I have been going through some of my older receivers, I have an Openbox S16 HD and Skybox F3s, at the time they were new I thought both were opensource and linux but never looked into them however this appears to be not the case.

Both have serial and ethernet but no telnet, ftp etc. They are fine for FTA use but couple of nights searching has revealed only factory firmware, no evidence of access to any linux in them or third party code for them.

As they have ethernet I was hoping to investigate making them into weather sat receivers but its not looking good.

Am I correct in the assumption there are no coding options for them and they will remain what the are?