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Accessing System settings

System Settings menu contsists main STB setttings. Options for accessing System settings:

  • By Remote Control: Setup button or Services or SET (depends on the RC version).
  • In Embedded portal: Main menu SettingsSystem settings.
  • From Select a portal for loading window.

List of system settings

Network

This section of System settings contains STB network connection and media-portals settings.

Network Connection Type

Network section contains STB network connections settings. The following network connection options may be displayed:

Network connection settings

For each Ethernet networking interface the following settings are used (obtained automatically or specified manually):

  • IP address - IP address assigned to Ethernet networking interface or to Wi-Fi adapter of STB;
  • Mask - subnet mask assigned to Ethernet networking interface or to Wi-Fi adapter of STB;
  • Gateway - IP address of Default gateway;
  • DNS - IP address of DNS (Domain Name System) server.
Wired (Ethernet)
Auto (DHCP) Auto (DHCP), manual DNS Manual No IP
Automatic configuration of Ethernet networking interface by DHCP protocol. In particular, it is used for automatic network settings received from the ISP (provider).

Automatic configuration of the networking interface by DHCP excepting of DNS (one or more) that is specified manually by user.

All settings of the networking interface (IP address, Mask, Gateway, DNS) are specified manually. IP address is not assigned to the local interface (ability to receive automatic settings by DHCP is forbidden, and previously configured network interface settings (if they were specified) are lost. The option must be enabled if PPPoE connection is used.

PPPoE
Auto (DHCP) Auto (DHCP), manual DNS
ON - enable. OFF - disable. Ethernet networking interface IP address, Mask, Gateway, DNS are assigned automatically; login and password are specified manually. ON - enable. OFF - disable. Ethernet networking interface IP address, Mask, Gateway are assigned automatically; DNS, login and password are specified manually.
Wireless (Wi-Fi)
Auto (DHCP) Auto (DHCP), manual DNS Manual
Wireless adapter IP address, Mask, Gateway, DNS are assigned automatically. Wireless LAN identifier (SSID), Authentication mode, Encryption type - are assigned automatically (with ability to change manually), Key or passphrase (wireless LAN password) - is specified
manually.
Wireless adapter IP address, Mask, Gateway - are assigned automatically, DNS - is specified manually. Wireless LAN identifier (SSID), Authentication mode, Encryption type - are assigned automatically (with the ability to change manually), Key or passphrase (wireless LAN password) - is specified manually. Wireless adapter IP address , Mask, Gateway, DNS is specified manually. Group name (SSID), Authentication mode, Encryption type - are assigned automatically (with the ability to change manually), Key or passphrase (wireless LAN password) - is specified manually.

Network info

To control status of STB network connection Network info window is used. Network info window is called by Network info button (at the bottom of the connection window) or by i (Info) button on RC:

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  • Current configuration - indicates the type of network settings assignment (DHCP/manual). For the Wi-Fi connection the wireless LAN identifier (SSID) is also indicated.
  • Link status - connection status:
    • UP - connection established;
    • DOWN - connection not established.
  • MAC address - physical address (MAC - Media Access Control) of:
    • Ethernet Networking interface - assigned at the factory where STB was manufactured;
    • Wireless (Wi-Fi) adapter - assigned by adapter manufacturer.
  • IP address - IP address assigned (auto or manually) to Ethernet networking interface or Wi-Fi adapter.
  • Gateway - IP address of default network gateway assigned (auto or manually) to the monitored interface or Wi-Fi adapter.
  • DNS server - IP address of the DNS server assigned (auto or manually) to the monitored interface or Wi-Fi adapter.

Servers

1 level 2 level Описание
General NTP server NTP server address - see Time and date section.

Portal 1 name The first media-portal name.
Portal 1 URL The first media-portal URL.
Portal 2 name The second media-portal name.
Portal 2 URL The second media-portal URL.
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Go to multiportal mode setting window.


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Use DHCP portal
  • ON - receiving of external media-portal data (name, IP-address to which STB should connect) from DHCP-server is enabled;
  • OFF - receiving of external media-portal data from DHCP-server is disabled.
DHCP portal Net address of DHCP server from which you want to retrieve information about the external portal. Used for debugging.
Bootstrap URL Bootstrap file net address (URL of multicast group) that is used in DHCP software update mode.
URL образа imageupdate file net address (URL of multicast group) that is used in DHCP software update mode or Multicast update (see, example for MAG322/324/349/351).

* - this options are used not for all STB models

Portals

In addition to embedded media-portal STB can operate under control of external media-portal that uploaded to STB by HTTP network protocol. Addresses of the external portals are set in Portals window.
In Portals window by default it is possible to specify data (name, URL) of two external portals. However the system can store information about more (up to 8) external portals - see Multiportal mode.

