Life with a DM500HD

sonic1

sonic1

Specialist Contributor
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846
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
@Shumifan50
Have you tested any cards in your internal reader ?
For the first time I tested 0963 card at 6mhz and after 12 hours it left a little burn mark on the card.
Never had that with the 800, 7020, VU + Duo or smargo.
The card is fine except for the mark.
 
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wosie

Member
Messages
3
My Satellite Setup
dm500, 1.4 famaval, htpc
My Location
spain
I have to say that I read this post laughing to myself regarding zardari7's "righteous" first post advice about the importance of buying original equipment, followed by multiple posts about how rubbish it is. I think most of us here are interested in daily useage of the box, not your (fanboy(?)) views on original v clone.
 
kota

kota

Member
Messages
123
My Satellite Setup
VU+ Solo2,Humax HDCI2000,Astra2 1.80m Famaval dish/Inverto Black Pro,Astra1&Hotbird 90cm dual lnb dish,Astra3 1.20m dish,Intelsat 907 80cm dish, Hispasat 60cm dish.
My Location
Sintra - Portugal
zardari7 said:
Latest update: I managed to flash the original DM500HD firmware via network/lan.

However when it reaches 100% complete, and I press the reboot button on the page, it gives like an error nothing happens.

So flash is done but something still wrong in the box, most prob manufacturing fault.

I now turn the box on, green light blinks a few times, I see that picture of DM500HD, and then red light comes on and nothing happens!

that is it, now the original firmware is atleast there with logo, so I can send it back to the shop where I bought it, and then can send me a new one.

I am not wasting more time on this.

I've no idea if you sort your box out yet but maybe this could help since the exact thing happened to me.

By box was working fine since day one but by mistake and due to some hard drive issues, I decided to retrograde to the first official image.

From the moment I did that, my box behaved in the exact same manner you describe. I tried to reflash it via web browser but could find the box ip.

I then went to the DM website and downloaded the LATEST official image and using a usb > mini usb cable I've managed to install it with Dreamup without the network connection.

It flashed perfectly all the way. After reboot it loaded normally and that was that. Everything back to normal ever since.

Also and since you mentioned it, when flashig the box with the web browser and you see the progress bar finished at 100%, don't do anything with it. Just go to your box and disconnect the power switch at the back. Then close your web brower and then switch the power back on the box.

Bottom line and I know this for a fact, once you flashed your box with latter images NEVER retograde to old official images.

Hope this helped.

Cheers
 
shumifan50

shumifan50

Regular Member
Messages
521
My Satellite Setup
2xDM7025(DVB-S tuner), DM600SPVR, DM800S, DM500S HD, Triax 90cm with MultiBracket 4 sats.
My Location
Europe
@Sonic1: I have not used the internal reader, but from threads on other dreamboxes this seems to happen when you have your CCcam options incorrect - I can't remember exactly which must be on and which must be off but it is the the white card thread.
 
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mathew2323

Member
Messages
17
My Satellite Setup
ECHOLINK EL700
90cm Kuband Dish&LNB
180cm C-Band Dish & LNB
My Location
Middle East
Good Day !!!!!!!
My DM500HD with Gemini 5.0 e2, performing nice.
Compared to my CuberevoMini HD, the picture quality is far better.
The box is much cool than my old DM600.
Regards
 
shumifan50

shumifan50

Regular Member
Messages
521
My Satellite Setup
2xDM7025(DVB-S tuner), DM600SPVR, DM800S, DM500S HD, Triax 90cm with MultiBracket 4 sats.
My Location
Europe
:-thumb1I have now had this box for several months and am now absolutely convinced it is the best dreambox DMM have made to date. It never hangs or crashes. The EPG works all the time. The remote is fast and works all the time. And the picture quality is great. I highly recommend this DM500HD running Dream Elite image.
 
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oldfart

Regular Member
Messages
208
My Satellite Setup
laminas 2.7 offset
Invacom Quattro LNB
Chayofa, Tenerife
DM8K
My Location
Tenerife
USB mod on order for mine - for the EPG & swapfile - will give the hdd a rest!
The only thing I miss (from the 8k) is 2 tuners, but apart from that it works just fine.
Some of the 1.6 images have some 'weird' faults - probably haven't been tested - e.g. Gemini2 you can't edit one of the network settings (I seem to remember) (not something you would find unless you test EVERY option).
 
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davemaden

Member
Messages
17
My Location
lancashire , england
which dreamelite image are you using shumifan ? is it the 1.3.3. OE 1.6 usb tuner multiboot if not can you point me in the right direction as to exactly which image you have . thanks
 
shumifan50

shumifan50

Regular Member
Messages
521
My Satellite Setup
2xDM7025(DVB-S tuner), DM600SPVR, DM800S, DM500S HD, Triax 90cm with MultiBracket 4 sats.
My Location
Europe
@davemadden: I am using the first image released by DreamElite (1.0). It seems the oe1.6 has some driver problems still, so I will hang back until those are sorted. I might try the 1.3.3 on the DM800 that is so unstable that it could not possible get worse. At the momnet I am too busy to do much work on the dreamboxes, but I intend to sort out a browser at some stage as a means to monitor MJPEG security cameras.
 
