How to Configure DVB-S2 and DVB-T2 Tuners in K1 Plus Android DTV Receiver

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I have previously reviewed VideoStrong K1 Plus Android TV box, but the company also has another model with the exact same name “K1 Plus” that includes a combo DVB-S2 & DVB-T2 tuner. That’s rather confusing, but nevertheless, since I now have the tuner version of the device, I’ve installed the latest firmware, started to play with it, and today I’ll explain how to configure DTV app for both satellite and terrestrial digital TV reception.

Hardware Setup and DTV App

The first step is to connect both your satellite dish and indoor or outdoor TV antenna to the device, as well as all necesarry cables, and possibly a USB hard drive if you want to use PVR function.

K1_Plus_DVB-T2_S2_Connections

Now go to the list of apps start DTV app, or press the DTV button on the remote control.

Android_DTV_app

Each time the app starts you’ll be asked to select DVBT2 or DVBS2, and if you want to switch between one or the other, you’ll either need to exit the app and restart it, or press the DTV button.

K1_Plus_DVB-T2_DVB-S2

DVB-T2 Configuration

I’ll start with DVB-T2. The first time, you’ll be ask whether you want to scan for channels, to which you’ll likely answer yes, and be presented with the installation menu.

K1_Plus_DVB-T2_Installation

Now select “Auto Search”, and the scan should start.

K1_Plus_DVB-T2_Scan

I got 22 channels and no radio station. It’s done, and that part was easy.

K1_Plus_Thai_TV

However, if you are missing some channels, you may need to change the country/area because by default it is set to Europe. Press the remote control’s Menu key, select DTV preference->General settings->Area Setting.

K1_Plus_DVB-T2_Area_SelectionAnd select your Area or country from the list that includes Europe, Singapore, Colombia, Russian (sic.), Thailand, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Holland, England, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan. You’d have to repeat the scan if you change the country. I’ve done so with Thailand, and I got 30 channels instead of 22 channels, so you may to set your area before running the scan, unless “Europe” is what you need.

DVB-S2 Configuration

Satellite digital TV configuration starts the same way, except the installation menu is a little different.

K1_Plus_DVB-S2_InstallationEnter into Satellite List to select your satellite, in my case Thaicom 2.

K1_Plus_Satellite_ListYou can select multiple satellites if you wish, or/and your satellite dish is motorized. You can find the full list of pre-defined satellites in the video embedded at the end of this tutorial. You can also add your own, edit and delete pre-existing ones with the color button of the remote control. Now go back, select Multi Scan, make sure a green tick is shown on the line of your selected satellite(s), and press the Blue button on the remote control.

K1_Plus_DVB-S2_Blind_Scan_FTAChange Scan Type to Blind Scan, select FTA only (Free-to-Air) Channel Type, and All, TV or Radio for Service Type, and press OK to start the scan.

K1_Plus_DVB-S2_ScanOnce this is all done, you should a bunch a TV channels and radio stations. I eventually got 55 TV channels and 5 radio stations using Thaicom 2 satellite. Some of the TV stations have no video, maybe because the signal is weak as I have quite a long cable to bring DVB-S2 to my office, or some other issues as I have no trouble getting some HD channels.

The 5-minute video below shows the steps I went through for both DVB-T2 and DVB-2 configuration as explained in this post.

Videostrong K1 Plus with DVB-T2/DVB-S2 combo tuner is only listed on Alibaba for now, and not available for retail. But a salesperson from GearBest told me they should have it later this week. FWIW, the version without tuner us currently on sale for $36.89.

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natsu
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the DTV app seems quite stable to me this time and working nice
but how about picture quality especially for SD content
did TVHEADEND and CESBO (raspberry pi build) detect the tuners, if so it will be a very interesting box

Lalith
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Hi,

I am planning to buy a K1 (S805) DVB -S2 box. They have not mentioned anything about diseqc in the Aliexpress page. Does this kit support diseqc ?

I have 4 dishes connected via a diseqc switch at the moment, and if this K1 box can do diseq, it will be very cool 🙂

Thank you

Fadi
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Ä° got this TV Box Today . but couldnot find my satellite in the pre-defined list , so added manually , then searched for channels ,then i got another satellite channels , im using diseqc for 2 LNB .

Lalith
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@cnxsoft
Thank you very much 🙂

natsu
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@cnxsoft
thanks
Tvheadend is a bit complicated but CESBO is straight forward, the raspberry pi build worked fine on my phone
http://cesbo.com/download/astra/current/arm/raspberry/astra
here is a nice video tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYB_s71eYEE
if the Tuner adapter is detected, so it will probably work fine

natsu
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@Lalith
with the S805 version, you must use openelec, it should support disqc for sure

Lalith
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@natsu
My preference is to use OpemPLi (Enigma) for this . I already have a Broadcom based receiver (Cloud iBox), with a modified version of OpenPli, which runs really well:
http://dev-boards.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/now-this-is-what-i-call-media-player.html

I want to switch to S805 because the Broadcom device kernel source for the above is closed, (and I hate Broadcom). Since Amlogic releases its source regularly, this will be an ideal platform. Hardkernel folks supports this chip too.

