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AzTrino = Linux
Enigma = Linux
Android = Linux

I'm not understanding how Android can have any platform advantage.


Andriod was Opensat's first firmware platform in development in the early stages of the Me and MiniMe.  Its development was abandoned as clearly stated on their website   http://www.azbox.com/index.php?id=34&tbl=noticias&id2=20 and their reason for it is stated there.  

The benifits to using Andriod is there are so many possibilities in the form of apps that could be made for it.  People love Google's Andriod on their phones with all the available apps so it seemed like a good fit I can imagine using a proven platform.


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Many Androids APPS are poorly written and do not work very well or not at all.
All this is to get code written without paying for professional  programers.  Going this route the ME will be like Windows Melenium Edition a failure.

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Emil is doing the users of this site a favor by reviewing the Me, I can't believe all the haters that stop by to throw in their criticism on a product that hasn't even hit the North American market yet and you have no hands on experience with. Thanks for keeping us up to date Emil and don't be discouraged by small minds. 
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The benifits to using Andriod is there are so many possibilities in the form of apps that could be made for it.  People love Google's Andriod on their phones with all the available apps so it seemed like a good fit I can imagine using a proven platform.


Android is somewhat crippled compared to other Linux.  I don't think it would be as good as a more generic Linux. 
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Emil, I am sorry you took my replies the wrong way. I did mean to put your review down and if you and uncle frank read correctly I did not at all. I did how ever mention AZ several times on what they could do...  I never said I would not purchase this box on the contrary I do, but what I am getting at this box could work two ways. One that could be set up with the basics, LNB,Motor,Diseq,etc. Second way for some else that really likes to tweak and build out channel list, stream,record,etc...

That was all I was getting at. The AZ line and Commercial are the only 4:2:2 products out and I will get one when find a unit that suites me. Many others have stated this on various other forums that they would like a 4:2:2 receiver that is just a little more simplified for their needs that is all.



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Not only two ways, but three by the sound of it.  I really like the multiboot idea.  
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Not only two ways, but three by the sound of it.  I really like the multiboot idea.  

So this would still be operating with Linux but with different boot ups or something you could have on USB and load.?  That could make it interesting.

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It's the same as a multiboot setup on any other computer. They have created three separate partitions on the drive that can be used to install an operating system ie: firmware and installed a bootloader that will allow you to choose which one you wish to boot at start up.  The OS installed into each can be anything that supports the architecture. It doesn't have to be Linux only, you could use other OSes. I don't think any others would support DVB as well as Linux though. You can have three different versions of Linux in different GUI configurations ie AzTrino on one boot, Enigma on another and room for a third or you can have the default AzTrino left as it and use the second and third boots to try new updated versions as they are released.  If you don't like something you just have to reboot and the old system is there unchanged.

They are doing some smart things with the development of this box. 
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Mine have arrived today! I want to set up one and try it. Where do I start?
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Mine have arrived today! I want to set up one and try it. Where do I start?

You have a working copy of AzBox Me or MiniMe? So they're available for sale now?

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Mine have arrived today! I want to set up one and try it. Where do I start?

You have a working copy of AzBox Me or MiniMe? So they're available for sale now?
yes, I've been waiting since last summer. I had them sent from a relative in Europe who has been playing with them for a few weeks. 

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unclefrank,

First off what kind of setup do you have as far as type of dish and how its hooked up.  Secondly if you have a home network I would hook it up to the Me by plugging in to its Ethernet port. 

At first I would hook up your dish to it and boot it up and see what firmware is loaded on it.  There are 3 boot sectors available.  Boot 0, 1, and 2 so you may have an image on 0 only or possibly more.  It should boot to 0 likely and you will see which sector its booting to on the VFD (front display).  When you reboot the receiver you can switch which image it will load by selecting the corresponding numbers from the remote.  Example 0,1, or 2 for whatever image you want to boot to.  It will stay loading up to whatever image you selected the last time until you change it with the remote.  What I have found if you start pressing the image number just before the choice comes up on the display it will be easier to change.  If you wait until after the prompt it may not let you change it as it starts loading the last chosen image.

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Here's a link on instructions on how to load firmware using your home network.   Whatever you do DO NOT choose MICOM upgrade.

http://www.azbox.com/downloads/file45_gb.pdf

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Here's a link on instructions on how to load firmware using your home network.   Whatever you do DO NOT choose MICOM upgrade.

http://www.azbox.com/downloads/file45_gb.pdf

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This may come in handy, if and when the AZBox Me is available for purchase here in North America. Thanks.

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This may come in handy, if and when the AZBox Me is available for purchase here in North America. Thanks



I have a feeling it may not be too much longer.

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Here's a link on instructions on how to load firmware using your home network.   Whatever you do DO NOT choose MICOM upgrade.

http://www.azbox.com/downloads/file45_gb.pdf

Emil
Thanks for all of the help Emil! I downloaded the pdf and will work on it this weekend. 

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