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#16145 26-Sep-2007 20:59
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Hello

Just about to look into bringing some Dreamboxes into the country.  These funky little boxes are about the size of two VCR tapes ontop of each other and can be used to pickup Freeview if you have a Satellite interface in it.  Or connect to the cable Network in Wellington / Chch and replace the existing rubbish STB with this thing, of course you will need to take the Decoder card out of the STB and put it into this box, and it's most probably against the TCL T&C's to do this.

It's runs linux and can save streaming video to your PC over the network (using SMB/NFS/CIFS), done this with freeview last week and it was pretty sweet.  Turned up as a MPEG2 stream.  Also kinda nice that these boxes have been heavily hacked over with about 8-9 different ports.  Like the Linksys WRT54G but for Satellite / Cable TV.

The boxes I am looking at come out of China, but the person I am dealing with seems very helpful, and others have recommended me to him.

I suggest you google for Dreambox, DM500 (no harddisk) or DM600 (can take 2.5" harddisk for recordings) to find out more.

If anyone is interested please PM me and I will look into making an order.




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  #88214 26-Sep-2007 21:10
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Watch out as someone is already selling these on TradeMe, unless of course you are the person doing it.

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  #88259 27-Sep-2007 09:43
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Yeah he is selling the Satellite ones only, having the Telstra Cable at home and wanting a better STB that supports Composte out, plus being able to do EPG based recordings (record everything by "Little Einstein" which my daughter loves).  IMHO MySky on steroids.




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BarTender: Yeah he is selling the Satellite ones only, having the Telstra Cable at home and wanting a better STB that supports Composte out, plus being able to do EPG based recordings (record everything by "Little Einstein" which my daughter loves). IMHO MySky on steroids.


MythTV has often been described as Tivo on steroids ;)




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  #88281 27-Sep-2007 10:39
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Is there anybody on here who's a dreambox expert? I was thinking of getting one myself.

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  #88282 27-Sep-2007 10:44
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openmedia:
BarTender: Yeah he is selling the Satellite ones only, having the Telstra Cable at home and wanting a better STB that supports Composte out, plus being able to do EPG based recordings (record everything by "Little Einstein" which my daughter loves). IMHO MySky on steroids.


MythTV has often been described as Tivo on steroids ;)


Tivo works just fine with TCL Cable (I have two!)

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  #88292 27-Sep-2007 11:54
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gbpvr also works fine with TCL cable.  The only hiccup normally is the epg. How do local Tivo users manage the epg?  I read something about slices or something but didn't go into it much

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  #88597 28-Sep-2007 23:12
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What kinda price do you expect to be selling them for?

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