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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 5
dreambox 518 good buy – DVB-S Standalone Digital Satellite Receiver with LAN Port/RS232/YPrPb/CVBS/SPDIF Reviews

posted by daithi55 on 04/20/2011 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
cheapest 518 that i could find including customs charges
has built in power supply no need for power supply dangling at back of it like 500s
on/off switch on back
has digital audio output
has 12v dc output to power a wifi bridge
blue light in front panel thats indicates that ethernet cable is plugged in
500s doesnt have this
Cons:
build quality is a little poor where ac cable plugs into box... it was lose on two boxes i bought
so be careful when plugging it in and out
thats the only fault i had with box
Other:
no scart connection ya have to use red whit yellow rca cable
theres no card reader in the box so ya cant read your card
theres no antenna out on box
none of theses things bother me though as i knew before i bought it
Bottomline:
if your just looking for a box to watch SD television
and dont need the card reading capability
or scart connection this is the perfect box
as its a lot tidier with the internal power supply
and the blue led on front to let you no ethernet is connected is a big bonus

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