SetEditHumaxV3 for Humax OAK V3 Contents:

SetEditHumaxV3 for Humax OAK V3
Contents:
1 General
2 Installation
3 Step by step
a Load and back up a settings file
b Arrange settings
c Provider
d Favourite lists and genres
e Channel parameters
f Write settings into the receiver
g Print or export settings
h Using the transponder functions and entering new channels by hand
i Import of channels
j Other settings and how to convert a settings file
4 Program use and personal configuration
5 Functions
a File functions
b Configuration
c Channel functions
d Provider functions
e Satellite functions
f Transponder functions
g Favourites
6 Problems
7 Register
8 Glossary and abbreviations
1 General
SetEditHumaxV3 is a program to change the settings (program sequence, names of channels etc.) of
the Humax OAK V3 digital satellite receivers.
You can easily make your own channel lists, edit them, print them and write them into your receiver.
You can enter new channels or new transponders, edit, delete and save them, change the names of
channels, sort, search, copy and paste channels.
SetEditHumaxV3 works with the following receivers: F1-5000, CI-5100, CR-5510, VA-5200, VA-5200
(1 Slot), CRCI-5500, IRCI-5400, VACI-5300, CI-5100C, VA-5200C, NACI-5700, VACI-5350, F1-FOX,
F1-ACE, VA-FOX, VA-NTV, VA-RUSSIA, VA-OTV, NA-FOX, NA-ACE, RCA-992, F1-3000, CR-3510,
VA-3210, FTV 5600 (5400 firmware system 0005.0600), VACI 5300 (SW HVC 1.01.06), IRCI 5400
(1.0300 System 0016.0600).
(If you have a 5600 you need SetEdit5600, if you have an old F1 receiver you need SetEditOAKV2.)
With SetEdit you can edit settings of different receivers, exchange channels between settings files of
different receivers or convert a settings file of one format into another (e.g. SetEditDVB2000 into
SetEditHumaxV3). If you have other receivers you can add new "modules".
The settings are read from the receiver and written into the receiver via the RS232 interface with a null
modem cable.
With this program you can't change the receiver firmware; to do this, please use the tools you can find
on the Humax homepage.
In the following guide you will find a step by step description of how to use this program. In the other
chapters there is a short description of all functions divided in file, channel, provider, satellite,
transponder and favourite list functions and the configuration.
2 Installation
System requirements:
PC with Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, one free serial port and 20 MB of free disc space.
If you like to install SetEdit for the first time, please start the file SetEditHumaxV3_installation_en.exe.
In this window you can select, if you get in addition to the program a desktop shortcut and an entry in
the start menu. Furthermore you can select that after the installation SetEdit is launched and/or the
SetEdit directory is shown in the explorer.
When you click on "Next", you can select the installation directory.
The installation contains the program itself, some pictures and a sample settings file.
If you already have a SetEdit version and simply want to upgrade to SetEditHumaxV3, please copy the
file SetEditHumaxV3.dll in the existing SetEdit directory.
In your SetEdit directory, you will now find the DLLs that are the modules for the different receiver
types.
There are no changes made to the Windows system files.
You will also find the file SetEditHumaxV3.ini in this directory. Your personal configuration is saved in
this file.
To uninstall SetEditHumaxV3 simply delete all these files.
If you have more than one receiver (with the right DLL modules), you can decide with which type of
SetEdit the program should start. You just have to change the name of the exe file. Example: If you
start SetEditHumaxV3.exe after the installation of SetEditHumaxV3_installation_en.exe the program
will start as a Humax V3 editor. If you change the name of the SetEditHumaxV3.exe file into
SetEditDVB2000.exe, the program will start as DVB2000 editor. Of course you can open additional
SetEditHumaxV3 if required.
3 Step by step
I assume that the program has been installed on your PC as described in chapter 2.
Also it is assumed that you are using SetEditHumaxV3 for the first time. In the following I will describe
how to transfer the settings from the receiver to the PC and back (chapter 3.a and 3.f). By means of
examples you will see how to get order in your settings (chapter 3.b), how to use the provider
functions (chapter 3.c), how to put channels into the favourite lists or genres (chapter 3.d), how to
work with the transponder menu (chapter 3.h), how to enter new channels by hand (chapter 3.h), how
to handle the peculiarities of German Premiere World channels (Formula 1, soccer, pay-per-view)
(chapter 3.h), how to adjust settings from other sources to your requirements (chapter 3.i and 3.j) and
how to convert one settings format into another (chapter 3.j).
3.a Load and back up a settings file
Please connect your receiver to the PC with a serial null modem cable (no 1:1 cable).
If you start SetEditHumaxV3 for the very first time you will get a window with the history of the changes
from previous versions.
The first thing you should do is to make a backup of the channel settings in your receiver. You can
restore such a backup at any time into your receiver and the receiver will be the same as it was at the
time you made the backup.
To do this, you have to enter in the configuration the receiver type and the comport you have used to
connect your receiver to the PC. Please click on the button "Config."
You will get the following dialogue:
(Here you find three pages. If you are on the page "Colours" or "Convert", please click on "General
settings" to get the menu shown above.)
Please enter in the box "Comport" the correct comport and in the field "Receiver" your receiver type.
If you have entered the correct receiver type you usually get the correct values for the menu type, the
flash type and the system ID. You can check the system ID in your receiver with the remote control,
please enter menu -> installation -> status -> receiverstatus and compare the number you find behind
"loader version" with the system ID that is entered in SetEdit. The correct system ID is necessary to
write back settings into your receiver.
In the section "Baud rate" you enter the speed for the serial communication.
When you have entered these parameters, please click on "OK".
All other options of this menu are explained in chapter 5.b in details.
Now click on the button "file". You will get the following menu:
Here you select the function "Backup", you get the following window:
In this window you enter the directory and the filename for your backup. (Note: the language of this
window depends on your windows version, so don't worry if you see German buttons here.)
As soon as you have clicked on "save", the following message will appear:
Please turn off your receiver and click on "OK", you will find this dialogue:
When you turn on your receiver now, the settings will be read from the receiver and saved on your
hard disc.
If you make some unintentional changes in your settings when you experiment with SetEditHumaxV3
you can always restore this backup file into your receiver and reverse any changes.
Now it depends on whether you want to change your own receiver settings with this program or if you
want to adapt a settings file that you found on the Internet to your own requirements and write it into
your receiver (chapter 3.i or 3.j).
If you want to change your own receiver settings please click on the button "File" and select the menu
item "Read from receiver". You get the same message you know from the backup function, so
continue as described above.
The settings are now transferred from the receiver to the PC, but this time the settings are not saved,
but shown in SetEditHumaxV3.
If you want to adapt settings that you found in the Internet to your own requirements and then write
them into your receiver, you have to load these settings first. Please click on the button "File", and
then select the function "open" from the file menu.
Now please select the file you want to load from the list you see
and click on "Open" or double click on the file you want to load.
Note: If you want to write settings that you have found in the Internet into your receiver, you have to be
careful:
A settings file does not only contain the channel information, it also includes the general receiver
settings (menu language, parental pin, ...), the LNB and the satellite configuration. These configuration
settings will usually not fit to your receiver. Therefore you should better overwrite these configuration
settings with your own configuration settings (see chapter 3.j or 5.e.)
When you have loaded a settings file or read the settings from your receiver, you get the following
window (depending on the window size and some personal settings the picture may differ).
You see the TV channels (light blue background) and the radio channels (light green background) as
well as a transponder list, a satellite list, a provider list, the favourite lists (FAV) and a genre list.
If you select an item in the satellite list, you will see all channels and all transponders that are assigned
to this satellite.
If you select a transponder, provider, a favourite list or a genre, you will only see the channels that are
assigned to this transponder, provider, this favourite list or this genre.
When you select a channel, the satellite, transponder, provider and FAV list (if the channel is in a FAV
list) of this channel are marked grey. In the genre list appears the genre of this channel.
Channels that are in a favourite list are marked in the channel list with a darker background colour.
Transponders and providers marked in red are empty; they contain no channels.
If the channel number is marked with a red background colour, the channel is assigned to a vertical or
right hand circular polarised transponder. If the channel number has a white background colour, the
channel is assigned to a horizontal or left hand circular polarised transponder.
If you have a cable receiver there are of course no polarisations.
If a satellite has a green background colour, it is activated, which means there are already channels on
this satellite.
(You can change all these marking colours in the configuration menu, see chapter 5.b.)
When you click with the right mouse button in the channel list (TV or radio) and select from the popup
menu the entry "Information" you will get the number of TV channels, radio channels, transponders
and providers that are in your settings.
3.b Arrange settings
Now you have the settings (from your own receiver or from the Internet) in SetEditHumaxV3.
The most important functions will be explained now in detail with some examples, while in the chapter
functions all functions are briefly described.
The most important function of SetEditHumaxV3 is to get order in your channel list. This can be by
deleting channels you don't need (e.g. channels that are scrambled and you have no subscription for),
getting the channels into a useful order, assigning the channels to the favourite lists or the providers
and correcting wrong channel settings (e.g. wrong channel names).
First let us suppose that we want to delete a channel. To do this we have to select the channel first.
