What is a DBox II ?
The DBox II preceded the old DBox I made by Nokia. It is a DBV Multimedia Terminal that is able to receive a digital DVB Stream.
The DBox was never manufactured for these modifications and some clever guys over in Germany one day decided to take a closer look at the Hardware and found a loophole to access the Flash of the DBox and after backing up the original Software and extracting some drivers(Ucode,Avia) out of this Software they where able to start the foundation of the Tuxbox Project.
- It is not able to decode HDTV if any of the providers ever change the whole transmission.
- It cannot receive DVB-T, only depending on the Tuner DVB-C (cable) or DVB-S (sat)
- The DBox2 was manufactured by 3 Company's (Nokia,Sagem and Philips)
The Philips DBox is sometimes a bit tempramental
- There are two different Tuner Version, one for Cable (VCR Style on the back) and for for satellite (F-Plug Style at the back).
- Cable Television is widely aviable all over Germany and Premiere (German Pay TV Provider) can be received via Cable or Sat.
- The DBox II with Neutrino or Enigma installed is more than just a TV Cable Box, it is a multimedia Box with multiple connections that enable you future use.
The Cable boxes aren't very popular as the amount of channels on German Cable is not worth having and with the Sat and maybe a Astra(19.2) and/or Eutelsat(13) Dish you can pick up around 2000 Channels and "view" quiete a lot of the channels .
Neutrinio and Enigma are both Linux Software Modifications that run on the DBox Hardware. They are also called GUI.
Some people prefer Enigma to Neutrino but at the end of the Day they are both closely based on the same sources and it just depends on your own choice. There are more Neutrino Images around.
The original Team that found this loophole never intended to use the DBox for any illegal usage and the Tuxbox Forum in Germany does not tolerate any kind of this usage.
Enabeling the Debug Mode and installing Neutrino/Enigma on your Dbox is not illegal !!