Newbie setting up VU+ Duo

sn196

Active Member
Hi all,

I will be getting my VU+ duo box tomorrow but not sure if i need to do anything to get it working? I will have a motorised setup. Do i just plug it in and scan or is there more to it?
 

thfccambs

Banned
Have you ever used a linuxs sat box before mate?

Dummy's guide to setting up Vu+ by Lee Goldwafers.com

1. Install image.
Download a USB image file, eg Dream Elite from
Dream-Elite Image - Satpimps

Unzip the vuplus folder to the root directory of a USB Pen Drive.
Power off Vu+ with switch on the back
Insert USB Pen Drive into the USB socket on Vu+
Power on Vu+
Image will auto install from the USB Stick.
Look at the display on the receiver, it'll display when the update has finished.
Remove the USB Stick
Power off receiver.
Power on Receiver.

Image is now installed.

2. Network
Connect an Ethernet LAN cable from your router to your Vu+ Ethernet port.
Press Menu
Select Set Up
Select System
Select Network
Select Network w i z a r d and press OK.


3. Setup Motorised Dish using USALS
First get your longitude & latitude info from multimap.com
Enter your post code into multimap.com and you'll get the correct LON & LAT info for your location.
Example if I enter the following UK postal code: SE1 6JZ
I get the following LON & LAT:
LON: 0.104 WEST
LAT: 51.497 NORTH

Press Menu
Select Setup
Select Service searching
Select Tuner configuration
Select Tuner A and press OK

Configuration Mode: Simple
Mode: Positioner
Longitude: input the info from multimap
Latitude: input the info from multimap

Press OK to save.

Press Menu
Select Setup
Select service searching
Select Positioner Setup
Select goto 0 Press RED Button

Dish should now goto 1w.

4. Download Channel List
Press Green Button
Press Yellow Button (Addons)
Select Addon Download Manager
Select Enigma2 Settings
Select Likra E2 Setting Motor and press OK.

5. Install cam
Press Green Button
Press Yellow Button (Addons)
Select Addons Download Manager Press OK
Select Image Cams Press OK
Select the cam you want to install and press OK

6. Activate cam
Press Blue button.
Use Left & Right Keys to select an installed cam and press OK.

This is enough to get you started, the fun starts learning the rest.
These instructions are for Dream Elite Image other images Green & Yellow buttons might be configured slightly different.

I've written a small program to backup your Vu+ Settings.
It'll come in handy for restoring all your settings after upgrading to a new image.

Download From
Vu+ Settings Backup Tool V1.3 - Satpimps
 

sn196

Active Member
I have used a dbox before and was pretty competent with that.

I assume these work in the same way.
 

thfccambs

Banned
I have used a dbox before and was pretty competent with that.

I assume these work in the same way.

Take it you've brought a sat box now cable boxes have all gone tits up then?
Never played with dbox but think there much the same sort of thing.
Loads of help about anyway.
 

andymn

Standard Member
My apologies for asking the obvious, but I've had satellite years ago with magic cam etc, but not the dreambox. I take it the cams are now software and can be selected at random.
Would I get away with less than a meter dish (north east of UK)
Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

lovelldr

Active Member
My apologies for asking the obvious, but I've had satellite years ago with magic cam etc, but not the dreambox. I take it the cams are now software and can be selected at random.
Would I get away with less than a meter dish (north east of UK)
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Would've been better to create your own thread for this question...

Anyway, as for dreamboxes, they do have their own softcams (software cam), which does work similar to diablo, magic cam etc, but there are some differences. Some cams have more than what you can get on a softcam (or earlier), but in general are virtually the same.

The biggest selling point of linux boxes are that they are much more customisable than a standard box, and that you can connect it to the internet to do lots of different things (much of which isn't allowed to be talked about on here).

As for dish size, depends on what you want to get. I have an 85cm dish, and can get most of the satellites, apart from 26e, 7w and probably a few others, but think they are the most common people want. But to get those, you need more like a 2m dish if not bigger!
 

sn196

Active Member
hi guys. Got my VU+ box today. Will hopefully have it all setup by staurday as i still need the dish etc put up. One question i have is what COAX cable should i use? Im being told to go for foamed coax....is this necessary\worth it?

Also which motor should i buy? Technomate 2600 any good?
 

bob1

Well-known Member
Don't skimp on cheap cable, avoid anything with an aluminum foil make sure its copper, as for foam i prefer it ,it goes round corners better without crushing and doesn't turn into a hose pipe if the rain happens to get in.
 

sn196

Active Member
if i was to connect my sky dish to the vu+ would i be able to watch all the freeview stuff?
 

bob1

Well-known Member
Yes:thumbsup:
 

sn196

Active Member
Guys please help!!!
I've now had the motorised dish installed. I have tried to setup the motorised dish, which I think I have done and I'm now doing a service scan
The service scan has been running for 2 hour and is on 14%! Is this normal? The dish is definately moving but seems to be taking forever!

Am I doing somethin wrong?
 

bob1

Well-known Member
Never done a proper full scan (it takes ages),you could have just downloaded motorized channel settings from the Internet via your duo ,takes a few seconds:laugh:.
 

sn196

Active Member
Hi mate. I have tried downloading enigma 3 too. I think my issue is with setting up the motor settings correctly.
 

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