Please click with the mouse on the channel. Then the satellite, the transponder, the provider and the
FAV list(s) (if this channel is in a FAV list) of this channel are marked grey in the respective list. In the
genre list appears the genre of this channel.
Sometimes it is useful to change this colour (similarly for other colours, for example the colours used
for new channels (for the import) or duplicate channels), e.g. because the colours are too pale on a
laptop. You will find a description how to do this in chapter 5.b.
Now click with the right mouse button in the channel list and open the channel menu:
Please select the item "delete" in this menu and the selected channel will be deleted from your
settings.
If you delete a channel within the favourite list, this channel is only removed from the FAV list but not
deleted from the main list.
Note: There is no undo function yet, so be careful.
To delete a channel, you can also select the channel and then hit the Del key on your keyboard.
To delete multiple channels please click for example on channel 5, then press the shift key and keep it
pressed and then click on channel 7. The channels 5 to 7 are now selected. Now you can delete these
channels as described above.
To select channels that are not consecutive (e.g. the channels 5, 20 and 39) please click on the first
channel (here channel 5), then press the Ctrl key on your keyboard, keep this key pressed and then
click on the other channels you like to delete.
Now assume we want to move a channel, e.g. ZDF to position 2.
Note: You can show your channel lists in original order or sorted by alphabet, frequency or polarity.
Moving channels is easier when the channel list is shown in its original order. If the channel list is
shown in alphabetical order and you move a channel, only the channel number will change but not the
position of the channel in the channel list (the name is still the same). To show the channel list in
original order, please click with the right mouse button into the channel list and select from the menu
item "View sorted by" the option "Original".
To change the viewing mode of the channel lists you can also click on the letters "O" (original), "N"
(Name), "F" (frequency) or "P" (polarity) in the border of the channel lists.
First we have to find out the position of the channel ZDF at the moment. To find all channels you first
have to click on the satellite "all" to see really all channels, independent of the satellite the channels
belong to. Then you can search for ZDF by entering the first letters of the channel name. Please click
anywhere in the channel list and hit the "Z" key on your keyboard, now all channels whose names
begin with "Z" are selected. Now hit the "D" key on your keyboard. Now all channels beginning with
"ZD" are selected. You can do this of course with the third, fourth letter etc. If you wait for more than
three seconds between two letters a new search is started, so that the last letter entered is taken as
the first letter of the name that is searched.
You can also use the "find channels" function to find channels by name. Open the channel menu and
select the function "find channels" from this menu. You will get this window:
You can choose whether you want to search on all satellites or only on the actually selected satellites.
Click on the field beneath "all satellites" to search on all satellites (if you have selected "all" in the
satellite list you won't see this option because all satellites are searched anyway).
If you now enter "ZDF" in the field "Name" you will see in the list above all channels whose names
begin with "zdf", e.g. the channel ZDFtheaterkanal.
If you click on the white square to the left of the text "substring" you will see all channels that include
the entered letters as a part of the channel name (beginning, middle or end, upper/lowercase is
ignored). If you enter for example the word "sport" the channel "Eurosport" is found too.
Now you can move channels from this list to another position in the channel list or assign them to
another satellite, transponder, provider or a favourite list. The channels will not be removed from the
find list, but when you click on such a channel you will see that the new satellite, transponder, provider
or the new favourite list is now marked in grey.
Within this find function you can also delete channels. Simply select the channel in the list of the find
function and hit the Delete key on your keyboard.
Now you have found for example ZDF. There are several ways to move the channel.
The first way is to move the channel by drag & drop: click with the left mouse button on the channel
you want to move, keep the mouse button pressed and drag the channel to the position you like to
have it. The channel will be placed in front of the position the mouse is on.
To drag a channel on the last position in the list, you have to drag it behind the last channel.
You can also move the channels with the arrow keys of your keyboard. Please select the channel(s)
you want to move, then press the Ctrl-key on your keyboard and keep this key pressed. Now you can
move the selected channel(s) with the arrow keys on your keyboard. If you press the key "Home" or
"End" while the Ctrl key is pressed you move the selected channel(s) to the beginning or the end of
the list.
With both methods described above you can move of course more than one channel.
Another possibility is to move a channel directly to a position (e.g. channel 20 to position 5). Please
select the channel, then click with the right mouse button in the channel list and select from the
channel menu you get the function "Move to", the following dialogue appears:
Here you can enter the channel number you like to move the selected channel to (in this example 5).
The selected channel will be moved now in front of the channel that was previously at this position.
If for example KABEL1 had a channel number higher than 5 before, it will be moved to channel 5. If
the channel had a lower channel number before (e.g. 3) the channel will be moved in front of the
channel that was at position 5. Because one channel is now missing in the list (the channel you are
moving) all channels are moved up one position (i.e. to lower numbers), so in this case your channel
will be moved to position 4.
Especially if you use the drag & drop method it is often a problem that not all channels can be seen on
the screen, so you have to scroll. If you want to move a channel from position 500 to 10 you have to
keep the mouse button pressed while you move to position 10. If you move the mouse some pixels up
and down at the border of the list, then the list will scroll in this direction.
There are some functions that make moving channels more comfortable. For example you can hide
one of the lists (TV or radio) to have more space for the channels. You can even hide the satellites,
transponders, the providers, the favourite lists, the genres and the data window. Please call the
channel menu and select on "Show" what you want to see (TV, Radio, TV and Radio, "Show only
channels" or "All lists").
If you double click on the name of a channel list the other list will be hidden.
With a second double click on the name you will see both lists again.
When you click on the letter "C" in the border of the channel lists, the satellites, transponders, the
providers, the favourite lists, the genres and the data window are hidden. When you click on the letter
"A", you will see all lists again.
Another function that makes moving by drag & drop easier is the "split" function. Please click with the
right mouse button in the channel list to open the channel menu and select the function "Split" from the
popup menu.
All channel lists (depending on what is shown/hidden) are now shown twice. It is of course the same
list, but you have two different views of it. Changes in one of these lists will affect the other list too.
You can move channels from the upper list to the lower list, because it is the same list but from
different points of view, the entry is changed in both windows.
If you make many changes to the channels, please remember to save from time to time. To do this hit
the "file" button. From the file menu please select the item "save" to save the file. If you want to keep
your original file and save the file with a different file name, you should use the "save as" function in
the file menu. Enter the file name and click on the "save" button.
With the function "Sort" in the channel list menu, you have several possibilities to sort the channels.
Contrary to the function "View sorted by" the channels are not only shown in a different order, they
also get another channel number. You can sort the complete channel list by providers (see chapter
3.c) or by satellites. This may be helpful if you have got a motorized dish. If you have sorted your
channel list by genres for example, your dish would always move between the different satellite
positions, when you zap in your channel list.
If you want to sort channels alphabetically, by frequency or polarity, you first have to mark the
channels you want to sort.
3.c Provider
In chapter 5.d there is a short summary of the provider functions.
It is possible to create new providers that can be used to combine channels that usually belong to
different providers. This enables the SetEdit user to group channels without using the favourite lists.
To create a new provider, you have to click with the right mouse button in the provider list, you will see
the following menu:
Now please click on "New"; you get the following message:
Here you have to enter the name of the new provider (e.g. Sport).
The new provider is marked in red colour because it is empty.
You can also change the name of an existing provider. To do this, you have to select the provider and
select the function "Change name" of the menu shown above (you can also make a double click on
the provider). You get a dialogue, where you can enter the new name.
Because self-created providers are often used you can move this provider - same as channels - within
the provider list. You can move it with the Drag&Drop function or while the Ctrl-key is pressed with the
arrow keys of your keyboard and the keys Pos1 and End.
Now you can move channels from different providers to your new provider. It is recommended to
select the provider "All" to see all channels from all providers. Now select a channel you like to assign
to your new provider and move it by Drag&Drop on the name of the desired provider.
You can also change the provider of a channel in the channel data menu, (see chapter 3.e).
In the receiver you can sort your channel list by these providers (with "OK" followed by the yellow
button on your remote control).
If you select a provider in the provider list you will see all channels of this provider in the channel list.
If you change the order of the channels within a provider, the order of the channels in the main list will
be changed too and the channels will get different channel numbers.
Often you can't see all providers at once in the provider list, so you have to scroll the provider list. To
do this while you try to drag a channel to a provider just move the mouse towards the border of the
provider list, then the list will scroll towards this direction.
If you want to move many channels to one provider it is easier to fix the provider list. To do this click
on the "F" in the frame round the provider list.
Now the provider list does not jump to the provider of the selected channel.
If you want that the provider list scrolls to the provider of the selected channel again, click on the "S" in
the frame around the provider list.
A channel can only be in one provider. Sometimes you would like to have a channel in more than one
provider. To do this you can create channel duplicates (which will have different channel numbers).
To create a channel duplicate please click on the channel you like to create a duplicate of, then open
the channel menu and select "copy" from this menu. Now select the desired position of the duplicate in
the channel list and select "paste" from the channel menu. The original channel and the pasted
channel are now marked red to show you that this is a duplicate channel. If you don't want to open the
channel menu every time you can also use shortcuts for these functions, Ctrl-C is for copy and Ctrl-V
is for paste.
