DB 500s to Laptop

Swiftysat

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Managed to get DB500s flashed with Gemini image and Cccam thanks to advice found on this forum. Many thanks.
My sat system is set up for/in my motorhome, and I am wondering if its possible to use a laptop as the TV screen and if so, what do I need to connect the Dreambox to the laptop.
The idea being that if I have no 240V supply to hook the Motorhome up to in order to run my LCD TV, I could run the DB off the 12V system and my laptop off its internal Battery.
Any help or advice would be appreciated.
 

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do you have the internet in your motorhome? If so you could use tuxvision or simlar program and stream to your dream box(if you dont have internet you could network your 500s and laptop with an Ethernet cable)
 

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Welcome to the forum :)

A simple watch the Dreambox on your PC is to use a web browser. You'll probably need to install VLC (VideoLAN) on your laptop and make sure the ActiveX component is installed or it won't work.

To connect the laptop and Dreambox you can either try connecting them directly with a crossover cable or connect them both to a router (the 500s using CAT5 cable and the laptop either wireless if the router is wireless or a CAT5 cable).

How long does the battery last in your laptop?
 

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Thanks for the reply. I will try the crossover cable and let you know what happens. Laptop battery should be good for a couple of hours. The laptop senario is only a temp measure for the odd occcations when we cannot get a 240 v supply on a campsite. Although we like to go touring! we still like to have a few luxuries!!!
 
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