Dreambox 500s

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matthewp

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My Satellite Setup
Sky HD, 4 Multiroom Sky+ boxes
My Location
Manchester
Hi

I am going to purchase a dreambox 500 tomorrow and would like some advice please, I will be paying around £60.00 for the box so I would presume it is a clone so on that basis i have a couple of questions

1) Can the box image be flashed on both Ethernet and serial cable?

2) Can i load the nabilo image on the dm500?

3) I ahve the choice of a genuine dm600 for £129.00 would you pay the money for the higher version or would you go for the 500

The box is only for the kids room

Has anybody heard of satvision from Manchester as i beleive they sell the dm500 on smithfield market.
 
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Didds

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My Satellite Setup
Humax HDCI-2000 on 80 cm motorized dish.
Slingbox Classic
Dreambox 500 clone
My Location
Devon,U.K
Yes it'll be a clone. The stopped making DM500 a long time ago.
1) Can the box image be flashed on both Ethernet and serial cable?
Yes it can

2) Can i load the nabilo image on the dm500?
You can load all the 500 images available apart from Gemini above 4.2.

3) I ahve the choice of a genuine dm600 for £129.00 would you pay the money for the higher version or would you go for the 500
Are you sure at £129 it's not a clone ?
It depends what you want to use it for. The DM600 can have a HDD added to it. That's the only advantage as far as I'm aware.

I've not heard of satvision. I bought my blackbox 500 (dreambox 500 clone) from linuxsat.eu. They are based in Hull. Makes it a little bit easier if you do have any problems.
 
compufunk

compufunk

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My Satellite Setup
DM 600-S, VU+ Duo,
Moteck SG2100, Fracarro Penta 85 dish, LG LH3000 42" TV + some computers
My Location
NW, Ireland
matthewp said:
3) I ahve the choice of a genuine dm600 for £129.00 would you pay the money for the higher version or would you go for the 500
I doubt very much that its an original for that kind of money. You'd usually be talking £200+ for an original.

The DM600 is slightly better spec'd than the DM500 and the hardware seems to be a little better. Also you can add a hard drive as mentioned.
 
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matthewp

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My Satellite Setup
Sky HD, 4 Multiroom Sky+ boxes
My Location
Manchester
Hi

Purchased a dm500 falshed with nabilo and loaded ccam, box works perfectly not bad for £70.00 worth it for the kids rooms.

Satvision in rusholme sell the boxes googlee them they are on the web
 
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