There are two ways to find such a duplicate later:
When you move the mouse over a channel that is marked in red, you get a hint showing the number of
a channel that is a duplicate of this channel.
To find such a channel, first click on the channel list, then you can enter the channel number from the
keyboard, so if you hit the key "1" channel 1 will be selected, "1" + "4" will select channel 14 etc. As
with finding the channels by name, you have to enter the numbers within 3 seconds, otherwise the last
entered number is taken as the first digit.
You also have the possibility of using the "Find duplicates" function. Click with the right mouse button
in the channel list and select "Find duplicates" from the popup menu you get. You will see the following
window:
All duplicates are shown. The different pairs of duplicates are marked in different colours. This function
does not distinguish between different types of channels, i.e. it can happen that you see a pair of TV
channel duplicates first and then a pair of radio channel duplicates. Relevant for this search are the
transponder data and the channel ID, but not the name. If you activate the option "PIDs", the video,
audio and PCR PIDs are compared too.
For the "Find duplicates" window there are the same functions as for the "Find channels" window, i.e.
you can delete and move channels from this window into another list and select if the duplicates are
searched on all satellites or only on the selected satellite.
To delete a selected provider with all channels please click with the right mouse button in the provider
list and select "Delete" from the popup menu you get or press the "Del" button on your keyboard. With
the function "Delete all empty providers" can delete all providers that don't contain channels.
If a provider only contains TV channels, it is shown in the provider list with a light blue background.
Providers with only radio channels have a light green background colour. If a provider contains both
channel types, it has a white background. Empty providers are marked with a red background colour.
When you have created a new provider with you 20 most important channels, the channel numbers
will be more or less random in this provider. You have your most important channels at on glance
when you open the channel menu in the receiver, but zapping is difficult. The solution for this problem
is to move your new provider to the first position of the provider list, open the channel menu and select
the function "sort" -> "sort channel list by providers". Now the channels are sorted in the order they
appear in the providers. Your 20 most important channels for which you have created your own new
provider are now channel 1-20 and in the next provider you will find channel 21 to ...
Another possibility to sort channels is to sort them by satellites (see chapter 3.b) or to sort them
alphabetically or by frequency or polarity.
Continue with Favourite lists and genres.
.d Favourite lists and genres
The Humax OAK V3 receivers have four favourite lists (A-D) for your favourite channels. The
advantage of favourite lists is that you can put a channel in more than one favourite list without being
forced to create a duplicate of this channel (with the consequence that one channel has two different
channel numbers). This can be useful for families because every family member can create his/her
own favourite list.
To assign one or more channels to a favourite list simply move the selected channels by drag & drop
on the name of the favourite list.
To remove one or more channels from a favourite list you first have to select the FAV list you want to
remove channels from. Then select the channels you like to remove and select "Delete" from the
channel menu or hit the "Del" key on your keyboard.
When you delete channels from a favourite list, the channels are only removed from this favourite list
but not from the main list.
You can also use the "Mark as" function in the popup menu of the channel list to assign one or more
channels to a FAV list or remove them from all FAV lists.
Channels that are in a favourite list are marked in the channel list with a darker background colour.
To change this colour please see chapter 5.b.
Within a FAV list you can change the order independent of the order in the main list. If you change the
channel order within the FAV list by using the drag & drop function you will only change the order
within the FAV list but not the order of the main list. In opposite the order within the FAV list is
unchanged when you change the order within the main list.
At least you can assign every channel to a genre. There are 16 different genres for TV and for radio.
All channels that have no specific genre are assigned to the genre "Etc/General" (TV) or "General"
(radio). If you like to assign a channel for example to the genre "children" select the channel and open
the channel menu and select the function "Mark as" -> "Genre" -> "Children".
You can change the genre of a channel in the channel data menu too (see chapter 3.e).
It may happen that you have created a new provider and you want to add all channels of this provider
to the same genre. To do this select the provider, open the channel menu and use the function "select"
-> "All" from this menu.
All channels that are visible in the channel list at this moment are now selected and you can assign
them at once to the genre of your choice.
If you like to select all channels except of one you can select the one channel you don't like to be
selected and use the function "invert selection" from the channel list menu. Now all channels except
the one are selected.
If you want to see all channels of one genre please click in the main window in the combo box "genre"
and select the genre you like to see.
Note: It is not possible to change the names of the genres or FAV lists; they are hard coded in the
receiver.
3.e Channel parameters
To rename a channel (e.g. "Das Erste" to "ARD") please select the channel and choose from the
channel menu the function "change data" (or double-click on the channel), then you get the channel
data menu:
In the field "Name" you can now enter the name of the channel.
If you find "<" and ">" in the channel name, these signs mark the short channel name. The DVB norm
distinguishes between a short and a long name.
The broadcasting stations have the possibility to transmit a long and a short version of the channel
name. Some receivers use the short version for the receiver display, where only a small number of
letters can be shown and the long version for the channel list. Unfortunately the Humax V3 receivers
do not support this function. But you can use the short channel names for example to have smaller
columns in your channel lists.
These two signs don't appear in the channel list. In the long version of the channel name you see the
entire name (except the "<" and ">" signs), in the short version you see only the letters between "<"
and ">". For example the name <H>ome <O>rder <T>elevision would be "Home Order Television" as
long name and "HOT" as short name.
In the configuration of SetEdit you can change between these two viewing modes of the channels.
In the case of the Humax V3 receiver it may happen, that nevertheless there is a "<" character in a
channel name. The receiver cuts the channel names behind the 20th character. So if the "<" is before
and the ">" behind the 20th character, the brackets are not complete and so you will see the opening
bracket in the channel name.
Note: Some channel names will be changed from the receiver to the original name as soon as you
watch this channel. To keep the name you entered you can click on "name protected", the name will
stay in the way you entered it.
In the field "font" you can select the font that is used for the channel (e.g. Greek fonts for Greek
channels).
Within this menu you can also assign the channel to another genre or provider.
Furthermore you can change the transponder data (frequency, polarity, symbol rate, FEC, Net ID and
TS ID) the PIDs and the Channel ID of the channel (see chapter 3.h).
If you have a cable receiver there is no FEC and no polarity, but you have to enter the modulation.
With "PIDs" you can choose whether the PIDs are shown decimal or hexadecimal.
You can also mark channels as "scrambled", "locked" or "skipped" within this menu or remove these
markings.
If you lock a channel this means you have to enter the parental pin to watch this channel. These
channels will be marked in the channel list with a key symbol. A skipped channel is marked with an X
and is skipped when you zap with the arrow keys, you can enter it directly in the receiver channel
menu or by entering the channel number. Scrambled channels are marked with the following symbol:
Note: If you remove the scrambled symbol this does not mean that the channel can be watched for
free. This is just the marking of the channel.
With the function "mark as" from the channel list menu you can change the following properties for
more than one selected channel at once. You can:
-Mark channel(s) as "(un)locked", "(not) skipped", "name (not) protected" or "(un)scrambled"
-Assign channel(s) to a FAV list or a genre or remove it/them from all FAV lists
Many channels are only shown in uppercase letters. To change this, you don't have to enter a new
name for each channel. Simply select the channels whose name you want to change and select the
function "DISNEY CHANNEL -> Disney Channel" from the channel menu.
The first letter of the individual words is never changed by this function. If mixed upper/lower case
letters occur in the word, nothing is changed (example: EinsMuXx). Words with less than 4 letters are
also not altered, so that abbreviations such as CNN stay unchanged.
In the file SetEdit.ini there are lists of exceptions (which can be changed) to these rules. There is a list
of 10 words that are not converted although they contain more than 3 letters, (example: ESPN, CNBC)
and a list of 10 words that are converted although they are shorter than 4 letters (example: "CO" so
that from KRIMI&CO you get Krimi&Co).
The reasons why you might be interested in changing the channel names to lower case are that
mixed-case writing is easier to read and lowercase letters are often narrower than uppercase letters,
so that when you have more lower case letters in the channel name more letters can be shown in the
channel list of the receiver. Channel names that do not fit within the channel list are truncated.
3.f Write settings into the receiver
When you have finished making your personal settings you have to write them into the receiver before
you can use them. To do this, please click on the button "File" and select the function "write into
receiver" from the file menu.
You get the following message:
Please turn the receiver off, click on "OK" in this message and then turn the receiver on again.
Now the settings are transferred into your receiver.
3.g Print or export settings
You can print your settings. To do this click on the "File" button and select from the file menu the
function "Print". You get the following dialogue:
First you have to select if your printout should be sorted by channel numbers or by transponders
(frequencies).
If you print your channels in number sequence, you can also select whether you want to print all
channels, only the selected ones or only the unskipped channels.
There are some options. You can choose if you also want to print the frequency, the satellite, the
PIDs, if the channel is scrambled or if the channel is in a FAV list, etc.
Finally you can enter the Font height for your printout. Then please hit the button "Print". A printing
dialogue will appear, whose layout depends on the printer you have installed.
With the "export" function you can export your settings to a plain ASCII file that can be opened with
Word or Excel or other applications. The tab character (0x09) separates the different parameters.
