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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Superb box!

    posted by Jollyen on 05/04/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    -Good build quality -Good remote, smaler and more egometric than a original DB remote. -Fast -Good power supply - the power supply or dm-box does not produce much heat - RS232 port work - ethernet port work
    Cons:
    cable for power supply does not fit euro connectors
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
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    500v8

    posted by daithi55 on 04/24/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    its a great box has scart and rga connections on rear has on/off switch on back of box older models didnt have it has a card reader very nice looking box and compact has optical out it also has an antenna out connection at back
    Cons:
    it comes with a 2 pins plug not much good in ireland but its easy to get the adapter for it on deal extreme
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 2
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Good DVB-S Receiver

    posted by Otta321 on 04/22/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    great image quality, even in composite video output. Good variety of Linux system available. Best receiver for CS
    Cons:
    If you plan to use for SS, do not buy it! To properly configure advanced knowledge is required.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Dm 500

    posted by BeerBringer on 03/01/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Does all that it should do, im now running Gemini 4.7 maxvar with no problems, mac adress is from an official range.(at least on mine)
    Cons:
    The remote is of bad quality, had to open it for a bit thinkering to get it to work, but its ok now. The power supply has some...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 3
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    Very good!

    posted by perozzobr on 07/07/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    This device is the best SD Receiver for DTH that I know. It was made for it. It is perfect for CS. The people can install and use a lot of linux images and get the best from this world.
    Cons:
    It is just SD receiver. It will be superb if it was HD :-)
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Great product

    posted by Dhansen on 06/01/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Small in size Overall build quality and finish is good All nescesary connections availeble. English language support.
    Cons:
    Chinese software Wrong powercord No High definition
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 2
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Awesome Product!

    posted by Emerzozn on 05/21/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    * Great Price! You probably won't find another receiver cheaper than this (with the same features). * Works great either for FTA and CS. * Works with other firmware images (I use Jade PLI with no problems whatsoever) * If you get to brick you box, recovery ...
    Cons:
    * Not the real Dreambox. It's a Dreambox clone, but with the same funcionalities. * Comes with Chinese language firmware by def...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Works Well

    posted by Marco9000 on 05/01/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Seems well made. Runs Open-Pli images without problems. In function it seems indistinguishable from a Dreambox DM500s. Good box for satellite hobbyists on a budget.
    Cons:
    The installed firmware is a little rough around the edges for an English speaker and requires tweaking for American use, but it...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
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    clone but a good one

    posted by HeXa_act on 03/28/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    * cheaper that what I would pay locally * updated to PLi® Jade3 with no problems what so ever * box and power brick only get warm, not hot at all
    Cons:
    * come with a Chinese language firmware that has English language support.... but is more like engrish. * bit of a learning cu...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 2
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great

    posted by Phinxy on 03/27/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    I like the metal finish, everything is working as it should. It has all the pros that an original dreambox has. It is SMALL, much smaller than original dreambox! Good overall quality.
    Cons:
    Network speed is slow so you can't stream uncompressed from box to computer. Power adapter cable didnt fit perfectly in the ada...
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