Cambridge NTL, 00009 755000 6887
Cardiff NTL, 00004 755000 6887
Carlisle OM, 42650 322000 6887
Charlton / Plumstead London, 41047 000000 6887
Cheltenham 1 - Glos TW, 40971 433000 6952
Cheltenham 2 - Glos TW, 40971 651000 6952
Chesham Bucks C&W, 41051 666750 6952 (Updated)
Cheshunt Herts NTL 00005 643000 6887 (NEW 24.10.2006)
Chorley Lancashire 41018 411000 6952 (NEW 26.06.2006)
Corringham 40978 411000 6952 (NEW 26.06.2006)
Coventry NTL, 00019 811000 6887
Crawley W.Sussex, 41020 411000 6952
Croydon TW, 40979 531000 6952
Croxley Green 41051 666750 6952 (NEW 26.06.2006)
Dagenham NTL/EX C&W, 41050 666750 6952
Derby C&W, 41046 666750 6952
Dewsbury NTL, 00001 755000 6887
Dudley TW, 40973 131000 6952 (NEW 20.10.2006)
Durby C&W, 41046 000000 6887
Dundee TW, 40982 619000 6952
Dunstable 1 NTL, 00005 755000 6887
Dunstable 2 South/East NTL, 00005 643000 6887 (Updated 10.11.2006)
Dublin - Ireland NTL, 42753 363000 6887
Dublin xxxxx 2910000 xxxx
Ealing - London N1L ,41069 642750 6952 (NEW 14.11.2006)
East Ham - London NTL/EX C&W, 41050 666750 6887
East London ex c&w 41050 666750 6952
Eastcote TW 40980 131000 6952 (NEW 11.11.2006)
Edenbridge TW 41020 411000 6952 (NEW 17.08.2006)
Edinburgh / Lothian TW, 40981 619000 6952
Ely - Cambs NTL, 00009 755000 6887
Essex 1 NTL/C&W, 41050 666750 6887
Essex 2 TW, 40978 619000 6952
Farnham NTL 00003 755000 6887 (NEW 21.09.2006)
Farnborough NTL 00003 755000 6887 (NEW 21.09.2006)
Falkirk TW, 40981 619000 6952
Fife TW, 40981 619000 6952
Frimley NTL, 00003 755000 6887 (NEW 20.10.2006)
Gateshead TW, 40969 571000 6952
Glasgow NTL, 00002 755000 6887
Glasgow TW, 40984 619000 6952
Gravesend Kent TW, 58700 414000 6952
Grimsby 1 NTL, 00022 755000 6887
Grimsby 2 NTL, 00022 643000 6887
Gt. Yarmouth NTL/EX C&W, 41055 666750 6952
Hackney - N.London TW, 40985 515000 6952
Hanwell 1 - W.London NTL/C&W, 41047 666750 6887
Hanwell 2 - W.London NTL/C&W, 41047 562750 6887
Harrow NTL/EX C&W, 41047 666750 6952
Harlow - Essex NTL, 00009 579000 6887
Hearts & Beds NTL, 00005 643000 6887
Hemel Hempstead NTL, 00017 803000 6887
Heston Middlesex TW 40980 539000 6952 (NEW)
High Wycombe NTL, 00013 803000 6887
Hounslow / Osterley TW, 40979 531000 6952
Huddersfield West Yorks TW, 40961 539000 6952
Huddersfield NTL, 00001 755000 6887
Ilford NTL/EX C&W, 41050 666750 6952 (Updated 13.11.2006)
Ipswich NTL, 00011 755000 6887
Irvine OM, 42648 322000 6952
Keighley TW, 40961 539000 6952
Kenton, Harrow Ex C&W 41047 666.750 6952 (NEW 18.08.2006)
Kingstone TW, 40979 531000 6952
Kidderminster - Worcs TW, 40974 130000 6952
Kilburn ex C&W, 41047 666750 6952
Lancaster OM, 42653 322000 6887
Leamington Spa NTL, 00016 803000 6887
Leeds NTL/EX C&W, 41053 666750 6952
Leicester 1 NTL, 00012 643000 6887
Leicester 2 NTL, 00012 739000 6887
Lewisham NTL/EX C&W, 41047 666750 6887
Leyland - Lancs C&W, 41000 531000 6887
Lincoln - NTL, 00008 643000 6887
LIVERPOOL 1 - NORTH TW, 40966 571000 6952
LIVERPOOL 2 (Knowsley) - NORTH TW, 40965 571000 6952
Liverpool South 41016 411000 6952
London East ex. c&w 41050 666750 6952
Luton 1 NTL, 00005 739000 6887
Luton 2 NTL, 00005 755000 6887
Maidstone Kent TW, 40976 619000 6952
Manchester 1 NTL/C&W, 41040 000000 6887
Manchester 2 NTL/EX C&W, 41060 666750 6952
