This will be a tutorial for all that who have this modules and don´t now how it works.
OK, LET´S START !
HUMAX users have to be careful, the MR will work ok, but... a first time
initializing has to be done in an other receiver.
FIRST TIME INSTALL:
When you buy a MR from the Den, it's ready to use.
Before putting it in a Common Interface slot (CI-slot), switch your receiver
to a Free to air (FTA) channel and shut it off.
Put your MR in the slot and switch on the receiver.
NOTE: no card must be in!
Go to the menu "Common Interface" or "CI" of your receiver (read the guide from your
receiver if you don't know where it is!)
The menu will show you the MR with the current "bin" like MR1.09 for
Now switch to a decoded channel, f.e. Multivison on Hotbird 13,0E.
NOTE: still without any card put inside!
The channel will clear, the MR is ready for use.
IMPORTANT PROCEDURE (STANDARD PROCEDURE):
Whatever you want to change the next procedure is needed to joy the
pleasures of the MR.
If you don't follow them, you wouldn't have the smooth working MR anymore!
Every time you want to change something (anything) in the menu, the standard
Set your receiver to a FTA channel and shut it of.
Restart the receiver and press [set default key] in the MR menu.
(the MR becomes in a kind of learning mode...)
Do what you want to do, f.e. change keys.
It will remember what you have changed.
NOTE: if you do not follow this procedure, you just might experience that
the changes you've made will not be adapted.
EDIT KEY (PUT IN KEY)
One of the most common procedures you'll have to do.
First start to find keys or key files, at the Toecuttersden site.
I always take the complete key files, because they are ready to use, but if
you have the key in HEX, you can also calculate
them yourself. Various file friends (like Xamuh and others) do that for you,
so why make it difficult.
I will describe that calculate procedure only brief at the end of this...
So I take the Xamuh files, because I use his text file and also the 5x1 file of him works perfectly for me.
You'll get a zipped file with several files in it, just take the MR_Keys.txt file and open that.
Here you'll find keys in HEX and in DEC, f.e. N 7101 00 [11 26 AC AE 06 81 C1 38] --> [017 038 172 174 006 129 193 056] Polsat (13°E) (this is an example!)
The N stands for code (Nagra) 7101 stands for provider ID, 00 stands for the key (one).
and than you see a key in HEX (11 26 AC AE 06 81 C1 3. (this one is fictional).
This results in DEC in => 017 038 172 174 006 129 193 056
I will not disturb you by explaining what it is exactly, but let me put it this way:
You won't be able to put in keys like 11 26 AC AE 06 81 C1 38 with your remote, because the remote has only the digits
Therefor we have to put them in in DEC.
Just print out or write down the keys for the provider you want to update.
So now go to your receiver and of course (!) start with the "Standard
Procedure", as described above.
Go to the MR menu and [Edit CAS keys].
Change the key of the provider you selected and zap to that channel.
It will clear in short time.
NOTE: no card of any kind must be inserted!
CALCULATE KEY HEX TO DEC
You will need to open Windows calculator, then select View, select Scientific.
The next step is to select View again and select Hex.
Put in a part of the HEX key (11) and than click Dec (ore press View Decimal) This results in 17.
We have to put in dec keys in 3 numbers, so result = 017
Same example AC, will result in 172 etc.
Basically the results of above HEX Key are 17 38 172 174 6 129 193 56.
You will change them to 017 038 172 174 006 129 193 056
Put this key in your receiver like described at above.
CHANGE .UPD TO .BIN OR FUNCARD FILES:
Every now and then a new version of MR occurs.
In many cases they will be presented as UPD files.
To change an UPD file to BIN or funcardfiles here it is:
Go to fookfiles and download the MRFM proggy v.1.0 RC5 by Micko
(Matrix Reloaded File Manipulator)
Unzip and install it on your PC.
Now unzip the specific upd file (like MR.1055.upd)
Open the proggy and choose [load upd] and select the upd.
Push the button UPD -> BIN (or anything you want) and then save it where you want.
UPDATE USING FUNCARDS ( FUN ):
Programing Matrix Reloaded ( MR ) for dummies.
For all the dummies like me that also have problems programming the MR Matrix Reloaded the first time:
>From many posts here I understand the best it goes with fun5 cards, e.g. Galaxy3 cards.
You'll need 3 of them, or with one it works also, you only have to reprogram it.
Get yourself the zip file with the MR funcardfiles (lets say the current MR version = 1.055)
When you open the zip you'll find several files, unzip them all to a Map
(make a new one, you can find easily later on) In my case I'll call it MR funcardfiles.
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NOTE: Fun cards have different size memory in side.
Fun Card 1 = 16
Fun Card 2 = 64
Fun Card 3 = 128
Fun Card 4 = 256
Fun Card 5 = 512
Fun Card 6 = 1024
As you can see the MR1.055_1024 file will not fit into a Funcard5.
You need to download the required updated firmware split to fit into three Funcards5 in your case. Each file will be 512 or less.
Look for another zip file with funcard 5 files in it or download the latest file splitter program "MRFS"*** and generate your own card files.
Use the correct files for YOUR funcards and mind that if you use funcard 6 but you only have fun5 files set the software of your programmer to 512 and not to 1024!
Do not use the auto detect function if your programmer has it.
SET THE SECTIONS MANUALLY AT ALL TIMES, especially with infinity programmers.
(NOTE: my new Infinity Phoenix doesn't have any problems of this kind).
The internal eeprom should be unticked and unused.
**MRFS (Matrix Reload Funcard Splitter) will split .upd files into any size.
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In this [MR funcardfiles] map you now see 3 files "fun 5" and 2 if you use "fun6".
NOTE: They are called something like ~1.hex, ~2.hex. You need them one by one.
You also need a loader file, in most cases that stays the same over the month'.
Put you're funcard in the programmer, like Mastera, Infinity, Mastercard etc. and erase it.
Open the program you normally use to write files on a fun card.
NOTE: Some people say Chip Cat will not work.
Erase the fun card.
NOTE: not erasing will cause unreliable MR functioning but anyhow the cards need to be perfectly burned and some fun cards just not want to, or only at the second trial they work.
Check the software program for ignore FF setting in the configuration.
Also check the memory size the program is burning in, according to the fun cards you're using.
Be sure that you ersase the fun cards and load the same loader flash (toecutter loader) on every funcard.
Load the flash file (the loader file from the map [MR funcardfiles] -> fun5) in the flash section.
Load the file mr1.~~1.hex in the external eeprom section en write the card.
Go to the setup of your receiver and open the section where the Common Interface module is.
1- Open the MR section and go to Download section.
(Can't describe the real name, 'cause that's depending from your receiver)
2- The messages "Erasing old data, please wait..." and "Insert card 1 or serial dummy card" will be shown.
3- Insert the first smart card and press Ok.
4- The message "Card inserted, opening" is shown, and after that "Performing smart card download..." and wait until
5- the message "Download card completed" appears take the card out and press "Please, extract it"
6- After that, a message "Insert card 2" will be shown.
Follow the options as above until the last card has finished downloading
using the eeprom file MR~~2.hex for card number 2 and MR~~3.hex for card number 3. (with fun6 only two files, of course!).
7.- After the last smart card is downloaded, the message "Download complete.
Copying image and re-booting" will be shown.
Just wait a few moments.
If the new version of software is not shown after about 1 minute, re-insert
the module without any smart card.
When this also doesn't work, completely shut off the receiver once.
NOTE: If you're zapping the first time, do not insert any card.
If some decoded channels could be watched, it works fine.
If one of the Fun cards isn't directly detected, please try inserting this card some time, or rewrite it!