Dream Box Set-top Box based on Linux

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Published: 21st January 2011
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DreamBox is a DVB receiving system which is grounded on Linux. It is created by German multimedia seller named Dream Multimedia. This dreambox have a facility like that you have on your PC. It has an operating system where you can surf Internet, go through your mails, watch and listen to music Albums, enjoy games and much more. It is a DTH Set top box which is based on Linux operating system. In 2007, there was an issue of non-Linux based set top box which meets the requirements and need of their customers. You would find DreamBox available in three basic models which are classified as Terrestrial, Cable and Satellite.

The company has issued many models of DreamBox. The models ending with S are Satellite models, - T for terrestrial models and C for cable models. There is a wide range of models including DreamBox 500, DM 7000, DM 5600, DM 5620, DM 500 HD, DM 500+, DM 7020, DM 7025, DM 7025+ and many more. The production of some of these models has already been discontinued in the market and some are yet more to release. Every model has its own life cycle, CPU type, RAM, Default operating System, etc.

DreamBox 500 is the smallest DTH set-top box released in the year 2005. It is one of the most popular and demanding models introduced by Dream Multimedia. It has a facility that works on open source software. For this reason, it is easy to compile data. The company has already discontinued the production of this model as there are many Chinese products available in the market. While buying make sure, you are getting real one. However, the company has stopped the production and vending in the market. If you are getting on the website or anywhere else, it can be imitation made by Chinese companies.

Another product is DreamBox 500S or DM 500-S which is a satellite based mode. It is a receiver with open-source software which is formulated by hundreds of programmers. You would find many skins in it which are customizable according to the user convenience. It supports 32 Mega Byte Ram and is one of the fastest satellite receivers. This DreamBox 500S can be connected to an Ethernet modem which is R232.

With the Dreambox you can do much more than just watch Free to Air TV! The Dreambox 500 and Dreambox Sky are Linux receivers that operate just like a computer.

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