Mansfield 1 NTL, 00008 755000 6887
Mansfield 2 NTL, 00008 739000 6887
Meath xxxxx 258000 xxxx
Medway TW 40976 411000 6952 (NEW 25.11.2006)
Nelson 41060 666750 6952 (NEW 05.12.2006)
Newbury Berks NTL, 00013 803000 6887
Newcastle 40969 411000 6952 (NEW 20.10.2006)
North Lanarkshire TW, 40984 619000 6952
North London / Enfield TW, 40985 515000 6952
North West London NTL, 00000 000000 6887
Northolt, Middlesex NTL 41047 666750 6952 (NEW 03.06.2006)
Norwich C&W, 41055 666750 6952
Nottingham 1 NTL, 00008 755000 6887
Nottingham 2 NTL, 00008 739000 6887
Northampton NTL, 00018 579000 6887
Nuneaton NTL, 00016 803000 6887
Oxford 1 NTL, 00020 578250 6887
Oxford 2 NTL, 00020 818250 6887
Oxford 3 NTL, 00013 803000 6887
Peterborough NTL/EX C&W, 41049 666750 6887
Plymouth TW, 40988 787000 6952
Portsmouth - Cosham NTL/EX C&W, 41042 666750
Port Talbot NTL, 00007 755000 6887
Poole, 41043 666750 6952 (NEW 28.06.2006)
Potters Bar 51051 666750 6952 (NEW 06.05.2006)
Preston - Lancs TW, 40968 531000 6952
Preston TW, 41018 411000 6952
Rainford - St Helens TW, 40966 571000 6952
Reading NTL, 00013 803000 6887
Redditch TW 40974 131000 6952 (NEW 07.09.2006)
Richmond upon Thames TW, 40979 531000 6952
Rochdale TW, 41060 666750 6952
Runcorn Cheshire C&W, 41048 666750 6952
Sedgley - West Midlands TW, 40973 131000 6952
Seven Kings NTL/EX C&W, 41050 666750 6952
Sheperds Bush NTL, 41050 666750 6887
Solent C&W, 41042 000000 6887
South Haringay TW, 40985 414000 6952
South Herts C&W, 41051 000000 6887
South Lanarkshire TW 40984 619000 (NEW)
South Manchester EX C&W 41060 666750 (NEW)
South Yorks TW, 40964 539000 6952
Southampton 1 C&W, 41048 666750 6887
Southampton 2 C&W, 41071 666750 6887
St Albans, 00017 803000 6887
Stafford NTL, 00015 826250 6887
Stockport NTL/EX C&W, 41066 666750 6887
Stoke on Trent 1 C&W, 41063 666750 6887
Stock on Trent 2 C&W, 41064 666750 6887
Surrrey C&W, 41045 000000 6887
Surrey Hersham Nt7 41045 666750 6952 (NEW 17.08.2006)
Sussex NTL/C&W, 41044 666750 6887
SWINDON 1 NTL, 00006 579000 6887
SWINDON 2 NTL, 00006 803000 6887
Swansea NTL, 00007 755000 6887
Sutton / Micham TW, 40979 531000 6952
Teesside NTL, 00010 571000 6887
Telford TW, 40973 131000 6952
Thames Valley NTL, 00013 803000 6887
Uddingston TW 40984 (NEW)
Walsall - West Mids TW, 40974 131000 6952
Waltham Cross C&W, 41047 666750 6887
Walthamstow NTL 41050 666750 6952 (NEW 29.11.2006)
Warrington NTL/EX C&W, 41060 666750 6952
Washington - Tyne+Wear NTL/C&W, 41054 666750 6887
Watford - Herts NTL/C&W, 41051 666750 6952 (Changed 05.07.2006)
Waterford NTL, 42754 636000 6887
Waterford NTL, 42757 250000 6887
Waterloo 6952 666750 41047 (NEW)
Wearside NTL/EX C&W, 41054 666750 6887
Wembley NTL/EX C&W, 41047 666750 6887
Westminster - London NTL, 00000 000000 6887
Wessex C&W, 41043 000000 6887
West London / Middlesex TW, 40980 539000 6952
West Yorkshire TW, 40961 539000 6952
West Yorkshire NTL, 00001 643000 6887
Widnes Cheshire C&W, 41048 666750 6952
Wigan TW, 40967 531000 6952
Wirral 1 - Merseyside C&W, 41048 666750 6952
Wirral 2 - Merseyside C&W, 41060 666750 6952
Woking (Surrey) NTL 00003 643000 6887 (NEW)
Wolverhampton NTL/TW, 40973 131000 6952
Wood green TW, 00000 000000 6952
York C&W, 41064 666750 6887
Yardley - Stechford West Mids, 41015 643000 6887

