need help Philips unknown stb

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#1
hi all
imm new to the forum so i hope ive picked the right section to post my
question in .
im a bit of a hobyist, and ill have a go at anythink , so y not some sat telly
have had a hummy for few years , now ive come across a phillips satellite
box , garage sale . my problem is i dont know what exactly model it is.
on the front bottom left corner is written on digital. center of box is
written philips reaserch laboratories, one power button and 6 control buttons. no model on main board either .
one smart card slot, on the back single f connector labled sat in . one serial port, two usb, two ieee 1394, pcmcia dvb/ci , rj 45 network, vga out , modem, scart, dvi in,
i hooked up null modem to serial and it talks to me ,
with various setup options , boot from jtag Mmmm , i dont know much of using
jtag interface , but imm hoping i can upload other firmware if i can source any for this box.
that is, To allow me to use this for some free to air viewing , any help is good :} Ta all.
 

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#2
Looks like a Philips D-Box 2 (although I've never seen one), they are a Linux box and very popular with the hobbyists. :)
 
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ta rolf ,
Ill see what google will give up on a Philips D-Box 2 .
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Update: spent a couple of days reading in this forum & googling
around : and the box dosent seem to be a Dbox-2 : attached two more pics of box : And some text from the serial terminal while booting From Network & then From Flash >
1 =========While booting Network mode===============
PRL Settop box. Booting....
Time 16:57 Date 23/10/98
Autoboot: Starting Network Download.
Loading NETWORK...
Running NETWORK...
====================
PRL ethernet loader for TriMedia STB
Version 1.4 (28 April 2000).
Listening for connection requests...

2 =========While booting From Flash ====================
PRL Settop box. Booting....
Time 00:25 Date 27/4/06
Autoboot: Starting FLASH Download.
FLASH is located at : 0x00800000
Load Address : 0x02000000
Length : 5161476
Loaded executable.
PersonalJava 3.02 TriMedia version by Philips Electronics
Compiled on Sep 2 2000 at 21:16:15
=================CUT============================

Boot loader seems to call the box a TriMedia STB .
Does anybody know of these units .
 

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#5
If that first pic is correct its an old OnDigital DTT box not a satellite box :D I used to have one until it closed in 2002. Slow as hell but I wish I hadnt given mine away....

OK for a few extra DTT channels if you are in area, but no longer supported by anybody.

Quite why an ondigital box would have a sat input on it though is anyones gues....
 
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The front pic is of a philips DTT on digital receiver if you wanted to buy one in 1998 without a sub they cost £300 but the other pics are not a philips on digital box it can not be a philips dbox2 as they have a screen on the front of them? maybe its a dbox1 if you look under the receiver there should be a sticker with the model number on it
 
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Only sticker on bottom is bar code type with
Appliance number SW39
Written on it ??

Analoguesat Y do u wish u haden't given the old box away
if its no longer supported by anybody.
Ta.
 

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Simply as I could use it to record one channel whilst watching another. Not that it really matters, as I am planning on putting a 3rd satellite system into the living room over the summer so we can record fta channels whilst watching the pay channels
 
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