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Multiportal mode setting

In Multiportal mode the rules of loading media-portal in STB are set (default portal, type of loading - automatic or manual selection of portal, etc.). Moreover the data of additional external media-portals can be edited.

To edit settings of multiportal mode:

  1. Open System settings Servers  Portals More (F1);
  2. Set the option Multiportal mode to ON.

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Options Descriptions

Multiportal mode


ON - enable editing, OFF - disable editing. The value ON get enable to edit additional options for setting the portal loading mode and setting up external portals.

Default portal

Default portal - which automatically loads into the STB (see description of Portal load delay option). User can set embedded or external portal as default portal. The external portal must first be configured (see options Portal N, Use portal, URL N).

Portal load delay

Option values:

  • Without auto start - the portal to be loaded is selected manually. During the STB loading the portal loading window will appear on the screen in which the user should select the portal to download (embedded or one of the external ones).
  • 10 s, 10 s, 1 min. or 2 min - the portal to be loaded is selected automatically after the set delay value. Portals loading window displays during the specified delay time making user possible to select the portal. If before this time expiration user does not select any portal then Default portal automatically loads (see option Default portal). 

Portal N

The number (N = 1 ... 8) of additional external portal that will be displayed in Portals window.

Use portal N

  • ON - allow the use of an external portal;
  • OFF - prohibit the use of an external portal.

If the option is set to ON the portal can be used to load in STB (it will be displayed in Select a portal for loading window).

Name N

Name of the portal to be added (N-th).

URL N

Address (URL) of the portal to be added (N-th).

Video

This section of System settings contains video settings of STB that are applied when STB finally loaded (not during booting). See detail in Video output mode and Graphics Resolution section.

Audio

This section of System settings contains audio settings of STB.

1 level 2 level Description
Initial volume
Level (in %) of STB volume when playing media resources (the default is 100%). This option value is set as current player volume after its changing and after STB reboot.
Audio output mode

Audio output mode of STB. Option values:

  • Stereo
  • Mono
  • Mono left
  • Mono right
  • Lt / Rt




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Operating Mode Standards (profiles) of dynamic audio stream compression: RF Mode (default), Line Mode.
SPDIF Mode

Audio output work mode of the optical SPDIF interface. Option values:

  • Bitstream - non-decoded compressed stream (default tvalue).
  • PCM (Pulse-code modulation) - decoded uncompressed stream.
HDMI Audio

Audio output work mode of the digital HDMI interface. Option values:

  • PCM (the default value);
  • SPDIF - at the HDMI interface is outputed the same audio stream as at SPDIF interface.

Advanced settings

This section of System settings contains additional settings of STB.

1 level 2 level Descriptions
Language
Selecting the User Interface (UI) language of the embedded STB portal. Description is given in Embedded Portal / Localization of user interface / Interface language section.
Time zone
Selecting the time zone for displaying the STB time. The description is given in Embedded Portal / Localization of user interface / Time and Date section section.
UPnP client enabled

Selecting UPnP client launch mode:

  • Disable - the UPnP client is disabled;
  • LAN - UPnP client enabled via the wired interface (Ethernet);
  • Wireless network - UPnP client enabled via the wireless network (Wi-Fi).
Buffer size (ms)
Size of the input buffer for media streams (by default - 20000 ms). Used to eliminate short-time delays during playback. Depends on the type of media traffic, stream load speed, etc.
HDMI-CEC

Enabling CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) at the HDMI-interface. CEC allows user to control both TV and STB by single remote control unit (of TV). Option values:

  • Disabled - disable CEC permanently (the default value);
  • Enabled - enable CEC permanently;
  • Enable once - enable CEC until reboot STB. This option should be used when STB connects to certain TV first time. It makes user possible to check CEC operation between STB and TV during firtst connection. After checking, if CEC works correctly, option Enabled must be set. Enable once option value is valid until STB reboot (after STB reboot the option sets to Disabled).

Make sure your TV supports CEC feature to use it.

See also developer information - CEC-HDMI

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Storages access mode

Sets the level of access to USB storage devices (USB drives) that are connected to STB:

  • full access - read (play), write (record), Delete operation are allowed;
  • read only - only read operation is allowed. Writing and deletion of files located on the drive are forbidden.

Full access to USB-drives is required for the folowing functions:

  • Record channel (PVR);
  • TimeShift (USB-drive is used as a memory buffer);
  • Export the playlist (record from STB to USB-drive).
IGMP version Selecting IGMP protocol version (multicast data transfer control). Used to receive media streams (IPTV channels) in multicast broadcasting mode. IGMP is required to build a Multicast-stream route, with which the service will be delivered.

