Dreambox Kaputt Poll

pontiend

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south yorkshire
#41
My DM500s.About seven years old still works alright.Though it does not get used much these days.In fact the last time I fired it up it took some time to work out how the menu's worked.A few years ago I changed a capacitor,and the remote.
 

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
#42
My Dreambox 5620 still works since 2004, it was downgraded to a "normal" receiver in the bedroom so my wife can watch something while I watch football downstairs. It used to drive a diseq motor, now it's only on one sat so that might prolong it's life a bit. But I have to say, more than 10 years and still going, not bad. By Qboxhd packed up after 6 years or so...I hope I don't jinx it by praising it :)
 

john_graydon

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My Satellite Setup
Azbox premium HD+,Dusty Dreambox 7000s,& Sky HD.
My Location
Dublin....Ireland
#43
Still have my Dreamboxes T_G. must be the same age as yours too.
My Daughter uses the 5620 & Using the 7000 myself in the kitchen. Still as stable as ever.
Upgrading to a New HD box as main box and will probally move 7000s to bedroom.
Gemini on the 5620 & Demon Pli on multiboot in 7000s. Wife still has her skybox and wouldnt do without it.
 

T_G

The Consumate Dreamer
Staff member
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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
#44
I have very sad news, my Dreambox 5620 has finally connected itself to the big cosmic satellite dish in heaven :(
It was the first Linux receiver I ever had, bought after listening to the excellent advise of Rolfw.

It was stuck on boot, and then died completely before I had time to try to re-flash it. No lights coming on, there is a small flicker when I turn the power button off. I guess it is the power supply. I wonder if it makes sense to try to fix it. On the other hand, maybe it's time to say goodbye and scrap it.
 
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