SO, YOU HAVE BOUGHT YOURSELF A MATRIX RELOADED AND NOW WHAT???
last update 12-01-2004.
Just read this guide and most of the questions will be answered!
HUMAX users have to be careful, the MR will work ok, but... a first time initializing has to be done in an other receiver!
OK, HERE WE GO!
First important thing in this manual is a quick search function. By pressing [ctrl] -[alt] and [f] together a pop up will rise. Just put in the key words for the question you have, you'll be directed to that section. All the remarks are called NOTE, so if you have problems of any kind, search for "NOTE" and at last you'll find it! Added is a special chapter "known problems" at the end, where major indicates are put together. In general the Matrix Reloaded is called MR.
FIRST TIME INSTALL: ================ When you buy a MR from the Den, it's ready to use. Before putting it in a Common Interface slot (CI-slot), switch your receiver to a Free to air (FTA) channel and shut it off. Put your MR in the slot and switch on the receiver. NOTE: no card must be in!
Go to the menu "Common Interface" or "CI" of your receiver (read the guide from your receiver if you don't know where it is!) The menu will show you the MR with the current "bin" like MR1.09 for example.
Now switch to a decoded channel, f.e. Multivison on Hotbird 13,0E. NOTE: still without any card put inside! The channel will clear, the MR is ready for use.
IMPORTANT PROCEDURE (STANDARD PROCEDURE): ========================================= Whatever you want to change the next procedure is needed to joy the pleasures of the MR. If you don't follow them, you wouldn't have the smooth working MR anymore!
Every time you want to change something (anything) in the menu, the standard procedure is: Set your receiver to a FTA channel and shut it of. Restart the receiver and press [set default key] in the MR menu. (the MR becomes in a kind of learning mode...) Do what you want to do, f.e. change keys. It will remember what you have changed. NOTE: if you do not follow this procedure, you just might experience that the changes you've made will not be adapted.
EDIT KEY (PUT IN KEY) ================== One of the most common procedures you'll have to do.
First start to find keys or key files, at the Toecuttersden site. I always take the complete key files, because they are ready to use, but if you have the key in HEX, you can also calculate
them yourself. Various file friends (like Xamuh and others) do that for you, so why make it difficult. I will describe that calculate procedure only brief at the end of this...
So I take the Xamuh files, because I use his text file and also the 5x1 file of him works perfectly for me. You'll get a zipped file with several files in it, just take the MR_Keys.txt file and open that. Here you'll find keys in HEX and in DEC, f.e. N 7101 00 [11 26 AC AE 06 81 C1 38] --> [017 038 172 174 006 129 193 056] Polsat (13°E) (this is an example!) The N stands for code (Nagra) 7101 stands for provider ID, 00 stands for the key (one). and than you see a key in HEX (11 26 AC AE 06 81 C1 38). (this one is fictional). This results in DEC in => 017 038 172 174 006 129 193 056 I will not disturb you by explaining what it is exactly, but let me put it this way: You won't be able to put in keys like 11 26 AC AE 06 81 C1 38 with your remote, because the remote has only the digits :-) Therefor we have to put them in in DEC.
Just print out or write down the keys for the provider you want to update. So now go to your receiver and of course (!) start with the "Standard Procedure", as described above.
Go to the MR menu and [Edit CAS keys]. Change the key of the provider you selected and zap to that channel. It will clear in short time. NOTE: no card of any kind must be inserted!
CALCULATE KEY HEX TO DEC You will need to open Windows calculator, then select View, select Scientific. The next step is to select View again and select Hex. Put in a part of the HEX key (11) and than click Dec (ore press View Decimal) This results in 17. We have to put in dec keys in 3 numbers, so result = 017 Same example AC, will result in 172 etc. Basically the results of above HEX Key are 17 38 172 174 6 129 193 56. You will change them to 017 038 172 174 006 129 193 056
Put this key in your receiver like described at above.