Besides this the export works the same as printing. Select "Export" in the file menu, then you select
the optional parameters as described above and click on the button "Export".
You get a window where you can enter the filename and select the directory of the exported file.
3.h Using the transponder functions and entering new channels by hand
There is a short summary of the transponder functions in chapter 5.f.
In the case of the Humax OAK V3 receivers, you have to distinguish between the model BTCI 5900,
which is certified for German Premiere, and other models.
The 5900 can handle the Multifeed options of the German provider Premiere and with the help of the
Premiere channel search it will find all the Premiere channels including the soccer and Formula 1
channels and the Premiere Direkt channels. These multifeed options will only work properly, if the Net
ID and TS ID of the transponder of these channels are entered correctly. In the Internet there are
settings, in which these parameters are missing.
With the other receiver models it may happen, that when you read the settings from your receiver you
find channels with strange names (like "unknown") and some channels are missing in your list (e.g.
German Premiere, soccer, Formula 1 or pay-per-view channels).
Channels that share place (like the German ARTE/Kinderkanal) can only be found in the receiver if
they are active at the time you make the channel search. Some of the Premiere Direkt, soccer and
Formula 1 channels are found, but not with the right name.
In the following you find a description how to enter new transponders (and channels) and how to
change wrong transponder data.
In the Internet there are sites (e.g. www.lyngsat.com) where you can find all channel settings
(including the missing pay-per-view or soccer channels). In the following you find an explanation how
to enter channels and transponders from such lists by hand.
Note: If you use a cable receiver please ask your local cable provider about changes.
Suppose you discover on www.lyngsat.com that on satellite X a new transponder is active, but your
receiver can't find this transponder at the moment, for example because it does not send at the
moment (feed) or your antenna is not aligned to this satellite.
Here we see that transponder 12656 horizontal is new and one scrambled TV channel (Anem, the
orange background shows you that the channel is scrambled) and two audio channels (B2-92 with two
different audio PIDs) are active on this transponder.
Now you have the possibility to create a new transponder first and then enter the channel on this
transponder. Or you can directly enter a new channel with the right transponder data on the satellite.
Both methods may be useful, so both will be described in the following:
To create a new transponder, you first have to select the satellite of this transponder. Then you click
with the right mouse button in the transponder list and select in the transponder menu the function
"New" -> "Transponder". You see the following window:
For the example mentioned above you enter 12656 for the frequency and HOR for the polarity. The
symbol rate in this case is 2963. In this example the FEC is 3/4.
The green numbers in the Lyngsat chart are the NETwork ID and the TS ID (here NET ID = 0 and TS
ID = 176).
These two IDs identify the transponder. The Net ID identifies the provider; the provider sets the TS ID
in any way he likes. If a provider has more than one transponder on one satellite, the Net ID is always
the same and the TS ID differs.
Furthermore you can enter a name for the transponder.
Please confirm with OK then you will find the new transponder at the end of the transponder list.
Now you can enter the new TV and radio programs on this transponder.
To do this select the new transponder and click with the right mouse button in the now empty channel
list and select the function "new" from the channel menu you get. You get the following window:
You can also click with the right mouse button in the transponder list (the new transponder has to be
selected too) and with "New" you can select the function "TV channel on this transponder" or "radio
channel on this transponder".
You will get the same window.
The correct transponder is already entered.
If you want to enter a channel directly, please select the satellite for this channel, click with the right
mouse button in the channel list and select the function "New" from the menu you get.
You will get the same window as with the other method again, except that in this case the transponder
data has to be entered in the fields "Frequency", "Polarity", "Symbol rate", "FEC", "TS ID" and "Net
ID".
In the field "Name" you can enter the name of the channel (here "Anem") and in the section "Font" you
can select the font that is used for the channel (e.g. Greek fonts for Greek channels).
Then you have to enter the PIDs and the channel ID.
In the sections "Provider" and "Genre" you can change the provider and the genre of the channel.
The TV channel "Anem" for example (see list above) has the video PID 4194 and the audio PID 4195.
The channel ID (service ID) is 1 and the PCR PID is as a rule identical to the video PID, so don't forget
to enter it!
For the Audio (radio) channels of course no Video PID is given. Usually you use the VPID 1FFF
(hexadecimal) or 8191 (decimal) to indicate that this PID is not used.
The PMT PID (Program Map Table) identifies and indicates the locations of the streams that make up
each service, and the location of the Program Clock Reference fields for a service.
If you don't find this PID, you can enter 1FFF (hexadecimal) or 8191 (decimal) instead, i.e. "not used".
For "normal" channels you don't need this PID.
When you have entered all the parameters please click on OK and the new channel will appear at the
end of your channel list.
If you only want to change some of the parameters of a transponder (e.g. because the TS ID and/or
the Net ID are wrong), you simply have to select the transponder, click with the right mouse button into
the transponder list and select from the menu that appears the function "Change data". You get a
dialogue where you can change the parameters of the selected transponder. (You can also make a
double click on the transponder to get this dialogue.)
As soon as a satellite has one channel it is shown as being active (appears in green). Satellites that
have no channel have a white background. (You can change these colours in the configuration.)
Sometimes you would like to create new channels that differ in only a few details from existing
channels. In this case it is useful to create a duplicate (with the copy and paste functions of the
channel list menu) and then change in this duplicate only the parameters that differ.
Note: In some lists the PIDs are given in decimal notation, in others in hexadecimal notation (see
chapter 8). You have to be aware of that when you enter the PIDs. In the configuration menu and in
the channel data window you can specify if you want to see/enter the PIDs in decimal or hexadecimal
form.
When you enable the option "always on top" in the configuration menu, SetEditHumaxV3 will always
be in the foreground on your desktop. This can be useful when you work with such Internet lists, as the
SetEdit window will not go into the background when you click in the browser.
You also change the notation of the PIDs if you click on the "H" for hexadecimal or "D" for decimal in
the border of the "Info" section.
To compare your settings file with lists in the Internet that are often sorted by frequencies you have the
possibility to sort the transponders of your settings file by frequency. To do this click with the right
mouse button in the transponder list and select "view sorted by" -> "frequency" from the menu you get.
Alternatively you can also view the transponder list sorted by polarity.
You can also set the viewing mode by clicking on the letters "O" (original), "F" (sort by frequency) and
"P" (sort by polarity) in the frame of the transponder list.
3.i Import of channels
You have the possibility to get ready-made settings lists from the Internet. These lists can be used
partially or completely. You can find such lists for example at the following URLs:
The most current settings lists for the DVB2000 (Nokia 9500/960x) are on www.dxandy.de. It is
possible to import channels from these settings into your settings list (especially exotic channels are
up-to-date in this list).
On www.lyngsat.com/nokia/index.shtml or on the SatcoDX site (you can find a link on my homepage)
you will also find listings of all satellites.
There are three possibilities to use such settings files. In this chapter you find a description how to add
some channels from an other settings file into your settings file.
The import function
You can import channels from all settings formats that are supported by SetEdit into your
SetEditHumaxV3 settings. In the standard version you can import channels from SetEditHumaxV3
settings, DVB2000 settings, Lyngsat DAT charts and SatcoDX SDX files.
You can add other formats by copying the corresponding modules (SetEditXXX.dll) into the SetEdit
directory (see chapter 2.)
Please click on "File" -> "New" and select the format of the settings file, from which you want to import
channels.
A second window with the chosen settings file will be opened. In the same way you can open a third or
even more settings files. Each of these lists is equivalent. Every format (Humax V3, DVB2000,
SatcoDX, Lyngsat or other added formats) has its own symbol.
SatcoDX and Lyngsat files are only Internet lists, so the functions "Read from receiver" and "Write into
receiver" do not exist for these formats.
Now you can easily transfer one or more channels by drag & drop from one window into another or
"Copy" and "Paste" them with the corresponding functions from the channel lists menu.
Note: As the Humax V3 receivers only support digital channels you can't import analogue channels. It
may happen, that there are analogue channels for example in a SatcoDX file.
In the configuration of the SatcoDX settings file you can choose, if you only want to see analogue or
digital channels or both.
In the different settings formats there are different channel parameters. If a parameter only exists in
the destination list but not in the source list (e.g. there are no PMT PIDs in the SatcoDX files), a
standard value will be taken for this parameter.
You can also drag and drop groups of channels (for example entire transponder with all its channels)
from one window into another.
Source:
Channel list: The selected channels will be transferred.
All other lists (satellites, providers, labels, transponders, etc): All channels of the selected list will be
transferred.
Find window (e.g. "Find channels", "Find duplicates"): the selected channel will be transferred.
Destination:
Channel list: The imported channels will be pasted at the location the cursor is on at the moment you
paste the channels. Sometimes it is only possible to paste a channel, if a definitely assignment (e.g. to
a satellite) is possible in the destination list. In a SetEditHumaxV3 settings list a satellite has to be
selected, if you want to paste a channel. If the entry "All" is selected in the satellite list, you can't
import channels from another window.
Transponder: A transponder is always definitely assigned to a satellite. So if you assign a channel
from another window to a transponder, these channels will be assigned to the satellite of this
transponder and will get the transponder data of this transponder.
