Dreambox Kaputt Poll

T_G

The Consumate Dreamer
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1 GigaBlue Quad plus, 1 Dreambox 5620, MOTECK SG2100A DISEqC Motor, 120 cm noname offset dish, Humax 95 cm offset dish and a few UK digiboxes.
My Location
Somewhere where the Sauer is Kraut and the Wurst is Brat
#1
:) OK dreamers, my box is going to be two years old in a few weeks, and whatever I done to it - it still works its magic (hope I am not jinxing it). We have had numerous "My Dreambox is broken"-threads over the years, most of them were solved with a null modem cable.
So I would like to know if there have been cases of Dreamboxes actually needing professional repairs other than having a new image loaded.

So lets have your vote and your comments if your box was in repair: :)
 
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My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7000s - original DM Image 1.08
My Location
England
#2
Hi all...Just to say that this is my first week of owning a dreambox (7000s) and I don't think I've ever spent this much time on researching on something this extensively. There have been numerous times this week that I have thought that my Dreambox had been up the spout, but upon the puchase of a null modem cable and using the universal Dream Up Utility, my fears were dissolved. It was so nice to the words ( Your dreambox is aalive and talking to us) Touch wood, no professional help needed on that basis yet...
 

T_G

The Consumate Dreamer
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My Satellite Setup
1 GigaBlue Quad plus, 1 Dreambox 5620, MOTECK SG2100A DISEqC Motor, 120 cm noname offset dish, Humax 95 cm offset dish and a few UK digiboxes.
My Location
Somewhere where the Sauer is Kraut and the Wurst is Brat
#3
Fisherman, what was the problem withyour box?
 

john_graydon

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My Satellite Setup
Azbox premium HD+,Dusty Dreambox 7000s,& Sky HD.
My Location
Dublin....Ireland
#4
T_G said:
:) OK dreamers, my box is going to be two years old in a few weeks, and whatever I done to it - it still works its magic (hope I am not jinxing it). We have had numerous "My Dreambox is broken"-threads over the years, most of them were solved with a null modem cable.
So I would like to know if there have been cases of Dreamboxes actually needing professional repairs other than having a new image loaded.

So lets have your vote and your comments if your box was in repair: :)

Hey what about the remote T_G....lol
 

sonic1

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My Satellite Setup
Vu + Ultimo 4K - Solo 4K - Uno 4K - Duo2- SoloSE - Zero- Uno -Prismcube Open Black Hole - 0.6 , 98cm Funkee , 28E-23.5E-19E-13E
My Location
Black Hole Team
#5
I have a 7000s gathering dust at present because the tuner is weak and the final straw is the remote does not any more.
Fortunately I also have a 7020s which is working fine but it does seem a waste of a dreambox.
I have found replacement tuners for 39 euros but am struggling to find away to sort the remote problem.
One thing for sure is it is not the remote it self as both of my remotes work on the 7020 and I have also taken the box to pieces to check for loose connections.
Anyone got and answer to this one or know anyone who can repair it?
 

T_G

The Consumate Dreamer
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My Satellite Setup
1 GigaBlue Quad plus, 1 Dreambox 5620, MOTECK SG2100A DISEqC Motor, 120 cm noname offset dish, Humax 95 cm offset dish and a few UK digiboxes.
My Location
Somewhere where the Sauer is Kraut and the Wurst is Brat
#6
john_graydon said:
Hey what about the remote T_G....lol
you can't blame that on the dreambox, the number of times it has been dropped on the stone floor, it is a wonder it still works. I do have to sort of press on the housing in a certain manner for it to work, but...

OK: If you have flattened your dreambox with your steam engine do not include this in the poll, ok? Let me know and I will add this as a special entry:-rofl2
 

dig deep

Prince of Birthdays
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My Satellite Setup
Dream7020 and AZ Elite and a few DM800
My Location
Sweden
#7
I think the box is a good made gadget:)

Tested that and tried that and still working (well null modem is needed more than once but still it is working) Must be the Linux if it had been a Microsh!t system it had been wasted loong time ago:eek:

My only!! oriblem is the network - My wireless system seems to fill up the router with crap so I must restarted it every so often

I am working on that:cool:
 

BGonaSTICK

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My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7000, Skystar2
My Location
Brighton
#8
I bought a null-modem cable when I bought my Dreambox 7000, and it's still in its plastic wrapping (the cable, that is) :p
 

mhku

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My Satellite Setup
TM Nano ~ sg2100
My Location
Midlands
#9
My remote is about to bite the dust. The UP arrow only works with lots of pressure.
 

izefisherman

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My Satellite Setup
Ku: 2.4m Aerial PFA / Invacom SNF-031,
C: 1.2m Aerial PFA / MTI 15k,

DM7020-S, DM500S, C-Tech 2100, VBOXII
My Location
Finland
#10
T_G said:
Fisherman, what was the problem withyour box?
If that was for me: The infrared receiver (inside the DM7020) for the remote control slowly died away.
 

T_G

The Consumate Dreamer
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My Satellite Setup
1 GigaBlue Quad plus, 1 Dreambox 5620, MOTECK SG2100A DISEqC Motor, 120 cm noname offset dish, Humax 95 cm offset dish and a few UK digiboxes.
My Location
Somewhere where the Sauer is Kraut and the Wurst is Brat
#11
mhku said:
My remote is about to bite the dust. The UP arrow only works with lots of pressure.
Maybe i t is just some dirt on the contact. Are you going to open it up to have a look? :-rub
 

mhku

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TM Nano ~ sg2100
My Location
Midlands
#12
Yes, when it stops working... :)
 

Prophessor

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[ Relook 250S ]
My Location
Madeira
#13
How do they fare against a nokia dbox2? I know this isn't he right place to ask this, but since they are similar in a few features...
 

hellpic

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Home
#16
I like my Dreammy 7000s, it serves me more than 3 years without any problems and my next buy will be DM8000 :cool:
 

T_G

The Consumate Dreamer
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My Satellite Setup
1 GigaBlue Quad plus, 1 Dreambox 5620, MOTECK SG2100A DISEqC Motor, 120 cm noname offset dish, Humax 95 cm offset dish and a few UK digiboxes.
My Location
Somewhere where the Sauer is Kraut and the Wurst is Brat
#17
hellpic said:
I like my Dreammy 7000s, it serves me more than 3 years without any problems and my next buy will be DM8000 :cool:

Hmmmm Dm8000 I am dreaming about this dream of a dreambox...:)
 
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My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7000 (several)
Gemini
Luxsat
My Location
Sussex
#18
I have one of the real old Blue screen DB 7000, sometimes it dosnt like the hard disk but thats only a chip overheating due to proximaty of the HD cable, lid off and it works fine.
I also have an amber screen one as well with a separate supply for the HD robbed from an external CD Recorder unit. But again faultless despite the whole family using it.

I have seen no need to upgrade but the 8000 spec does look good.......
 

B16MCC

Dreambox Gimp & Coder
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My Satellite Setup
2 Dreamboxes..........
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--- DM 8000 HD PVR & DM 800 HD ---
Motek SG2100 & Triax 80cm Dual LNB
------ Fixed Dish 28e Quad LNB -------
---- Sly HD Full & 24" Apple iMAC ----
My Location
/var/tuxbox/config
#19
My first DM7025 which is about 2 years old now has a dead backlight on the LCD. Just bought the OLED upgrade for it and I'm very pleased with it. See my post in the Dreambox General forum.
 
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