OpenViX Zeus is finished, Heres Helios instead.

The short lived, much hyped OpenViX Zeus is no more, after only 4 weeks, its been binned. But, have no fear OpenViX lovers, as OpenViX Helios is here instead.

We are not too sure what the differences are, and just like with the switch from OpenViX 3.0 to Zeus, all thats being said is that its ‘behind the scenes changes’ (insert conspiracy theories here)

So, in the software section, youll find the new Helios, which is the same as the old Zeus, which was the same as the older 3.0


New PLi based images, new kernel

New images have been uploaded for the OE range of receivers, with a new 3.9.7 linux kernel. Download them from the Software tab above. Not yet available anywhere else on the internet.

The software section will also be  updated with the latest version of the ViX Zeus images, and other available images over the coming weekend

Loads of new updates

Todays been busy for Technomate receivers. As well as the expected release of openvix Zeus for the linux OE receivers, and the unexpected 002 release a few hours later (good old vix updates, theyre like busses, the last one was in december, then you get a few all at the same time)

Other updates have been for the following receivers

TM6800HD Super, TM6900HD Super, TM8000Ci HD Combo, TM5302, TM5402HD, TM5402HD M2, TM5502Ci, TM7100, TM7102, TM6902, the new TM-F3/5 and the TM-MINI

updates include (not on every model)

iptv, BISS, 27.5W, VoD, 19e, 15W and more

all available via the software tab at the top of the page


Openvix Zeus officially released

Openvix Zeuse images are now officially available. We have been playing with these for a while, and the end user experience is the same as openvix 3.0, but, this will be the only vix firmware to receive updates in the future, so if you want to continue to use ViX, youll have to update. The bootloaders will need to be updated as per the last blog post, but, all images are available from the software tab at the top of the page

New 4.0 bootloaders

The OpenATV 4.0 images have been available for a while, and recently popping up in random places, is the vix4 (OpenVix Zeus) image, but untill now, bootloaders were unavailable for these images to work properly. We are just about to upload bootloaders that have been tested, and work, on both the OpenATV 4.0 image, and the OpenVix Zeus images.

Only use these bootloaders if you are intending on using one of these newer images, as you will not be able to boot into an existing PLi based, or Openvix3.0 image after flashing these, unless you reflash with an older bootloader.

As usual with this type of update, use at your own risk. We killed 2 receivers before finding this working software (which also brought them back to life)

Check the software tab above for the file



Heres the about screen from the latest unreleased openvix4 image, running on the TM-nano, so contrary to what some may be saying about killing your receiver by using it, its all scare tactics and should be taken with a pinch of salt. We found these with some very clever search terms, so they ARE online, probably for other makes of receiver supported by ViX as well. Apart from a new bootscreen, we havent yet found anything amazingly new, but, ViX have said that the main difference with ViX 4 is the way in which the images are built, not with the actual image itself.

The openvix4 images are out there, and untill there is an ‘official’ release, then they will be classed as beta, therefor ‘unsupported’ and some people will also say that using them will blow your receiver up and invalidate your cars insurance policy, but, neither of these claims are worth the paper that they are not written on ;)

Vix 4 images

Overnight one of our automated search spiders came back with a very interesting link to a file, so, of course we just had to download it, and wil try it out later today

we wont post the file here, yet, but with some boolean googling you should be able to find it



vix 4 , openvix 4, open vix 4

Major plugin bug on 4D images

A major problem has occured on ALL 4D images prior to Feb 2nd 2014. The URL used for the image to connect to the download server has changed, with no possible way of changing it back. While this does not affect the use of the image, or the way it functions with any manually installed plugins, you are now unable to download plugins from the images plugin server, unless you either update the plugin, or manually edit the files that control how the receiver connects to plugin sources, other ‘fixes’ may become available. We have been aware of this issue for a few days, but wanted to exhaust every option to resolve it before announcing it. Heres a tutorial for those who simply want to carry out the manual edits required

How to fix 4D plugin bug

New 4D images 31-01-2014

New images available from the 4D team for the Technomate TM-Twin, TM-single, TM-2T & TM-nano OE range of receivers available from the Software tab at the top of the page. When a TM-nano-2T image comes available, we will add this to the Software archive too. As usual these images are that new that there is no ‘changelog’ available for them yet. Unavailable ANYWHERE else on the internet at the time of posting, as usual. Get them while theyre hot :)