Pressing OK will ask you if you want to manual or auto scan - or save til later.
I did a scan now, it takes a little while so its a good time to have a brew.
Will eventually show a window that will list channels as it finds them and also show a percentage complete.
Mine found 552 channels. It has to be said, not all of them cleared.

To check Tuning has worked the best bet is to find BBC 1 or 2 but not HD.

Once that is done, it is time to customise a little.
In my opinion, there are a few things that need adding to the box needs.
They are:
The red and blue skins, MGcamd, TSmedia, permanent vfd display clock, openwebif, crossepg and ABM.

Some people like CCCam. Where I have always prefered mgcamd.
These can all be added from the plugins menu
Go to menu - plugins - green (to download) and hen the plugins will be listed
In Extensions - permanentvfdclock & tsmedia (Configure the clock from the plugins menu also access TSmedia from the plugins menu)
Skins - to add open-vix-red and open-vix-blue
Softcam MGcamd.

At this point it is also worth noting there is another way to set up channels:

Go to menu = setup = service searching. If you configure in here it will create a channel line up for you (less than the scan above, but in a much nicer order)

At this point The mgcamd will not run, as it has no config. To get the softcam working yYou will need a PC and filezilla
(you need to find the IP of the H1 this is found Menu - Information - Network It will likely be 192.168.1.xxx where xxx is a number between 1-254)
Open filezilla enter the ip address in the quick connect at the top with username root and head for usr/keys folder
You need 2 files in here - first is mg_cfg.
If you don't have one to hand then you can create a text file with the following in:
Code:
# EMM messages
#    00 don't show any EMMs (default)
#    01 show only valid EMMs
#    02 show valid and bad EMMs with complete data display
M: { 01 }
# ECM messages
#    00 don't show anything about ecm
#    01 normal mode, show pids processed, decoded ecm and cw
#    02 verbose mode, show valid and bad ECMs with data
C: { 01 }
# AU
#    00 disable, no emm pids processed
#    01 enable, emm pids always processed for soft-au and shared cards
#    02 auto, emm started only if channel cant be decoded
#    03 process emm pids for network cards update only
A: { 02 }
# key update (sum 01 or 02 with 04)
#    01 update only new keys, default setting
#    02 update all keys (used for valid PMK checking)
#    04 enable TPS au
#    + tps SID, which pmt pid contains au pid
U: { 01 } 0x12c0
# config files folder (softcam, autoroll, ignore/priority)
#    00 files in /var/keys
#    01 files in /tmp
T: { 00 }
# network mode, use summ for several clients
#    00 no network (default)
#    01 newcamd netclient
#    02 radegast netclient
#    04 camd3 netclient
#    08 gbox netclient
#    32 cccamd netclient, card list saved as /tmp/cccamd.info 
#     (ECM only, supported server version up to 2.1.1, later not work)
G: { 01 }
# network retry, use summ for several options
#    00 disable
#    01 retry every new ecm
#    02 try to connect to offline shares every Q: seconds
#    04 try to detect and fast reconnect to lost (and not used atm) server
#    + XX messages number and YY seconds to reconnect
#    mg will reconnect to server, if no answer to last XX ecm/keepalive or
#    if no answer for last ecm or keepalive sent for YY seconds
#    set to 0 to disable
N: { 07 } 5 30
