Life With A DM8000

Replay 2

Replay 2

Regular Member
Messages
84
My Satellite Setup
Dream Box 8000
500 GB Samsung HDD
Sony DVD
My Location
Dubai, U.A.E.
Llew said:
I was coming to that conclusion Replay, as that was my problem (green screen). Any ideas on which skin to use, or even a different image?

Llew
Tried other skins on Nabilo with no success.
Some people managed to burn with Gemini² Project 4.1., but I like Nabilo and would try harder..for now. :cool:
 
B16MCC

B16MCC

Dreambox Gimp & Coder
Messages
1,562
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
Right guys, I'm on nabilo but in Barry Allen on SD. I too got the green screen of death, I'm installing GP2 now.
 
selector

selector

Member
Messages
46
My Satellite Setup
DM800HD, Multifeed Gibertini 105
My Location
Mediteran
Hi. little pictures of DM8000s


Code:
http://amd.co.at/anti/index2.php?8k/8000pics/
 
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healeydave

Member
Messages
53
My Satellite Setup
IT: 1 x iMax 27" Quad Core, 2 x iMac 24" (running OSX & OSX Server) 1 x Macbook Air
AV: MacMini Plex Media Centre, SpearNZB Episode Downloader, DM500, DM8000
My Location
uk
Does anyone have a youtube vid of a dm8000 in action.

Rather than a sales pitch vid, I would like to see one concentrating on how good the image firmware has got from a usability point of view, also EPG facilities etc, primarily for UK TV.
 
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Boeing 737

Member
Messages
1
My Satellite Setup
Newbie at present
My Location
Yorkshire
healeydave said:
Does anyone have a youtube vid of a dm8000 in action.

Rather than a sales pitch vid, I would like to see one concentrating on how good the image firmware has got from a usability point of view, also EPG facilities etc, primarily for UK TV.
I'd be interested in viewing a youtube video too please.
 
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Xstyle

Member
Messages
23
My Satellite Setup
DM8000HD, motorized dish, 1.5tb HDD & Sony DVD slot-in D/L drive.
My Location
Berkshire
Hello people!

BM16CC, et al,
did you all solve the dvd burning issue? Update's please?

Does the Sony AD-7670S DVD slot loading drive fit in perfectly to the aperture? I ask as the description says it is a slimline product.
http://www.dabs.com/products/optiarc--sony-nec--8x-slimline-black-bare-slot-sata-5J89.html

Also looking at the HDD, Western Gate that you mentioned, it seems there is a newer one out now:
Western Digital WD10EADS Caviar Green 1tb SATAII 32Mb Cache 3.5 Inch Green Power OEM Internal Hard Drive

Dabs: _http://www.dabs.com/products/western-digital-caviar-1tb---up-to--7200rpm-32mb-s300-5C3Y.html?q=1tb

Amazon: _http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001IEZX3G/ref=s9_simz_gw_s0_p23_t3?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=09XS4Q1SWJGT8DD3XGCE&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467198433&pf_rd_i=468294

Amazon show the above as being a newer model to the one that you have selected (time has passed I guess!)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Caviar-Greenpower-Internal/dp/B000X4PJG8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1249310030&sr=1-4

Is the newer model likely to have the same "intelli" tech details? (I would've thought so, but doesn't state it)

Did you guys consider a 1.5tb HDD?
such as:
_http://www.dabs.com/products/western-digital-1-5tb-caviar-green-sata-300-5400rpm-32mb-5JPW.html?q=1.5tb

I read on another forum of someone using a Seagate, how do these compare to the Western Digital green ones?

Dabs: _http://www.dabs.com/products/seagate-1-5tb-barracuda-7200rpm-sata-300-32mb-56WJ.html?q=1.5tb

Amazon: _http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-OEM-Barracuda-7200-11-Internal/dp/B001IKKCLI/ref=dp_cp_ob_ce_title_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1249310030&sr=1-4


BTW, I just placed my order for the DM8000 now, should get it on Wednesday!!!
Need to sort out a motorised dish now too... (likely 85cm)


Cheers,
Xstyle
 
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Xstyle

Member
Messages
23
My Satellite Setup
DM8000HD, motorized dish, 1.5tb HDD & Sony DVD slot-in D/L drive.
My Location
Berkshire
...and looking at the HDD's, I have read through this site:

_http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/1.5tb-hdd-caviar,2331.html[/url]

and opted for the Western Gate 1.5tb HDD WD15EADS
The other option was a Seagate Barracuda 1.5tb, but the WD's are supposed to be better for storage.

_http://www.dabs.com/products/western-digital-1-5tb-caviar-green-sata-300-5400rpm-32mb-5JPW.html
 
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Ark Royal

Member
Messages
8
My Satellite Setup
Dm8000 Imac
My Location
Basingstoke
Xstyle;855595opted for the Western Gate 1.5tb HDD WD15EADS [/QUOTE said:
Are you happy with this drive? Would you recommend it?

Cheers

Ark Royal
 
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Xstyle

Member
Messages
23
My Satellite Setup
DM8000HD, motorized dish, 1.5tb HDD & Sony DVD slot-in D/L drive.
My Location
Berkshire
Hiya, yes it does the job perfectly.

(more than can be said about the actual DM though!! ... but those are issues I need to sort myself)
 
NunoV

NunoV

Regular Member
Messages
338
My Satellite Setup
_____Multi-LNB
_____Enigma2_____
___FIBO_55_90_____
My Location
Portugal
I do a little mod in the mount of disc and up the fixation 15mm.
 

