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#1 astral

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Posted 2009-02-17 20:32:50

I have a Dreambox 7020Si satellite receiver, running Linux.

It is wonderful. Connects to my home LAN so files can be transfered to and from the box
and patches can be downloaded directly off the internet using the remote.

It records programmes on an internal hard disk. I have a 160Gb installed at present.

The Movie Player allows me to access and stream video from my PC for viewing on the TV.

A whole new home entertainment experience. :o

Anyone else using this technology? Drop me a PM or post here.

#2 sas_cars

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Posted 2009-02-21 10:52:14

I am using a dreambox 500s, the model is more popular here in Thailand and cheaper too, 3900 THB. Great piece of hardware and software. Opens up whole new possibilities of satellite viewing since it supports card sharing as well.

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Posted 2009-02-22 12:21:24

I have a Dreambox 7020Si satellite receiver, running Linux.

It is wonderful. Connects to my home LAN so files can be transfered to and from the box
and patches can be downloaded directly off the internet using the remote.

It records programmes on an internal hard disk. I have a 160Gb installed at present.

The Movie Player allows me to access and stream video from my PC for viewing on the TV.

A whole new home entertainment experience. :D

Anyone else using this technology? Drop me a PM or post here.


sounds interesting!
have a dreambox as well connected to te internet for ubc decoding. my supplier left me so I only use it as a satellite receiver now :o
you know any khon kaen specialist?
harry

#4 astral

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Posted 2009-02-24 17:25:18

No discussion of card sharing in the public forum please.

#5 joncl

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Posted 2009-03-03 15:56:23

Anyone else using this technology? Drop me a PM or post here.


I am one of the developers of the software that runs on enigma platform from the software team called PLi and their wiki writer.
I use all the DM models here in Bangkok, although the new DM100 which replaces the now defunct DM500 is not linux based.

Cheers

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Posted 2009-03-14 21:19:44

Good to hear from you Jon.

After checking out the various images I ended up with Pli Jade as the best of the bunch.
It seemed to give me the best support for the internal card slots, the timer and several other areas.

Thanks for all the work you and other developers have put in. :o

#7 joncl

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Posted 2009-03-18 13:01:50

Good to hear from you Jon.

After checking out the various images I ended up with Pli Jade as the best of the bunch.
It seemed to give me the best support for the internal card slots, the timer and several other areas.

Thanks for all the work you and other developers have put in. :o



Always glad to see someone liked it. There is will be another E1 release shortly so stay tuned :D

#8 joncl

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Posted 2009-03-29 22:46:01

Always glad to see someone liked it. There is will be another E1 release shortly so stay tuned :o


We released last week;


PLiŽ Jade2 Enigma1

for all Enigma 1 boxes
[22-03-2009] PLiŽ Jade2 Enigma1 images released

A new Enigma1 PLiŽ Dreambox release is available for download.

The Original Enigma1 PLiŽ Jade2 suite contains the following images:

* PLiŽ-Jade2- DM500(regular and maxvar)
* PLiŽ-Jade2- DM500+(Plus)
* PLiŽ-Jade2- DM600
* PLiŽ-Jade2- DM5600/5620
* PLiŽ-Jade2- DM7000
* PLiŽ-Jade2- DM7020

Use the downloadsection on our website to be sure to download our original PLiŽ images.

Direct download: http://www.pli-image...g/downloads.phpPosted Image


See below for fixes & features since the initial PLiŽ Jade release


New features highlights:
- New tuxtxt plugin
- Tuxtxt subtitling (enable tuxtxt caching to get this feature)
- Current and next EPG can be switched in service selector using audio key
- Added "browse" selection in various menus
- Time shifts can be recorded on a separate location now
- Selectable remote control channel


More new features:
- CVS Repository 11/01/2009
- PLiŽ Repository 18/03/2009
- Update to CCcam 2.0.11 for normal DM500 image and DM56x0 image
- Default CCcam selected in cam setup for non-maxvar DM500, DM56xx
- Updated encoding.conf
- Removed movieplayer in DM500 maxvar image(image became too large, it's downloadable now)
- Disable AC3, teletext stream recording added
- web-x-tv: added support for vlc 0.9.x
- Automatic Linux Extensions correction for cifs mounts. Improves NAS compatibilty
- Added teletext as programmable yellow/blue button
- Support for slave hard disk on DM7020

Fixes:
- Web interface timer menu fixes
- Let exit key on a DM500 repeat to quit menus quickly
- Take time start and stop offsets into account if a recording is added using webif
- Fixed the save button (Green button) if unintentionally pressed in sat config screen
- Hard disk format fixes
- Default small silver remote for the DM500 and DM500+
- Zapstream fixes
- Solved wrong genre in webif channel EPG
- "x% in use" updated in file mode now
- Fixed service selector too near to window border
- Fixed possible problems if /var is moved to a network share
- RSS plugin fixes
- Fixed dropbear plugin
- Backup/restore fixes
- MV fix for illegal date/time
- Remove time shift options for boxes which cannot timeshift


Languages:
- Spanish language update by Corvus
- Estonian language update by Indrek
- Dutch language update by dAF2000
- Czech language update by ims


Known bugs:
- Picons may not work if a satellite has both Ku and C band channels
- Unmounting network shares may not work all times
- Network settings may not be restored in backup/restore

See our PLiŽ Wiki for more answers on your questions...