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davemaden

Member
Messages
17
My Location
lancashire , england
thanks , which version of cccam is best to use and is it in the addons in dreamelite blackhole 1.0 thanks
 
shumifan50

shumifan50

Regular Member
Messages
521
My Satellite Setup
2xDM7025(DVB-S tuner), DM600SPVR, DM800S, DM500S HD, Triax 90cm with MultiBracket 4 sats.
My Location
Europe
Always use the latest version of a CAM if you can (if it works for your card). CCcam latest version is in the DreamElite addon downloads, so life is very easy...too easy actually.
 
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davemaden

Member
Messages
17
My Location
lancashire , england
ive put dreamelite1.3.3 on and when i press info i only get now and next programmes can you tell me how to get better epg. thanks
 
shumifan50

shumifan50

Regular Member
Messages
521
My Satellite Setup
2xDM7025(DVB-S tuner), DM600SPVR, DM800S, DM500S HD, Triax 90cm with MultiBracket 4 sats.
My Location
Europe
Don't ask the same question on multiple threads. Look at the other thread you opened.
 
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mapex

Regular Member
Messages
105
My Satellite Setup
vuplus, DM500S X2,TM500 SUPER,Motorised Fracarro Penta Dish,Basic Sky Set Up, Cyrus HiFi, 3 drumkits, 1 wife.3 drumkits.Bonneville SE
My Location
Glasgow
I've had mine a week now and love it much better than the crap
800hd clone i had. Picture quality is verygood, setting up though
a challenge was pretty easy once i got into it but all in all 330
well spent. Still to set up pc stream and youtube ect but sly
card works a treat, something like sly+ recording would be nice
but not essential and the build quality is 2nd to none.
 
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slowtrack

Member
Messages
1
My Satellite Setup
DM 800
My Location
Norway
After a few days with frustration, could not get my brand new 500HD to find satelittes, I am now a lucky oner of a working DM 500HD. Firstly, I came home and downloaded the new PP 2.0 software. Used my pre-stores channel list and uploaded my 500HD with channels. Then I realised that it would not tune into satelitte. Got a new one from my local store and did the same thing and everything is fine. Thanks everyone out there making dreambox possible.
 
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hngm

Member
Messages
2
My Satellite Setup
Satelite
My Location
Egypt
Hi All
I am not profisinal but I wanted to coperate with my exprince in DB500 HD , who I had nearly 4 months.ago.I purchased it from the the local distributer in Egypt ,
I checked the MAC no. and it was original from from Dream Multi Media TV, I purchased it open eyed knowing its capabilities reading about it from the net.
It is really great in performance (compared to my old DB 7020).I had a problem to connect HD to it it did not and solved by purchasing esata HD
(I omega) 2Tera and working with now problem at all.I succeed to my first time to load image to it.I had now enigma 2 PCD version experimental. Yesterday I succeed on using it reading my gmail.But still I had problem with Skin that show the type of sat(Nile Sat or HB,Astra) ,the net connection.
 
zafir

zafir

Member
Messages
1
My Satellite Setup
VN-8000S-68cm Dish,
4 LNBs catcing 5 sats, ADSL + wlan + DELL PC.
My Location
Geneve
Hi Sat Lovers
DB500HD + BH 133C Downloaded via network + CCCam 2.1.3 (via box) + Vhannibal settins motec list (via box) + the server of my friend = full satisfaction a month so far
Instead of HDD I mounted the box on a 2T NAS (playing moves from and recording moves to that storage)
Do what ever you want to do the box is dead cool and working
Yesterday I got another DB500HD, put on BH 133C but, unfortunately, no more CAM-s and Vhannibal lists via box - it is pitty - the link doesn't work any more
So, I don't know how to install neither the cccam 2.1.3 nor Vhannibal settings. I'll be happy if somebody can help - thanks
Ceta, Samsung 9500AViaCI, Humax 5400, Visjonnet 7000S and finaly DB500HD
DB500hd is the best as was its predecessor DM 500s
 
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kbd710

Member
Messages
3
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 500HD
My Location
Malta
How can i record on PC using Ngrab lite with hannibal settings on my dreambox?

thanks
 
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mirciunelius

Member
Messages
1
My Satellite Setup
Dm500 Hd, Newenigma2, Cccam 214
My Location
bucuresti
hi, same problem at mine dm500hd . do you solve the problem ? im in real trouble with this probl.
10x. regards .
mirciunelius@yahoo.com


zardari7 said:
Update.

BOX could not turn on today! it is dead.

Using DreamUP , it can find the box, but cannot flash, and suddenly it could and when i tried to flash it with original dm500hd image it did this:

18:26:02 box type: DM500HD
Unable to ping the box, using serial mode
18:26:45 Calculating checksum...
18:26:48 Uploading file to box...
18:35:16 box is flashing from its memory...


18:26:02 box type: DM500HD
Unable to ping the box, using serial mode
18:26:45 Calculating checksum...
18:26:48 Uploading file to box...
18:35:16 box is flashing from its memory...
18:39:34 Log: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

18:39:35 Log: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

18:39:35 Log: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

18:39:35 Log: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

18:39:37 Flashing failed (HI WORLD!!!
), box will be unusable now!!


What the hell is this?

THIS IS PISSINGME OFF!
 
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