First Run

After installing the machine next onto my television, i was ready to run it for the first time. I must say the setup part was really easy. This is how the start up screen looks like.

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Startup Screenshot (Click to Enlarge)

Flashing of New Firmware

Before I actually went into testing the MK-X4000, I was told that a firmware upgrade was available on the website www.mecotek.com . I downloaded it, unzipped it and found 4 files – 3 instruction files of different format and the ISO file of the firmware which is about 5Mb. I promptly burn the ISO file into CD and followed the instruction to flash the firmware.

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FIRMWARE Flashing …. (Click to Enlarge)

One very important to note after flashing is that the default language is in GERMAN.
Not a big obstacle as the instructions include to set the language back to ENGLISH is included :

1. Turn on the X4000 (Do not load any disc)
2. Press UP button for 2 times
3. Press DOWN button 2 times
4. Press RIGHT button 1 time
5. Press LEFT button 1 time
6. Press 0(zero) button for region free (You can set region code from 1 to 6 just press the right number instead on 0)
7. Press ENTER button to confirm.
8. Restart the player.

This really brought back fond memories where I used to input such similar sequence into the Nintendo console for the game “Contra / Delta Force” to unlock the 30 lives cheat. Voila, after the special combo, everything on-screen was back to english again.

Main Menu

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Main Menu (Click to Enlarge)

As you can see from the main menu, the system allows us to playback Audio, Video, Pictures. It also supports playlist for audio tracks.