DreamBox DM500S General Specifications:The Dreambox 500S is the smallest Linux satellite TV receiver, with 1 x Smartcard-Reader. - 250 MHz IBM PowerPC Processor (350 Mips) - 2 LED status - Linux Operating System - Full automatic service scan - Supports directly bouquet-lists (indirect unlimited) - Supports multiple LNB-Switching control (supports DiSEqC) - 1 x Smartcard-Reader - Unlimited channel lists for TV/Radio - SPDI/F nterface for digital bit stream out (AC-3 / DTS) - MPEG2 Hardware decoding - Channel-change time < 1 second - Fully adaptable OSD in many languages (skin-support) - 100Mbit full duplex Ethernet Interface - Supports EPG (electronic program guide) - 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 TV-Scart: Output: FBAS,RGB,S-VHS over OSD selectable DBS-Tuner: 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 Ethernet: 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 1.0/1.2 SAT POSITION / SAT OPTION 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: Input: 110-240V AC / 50-60Hz / 0,6A Output: 12V = / 1A Others: Ambient Temperature +15°C...+35°C Humidity < 80% Why we chose Dreambox 500s? The DreamBox 500S 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. If you're looking for a VERY powerful unit, and something to have fun on, this is the unit for you. This unit has a great EPG and supports Personal Video Recording. You can attach this unit to your Windows based network at home and record your favourite tv programs right onto your hard drive. This unit does not support the Internal Hard Drive, only the 7000S supports that. DreamBox 500Si is the first Linux based DVB Receiver to enter the mass market. The DM 500S receiver runs on open-source software developed by hundreds of developers around the world and is free to use. This is the ultimate sat machine. If you're looking for a very powerful unit, and something to have fun on, then the Dream box 500S is for you. The Dreambox 500S is by far the best FTA receiver in the market. Affordable in comparison to the DM7000 but with all the fixings. This FTA box is in a class of it's own. Imagine full EPG functionality for all networks, No other FTA receiver can offer you that! You can connect up to 4 different LNBs to a 4-way switch and one output to the receiver. The Dreambox 500 will understand each individual LNB signal, and download all the channels for that satellite. For instance, if one LNB were pointing as Dish Network, you would set up LNB 1 to download all 300 DishNet stations (PPV, sports, everything). This would populate channels 1 - 300 on the system. If LNB 2 were pointing at another satellite company, you would then be able to set up LNB 2 to download channels 301 - 600. This can continue for up to 4 different satellite signals. Potentially, with enough dishes, you could flip from channels 1 - 1200, without missing any stations!!