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Satellite Receiver Dreambox 500s

3.9 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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  • The Worlds smallest digital Linux set-top box, just 20 x 13cm!
  • IBM Power PC 250Mhz, 48MB RAM, 100Mbit full duplex Ethernet interface, Card slot, LED status indication, Unlimited channel list, full auto service scan
  • RS232, SPDI/F digital output, single Scart, LNB loopthrough, DiSEqC support AND it works on 12V DC, ideal for caravan etc.
  • Universal main Power Supply and new improved remote handset
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: DMbox

Product Description

The Dreambox 500S is the smallest Linux satellite TV receiver. Box Includes: Dreambox 500s, Silver Remote control, 250 MHz PowerPC Processor (350 MIPS), Linux Operating System, DreamCrypt embedded, 1 x Smartcard-Reader, MPEG2 Hardware decoding, COM port V.24/RS232, 100Mbit full duplex Ethernet Interface, 2 Status - LED, 32 MByte RAM, Unlimited channel list for TV/Radio, Channel change in less than 1 second, Fully automated channel scan, EPG-Support (Electronic Program Guide), Supports multiple LNB switches (DiSEqC), Adoptable OSD (Skin-support), SPDI/F optical TOTX178 AC-3 output, 1 x SCART output, A/V output (Audio / Video Cinch), External 12V power supply, Dimensions: 8 x 2 x 5 inches. All boxes have image preloaded and are pretested before shipping.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 8 x 5 x 2 inches
Item Weight 2.2 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.2 pounds
ASIN B001VDYBZ0
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #105,962 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
#107 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Satellite Television > Receivers
Date first available at Amazon.com March 11, 2009

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So far I like the Dreambox 500s even though it currently doesn't work for me. The unit come with all the European satellites but not the US ones. The instructions don't tell you this, at least not explicitly.

Luckily the unit is popular so there is a lot of on-line help.

It took me awhile to figure this out since I am new to the satellite technology.

I am now waiting for my null modem, a special serial cable to communicate with my PC so I can reprogram the unit with the North American satellite information. The internet connection does not reliable for this, according to the on-line posts and didn't work for me.

I am optimistic that this process will succeed, especially since there is a lot of on line help on the process and I will have success getting satellite reception.

The Dream 500s is LINUX based and very compact - nicely built so I am looking forward to getting it to work with the North American satellites.
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This receiver is a bad and low quality because, i buy 3 receivers and 2 fails and i can't fix it..
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Rapid channel change. Don't freeze. Linux operating system makes it unique. Easy programable with adequate image. You can see video of current channel on ur computer.
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Optimal equipment for lovers of satellites and easy to use

Easy installation, easy handling and smooth in its use

Try it
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great box to use with your preferred FTA option.

YOU MUST KNOW WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR BEFORE YOU PURCHASE.
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Very Fast software an small unit very easy to set up with pc and very friendly enviroment love this receiver.
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first, the good: it does what it says....
the bad: very cheap construction; light on features; took a while to get 'set up'

my opinion: if you can help it, purchase something else; it'll just save you time down the road. sonicview makes nice products for a little bit more money.
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I use to love this device, but since of lately the manufacturing standard has fallen. They tend to freeze a lot with certain camd and sometimes even crash. Overheating is another issue I have with the DM500s
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