Dm600 Pvr


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Feb 20, 2006
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Im intrested in getting one WHEN IT EVENTUALLY ARRIVES lol, but i was just reading the specs on the thing and ive noticed that it has an "anologue" modem built in. Please could someone tell me if this is only gona be for the sat version or are we gona have a talkback on the cable?, Im 99% sure its only for the sat version but if its included in the c version then its something i will have to think about as i dont want to really be performing surgery on a brand new dreambox.


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Mar 17, 2005
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I wouldn't worry about it too much mate.

A standard modem can't talk through a cable feed.

You won't be connecting it up to a telephone line anyway, even if you did there would be nothing programmed into the dreambox to tell it what to report back, nor do Virgin have a server for it to talk to.


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DM600 available at present
DM 600 PVR

Powerful receiver for digital TV and Radio programs.

available at present:
DM600 S for satellite receiving
DM600 T for terrestrial receiving
DM600 C for your cable connection

Main features are a 250 MHz PowerPC (350 Mips)
Linux OP, the Dreambox DM600 supports the Standard Linux API (DirectFB, Linux-FB, LIRC, ... )
2,5" harddisk support

10/100MBit compatible Ethernet Interface
DSL communication port

- 250 MHz PowerPC Processor (350 Mips)
- Linux Operating System
- 1 x Smartcard-Reader
- MPEG2 Hardware decoding
- Common available NIMs (DVB-S, DVB-C, DVB-T)
- V.24/RS232 Interface
- 10/100Mbit compatible Ethernet Interface
- 2 LED status
- 32 MByte Flash
- integrated IDE UDMA66 Interface
- Support for internal HDD 2,5" in any capacity
- 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

DreamBox DM600 technical data

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
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

Video decoder:
Video Compression MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 compatible
Video Standard PAL G/ 25 Hz
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

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

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)

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-Video

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

10/100 MBit compatible interface
Function: Update of Firmware, Connect to PC

UDMA66 IDE Interface:
Intern for connect 2,5" HDD

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

Power consumption:
< 15W / 12V

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

Extern power supply:
Input: 110-240V AC / 50-60Hz / 0,6A
Output: 12V = / 2,5A

Physical specification:
Ambient Temperature +15°C...+35°C
Humidity < 80%
Size (W x D x H): 195 mm x 130 mm x 40 mm
Weight: 0,6 kg

Price ????? About 259,-- Euro