Archive for April, 2013


Collection of all MetrixHD skin modifications

#1 Original MetrixHD skin made by iMaxxx – forum

iMaxxx created excellent skin that is probably the most moddable skin in the history of Enigma 2 receivers. His version only work with VTi image therefore you need to use other modifications if you are running alternative images. It does include MyMetrix plugin! In my opinion some of the mods are better than original. Use this skin only if you use VTi image, otherwise please use skins which are modified especially for image that you use!

Home and download website is:

#2 MetrixHD MOD by BiNiCKNiCH –

BiNiCKNiCH created one of the first or maybe even the first modification of MetrixHD skin. Skin should work on all images based on OpenPLi. Originally it was made for OpenMIPS which is image for GigaBlue receivers. I do not know if he plans to develop it further, it seems that development came to a halt. It does not include MyMetrix plugin! Original forum thread is located here:

#3 MetrixHD + Plugin BH 2.XX mode by ramiMAHER

RamiMAHER is known for his skin modifications. This one is tailored especially for BlackHole images. Most of the other parts of the skin are the same as in original skin, there is also included MyMetrix plugin! BlackHole images are based on Vu+ original image and therefore you are forced to use skin modified by ramiMAHER or original skin my iMaxxx (VTi is also based on Vu+ original image). If you try other skins which are adapted for OpenPLi, you might get not-bootable receiver! Original forum thread is located here:

#4 MetrixHD MOD by SSD –

Skin is based on BiNiCKNiCH version and should work on all images based on OpenPLi. The main differences are changed font and some color and infobar changes. MyMetrix plugin is not included. My recommendation is that you skin this one as you can get other, better modifications. Original forum thread is located here:

#5 MetrixFullHD MOD by area51 –

Area51 has done great job. He has transformed this skin to 1080p resolution. It should work on all images based on OpenPLi. MyMetrix plugin is also included. Overall, this is great modification and I recommend it if you want to have 1080p skin. Originally, skin is 720p. Original forum thread is located here:

#6 MetrixHD MOD by scwheeler – (ViX)

Skin is using Taykun345 modification as a base and is still in early stages of development. It is modified to work with ViX but because ViX is OpenPLi based image, you can use this skin with other images too. In my opinion you should better stick to skins #7 and #8 if you are using OpenPLi. Original forum thread is located here:


#7 MetrixHD with myMetrix plugin by IPMAN & Misiak and other contributors – and

This skin has strong development and some nice new and improved features/screens that are not present in current version of original skin. It should work on all images based on OpenPLi. MyMetrix plugin is also included. Development can be tracked on GitHub:

Original forum threads: and**MyMetrix-PlugIn**

#8 MetrixHD MOD by Taykun345 –

And we come to the end of this collection. This skin is modified by known skin modifer on OpenPLi forum and works on all OpenPLi based images. It does not have MyMetrix plugin BUT it does have some nice designed screens which look a lot better than in original skin. If you really want MyMetrix plugin, then this skin might not be for you BUT if you do not need it, then it is the best modification available. Developer is responsive and can be found in this thread:

Development can be also tracked on GitHub:

There might be other modifications available. Feel free to post a comment if you think I missed something 😉


New MTV Unlimited Conax cards!

Here is the newest information about MTV Unlimited package from TechniSat. You have probably noticed that for a while there is no more 6 or 12-month tickets  available. Here is why:

From 1. July 2013 there will be new smartcards (currently there are yellow cards) in circulation and also new tickets with the corresponding validation time.

You also need to know these facts:

  • The new Conax cards will not be exchanged free of charge. You will have to purchase a new card (price is not known at present, but should be in the region of the old price approx. 25 Euro)
  • Old and new tickets are not compatible. This means that the ticket you have purchased can only be activated using old smartcard. This also means that if you have not activated your current card(s), you must activate the card before the 30th June 2013! After this date it will not be possible to activate the tickets.

When you wish to receive MTV beyond 30th June 2013, I recommend that you buy the ticket(s) before this date (perhaps for 1 or 2 years in advance – you can do this by ordering 4 three month tickets or 8 three months tickets). Old cards that are valid will not be switched off according to the announcement from MTV. So you wont have to buy new Conax card for the validation time of the old card.


New XPicons for MetrixHD skin!

MetrixHD has quickly become one of the most popular skins and it is no surprise that almost every month we get new modification of original skin.

I myself use one of the  modifications and everything is fine except picons can be a pain. If you want them to look amazing, you need to use so called XPicons which are larger than normal ones. Till now we only had limited choice of these picons (23.5E and 19.2E) but recently user ocram decided to release his batch of XPicons or SHD as he call them. Currently there are more than 5500 SHD picons. You can also get smalled ones. For download visit his homepage on github! Making picons require a lot of work so please consider donating 😉

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