Mine's on its way

dbaileyuk

dbaileyuk

Member
Messages
6
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7025
Dreambox 8000HD
42" Panasonic Plasma
Sky HD Box
My Location
North West UK
Just ordered an 8000 with DVD and hardrive.

so no doubt I'll be on here very soon asking all kinds of " Help 8000 owner can't get what ever to work " sort of questions...........

Had or still have a 7025 that's for auction on fleabay, and soon I'll have my 2 week old 800HD with 320 GB hardrive for sale on their also......

I knew I should have gone straight for the 8000 instead of getting the 800
but two weeks ago the 8000 was out of stock !

Anyway looking forward to participating more on this site as I've found it to be the best for Dreambox help & info...........
 
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Oakey22

Regular Member
Messages
131
My Satellite Setup
Penta 85cm, Quad LND, DM8000,Nabilosat Blackhole v11.
My Location
Staffordshire
It looks the part from the moment you open it, i am still configuring mine and have not put a HDD in it yet, that will be very soon though.

Enjoy it.
 
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Ark Royal

Member
Messages
8
My Satellite Setup
Dm8000 Imac
My Location
Basingstoke
Getting mine on Friday, can't wait:)
 
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Ark Royal

Member
Messages
8
My Satellite Setup
Dm8000 Imac
My Location
Basingstoke
Playing with it now. Pleased so far, though much to learn
 
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
Glad you got it safely mate. I was suprised how big the damn thing is. Its miles bigger than my DM7025. Get Nabilo on it as a matter of urgency. It really makes it sing. Some great features now.
 
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Ark Royal

Member
Messages
8
My Satellite Setup
Dm8000 Imac
My Location
Basingstoke
B16MCC said:
Glad you got it safely mate. I was suprised how big the damn thing is. Its miles bigger than my DM7025. Get Nabilo on it as a matter of urgency. It really makes it sing. Some great features now.
I have loaded Nabilo, is that the prefered firmware for the 8000 ?
 
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
Its certainly the most popular. The features and speed of operation make it a very good image indeed. I use it myself and have no requirement to look elsewhere.
 
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Ark Royal

Member
Messages
8
My Satellite Setup
Dm8000 Imac
My Location
Basingstoke
I seem to be having a problem with the box starting after being shutdown.
Everything was working fine following the installation on Friday.

On Saturday night I shutdown the box from the menu and on Sunday morning when turning the box back on from the remote it froze with a message saying booting. I basically reflashed and eventually got everything working again. Shutdown last night and it won't boot up again this morning!

Any ideas?
 
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
hmm, interesting issue. I don't shutdown so I've never seen it, I only use standby. I'll test it though and see. Are you using BH 0.11 directly in Flash ?

Its probably best that you ask at nabilo , you're likely to get a more informed response I should think. Please do report your findings here though.
 
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Ark Royal

Member
Messages
8
My Satellite Setup
Dm8000 Imac
My Location
Basingstoke
Not using BH, flashed the box using the webinterface ie hold down the left button on power up and wait for the IP to be displayed then connect with a browser and flash the image.

Will ask over at nabilo as well.

Cheers
 
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
What image are you using mate ? You really should be using Nabilo BH 0.11 on the DM8000.
 
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Ark Royal

Member
Messages
8
My Satellite Setup
Dm8000 Imac
My Location
Basingstoke
Sorry got confused read BH as Barry Allen!
Yes I am using BH0.11.

I have since removed the mains supply and when rebooting again all has been fine even if shutting down through the menu. Strange but happy all now seems fine.
 
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
Yip strange indeed, although I have a few tiny issues with the 8000 too but I live with them in hope that one day they'll disapear.:-rofl2
 
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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
Nabilo can lag behind a bit. have a look at OoZooN - its a CVS image (upated every day) its a little bit harder initially, but there is support on IHAD and Satdudez.
 
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
oldfart, you get lag really ? Nabilo BH0.11 is the fastest image I've ever seen by a million miles ! Do you have it in flash ?

Oozoon is a little feature lacking as its meant to be a flash image for Barry Allen.
 
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meagain123

Regular Member
Messages
72
My Satellite Setup
Skydigibox, DM8000, DM800, SkyStar2 CI
My Location
UK
Ark Royal said:
I seem to be having a problem with the box starting after being shutdown.
Everything was working fine following the installation on Friday.

On Saturday night I shutdown the box from the menu and on Sunday morning when turning the box back on from the remote it froze with a message saying booting. I basically reflashed and eventually got everything working again. Shutdown last night and it won't boot up again this morning!

Any ideas?
I have had this intermittent problem with various releases of BH. I turn the box off and on again at the mains and it normally boots up the second time saving having to reflash the image.
 
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Sharkadder

Regular Member
Messages
440
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 8000 HD PVR+DVD, 80cm Dish, 1.2 Compatible Motor, Quad LNB, Samsung 22" 1080p HD TV/monitor, Yamaha RX-V765 Amplifier, Tannoy Mercury FC Centre Speaker, 2 x Tannoy F1 Custom Speakers, 2 x Tannoy FR Custom Speakers, EPOS ELS Sub Woofer
My Location
Teesside (North East England)
just bought mine today, on it's way and here in the morning. Not sure what hard drive to get yet, does the 8000 support SATA2 or just SATA? What connection do i need on it?

Thanks
 
Llew

Llew

cerca trova...
Staff member
Messages
14,730
My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
Data/Power supply cable for a DVD slim drive included in the DB8000 package.

I believe SATA2 drives can be used, not absolutely certain though.

Llew
 
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
My hard disk is sata2 works fine.
 
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Sharkadder

Regular Member
Messages
440
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 8000 HD PVR+DVD, 80cm Dish, 1.2 Compatible Motor, Quad LNB, Samsung 22" 1080p HD TV/monitor, Yamaha RX-V765 Amplifier, Tannoy Mercury FC Centre Speaker, 2 x Tannoy F1 Custom Speakers, 2 x Tannoy FR Custom Speakers, EPOS ELS Sub Woofer
My Location
Teesside (North East England)
yeah nice, i just ordered an energy saving western digital one yesterday which is SATA2 so they should both arrive around the same time.

Time to delve into the guides on flashing it with new images before it arrives :-D
 
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