settevion is a program that allows you to edit the channels in your Skymaster DXL 9400 Satellite Receiver.
This receiver was sold under the name Tevion FTA 203 by Aldi. Note that the current version does not allow writing radio channels into the receiver. Also note: This program makes use of undocumented behaviour. USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. There is no guarantee, even not against possible damage to your equipment. The program is free for personal, non-commercial use. Commercial use and copying (even at no cost) requires written permission. There are only german instructions provided, but I'd not expect many problems for non-german speaking users since the program's dialog language is english.
Download settevion-x.x.x.tar.gz for Linux or settevion-win-x.x.x.zip for Windows. See the "Download" section below. For Linux, you must have Python installed (at least version 2.2) and Tkinter, which might be in a separate package. They are part of your distribution. Unpack the .tar.gz and do a "make install". The Windows version comes with its Python interpreter integrated into settevion.exe. Just unpack the zip file. For both versions, connect the receiver with a null modem cable and start settevion. Choose "Edit->Preferences" to select your serial device. Then choose "Receiver->Read data from receiver". This should be enough to make this run.
What's New in This Release:
· settevion.py: getDBPRINT: added code to read in SER data entry by entry since firmware version 2.12 doesn't dump the SER data base any more. satIO.read() changed to ignore asynchronous error messages ("trashlog") if they are one a line of their own. Warning message added if Python is called with -O and one of the debugging (-v) command line options is set. Version 1.4.1.