CHANGE .UPD TO .BIN OR FUNCARD FILES: ==================================
Every now and then a new version of MR occurs. In many cases they will be presented as UPD files. To change an UPD file to BIN or funcardfiles here it is:
Go to fookfiles and download the MRFM proggy v.1.0 RC5 by Micko (Matrix Reloaded File Manipulator)
Unzip and install it on your PC.
Now unzip the specific upd file (like MR.1055.upd) Open the proggy and choose [load upd] and select the upd. Push the button UPD -> BIN (or anything you want) and then save it where you want.
UPDATE USING FUNCARDS ( FUN ): ============================
Programing Matrix Reloaded ( MR ) for dummies.
For all the dummies like me that also have problems programming the MR Matrix Reloaded the first time: >From many posts here I understand the best it goes with fun5 cards, e.g. Galaxy3 cards. You'll need 3 of them, or with one it works also, you only have to reprogram it. Get yourself the zip file with the MR funcardfiles (lets say the current MR version = 1.055) When you open the zip you'll find several files, unzip them all to a Map (make a new one, you can find easily later on) In my case I'll call it MR funcardfiles. ...................................................................................................... NOTE: Fun cards have different size memory in side. Fun Card 1 = 16 Fun Card 2 = 64 Fun Card 3 = 128 Fun Card 4 = 256 Fun Card 5 = 512 Fun Card 6 = 1024 As you can see the MR1.055_1024 file will not fit into a Funcard5. You need to download the required updated firmware split to fit into three Funcards5 in your case. Each file will be 512 or less. Look for another zip file with funcard 5 files in it or download the latest file splitter program "MRFS"*** and generate your own card files. Use the correct files for YOUR funcards and mind that if you use funcard 6 but you only have fun5 files set the software of your programmer to 512 and not to 1024! Do not use the auto detect function if your programmer has it. SET THE SECTIONS MANUALLY AT ALL TIMES, especially with infinity programmers. (NOTE: my new Infinity Phoenix doesn't have any problems of this kind). The internal eeprom should be unticked and unused.
****MRFS (Matrix Reload Funcard Splitter) will split .upd files into any size. .........................................................................................................
In this [MR funcardfiles] map you now see 3 files "fun 5" and 2 if you use "fun6". NOTE: They are called something like ~1.hex, ~2.hex. You need them one by one. You also need a loader file, in most cases that stays the same over the month'.
Put you're funcard in the programmer, like Mastera, Infinity, Mastercard etc. and erase it.
Open the program you normally use to write files on a fun card.
NOTE: Some people say Chip Cat will not work.
Erase the fun card. NOTE: not erasing will cause unreliable MR functioning but anyhow the cards need to be perfectly burned and some fun cards just not want to, or only at the second trial they work. Check the software program for ignore FF setting in the configuration. Also check the memory size the program is burning in, according to the fun cards you're using.
Be sure that you ersase the fun cards and load the same loader flash (toecutter loader) on every funcard.
Load the flash file (the loader file from the map [MR funcardfiles] -> fun5) in the flash section. Load the file mr1.~~1.hex in the external eeprom section en write the card.
Go to the setup of your receiver and open the section where the Common Interface module is.
1- Open the MR section and go to Download section. (Can't describe the real name, 'cause that's depending from your receiver) 2- The messages "Erasing old data, please wait..." and "Insert card 1 or serial dummy card" will be shown. 3- Insert the first smart card and press Ok. 4- The message "Card inserted, opening" is shown, and after that "Performing smart card download..." and wait until 5- the message "Download card completed" appears take the card out and press "Please, extract it" 6- After that, a message "Insert card 2" will be shown.
Follow the options as above until the last card has finished downloading using the eeprom file MR~~2.hex for card number 2 and MR~~3.hex for card number 3. (with fun6 only two files, of course!).
7.- After the last smart card is downloaded, the message "Download complete. Copying image and re-booting" will be shown.
Just wait a few moments.
If the new version of software is not shown after about 1 minute, re-insert the module without any smart card. When this also doesn't work, completely shut off the receiver once.
NOTE: If you're zapping the first time, do not insert any card. If some decoded channels could be watched, it works fine.
If one of the Fun cards isn't directly detected, please try inserting this card some time, or rewrite it! Don't panic!
