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Discussion in 'Digital TV - UK & Europe' started by murray69, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. murray69

    murray69 Member

    Jun 23, 2007
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    hi can anybody help a friend of mine got the new box it came with a letter saying the box must have soft ware it will not work without soft ware it gives a site for the soft ware www.iwantabox.com/downloads.htm we cant seem to be able to get onto it and the only thing the box is doing is giving sliding flashing green lights it wont go on anybody got any suggestions or is their anything we can do thanks martin in dublin
  2. Celtic71

    Celtic71 Active member

    Jul 3, 2007
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    You will need a null modem cable DB9F to DB9F.

    Null Modem Cable


    If your pc does not have a serial port you will need a USB to serial port adapter to use in conjunction with the null modem cable.

    USB Adapter info

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx...t10&doy=search&MenuName=USB to Serial Adaptor

    These two cable links are only for reference as they can be purchased alot cheaper on fleabay.

    All firmware/loader can be found in the link at the end of my post marked Eamos Library.

    You will need the GTromloader, (Starvi*w Software Uploader), found in the Starvi*w software folder of the link.

    You will need version 4.50 firmware for THE B0X found in "THE B0X" firmware folder.

    Updating Firmware

    Connect your box and PC with a Null modem cable and switch on the cable box and put it on STANDBY.
    (The Starview does not need to be connected to TV to update it with GTROM)

    Open GTROM Loader software make sure that you set the correct COM PORT
    that matches the one that is being used

    Make sure App file only is selected, then click Bin File & browse to the firmware (theb0x_Ireland 4.50)where you downloaded it to on your PC.

    Run the GTROM loader by pressing Download and you will see the % progress increase
    then Download completed message on your PC.
    Wait until you see the DOWNLOAD COMPLETE pop up on your PC before
    removing the NULL MODEM CABLE. The Starvi*w will then reboot

    Turn off and turn back on , then plug your tv cable and scart back in

    Pres OK to select English
    Choose Provider etc
    Automatic Scan
    Press OK
    Channels found

    Press Menu then 1570 (A secret menu appears)
    Turn EMU key ON

    Exit , exit , exit

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