Many low level changes fixes and other updates...

Detailed info, Wiki, FAQ's, HowTo's, TechNotes and information about this and the previous PLiŽ releases can be found on the PLiŽ Website:

http://www.pli-images.orgPosted Image

Edited by joncl, 2009-03-29 22:47:07.


#9 LivinLOS

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Posted 2009-04-17 10:20:57

No discussion of card sharing in the public forum please.



Personal card sharing should be no more contentious a post than using any other form of splitters.. I personally cardshare my ubc card on my home net.

Its when the cardsharing involves sharing card access info with multiple users.

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Posted 2009-04-17 10:22:51

For a real home media net experience.. The dreambox can now be used as a tuner win vista media center providing a full epg, recording, pvr / dvr, etc etc etc.. Also of note is it will stream the feed out via MCE extenders like the xbox to bedroom nodes from a central server etc..

Check out DVBSBridge..

#11 joncl

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Posted 2009-04-18 10:10:03

For a real home media net experience.. The dreambox can now be used as a tuner win vista media center providing a full epg, recording, pvr / dvr, etc etc etc.. Also of note is it will stream the feed out via MCE extenders like the xbox to bedroom nodes from a central server etc..

Check out DVBSBridge..


Not that a vista product is related to this Linux sub forum :o

So as some of the PLi team had personal contact with Pavlo who developed this and after reading your note I decided to try it here on one of the Vista boxes. I must say I was excited after reading your post and expected to see something more than what I use now (PC to LCD TV and the DM's multi-webifs - 6 boxes on one screen) In outcome in short for me was, what a disappointment DVBSBridge turned out to be.

I know it is still under development but when you have over 260 channels in your active bouquet list on your DM box box (in this case I tested it on a 7020 running Jade2 with over 400 active channels via a multiswitch) DVBSBridge simply ignores all the other channels once it reaches its 260 channel limit. You can not select what channels will be added to it, and after 20 minutes (not the 5 minutes MCE says) you are left with less functionality than what the normal E1 & E2 webif's provides.

So even though I asked for a free copy - tounge in cheek - on the PLi-images site, forget it, as I will stick to Linux, the E1 & E2 DM Webif and VLC and Mplayer as it delivers so much bang for your buck.

Edited by joncl, 2009-04-18 10:11:54.


#12 LivinLOS

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Posted 2009-04-24 10:28:25

I have no where near that channel amount.. Only using UBC currently as I moved into a house with fixed dish setup. For me its a case of being the best solution to get the TV feed into a unified media interface that I have, otherwise its back to UBC out to Grab cards in.

I am considering attempting to play around with the XBMC on a linux build but have the media net side set up where the GF is familiar with it.. That right there is a 'fixed user base' thats highly resistant to interface upgrades :o

Edited by LivinLOS, 2009-04-24 10:29:24.


#13 silentnine

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Posted 2009-06-02 21:29:21

No discussion of card sharing in the public forum please.


silly question. the post implies not to talk about this in public forum . is there a non public forum ?or do you mena do not discuss on the fourms at all.

#14 Prasert

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Posted 2009-06-02 22:22:11

No discussion of card sharing in the public forum please.


silly question. the post implies not to talk about this in public forum . is there a non public forum ?or do you mena do not discuss on the fourms at all.

It's called PM. Send a PM to those sharing cards.

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Posted 2009-06-22 23:22:27

I am using a dreambox 500s, the model is more popular here in Thailand and cheaper too, 3900 THB. Great piece of hardware and software. Opens up whole new possibilities of satellite viewing since it supports card sharing as well.


Wow, where did you find this? 3900 Baht sounds quite good

#16 Thanh-BKK

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Posted 2009-06-23 18:57:31

Hi.

Is it legal or possible at all to use one of those with a normal UBC card..? As i am UBC subscriber and would love the possibility to record things and directly get them onto the computer via LAN.

Does UBC/True Visions allow this device to be used as long as i keep paying for their service?

Best regards.....