UPDATING USUNG A LAPTOP OR NOTEBOOK: ==================================== NOTE: some say you have to cut pin 57, this is BULLSHIT! Do not cut anything! The basic procedure is the - week to week- procedure, the first install procedure is fully described below!
BASICS updating the upd file: ------------------------------------ I start the proggy [loader] and load the UPD file. Then I go to settings and select pcmcia and (in blue) the cam 0 (zero).
Press [download now] and wait until the proggy says that you can take out the cam. (it takes a few seconds before a blue line occurs) and in about 2 minutes the load is finished. DO NOT TAKE OUT THE CAM BEFORE THE PROGGY SAYS YOU TO!
Take out the cam, and wait a litlle, and put it back in the laptop. It will now be regocnised (the humax problem is solved by this method) and it's ready (total time is 3 minutes...) Put the MR in the receiver and (if you want) reset the bios option of your Laptop back to automatic.
NOTE: First time Installation in laptop: ---------------------------------------- Updating using a laptop is the fastest and cheapest method. It will only take a few minutes and you don't need anything else, except for the laptop and some Software and drivers, depending on the Operating System you have in use. You also might need the Windows Installation CD, for first time install. Some laptops have problems to recognise the MR. Please also read the suggestions from many users.
It's really simple: look at www.toecuttersden.com -> section Matrix Reloaded and -> Sticky "how to update using a laptop" for the proggy and the drivers, put there by Tutut. Then download an up to date .UPD file (f.e. from Xamuh or JFK).
In breef: I have W2K, which seems to be the most friendly version for the laptop procedure. This description is based on that OS, for installing in other Windows versions please read some additional information here.
So after downloading the basic stuff, please check if your Laptop recognises the cam. Put it in a slot, you'll see it in the Hardware settings as a GW PCMCIA card. If not see the NOTE below.
When completely started up, I unzip the Tutut zip file in a special map (remember name and location!) and install the proggy. Then I put in the MR in the PCMCIA slot, I'll hear the bleep (W2K) and the cam is recognised as DVB-CA module.
(NOTE: in other Windows versions I think it is installed as GW cam, but you'll need to install the driver (from tutut) => Go to the Hardware settings of your laptop and change the driver to choose the special driver which is added in the unzipped map you created before. You'll have to point to that specific location.
I start the proggy [loader] and load the UPD file. Then I go to [settings] and select [pcmcia] and (in blue) the cam 0 (zero). Press [download now] and wait until the proggy says that you can take out the cam. (it takes a few seconds before a blue line occurs) and in about 2 minutes the load is finished. DO NOT TAKE OUT THE CAM BEFORE THE PROGGY SAYS YOU TO!
NOTE: In rear situations I have to press twice ore more. Even sometimes I need to take out and put in the can again. Always have some patient.
Take out the cam, and wait a litlle, and put it back in the laptop. It will now be regocnised (the humax problem is solved by this method) and it's ready (total time is 3 minutes...) Put the MR in the receiver and (if you want) reset the bios option back to automatic.
NOTE: How to change bios setting to make it possible MR will be recognised: --------------------------------------------------------------------------- First of all you have to check whether your current system is up to date with all appripriate hardware drivers like windows own pcmcia drivers have to be installed (usually they are).
I start up the bios and select the PC Card (in my bios second page) and change the setting from auto to PCIC. I save this setting and start up Windows. Then the procedure is as above..
As there are many OS and different laptop used it's impossible to explain excactly what changes you have to do, try these options put in from different users.
NOTE: To enter your bios is depending of your bios. In many cases you start the Laptop and same time press [ESC]. Just follow the instructions at startup.
OPTION 1: There are laptops which are nit pccard compatible due to the hardware version or due to the bios settings... When entering your bios go to the pccard setting and set it to pcic. When this is not present in your bios go to pci configuration and set the pci latency timer to 16, save and exit, reboot If neccecary. Go on with procedure described above.
OPTION 2: I have a PCI-PCMCIA cardreader-writer in a regular PC bios has no pccard option, bios does have PCI configuration / PCI latency timer setting. Set it to 16 instead of 32 (default) and reboot. Now it works on the w2k.
