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Quick Start and Full User Guide

30th November 2016 - Onwards


Table of Contents
1. Installation of Box 2
How to Setup from out the box
Quick Start Guide
Setup Local TV Region
Change Position of screen

2. Install a HDD/USB for storage 5

Format a HDD/USB
Initialize your drive
Setup a Swap File
Check location for recording/timeshift/EPG

3. Add IPTV Subscription 7

4. Record and Series Link 8

5. Your New Remote 9

Key to your new remote control

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How to Setup from out the box

Remove from your box; mains adapter and cable, remote control (2xAAA batteries required), HDMI
cable and ZGemma.

TIP Make sure to remove all plastic shrink-wrap from ZGemma before powering on! Leaving on the
shrink-wrap may cause the box to overheat due to air vents being covered.

First connect your two existing satellite coax cables into the back of the box (like below). Ensure there
tightly connected.

Note: If your only using one satellite co ax cable it must go into 'TUNER A IN' (bottom right port)

If your using a second then it must go into LNB IN (top port)

Connect your internet cable (not included) either directly from your router or via home plugs into the
back of the box

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Connect the HDMI cable from TV to box

Plug in the power lead to 'DC IN'

Press in the white 'ON/OFF' power button to boot up box.

Front LED screen should say boot then load up to 100

Quick Start Guide

IF YOUR USING ONLY ONE SATELLITE CABLE: Navigate to Menu > Setup > Service Searching > Tuner
configuration > Tuner A must be set to single & Tuner B must be set to 'not configured' > press back
then NO on the next pop up.

IF YOUR USING TWO SATELLITE CABLES: Navigate to Menu > Setup > Service Searching > Tuner
configuration > Tuner A must be set to single & Tuner B must be set to 'SINGLE' to match Tuner A > press
back then NO on the next pop up.

Menu - Setup - Service Searching > Sky Bouquets Maker > Menu > BBC/ITV Region: Change Region to
your local TV Region > Choose whether you want 'Child Safe' Channel lists > Green Button to save >
Green Button to Scan

If you have a USB/HDD pre installed in the box, please proceed. If you do not have any USB/HDD
installed then please follow the guide. This is highly reccommended.

Once completed the scan, go to: Menu > Setup > CrossEPG > Download Now


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If you need to change the screen positioning due to some of the screen missing please follow:

Red Button > 7 (Quick Start Setup) > 1 (OSD Position)

Highlight the Move Left/Right line and press the LEFT or RIGHT buttons until the left side of the RED
box is visible, then press the LEFT button until the left side of the RED box is NOT visible

Highlight the Width line and press the LEFT or RIGHT buttons until the right side of the RED box is
visible, then press the RIGHT button until the right side of the RED box is NOT visible

Highlight the Move Up/Down line and press the LEFT or RIGHT buttons until the top side of the RED
box is visible, then press the LEFT button until the left side of the RED box is NOT visible

Highlight the Height line and press the LEFT or RIGHT buttons until the right side of the RED box is
visible, then press the RIGHT button until the right side of the RED box is NOT visible

Install a HDD/USB for storage

>>>>> If you have a USB/HDD Pre installed in the back of your box you do NOT need to follow these
instructions <<<<<

Firstly your USB/HDD (if not brand new) must be re-formatted using a desktop computer.

Miss these next few steps if your drive is new

Insert USB/HDD into USB slot on desktop

Find the drive in 'My Computer/My PC' right click and 'format'

Change format to ExFAT and untick the 'quick format' box

Format (will take several minutes)

Turn off ZGemma with the white button on the back

Insert formatted HDD/USB into the back USB slot of your ZGemma

Boot up ZGemma - Press Red Button 7 2

Click the drive and Yes to initialise

Once complete Red Button 7 3 Green Button (choose largest size 256mb) - Wait several
minutes Red to activate Yellow to Autostart Exit

Restart ZGemma

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Red Button 7 4 Check 'default movie location' is set to (media/hdd/movie)

Red Button 7 5 Check 'timeshift location' is set to (media/hdd/tiemshift)

'autorecord location' set to (media/hdd/movie)

Add IPTV Subscription

You must first purchase a IPTV subscription from the Ghost Tech Website.

(if you have bought IPTV with the box it will be in Menu XCPLUGIN)

In the checkout, leave a note requesting to add the IPTV to your ZGemma

You will receive a email after confirmation of payment with a M3U Link


Copy and paste the M3U link into a desktop internet browser

A file will automatically begin to download

You must now install Filezilla (Client) to your desktop

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On your remote press Menu Information Network Note down your IP Address

Open Filezilla

In the top bar, enter your IP Address into the 'HOST' bar

In 'USER' type the word root

Leave password blank and hit connect

A series of folders will appear on the bottom right

Navigate to hdd/ipabiptv

Drag and drop your M3U file into this folder from your desktop

On your ZGemma remote Press Red Button 4 (iPab IPTV Menu) 2 (IPTV Bouquet maker) Select
M3U Green to Install

NOTE In the top part of the window you should see your M3U file(s) If you do not see your file(s)
listed here, thats because either you havent FTPd them into the /hdd/ipabiptv folder OR the files are
not M3U files.

