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Wondering if anyone is using a dreambox and how well it works, can you record with it at all, depending on version ?
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Re: Dreambox

I haven't met her yet, but I'll tell you if I do.

What was the question again?
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Re: Dreambox

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Wondering if anyone is using a dreambox
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can you record with it at all, depending on version ?
Yes I could.
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Wondering if anyone is using a dreambox and how well it works, can you record with it at all, depending on version ?
For what type?

There are DVB-T, -S and -C versions all depending on where you want to pull the signal from. Some are PVR ready some or not, some have internal space for a HDD others are external.

It also depends on what image you chose to put on it, and I think you're best of going to a more specialized forum for questions concerning the DB for more precise and concise answers.
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Re: Dreambox

The DM800 is a good choice, and you can pop a hard drive in it...although it does tend to heat up alot. The recording functions are not the best with the Dreambox..i.e. you can only watch certain channels whist recording, something to do with sections of channels (as far as i know).

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For what type?

There are DVB-T, -S and -C versions all depending on where you want to pull the signal from. Some are PVR ready some or not, some have internal space for a HDD others are external.

It also depends on what image you chose to put on it, and I think you're best of going to a more specialized forum for questions concerning the DB for more precise and concise answers.
It annoys the hell out of me that Dreambox don't want to make and sell stuff that 'just works'. Having to understand about the various card types, how and what images to flash, all this sort of shite, really puts off quite a large proportion of the market, particularly UK users.

I might have got one years ago if I could have just specified it as: do everything the Sky+ box does (i.e. use my Sky card for subscription channels and record and watch two, or more, channels simultaneously) with more disk space and the ability to plug into a laptop and copy files off the hard drive to use elsewhere and/or burn onto DVD. And do it all out of the box.
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Re: Dreambox

ah didnt realise there were so many versions available...
i want it for next to my cablecom box......

ill have a search and see which is required
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i want it for next to my cablecom box......

ill have a search and see which is required
So you want a DVB-C version (cable tuner)...
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It annoys the hell out of me that Dreambox don't want to make and sell stuff that 'just works'. Having to understand about the various card types, how and what images to flash, all this sort of shite, really puts off quite a large proportion of the market, particularly UK users.

I might have got one years ago if I could have just specified it as: do everything the Sky+ box does (i.e. use my Sky card for subscription channels and record and watch two, or more, channels simultaneously) with more disk space and the ability to plug into a laptop and copy files off the hard drive to use elsewhere and/or burn onto DVD. And do it all out of the box.
I guess you just don't belong to the right segment for whom the box is targeted towards.

The whole idea with a "blank" box is that it can be used for whatever the user want to use it for and therefor there is no manufacture-ready-out-of the-box for your specific needs/wants. The DB does everything you want it to do, but you need to know how...

Besides, your example with the Sky box is a bit in the grey zone as you are not supposed to use your paid subscription card in any other devices than the Sky supplied box... Why? Amongst many factors, TV channels pay large amounts of money being at a specific position on the EPG and the DB let's you decide yourself where you want channels placed and Secondly, the recorded programs on the Sky box are still encrypted so only viewable with a live Sky card. The DB saves programs as de-crypted...

PS. Yes I know, there are lots of things you are not supposed to do with your Sky subscription card and I don't follow all of the T&C's but I don't "steal" TV and pay Sky what they are due and have doen so over the last 20+ years
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