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Edision™ OS Mini

Edision™ OS Mini (DVB-S2 Twin Tuner)

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DESCRIPTION of Edision™ OS Mini Twin Tuner

  • Manufacturer: Edision
  • Model: OS Mini
  • Version: 2x DVB-S2 Satellite TV Tuners (Twin Tuner)
  • Box Contents
    • Edision OS Mini Linux Receiver
    • 12v ~ 2a Power Unit
    • Remote Control & Batteries
    • 3.5mm Jack to RS232 Cable
    • 3.5mm Jack to RCA Cable
    • User Manual
  • Definition: Standard & High Definition
  • Resolution: Up to 1080p
  • Linux OS (Enigma2 Loaded by Default)
  • Processor: Mips Broadcom 742MHz Dual-Core
  • 512MB NAND Flash / 512MB of DDR3 Memory
  • Integrated WiFi & Bluetooth
  • Media Player
  • Note: We Advise Using 32GB Memory Stick or Mains Powered External Drive For Recording
  • Downloadable Plug-ins Supported
  • MPEG2 / H.264 Hardware Decoding (DVB Compliant)
  • Dolby Digital Plus, Compatible via S/PDIF Optical Output
  • Unlimited Channel Memory
  • Super Sensitive Tuner for Very Weak Signals & Weak Transponders
  • Bouquet List Support
  • Channel Switching: < 1 Sec
  • DiSEqC 1.0, 1,1 ,1.2 & 1.3 (USALS) Compatible
  • < 0.5W Power Consumption in Standby Mode
  • Back of Box:
    • Power On/Off Switch
    • LNB IN #1
    • LNB IN #2
    • 3.5mm AV Output
    • HDMI Out
    • SPDIF (Digital Optical Audio)
    • 3.5mm RS232
    • Ethernet Port
    • USB Port
    • DC IN
  • Front of Box:
    • LED Display
    • USB Port
    • Smart Card Slot
    • Power Button
  • General:
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 57x31x27mm
    • Weight: 1.27Kg
    • Colour: Black

Choice of Operating Systems - Why Choose Enigma2 Option?

Choosing this option allows you tap into some great online features

  • 7 Day EPG Guide on Satellite as well as Saorview channels
  • Automatic channel updating if there is a new frequency changes
  • Ability to add Series link option
  • Ability to add additional features as free plugins become available
  • Display channel logo next to channel e.g. BBC, ITV, C4 Logos etc
  • Possible to automatically group and list channels e.g. By movies, news, kids

Note: Enigma2 is an open source freeware platform - people use it as it has a great online community behind it and allows you to add lots of features. But it is really for DIYers who can put up with the pains that come with this type of a "lets develop a feature and see what happens' - it is not covered or supported officially by any manufacturer. We give a full warranty on the default Spark OS which is both reliable and fully supported by the manufacturer. We don't (no one does) give warranty on any Enigma2 features

USES of Edision™ OS Mini Twin Tuner

  • HD digital recevier for receiving standard & high definition UK satellite channels
  • Channel List Includes
    • BBCs, ITVs, Channel 4, Channel 5, EWTN, CBS etc
  • PVR Features - Add recording with an external hard drive
    • Equipment needed - 320GB, 500GB external hard drive
  • Allows viewer to pause, rewind & record live TV shows
  • Can record one and watch another (Use both tuners for this feature)

ADVANTAGES of Edision™ OS Mini Twin Tuner

  • The big advantage of the Edision OS MIni twin tuner receiver is that it is based on the Linux OS and comes with the stability of that operating system
  • The Edision OS MIni linux receiver is a premium box with high spec components
  • The Edision OS MIni twin tuner receiver is capable of a variety of internet functions (Youtube, Shoutcast, Opera etc)
  • The Edision receiver is customisable & upgradeable
  • Supports both standard & high definition transmissions
  • It futures proofs your investment by meeting all the latest HD standards
  • Has PVR features (ie. Can pause/record Live TV with addition of an external hard drive)
  • Twin tuner means you can watch one channel and record another
  • Large remote for older people
  • Extremely responsive remote