Multicast proxy enabled

Enabling / disabling support for the "multicast proxy" mode for Wi-Fi routers. By default, this option is disabled.

The option is enabled only for work with Wi-Fi router with the proxy server enabled. In all other cases, the option should be disabled, since it affects the receipt of the address of the media streams. For a description, see Embedded Portal / WiFi wireless access/ Support for proxy-server UDPXY.

Multicast proxy URL
The network (IP-)address of Wi-Fi router that supports the multicast proxy mode.

Keyboard layout

This section of System settings regards with Keyboard layout feature that means ability to select certain language of STB screen keabord. Description is given in the section  Embedded portal / Localization of User Interface/ Keyboard layout.  

Network info

This section of System settings is intended to display current status of active STB network connection. Possible connection types (see Network):

  • Wired (Ethernet)
  • PPPoE
  • Wireless (Wi-Fi)

Example of Network Info window for Wired (Ethernet) connection (network parameters are the same as described in Network / Network info section).

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Device info

This section of System settings displays current software and hardware information of STB.

Model STB model.
Serial number STB serial number.

MAC address

MAC (Media Access Control) address of STB wired Ethernet or wireless Wi-Fi network interface:

  • MAC address of Ethernet Networking interface - assigned at the factory where STB was manufactured;
  • MAC address of Wireless (Wi-Fi) adapter - assigned by adapter manufacturer.
Vendor Manufacturer of STB (TeleTec).
Hardware version Version of STB system board. Assigned by the manufacturer.
Active bank Active bank of the flash-memory from which the STB has been loaded (Bank1 - NAND or NAND1 (the name depends on the STB model), Bank2 - NAND2). See description - in sections Bootloader menu or System Recovery menu of appropriate STB model.
Image version Version of STB software image. Assigned when creating by manufacturer or operator.
Image description Detailed description of version of STB software.
Image date Date of STB software image creation.
Версия RootFS Version of RootFS (Root file system) that is part of STB software image.

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Restart portal

This section of System settings is applied for forced (manual) restart of Embedded portal. Performed after confirmation. This command does not reload entire STB but Embedded portal application only. It can be used:

  • to update various settings of Embedded portal (for example, after changing the Portals data);
  • to take effect previosly changed settings (for example, UI language) when user was prompted to reload Portal but he had refused, etc.

Reboot device

This section of System settings is applied for software rebooting STB. Performed after confirmation. It can be used for various purposes:

  • entering Bootloader / System Recovery Utility menu;
  • restarting STB player, etc.

Software restart of STB causes restart of Embedded portal application as well (see Restart portal).

Reset settings

This section of System settings is applied for programm reset some STB settings. Performed after confirmation.
After resetting the following STB environment variables are reset to initial (factory) value:

After programm resetting the STB does not reboot.

STB settings are fully reset to initial (factory) value from the Bootloader menu (for MAG-250/254/270) or from the System Recovery menu (for MAG-256 and MAG-322/324/349/351)

Clear user data

This section of System settings is applied to delete the STB user settings. Performed after confirmation. The following user data is deleted:

  • From the section "Home media" (located in the Main menu):
    • Data access to network resources using the SAMBA protocol, NFS;
    • Favorites (list of favorite channels);
  • IPTV channels data (playlists);
  • Internet browser bookmarks;
  • Weather data (location);
  • Authorization data to external portals;
  • Data access to mail accounts and online services;
  • Keyboard layout;
  • Additional access control settings;
  • Paired bluetooth devices;
  • etc.

Software update

This section of System settings is intended to carry out manually updating STB software locally (from USB-drive) or by network (HTTP).

Update method

  • HTTP - update to software version that is downloaded from Web-server by HTTP protocol. How to configure is described in STB software update sections - for MAG250/254/270, MAG-256, MAG322/324/349/351.
  • USB - update to software version that is pre-downloaded and written to the USB-drive. How to configure is described in STB software update sections - for MAG250/254/270, MAG-256, MAG322/324/349/351.
URL
Network address of the storage with the latest version of the STB software. In the standard software version (factory image) the following update address is specified (<number of model> - base model number: 250, 254, 256, 270, 322, ...):
http://update.infomir.com/mag/<number of model>/imageupdate

Remote control

This section of System settings is used to enable and configure Remote control application on STB side. This feature is used to control STB (that acts as manageable device) from mobile device (that acts as control device).

Use remote control

ON - enable remote control, OFF - disable remote control.

Device name STB name. This name should be entered in the Remote control application on the mobile device.
Password (numbers only)

STB password. This password should entered in the Remote control application on the mobile device.

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