The IPTV Bouquet will be created and and Sky Bouquet Maker will run to ensure the IPTV bouquet list is
in the correct place.

Exit Button > Exit Button

Down Arrow > Blue Button > Find your IPTV bouquet and press OK > Select the IPTV channel you wish
to watch.

NOTE If no IPTV Bouquet is created, this is due to the M3U file provided being invalid Check with
your IPTV provider.

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Record and Series Link
Use the EPG to find the show you want to add to series link.

Highlight the show and press the record button on your remote (The Red DOT near the other playback

Select 'Record Once' - Will record the program the once


Select Series Link

The next screen will show you the parameters that will match a show and generate a timer in order for
the show to record.

For shows that are on roughly the same time on the same day each week, these default settings are
probably going to be OK for you

For daily soaps you will need to change some options: o Deselect the option that says Only on
Weekday as leaving this selecting will only record a show on that particular day of the week o If the
soap or show you want to record sometimes comes on at odd times of the day, deselect the Match
Timespan option

As an example, for Coronation Street, which is on regularly during weekdays once or twice a
day, deselecting Only on Weekday will generally be sufficient as the time span usually covers
and hour before the start and an hour after the end of the show you selected which usually
covers days when the show is on twice such as at 7:30 and 8:30 But if in doubt, deselect the
Match Timespan option.

Press Green to confirm these parameter

The next page will confirm the extended settings and parameters Its important to know that at this
point, the series link is not set.

You shouldnt need to change any setting here, so press Green to confirm the Series Link

Press Exit to return to the TV

After a brief pause you may see a message box confirming timers have been added

Wait 30 seconds and then press Timer on your remote. You should see your Series Link in the list. For
shows on once a week, youll usually just see one show. For soaps etc, you should expect to see a few

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How to delete a Series Link

You cant just delete a timer from the timers list when you have a Series Link setup as within a few
minutes, the Series Link has done its job and added the timer back in.

In order to delete a Series Link you must follow these steps:

Press Menu Button > Select Timers > Auto Timers

Find the Series Link you wish to remove and press Yellow Button to delete

When prompted, select Yes, and delete all timers generated by this autotimer

Press Exit > Select Timers > Check your Series Link has been removed



Remove Audio Description

If you experience channels with undesired audio commentary (descriptions of what is happening) follow
these steps:

Red Button > 2 (Fixes Menu) > 5 (Fix Audio Commentary)

You will see a confirmation that the Audio Commentary Settings have been fixed > Exit Button > Exit

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Error - Creating Hardlink to Timeshift File Failed!

If you experience this error it is usually due to your drive not being initialised. Follow these steps:

Red Button > 7 (Quick Start Menu) > 2 (Hard Disk Initalisation)

Select your USB Drive to initialise and press OK

Red Button to Initialise > Confirm you wish to initialise the device Note As the waning message says
Any data on the drive will be lost during initialisation You will see the progress of the disk initialising.
Once complete this will exit back to the iPab Quick Start Menu.

Press 3 (Swap File Manager) > Green Button (Create) > OK Button > Select the size of swap disk 256mb
had proven best

Press OK Button You will see a message being displayed to "Wait please while creating swapfile...-
This should take no more than a few minutes.

Once the text at the top of the screen has changed to Enable Swap at startup you should then press
Red Button (Activate) > Yellow Button (Autostart)

Exit Button > Exit Button This will return you to TV Note If you wish to enable Timeshift Autostart
follow the steps shown in the Enable/Disable Timeshift section.

EPG (Program Guide) Problems

On occasions you may find that the EPG shows the same programme info for some or all channels. This
is usually a result of a corrupt epg.dat file that may have been caused by power outage or general issue
writing to your USB drive. The fix described here should result in the epg.dat being deleted (which will
initially leave you with a blank EPG) and fresh EPG data being downloaded.

If you find this keeps happening, its most likely a problem with your USB drive and Id recommend
replacing that

Red Button > 2 (Fixes Menu) > 4 (Remove all EPG Data) > After a brief wait, your box will appear to
restart NOTE At this point your EPG will be empty The next steps depend on whether you are
running Sky or Virgin If you run both, run both steps Sky

Green Button > CrossEPG Downloader > When CrossEPG has finished downloading a reboot is advised

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Remote Control

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