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DreamBox DM 500

DreamBox DM 500
alaScore 85

218 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the DreamBox DM 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 218 reviews)

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Dreambox DM500 HD review


The venerable DM500 gets a hi-def reboot but welcome Linux-based flexibility comes at a price

Physically comact ; AV quality – esecially from HD ; Resonsive

Rather exensive ; No dislay or front anel controls ; No hardware blind search


Product Specifications

You get an authentic German made Dreambox 500S from AdultFunShop, the smallest Linux satellite TV receiver. Box Includes: Dreambox 500s, Remote control, 250 MHz PowerPC Processor (350 MIPS), Linux Operating System, DreamCrypt embedded, 1 x Smartcard-Reader, MPEG2 Hardware decoding, COM port V.24/RS232, 100Mbit full duplex Ethernet Interface, 2 Status - LED, 32 MByte RAM, Unlimited channel list for TV/Radio, Channel change in less than 1 second, Fully automated channel scan, EPG-Support (Electronic Program Guide), Supports multiple LNB switches (DiSEqC), Adoptable OSD (Skin-support), SPDI/F optical TOTX178 AC-3 output, 1 x SCART output, A/V output (Audio / Video Cinch), External 12V power supply, Dimensions: 8 x 2 x 5 inches.


1080p Upscaling: No
Built-In Modem: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
MHP (Multimedia Home Platform): No
Show View: No
Twin Tuner: No


DLNA certified: No
Ethernet: Yes
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No

Decoding Systems

Betacrypt: Yes
Conax: Yes
Crypto Works: Yes
Free-to-Air: No
Irdeto: Yes
Mediaguard / SECA: Yes
Nagravision: Yes
Skycrypt: Yes
Terrestrial:Not Applicable
Viaccess: Yes

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

Analogue Satellite Receiver: No
Reception Standard:Digital
Table / Portable:Table