Thanh

#17 Prasert

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Posted 2009-06-26 15:43:55

Is it legal or possible at all to use one of those with a normal UBC card..? As i am UBC subscriber and would love the possibility to record things and directly get them onto the computer via LAN.

Does UBC/True Visions allow this device to be used as long as i keep paying for their service?

Yes!

#18 Thanh-BKK

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Posted 2009-06-26 16:29:58

Hi :)

Many thanks for the reply. I will see if i can get one somewhere.... any idea how much they sell for (and where)..?

Kind regards......

Thanh

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Posted 2009-06-30 21:21:09

Hi :)

Many thanks for the reply. I will see if i can get one somewhere.... any idea how much they sell for (and where)..?

Kind regards......

Thanh

I have the same question as Than, where and how much.
Somebody told me that the TRUE cards are locked to their respective boxes????
Anyone have any info?
Thanks
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#20 Prasert

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Posted 2009-06-30 22:38:38

Dreambox model DM500S costs 3900 baht. Check satthai.tv or eldsat.com

TrueVisions/UBC card works straight away in the Dreambox with the latest PLi firmware (nicest software for the Dreambox if you ask me).

#21 touch

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Posted 2009-07-01 09:18:14

Dreambox model DM500S costs 3900 baht. Check satthai.tv or eldsat.com

TrueVisions/UBC card works straight away in the Dreambox with the latest PLi firmware (nicest software for the Dreambox if you ask me).


@Prasert, Thank you!
Have to admit that I am a total n00b when it comes to Linux and sat boxes.
What i want to do is make a sort of media box where I can record from TRUEvisions/UBC and hopefully also collect my MP3 files.
Keep everything in one place and not have to worry about the PC when I want to record a TV program or play an MP3 file.
I have been looking at the specs for a DM 600 PVR and it should be able to at least record the tv. However, I can't see any mention of MP3 support in the spec list. Surely, that is possible though?
Further, it seems to only support IDE HD's. seems a pity to go with an old interface.
Has anyone done anything similar or have any tips?
Thanks
//t

#22 joncl

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Posted 2009-07-01 11:33:37

Surely, that is possible though?
Further, it seems to only support IDE HD's. seems a pity to go with an old interface.
Has anyone done anything similar or have any tips?


Yes it is 100% possible and maybe our wiki might help you out here as you can do much more besides.

#23 Prasert

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Posted 2009-07-03 08:21:30

Even the DM500 can be used as a PVR.

Since it has no harddisk, it requires a network share where it can store the data. 'Mounting' this share can be done through the menu on the television, or through the web-interface of the dreambox. (well okay, one does have to understand a bit about computers to create a share on a computer, but then again, that's not rocket science....)

Selecting something to record is even easier - in the webinterface you select the EPG list. Find the program you want to record, click on the clock displayed next to the description and voila, the program will be recorded. Note: since there is only 1 tuner in the box, you cannot watch another channel at the same time.

To playback a recording, select the file menu, go to the 'movie' directory on the share and select the recording.


If you're considering a PVR - forget about the expensive box from Truevisions and get a Dreambox. Although running on Linux, the user interface only requires you to push buttons on the remote!

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Posted 2009-07-03 09:16:09

Even the DM500 can be used as a PVR.

Since it has no harddisk, it requires a network share where it can store the data. 'Mounting' this share can be done through the menu on the television, or through the web-interface of the dreambox. (well okay, one does have to understand a bit about computers to create a share on a computer, but then again, that's not rocket science....)

Selecting something to record is even easier - in the webinterface you select the EPG list. Find the program you want to record, click on the clock displayed next to the description and voila, the program will be recorded. Note: since there is only 1 tuner in the box, you cannot watch another channel at the same time.

To playback a recording, select the file menu, go to the 'movie' directory on the share and select the recording.


If you're considering a PVR - forget about the expensive box from Truevisions and get a Dreambox. Although running on Linux, the user interface only requires you to push buttons on the remote!


Thanks,
I was a bit overwhelmed reading the WIKI from joncl (thanks) and I don't think I want to go too deep into the whole LINUX thing.
I'd much prefer a PnP solution. At least at this point in time.
As to that is it possible to use the DM600 to record ALL instances of a TV series just by choosing an option from the menu?
Thanks
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Posted 2009-07-08 06:51:22

Thanks,
I was a bit overwhelmed reading the WIKI from joncl (thanks) and I don't think I want to go too deep into the whole LINUX thing.
I'd much prefer a PnP solution. At least at this point in time.
As to that is it possible to use the DM600 to record ALL instances of a TV series just by choosing an option from the menu?
Thanks
//t
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Does anyone know if you can record ALL instances of a program with just the push of a button?
//t





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