DISADVANTAGES of Edision™ OS Mini Twin Tuner

  • More expensive than a standard definition satellite receiver
  • It does not have an RF out i.e. it is not possible to run the picture to an additional room unless you use either an external Modulator or a TRI-Link (allows you to operate box with a sky eye from another room)
  • It is more expensive than other linux receivers in our range (eg. Amiko Alien Mini) because it is a twin tuner linux receiver and uses higher spec components, faster processor and more RAM, which in turn leads to far less instability issues when running Enigma2

INDEX

  • Overview of Edision OS Mini
  • How to Install Enigma2
  • How to Setup WiFi Connection
  • How to Setup Ethernet Connection
  • How to Format External Hard Drive
  • How to Stream Live TV to PC or Tablet

 

Overview of Edision OS Mini

How to Install Enigma2

How to Setup WiFi Connection

How to Setup Ethernet Connection

How to Format External Hard Drive

How to Stream Live TV to PC or Tablet

Index

  • How to assemble a Sky/Freesat satellite dish
  • How to mount a Sky/Freesat satellite dish
  • How to align a Sky/Freesat satellite dish
  • Running the cables & attaching connectors
  • Installing the satellite receiver

1. How to Assemble a Sky / Freesat Satellite Dish

List of Sky dish components

  • Sky Satellite Dish
  • Wall Bracket
  • Wall Tube (Arm)
  • Elevation Bracket
  • Dish Bracket
  • Fixing Kit
  • Feed Arm

Tools needed to assemble Sky dish

  • 10mm, 13mm socket and ratchet
  • Philips screwdriver

Steps to assemble the satellite dish

  • Open fixing kit and select U-bolts (qty: 2), nuts (qty: 4)
  • Insert the U bolts through the wall bracket
  • Thread on the nuts
  • Insert the arm and tighten the nuts using 10mm socket and ratchet
  • The wall bracket & arm assembly is complete
  • Next insert U-bolts (qty: 2) through the elevation bracket
  • Loosely tighten nuts
  • Attach the elevation bracket to the dish bracket
  • Using bolts and washers (qty: 4), tighten with 13mm socket and ratchet
  • Use the bolts and nuts (qty:4) and the Philips screwdriver to attach the dish bracket to the dish
  • Use the long threaded bolt and small nut to attach the feed arm to the back base of the dish bracket so the arm protrudes in front of the dish
  • Finally insert the LNB (and plastic insert) into the end of the arm and secure with a tie wrap

2. How to Mount a Satellite Dish

Equipment needed to mount a satellite dish on a wall

  • Sky satellite dish, complete with wall bracket and arm
  • Coach bolt M8 x 50mm & 10mm plastic plugs (qty: 4)

Tools needed to mount on a wall

  • Cordless drill - ideally a 24-36v SDS Drill
  • 8mm, 10mm drill bits
  • 10mm, 13mm socket and ratchet
  • Satellite meter

Criteria on where to mount the satellite dish?

  • Dish must face South East (141 degrees i.e. direction of sun 11am BST)
  • Wall must be a solid surface capable of carrying weight of satellite dish
  • Signal must not be blocked by houses or trees (signal is coming in at 21 degrees to the horizontal)
  • Place at back or gable end of house to minimise visual intrusion
  • Place as close at possible to TV room to which the satellite cables are to connected so as to minimise cable run

Steps

  • Place the wall bracket and arm in the correct location
  • Use the cordless drill and 8mm drill bit to drill 4 guide holes
  • Use 10mm drill bit to drill holes to a depth of 60mm
  • Insert the 4 plastic plugs in the holes and mount the wall bracket using the 4 coach bolts
  • Tighten the coach bolts using the 13mm socket and ratchet
  • Attach the satellite dish to the arm of the wall plate
  • Use 10mm socket to lightly tighten the dish 'U'-bolts so they are fixed to arm but the dish can still be rotated
  • Follow steps in the how to align a satellite dish guide

