Octagon SF8008 Initial Setup

Drbox

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I picked up an Octagon SF8008 the other day and just setting it up at the moment.

Is it just the epg data and recordings that I should be saving on a usb disc rather than the internal memory? Or should I be saving other things like plug-ins, downloads etc there too?
 

Willo3092

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Recordings, timeshift, epg, picons and swap file. (swap not really required though).
Everyone will have their own ideas though but that's what I use the usb for.
 

Ferret.

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Plugins imo should be in the flash having them on usb with flash expander or similar causes lag using them. The 8008 has more than enough space for plugins.
 

urie

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For oscam, is it better to install via downloading and putting it on the USB, or to use openwebif?

This is the command I had used before on my Zgemma.

wget -O - -q http://updates.mynonpublic.com/oea/feed | bash
that will depend if using openatv or vix I think for vix you can install from plugins\extensions, openatv from feed. also if using a build most have it already.
 
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Ferret.

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You can download oscam from the plugin feeds on most images OpenATV needs the softcam feed installing though.

They may not be the latest version on the softcam feed but the updates to Oscam lately wont make much difference if your client only.
 

urie

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You can download oscam from the plugin feeds on most images OpenATV needs the softcam feed installing though.

They may not be the latest version on the softcam feed but the updates to Oscam lately wont make much difference if your client only.
I just use the ones from feed now on another forum far to many versions about updates every other day by far to many people.
 

urie

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You see the thing there is Vu= reliability owned many models and still have an old duo2 they just go on and on.

I'll flip a coin at the time.
As a novice who had only used zgemma hs2 and zgemma h9 combo I had to make choice between Vu+Duo 4k SE and the Gigablue UHD quad 4k went with the gigablue was still cheaper even when adding extra tuners and hard drive than the VU. was going to buy the zgemma h7s great box but I did really like the FBC tuner option on both machines, I have also noticed even though broadcom chipset is older and only duel proccessor on the gigablue it will record anything even iptv without having to change to (DVB) 1 on zgemma combo it would crash on old zgemma hs2 no problem different chipset again.

But as alway still learning and thats what forums are about to share information :smiley:
 

Drbox

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Any ideas on how to get past that? It’s connected through the same wire that my Viark is.
 

Drbox

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Do I need to do any octagon specific firmware updates? I’ve seen them around, posting a few updates for their various boxes.
 

Drbox

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Do I rename kernel.bin to usb_update.bin and then flash?

I tried that, but now the box seems to be stuck in "NECO" mode when I try to flash.

Box still boots up as normal.
 

Willo3092

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There are 2 different files depending on how you flash.
The recovery one is for flashing by USB and the Mmc is for flashing using the Image Manager.

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