Additional information: - Only change these settings when at first the cam isn't recognised in your pcmcia slot If not set the PCcard to PCIC in your BIOS Choose [Save] & [Exit] Reboot - Download mr_pcmcia,zip Unzip it in a separate folder under the C:\ (or any folder you prefer, but remember it!) Check them and see also extra subfolders for 98, 98se en XP If you are Windows98 > then copy the file CBSS.VXD to folder Windows\System\CBSS.VXD NOTE: pay attention to the different versions of 98 or 98se(!) It is of importance! - Check whether the pcmcia controller is installed in your hardware manager before starting with any procedures. In XP change the driver with update driver pointing to XP_pcmcia folder and klick on the file pcmciap.inf... and klick [OK] (3 times) - Reboot your pc (even with W2K (W2000) and XP!). - Stop all unrequired other software like the virusscanner and the firewall (if appropriate disconnect adsl breefly doing this procedure) - Check the device manager, if you notice any hardware issues like a yellow questionmark or red cross first solve this issue. To check press [start] -> [settings] -> [Control Panel]-> [system] -> [hardware]-> [device manager] -> PCMCIA Adapters. - Push the dvb cam into the pcmcia slot. - Now windows will prompt you that it has found new hardware and it finds G&M module (so not yet a MR or a DVB cam!) - Windows will prompt now for the drivers, go to the subfolder (mr_pcmcia) where you unzipped them klick on the file (dreammagic.inf) and press [OK] - Windows will recognise the device as DVB-CA and it will load all required files now.. FOLLOW THE INTRUCTIONS AS ABOVE
NOTE: when your pc or laptop does not recognise the dvb cam go to the hardware manager delete the pcmcia controller in all When under w2000 or xp it will immediatly after refresh find the controller and use the correct controller driver, not the dvb driver but the controller driver! When it loaded those drivers reboot. In W98 it must reboot after deleting the controller and reboot after installing the controller with drivers
NOTE: Humax user must re-initialise not in the receiver but in the laptop... it requires three times to pull the cam out of the pc or laptop and only then go to the Humax receiver
FAQ: FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS: ============================== (by Echelon) Q - ALL channels are now AU? A - NO! Only D+ is au, Cabo, Polsat etc. are not, you've got to change keys in the menu.
Q - Do I still need a card? A- No you won't need a card normally. But, at this moment some receivers have problems with the 2 Tickets (0,8W). For those channels you'll need a card. NOTE: In some rear situation the MR will be attacked. In that case D+ is not au, but still doesn't need a card.
Q - D+ is not working AU. What should I do? A - If the Auto update stops working switch it off: + Menu CA setup + Setup select + Blocker select + Press select on Nagra EMU autoupdate ON and it will go off. + Come out of menu, just update keys manually until a fix is found.
Q - does it work with free-xtv/nozap?? A = NO
Q - does C+ conax on 0,8 west work?? A = NO
Q - can I use a mutznutz ? A = YES, info in the mutznutz forum and the sponsors and mutznutz.info
Q - can I use a CAS interface cam programmer as made by duolabs?? A = YES, info in CAS forum, and duolabs and magictrance websites.
Q - why is a MR better than a Magic cam or similar?? A = because it has the 6in1 files embedded and also opens channels like polsat on hotbird - you can update the keys using the receiver remote control, no card needed - it can be upgraded using funcards , a Laptop (not all models!) Mutznutz or a Cas programmer (but you can't use the magic loader). - you can still use a 6in1 card and others in it ( but then the internal emulation is switched off )
Q - can I use a card and the internal emu? A = NO , its either one of the other
Q - can a magic cam be upgraded to an MR? A = YES, by using the cas interface programmer
NOTE: even similar modules like the Axas 1 (!) can be reprogrammed to MR. Check the chip details to check if your's can.
Q - what do I do if the upgrade fails or the cam wont initialize ? A = erase and reprogram with CAS programmer by duolabs and use a mr***.bin file and the matrix.cas file to the xilinx
Q - it seems that if you close studio and then reopen it and reconnect to the cam by pressing CONNECT , and then just exit that it helps the cam to initialize on some receivers.
