Life With A DM 800

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tomcoleman

Member
Messages
7
My Satellite Setup
DreamBox 800
Original Sky Dish
My Location
London
Hi there,

I have ordered my dreambox 800 which will be here today !:-worship

I'm going to flash it with gemini2-380-dm800-200809261349.nfi.zip

Then install CCam 2.0.9

My question is i'm going to be **rd shar**ing with a serivce. Do i need to have a card in the box for this to work?

i know i'm naughty :eek:
 
irishguy2002

irishguy2002

Member
Messages
33
My Satellite Setup
HTPC
My Location
Northern Ireland
B16MCC said:
Keeping this on the original topic, It's worth mentioning I now have a Sly UK card working on my DM800 in CCcam. I'm using the Smargo SmartReader+ . Its plugged into the USB port on the back of the DM800 and all is working great. Anyone wants info on how to do this then please let me know.
Managed to get it to detect it.

I had to manualy set the port via:

mknod /dev/ttyUSB0 c 188 0

It seems to work for "a while" then it either drops out and does not recognise the reader. Tried two different readers, must be a software issue.

Thanks,

Irish
 
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froggie

Member
Messages
2
My Satellite Setup
kathrein 910, dreamboxs 7020, 7025 & 800
My Location
gloucester
hi guys
please could you tell me how you got your smartreader working
many thanks froggie
 
Turok

Turok

Regular Member
Messages
2,237
My Satellite Setup
1,25 Fibostop
Jäger Smr 1224 & Smo 36 Dual Axsis Motor
Dynasat F1
Monterey 140
Drembox 800
sky Pace HD Box
Tagra 2,20 M Fullsize Dish
Echostar 2,40m Mesh for cband!
My Location
Austria
Hello!
no i get my dreambox 800 in 2 days,i pre ordered the new revision one month ago,every where sold out in the online shops,now the dealer gets,the new revision direkt from dream multimedia;does any one know what is new,in the latest dm 800
has the heat problem of the tuner now sold?
or maybe the have now build in other tuner ,in 1st revision there was a alps tuner inside hope they use now another brand,that is a little bit cooler:)
my temperaturemeter shos,after a short test on dm 800 (alpstuner version a temperature that goes up to 55 degrees celsius :D

same like on old echostar receivers,you can cook eggs on it if you want..!
 
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yusat

Member
Messages
28
My Satellite Setup
Finepass 5000
dreambox 800
sharp hd1e
My Location
turkey
life with dm800:
Great machine, beautiful picture
small in size.
few problems though:
-tuner gets hot sometimes especially in HD
-and yes the tuner fails from time to time.
-usb is useless I tried everything but I cannot
do a back-up or a recording on it.
-I run gemini2 and it often needs restart.
-remote is a bit strange and cannot command my sharp tv.
-back-up thru pc only good for channels and bouquets only,
I can't back-up an image.
I have a good ethernet network but cannot get internet radio
or stream dm800 to pc.
Hope this will inform some people, if any has help for any
of the above I will gladly reply to them.
Thank you :-)
 
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asebaie

Member
Messages
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My Satellite Setup
Nilesat-Hotbird-Arabsat
DM 800 HD PVR
Dell precission T3400
My Location
Saudi Arabia
yusat said:
life with dm800:
Great machine, beautiful picture
small in size.
few problems though:
-tuner gets hot sometimes especially in HD
-and yes the tuner fails from time to time.
-usb is useless I tried everything but I cannot
do a back-up or a recording on it.
-I run gemini2 and it often needs restart.
-remote is a bit strange and cannot command my sharp tv.
-back-up thru pc only good for channels and bouquets only,
I can't back-up an image.
I have a good ethernet network but cannot get internet radio
or stream dm800 to pc.
Hope this will inform some people, if any has help for any
of the above I will gladly reply to them.
Thank you :-)
Strange that no one has replied this message.
I will try to answer some of the problems above; hereunder:-
1- Tuner gets hot: use USB cooler fan similar to the one you use for your laptop to cool your dreambox.
2- Tuner fails: check your signal strength.
3- USB ports is not working: make sure you installed the latest image on your DM800 and USB will work fine.
4- Cant back up an image: you can’t back up an image, this is done by developers.
5- Streaming on PC: - you need VLC program installed on your PC.

Hope I did answer your questions.
However, I do have some questions of my own.

What is the recommended size for the swap file?