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Rentakill

Rentakill

Member
Messages
37
My Satellite Setup
3.6M Ku Band Orbitron, 3.0M Orbitron C band. 1.2M Ku offset, 1.0M Ku Offset, 90Cm/Moteck Ku, 65Cm Ku Offset, 1.2m Paraclips Hydro C Band Nokia Dbox 9500s, Nokia Dbox2, 2x Dreambox 7020s, Dreambox Dm500s, 2 x Dreambox Dm800 HD, UEC 660, Pace HDi PVR
My Location
Downunder
Gidday Guys.

Just took possesion of my Dm8000 way downunder here in New Zealand.
I was led to believe that the Dm8000 was only in support for having a Max of Two Satellite DVBS2 Tuners installed, with the other Two Slots having to be DVS T or C Tuners.
Looking at the posting above i see that there was a 3rd DVBS2 Tuner added.
Is this so ??..
Inititially i understood that the Dm8000 would support 4x Satellite Tuners, but was told by our Australasian DM Agent that they Didnt.

Correct me if i'm wrong..

Also, What Image are you finding most Preferable ?
I'm Currently using Gemini 4.5 running NDS.


Will be good to hear from other Dreamers..


Cheers:

Ren
 
B16MCC

B16MCC

Dreambox Gimp & Coder
Messages
1,562
My Satellite Setup
2 Dreamboxes..........
---------------------------------------------
--- 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
The 2 spare slots can accept any combination of tuner. I have proved it and it works just fine. Best image at the moment is Nabilosat Blackhole v0.12.
 
Rentakill

Rentakill

Member
Messages
37
My Satellite Setup
3.6M Ku Band Orbitron, 3.0M Orbitron C band. 1.2M Ku offset, 1.0M Ku Offset, 90Cm/Moteck Ku, 65Cm Ku Offset, 1.2m Paraclips Hydro C Band Nokia Dbox 9500s, Nokia Dbox2, 2x Dreambox 7020s, Dreambox Dm500s, 2 x Dreambox Dm800 HD, UEC 660, Pace HDi PVR
My Location
Downunder
Gidday B16MCC.

Thanks for the reply.
Also, thanks for confirming multiple use of DVB S Tuners, that was really what i wanted to hear.
As far as images go, i find that i prefer Gemini.. Its General GUI and layout seems more swish than that of Nobilo.
Although, If i was able to load on the Skin Kerni-HD1 onto Nobilo, it would probably look the same.

In your opinion, why do you like Nobilo ?.. Is it the support for Epg etc ?.

Cheers


Ren
 
TJExcalibur

TJExcalibur

Sleepy Hollow
Messages
1,638
Location
Out of this world.
My Satellite Setup
Master Focus 90cm .Gigablue UHD Quad 4K on TM 2600 motor. *Tm 5402 HD M3, *Atemio Nemesis. *Not Used.
My Location
Southern England
Many thanks B16MCC for the info on the hard drive and dvd. I looked at getting them when I bought the DM 8000 but I could not find any info on the sleers website to say what they were. Just looking for somewhere to buy a couple of extra tuners.
 
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hashman99

Regular Member
Messages
58
My Satellite Setup
SKY HD
DM 800
all hooked to a WaveFrontier T90!
9E, 13E, 19E & 28E... hoping to go down to 0.9W ;)
My Location
uk
i should filter out any threads on the 8000 or i'll end up being 900quids poorer lol

excellent review mate, and well done on your setup
now don't make me drool no more :p
 
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daro2096

Regular Member
Messages
403
My Satellite Setup
No setup at present
My Location
Consett, Durham
Do you still need to use that bracket for the dvd drive if you got a sata drive?
 
B2K420

B2K420

Member
Messages
11
My Satellite Setup
Triax1.1m multi-lnb motorized dish, EMP Centauri 8x1 DiSEqC, DM8000 HD Genuine, 2 x DM800S-HD Clone - DreamboxUK V1.1 & Nabilosat BH V0.12
My Location
LV-426
Hello Guys,
I currently own a DM800S-HD Clone I have to flash it once every 3 months it crashes a lot and I have tried loads of images.
I am thinking to buy Genuine DM8000 HD but my question is will it crash a lot and will I have issues recording stuff on the internal HD as the only reason I am going for DM8000 HD is I am sick and tired of green screen(crash logs) flashing the image again and again, mounting the HD again & again, restarting the DB as it will not pick up the HD or USB.
 
Captain Jack

Captain Jack

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Staff member
Messages
10,903
My Satellite Setup
See signature
My Location
North Somerset
Genuine DMs are grossly overpriced. Why not save some cash and go for something like Vu+ Uno (you can add a dual tuner to that soon)? Around £250 and I have been running the same version VIX for a good few months now with no issues whatsoever.
 
RimaNTSS

RimaNTSS

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Staff member
Messages
4,964
My Satellite Setup
Some SAT-related hardware.
My Location
N-E from Riga
But, just to give answer - DM8000 is still state of the art receiver, works perfectly with internal hard drive, operates with up to 4 internal tuners etc. And no green screens, OK there may be some if you do something very wrong.
 
Captain Jack

Captain Jack

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Staff member
Messages
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My Satellite Setup
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My Location
North Somerset
Don't forget that they all (the Vu range, Extrend, ClarkTech, DMs) share the same base software - Enigma2. So getting a new receiver doesn't mean you won't get green screens. On my old DM800 clone on an OpenPli image was really rather stable and I certainly didn't have to reflash it every few months because of crashes. Maybe you have a hardware issue but it's difficult to say without crash logs etc.
 
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