500s got enough memory?

kamaleon

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#1
hi folks.

i've been quite excited about the idea of buying a dreambox500s. but apparently it's a bit short on memory to be able to properly softcam? i'd be aiming to open hispasat and hotbird... can you please advise me? doi i really need to mount some disk space on a networked pc?

i do realise that the new 500pvr might come out one day... but probably a wee bit more expensive?

i really need a 12v machine though, so i'm not thinking about getting a 5600 one.

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I'm running Gemini 2.4 and newcamd 6.04 and it won't record encrypted channels although I can watch them OK inc. TPS and 30W. If I changed to camd it would record OK but I haven't done it yet ;)

If you want to record then yes, you do need to mount your PC disk space. But there is an easy to follow guide by PCD telling you exactly how to do it. :)
 
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Why not wait a few days, and buy a second hand 7000 or even better a 7020s

I am sure they will drop in price when the new 7025 enters the scene

Then U have everything U ever need:-thumbup
 
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#4
hi, thanks for the advice
unfortunatly i'm looking for a model that runs on 12v dc... but when exactly are those boxes you refer to being sold :D lol

mhku, otherwise, 500s got enough memory and resources to run all emu softly? without having to mount a swap on a hard disk?
 
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Yes, it works fine without mounting a PC drive- you just won't be able to record any programs.
 
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cool cheers then mateys
 
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