3. How to Align a Sky / Freesat Satellite Dish

  • Having already mounted the satellite dish on your wall
  • Attach your satellite meter to the dish LNB
  • Align the dish so that it is (1) perfectly vertical, (2) pointing south east (141 degrees).
  • Rotate the dish slowly over and back
  • Repeat adjusting the tilt angle by 1 or 2 degrees to until a signal is found
  • Tighten the U-bolts and side bolts using the 10mm & 13mm sockets
  • Disconnect the satellite meter
  • Connect a cable with an 'F-type' connector from the dish to the satellite box
  • Check that the signal is working

4. How to Run Cables & Attach Connectors

The next step is to run satellite cable to the satellite receiver

Tools needed

  • Hammer
  • Snips
  • Drill
  • SDS Drill Bit 10X450

Equipment

  • Satellite Installation Kit

Prior to begining you must decide

  • Decide how to run cable
    • Connect into existing cables in the attic
      • Normally neater but requires additional connectors
      • May need a multi-meter to be able to identify the correct cable
      • May result in longer cable runs
    • Run a cable directly from the satellite dish to the satellite receiver
      • Fastest and easiest way to run a cable
      • Cable runs are normally shorter
      • Requires the drill of a hole through a wall

STEPS

  • If the satellite receiver is to be located next to the external wall of a room
    • Use a drill and an SDS Drill Bit 10x450 to drill a hole through the wall
    • Ensuring to drill from the inside out
  • To conceal broken plaster use either
    • Hole tidy (insert inside and out before the cable is run)
    • Cable cover nailed onto the outside wall after the cable has been run
  • Feed the end of the satellite cable through the wall leaving enough cable to reach the front of the satellite box
  • Now start tacking the cable using 7mm clips and a hammer
  • Ensuring that the cable runs down from the hole that been drilled in the wall
  • This will stop water following the cable into the house
  • Continue tacking the cable
    • Run cable vertically or horizontally but NEVER diagonally
    • If possible hide cable under the plint or behind drain pipes (using 300mm cable ties)
  • Cut the cable leaving enough length to reach the LNB of the dish
  • Put on an F connector on the each end of the satellite cable
  • Screw the F connector on to the LNB
  • Seal the connection using Insulation tape or ideally waterproof self amalgamating tape
  • Secure the cable to the dish feed arm using either 300mm cable ties or Insulation tape
  • Final step is to put on an F connector on the satellite cable next to the satellite receiver

How to put on an F-connector

5. How to Install Your Satellite Receiver

  • Unpack the box
    • Satellite Receiver
    • Remote control
  • Screw the lead from the satellite dish into the LNB in connection
  • Connect a scart or HDMI cable from your TV to the box
  • Plug in the power lead
  • Turn on the power switch on the back on the box
  • After 5-6 seconds the box will come on and should automatically switch TV to AV channel
  • You may need to switch AV channel on TV if it does not automatically switch over

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Great little box. Easy to set up and very quick.
We've decided to cancel sky and go with this instead. I wanted something better than a cheaper box so that I can use the OpenVix software on it. This box was perfect. It came with the hard drive fitted which was nice of freetv to do and it was a simple process to flash it to OpenVix. I had to do some reading and studying up on how OpenVix is configured, it's simple when you know how but seems complicated to start with until you get the hang of it.

You can tell the box has well spec'd hardware, it's responsive and runs OpenVix very well. It seamlessly merges Saorview and freesat channels into the EPG so you don't even realise if you're watching from the antenna or dish.

After a few days I decided I should have bought the triple tuner version so we've passed our one onto a relative who only has a single LNB feed and I've just bought the triple one from freetv.ie. Great service and very quick dispatching.
Excellent box for the money, nice and fast. Works a treat with the VIX image installed and the blue HD skin. Built in wifi works well and the remote is well laid out. Adding a HDD to record is simple and all channels including 7 day EPG can be set to download automatically in the correct order (no more searching for channels). Punches well above it's weight this little box.
Arrived next day
Excellent box, works very well, perfect picture and sound quality on both HD and SD channels, and very fast.

Was unfortunate enough to receive two faulty receivers, however in both cases the service was prompt and the receivers were replaced with no fuss, in both cases I had the replacement in my hand on Tuesday, after posting the box the previous Saturday.

Available Firmware (os-mini-fw.pdf, 99 Kb) [Download]

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