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Dreambox DM500S Satellite Receiver (500S)


The Dreambox DM500s is the first Linux based DVB Receiver. This receiver runs on open-source software developed by hundreds of developers around the world. This is the ultimate machine! It has many different skins that can be applied to make the user experience completely customizable.

The Dreambox 500S is for DVB-S (Satellite) usage, and is upgradeable via ethernet / null modem RS232D

Dreambox 500 S Item is Black, not silver as pictured

NB. Check out the High Definition version here: Dreambox HD and for our cable version DM500C click here


Dreambox 500S
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Price: £59.99
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Key Features & Specification:

  • 250 MHz PowerPC Processor (350 Mips)
  • Linux Operating System
  • 1 x Smartcard-Reader
  • MPEG2 Hardware decoding
  • Tuner modules, Plug&Play
  • V.24/RS232 Interface
  • 10/100Mbit compatible Ethernet Interface
  • 2 LED status
  • up to 32 MByte of Ram
  • unlimited channel lists for TV/Radio
  • channel-change time < 1 second
  • full automatic service scan
  • supports directly bouquet-lists
  • supports EPG (electronic program guide)
  • supports own videotext
  • supports multiple LNB-Switching control (DiSEqC)
  • fully adaptable OSD in many languages and skin-support
  • S/PDIF Interface for digital bit stream out (AC-3)
  • 1 x Scart-interfaces
  • S-Video connector
  • analoge modem

Whats in the box

What's in the box: 
  • 1 x Dreambox DM500s Sat Recevier
  • 1 x Dreambox DM 500S Remote Control (batteries included)
  • Power Cable & TransformerPhono Cable
  • RS232 Null Modem Updating Cable



          o 250 MHz IBM PowerPC Processor (350 Mips)
          o 2 LED status
          o Linux Operating System
          o Full automatic service scan
          o Supports directly bouquet-lists (indirect unlimited)
          o Supports multiple LNB-Switching control (supports DiSEqC)
          o 1 x Smartcard-Reader
          o Unlimited channel lists for TV/Radio
          o SPDI/F nterface for digital bit stream out (AC-3 / DTS)
          o MPEG2 Hardware decoding
          o Channel-change time < 1 second
          o Fully adaptable OSD in many languages (skin-support)
          o 100Mbit full duplex Ethernet Interface
          o Supports EPG (electronic program guide)
          o 1 x Scart-interfaces (fully controlled by software)

      Video decoder:
      Video Compression MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 compatible
      Video Standard PAL and NTSC
      Video Formats 4:3 / 16:9
      Footage 16:9, automatic assimilation for 16:9 TV-Device (over Scart)
      Letterbox precolating for 4:3 TV-Device Audio decoder:
      Audiokompression MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 Layer I and II
      Audio Mode Dual (main/sub), Stereo
      Frequency: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 24 kHz

      Video parameter:
      Input Level FBAS 1 Vss +/- 0.3 dB on 75 Ohm
      Teletext filter in conformity with ETS 300 472 Standard

      Output: FBAS,RGB,S-VHS over OSD selectable

      Frequency Range 950 .. 2150 MHz
      Signal Level - 65 dBm .. - 25 dBm
      Signal-to-Noise Level 12 dB max.
      DBS-Tuner Input Connector F-Type female
      Input Impedance 75 Ohm
      AFC +/- 3 MHz
      Demodulation Shaped QPSK
      Input Symbol rate 2 .. 45 Mbaud/s, SCPC / MCPC
      FEC Viterbi and Reed-Solomon
      Viterbirate 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, automatic assimilation
      Roll-off Factor 35 %
      Demultiplexing according ISO 13818-1

      100 MBit compatible, bi-direktional interface
      Function Update of Firmware and Preprogramming

      LNB Power and polarisation:
      LNB Current 500mA max. ; short-circuit-proof
      LNB Voltage vertical < 14V without load, > 11,5V at 400mA
      LNB Voltage horizontal < 20V without load, > 17,3V at 400mA
      LNB shut-off at Standby-Mode

      Count of active satellite position:
      DiSEqC - Rotor Control

      Output digital:
      Output Level 0,5 Vss on 75 Ohm
      Sampled Data Filtering 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
      S/PDIF-Output optical (AC3)

      Output analog:
      Output Level L/R 0,5 Vss on 600 Ohm
      THD > 60 dB (1 kHz)
      Crosstalk < -65 dB

      Serielle Interface RS 232:
      Typ RS232 bidirectional
      Bit rate 115,2 kBit/s max.
      Plug Connector SUB-D-9
      Function Update of Firmware and Preprogramming

      Power consumption:
      < 10W / 12V

      Input voltage:
      DC12V,alternating acurrent +/- 15%

      Extern power supply:
      110-240V AC / 50-60Hz / 0,6A
      12V = / 1A

      Ambient Temperature +15°C...+35°C
      Humidity < 80%

Price Information

RRP: £99.99
APROX: €76.28
APROX: $94.20
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