If you drag and drop a transponder from one window into the transponder list of another window, this
transponder with all its channels will be added as a new transponder.
Note: If you import a transponder from another window, this transponder will be added to the satellite
that is selected. If "All" is selected in the satellite list, the new transponder will be added to the satellite
of the transponder the cursor is on.
If you drag and drop a satellite with all its channels to the transponder list of another window, all these
channels will be added to the transponder the cursor is on. This will also happen to channels that
come from another FAV list, provider, label, etc.
Note: It may happen that you can't receive a channel, if you assign it to the wrong transponder.
Satellite: The imported channels will be added to the satellite the cursor is on. Transponders that don't
exist yet in the transponder list of the destination settings file, will be created.
Favourite list: A direct import into the favourite lists is not possible.
General note: If there is a possible assignment, you can copy channels from each list of one window to
each list of another window. For example you can transfer channels from the "Find channels" function
of a SatcoDX list to a satellite of a Humax V3 list.
In the popup menu of the channel list there are two functions that may help you to compare the
channel lists of different settings files. These functions are only available in the channel list menu, if
two or more SetEdit windows are opened.
With the function "Mark new channels in" you can mark in another window the channels that do not
exist in your actual list. (The channel number of these channels will be marked in green.)
If more than two lists are opened, you have to select in which list you want to mark the new channels.
If only two windows are opened, only one possibility is given.
With the function "Mark not existing channels in" you can mark in your actual list those channels (the
channel number will be marked in red) that do not exist in another window.
If more than two lists are opened, you have to select the channel list that you want to compare your
actual list with. If only two windows are opened, only one possibility is given.
With "Remove not existing channel markings" or "Remove new channel markings" you can remove the
corresponding markings. These functions will only appear in a channel list menu, if there are such
markings in the channel list.
If you have marked the "new channels" or the "not existing channels" in a channel list, you can select
them all.
Please click in the channel lists menu on select and choose the corresponding entry: "all not existing"
or "all new". This entry will only be shown in the menu, if there are such markings in the channel list.
Note: For the import of channels it is useful, to choose in the configuration the value 5 or even 10 MHz
for the frequency tolerance. It may happen that the frequency of the same channel differs just a little
bit in different lists. If the frequency tolerance is 0, these channels will be marked as "new" or "not
existing" too. But a difference of only some MHz is insignificant to the receiver, so you don't need to
import these channels.
3.j Other settings and how to convert a settings file
In the following you find a description how to use a settings file found for example in the Internet
completely and how to convert a settings file into the format you need.
Other SetEditHumaxV3 settings files
You can load SetEditHumaxV3 settings directly into the SetEditHumaxV3 main list (with File -> Open)
and then write them into the receiver.
If you like to take settings you find in the Internet completely you may get problems because in
addition to the pure channel data also the receiver menu settings (menu language, parental pin, ...),
satellite and LNB configuration are included in the settings file you got from the Internet. It may be
possible that you don't want this configuration or that this configuration does not fit to your receiver
(LNB configuration). You have the possibility to save your own configuration separately and load it
after opening the Internet file into this file.
Please select in the satellite menu "save satellite configuration" to save your configuration, your
satellite and LNB configuration is saved on your disc.
If you load a settings file from the Internet, you can use the function "Load satellite configuration" from
the satellite menu to overwrite these settings with your previously saved settings.
The satellite configuration of a settings file is saved separately for each satellite. To check it please
double-click on the satellite or select "change data" from the satellite menu.
The other functions of this menu are explained in chapter 5.e.
If you often take settings from the Internet but always want to keep your satellite settings, you can
enable the option "When loading use personal sat + menu settings" in the configuration menu. Then
this part of the settings is always taken from your previously saved configuration.
In the file menu you can find the function "General settings". Here you can check and change the
general settings of your receiver (like menu language, parental PIN etc.)
Convert a settings file
You can convert all settings formats that are supported by SetEdit and for that you have got the
corresponding module (in form of a DLL file) into the SetEditHumaxV3 format.
In chapter 2 is described how you can add other SetEdit modules.
Please open with "File" -> "New" an additional editor window with the format of the file you wish to
convert.
Then please load with "File" -> "Open" the settings file you want to convert into another format.
Note: For the convert function it is necessary that the geographic position of the satellites is known.
The assignment of the source and destination satellites is made by these geographical positions.
Because the Humax V3 receivers don't store these positions, you have to enter them manually. For
example to set the geographic position for Astra 1 rename this satellite to Astra 1 19.2°E. You can use
"." or "," for the decimal separator, to mark satellites in the west you can use "w" or "W" all other letters
mark an east satellite.
You have to change of course only the names of the satellites you need.
This is necessary for both converting directions.
You can only convert a settings file into the SetEditHumaxV3 format, if you have already saved your
satellite configuration with the function "Save satellite configuration" in the popup menu of the satellite
list (see above). If you want to convert a SetEditHumaxV3 settings file into another format, it depends
on this format, if you first have to save the satellite configuration for this format or if this is not
necessary (e.g. DVB2000, SatcoDX or Lyngsat).
Important: If you convert a settings file only the pure channel and transponder data is taken
from the source settings file. The satellite configuration and the general settings of your
receiver are taken from the satellite configuration that has to be saved before (see above). If
some channel parameters don't exist in the source settings file, a default value is taken for this
parameter.
Now you can convert the loaded settings file. To do this, please click on "File" -> "Convert to" and
select the format you want to convert this settings file to.
Now you see the loaded settings file in the new format with the corresponding SetEdit version on your
screen.
Note: The different settings formats often contain different information, so you will always loose
information, when you convert a settings file. If you convert e.g. a SetEditHumaxV3 settings file into
the SatcoDX format and back, you will see that all favourite channels are gone, because the SatcoDX
settings don't have favourite lists. If you convert a SatcoDX settings file into the SetEditHumaxV3
format and back, you will recognize, that all analogue channels have disappeared. The Humax V3
receivers only support digital channels. In the same way it may happen that certain PIDs (e.g. the text
PID), volume information or the flags for "Scrambled" or "Locked" get lost.
In the configuration in the menu "Convert" you can enter the options that should be used, if you
convert into this format (see chapter 5.b).
If you want to convert another settings file into the SetEditHumaxV3 format, you can for example sort
the channels by satellites or take the FAV lists from the source list. As the Humax V3 receivers only
have four FAV lists, only the first four FAV lists will be taken from the source list.
If you want to convert a SetEditHumaxV3 settings file into another format, you have to choose these
options in the configuration menu of this other format.
4 Program use and personal configuration
SetEditHumaxV3 is mostly used with the mouse. You can also reach many functions with keyboard
shortcuts.
On the main window you will find a group of buttons for the general functions ("File", "Config." and
"Help") and the lists that contain the transponders, satellites, providers, favourite lists (FAV), genres
and the channels. If you hit the right mouse button in the satellite, provider, transponder or one of the
channel lists you will get a popup menu with the specific functions for this list.
With "Help" you can open the help file or look for updates of SetEdit.
In some frames you find uppercase letters. If you click on these letters you can change some viewing
modes.
You can close every window that comes in SetEditHumaxV3 (except the main window) with the Esckey on your keyboard.
In some lists you may find the following red symbols. These symbols indicate:
Scrambled channels
Locked channels
Skipped channels
If a channel name is marked red there is a duplicate of this channel in the settings.
Transponders and providers marked in red are empty; they contain no channels.
TV channels appear in light blue, radio channels in light green.
Channels that are in a FAV list are marked in the channel list with a darker background colour.
If the channel number is marked with a red background colour, the channel is assigned to a vertical or
right hand circular polarised transponder. If the channel number has a white background colour, the
channel is assigned to a horizontal or left hand circular polarised transponder.
If you have a cable receiver, there is of course no polarisation.
If a satellite has a green background colour, it is activated, which means there are already channels on
this satellite.
When you select a channel, the transponder, the satellite, the provider and the favourite list (if the
channel is in a favourite list) are marked with a different colour. In the genre list appears the genre of
the channel.
You can change all colours in the configuration menu.
In the lower left corner you will find an "Information" section, where you see the parameters of a
selected transponder or channel.
When you select a satellite in the satellite list only the transponders and channels that are in that
satellite are shown. When you click in a transponder, provider, favourite or genre list only the channels
that are in this list are shown.
You can adapt the design of SetEditHumaxV3 to your personal wishes.
To change the size of the main window you can either click on the maximise button in the upper right
corner or drag one of the margins of the window.
If the main window is large enough, the channel lists can be shown in more than one column. Then
you have more channels in view. You can change the width of these columns in the configuration
menu on the tab sheet "General settings". In the section "Column width" you can enter if a new column
is created, when 100% (auto) or 90-30% of the channels are shown completely. The other channel
names are cut.
With "manual" you can enter the column width by hand. Select the function "Setup column width" from
the menu of the channel lists and then you can click on the position where you want to have the right
border of the first column.
Note: There is a minimum width for the columns. If the window is too small to show more than one
column the column width has no effect.
In the section "Cut names" you can enter if the channel name is cut at the end,
or if a part of the channel name is cut from the middle.
