How to setup your new Smart MX1000HD Xtream Media TV Box:
IMPORTANT WARNING NOTE:
DO NOT PLUG IN THE POWER TO THE BOX UNTIL YOU HAVE CONNECTED HDMI & NETWORK LEADS:
This is important as when you plug in the power lead the box it will power up and start to download from the server for the first time, this MUST NOT be disturbed or disconnected in any way from the power or the internet, and the first download and setup may take as little as 10 mins or as long as 60 mins dependent on your internet connection speed and the upgrade size at that time.
It may look as though the box has frozen while it updates, but this is OK, and is not the case, you must let the box finish the downloading and setup without switching off the power or disconnecting the internet, you will not see any progress info while the box downloads so be patient.
If after 10-60 mins the box has not finished, then check your internet cable connections to your router, and make sure your router has the auto DHCP settings switched on as this can cause your router to block auto connections to the router and internet.
Note: whenever you turn the box on never disconnect or power down the box always wait for the box to finish updating before switching off or disconnecting.
That said, now for your first the Setup. 1. Make sure you understand the important message above.
2. Take out the MX1000HD Media Box, leads and power supply from the packaging.
3. Plug the HDMI from your TV's HDMI Socket to the HDMI Output Socket On the Smart MX1000HD Media Box.
4. Plug in the RJ45 network Cable to the Network Socket on the MX1000HD and the Other End to a Spare Socket on Your Internet Router.
5. Make sure your TV is switched on and the HDMI extension channel is ready to view the MX1000HD box signal.
6. Plug the power lead into the MX1000HD BEFORE plugging into your mains wall socket.
7. Plug the power adaptor to the mains socket, a blue light should then come on the MX1000HD box.
Now making sure your TV is on the right extension channel, you should see the following on screens:
Screen 1. You See "Welcome Screen" about 5-15 Seconds.
(Loads Linux Operating System).
Screen 2. You See "Loading" about 15 - 60 Seconds.
(Software Setup and looks for connection to internet server).
Screen 3. You See "Updating Your Media Box Screen Message" Please Wait Can Take from 2 mins and up to 60 mins for the first Time update, then 2 mins to 10 mins all other update times.
(NOTE: NEVER switch off or disconnect from the internet during the Updating Process)
Screen 4. Loading Software Screen: 30 Seconds. (Finish Update and Loading Main Software & Menus)
Screen 5. You See "You Main User Menu Screen With Ribbon Menu Options" Once in the main user screen some updates will still be updating in the background and will popup saying "Add-ons Updating" etc. this is normal and just ignore them, it is sometimes better to wait a few mins before watching programmes or using menu's so these updates can finish.
If you see an add-on saying it's broken or lost its dependency and asks you "Do You Want to Disable This Add-on" say NO unless instructed otherwise, as the Add-on may be fixed by the server at a later date, otherwise the Add-on will still be disabled and not working anymore even if fixed by the server updates, but if you do disable by saying "Yes" this will stop the warning and you could then enable later if you remember and wish to, or get any problems while disabled, choice is yours.
Now Just One Other Thing: Never Stop the downloading from the internet or switch the box off while the box is in the Updating Your Media Box Screen Mode, Always let the box load fully before switching off, as this can cause a break in the software download or update that can freeze the box or damage the updated files, If you do, Then The Box may have to be returned for re-programming, it's like switching off power on your laptop while updating the software, Not A Good Idea.
You're now ready to Use Your New Smart MX1000HD Media TV Box, Enjoy Your Free TV!
Tips on Using Your New Smart MX1000HD Media TV Box:
Tip 1. To Setup Weather for your area: Go to Settings Screen Click OK, Move Down to Weather Click OK, Go to Settings Click OK, Type Your main Town Area in the search box and move to Done the press OK, Then move right to Highlight Save And Press OK, Then Press Home to exit Settings, You should now see your weather temp, etc. at the top of your TV screen.
Tip 2. If your screen is not showing OK then go to your TV remote then go into your TV screen Picture Settings And Find "Just Scan" Some Older HD Screens Don't Support the auto Scanning and auto setting of the HD Signal into the TV, if your TV does not support "Just Scan" or equivalent settings, then the screen menu's may show slightly incorrectly, don't worry as this will only effect the main menu and no the viewing of movies etc. as this will still be ok and show as normal.
Tip 3. Do Not Attempt To Download Any Extra Add-ons From Settings Etc. As This Can Cause a Lack of Memory or clashes with the server settings or software and can crash the box altogether, also causes slow Updating Speeds, All the Add-ons Needed Are Already There Even When They Say "Not Installed" They Still Work behind the Scenes and in the background used by the Linux software.
Tip 4. There are many paid streams and add-ons on the system but you should never need them as you will get most if not all you need without any paid streams being used, so just ignore them, if however you wish to use a paid streaming service then feel free to do so.
Tip 5. When you go to a list of movies and try all the links and the all the links don't work, go back to your list of movies menu, highlight the name of the movie you are trying to watch, then press the "Menu" or blue button on the remote this, if available in the that menu, will bring up a menu with "SuperSearch Me" inside the menu press ok on it this will search all servers and find many more new server links throughout the system, now one of these should work ok, Note the "SuperSearch Me" function only works in certain lists like movies etc. but not all lists like Youtube etc. or Live TV.
Tip 6. Sometimes on some server links you need to click 3 times for the link to work like "Billion Uploads Server" for instance, this is not the box but a quirk or timeout on the server that the link is coming from, if it don't work after 3 try's then it may not be working for that link, so try another link or see Tip 5 above.
Remember: Everything You See On Your New Box is FREE and is Constantly Work In Progress and therefore things can change over time like the Menu Systems, Programmes, Links, Etc., nothing unless paid for is ever guaranteed on the web, so just sit back and enjoy the ride, and just remember it's all free.