Archive for July, 2013


Xtread ET-10000 revealed!

Xtrend-home.de forum just revealed information about new Xtrend ET-10000 model. More information will be published in following days and weeks. Receiver is based on next generation chipset which is the same as in Vu+ Duo2. If you compare Vu+ Duo2 and ET-10000, you can notice four main differences: 4x rear USB ports, 4 tuner slots (2 of them can be P&P), HDMI in port and two LAN ports. Extra -USB ports and tuner slots seem to be a nice feature. I am not sure about usefulness of HDMI in and two LAN ports. Does Enigma 2 even support two LAN at the same time? I am not sure.

This could become the best receiver on the market with good support. OpenPLi should be supported instantly as Xtrend is using OpenPLi images as their “original” or “shipping” image. With Vu+ this is not the case and OpenPLi still doesnt support Duo 2.


BCM 7424, 1.3 Ghz
NAND Flash: 1 GB
1x USB (front)
Smartcard: 2x
CI Slot: 2x
RCA AV: YPbPr, CVBS, Audio (R/L)
SPDIF: 1x Optical
Tuner: 2x Plug and Play + 2x Plug and Play (option)
USB: 4x (rear)
Ethernet: yes

ET 10000 3 et10k-1



Fix for High Bitrate CI Modules and Vu+ Receivers

Vu+ Solo 2 (and probably Duo 2 but not tested yet) has problems with high bitrate CI and CI+ modules. These modules are used by some providers like D-Smart in Turkey and MAX TV in Croatia. Vu+ was informed about this problem but they havent responded yet. Typical Vu+ behavior 😉

Luckily there is one user who managed to fix this problem which is not that big if one user can fix it without access to drivers! Fix can be obtained here: http://buyukbang.blogspot.com/2013/05/vu-solo2-ci-high-bitrate-fix.html

Fix was primarily made for OpenPLi 3.0 but now it also works with older OpenPLi 1.6. You might try it with other non-PLi based images like BlackHole and VTi but I am not sure if this will work there. Fix 100% fixes high bitrate support for D-Smart and MAX TV CI modules.

If you know about other modules, please let me know and I will add it to the list.


Repair guide for Vu+ Duo red light problem

Even though I do not use my Duo anymore, I decided to replace infamous C807 capacitor with the new one. Capacitor is known to fail after 2 or more years of everyday operation. What happens if capacitor fails? When the receiver is switched on, it does not boot into Enigma. Instead you get permanent red light with black VFD screen.

What do you need?

1. Tool for soldering and soldering iron. Here is my basic kit:


2. Electrical pliers for removal of old capacitor.

3. New capacitor. I bought this one on ebay: 330uf 25v 105c Panasonic FC Low

Process explanation

1. First you need to cut away old capacitor. Be careful not to cut to much as you will solder new capacitor on leftover pins from old capacitor.

2. Prepare your sholdering tool. When ready, apply soldering iron on the tip of the tool.

3. Grab new capacitor and put it on the base of the old capacitor. Make sure that the negative polarity in connected to the white part of the old capacitor base. Negative polarity on capacitor is labeled with “-” signs. Put some soldering iron on the pins of new capacitor and you should be done. Please check pictures below if you are not sure.


4. Power on the receiver and hope that it will boot without any problems. It is recommended to replace old capacitor before red light appears. If you do not, you can risk failure of not only capacitor but also nearby transistors. In such case new capacitor does not help.

For discussion please visit this thread:



How to update bootloader on Vu+ Duo 2

Here is tutorial “How to update bootloader on Vu+ Duo 2” originally made by Pheonix from ViX team.

What do you need?

1. USB stick formatted to FAT32. It is recommended that you use HP Format Tool which is freely accessible on the internet.
2. VU+ Duo2 bootloader v2 (Duo2_CFE_V2.zip).

Proccess explanation

1. Format your USB stick to the FAT32 format using HP Format tool.
2. Extract the contents of the bootloader file to your desktop.
The bootloader once extracted will look like this

3. Copy the entire vuplus folder and its contents directly to the root of your USB stick.
4. Fully power down your receiver via the rear power switch.
5. Insert the USB stick containing the bootloader files into your front USB port and power on the receiver.
6. When instructed press the power button on the front of the receiver ( located behind the front flap on the front of the receiver) to initiate the flashing procedure.
7. If all has gone as expected you will see the message “Finished..reboot” at this point you can remove the USB stick and reboot your receiver using the rocker switch again.

Remember that at the moment upgrading bootloader is not mandatory. Update it only if you want WOL function which is why new bootloader was released.


Xtrend 2014 receivers rumors

User willy01 from OpenATV forum revealed image with new Xtrend satellite receivers for 2014. Correctness of this information is yet to be confirmed.


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