cas 2 interface

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#1
I have a Matrix Reloaded MR1.081 and cannot get TPS/Multivision no more,
I believe I need a Cas 2 interface to upgrade the Cam. Is there any type I should get. Any help please?

I used to be able to change the codes using the remote for the Sat` receiver and was ok but no good now just blank screens.

I just want the UK footy back ;-)

I do have a laptop can I use this instead or do I still need the
cas-2-interface
 

tapfit2004

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#3
you can update mr with funcards while the cam is in your receiver, using files that have been split for funcards (ie funcard6 = 2 files etc.). you are better off getting 2 funcard6's so as there is no waiting around while you switch between cards. if you have a humax you may have problems doing this as some cams do not initialise in humax's after using this method. a cas2 is a good option but a lot more expensive than a pair of funcard6's, but it will do just about everything you want to do with cams and cards and is well supported. according to the post below you can use a pcmcia slot on a laptop but i dont know where you would get the software for this.http://www.satellites.co.uk/php-bin/forum/showthread.php?t=10930&highlight=matrix+funcard

look at this thread it tells you some more info (wolfav post has 2 sites listed)
http://www.satellites.co.uk/php-bin/forum/showthread.php?t=33043&highlight=matrix+funcard
 

wolfav

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#4
cas2 would be a great piece of kit if you can afford it as you would be able to put revolutions firmware on your cam which is opening loads at the moment
 

wolfav

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#6
i dont know much about loading with laptops so i cant help m8
 

eghamhigh

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#7
gorila22 said:
can cas2 be replaced by laptop???
I have heard that it can be done for loading new firmware version but I haven't found anyone who is doing it yet and who can confirm that it does work. I know someone who can't get it to work.

Is anyone using the laptop update method?
 

guiri

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eghamhigh said:
Is anyone using the laptop update method?
I've tried and failed miserably with laptops; it seems to be very dependent on the PCMCIA chipset and drivers used - you can get lucky depending on the model of laptop.

I built myself a clanzer loader board (rather than use fun cards), but I've had my reloaded at 1.071 for some time - and I use a season interface (also self built from clanzer kit) for d+ and a titanium card for conax (if ever I can be bothered looking for new files).

From what I can gather, you can use a cas2 to initialise a cam; I'm not sure you can do this always with a laptop.
 

eghamhigh

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guiri said:
I've tried and failed miserably with laptops; it seems to be very dependent on the PCMCIA chipset and drivers used - you can get lucky depending on the model of laptop.

I built myself a clanzer loader board (rather than use fun cards), but I've had my reloaded at 1.071 for some time - and I use a season interface (also self built from clanzer kit) for d+ and a titanium card for conax (if ever I can be bothered looking for new files).

From what I can gather, you can use a cas2 to initialise a cam; I'm not sure you can do this always with a laptop.
thanks Guiri - anyone else who has any experience of loading MR software with a laptop and the PCMCIA slot? I'm v. concerned that I may trash mine if I try it. I have a Sony Vaio laptop with Win 98 first edition.
 
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Yeah, it's possible, but it took me a while....
I have on board XP = problems
W98 it's a better system for this job.
But with the laptop you can upgrade (and only
upgrade) the firmware (and only the firmware)!!!!
With CAS2 you can do anything.



eghamhigh said:
thanks Guiri - anyone else who has any experience of loading MR software with a laptop and the PCMCIA slot? I'm v. concerned that I may trash mine if I try it. I have a Sony Vaio laptop with Win 98 first edition.
 
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i have a "fortecstar magic world plus" receiver with embedded matrix (i have alredy upgraded it to mrv2.16 using fun cards)
i can update the matrix embedded only using fun cards but the problem is:
the mrv2.16 doesn't support card read
so if it's possible: i can update it using the serial connector found in the back side of the receiver
i just need a matrix loader that can upload bin files to my receiver!!!
i have the mrv2.19 binary file but i dont have the appropriate loader to transfer it to the stb!!!
pls help


mail:
kaisounovsky*yahoo.fr


 

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#12
trappa said:
i have a "fortecstar magic world plus" receiver with embedded matrix (i have alredy upgraded it to mrv2.16 using fun cards)
i can update the matrix embedded only using fun cards but the problem is:
the mrv2.16 doesn't support card read
so if it's possible: i can update it using the serial connector found in the back side of the receiver
i just need a matrix loader that can upload bin files to my receiver!!!
i have the mrv2.19 binary file but i dont have the appropriate loader to transfer it to the stb!!!
pls help


mail:
kaisounovsky*yahoo.fr
niceone mate five post with all the same question,when you only needed 1.you just dont get it do uO-no no i thought so:confused

steve
 
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