The only confusing bit was the RF in / RF out connectors. Hence the question about Diseqc – as to how RF out will work with Diseqc.
Thanks for the link to CESBO – looks very interesting, I will check it out 🙂

natsu
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@cnxsoft
thanks

@Lalith
you’re welcome

looking forward to your feedbacks

in fact, those backends are the only things that can save this box regarding the pitty unstable firmware of videostrong, anyway if it doesn’t work I will wait for openelec release the only remaining solution

cheated customer on HD18T2
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cheated customer on HD18T2

Hi,

Your video is pure nonesense I cannot see how the device work. Does it lag, picture quality, ease of use and time between shitching chanels.

Lalith
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@cnxsoft

My K1 DVB S2 receiver arrived last week, and I had a few hours to play with it.

I can confirm diseqc works well; and I can tune to all TV and radio channels similar to my Clouid iBox,

I noticed an odd behaviour in the DTV app, On a normal FTA scan , 2500+ TV and 350+ radio stations get added. The app only lists out the TV stations . – no radio stations listed. If I scan radio stations alone, then they get listed and I can listen to radio.

How did this work out on your testing? How did you manage to listen to radio channels in your kit?
The Cloud ibox remote has TV / Radio buttons ; so I can easily switch between .

Is there a secret keypress to switch to radio ?
Its a nice hardware – shame I cant get the radio via this app. I will try your OpenElec link this weekend
Many Thanks

Lalith
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The blue button toggles between TV and Radio – SPDIF output into amplifier, Dolby pass through works, and Its an awesome media player for ÂŁ39.

One thing I noticed is that android cant do ext3 /ext4 . The recorded videos from satellite is saved as a transport stream *.ts but mplayer did not recognise the video content.

The kit has built in wireless, and Ethernet and both works well.

Pressing 111111 in sat configuration menu brings up smartmedia and BISS menus.

The satellite tuner is very good, picked up all the expected channels from my 4 dishes (and there is s lot of them ) .
Blind scanning was infact very fast. I usually too impatient to run blind can on 4 satellites, but this kit found all channels under 1/2 hour

Excellent product, and its so tiny, next to my other sat receiver kits.

kiplustv
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@cnxsoft
Thanks!! Very good product…and interesting alternative firmwares (VITMOD OS by Vitaliy_S)

Lalith
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@cnxsoft
The Astra UHD test channel doesn’t seem to play correctly on S805. Decodes audio but no Video.
The Youtube 4k videos play correctly

Does this test channel work on S905 ? .
The transmission is at 10994H on 19.2E and 12441V on 28.2E

Fritsprt
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@Lalith
The blue button toggles between TV and Radio.

Thank you! I couldn’t find the radio before. I’m using it as an satellite receiver. Works well! I only had to add the Astra satellites/transponders used here in western Europe. Cccamd works fine. No hickups. Zapping is really fast.
Also Miracast works fine and easy.
I’m very satisfied with the quality and the price.

danricko
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Pour info , le KI plus dvb s2/t2 fontionne en 4K sur tous les satellites recevables en France . il y a des bugs sur le canal demo 4K de hot bird (13°E ) et sur Fransat 4K.

ayman shararah
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hi i have k1 plus s905 dvb s2\t2 ….. please the dtv app Does not support Arabic language for the menus and settings how can I get the Arabic language version and I need to communicate with the developer to implement DTV and How do I make the device when operating DTV opens automatically instead of display screen icons and main applications thanks

Jerney
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Hi i got my k1 plus box and put it on the cable. I live in the netherlands and have a cccam whit 3 clines. How can i got this work and watch tv ?please someone have a guide for me?

Kadir
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I’am from Colombia, I just recieved the box but dtv no find any digital HD channel and radio channel either. The S and Q on scan, show 99%. It has the lastest firmware.

The old k1 tuned without problems.

Christian Zuluaga
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Did you solve your problem with colombia dvbt2? Im also from Colombia i need your help i bought k1 Plus i cant see tdt channels

Thanks

Jerney
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I have the same problem. Try every scan. Manual . Auto cable in t2 cable in s2. No channels found. No free air ziggo channels.nothing

Ed
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Hello
I got the box and managed to set all my satellite channels, but for some reason a cannot see subtitles..
I see all available subtitles when i press the “subtitle” button but when i choose one of the available subtitles nothing happens.
On the other hand when i press the “Audio” button and choose the one of the available audios the audio languish changes after few seconds.
Pleas advice how can i configure the subtitles to work.
Than

Sarwar
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My K1 DVB S2 receiver Today, I think I am having issues with DTV app, it seems doesn’t detect the Tuner Adapter.
The DTV opens but when I press on configuration it will blink the screen for a while and then comes back to the same screen.

kindly someone guide me is there any configurations or another app needed.

