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First time setting up a VU+

Discussion in 'Black Hole General' started by gronge, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. gronge

    gronge Vu+ Newbie

    Hi everyone,

    I currently have a Skybox M3 which was relatively easy to setup and load ccams etc.

    A friend of mine however, has recently purchased a VU+ Solo2 and I offered to help set it up. After some research on this site it seems it's not as straight forward as my Skybox.

    Can anyone just give me a brief bullet list of steps of what to do or a link to a guide? I keep hearing this Blackhole firmware everywhere.

    The Solo2 will be in a vanilla state and I will be installing a 2.5" HDD.

    Some of the requirements my friend is expecting:
    • An easy GUI for browsing channels similar to Sky's HD box.
    • A good EPG for scheduled recording.
    • The ability to play PPV.
    Any help is appreciated.
  2. 23732

    23732 Vu+ Newbie

    Don't talk about softcams here, it will get you banned.

    But flashing the Solo 2 is quite easy. Also the GUI is superfast and superstable.
    To flash the box:
    - Download the Black Hole image for Solo 2
    - Unpack the folder to a FAT32 formatted USB stick
    - Turn off the Solo 2 and unplug all USB devices for it.
    - Put the USB stick in, in the front port.
    - Turn the box on and the display should say "Update!"
    - Press the touch-sensitive button on the front, to start the update.
    - Wait..
    - You can unplug the USB stick when the display says "Rebootin in x seconds.."
    Also remember to install the latest drivers. Download them here:
    Unpack the files, then FTP them to /lib/modules/3.3.6-1.2/extra. Remeber to backup previous drivers.

    You can use the included EPG or install another one, such as Cool TV Guide.

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