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blade 8000 setup

Discussion in 'Blade Media BM8000 Combo' started by Sheridan82, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Sheridan82

    Sheridan82 Member

    hi just trying to set up a general topic about first time setups on the blade 8000, i have read people having initial setup issues with connecting to a line. i get my box today and will be setting up (first time setting up any sat box) so ill keep my posts here if i have any problems. Reference for any new box owners. cheers.
  2. bees

    bees VIP Member

    When you get it running why not post a bit of a guide, there isn't much on the BM8000s,

    If you need any pointers have a look at the BM7000s guide to set up the sat side then use a blind/ bruteforce scan for the cable side

    The firmware you need is here
  3. County

    County Member

    How old is the firmware?
  4. bees

    bees VIP Member

    As far as I know the 109p version is the only working version with 9991 option
    which works on the cable side. This is for the BM8000s.

    Was uploaded to the site March 15
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2016
  5. County

    County Member

    Just wonders if there had been an update since January 2015?

  6. bees

    bees VIP Member

    Not heard of anything, blade don't update the firmware that much
    once the bugs are ironed out and it's working, they tend not to mess with it.
  7. Sheridan82

    Sheridan82 Member

    thanks for the firmware post, yeah ill post any issues and how easy i find the initial setup. firmware is on the stick ready to go, i also have a line so things being well i should be up and running soon. hurry up post man.
  8. bees

    bees VIP Member

    Do you know the basic process for setting up the blade ?

    Have you read this here

    It's for the BM7000s but yours should be similar.
  9. Sheridan82

    Sheridan82 Member

    thanks bees, as you have posted that i dont realy need to write my process. the box arrived 10 mins ago and now ready to input details, firmware and channel scan done no probs so far. just one thing is there a channel list for the 8000. thanks again
  10. bees

    bees VIP Member

    The BM5000s and BM7000s has a "blade online" facility which will load
    a channel list into your box, it will be sorted into groups, you will probably also need to attach a USB stick and download the EPG separatly,
    It will get stored on there.

    Sometimes you need to switch the box off, insert the stick, boot up the box in order for it to see the stick.
  11. Sheridan82

    Sheridan82 Member

    hi bees, after doing a channel scan it puts channels all over the shop, i assume i need to sort these out and it also scans multiples of channels. i have about 6 channel 4's i like ch 4 but not that much.if this is the case ill just plod along. and my set up is complete all working thanks for your help. i have used protocol N and this worked first time. thanks for your help
  12. bees

    bees VIP Member

    You should have a "group" button on your remote.

    Then you can choose, sport, films, kids etc.

    Sounds like you are using the "All" selection in the groups which just dumps everything in that section including duplicates.

    Or you have scanned direct from the sat instead of using the blade online channel list.
  13. phil23

    phil23 Member

    I have just received 8000 box need help as will not allow me to download
  14. Welsh_Wizard

    Welsh_Wizard Member

    Just trying to suss out a Blade BM8000 on cable - firmware out of the box is on 1.36 - do I need to back it off back to 1.09, use the 9991 code and re-scan? Any pointers would be great - thanks in advance.... desperado to get some decent Sports channels back after binning my old Kryptview A780
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2016
  15. Welsh_Wizard

    Welsh_Wizard Member

    Think I'm moving forward..... re-flashed with 1.09 and can get 9991 menu - where can I get an ID and info for my cline? VM cable,

    Thanks for any advice
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2016
  16. Danno

    Danno Member

    blade 8000

    lads, where do l get the latest firmware for cable for blade 8000 and where do l install it
  17. fordiemufc

    fordiemufc Member

    Last edited: Apr 7, 2016
  18. t5nka

    t5nka Member

    Hi there all does anybody know does the blade 8000 work with satellite dish and normal Cline for sly
  19. Boxing24

    Boxing24 Member

    defrence between satellite dish and cline for sly
  20. fordiemufc

    fordiemufc Member

    its a combo box it works for sly or virmin