Dev
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Can backup satelite list channel ? Or edit out of app dtv the list.?

harsaad
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can we use softcam in K1?

jim
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Hi, how can you add cccam server subscription to this box, im in the uk channel list brings up fta channels aswel as paid channels. Dont know how to add subscription to the k1 plus box

Benali
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@jim

Pressing 111111 in sat configuration menu brings up smartmedia and BISS menus.

ayman shararah
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@jim
Pressing 111111 in sat configuration menu brings up smartmedia and BISS menus.
and file name : CCCam.cfg to import cccam server
and cccam info :
C: host port username password yes

Poji
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How to put biss key? Try to import constant.cw file, but file is not recognized.

jeannets
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hi,
I have k1 S805 dvb-t2 used in aerial with tuner demo SI2168 
.. please the dtv app Does not support the French TV system H264 and EAC3 dolby +

– Le son est dĂ©callĂ© de l’image, parfois beaucoup

– Le son disparait totalement… ou crachote

– L’image et le son disparaissent, message ” No signal” et le barre graph indique ZĂ©ro en niveau et en qualitĂ© de signal.

– Je change de chaine puis revient sur l’origine… tout refonctionne et le signal est Ă  100% et qualitĂ© Ă  85%..

Voila les symptomes de ma rĂ©ception TV directe via le tuner/dĂ©modulateur Si2168 de mon “set top box” AMlogic K1 S805 DVB-T2 application DTV V.140301A

Je cherche une solution pour amĂ©liorer l’application DTV pour la TĂ©lĂ©vision TNT HD en H264 et l’Audio en Dolby plus EAC3 qui ne semble pas pris en compte par cet appareil.

Seul le son en MPEG est correctement traité.

Sound is shifted to video picture , sometimes very much

– The sound disappears completely or crackles …

– The picture and sound disappear message ” No signal ” and the graph bar indicates zero in level and signal quality .

– Changes channel and returns to the origin … everything works again and the signal is 100% quality and 85% ..

These are the symptoms of my Direct TV reception via the tuner / demodulator Si2168 my ” set top box ” Amlogic K1 S805 DVB -T2 DTV application V.140301A

I am looking for a solution to improve the DTV application for the HD TV in H264 and Dolby Audio plus EAC3 that seems ignored by this unit.

Only the sound in MPEG is correctly processed .

Fernando Thomaz
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Someone used biss keys for encrypted channels ?
k1 plus accept?

Leon
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All the channels are not scaling correctly for me with the DVB app.
All the options seem to stretch to fit the image. ’16:9′, ‘4:3’ and ‘Auto’ makes no difference 🙁
I’m running the K1 Plus @ 720p, 60Hz

Anyone else with this issue? Also there seems to be a slight Audio/Video sync issue, but I am not sure if it is just the channel’s fault or not.

Balanga
Guest

I am currently using a Vigica C90S which is Android based and uses the standard DVB TV app. I’m intending to get a KII Pro unit like this one

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/ACEMAX-New-KII-PRO-DVB-S2-T2-Combo-TV-Box-CCCAM-Amlogic-S905-Quad-Core-Hybrid/321932_32702394214.html

But I’d like to have 1000Mb LAN which is not yet available as far as I can see…

Anyhow as far as the built in TV app goes, is there any alternative? I find the channel editor very cumbersome to use.

jeannets
Guest

@Leon
Hello,

You said ” Also there seems to be a slight Audio/Video sync issue, but I am not sure if it is just the channel’s fault or not”

I know tis problem, it is the Audio dĂ©coding not all codecs… The Audio system haven’t EAC3 … “Dolby Digital Plus”

the sound is chopped , sliced… and desynchronize to the pictures… may be switch off the chanel .

I’ve this problem to the French TNT TV HD since April 2016

Shane Taylor
Guest

Hi there,
My partner brought a K1 PLUS DVB-T2 DVB-S2 Amlogic S905 Quad Core 64Bit TV Box Android 5.1.1 1G 8G from you guys. I’m in new zealand and need to know code to set it up with my sky dish that was used to watch sky tv from. Do you know the settings or able to point me into the right direction.
Your help with these setting would be greatly appreciated, I live in Napier, Hawkes bay, New Zealand. Cheers

Aziz Bouyhy
Guest

Hi
What do you mean?
Can you explain what you mean by code?