In the configuration on the tab sheet "General settings" you can change the menu language of SetEdit
(this concerns all opened SetEdit windows) and specify whether the PIDs are shown in decimal or
hexadecimal form (see chapter 8).
To get more columns in the window, you can enter that the channel names are shown in their short
mode (see chapter 3.e).
If you activate on the same tab sheet the option "Show channel count in lists" the number of channels
of each satellite, transponder, provider and each FAV list is shown behind the name of this list.
Especially when you want to move channels from the beginning to the end of your list, it may be useful
to use the split function. With this function you can split your list into two parts, one showing the
beginning and the other showing the end of your settings (see chapter 3.b.)
With a double-click on the frame "TV channels" or "Radio channels" only the choosen channel list is
shown. With another double-click on this frame both lists are shown again. With the "show" function of
the menu of the channel list you have also the possibility to choose, if you only want to see the TV, the
radio channels, or both channel types.
You can also change the viewing mode of the PIDs, if you click on the letters "H" for hexadecimal or
"D" for decimal in the frame of the "Information" section.
For some functions you also have shortcuts for keyboard using:
Ctrl-O: Open a settings file
Ctrl-S: Save settings
Ctrl-R: Read settings from the receiver
Ctrl-W: Write settings into the receiver
Ctrl-P: Print settings
Ctrl-E: Export settings
Alt-R: Show only radio channels
Alt-T: Show only TV channels
Alt-A: Show TV and radio channels
Ctrl-0 (zero): Load the last used file
F1: Help
F2: Satellite list
F3: Label list
F4: Transponder list
F5: Provider list
F6: FAV list
F7: TV list
F8: Radio list
F10: Configuration
F11: Toggle between "Show only channels" and " Show all information"
Depending on the editor you are using, some lists are not available, for example the DVB2000 has no
satellite list.
To close a SetEdit window please click on the "close" button:
or select "Close" from the "File" menu. If only one editor window is opened you close the complete
program.
If you select "Exit" from the "File" menu all open editor windows are closed. In the configuration you
can enter with "Restore last session when starting" that all opened editor windows are restored when
you start the program the next time.
When you like to use this function you have to finish from SetEdit with the "File" -> "Exit" function. If
you close all windows one by one only the last opened window will be restored.
Note: If you have unsaved changes you are asked if you want to exit or first save these changes.
5 Functions
5.a File functions
To get the file functions, please click on the "File" button. You will get the following popup menu:
With New you can open another window of SetEdit with the same or another format, e.g. for the import
of channels or if you want to compare different channel lists (see chapter 3.i.)
With Open you can load settings from your disc.
With Last files you get a list of the 10 last used files, which you can load.
With Clear last files list you can remove all entries from the last files list.
With Read from receiver you can read the settings from your receiver into SetEditHumaxV3. You get
a message on your screen. When you have followed the instructions in the message, the settings are
read from the receiver and shown in SetEditHumaxV3.
With Backup you can transfer the settings from the receiver directly to your hard disc without having
them in SetEdit. You will first get a window where you can enter the directory and the file name.
Otherwise the procedure is similar to "Read from receiver".
With Save or Save as you can save the current settings to your disc.
With Write into receiver you can transfer the settings from SetEditHumaxV3 to your receiver. You
also get a message. When you have followed the instructions in the message, the settings are written
into the receiver.
With Restore you can transfer settings from your hard disc directly to your receiver. First you get a
window where you can select the file you like to transfer into the receiver. Otherwise the procedure is
similar to "Write into receiver".
With Convert to you can convert your actual loaded settings file into another settings format (e.g.
SatcoDX). If you want to convert another settings format (e.g. SatcoDX) into the SetEditHumaxV3
format you first have to open a new editor window (with File -> New) with the corresponding SetEdit
format (e.g. SatcoDX) and then you can load the Settings file you want to convert in this editor
window. To do this you first have to save your satellite configuration (see chapter 3.j).
With Print you can print your settings.
You have two ways of printing your settings. You can either sort the list by the channel numbers (to
have a printed channel list) or by the transponders of the channels (to compare your settings with lists
in magazines).
If you print your channels in number sequence, you can also select whether you want to print all
channels, only the selected ones or only the unskipped channels.
The channel number and name are always printed; additionally you can print the transponder data
(frequency, symbol rate, polarity and FEC), the satellite, the provider, the PIDs, the Channel ID and
the flags for "scrambled" or "FAV".
In the field "Font size" you can enter the size of the font that is used for printing. If more than one
column will fit on the page you will get a multi column printout.
With Export you can export your settings as an ASCII file (e.g. to open it with Word). You have the
same options as with the print function.
With General settings you can enter the parameters of your receiver menu (menu language, parental
PIN, ...).
With Close you close the actual active SetEdit window. If only one window is opened you close the
complete program.
With Exit you exit from SetEdit. All open editor windows are closed. In the configuration you can enter
with Restore last session when starting that all opened editor windows are reopened when you start
the program the next time.
When you like to use this function you have to finish from SetEdit with the "File" -> "Exit" function. If
you close all windows one by one only the last opened window will be restored.
5.b Configuration
Click on the "Config." button to change the general settings of SetEdit. There are three tab sheets in
the configuration menu.
General settings:
If you click on "General settings" you get the following menu:
In the field Comport you can select which comport of your PC is used to connect to your receiver.
The value Frequ. Tol. (Frequency tolerance) is used when importing and indicates the tolerance a
transponder frequency may have relative to the imported one to be considered to be the same. If you
have for example a transponder with the frequency 11721 MHz in you settings and you import a
channel with the frequency 11720 MHz and the frequency tolerance is set to 5 MHz no new
transponder is created. This tolerance is also used for the transponder list.
With Column width you can select if 100% (auto) or 90-30% of all channels have to fit completely to a
column. All other channel names are truncated. With "manual" you can enter the column width by
hand. Please select the function "Setup column width" from the menu of the channel lists and then you
can click on the position where you want to have the right border of the first column.
Note: There is a minimum width for the columns. If the window is too small to show more than one
column the column width has no effect.
With Baud rate you change the speed for serial communication (see chapter 3.a).
Please enter the receiver you have in the combo box Receiver. Usually the correct values for the
Menu type, the Flash type and the System ID are entered automatically. You can check the system
ID in your receiver with the remote control, please enter menu -> installation -> status ->
receiverstatus and compare the number you find behind "loader version" with the system ID that is
entered in SetEdit. If this number differs, please enter the number you see on the receiver. If this
number is not the correct number, you can't write settings into your receiver.
For the number of satellites there are three possibilities. The number of satellites depends on the type
of your receiver and its firmware version. There are models with 16 or with 32 satellites. If you choose
"Auto", the number of satellites is taken from the settings, when you load a settings file. With both
other possibilities you determine the number of satellites. If you only work with settings that you read
from your own receiver, you can choose "Auto". If you often use settings from the Internet, you should
enter the right value for your receiver on your own.
In the field Cut names you can enter, if channel names that are too long (see column width), are cut at
the end or in the middle.
In the field PIDs you select how the PIDs are shown/entered (decimal or hexadecimal). You can also
switch between these two viewing modes, if you click on the "H" for hexadecimal or the "D" for decimal
in the frame of the "Information" section.
With Language you can select the menu language you would like. This language is taken for all
opened SetEdit windows.
With Always on top SetEditHumaxV3 always stays on top of your desktop.
With Names: short you will get the short names of the channels in the channel list (see chapter 3.e).
With Start with last used file SetEditHumaxV3 opens automatically the last used file every time you
start the program.
With When loading use personal sat + menu settings you can, after you have once saved your
satellite configuration (the general settings are also saved, see chapter 3.j), use this configuration
automatically when loading settings. For example you can use your satellite and you general settings
always when you load settings from other sources.
If Restore last session when starting is activated, all editor windows that were opened when you
closed the last session are reopened (see chapter 5.a.)
If you activate Show channel count in lists the number of channels of each satellite, transponder,
provider and each favourite list is shown behind the name of these lists.
Colours:
If you click on the tab sheet "Colours", you will get the following menu:
Here you can change the colours that are used to mark the following states:
Activated (programmed) satellites
Horizontal or left hand circular polarised transponders, vertical or right hand circular polarised
transponders (if you have a cable receiver, there is of course no polarisation)
TV channels and radio channels
TV or radio channels that are in a favourite list
Transponder, satellite, provider and FAV list(s) of an actually selected channel (Active Tr/Sat/Pr/FAV)
Channel duplicates
Empty transponders and providers
New or not existing channels (for the import function, see chapter 3.i)
The icons for "locked", "skipped" and "scrambled"
With a double click on the frame of a colour field, you get the default colour again.
Convert:
On the tab sheet "Convert" you can choose which options should be used, if you convert another
settings file into the SetEditHumaxV3 format.
Sort channel list by satellites: The channels of the source list will be sorted by satellites, when you
convert into the Humax V3 format.
Keep gaps in channel list: In some settings there are "empty" channels that are inserted so that a
new group of channel will start on a channel number that you can remember easier (like 50, 100, 222,
1000, ...).