Regards
 
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yusat

Member
Messages
28
My Satellite Setup
Finepass 5000
dreambox 800
sharp hd1e
My Location
turkey
Thank you for your reply asebaie,
I think it is strange too but my post was more
for information than question.
Sorry I can't help with your swap file, I don't
know what that is.
I can tell you though that i installed a sata
drive in the box and it works fine.
I wasn't able to format directly from the box
but i used Dreambox Control Center and it's
now perfect.
Let me know if you need more infos.
yusat :-)
 
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yusat

Member
Messages
28
My Satellite Setup
Finepass 5000
dreambox 800
sharp hd1e
My Location
turkey
About swap file.
I saw in the detailed settings that the swap file is 8mb.
Cheers
yusat:-)
 
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unkletomz

Member
Messages
2
My Satellite Setup
dm800
My Location
somalia
B16MCC thanks for the information. I have a question for you guys....

Basically I had a DM500 that I bought from the local satshop. This DM500 was preconfigured and installed by the satshop and just like you, I ordered a DM800 so i can watch some HD channels.

Being I'm new to this flashing and configuring thingy. I have a question about how to get the DM800 working as my current DM500. Basically I need the cardsharing part that the guy installed from satshop on the DM500 working on the DM800.

From what I understand the cardsharing settings are stored on the CCcam.cfg in the /etc folder on my dm500 right? Do I just copy this file to my DM800 in the /etc folder and thats it?
 
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tomthebomb1968

Regular Member
Messages
693
My Satellite Setup
VU+ Duo 250gig/ DreamElite BH 1.3.2 Multiboot

Dreambox 500s-(clone) / DM-600

Relook 400s 160 Gig-/SifTeam 1.93 e enigma

Foretec 90cm Dish with Nikkai Diseqc Motor- 2 sky+ receivers fixed 28.2 east.
My Location
Newtownabbey, near Belfast, Northern Ireland
Yes that will do But you will need the actual CCcam emu on the box too. You should be able to download that from the image makers server. Usually accessesed from either the blue panel on some images or from Green then Yellow on Nabilo E2 images. If you download a complete cam rather than just the bin file it will overwrite your cccam.cfg so install the cam first. If you install a complete cam then you just need to copy your active lines from your original cfg into the new one.
 
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yusat

Member
Messages
28
My Satellite Setup
Finepass 5000
dreambox 800
sharp hd1e
My Location
turkey
Hello,
Personally I replaced my 500 with the 800
from the same guy, so I made sure all my settings
would work.
But don't worry unkletomz, i think you're
in good hands here.
Best of luck to you.
yusat ;-)
 
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yusat

Member
Messages
28
My Satellite Setup
Finepass 5000
dreambox 800
sharp hd1e
My Location
turkey
Hello,
Personally I replaced my 500 with the 800
from the same guy, so I made sure all my settings
would work.
But don't worry unkletomz, i think you're
in good hands here.
Best of luck to you.
yusat ;-)
 
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Hillsbysa

Member
Messages
5
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox DM800
My Location
Autralia
Anyone logged the stream with a DM800 or DM7025 ?
 
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Hillsbysa

Member
Messages
5
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox DM800
My Location
Autralia
Anyone logged the stream with a DM800 or DM7025 ?
 
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che890

Member
Messages
1
My Satellite Setup
DM 800 HD
My Location
Iran
Hi,
I'm new to Dreambox and had recently bought a DM 800HD, could some one please tell me how to see the frequency of channels in Info bar ?
Thanks
 
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totalacedude

Regular Member
Messages
118
My Satellite Setup
Edit. 5620 several 500,'s (clones) vu duo blackhole pc server 95cms motorised dish blah blahh
My Location
crewe
hi guys!!!

well my experience with a 800 (clone)

for over 3 months its ran fine.... not missed a beat, then......

would wonder back into the room to find the clock dissapeared, after numerious unplugs it re boots,

this gradually got worse and worse until reciently it would last an hour then die!!

at same time as this my tuner dies!!!

1st of all no channels, then i cap bashed it (replaced all caps on tuner pcb) it comes back to life but now no hd!!!!

replaced some components as said by h ttp://www.8a8f8.com/ forum and all back up!!!

also if u can replace all 22uf caps (1 goes and causes disec problems)

link h ttp://www.8a8f8.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/3078/gonew/1/tuner_failed_glitching_no_HD_e#UNREAD

still got the power problem!!!

went on h ttp://www.8a8f8.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/5304#Post5304

and there is a guide to what may be causing it!

yup my lm25xx was stuffed!, because i cba sending the whole unit back i just replaced part...

only posting cos this is getting more and more common in forums of these faults!!!

these 2 faullts are very common. on clones and on some older original box's
 
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