# network ecm timeout in seconds
K: { 05 }
# newcamd dead routes connect retry, sec
Q: { 600 }
# network shares priority
# 00 gbox, newcamd, cccamd, radegast, camd3 (default)
# 01 camd3, radegast, cccamd, gbox, newcamd
# 02 cccamd, newcamd, camd3, gbox, radegast
P: { 00 }
# on screen display type
#    00 No OSD (default)
#    01 neutrino
#    02 enigma
#    03 relook
#    + user password for http auth
O: { 00 } username password
# on screen display Options, summ of:
#    01 show emu ecm 
#    02 show network shares messages
#    04 show decoding failed / fta
#    08 show emm keys update
#    + web port to use for osd
S: { 03 } 80
# Log option, summ of:
#    00 off
#    01 network udp log
#    02 log to console
#    04 file, appended ! delete it by yourself, before it eat all your hdd
#    + IP udp-port log-file-name
L: { 03 } 172.16.1.1 28007 /tmp/mgcamd.log
# keep ecm cache, seconds
# every cache entry takes 28 bytes, so 24h cache will take *only* 240-400kb of memory,
# for openbox/elanvision users with remote shares make sense to set it higher than default value, 
# to not hammer cards while timeshifting or playing crypted recordings.
E: { 15 }
# cache option, summ of:
#    00 Off (default)
#    01 Ecm pids cache, store pids used to decode in /tmp/ca_cache.list at exit, load at startup, same syntax as restore.list
#    02 Ecm data cache, remember CW for (E:) time 
#    04 Emm cache for network cards, do not resend the same emm twice, cache not cleared until restart
H: { 07 }
# reread files, summ of: 
#    00 No (default)
#    01 reread config file on channel change (including priority and ignore, but not replace/cache)
#    02 reread SoftCam.Key on channel change
#    04 reread SoftCam.Key if file changed
R: { 00 }
# debug, summ of
# 00 off (default)
# 01 debug ecm
# 02 debug emm
# 04 debug network ecm
# 08 debug network emm
# 16 debug network login
# 32 show mem/cpu stats every 1 min
# 64 add timestamp to log messages
D: { 00 }
# box type
# 00 autodetect, change only if you think wrong type detected.
# 01 dbox2
# 02 dreambox
# 03 triple-dragon
# 04 relook
# 05 openbox
# 06 dreambox/mips
# 08 stapi/kathrein
# 09 stapi/ipbox
# 11 stapi/openbox
B: { 06 }
# map all 180x nagra caids to 1801
# default is 01
F: { 00 }
When you upload it, you may need to delete the .txt off the filename - the file may get saved on your pc as mg_cfg.txt and it should just be mg_cfg
There should be no need to alter anything this should be OK to get it started, although it won't do anything unless you have a line in the other required config file

Your line hich is contained in a file called newcamd.list
Code:
CWS = vm.server.com 12000 user-10980 168248 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
CWS = tv.server.com 10100 user-7321 1285612 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Built up of
CWS = host.domain.com [PORT] [Username] [Password] 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Here are the files if required View attachment mg_cfg.zip
Once they are in, you should have a box that works. You may need to restart the softcam
(blue button - softcam option)


I hope I haven't missed any steps out. I will have another run through but any additions or corrections are most welcome. I hope it helps someone.


Best Regards


Frankie5bellies
 
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