Convert labels to providers: All labels of the source list will be converted to providers.
Convert labels to FAV lists: The first four labels of the source list will be converted to FAV lists.
Convert providers to FAV lists: The first four providers of the source list will be converted to FAV
lists.
Convert FAV lists to providers: All FAV lists of the source list will be converted to providers. If a
channel is in more than one FAV list it is placed into the first provider.
This option may be useful for example if the source list has more than four FAV lists and you want to
keep all of them.
Take FAV list(s) from source list: The first four FAV lists are taken from the source list (the Humax
V3 receivers only have four FAV lists).
If you want to convert a SetEditHumaxV3 settings file into another format, you have to choose these
options in the configuration menu of this other format. Depending on the receiver there can be up to
10 different options.
5.c Channel functions
Please select the channels you like to edit/modify.
You get most functions when you click with the right mouse button on a channel list. You will get the
popup menu of the channel list:
Some menu items are only visible, when you are using the import functions.
Info: here you get the number of TV and radio channels, transponders and providers that are in your
settings.
With Show you can change the viewing mode of SetEditHumaxV3. You can select if you only want to
see the TV or the radio channels or both.
Note: Alternatively you can double-click on the TV/Radio frame to change the viewing mode.
Furthermore you can hide the satellites, transponders, providers, genres, favourite lists and the data
window with Show only channels. With All lists you can see all lists again.
With View sorted by the channel list can be shown in the original order, sorted alphabetically or
sorted by frequencies or polarities.
With Change channel data you get the following window where you can change the properties of a
channel:
In the field Name you can change the name of the channel. If you find "<" and ">" in the channel
name, this is to distinguish between the short and the long channel name, see chapter 3.e for details.
You can enter the font that is used for a channel (for example for Greek or Russian channels).
You can enter the PIDs, the Channel ID and the transponder data of the channel and enter, if the
channel is locked (you have to enter the parental PIN), scrambled or marked as skipped and if the
name is protected (that means the receiver does not change the name to the original name when you
switch to this channel).
With PIDs you can choose if the PIDs are shown decimal or hexadecimal.
With Genre or Provider you can change the genre or provider of the channel.
You can find a longer description of the different PIDs, IDs and transponder data in chapter 3.h.
With Delete you can delete selected channels or, when you are in a FAV list, remove them from this
favourite list.
You can also delete one or more selected channels by hitting the Del key on your keyboard.
With Copy you can copy a channel, then you can paste the channel to another position.
With Paste you can paste a channel that was previously deleted or copied.
With Move to you can move a channel to a position that you enter with the keyboard.
With Select you can select all, all scrambled, all locked, all skipped, all protected, all C-band
channels or (for the import) all new or all not existing channels (depending on which channels are
actually marked).
With Invert selection you can invert the selection, the channels that are selected will become
unselected and vice versa. If you like to delete all but one channel from a transponder, you can select
the channel you like to keep, invert your selection and delete the now selected channels.
With Mark as you can change the following properties for one or more selected channels at once:
-Mark channel(s) as "(un)locked", "(not) skipped", "name (not) protected" or "(un)scrambled"
-Assign channel(s) to a FAV list or a genre or remove it/them from all FAV lists
Mark new channels in: If you have opened more than one window of SetEdit (Import), you can mark
in another channel list the channels that you don't have in your actual channel list.
Mark not existing channels in: If you have opened more than one window of SetEdit (Import), you
can mark in your actual channel list the channels that you don't have in another channel list.
Remove new/not existing channel markings: With this function you can remove the markings for
new or not existing channels in your actual list (Import).
With Sort you can sort selected channels by alphabet, by frequency or by polarity or sort the entire
channel list by providers or satellites.
With DISNEY CHANNEL -> Disney Channel you can change the names of the selected channels
from upper case to lower case. Uppercase letters are usually wider than lower case letters, so this
allows you to see more characters of the name in the channel list of the receiver. Only words with
more than 3 characters are converted. If there are both upper and lower case letters in the channel
name the word is not converted (e.g. EuroSport stays as it is). In the configuration file of
SetEditHumaxV3 (SetEdit.ini) there is a list of up to 10 words that are converted although they are
shorter than 4 letters (CO, INT, FOX) and a list of words that are not converted although they are
longer than 3 letters (CNBC, ESPN).
With Find channels you can find channels by name.
With Find duplicates you can look for channel duplicates.
With New you can create a new channel.
With the Split function you can tile the TV and radio list in two parts. It is the same list but from two
points of view. Changes in one list also affect of course the second list. You can move a channel from
the upper to the lower list of course.
The function Setup column width is only visible in this menu, when you have entered "manual" in the
section "Column width" in the configuration menu (see chapter 5.b). With this function you can enter
the column width by hand. Please select this function and then you can click on the position where you
want to have the right border of the first column.
Note: There is a minimum width for the columns. If the window is too small to show more than one
column the column width has no effect.
To move channels you simply drag them with the mouse to the position where you want them to be (if
you reach the border of a list the list will scroll automatically).
To assign one or more channels to a satellite, transponder, provider or a favourite list drag it/them
with the mouse to the name of the satellite, transponder, provider or favourite list.
To see all channels of a satellite, provider, transponder, genre or a favourite list, please click in the
respective list on the corresponding entry.
In the frame of the channel list there are several uppercase letters for the following functions:
A: The channels and the satellites, providers, transponders, FAV lists, genres and the data window
are shown.
C: Only the channels are shown.
O: The channels are shown in original order.
N: The channels are shown in alphabetical order.
F: The channels are shown sorted by frequencies.
P: The channels are shown sorted by polarities.
5.d Provider functions
First you have to select the provider you want to modify. You will see all channels that belong to this
provider.
To assign one or more channels to this provider please select the channels and drag them with the
mouse to the provider name.
You can also change the provider of a channel in the channel data menu, (see chapter 3.e).
In the receiver you can sort your channel list by these providers (with "OK" followed by the yellow
button on your remote control).
You get most functions if you click with the right mouse button on the provider list. You will get the
popup menu of the provider list.
Change name: Here you can change the name of a provider. You also get this by double-clicking on
the provider or by hitting the Enter key.
View sorted by: The providers can be shown in original order or sorted alphabetically.
New: Here you can create a new provider. You get the same window as in the "change name"
function.
Delete: Here you can delete a provider and all channels that belong to this provider.
Delete all empty providers: Here you can delete all providers that don't contain channels.
It is not possible to change the order of the channels within a provider list independently of the main
channel list.
To change the order of the providers within the provider list please use the drag & drop function or hit
the ctrl key, keep it pressed and use the arrow keys (or Home or End) to move the selected provider.
If a provider only contains radio channels, it is shown in the provider list with a green background.
Providers with only TV channels have a blue background colour. If a provider contains both channel
types, it is shown with a white background. Empty providers are marked with a red background colour.
In the frame of the provider list there are several uppercase letters for the following functions:
F: The provider list is fixed. That means it does not jump to the provider of the selected channel.
S: The provider list scrolls to the provider of a selected channel.
O: The provider list is shown in original order.
N: The provider list is shown in alphabetical order.
5.e Satellite functions
When you click on a satellite only the channels and transponders of this satellite are shown.
It depends on your receiver type, if you have 16 or 32 satellites.
When you click with the right mouse button in the satellite window you will get the following popup
menu:
Show active satellites/Show all satellites:
With this function you can select if you want to see all satellites in the satellite list or only the active
satellites (satellites which already have channels).
Change data:
You will get the following window in which you can change the satellite-specific data:
You can also double-click on the satellite to get this.
Here you can change the Name, the LNB configuration, and the parameters for the DiSEqC, 12 V
and 0/22 kHz of this satellite.
With fixed you mark a fixed antenna.
Note: In the Humax V3 settings the geographic position is not saved. So if you want to convert your
settings into another format or vice versa, you have to add the geographic position to the name of the
satellite (e.g. Astra1 19.2°E - see chapter 3.i).
View sorted by:
With this function you can select if the satellites are shown in original order or sorted alphabetically.
Save satellite configuration:
With this function you save the satellite and LNB configuration of the actual loaded settings file (see
chapter 3.j.)
Load satellite configuration:
With this function you can overwrite the satellite and LNB configuration of the actual settings with a
configuration you saved before. In the configuration menu you can enter that this is done automatically
when you load a file.
In the frame of the satellite list there are several uppercase letters for the following functions:
A: Show all satellites
P: Show only active (programmed) satellites
O: Show satellites in original order
N: Show satellites sorted by alphabet (names)
5.f Transponder functions
If you select a transponder only the channels that belong to this transponder are shown.
If you select "All" in the satellite list you can move the mouse over a transponder to see the satellite of
this transponder.
You get most functions if you click with the right mouse button on the transponder list. You will get the
popup menu of the transponder list.
With View sorted by you can select if the transponders are displayed in their original order or sorted
by frequency or polarity. The transponders will remain in the original order internally.
With Change data you can change the parameters of a selected transponder. You get the following
window:
You can also call this function with a double-click on a transponder. Here you can change the
frequency, the polarity, the symbol rate, the FEC, the Net ID and the TS ID of a transponder and
you can enter a name for this transponder. These changes are made for all channels that use this
transponder too.
