TBS MOI Streaming Box Guide-How to configure MOI DVB-S2 Streaming box to watch satellite TV on XBMC,VLC

TBS MOI DVB-S2 Streaming TV box is a dual DVB-S2 TV tuner and dual CI slot Linux server for streaming satellite TV channels to client end devices within your wired or wireless network:HDTV,PC,Tablet PC,Smartphone,iPhone,iPad,iPod,Sony Playstation 3.

How does MOI work?

How to configure MOI DVB-S2 Streaming box to watch satellite TV on XBMC,VL?

Preparation work:

  • System Requirements:
    ->Satellite TV signal.
    ->Router with at least 100Mbps data transfer speed.
    ->One of the following client end devices for receiving streaming TV channels.
    ->DLNA certificated TV, PC with Windows or Linux system, Android tablet PC, Android smartphone, iPhone, iPad, iPod and Sony Playstation 3 etc.
  • Hardware Connection
    ->Connect the included power adapter and plug it into a wall power outlet
    ->Connect satellite signal cable to Tuner A or Tuner B.
    ->Connect MOI TV Box via the included RJ45 Network cable to your router or switch.
    ->Connect MOI TV Box via serial port cable to RS232 to the computer. This connection is not a MUST, it is only recommended for those   who want to add or edit the imbedded software on MOI.
  • Software Installation and Configuration (for Windows/ Linux/ Android/ iOS)
    MOI box serves as a dual DVB-S2 tuner Linux system backend TV source with TVheadend, DVBlast,mumuDVB,szap,scan pre-installed. You may set up TVheadend by simply typing on your browser (or if you have changed MOI IP to another IP address, type the respective IP address with port 9981).

How to?
Part1: Change IP address of MOI
Part2: Set up Tvheadend
Part3: How to configure the Tvheadend
Part4: How to watch Satellite TV on XBMC
Part5: How to watch Satellite TV on VLC

Part1: Change IP address of MOI

The default IP address of MOI Streaming box is, if this IP is not in your network IP range, you need to either change MOI IP to your network IP range or change your network IP range to 192.168.1.XXX to make MOI accessible.Following the below steps.

Step1:Connect Ethernet port “LAN1” of MOI to your network router or switch

If your router is not in IP range192.168.1.XXX, change your router IP to Then change your computer IP address to any IP address in the range – with network mask and gateway as on the picture below:

 Step2: Connect to MOI via SSH protocol or Web User Interface

Now your computer, your router and MOI box are in the same IP range, you may connect to MOI via SSH protocol or Web User Interface. To access MOI from Web User Interface. Open the browser and enter the default IP address of MOI Satellite Streaming Box, which should be, then you will see the window below:

Step3: IP Setting

Click “IP Setting”, Here you can enable or disable “DHCP”:

Enable DHCP (It’s not recommended unless you know exactly how to find your MOI IP later).

After you select “Enable”, you can click “save” directly, then MOI will receive a random IP address from the Ethernet server, since it is dynamic, the realtime IP can’t be displayed, if you want to check the new IP address, you will need to access the DHCP of your router settings, there you can find MOI by looking for its Mac address.

Disable DHCP (it’s strongly recommended you check disable DHCP)

You can change the IP manually, simply change the”” to any IP address which is included in your Ethernet IP range. For example, if your previous network router IP range is 192. 168.15.xxx and you want to keep using that IP range for your router and computers in the network, you can simply change MOI IP to the IP range of 192.168.15.xxx ,set subnet Mask to what you’re currently using(normally and set Gat Way to your router IP address. click “save”, then your MOI box will be assigned with the new IP. Remember this IP, you need need to input this IP to connect to MOI each time. Now you may change back your computer IP address and router IP address.

Part2: Set up Tvheadend 

Click “MOI Setting” to set up TVHeadend, you may click “EnterTVheadend” and you can make TVHeadend automatically starts when MOI is powered on by checking the “Auto Start TVheadend When Power On MOI” box.

You can also set up MOI box date & time here.

Then we’ll see Tvheadend setting page pop up as picture below (Please note: your browser need to allow pop-ups to enter TVheadend setting page).


– Diagnostics

It also provides the possibility to verify the IP address of the client end device you are using, for example, you are using a PC running Windows 7 with the IP “”, you can check by entering this IP.

– Upgrade The System

To upgrade the system, you need a formatted FAT micro SD card. Download the latest upgrade package from the download section of tbsdtv.com to the micro SD card, insert the micro SD card into MOI, power on and then wait about 5 minutes until the upgrade is completed.  

– Set up RS232 connection

Connect MOI with a serial port cable to your PC. Run Tera Term software to configure, as it is shown in the picture below:

– Declaration

  • The user manual includes all the information of safe and correct operation instruction. To avoid accident and product damaged, please make sure read it carefully before using the product.
  • Please keep the product away from high temperature, humid and dusty environment.
  • Do not drop or crash the product
  • Do not cut off the device when it is formation or upgrading. Otherwise it will cause operation system error.
  • Do not dismantle the deice, Do not clean it by alcohol, thinner and Benzene
  • We keep the right to upgrade and modify the product
  • The product is not water-proof
  • All the pictures in the instruction are just for reference. It might be different from actually showing on the computer due to software upgrading.

Part3: How to configure the Tvheadend

Step 1: Input: Http:// in the address bar of your browser.
Step 2: Select TV Adapters
Step 3: Adapter configuration
Step 4: Satellite configuration

Click this link to learn details about how to configure the Tvheadend>>
For watching/recording satellite TV on your client end devices, you may enter URL: via VLC and XBMC software.

Part4: How to watch Satellite TV on XBMC

XBMC is a free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC Foundation. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet. Now it is officially available as a native application for Linux, Mac OS X, iOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Here we provides step-by-step guides of how to watch satellite live TV on XBMC on windows PC, Android tablet PC and iPad with TBS MOI DVB-S2 streaming box. Please Click: XBMC on PC, XBMC on Android, XBMC on iPad

Part5: How to watch Satellite TV on VLC

VLC media player (also known as VLC) is a highly portable free and open-source media player and streaming media server, it supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-video, video CD and streaming protocols. It is able to stream over computer network and to transcode multimedia files. More>>

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