NOTE: KNOWN PROBLEMS: (To be added in next version)
TOECUTTER AND HUTSEFRUTS, for their great sites. COR, being as patient as good be. ECHELON, repeating, repeating and repeating, but still helping. XAMUH, for his daily key files. TUTUT, the Laptop master. TONSKI, the other laptop master. and all others I forgot to mention,
CHANNEL ID'S OF CURRENTLY OPENED PROVIDERS IN MR: ===============================================
Prov ID is the identification of the channel/package as follows
Viaccess 1 007000 ABSAT 13E/19.2E 007400 CFI PECO PRO 13E 007800 CABLE SATELLITE NUMERIQU 13E/19.2E 007c00 TPS FRANCE 13E 008000 FRANCE TELECOM CABLE 13E/19.2E 008400 MCM EUROPE 13E 009400 SRG SWISS 13E
Viaccess 2 009C00 SVT EUROPE 5E 00A000 BBC PRIME 13E 00AC00 HRT CROATIA 13E 00B000 TV SLOVENIA 13E 00E440 CANAL 7 MADRID 30W 010C00 VIASAT NORDIC (NRK) 5E 010C10 VIASAT TICKET 5E NOT WORKING AT THE MOMENT 010C20 VIASAT BALTIC 5E
Viaccess 3 010C30 VIASAT NORDIC 5E 010C40 VIASAT EUROPE 5E 011C00 EUROSPORT 13E 012000 CINE+ DIGITAL 42E 012800 MMBN 88E not available in UK
SECA 2 000013 CANAL+ BELGIQUE 000014 C+ VLAANDEREN (Cable) 000019 CANAL DIGITAL NL 19.2E 00001C MEDIASET 13E 000021 ASTRO 91.5E not available in UK 000025 ABSAT 13E 000026 ZEETV 105.5E not available in UK 00002A MEDIATECH 4W
SECA 3 00002E 000030 RAI 13E
NAGRAVISION 4101 DIGITAL+ 30W 4901 TV CABO 30W 4B01 TBL TV 88E not available in UK 4F01 DREAM TV 146E not available in UK 6F01 ABS-CBN 5W & 75E (75E not available in UK)
Still have questions? Post them on www.toecuttersden.com in the Cam section -> Matrix Reloaded. (Be wise, don't post questions before reading this manual :-) ).
OK! I have a notbook presario It sees the cam I manage with the driver and everything. Now where is the software to load the file to the matrix cam via PCMCIA???? I download the 107 just the UPd & another hex where is the software to use??????
This is probably going to sound stupid to the experts out there. However, here goes. Say the keys of the provider you wish to edit were listed as 00, 01, 02 etc how do you know which one to choose or do you have to input all of them? I notice some keys also are 08, 09, OA, OB etc. Again, is it only the latest dated one you input? I wouldn't ask this if I could find it written clearly somewhere. Thanx.
@ Rolfw......A while back this was the guide I was telling you about m8!...but the dates of the posted guide confused me who the true author was!...check out:http://www.neptunboard.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=738&PN=1 I think Robban from memory posted this before Ahac but the guide does have Fookfiles in it making me think now that Ahac was the originator
But you only explain a way to change keys via the remote contoler ... Is there a way to update all keys with MR key file using a fun card ? Because enrering all keys with the remote is quite a hard works ...
Hi Rolfw, in the section "MRFS (Matrix Reload Funcard Splitter) will split .upd files into any size", you mentioned "You also need a loader file, in most cases that stays the same over the month".
Could you please tell me what did you mean by LOADER. As I am planning to update my MR Software "Firmware" from 1.081 to the latest update (which I have not found yet), I have 2 Funcard 6s, Elvis Multiprogrammer with the Software, and MRFS, I thought only the *.upd file and the MRFS are enough to do the job.
Also I would like to know where to find an updated version of MR Firmware 1.10 onwards probably 2.00...
I would appreciate any reply either from anybody in this forum.