If you have a cable receiver there is no FEC and no polarity, but you have to enter the modulation.
With Delete you can delete a transponder and all its channels. You can also use the Del key on your
keyboard. If the transponder has channels, you are asked if you really want to delete these channels.
If you want to delete a transponder without checking if existing channels are deleted too, you can use
the shortcut Ctrl-Del.
With Delete all empty transponders you can delete all transponders that don't contain channels.
With New you can create a new transponder or a new TV or Radio channel on the selected
transponder.
If you want to create a new transponder, and a satellite is selected in the satellite list, the transponder
is assigned to this satellite. If "All" is selected in the satellite list and a transponder is selected in the
transponder list, the new transponder is assigned to the satellite of this selected transponder. If "All" is
selected in the satellite list and no transponder is selected, you can't create a new transponder.
In the frame of the transponder list there are several uppercase letters for the following functions:
O: The transponders are shown in original order.
F: The transponders are shown sorted by frequencies.
P: The transponders are shown sorted by polarities.
5.g Favourites
The Humax V3 receivers have four favourite lists into which you can copy your favourite channels.
Each channel can be in more than one FAV list without creating a duplicate first.
Channels that are in a FAV list are marked in the channel list with a darker background colour.
(You can change these colours in the configuration.)
Add/remove a channel to/from a FAV list:
To add one or more channels to a FAV list, please select the channel(s) you want to add to a FAV list.
Now you can drag them to the FAV list (drop them on the name of this list). They are added at the end
of this FAV list.
To remove a channel from a FAV list, please select the FAV list and then the channel that you want to
remove from the favourite list and use the delete function of the channel list menu or hit the Del key on
your keyboard. If you delete a channel within a FAV list, this channel is only removed from this FAV list
and not from the main list.
It is also possible to assign one or more channel(s) to a FAV list or remove them from all FAV lists with
the help of the "Mark as" function in the channel list menu.
Change channel order within a FAV list:
To change the order of the favourite channels, please select the channel(s) you wish to move. Now
you can drag them to the position within the FAV list where you want to have them (drop them on the
new position).
Within the favourites you can change the order independently of the order in the main list. If you now
change the order by using the drag & drop function you will only change the order within this FAV list
but not the order of the main list. In the opposite way the order of the channels in a FAV list will not
change, if you change the order of the channels in the main list.
Note: It is not possible to change the names of the FAV lists; they are hard coded in the receiver.
6 Problems
If you have problems with the serial connection please check your serial cable. It has to be a serial
null-modem cable (no 1:1 cable) with the following pin connections:
2-3
3-2
4-6
6-4
5-5
7-8
8-7
SetEditHumaxV3 is only tested with the original version of the receiver firmware. If you have changed
the receiver firmware, I can't guarantee that the program will work properly.
If the data transfer is interrupted, please check if you have entered the correct receiver type in the
configuration.
If you get the error UT, please try another serial speed in the configuration menu.
If you get the error "Error-ID" when you write settings in your receiver, than you have maybe entered
the wrong receiver type in the configuration of SetEditHumaxV3 or the system ID is wrong. You can
check the system ID in your receiver with the remote control, please enter menu -> installation ->
status -> receiverstatus and compare the number you find behind "loader version" with the system ID
that is entered in SetEdit. This is particularly recommended, if you have got a modified Humax 5400
(e.g. 5400z).
With a Humax 5900 you can only use the Premiere multifeed options, if the TS IDs and Net IDs of the
Premiere transponders are entered correctly. If you use settings from the Internet, it may happen, that
these IDs are not included at all in these settings.
There are two versions of the Humax 5300 VACI that seem to be the same externally. One of them
works with SetEditHumaxV3, the other doesn't. You can only try all possibilities.
It is only possible to convert another settings file into the SetEditHumaxV3 format, if you have saved
the satellite configuration before (see chapter 3.j).
If you write settings for a cable receiver to a satellite receiver (or vice versa) there will be no reception.
If you have any other problems please feel free to contact me by e-mail. Please note for all problems
the exact version of SetEdit you use (see Help -> About SetEditHumaxV3).
My e-mail address is Wolfgang.Litzinger@setedit.de
Please don't call me to tell me about problems. There is no phone support.
7 Register
You can get your registration key for 19,99 € from me. I need your full name and your e-mail address. I
can't send you the registration key by post.
In the demo version you can only change 20 channels. After this you can neither save your settings
nor write them into your receiver.
Note: Without your e-mail address and your full name I can't register you for SetEditHumaxV3.
To register for SetEditHumaxV3 there are 4 possibilities:
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Please send me an e-mail when you have transferred the money. The body of the mail should contain
your name, the editor version you wish to order (here SetEditHumaxV3) and the random number you
wrote in the reason for the money transfer.
Example for an e-mail text: Order for SetEditHumaxV3, Charles Brown, 12:56
Please check if you e-mail address is valid (e.g. by sending an e-mail to your own address).
Unfortunately it happens sometimes that I want to send someone an e-mail with the registration key
but the e-mail comes back undeliverable because the return address is not correct.
Please make sure that your name is in the e-mail (there are often e-mails like "from:
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Please don't try to write your e-mail address to the reason of the money transfer, special characters
like "@" and "_" are not valid for this.
Please don't sent me pictures of your transfer sheet or online banking program, you will get the
key as soon as I have the money on my bank account, I check my account every day.
If you get no e-mail from me after 7 working days, please contact me by e-mail. Either I could not
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8 Glossary and abbreviations
Baud rate: The speed at which data is transferred via the serial port to the receiver. The number is in
bits per seconds.
Decimal/Hexadecimal: Hexadecimal is a system for representing numbers in base 16, rather than the
base 10 we normally use. The hexadecimal system requires 15 digits and a zero; conventionally the
letters A-F are used to represent the digits for that the decimal system cannot provide equivalents.
Hexadecimal notation is not usually important for the PC user (with the possible exception of
specifying base addresses) but is still quite important for the programmer. Its importance arises
because there is a very close correspondence between hexadecimal and the very important binary
numbering system that computers use internally. However, hexadecimal notation is much more
compact than binary.
The reason why you can select both systems in SetEdit is that many satellite operators use "even"
hexadecimal PID numbers. For example the audio PIDs on Astra transponder 11720 are in decimal
notation 256, 512, 768, 1024, 1280 etc., whereas in hexadecimal notation they are 100, 200, 300, 400
etc.
DLL: Dynamic Link Library. A Windows library file that can be shared by multiple applications.
In SetEditHumaxV3 a DLL from Humax V3 is used for the serial communication between the receiver
and the PC.
FEC: Forward Error Correction. A system, in which redundancy is added to the message so that most
errors can be corrected dynamically at the receiver. Usual values are 1/1, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8.
3/4 means that 3 out of 4 bits are reference data and the remaining one is for error correction.
LNB: Low Noise Block (converter). Amplifies received signals and converts them from microwave to
lower frequency signals that are then sent along a cable to the satellite receiver. An LNB can be either
single or double. A double LNB is required when more than one receiver is used allowing the viewing
of different satellite channels on other television sets.
PID: Program Identifier. A 13-bit code in the transport packet header. PID 0 indicates that the packet
contains a PAT PID. PID 1 indicates a packet that contains CAT. The PID 8191 (all 1 bits) indicates
null (stuffing) packets. All packets belonging to the same elementary data stream have the same PID.
The most important PIDs are the Video PID (for the video information), the Audio PID for the sound
and the PCR PID (Program clock reference) to get Video and audio synchronous.
If you enter an existing Service ID for a channel, the receiver can get all necessary information for this
channel. If you only enter the video and the audio PID, it may happen that you see the picture and
hear the sound, but EPG does not work because this information is transmitted on a different PID.
Usually the receiver finds the PIDs automatically, but occasionally (exotic channels) you have to know
them and enter them by hand.
Symbol rate: The amount of digital data that is transmitted per second via a transponder. This is
specified in Msymb/sec (Mega symbols per second), whereby a "Symbol" consists of 4 bits. The
symbol rate together with the FEC value can be used to calculate the bandwidth of a transponder.
Polarity: A satellite transmission signal has either a vertical, horizontal, or circular orientation; a
satellite can be all vertical or all horizontal; if a satellite is cross polarised, it can transmit both ways
and therefore has twice the delivery capacity.
Besides the horizontal and vertical polarisation we also find the circular polarisation. Circular
polarisation is not as easy to understand as linear polarisation, you can imagine that the waves are
rotating clockwise or anticlockwise. In this case we speak about LHC and RHC (left hand circular and
right hand circular).
As a rule in Europe linear polarisation (horizontal and vertical) is used. In Scandinavia and for C-band
reception circular polarisation is used.
Select: To select a channel please click with the mouse on the channel. To select more than one
channel you can use the usual windows methods.
When you press the shift key and click on a channel all channels between the currently selected and
the last selected channel are selected.
If you press the Ctrl key on the keyboard you can add single channels to your selection.
Settings are the part of the memory of your receiver where all channel information is stored.
It contains all channel information such as sequence, channel name, frequency, symbol rate, FEC,
and all other parameters.
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