Dreambox 500s Tuner fault?

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jcrosby1000

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Morning all!

I've finally got round to unpacking my new Dreambox 500s aparantly with Alps tuner and have flashed it with the Gemini 2.2 image.

After setting language and time zone I set the satellite to 28.8 east (Sky Mini dish) and it trys to run a scan... but finds nothing!

Although the SNR is between 50 - 60% the AGC and AER are both 0 and obviously there is no lock.

I have tried to upload a channel list with dreambox edit successfuly to try to see if it was just a problem with scanning - but its not!!

None of the channels lock!!

Is this a faulty tuner?

Thanks.
 
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#2
Why are you using such an old Gemini? The ALPS tuners are quite recent, so you should use a recent Gemini version as there may be fixes for the new tuners.
 
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#3
28.8, should be 28.2 also :D

are you sure your dish is lined up correctly?

you really could do with a signal strength of at leat 80%, i have found in the past that sky can act up below that
 
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I have had the same problem.My 500S cannot scan any satellite unless it is looped through my Mondeal receiver. So long as the Mondeal is switched on DB is fine. The fault is in the RF amplifier.My DB has been back to Germany 3 times for the same fault, when machine is returned IT HAS NOT BEEN CHECKED. It is in Germany right now where it has been for the last 4 weeks!. (awaiting parts)As the warrenty is running out I have given them 1 last chance.Build quality of these machines has been very disappoining. I am waiting for the new baby triple dragon to appear on the market as I have been told that the quality is much higher.Tim.
 
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Interesting to see your post because I am trying to set my DB500s with Alps tuner as we speak. I logged on to see if I can get help with it. Storm55's explanation is exactly correct. This is a terrible box from Dreambox. I too own a triple dragon and that is a fantastic box. I am going to send this Dreambox back and am very annoyed with Germany for selling a product that is below spec. This is the reason consumers lose faith. I won't be buying another Dreambox ever.O-no O-no O-no
 
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this post dosent inspire a lot of confidence for somebody waiting on a 500 (me) did I make a big mistake? or is it all to do with improper set up techniques????
gandalf
:-doh!
 
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I would advise anybody to give the 500 a very wide berth, go for the 7 series instead. My DB has just been returned form Germany again and there is no power going to the coax. Tuner is dead again. Strongly suspect PSU but as it is now out of warranty, I think it will receive a burial at sea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

People like John and many others have tried to help and I have now spent 13 months trying to get the bloody thing to work properly and have also found that there are many others like me on different forums.

I am thinking about a 7 series as these have better tuners. and the software and help from this forum is terrific. Will it be the same for Rellok or Triple Dragon?

Any ideas?

Tim.
 
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#8
the new ALPS DM500s tuner is 6% more sensitive than the 7 series tuners...
 
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Soz to resurrect this guys but i have the 500s with the old tuner...

Must say quite disappointed with the pic quality..

Is the alps tuner better??

How much better are the 7 series?? Or is the triple dragon miles better??
 
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The dragon is the one to get mate!!! build quality is the best
 
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#11
Obviously someone with a bit of taste...

Welcome to the forum m8 :-sman2

Llew
 
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shagx said:
The dragon is the one to get mate!!! build quality is the best

And the pic quality??????:-sball

Cheerz
 
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#13
Can't fault it, especially with a provider using a decent bit-rate.

Also excellent from a HDD recording, again with a quality transmission.

Llew
 
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