rzae
Guest

Bonjour,

Pour ceux qui sont en france, comment avez-vous fait pour regler le satellite. Sur mon VU+ je trouve 1280 chaine mais sur le K2 Hybrid j’en trouve 300.
Pouvez-vous aussi m’expliquer comment injecter son cccam car j’ai mis le cfg sur une clĂ© usb mais dans le menu il me dit qu’il ne reconnait pas le fichier?
Merci

jeannets
Guest

Hi,

Le fichier est: cccam.cfg il peut trÚs bien etre à placer dans des menus cachés, je ne connais pas le VU+
le format est: C:| AdresseURL| Port| NomServeur|mot de passe
ex: C: jacky.noips.me 27402 ashley278952369874128
en cas d’entrĂ©e manuelle il ne faut pas mettre le C: devant
Si tu ne trouve que 300chaines, c’est sans doute que tu n’a que les chaines FTA (non cryptĂ©) tu dois sĂ©lectionner ça avant de lancer ta recherche.
Je crois que ton VU+ est sous Linux, donc sensible aux majuscules/minuscules…
Es-tu uniquement IPTV ou Ă©galement avec tuner TV DVB-T2 ou DVB-S2..??
Est-ce que ton Audio est correct..?
Eventuellement j’ai plein d’autre questions..

rzae
Guest

Bonjour,
merci pour la réponse
J’ai reussi Ă  injecter les cccam manuellement a partir du menu cachĂ©.
Le seul problĂšme reste les chaine satellite DVD S2 sur lesquels je ne reçoit que les chaines italienne de hotbird mĂȘme si je lance le scan sur astra.
Donc il pourrait s’agir d’un rĂ©glage a faire au niveau du disec.
Je n’utilise pas d’iptv.
Concernant la partie audio, sur les chaines HD que j’ai testĂ©, je n’ai pas eu de problĂšme audio.

jeannets
Guest

@rzae
OK, merci du retour.

Les Pb audio son sur la DVB-T2 en rĂ©ception aĂ©rienne, due au nouveau procĂ©dĂ© de diffusion.. ça fait du son SaccadĂ© ou avec un retard trĂšs important par rapport Ă  l’image…surtout sur les Android, je crois qu’en Linux on peu installer quelque chose open source… Bref..voilĂ .

A mon avis tu as un probleme de bon alignement avec le satellite…Il faut aligner avec un appareil numĂ©rique comme le SF-500 par ex. les cam’s sont fait pour Astra.. je ne sais pas ce que ça donne sur HB
En ASTRA, j’ai trouvĂ© de nombreuses erreurs ou absence de transpondeurs, alors forcĂ©ment, il manque des chaines.. j’ai regardĂ© http://fr.kingofsat.fr/tp.php?tp=928 et comparĂ© ou rajoutĂ© chaque transpondeur puis scannĂ©… et j’ai ainsi trouvĂ© beaucoup de chaine de notre pays qui n’Ă©taient pas lĂ  avant..
VoilĂ , j’espĂšre que ça t’aidera.

rzae
Guest

Bonjour,

Alors j’ai pu regler mon disec et je reçois bien toute les chaines.
Concernant le son, pour l’instannt je n’ai pas eu de problĂšme avec le K2 pro.
Toute mes chaines fonctionne bien et mĂȘme les chaines UHD.

jeannets
Guest

@rzae
OK,

je pense que ça s’arrange pour toi.

Le problem du son n’existe que sur la rĂ©ception TNT Hertzienne Donc DVB-T2.
Le tient, c’est quel modĂšle exactement..? est-il sous Linux ou Android..?? est-il DVB-S2 et T2..?
Je cherche la BOX qui fait tout.. et que je puisse parametrer Ă  mon gout… J’en ai trouvĂ© quelques unes, mais elles ont toutes ce dĂ©faut en Audio qui oblige Ă  avoir une autre source et donc encore une tĂ©lĂ©commande de plus..
Le probleme, c’est qu’il faut acheter une licence pour le Dolby… et les constructeurs ne veulent pas faire ces frais, uniquement pour la France; qui est un petit marchĂ©… CQFD.

rzae
Guest

J’ai le k2 pro hybrid. C’est exactement comme le k1 du site mais avec 2goĂ»t de.mĂ©moire et 16go de stockage!
Donc boĂźtier sous Android 5.1.1!
Je n’ais pas tester le dvb t2 mais que le s2.
Si tu cherche un boĂźtier Android , il est pasur mal! Mais si tu cherche un boĂźtier Linux pour le dvb s2 le meilleur reste les vu+ ou dreambox!

Rzae
Guest

J’ai le k2 pro hybrid. C’est exactement comme le k1 du site mais avec 2goĂ»t de.mĂ©moire et 16go de stockage!
Donc boĂźtier sous Android 5.1.1!
Je n’ais pas tester le dvb t2 mais que le s2.
Si tu cherche un boĂźtier Android , il est pasur mal! Mais si tu cherche un boĂźtier Linux pour le dvb s2 le meilleur reste les vu+ ou dreambox!